Senator Mitch McConnell's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (KY) - Sr, Republican Majority Leader
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2/15/18 Senate Confirms General Norman Arflack of Kentucky to be U.S. Marshal 1/24/18 Tweet - "Yesterday, the #Senate confirmed 3 of @POTUS' highly-qualified nominees for important posts. Chairman of the @federalreserve, Jay Powell. Secretary of @HHSGov, Alex Azar. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback." 1/24/18 Tweet - "The #Senate took another important step in confirming @POTUS' qualified nominees. In strong bipartisan fashion, we confirmed Jay Powell to serve as Chairman of the @federalreserve by a vote of 84-13." 1/23/18 Tweet - "Now that the shutdown has ended, the #Senate must get back to its job of confirming nominees. We have 3 ready to go: Alex Azar for Secretary of @HHSGov Sam Brownback for Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Jerome Powell for Chairman of the @federalreserve" 1/22/18 Tweet - "As I've said repeatedly over the past week, shutting down the government is an irresponsible way to do business. All of our important business for the American people had to be put on hold while this manufactured crisis was dealt with." 1/22/18 Tweet - "It's now evident that this filibuster is doing nothing to generate bipartisan progress on issues that Americans care about. Every day we spend arguing about keeping the lights on is another day we cannot spend negotiating DACA, defense, or any of our other shared priorities." 1/22/18 Tweet - "During the shutdown, the #Senate made no substantive progress -- not an inch -- on the serious, bipartisan negotiations that it will take us to resolve issues such as immigration and border security, health care, disaster relief, defense spending, & many other matters." 1/22/18 Tweet - "Today at noon, every Senator can vote to end this government shutdown. We will vote to end this filibuster and advance instead a bipartisan bill that would put this whole mess behind us." 1/21/18 Tweet - "In the #Senate, the minority has the power to filibuster. And on Friday, the Democratic Leader made the extraordinary and destructive choice to filibuster the bipartisan bill and guarantee the American people a #SchumerShutdown." 12/21/17 Tweet - "This week in the #Senate: ✔passed once-in-a-generation #TaxReform ✔strengthened our #energy and national security ✔repealed Obamacare's individual mandate tax" 12/18/17 Tweet - "Last week, the #Senate finished another historic week by confirming 3 more of @POTUS' impressive judicial nominees to the Circuit Courts, for a total of 12 this year. CONFIRMED: ✔Thapar ✔Bush ✔Newsom ✔Erickson ✔Barrett ✔Larsen ✔Eid ✔Bibas ✔Katsas ✔Grasz ✔Willett ✔Ho" 12/14/17 Tweet - "HISTORY The #Senate has confirmed an historic 12 Circuit Court Judges this year. That's the most in a President's 1st year in office since the creation of circuit courts in 1891." 12/14/17 Tweet - "When the #Senate confirms Mr. Ho, we'll be adding another fair & impartial judge to the federal bench. @POTUS has nominated individuals with strong fidelity to the law and the Constitution." 12/13/17 Tweet - "Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett will be the 11th @POTUS nominee to the circuit courts confirmed by the #Senate this year." 12/05/17 Tweet - "The #Senate has confirmed the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen to be the Secretary of @DHSgov. Our nation faces myriad threats, and I look forward to working with Ms. Nielsen to address each of them." 12/05/17 Tweet - "The #Senate will take a serious step today to strengthen our nation's security by confirming Kirstjen Nielsen to lead @DHSgov. With her understanding of the challenges facing our nation and her experience in prevention and preparedness, she will excel as the next Secretary." 11/28/17 Hearing of the Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Mitch McConnell, Hearing on Nomination of Kenny Allen to Serve on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Valley Authority 11/28/17 Joint Statement from Speaker Ryan and Leader McConnell 11/28/17 Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Congressional Leadership 11/16/17 McConnell Statement on Senator Menendez 11/15/17 McConnell on Meeting with President's Nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services 11/15/17 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Mitch McConnell, Hearing on Nominations to Serve as Federal District Court Judges in Kentucky 11/15/17 Tweet - The #Senate is still working hard to confirm more of @POTUS' excellent nominees. Today, we will confirm David Zatezalo as the Assistant Secretary of @MSHA_DOL and Mark Esper to be Secretary of the @USArmy. 11/14/17 Tweet - Today, the #Senate will advance the nomination of David Zatezalo to serve as the Assistant Secretary of Labor for @MSHA_DOL. A position of importance in my home state of #Kentucky where mining supports thousands of good jobs. I strongly support his nomination. 11/13/17 Leader McConnell Statement on Alex Azar 11/09/17 Senate Confirms Robert Duncan, Jr. of Kentucky to be U.S. Attorney 11/06/17 Tweet - Confirming @POTUS' nominees is an important part of the #Senate's business, & I urge my colleagues to work together so we can get this done. 11/06/17 Tweet - Exactly one week ago, I said the #Senate would confirm 4 excellent judicial nominees by the end of the week. That's exactly what happened. 11/01/17 Tweet - .@POTUS has signed another CRA to overturn a reg that threatened to drive up costs for Americans with credit cards. 10/24/17 McConnell Statement Following Conference Lunch With President 10/24/17 Nominations of Scott Palk and Trevor McFadden 10/13/17 Leader McConnell on Senator Susan Collins 10/11/17 McConnell Statement on Kirstjen Nielsen 10/04/17 Nominations 9/25/17 Nomination of William Emanuel 9/14/17 Senate Confirms Russell Coleman of Kentucky to be U.S. Attorney 8/03/17 Senate Confirms Kelly Knight Craft of Kentucky to be Ambassador to Canada 7/20/17 Hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Opening Statement of Sen. Mitch McConnell - Hearing on the Nomination of Kelly Knight Craft to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the US. to Canada 7/17/17 McConnell Statement on Upcoming Vote to Repeal Obamacare 7/11/17 McConnell Statement on August Recess, Democrats' Obstruction 7/11/17 Majority Leader McConnell Accepts Senator Lankford's Request to Delay August Recess 6/06/17 Keeping Our Commitment To Our Nation's Veterans 5/04/17 McConnell Statement on House Passage of the American Health Care Act 2/28/17 McConnell Comments on President's Address to a Joint Session of Congress 2/02/17 McConnell Measure to Overturn Obama's Anti-Coal Rule Passes Congress; Now Goes to President for Signature 2/02/17 Grassley Resolution Would Reverse Obama-Era Regulation Limiting Second Amendment Rights of Social Security Beneficiaries 1/31/17 Majority Leader McConnell Statement on Secretary Elaine L. Chao Confirmation 1/31/17 Judge Neil Gorsuch 1/30/17 Majority Leader McConnell Leads Congressional Efforts to Overturn Obama's Anti-Coal Rule 1/12/17 Senate Takes Important Step Toward Obamacare Repeal

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