U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor Monday regarding Senate priorities:
“The American people want and need this 118th Congress to work differently from the past two years that we just finished.
“We just had two years of one-party Democratic control.
“Two years of spending us into record inflation on party-line votes.
“Two years of ignoring top priorities of the American people, like violent crime and open borders.
“Two years of Senate Democrats procrastinating on basic governing duties in order to push radical proposals like an unprecedented elections takeover and unlimited abortion on demand for all nine months.
“The American people put an end to that one-party government because they wanted change.
“This year, the Senate leadership must not put off our most basic jobs — like intelligently funding our federal government, and providing for our Armed Forces — until the last minute.
“Basic duties like the appropriations process and the National Defense Authorization Act need more thoughtfulness, more bipartisanship, and more regular order. And they must not be shoved into late December after the Senate Democrats waste months looking for ways to placate the radical left.
“The American people elected a bipartisan divided government. The country voted to change Washington. So this chamber’s Democratic leadership needs to change accordingly.”