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Another Government Shutdown Looms

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “unveiled legislation to prevent a government shutdown next weekend and provide more than $1 billion to battle the Zika virus. It also would provide $500 million to help Louisiana rebuild from last month’s devastating [...]

Judicial Vacancy Hurting Ordinary Americans But Mitch McConnell Doesn’t Care

There is a Judicial crisis in America and Mitch McConnell doesn’t care. Senators are not doing their jobs or fulfilling their Constitutional responsibilities and Senate leaders cite statistics that totally ignore the severity of the crisis. I know Republicans are hesitant, if not vehemently opposed to so much as scheduling a confirmation hearing on Merrick [...]Show More Summary

Government Shutdown Suddenly Looming As Lawmakers Have Trouble Making A Deal

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? The prospects of a government shutdown suddenly loomed larger Thursday as Republicans in the Senate offered a funding bill that Democrats summarily rejected. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) offered the measure in...Show More Summary

McConnell unveils stopgap spending bill, anti-Zika funds

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the stopgap measure was "clean" of controversies and he left out internet-related language demanded by Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Democrats immediately criticized the proposal for failing to fund one of their top priorities: money to help Flint, Michigan, repair its lead-tainted water system.

Senate to delay vacation to override Obama veto

President Obama vetoed a bill that allows families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that the Senate will take up an expected veto override of legislation that lets families of 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts before breaking for the elections. “Both of those [...]

Senate Will Delay Vacation to Override Obama Veto

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that the Senate will take up an expected veto override of legislation that lets families of 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts before breaking for the elections, The Hill reports. The [...]

Senate Republicans foot-dragging on budget vote because they don't want to help Flint, Michigan

Hopes were high last week that the Senate was just going to buckle down and pass a budget deal to send to the House that would keep the government's doors open after September 30. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell even scheduled a cloture vote for yesterday afternoon to get the procedural ball rolling. Show More Summary

Is Mitch McConnell Attacking Consumer Rights To Protect His Own Wallet?

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) fined Wells Fargo $185 million for the astounding abuse of opening more than two million unauthorized deposit and credit card accounts. Now, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...Show More Summary

Myanmar’s Leader Has a Longtime Champion in Mitch McConnell

Visiting Washington this week, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will reunite with the majority leader, who has supported her attempts to promote democracy at home for years.

Trump Has Failed the Commander-in-Chief Test

Max Boot: Back in July, when Donald Trump suggested that he might not defend NATO allies if they are attacked by Russia, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell chalked it up to a "rookie mistake." Well it's now September, and Trump has been running for president for more than a year. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Suggests Swift Senate Action on Spending Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) told reporters he had begun negotiations with Senate Democrats and the White House over a short-term spending bill that would keep the government open until Dec. 9 and fund efforts to fight the Zika virus.

GOP groups raise big sums to save Senate

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Donors flock to groups with strong ties to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell        

McConnell-Alligned Groups Raised $42 Million to Defend GOP Senate Majority in August

Two independent political groups aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell raised a total of $42 million in August, a haul that suggests nervous Republican donors are training their focus on keeping control of the Senate.

Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and the Republicans’ Looming Budget Battle

Jim Manley: Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are likely to cave and cut a deal for a short-term continuing resolution--and conservatives on and off the Hill aren't going to like it one bit. But the thing these two leaders care about most is protecting their majorities.

Heroin And One Failing Senate Campaign May Keep Mitch McConnell In Power

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — The difference between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell staying in charge of the Senate or Democrats taking control may end up being one lackluster Democratic Senate candidate from Ohio who failed to realize the importance...Show More Summary

Super PAC plans $8M in ads to help N. Carolina Sen. Burr

A super PAC with ties to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced plans Thursday to spend $8.1 million on television ads in the North Carolina Senate race, where Republican incumbent Richard Burr is facing a spirited Democratic challenge. … Click to Continue »

RIP, TTIP?

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is having a bad week.  First, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put the kibosh on lingering prospects that his chamber would consider ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal this year. Show More Summary

McConnell: Obamacare 'crashing;' next president must fix it

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted Monday that the federal health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama is likely to undergo changes next year, regardless of who wins the White House and which party has the upper hand in Congress. … Click to Continue »

Obama’s Asian trade deal won’t get Senate vote this year: McConnell

last monthNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday that the Senate will not vote on President Barack Obama’s signature Pacific trade deal this year, punting it to the next president for consideration, The Hill newspaper reported. “The current agreement, the Trans-Pacific...

Differences aside, Supreme Court unites Trump, Senate GOP

While Democrats are pushing the GOP-led Senate to confirm Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland by the end of President Barack Obama's term, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has been resolute in blocking him, saying the next president...Show More Summary

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