McConnell Says Comprehensive Health Care Bill Unnecessary

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell says the nation’s health care system can be improved without a comprehensive overhaul proposed by President Obama.                         McConnell told an audience at the Kentucky Farm Bureau breakfast that Congress should instead concentrate on specific problems within the existing system.                      “Because we have the finest health care in the world, we don’t […]

Kentucky Colleagues Praise Senator Kennedy

Members of Kentucky’s Capitol Hill delegation are paying tribute to Senator Edward Kennedy.    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell called Kennedy “one of the giants of American political life.” McConnell invited Kennedy to speak at the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center for Political Leadership in 2006. Kennedy told the audience that his family had a special […]

McConnell, Chandler Tour Chemical Weapons Storage Site

From Charles Compton, Kentucky Public Radio/WEKU, Richmond The media tagged along as U-S Senator Mitch McConnell and Congressman Ben Chandler toured the Bluegrass Army Depot in Madison County, Kentucky Tuesday. They visited the construction site of a plant which will one day destroy the depot’s chemical munitions.                  The two lawmakers watched as workers poured a […]

Bunning, McConnell To Attend Louisville GOP Dinner

Kentucky Republicans will gather Saturday evening in Louisville for the annual GOP State Lincoln Day Dinner. This year’s event is getting increased attention because of the unfolding drama of the 2010 U.S. Senate race. There’s been speculation that incumbent Jim Bunning will use the occasion to announce his retirement and pass the baton to his […]

Bunning Discusses Re-election Bid, McConnell

U.S. Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky says he doesn’t know how much money will be in his campaign war chest when the first quarter reporting period for election finances ends March 31. The Republican has repeatedly said over the past few months he plans to seek re-election in 2010, despite having relatively little campaign cash. […]

Bunning Says Again He'll Seek Re-election

Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator says he’s not wavering in his resolve to seek a third term in office Republican Jim Bunning told reporters Tuesday he fully intends to mount another bid for office, even though he’s raised little campaign money. Bunning says his campaign war chest is low because he didn’t want to interfere with […]

McConnell Expects Large Stimulus Proposal From Obama

As city, county and state government leaders look for ways to close their budget shortfalls, they’re hoping that some help will come soon from Washington. U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says he expects the Obama adminstration to propose a large economic stimulus package, but he can’t speak to reports that there will be a […]