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McConnell Supports President’s Plan to Re-open the Government

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and re-open the government:

“For weeks, I’ve stated that I wouldn’t let the Senate become a theater for show votes and messaging stunts from either side. We’d only vote on plans that stood an actual chance of being signed by the president and thus becoming law. Continue reading From the Office of Mitch McConnell

From the Office of Mitch McConnell

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McConnell Remarks on Covington Catholic

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Covington Catholic High School students, the First Amendment, and the presumption of innocence:

“I need to say a few words about something that took place this past weekend. Last week, Kentuckians of all ages traveled to our nation’s capital to exercise our fundamental American rights – to peacefully assemble and petition the government. Unfortunately for the students of Covington Catholic High School, their participation has resulted in threats on their lives. Continue reading From the Office of Mitch McConnell

From the Office of Mitch McConnell

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McConnell: The President Stepped Up with Bold Plan to Re-Open Government, Fund Border Security

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement regarding the President’s plan to re-open the closed portions of the federal government, fund border security and address additional immigration measures:

“I commend the President for his leadership in proposing this bold solution to reopen the government, secure the border, and take bipartisan steps toward addressing current immigration issues. Continue reading From the Office of Mitch McConnell

Central Bank Announces Response to Federal Government Shutdown – Special Customer Assistance

Chairman, President & CEO Luther Deaton, Jr. announces Central Bank’s response to the federal government shutdown.

“Central Bank has always made the communities we serve our top priority,” stated Luther Deaton. “We recognize that we have customers who are impacted by the federal government shutdown and we feel it is our duty to help support them through this time.” Continue reading Central Bank Announces Response to Federal Government Shutdown – Special Customer Assistance

From the Office of Mitch McConnell

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McConnell Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Resolution to Combat International Parental Child Abduction

Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution that designates April 2019 as “Countering International Parental Child Abduction” month and instructs the federal government to educate state and local law enforcement about the issue and how to combat it. The resolution is co-sponsored by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Marco Rubio (R-FL). Continue reading From the Office of Mitch McConnell

McConnell Statement on President Trump’s Oval Office Address

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding tonight’s Oval Office address from President Trump:

“Tonight, President Trump reaffirmed his commitment to addressing the humanitarian and security crisis at our nation’s southern border. His proposal to increase security through physical barriers suits the reality on the ground. It’s what career Border Patrol experts support and are asking for. And it simply builds on earlier legislation that Senate Democrats like then-Senator Obama, then-Senator Clinton, and Senator Schumer previously supported with enthusiasm. Continue reading McConnell Statement on President Trump’s Oval Office Address

From the Office of Senator McConnell: Kentucky Benefits from Clout in Washington

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Throughout 2018, I worked with my colleagues and President Trump to accomplish a great deal across Kentucky – from Paducah to Pikeville. We legalized industrial hemp, opening new doors of opportunity for farmers. We bolstered funding for our military and our veterans. And we helped protect families from the scourge of the opioid epidemic and the terrors of human trafficking.

My most important responsibility is representing you as Kentucky’s senior Senator. Hearing from families like yours, I’ve continued to make delivering for you a national priority, and I’d like to share with you just a few examples of my work. Continue reading From the Office of Senator McConnell: Kentucky Benefits from Clout in Washington