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 1/30/18 Tweet - ".@realDonaldTrump had more new Circuit Court judges confirmed in his 1st year than any president, a testimony to the quality of the nominees he sends to the #Senate. In fact, we'll vote to confirm another excellent judge later today. #SOTU" 1/30/18 Tweet - ".@POTUS and Republicans in Congress understand that when you make America a more attractive place to invest and create #jobs, you are helping American families and communities. That's why we seized on the opportunity to provide #TaxReform with the #TaxCutsandJobsAct. #SOTU" 1/30/18 Tweet - ".@realDonaldTrump had more new Circuit Court judges confirmed in his 1st year than any president, a testimony to the quality of the nominees he sends to the #Senate. In fact, we'll vote to confirm another excellent judge later today. #SOTU" 1/29/18 Tweet - "The #Senate will consider another well-qualified judicial nominee, David Stras of Minnesota, to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, adding to @POTUS' historic push for judges committed to the rule of law." 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 McConnell Statement on John Nalbandian 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 - "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." 1/22/18 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." 1/21/18 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." 1/18/18 Tweet - "It's only been 1 year since @realDonaldTrump became @POTUS but together we have already delivered on: ✔rolling back runaway regulations ✔standing up for veterans ✔funding our troops ✔strengthening national security ✔passing once-in-a-generation #TaxReform" 1/18/18 Tweet - "The choice to fund the government by Friday is simple. 1) pass a noncontroversial, bipartisan bill to keep the government open OR 2) Democrats manufacture a crisis & force a government shutdown over an unrelated issue that we have until at least March to resolve" 1/08/18 National Review - A Historic Year for the Federal Judiciary 1/04/18 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." 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" 12/18/17 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 - "Jim Ho, who will be the 12th @POTUS Circuit Court nominee considered by the #Senate in 2017, "has a fidelity to the rule of law that we should all want in a federal judge'" 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." 12/14/17 Tweet - "Under Chairman @ChuckGrassley's leadership, the @senjudiciary Committee has done outstanding work to move @POTUS' judicial nominees to the #Senate floor. I urge all of my colleagues to join me in voting to confirm Mr. Ho." 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." 12/14/17 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." 12/13/17 Tweet - "Once the #Senate confirms Justice Willett this afternoon, we will advance the nomination of James Ho to be a judge on the Fifth Circuit Court. He will be @POTUS' 12th nomination confirmed to the Circuit Court." 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." 12/13/17 Tweet - "Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett will be the 11th @POTUS nominee to the circuit courts confirmed by the #Senate this year." 12/12/17 Tweet - "Today, the #Senate will confirm Steven Grasz to be a judge on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, our 10th circuit court confirmation this year." 12/11/17 Tweet - "This week, the #Senate will consider 3 more of @POTUS' outstanding individuals nominated to serve on our nation's federal circuit courts, in addition to the 9 we have already confirmed this year." 12/11/17 Tweet - "I would like to once again commend Chairman @ChuckGrassley for his leadership of the @senjudiciary Committee. His excellent work has allowed us to bring @POTUS' circuit court nominees to the #Senate floor." 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." 11/30/17 Tweet - Thanks to the leadership of @senjudiciary Chairman @ChuckGrassley, the #Senate has confirmed 3X the amount of Circuit Judges for @POTUS in his first year than President Obama. 11/28/17 Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Congressional Leadership 11/28/17 Tweet - The #Senate has confirmed another of @POTUS' "Extraordinary Circuit Court Judge[s]"= 3X Circuit Court Judges President Obama appointed in his 1st year 11/28/17 Joint Statement from Speaker Ryan and Leader McConnell 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 11/27/17 Tweet - Today, the #Senate will consider 2 more @POTUS noms to the federal judiciary. 1st, we'll vote to confirm Dabney Friedrich to serve as a district court judge for DC. Then, advance the nomination of Gregory Katsas to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. 11/16/17 McConnell Statement on Senator Menendez 11/16/17 McConnell Statement on Senator Menendez 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. 11/15/17 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 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. 11/15/17 Tweet - Alex Azar & I had a productive meeting and discussed his outlook and vision for @HHSGov. I also asked him to make combating the #OpioidEpidemic, a crisis that has devastated families across #Kentucky and the nation, a top priority. 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.

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