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Mitch McConnell's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (KY) - Sr, Republican Majority Leader
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Jan. 21, 2018 Tweet - "To most Americans, taking care of our military and #veterans, providing #healthcare for needy children, and funding the @CDCgov sound like fundamental responsibilities. To the Democratic Leader, apparently, they sound like hostages ripe for the taking. #SchumerShutdown"
Jan. 20, 2018 Tweet - "Here's the difference between the Democratic Leader and the rest of the #Senate tonight: ⬇️ He wants to keep the government shut down for hundreds of millions of Americans until we finish negotiating on illegal immigration."
Jan. 20, 2018 Tweet - ""#Senate Democrats Blocked Passage Of A Stopgap Spending Bill" #SchumerShutdown ⬇️"
Jan. 20, 2018 Tweet - "We put forward a noncontroversial bill with bipartisan support that contains nothing #Senate Democrats even claim to object to. It continued funding the federal government and secured the future of #CHIP for the nearly 9,000,000 children that rely on it. #SchumerShutdown"
Jan. 20, 2018 Tweet - " .@realDonaldTrump, the House, a bipartisan majority of the #Senate, and the American people cannot begin to understand why the Democratic Leader thinks the entire government should be shut down until he gets his way on illegal immigration. #SchumerShutdown"
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "The facts before us are simple. Right now, the Democratic leader has no compromise immigration bill on the table. No bill exists. Why do Americans need to suffer from a government shutdown when he doesn't even have an immigration bill?"
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "I've said it before, and I'll say it again. There is absolutely nothing in this bill that #Senate Democrats oppose, yet they are shutting down the government."
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "The vote to fund the government and the 9,000,000 kids depending on #CHIP should be easy, except the Democratic Leader has convinced #Senate Ds to filibuster any funding bill that doesn't include legislation they are demanding for people who came to the United States illegally."
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "A partial list of what #Senate Democrats will be jeopardizing by shutting down the government over #DACA: ➡ #Veterans' services ➡ opioid treatment centers ➡ death benefits for the families of fallen soldiers ➡ health insurance for nearly 9,000,000 vulnerable children"
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "#Senate Democrats now say that illegal immigration should take priority over keeping the government open at all. Nothing for opioid treatment centers, #Veterans, or the families of fallen soldiers. Nothing for the nearly 9,000,000 American children on #CHIP."
Jan. 17, 2018 Tweet - "The funding bill that we'll take up in the #Senate will reauthorize #CHIP (which covers nearly 9 million children in low-income families) for 6 years. That's 1 year longer than the bipartisan bill that unanimously passed Senate Finance Committee on a bipartisan basis last year.The funding bill that we'll take up in the #Senate will reauthorize #CHIP (which covers nearly 9 million children in low-income families) for 6 years. That's 1 year longer than the bipartisan bill that unanimously passed Senate Finance Committee on a bipartisan basis last year."
Jan. 16, 2018 Tweet - "With no imminent deadline on #immigration, and with bipartisan talks well underway, there is no reason why Congress should hold government funding hostage over the issue of illegal immigration."
Jan. 11, 2018 Tweet - "Well over 100 companies have announced intentions to deliver special bonuses, pay increases, or other benefits to employees as a result of the #TaxCutsandJobsAct. It is a shame that none of our Democratic colleagues -- in the House or the Senate -- voted for #TaxReform."
Jan. 10, 2018 Tweet - "We are less than a month past @POTUS signing into law historic #TaxReform, and those in #Kentucky are already feeling the positive effects, and will soon see lower utility costs."
Jan. 9, 2018 Tweet - "When Washington gets out of the way, cuts back regulations, and modernizes the tax code with the #TaxCutsandJobsAct, American workers reap the benefits."
Jan. 9, 2018 Tweet - "The need to provide our military with adequate, predictable funding to meet multiple security threats is clear"
Jan. 9, 2018 Tweet - "Across the country and a variety of different industries, workers, including many in #Kentucky, are receiving significant bonuses, permanent pay raises, more generous retirement contributions, and other benefits thanks to the #TaxCutsandJobsAct."
Jan. 9, 2018 Tweet - "Thanks to @POTUS signing the #TaxCutsandJobsAct, over 1,000,000 Americans are already seeing the benefits, and there's more to come..."
Jan. 8, 2018 Tweet - "Since fiscal year 2013, discretionary defense spending has been cut by $85 billion more than discretionary non-defense spending. This might sound like an abstract distinction. But it has very real, tangible consequences for our national security."Since fiscal year 2013, discretionary defense spending has been cut by $85 billion more than discretionary non-defense spending. This might sound like an abstract distinction. But it has very real, tangible consequences for our national security."
Jan. 8, 2018 Tweet - "Lower tax rates will mean less money withheld for the IRS and more take-home pay for hardworking Americans."
Jan. 8, 2018 Tweet - "Thanks to the #TaxCutAndJobsAct, businesses throughout America are taking advantage of more competitive tax rates and passing the savings along to their workers."
Jan. 8, 2018 Tweet - "According to the Farm Bureau Federation, 93% of U.S. farms file taxes through the individual code. Thanks to the #TaxCutAndJobsAct, it will be easier for farm families in #Kentucky and around the country to invest in new capital equipment and recover their costs."
Jan. 6, 2018 Remarks by President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Paul Ryan After Congressional Republican Leadership Retreat
Jan. 4, 2018 Tweet - "Nothing about defense spending needs to be partisan. During the Obama Administration, Defense Secretaries Panetta, Hagel, and Carter all similarly warned that sequestration cuts would handicap our men and women in uniform."
Jan. 4, 2018 Tweet - "We must set aside the misguided notion that defense spending needs to be matched $-for-$ by new non-defense spending."
Jan. 4, 2018 Tweet - "For many Americans, life is nowhere near back to normal. It's time to complete our work on the supplemental disaster relief legislation to help those hurt by the crippling hurricanes and wildfires."
Jan. 4, 2018 Tweet - "I'm optimistic that we can begin 2018 with a bipartisan, 2 year funding agreement that meets several critically-important objectives. To begin with, any agreement must provide our armed forces with the resources they need to fulfill their missions."
Jan. 4, 2018 Tweet - "Our men and women in uniform are doing their job. Our job is to give them the resources they require."
Jan. 4, 2018 Tweet - "I know that colleagues on both sides of the aisle are eager to find a long-term solution for the Children's Health Insurance Program. Five years, full reauthorization. Let's get this done for working families."
Dec. 21, 2017 McConnell Committed to Protecting Scholarships for Berea College Students
Dec. 21, 2017 Tweet - "This week in the #Senate: ✔passed once-in-a-generation #TaxReform ✔strengthened our #energy and national security ✔repealed Obamacare's individual mandate tax"
Dec. 21, 2017 Fox News - Sen. Mitch McConnell: Tax bill tells middle class Americans 'we heard you'
Dec. 20, 2017 Tweet - "Not only did the #Senate pass once-in-a-generation #TaxReform last night, we voted to repeal #Obamacare's individual mandate tax, so that low and middle income families are not forced to purchase something they either don't want or can't afford."
Dec. 20, 2017 Tweet - "After years of work, dozens of hearings, and an open process, we passed an historic overhaul of our nation's tax code. It will deliver #TaxReform to families and small businesses across the nation."
Dec. 20, 2017 Remarks by President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Members of Congress at Bill Passage Event
Dec. 19, 2017 Tweet - "The #TaxCutsandJobsAct: ✔️doubles standard deduction AND child tax credit ✔️lowers corporate tax rate ✔️erases the individual mandate ✔️strengthens national security by investing in our own #energy ✔️puts our country on a trajectory towards better-paying #jobs."
Dec. 19, 2017 Tweet - "Now that the House has passed the #TaxCutsandJobsAct, the #Senate will have up to 10 hours of debate before passing this once-in-a-generation #TaxReform bill for the American people."
Dec. 18, 2017 Tweet - "The #TaxCutsandJobsAct not only modernizes our burdensome tax code, it also strengthens our national security by using more of our own #energy in Alaska and repeals the harmful individual mandate that forces Americans to buy #Healthcare plans they can't afford."
Dec. 15, 2017 McConnell on Tax Reform Conference Report: Critical for the Future of Our Country
Dec. 14, 2017 Congress Moving Closer To Delivering Much-Needed Tax Relief
Dec. 13, 2017 Tweet - "The bottom line on #TaxReform: We want to take more money out of Washington's pocket and put more money into the pockets of the middle class. I'm confident the conference committee will finalize a bill that does just that."
Dec. 13, 2017 Tweet - "Not only will #TaxReform bring relief to middle class Americans, it will also repeal Obamacare's individual mandate tax and provide for our nation's #energy future by further developing Alaska's oil and gas potential."
Dec. 13, 2017 Tax Reform Progress Continues
Dec. 13, 2017 Tweet - "Passing pro-growth #TaxReform is the single most important action we can take right now to grow our #economy and help the middle class get ahead. @POTUS & this Republican-led Congress are working to deliver relief to the American people."
Dec. 6, 2017 McConnell Announces Senate's Republican Members of the Tax Reform Conference Committee
Dec. 6, 2017 Tweet - "With the cooperation of our Democrat colleagues, Congress will pass a short-term CR before the end of this week."
Dec. 6, 2017 Tweet - "A vote for this short-term CR will help maintain our military & continue the important work of federal agencies. And it will provide states with the certainty to continue to CHIP until a bipartisan reauthorization agreement is finalized."
Dec. 5, 2017 Tweet - "The CR is a clean bill with no controversial policy-riders. It also includes a provision to assure states of the future of CHIP while a bipartisan reauthorization agreement is completed."
Dec. 5, 2017 Tweet - "By approving a short-term CR, we can continue the crucial functions of the federal government while we work with our colleagues in the House and @POTUS to finalize a long-term plan."
Dec. 5, 2017 Tweet - "Last night, our colleagues in the House voted to send #TaxReform legislation to a conference committee, adding progress in our years-long effort to deliver real relief to the American people. I look forward to the #Senate voting to join the conference this week."
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