Leader McConnellThe world is a safer place today because al-Baghdadi has been brought to justice. I applaud our intelligence professionals, the brave servicemembers who risked everything to carry out this mission, and President Trump and his team. My full statement
Passing the USMCA would bring in 176,000 jobs and $68 billion. It should be an easy bipartisan victory.
Leader McConnellThe USMCA would create 176,000 jobs for American workers and generate $68 billion in wealth for America. House Democrats must stop standing in its way. My op-ed with @GOPLeader in @WSJ today.
Leader McConnellLast week, Democrats blocked funding for our men and women in uniform — including pay raises — in order to pick a partisan fight with the White House. That’s quite a statement of priorities. Funding the government will require putting partisanship aside.
Leader McConnellYesterday, Senate Democrats blocked legislation to fund our national defense. They blocked the resources our commanders need to keep pace with Russia and China. They blocked a pay raise for our servicemembers.
The arrests of prominent pro-democracy activists and the ban of a mass rally set the stage for a pivotal weekend showdown between protesters and the city’s authorities, as the confrontation showed no signs of abating.
Leader McConnellWorld leaders should pay attention to the ongoing crackdown and recent arrests of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong. It should not be business as usual until Beijing respects Hong Kong’s autonomy and political freedoms.
Leader McConnellSenate Republicans are unified against any court packing schemes. We promise this: while we remain members of this body, the Democrats’ threat to restructure the Supreme Court is an empty one.
Leader McConnell. @SenatorIsakson is a first-rate legislator and one of the hardest-working members of the Senate. I could not be more grateful for his principled leadership and wise counsel. It’s been an honor to serve alongside Johnny.
Sooner or later, the rest of the world will have to do what the protesters are doing—confront Beijing.
Leader McConnellThe people of Hong Kong are demonstrating for the freedoms and autonomy that have made their city a global success. Beijing should pause before threatening a key engine of its growth and provoking the international community.
Leader McConnell🚨The Senate unanimously passes the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. As the author of the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 who has advocated for Hong Kong for decades, I am proud to stand with the protestors and hold China accountable.
Leader McConnellThe people of Hong Kong are bravely standing up to the Chinese Communist Party as Beijing tries to encroach on their autonomy and freedom. Any violent crackdown would be completely unacceptable. As I have said on the Senate floor: The world is watching.
Leader McConnellI spoke on the Senate floor today about my extensive record of standing up to Russia, election security, and why we won’t let some Democrats exploit this crisis to push unrelated partisan priorities that have been on their wish list long before 2016.
Leader McConnellToday I took the first step under regular order towards ending systematic obstruction on nominees and getting the Senate back to its normal pattern for handling presidential nominations.