Senator Mitch McConnell's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (KY) - Sr, Republican Majority Leader
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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." 1/23/18 McConnell Statement on John Nalbandian 1/08/18 National Review - A Historic Year for the Federal Judiciary 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." 12/14/17 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 - "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'" 12/13/17 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 - "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." 12/12/17 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 - "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." 12/11/17 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." 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 Tweet - The #Senate has confirmed another of @POTUS' "Extraordinary Circuit Court Judge[s]"= 3X Circuit Court Judges President Obama appointed in his 1st year 11/27/17 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. 11/15/17 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Mitch McConnell, Hearing on Nominations to Serve as Federal District Court Judges in Kentucky 11/09/17 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 - Last week, the #Senate was able to confirm 4 of @POTUS' judicial noms for lifetime positions on circuit courts 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. 11/02/17 Tweet - Together w @POTUS & @ChuckGrassley, we'll continue to put judges on the courts who will uphold the law as it's written, not as they wish it. 11/02/17 Tweet - When confirmed today, Justice Allison Eid will be the 1st female Coloradan to serve on the Tenth Circuit. 11/02/17 Tweet - The #Senate has confirmed 2 smart, strong, and talented women to serve on our nation's circuit courts this week, & today we'll confirm a 3rd 10/16/17 Remarks by President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Joint Press Conference 9/14/17 Senate Confirms Russell Coleman of Kentucky to be U.S. Attorney 9/07/17 McConnell Statement on Nomination of Rebecca Grady Jennings of Kentucky to Serve on U.S. District Court 7/14/17 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. McConnell, Hearing on the Nomination of John Bush 5/18/17 McConnell: Senate Judiciary Committee Supports Judge Thapar's Nomination; Now Goes to Full Senate 4/24/17 Senator McConnell Comments on Confirmation of Governor Sonny Perdue to be USDA Secretary 3/20/17 McConnell Statement on Judge Thapar 1/31/17 Judge Neil Gorsuch 9/27/16 Hearing on the President's Power Plan 9/07/16 Water Resources Development Act of 2016 - - Motion to Proceed - - Continued 6/23/16 McConnell Statement on SCOTUS Immigration Ruling 5/18/16 Filling the Supreme Court Vacancy 4/26/16 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 4/07/16 Filling the Supreme Court Vacancy 4/04/16 Senators File Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Case Challenging Obama Administration's Immigration Executive Actions 3/21/16 Letter to the National Governors Association - Concerns Surrounding the Clean Power Plan (CPP) 3/16/16 Authorizing Testimony, Documentary Production, and Representation 3/16/16 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015 2/25/16 McConnell, Grassley Statement on Meeting with President Next Week 2/23/16 Filling the Supreme Court Vacancy 2/23/16 34 Senators, 171 Representatives File Amicus Brief, Urge Circuit Court to Block EPA Attempt to Transform the Nation's Electricity Sector 2/13/16 Justice Antonin Scalia 2/10/16 Clean Power Plan Regulations 2/09/16 McConnell Applauds SCOTUS Halt of President Obama's Anti-Coal Regs 6/29/15 McConnell Welcomes the Supreme Court's EPA Ruling

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