Senator Mitch McConnell's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (KY) - Sr, Republican Majority Leader
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2/15/18 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." 2/15/18 Tweet - "Schools should be places where children can learn, and faculty and staff can work, without fear of violence. My colleagues from Florida will carry home the prayers of the whole Senate, for victims and their families, for the community of Parkland, and for the first responders." 2/15/18 Tweet - "Remember: #Senate Democrats wanted this #Immigration debate. They shut down the federal government for 300 million Americans, unnecessarily, to guarantee we could have this debate this week." 2/15/18 Senate Confirms General Norman Arflack of Kentucky to be U.S. Marshal 2/15/18 Broader Options for Americans Act 2/15/18 Immigration 2/14/18 Infrastructure 2/14/18 Immigration 2/14/18 Tweet - ".@POTUS' #DACA framework is a compassionate resolution for the illegal immigrants who were brought to this country as children. It offers a generous solution for those 1.8 million that goes well beyond what many anticipated he would offer." 2/14/18 Tax Reform 2/14/18 Tweet - "Keeping Americans safe does not need to be a partisan issue & addressing important safety issues along w #DACA, border security, and other parts of our broken immigration system is our best chance to produce legislation that can pass the House, #Senate, and earn @POTUS' signature" 2/13/18 Tweet - "If other #immigration proposals are to be considered, Senators will have to introduce their own amendments, rather than just talk about them. I made a commitment to hold this debate this week. I've lived up to my commitment. I hope this opportunity does not go to waste." 2/13/18 Tweet - "Yesterday, several of my colleagues announced an #immigration compromise that I believe is our best chance to make law. It gives a compassionate solution for 1.8 million illegal immigrants who were brought to the US as children. And it delivers on @POTUS' stated conditions." 2/12/18 Tweet - "I hope the #Senate can seize this opportunity and deliver real progress towards securing our border, reforming aspects of our immigration policy, and achieving a resolution for individuals who were brought to our country illegally when they were young." 2/12/18 Tweet - "The Secure and Succeed Act is our best chance of producing a solution that can actually resolve the immigration issue. We need a bill that can pass the #Senate and pass the House and earn @POTUS' signature." 2/09/18 Bipartisan budget bill protects Kentucky families, servicemembers, veterans, students, and builds on efforts to help fight opioid epidemic 2/09/18 Good News for Berea College 2/08/18 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." 2/08/18 Tweet - "For the families who are still struggling to rebuild in the wake of last year's spate of natural disasters, this budget agreement will provide funds for more relief." 2/08/18 Tweet - "On average, the #opioidcrisis takes more than 100 American lives every day. This budget agreement provides an additional $6 billion in additional funding for new grants, prevention programs, and law enforcement initiatives to bolster existing national and state efforts." 2/08/18 Tweet - "In addition to helping our military, #Veterans, and with disaster relief, this budget agreement invests in the future of our nation's infrastructure, a shared bipartisan priority." 2/07/18 Tweet - "In addition to helping our military and #Veterans, this bipartisan agreement will provides funding for disaster relief efforts. Last year, powerful storms crippled #PuertoRico & #USVI and damaged communities from #Florida to #Texas, this bill will get more help on the way." 2/07/18 Tweet - "As I've said publicly many times, our upcoming immigration debate on #DACA, border security, & other issues will be a process that is fair to all sides. While I obviously cannot guarantee any outcomes, let alone supermajority support, I can ensure the process is fair to all sides" 2/07/18 Tweet - "For the first time in years, our military will have the resources needed to keep us safe. This funding will help serve #Veterans who have bravely served, & it will ensure efforts such as disaster relief, infrastructure, and build on our fight against opioid abuse & drug addiction" 2/07/18 Tweet - "This Congress is determined to reignite an #economy that works for everyone. That's why #TaxReform lets families across the US keep more of what they earn, and makes America a more attractive place to create #jobs and gives our businesses a fairer fight with foreign competitors." 2/06/18 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." 2/06/18 Tweet - ".@SenatorTimScott made sure that #TaxReform included a provision to create "opportunity zones" across the US, allowing governors to designate economically-distressed areas for special tax incentives that will make them more attractive places to invest and create #jobs. #IIOA" 2/05/18 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." 1/31/18 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Modernize NAFTA 1/30/18 McConnell Comments on President's State of the Union Address 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" 1/29/18 Tweet - "It's a shame that no Democrats voted for #TaxReform -- not a one. And it's jarring to hear some of them now denigrating the pay increases and benefits that only wealthy people could deem insignificant." 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." 1/29/18 Tweet - "To resolve President Obama's unlawfully established #DACA program and other important immigration issues, I urge #Senate Democrats to put serious, good-faith discussions ahead of partisan point-scoring." 1/25/18 McConnell on White House Immigration, Security Framework 1/25/18 Senate Confirms Kentucky Native as Head of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 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." 1/24/18 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." 1/24/18 Tweet - "There are only 7 countries left that still permit elective abortion after 20 weeks--including the US, China, and North Korea. That's why the #Senate will soon vote to take up commonsense legislation to protect unborn children who can feel pain." 1/24/18 Tweet - "Consumer confidence is up. Unemployment is down. Markets are breaking records. From small businesses to our largest job creators, pay raises, bonuses, and plans for new investments are in season." 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 - "Today, the #Senate will vote to confirm @POTUS' nominee for @HHSGov, Alex Azar. It is vital that this department be headed by a leader with Mr. Azar's extensive qualifications and excellent reputation." 1/24/18 Tweet - "This is not just #TaxReform for the big guys. Now even the smallest businesses will be able to take a significant deduction on their business income, giving them more money to buy new equipment, hire a new employee, or provide health coverage for their team. #TaxCutsandJobsAct" 1/23/18 Tweet - "Even the Democrats' government shutdown couldn't keep this GOP Congress from finding new ways to cut taxes. Included in yesterday's bipartisan bill was an additional $31 billion in tax cuts. Specifically, we delayed 3 onerous Obamacare taxes." 1/23/18 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." 1/23/18 Tweet - "Yesterday an overwhelming bipartisan majority voted to: ✔️ end a filibuster of government funding ✔️ fund for our men and women in uniform ✔️ extend #CHIP ✔️ further delay three Obamacare taxes" 1/23/18 McConnell Statement on John Nalbandian 1/23/18 Tweet - "Because common sense and bipartisanship won out yesterday, we have a fresh start today to resume negotiations on key issues such as immigration and border security, disaster relief, health care, and defense spending." 1/23/18 Tweet - "As part of #TaxReform, we repealed the individual mandate tax at the heart of Obamacare. Now we've delayed three more. 1. The deeply unpopular tax on medical devices. 2. "Cadillac tax," which penalizes employers who offer generous benefits. 3. The "health insurance tax""

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