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.
By Rick Howlett U.S. Senator Jim Bunning has dropped his objection to a $10 billion legislative package that contains an extension of unemployment benefits for more than one million Americans. The Republican would not allow the measure to advance, saying he didn’t want to add to the budget deficit. He wanted the programs in the […]
Kentucky Lt. Governor Dan Mongiardo has filed his candidacy papers for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Jim Bunning. Mongiardo is a surgeon from eastern Kentucky who narrowly lost to Bunning in 2004. He’s one of at least four Democrats seeking the seat and has been campaigning for months. His primary opponents will include […]
Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson has officially kicked off his campaign for the seat now held by U-S Senator Jim Bunning, who’s not seeking re-election. The Fort Mitchell Republican signed qualifying papers and paid the filing fee at the State Capitol Thursday and then met with reporters. “I’m running for U-S Senate because I […]
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 […]
A U.S. Senate committee could vote this week on the confirmation of a Louisville man to be the next ambassador to Sweden. President Obama nominated Matthew Barzun for the post in June. Barzun is an internet entrepreneur and played a key fundraising role in Obama’s 2008 campaign (he’s also a current member of the Louisville […]
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell says he’s confident he’ll win re-election to his post as the chamber’s Minority Leader later this month despite GOP losses in Tuesday’s election. McConnell told reporters in a Wednesday conference call that he expects to have “ovewhelming support” from his Republican colleagues for another term. He also pledged his cooperation for […]