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Mitch McConnell's Public Statements on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Office: U.S. Senate (KY) - Sr, Republican Majority Leader
Date Title
March 20, 2018 Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Bill
March 19, 2018 Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of Motion to Proceed
Feb. 15, 2018 Tweet - "Democrats like to speak about the importance of paid leave. But not a single one of them voted in favor of #TaxReform. Every single Democrat in the House and #Senate voted against the bill that included @SenatorFischer's paid family leave incentives."
Jan. 24, 2018 Tweet - "Parents of the nearly 9,000,000 American children who rely on #CHIP can breathe easier thanks to the longest extension in its history."
Jan. 23, 2018 Tweet - "The 6 year extension of Children's Health Insurance Program is the longest ever. #CHIP helps nearly 9,000,000 children across our country. A special thanks to @senorrinhatch for his work in both creating the program, and helping secure this funding."
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - ""Stop playing political football with the health care of our children." Will #Senate Democrats do just that with the 150,000 kids depending on #CHIP in #Alabama?"
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "These #Senate Democrats represent tens of thousands of children who depend on #CHIP. Why they would threaten to turn their backs on children -- and shut down the government, while they're at it -- over the unrelated issue of illegal immigration?"
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "Just so #Senate Democrats know, #DACA does not begin to face a deadline until March, at the earliest. The deadline to fund the government and the Children's Health Insurance Program is TOMORROW."
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "Keeping the government running in addition to a 6 year Children's Health Insurance Program extension, which gives security to the families of nearly 9 million American children who depend on the program for coverage, is commonsense. Every member of should support it. #CHIP"
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "Last year, the Senate Finance Committee unanimously agreed on a proposal to extend #CHIP by 5 years. The continuing resolution extends it for 6, with no changes. This should not be a difficult vote."
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "America's children need our support. Not a government shut down by #Senate Democrats."
Jan. 17, 2018 Tweet - "Preventing a government shutdown and funding children's health insurance for 6 years should be a no-brainer. #CHIP"
Dec. 18, 2017 Tweet - "Congress must renew funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program so the parents of the nine million children who are covered by CHIP can know their children's health care is secure."
Dec. 6, 2017 Letter to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn - Senators Blunt, Klobuchar, Young Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter to Ethiopian Prime Minister on Adoptions
May 26, 2017 Letter to Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia - Lift Adoption Ban that Has Left 200 American Families in Heartbreaking Situation
March 2, 2017 10 Senators Introduce Resolution to Rescind Obama Administration Education Regulation
Sept. 27, 2016 Continuing Resolution
May 23, 2016 Legislation Combating Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking and Helping its Victims
Feb. 24, 2016 McConnell Meets with Kentucky Family Adopting Children from the Democratic Republic of Congo
Feb. 23, 2016 Grassley, McConnell Bill Would Help Foster Children Affected by Opioids, Methamphetamine, Other Substance Abuse
Dec. 1, 2015 McConnell Bill Addressing Prenatal Addiction and Infant Opioid Withdrawal Signed Into Law
Nov. 16, 2015 McConnell/Casey Bill Addressing Prenatal Addiction and Infant Opioid Withdrawal Passes House; Now Goes to President for Signature
Oct. 22, 2015 Protecting Our Infants Act
Oct. 7, 2015 Adoptive Family Releif Act
Sept. 30, 2015 Senators McConnell and Casey's Protecting Our Infants Act Advances
Aug. 6, 2015 McConnell Cosponsors Bill to Help Reduce Child Hunger
July 16, 2015 Tribute to Pikeville Independent Schools
July 14, 2015 Adoptive Family Relief Act
July 9, 2015 McConnell Lauds Sen. Toomey for His Efforts to Protect Our Children
June 26, 2015 McConnell on the Supreme Court's Marriage Ruling
May 13, 2015 McConnell Co-Sponsors Adoptive Family Relief Act
March 30, 2015 Klobuchar, McConnell Amendment Urging Democratic Republic of Congo to Unite Adoptive Families Passes Senate
March 27, 2015 McConnell Amendment to Help Adoptive Families Passes Senate
March 19, 2015 Senators McConnell and Casey Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Maternal Addiction and Infant Opioid Withdrawal
March 19, 2015 Rep Clark, Sen McConnell, Sen Casey, Rep Stivers Introduce Bill to Help Newborns Suffering from Opiate Dependency
Feb. 11, 2015 McConnell Lauds Passage of the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act
Oct. 28, 2014 Letter to Leon Kengo Wa Dondo, President of the Senate of the DRC, and Aubin Minaku, Speaker of the National Assembly of the DRC - Urging Action on Adoption Reform
Oct. 28, 2014 Letter to Leon Kengo Wa Dondo, President of the Senate of the DRC, and Aubin Minaku, Speaker of the National Assembly of the DRC - Urging Action on Adoption Reform
Sept. 3, 2014 Senator McConnell Named "Federal Legislator of the Year" by the Kentucky Narcotics Officers' Association
Aug. 20, 2014 Politico - Mitch McConnell More Polished at Kentucky Forum
Aug. 18, 2014 Protecting Our Infants Act
Aug. 2, 2014 Team Mitch at Fancy Farm: "Sound Familiar"
Aug. 1, 2014 McConnell-Cosponsored Resolution to Help Kentucky Families Adopting from the Democratic Republic of the Congo Passes U.S. Senate
July 31, 2014 Making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2014 -- Motion to Proceed
July 31, 2014 Sen. McConnell Introduces Amendment to Halt The Flow of Unaccompanied Alien Minors into the Commonwealth
July 23, 2014 Securing Our Borders
July 16, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Adoption Crisis in the DRC
July 15, 2014 Senator Mitch McConnell Introduces Resolution to Help Kentucky Families Adopting from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
June 18, 2014 McConnell Introduces Legislation to Assist Working Parents
April 3, 2014 McConnell-Supported Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act is Now Law
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