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I appreciate Director Evanina’s report on foreign powers’ efforts to divide us and interfere in our politics. I am confident American voters will reject the fear-mongering that seeks to undermine confidence in our elections. My full statement:
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Leader McConnell Aug 6
Some predicted weeks ago that Democratic leaders did not actually want another bipartisan rescue package to pass, and would sabotage negotiations by refusing to come an inch toward the White House in these talks. Have Americans seen anything at all to disprove that?
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Leader McConnell Aug 6
ICYMI, I joined to discuss Democrats’ obstruction of the COVID-19 relief negotiations, how Republicans tried to keep extra unemployment benefits from expiring, and the need to keep small-business aid flowing.
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Leader McConnell Aug 6
Democrats’ obstruction last week forced the additional federal unemployment benefit to expire. Their obstruction this week will force another deadline: the PPP shuts its doors Saturday. Republicans had plans to keep both from expiring. Democrats have refused them all.
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Leader McConnell Aug 6
Tune in now to . I am joining to discuss Senate Republicans’ plan to help struggling Americans who are facing the mounting consequences of Democrats' inaction. Our nation needs a bipartisan outcome, and they need it now.
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Leader McConnell Aug 5
Tune in now to Special Report. I am joining to discuss Senate Republicans’ plan to help working families, small businesses, and healthcare heroes navigate this new phase of the pandemic.
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Leader McConnell Aug 5
Our country is facing bigger problems than whether Malibu gets to upgrade its street-sweepers. Struggling families need help now. Democratic leaders must stop blocking aid to Americans over their unrelated left-wing wish list.
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Leader McConnell Aug 5
I extend the Senate’s condolences to the people of Lebanon following yesterday’s horrific explosion in Beirut. My full statement:
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Leader McConnell Aug 5
Democratic leaders say they’ll keep blocking federal unemployment aid unless we pay people more to stay home than to work. That isn’t just bad economics, it’s unfair. We should not be taxing essential workers to pay their neighbors a higher salary to stay home.
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Leader McConnell Aug 4
We need to urgently help working families and those who’ve lost their jobs. But the Speaker and the Democratic Leader are blocking the entire rescue package over a special, unrelated tax cut for rich people in high-tax blue states.
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Leader McConnell Aug 4
Speaker Pelosi is still holding up this entire package over bizarre unrelated things like carveouts for the marijuana industry. She even claimed to the press that pot is a proven COVID-19 therapy! I hope she’s shared this breakthrough with Dr. Fauci. Can we get serious yet?
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Leader McConnell Aug 4
President Trump just signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law. The GAOA will protect our country's natural treasures and promote recreation and conservation for generations — thanks to the strong leadership of and .
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Leader McConnell Aug 4
Senate Republicans proposed a major rescue package: A trillion dollars for kids, jobs, and healthcare. But Democrats are blocking it all. The American people need a bipartisan outcome, not Democrats’ stonewalling behind closed doors.
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Leader McConnell Aug 3
The Senate mourns the young American servicemembers who were tragically lost while training last week. Our sympathies are with their families and our gratitude is with all the personnel who led the tireless search.
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Leader McConnell Jul 31
Republicans tried several ways to extend unemployment benefits. Democrats blocked them all. They're refusing any more COVID relief for anyone unless they get a massive tax cut for rich people in blue states. The country can’t afford this cynicism. Americans need help now.
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Leader McConnell Jul 31
ICYMI: I joined to continue discussing Senate Republicans' efforts to help get kids back in school, put workers back on the clock, and equip our healthcare heroes to finish the fight.
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Leader McConnell Jul 30
Democrats are holding up urgent help for struggling people over completely unrelated liberal wish-list items, like massive tax cuts for rich people in blue states. Economists across the spectrum say it’s a terrible idea. This is how serious they are about these negotiations.
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Leader McConnell Jul 30
ICYMI: I joined on to discuss the importance of helping schools and employers safely reopen, and delivering new relief to working families in need. For the country’s sake, Democrats need to come to the table.
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Leader McConnell Jul 30
Senate Republicans tried several ways to extend the expiring unemployment assistance. Democrats blocked them all and refused another dime for COVID-19 relief unless they get to pass a bill that includes an unrelated tax cut for rich people in blue states.
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Leader McConnell Jul 30
There’s a fact of life here in the United States Senate: It takes 60 votes to legislate. So the American people cannot get any of the additional relief that Republicans want to give them unless Democrats will come to the table.
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