Demostrators Call For Benefits Extension

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 […]

Yarmuth: Senate Health Bill "Huge Step Forward"

A final vote on the Senate’s health care overhaul bill is expected Thursday morning. If approved, the measure will have to be reconciled with House legislation after the holiday break. Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville says he disagrees with some elements of the Senate measure, but still considers it “a huge step forward.” “There […]

McConnell Says GOP, Democrats Still Far Apart On Health Care Details

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says more spirited debate lies ahead as health care overhaul legislation makes its way through his chamber. The Senate Republican Leader says GOP lawmakers agree with Democrats that a change in the system is necessary, but there are still many fundamental differences over specific steps and how to pay […]

McConnell Re-elected To Leadership Post

U-S Senator Mitch McConnell has been re-elected to a two-year term as the chamber’s Minority Leader. That will make McConnell the highest ranking Republican in Washington when the 111th Congress convenes next year and Democrat Barack Obama becomes the 44th president. McConnell says Capitol Hill Republicans are disappointed in the results of the November election […]