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Mitch McConnell has been quoted 194 times. The one recent article where Mitch McConnell has been quoted is Republicans be making a mistake by swinging only for the fences. Most recently, Mitch McConnell was quoted as having said, “The only reason that we were able to do them is they were 51-vote situations.”.
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I support both the action and the objective. In the days ahead, I am committed to working with the administration to continue developing a counter-ISIL strategy that hastens the defeat of ISIL and establishes objectives for dealing with the Assad regime in a manner that preserves the institutions of government in an effort to prevent a failed state.feedback

This is a person of extraordinary credentials who will bring honor to the Supreme Court for many, many years to come. So it is indeed a proud day.feedback

I would be the beneficiary – and my party would be the beneficiary – of changing that. I'm opposed to changing that. I think that's what fundamentally changes the Senate.feedback

I've had some conversations with Mitt Romney. Obviously, I'm an Orrin Hatch supporter. Orrin has to decide what he wants to do. If he wants to run again, I'm for him.feedback

As I look back on my career, I think the most consequential decision I've ever been involved in was the decision to let the president being elected last year pick the Supreme Court nominee.feedback

The strike was well-planned, well-executed [and] was certainly more than a pin-prick. Don't use chemical weapons again.feedback

It'll be great to have a fellow Westerner on the court!feedback

This will be the first and last partisan filibuster of the Supreme Court.feedback

This is the latest escalation in the left's never-ending judicial war, the most audacious yet, and it cannot and will not stand.feedback

If you truly cannot support the nomination of this eminently qualified nominee, then at least allow the bipartisan majority of the Senate that supports Gorsuch to take an up-or-down vote. You already deployed the 'nuclear option' in 2013, don't trigger it again in 2017.feedback

This will be the first, and last, partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee. This is the latest escalation in the left's never-ending judicial war, the most audacious yet, and it cannot and will not stand.feedback

There is still time for them to support a nominee who even longtime Democrats have praised, or at the very least, do not block him with the first successful partisan filibuster in American history.feedback

Look at the Senate through the long history of the body, the practical effect of all this will be to take us back to where we were. The legislative filibuster has been there a long time, everybody has been up or down, majority or minority at various times. We all understand that's what makes the Senate the Senate.feedback

There's not a single Senator in the majority who thinks we ought to change the legislative filibuster. Not one.feedback

Democrats are bowing to hard-left special interests that can't get over the results of the election and thus are demanding complete Democratic opposition to everything this president touches.feedback

Democrats would filibuster Ruth Bader Ginsburg if President Donald Trump nominated her. There is simply no principled reason to oppose this exceptional, exceptional Supreme Court nominee. Yes.feedback

Democrats are now being pushed by far-left interest groups into doing something truly detrimental to this body and to our country. They seem to be hurtling toward the abyss this time, and trying to take the Senate with them.feedback

I guarantee you, it is a decision that, if they actually go through with it, they will live to regret. Let me assure you: This Pandora's box, once opened, will be utilized again and again by future majorities – and it will make the meaningful consensus-building that has served our nation so well a relic of the past.feedback

It's not too late for our friends to do the right thing. The future of the Senate will hang on their choice.feedback

Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed this week. How that happens will really depend on what will happen with our Democratic friends.feedback

It's not too late for our Democratic colleagues to make the right choice.feedback

I think they clearly laid out that they're going wherever the facts take them. We don't need yet another investigation. We know the FBI is looking at it from their perspective.feedback

I don't think the legislative filibuster is in danger.feedback

This regulation is an unnecessary restriction on states that know their residents' own needs best.feedback

Gorsuch will come out of committee, will be on the floor of the Senate next week and confirmed on Friday. We fully anticipate getting an outcome before the end of April. We have to, actually.feedback

America being a force is a lot more than building up the Defense Department. Diplomacy is important, extremely important, and I don't think these reductions at the State Department are appropriate because many times diplomacy is a lot more effective – and certainly cheaper – than military engagement.feedback

Our Democratic friends now have the law that they wrote in place and we'll see how that works out.feedback

We're going to get Judge Gorsuch confirmed.feedback

Democrats and Republicans . . . are working together on this, and we fully anticipate getting an outcome prior to the end of April.feedback

It's pretty obvious we were not able, in the House, to pass a replacement. Our Democratic friends ought to be pretty happy about that because we have the existing law in place, and I think we're just going to have to see how that works out. We believe it will not work out well, but we'll see. I want to thank the president and the speaker, they went all out to try to pass repeal and replacement. Sorry that didn't work.feedback

Obamacare is failing the American people and I deeply appreciate the efforts of the speaker and the president to keep our promise to repeal and replace it, . I share their disappointment that this effort came up short.feedback

We will reach a conclusion on health care next week. We'll either pass something that will achieve a goal that we've been working on, or not.feedback

If the House passes something, I will bring it up. We'll try to move it across the floor next week.feedback

We thought – correctly, I think – that the only way the American people would know that a great debate was going on was if the measures were not bipartisan. When you hang the 'bipartisan' tag on something, the perception is that differences have been worked out, and there's a broad agreement that that's the way forward.feedback

I would hate to be a Republican whose vote prevented us from keeping the commitment we've made to the American people for almost 10 years now.feedback

If there aren't 60 votes for a nominee like Neil Gorsuch it's appropriate to ask the question is there any nominee any Republican president could make that Democrats would approve. Gorsuch will be confirmed I just can't tell you exactly how that will happen yet.feedback

[C]loture could be invoked, it could not be invoked. All I can tell you is Judge Gorsuch is going to be confirmed.feedback

This is a futile gesture, it's playing to the mob, saying resist to everything. Gorsuch will be confirmed I just can't tell you exactly how that will happen, yet.feedback

The president has been very effective in helping in the House with the health care bill. And we intend, once it comes over from the House, to have the president weigh in with our folks as well. America being a force is a lot more than building up the Defense Department. Diplomacy is important, extremely important, and I don't think these reductions at the State Department are appropriate because many times diplomacy is a lot more effective – and certainly cheaper – than military engagement.feedback

As you know, I played arguably the single biggest role in having the vacancy there. And politically, oddly enough, not only did it not hurt our guys who were running, it actually helped the president bring Republicans home, and he ended up getting 90 percent of the Republican vote, just like Mitt Romney did, and the single biggest issue was, who do I want to make this Supreme Court appointment.feedback

Of course the American people should have a say in the court's direction. It is the president's constitutional right to nominate a Supreme Court justice. And it is the Senate's right to act as a check on a president and withhold its consent.feedback

Our folks are so excited to have a pro-coal president and we thank you so much for being on our side.feedback

I'm amused by the Democrats apparently warming up to the idea that threatening to shut down the government's a good idea.feedback

I'm pleased to see an increased focus on our national security and veterans' budgets. These are positive steps in the right direction. I look forward to reviewing this and the full budget when it is released later this spring.feedback

Regarding the projection of fewer people purchasing, I think that's the inevitable result of the government not making you purchase something you may not want. And so we are hoping to have a more vibrant market that will attract a greater number of people to actually be able to buy, at an affordable cost, insurance that actually makes sense for them rather than one prescribed by the government.feedback

The diplomatic portion of the federal budget is very important.feedback

When you have a president of another party you can freelance all you want to but now we have an actual chance to change the country.feedback

We believe it would be inappropriate to insist on the inclusion of such funding in a must-pass appropriations bill that is needed for the Republican majority in control of the Congress to avert a government shutdown so early in President Trump's administration.feedback

I hope colleagues on both sides will show him the fair consideration he deserves, the same fair consideration we showed to all four of the Supreme Court nominees of Presidents Obama and Clinton after they were first elected – a respectful hearing followed by an up-or-down vote.feedback

We know (Democratic senators are) not going to participate.feedback

I think finishing on tax reform will take longer. But we do have to finish the health-care debate, up or down, win or lose, before we go to taxes. I don't know. It is complicated.feedback

If the idea behind Obamacare was to get everyone covered, that's one of the many failures. In addition to premiums going up, copayments going up, deductibles going up. Many Americans who actually did get insurance when they did not have it before have really bad insurance.feedback

They have sort of a Europeanized version of [health care reform] that they jammed through without a single Republican vote in the last Congress.feedback

This isn't a law that can be fixed. This isn't a law that can be saved. It has to be repealed and replaced. We promised the American people we would. We're keeping our promise.feedback

We are certainly open to improvements and recommendations in the legislative process, but this is the bill, and the president supports the American Health Care Act.feedback

The goal is for the administration, the House and the Senate to be in the same place. We're not there yet.feedback

The diplomatic portion of the federal budget is very important and you get results a lot cheaper frequently than you do on the defense side. So speaking for myself, I'm not in favor of reducing the (foreign aid) account to that extent.feedback

I thought we had a lot of the general public here, plus a whole lot of others today. I'm perfectly open.feedback

I'll take a look at anything they may choose to do in that regard.feedback

Winners make policy and the losers go home.feedback

Clearly this is not one of those bipartisan 'Kumbaya' moments, and so we, as Republicans, expect that both of those issues will be – which are very big issues – will have to be tackled Republican-only. I'm hopeful that, as I said earlier, when the fever breaks, that maybe we'll be able to move on.feedback

If it wasn't one thing it would be another. The effort has been to delay the nominations that they make controversial as long as possible in order to play into their left wing base which will not accept the results of the election.feedback

The fundamental question for us is what is our involvement in it and who ought to look at it. And the intelligence committees are already looking at Russian involvement in our election.feedback

There is voter fraud in the country. But there is no evidence that there was significant enough vote fraud to affect the outcome of the election. I'm more interested in what he's doing than what he's tweeting.feedback

In so many states, including mine, that's a welcome change from Washington.feedback

This is the slowest time for a new cabinet to be up and running since George Washington.feedback

This Treasury nominee is smart, he's capable, and he's got impressive private-sector experience.feedback

He's got a big job ahead of him. I think he is up to the task. He's tough, but he is fair. He's persistent, but respectful. He's a likable guy, a principled colleague, an honest partner.feedback

Senator Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.feedback

Number one, the administration strongly supports Andy Puzder and wants to stick with him. He's qualified for the job, and for myself, I'm enthusiastically in his camp.feedback

It seems this gridlock and opposition has far less to do with the nominees actually before us than the man who nominated them.feedback

I don't think we ought to spend any federal money investigating that.feedback

The Russians annexed Crimea, invaded Ukraine, and messed around in our elections. No, I don't think there is any equivalency between the way the Russians conduct themselves and the way the United States does.feedback

Well, Putin is a former KGB. He's an agent. He's a thug. He was not elected in a way that most people would consider a credible election. The Russians annexed Crimea, invaded Ukraine, and messed around in our elections. No, I don't think there is any equivalency between the way the Russians conduct themselves and the way the United States does.feedback

We all get disappointed from time to time at the outcome in courts on things that we care about.feedback

I appreciate many Kentuckians sharing their comments and for their patience with the jammed phone lines. I might suggest to people who've had that experience, the best way to contact me is online.feedback

In my home state of Kentucky and others across the nation, the Stream Buffer Rule will cause major damage to communities and threaten coal jobs.feedback

The legislation we passed today will help stop this disastrous rule and bring relief to coal miners and their families.feedback

The president made an outstanding appointment; we're all thrilled and looking forward to getting the confirmation process started.feedback

Judge Gorsuch understands the invaluable contribution to the federal judiciary and our democratic government made by the justice he is succeeding. Like Justice Scalia, he understands the constitutional limits on the authority of a federal judge and that the duty of a judge is to apply the law even-handedly, without fear or favor, and not to rule based on one's empathy with a party in a case.feedback

It is time to get over the fact that they lost the election. The president is entitled to have his Cabinet appointments considered. None of this is going to lead to a different outcome.feedback

What we hope would be that our Democratic friends will treat President Trump's nominees in the same way that we treated Clinton and Obama.feedback

I think it's a good idea to tighten the vetting process But I also think it's important to remember that some of our best sources in the war against radical Islamic terrorism are Muslims, both in this country and overseas.feedback

Well, we'll wait and see. I hope the president will follow our advice and not be lifting the sanctions on the Russians.feedback

These sanctions were imposed because of their behaviour in Crimea, eastern Ukraine and now we know they've been messing around in our elections as well. If there's any country in the world that doesn't deserve sanctions relief, it's Russia.feedback

We intend to address the wall issue ourselves.feedback

I think the director of the CIA has made it clear he's going to follow the law.feedback

It does occur. There are always arguments on both sides about how much, how frequent, and all the rest.feedback

I appreciate his soliciting our advice.feedback

This means that there are fewer active workers available to pay into an expanding retirement pool, leaving health benefits in jeopardy for thousands of miner retirees.feedback

Repealing and replacing Obamacare is a big challenge. It isn't going to be easy.feedback

Republicans "plan to take on the replacement challenge in manageable pieces, with step-by-step reforms. Repealing and replacing Obamacare is a big challenge. It isn't going to be easy.feedback

When Obamacare's supporters forced their partisan law on our country, they promised an easy-to-use system; one that would lower premiums and out-of-pocket health care costs; one that would foster choice and allow families to keep the plans and doctors they liked.feedback

But it didn't take long for the American people to discover the truth about Obamacare. Too many have been personally hurt by this law. Too many feel they're worse off than they were before Obamacare.feedback

We must act quickly to bring relief to the American people.feedback

The Senate just took an important step toward repealing and replacing Obamacare by passing the resolution that provides the legislative tools necessary to actually repeal this failed law while we move ahead with smarter health care policies.feedback

Everybody'll be properly vetted as they have been in the past.feedback

By nearly any measure, Obamacare has failed.feedback

The president elect and I had a good meeting about the Senate agenda, which of course includes confirming the Cabinet appointments, getting further down the road toward repealing and replacing Obamacare.feedback

Once repeal is passed we will turn to replacement policies that cost less and work better than what we have now.feedback

All of these little procedural complaints are related to their frustration at having not only lost the White House, but having lost the Senate.feedback

I remember (President) George W. Bush having the same hope. My suspicion is these hopes will be dashed pretty quickly.feedback

All of these little procedural complaints are related to their frustration in having not only lost the White House, but having lost the Senate. I understand that, but we need to sort of grow up here and get past that.feedback

My suspicion is these hopes will be dashed pretty quickly.feedback

We will be replacing it rapidly after repealing it.feedback

Apparently there's yet a new standard now, which is to not confirm a Supreme Court nominee at all. I think that's something the American people simply will not tolerate.feedback

I didn't think ... Trump had a chance of winning.feedback

As the next Congress reviews Russian actions against networks associated with the U.S. election, we must also work to ensure that any attack against the United States is met with an overwhelming response.feedback

And I didn't think President Trump had a chance of winning.feedback

Trump was able to convey – oddly enough a message from a billionaire who lives in Manhattan – a genuine concern for people who felt kind of left off, who felt offended by all the political correctness they see around them.feedback

There's no question that the Russians were messing around in our election. It is a matter of genuine concern and it needs to be investigated.feedback

What I hope we will clearly avoid, and I'm confident we will, is a trillion-dollar stimulus.feedback

It's an important subject, and we intend to review it on a bipartisan basis.feedback

I hope that those who are going to be in positions of responsibility in the new administration share my view.feedback

I think we ought to approach all of these issues on the assumption that the Russians do not wish us well.feedback

These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.feedback

I agree with Senator Schumer, Chairman McCain, (Sen.) Burr and others, this simply cannot be a partisan issue.feedback

Obviously any foreign breach of our cybersecurity measures is disturbing, and I strongly condemn any such efforts. The Russians are not our friends.feedback

Her word is her bond, she's a passionate advocate for the causes she supports, and good luck stopping her once she's put her mind to something.feedback

It's legislation that can have an impact on each of our states and each of our constituents.feedback

I'm confident his lifelong career of selfless service will be a positive addition to the incoming administration.feedback

We're going to move to it after we go back in the first week in January.feedback

We've been working with the transition team on all the things he can begin on his own to produce relief on. Some will take longer than others. But we intend to begin to dismantle this regulatory nightmare that's ... kept us from reaching our potential.feedback

All across rural America, there's a sea of red because our friends on the other side have become an urban-oriented party.feedback

We have an obligation to the American people to straighten this out.feedback

As a practical matter, we will not be doing any trade agreements anytime soon.feedback

Elaine Chao is just as much an American as any of the rest of them. In fact, she had to go through a lot more to become American.feedback

Frequently, new majorities think they will last forever. Nothing is forever in this country. We have an election every two years right on schedule. I don't think we should act like we'll be in the majority forever.feedback

Freedom and democracy are long overdue in Cuba.feedback

We're going to take up the House bill. ... And we're going to pass it.feedback

President Trump will make a selection, and the Senate will act on it expeditiously.feedback

If Trump was able to win in Elliott County, that really underscores how his message resonated across the country.feedback

I think Article 5 (of the NATO treaty) means something: you attack any member of NATO, you have us to deal with. I want the Russians to understand that fully.feedback

It's certainly not going to be brought up this year.feedback

We would like to see the country go in a different direction and intend to work with him to change the course for America.feedback

After eight years of the Obama administration, the American people have chosen a new direction for our nation. President-elect Trump has a significant opportunity to bring our nation together. It is my hope and intent that we succeed in the years ahead by working together with our colleagues across the aisle to strengthen our national and economic security.feedback

If America votes like Kentucky, we'll be fine.feedback

He "typically only comments on the Senate and not the presidential race.feedback

These comments are repugnant, and unacceptable in any circumstance. As the father of three daughters, I strongly believe that Trump needs to apologize directly to women and girls everywhere, and take full responsibility for the utter lack of respect for women shown in his comments on that tape.feedback

I think it's important to the United States to maintain as good a relationship with Saudi Arabia as possible, and I hope we'll defeat the resolution of disapproval of the arms sale.feedback

We're looking for a way forward. And I'm hopeful and optimistic that we'll be able to do that.feedback

I didn't hear the speech today, but the answer is yes.feedback

It's hard to explain why – despite their own calls for funding – Senate Democrats decided to block a bill that could help keep pregnant women and babies safer from Zika.feedback

I can't imagine that a Republican majority Senate, even if it were soon to be a minority, would want to confirm a judge that would move the court dramatically to the left. That's not going to happen.feedback

I can't imagine that a Republican-majority Congress, in a lame-duck session, after the American people have spoken (in the election), would want to confirm (Garland). That's not going to happen. The principle is the same, whether it's before the election or after the election. The principle is the American people are choosing their next president and their next president should pick this Supreme Court nominee.feedback

It's a concern to have Trump at the top of the ticket, no doubt, for anybody on the ballot.feedback

Senate Republicans condemn David Duke, the KKK, and his racism, That is not the view of Republicans that have been elected to the United States Senate, and I condemn his comments in the most forceful way.feedback

This isn't even a case where the president can use some kind of pen and phone strategy by claiming the Congress refused to act.feedback

The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President.feedback

@SenateMajLdr: In wake of @POTUS' vow to politicize shootings, hard to see today's announcement as being about more than politics. http://1.usa.gov/1OxsVFJ.feedback

We could have, for the second time in our history, the majority leader of the Senate, setting the agenda for America and taking us in a new direction.feedback

Let me just echo the remarks of the majority leader, we've had an opportunity over the last couple of days to have some very constructive exchanges of views about how to move forward. Those discussions continue and I share his optimism.feedback

There is no single issue that remains an impossible sticking point. The sticking point appears to be a willingness, an interest or frankly the courage to close the deal.feedback

The Republicans aren't about to write a blank cheque for anything the Senate Democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff.feedback

The country has an extraordinary difficult set of challenges facing us over the next couple of months. The election is behind us and we are ready to get started.feedback

I think we all know that if the president decides to reach an agreement with us, the Democrats, most of them, will fall in line. He is the leader of the Democratic party, he is the President of the United States: he needs to indicate what he will sign.feedback

Americans don't want a spending freeze at unsustainable levels. They want cuts, dramatic cuts. And I hope the president will work with us on achieving them soon.feedback

The President has tried to set some priorities. Unfortunately Democrats just keep throwing more money on top of an already incredibly bloated bill. At some point we're going to have to learn to say no.feedback

Republicans believe that a stimulus bill must fix the main problem in the economy, which is housing. We need to fix housing first. Republicans believe we must put money back into the pockets of tax payers, and we believe we must eliminate wasteful spending from this package.feedback

Congress tools to micro-manage the war are quite limited. About all Congress could do if it choses to, and I don't believe it will, is to cut off money for the troops.feedback

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