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Mitch McConnell's Public Statements on Issue: Defense

Office: U.S. Senate (KY) - Sr, Republican Majority Leader
Date Title
April 17, 2018 Fox News "Your World" - Transcript: McConnell talks tax cuts, Muller probe and budget clawbacks
April 13, 2018 McConnell Statement on Military Action Against the Assad Regime
March 20, 2018 Tweet - "I will oppose the #Yemen resolution on both policy and procedural grounds. Our support to our allies in Yemen does not involve placing US forces in active warfare or hostilities."
March 20, 2018 Tweet - "After years of disproportionate cuts to our armed services, Congress has begun to provide adequate resources and put an end to the harmful decline in combat readiness. For our men and women in uniform, including those in #Kentucky, this means a well-deserved pay raise."
March 20, 2018 Omnibus Appropriations
Feb. 8, 2018 Tweet - "Short-term funding bills have handicapped our military's ability to engage in long-term planning and investment. This budget agreement will give our men and women in uniform the resources they need."
Feb. 6, 2018 Tweet - "Senators on both sides of the aisle say they agree that our warfighters deserve sufficient, stable funding to fulfill the missions and tasks their country assigns them. Today, each of us will have the chance to back up that sentiment with our vote."
Feb. 5, 2018 Tweet - "There's no reason why our warfighters need to continue to face uncertainty until spending issues are resolved. @DeptofDefense Secretary Mattis has repeatedly pointed out that short-term continuing resolutions harm the readiness of our forces."
Jan. 25, 2018 Senate Confirms Kentucky Native as Head of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "Workers In #Ohio, #Florida, #Virginia, #Washington, #Colorado, & #Missouri worry "If the base shuts down, that affects everybody in this area,' "will have an incredible impact'"
Jan. 9, 2018 Tweet - "The need to provide our military with adequate, predictable funding to meet multiple security threats is clear"
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. 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 - "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 - "We must set aside the misguided notion that defense spending needs to be matched $-for-$ by new non-defense spending."
Jan. 3, 2018 Tweet - "There is no reason why funding for our national security and our service members should be limited by an arbitrary political formula that bears no relationship to actual need."
Dec. 14, 2017 Funding Critical To Rebuilding Our Nation's Military
Dec. 13, 2017 Defense Funding Must Be A Priority
Dec. 12, 2017 Tweet - "Today @POTUS signed #NDAA into law to give our servicemen and women the resources they need to keep our country safe. Big thanks to @SenJohnMcCain for his leadership in getting this bill done."
Nov. 16, 2017 Tweet - The #Senate has passed the #NDAA, and it's on its way for @POTUS' signature. Thank you @SenJohnMcCain for your hard work in making sure that our men and women in uniform receive what's necessary for their missions, including a pay raise.
Sept. 18, 2017 Senate To Pass National Defense Authorization Act
Sept. 18, 2017 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018
Sept. 14, 2017 National Defense Authorization Bill
Sept. 13, 2017 National Defense Authorization Bill
Sept. 12, 2017 National Defense Authorization Bill
Sept. 11, 2017 National Defense Authorization Bill
Aug. 21, 2017 McConnell Statement on President Trump's Address to the Nation
May 25, 2017 Memorial Day 2017
Dec. 9, 2016 Legislation Before the Senate
Dec. 7, 2016 Majority Leader McConnell's Statement on General James Mattis
Sept. 6, 2016 Issues Before the Senate
July 14, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
July 13, 2016 Legislation Before the Senate
July 7, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
June 22, 2016 Fighting Terrorism
June 20, 2016 Fighting Terrorism
June 16, 2016 Fighting Terrorism
June 15, 2016 Isil
June 9, 2016 National Defense Authorization Bill
June 8, 2016 National Defense Authorization Bill
June 7, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
June 6, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
May 25, 2016 National Defense Authorization Bill
March 22, 2016 The Attacks in Brussels
Feb. 11, 2016 War on Terror
Dec. 17, 2015 Omnibus and Tax Relief Legislation
Nov. 19, 2015 Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility
Nov. 4, 2015 Supporting Our Troops
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