Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is reportedly holding a grudge against U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-Wv., over a fight between their alma maters to get into the Big 12 Conference. Last fall, the University of Louisville was jockeying with West Virginia University to jump ship from the Big East Conference to Big 12 Conference.… Continue reading McConnell Still Warring With Manchin Over Big 12 Bid
From Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky’s senior U.S. Senator says he believes Republicans and Democrats in Congress can come together on a plan to improve the nation’s infrastructure. Republican Mitch McConnell says the general idea has bipartisan support. “Everybody knows we have a crumbling infrastructure. Infrastructure spending is popular on both sides. The question… Continue reading McConnell Predicts Agreement On Infrastructure Improvements
From the Associated Press U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder repeating his request to reconsider holding civilian trials for two Iraqis arrested in Bowling Green last month. McConnell released that letter on Tuesday, saying the decision to treat Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi as… Continue reading McConnell Asks Holder To Reconsider Iraqis’ Trial Site
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is disputing the Justice Department’s defense of prosecuting terrorism suspects in Kentucky, saying the case is unique. McConnell wants the two Iraqis tried in Guantanamo Bay rather than in civilian court in Kentucky. The Kentucky Republican met Friday with local elected officials and law enforcement in Bowling Green, where… Continue reading McConnell, Justice Dept. At Odds Over Terrorism Trial Site
Resigning amidst a pending ethics hearing, the departure of U.S. Sen John Ensign, R-Nv., gives Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., an open seat to fill on the powerful Finance Committee. Considered one the of most powerful panels in Congress, the committee deals with taxation and other revenue measures, including broad jurisdiction over Social Security, Medicare… Continue reading Ensign Resignation Gives McConnell Tough Choice
At a Capitol press conference after the leadership election, McConnell said lawmakers need to respond to Americans’ demand for a reduction in spending and debt and to find ways to spur job creation.
In a Senate floor speech Monday, McConnell said he’s not apologizing for supporting earmarks, but sees that Americans have come to view the abuse of the practice as a symbol of waste and out-of-control government spending.
“If that is not possible or if it is possible and (President Obama) vetoes it, we’re going to go after it piece by piece.”
Kentucky’s U.S. Senators are paying tribute to their former GOP colleague, Ted Stevens, who was among those killed in a plane crash in Alaska Monday night. Senators McConnell and Bunning praised Stevens’ commitment and toughness.
By Rick Howlett and Andy Freudenburg Several dozen demonstrators marched outside the Louisville office of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell today, calling on the Minority Leader and his GOP colleagues to end their filibuster of a measure that would extend federal unemployment benefits. The event was organized by the Kentucky AFL-CIO. President Bill Londrigan says thousands… Continue reading Demostrators Call For Benefits Extension