Mitch McConnell

McConnell: Cuba Ambassador Confirmation Unlikely

Jul 2, 2015

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Republican majority is unlikely to confirm an ambassador to Cuba.


The USA Freedom Act, a measure extending some elements of the controversial PATRIOT Act while ending bulk collection of phone data, passed Tuesday night without the support of Kentucky’s two leading Republicans. But Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul cast their no votes for very different reasons.

Obama's Budget Includes Billions For Coal States

Feb 2, 2015

President Barack Obama's new budget proposal includes more than $3 billion worth of tax credits and other spending to help the Appalachian region recover from the declining coal industry.

President Obama can expect a cooler reception during his State of the Union Address tonight than in previous years. The leader of the new majority Republican Senate is already busy dismissing the tax proposal the president is expected to pitch.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Barack Obama is obstructing the change American voters want by threatening to veto the first bill introduced in the new, Republican-controlled Senate.

McConnell Cool To Obama's Cuba Move

Dec 17, 2014

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is criticizing the Obama administration's plans to normalize ties with Cuba.  McConnell says he defers to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a Cuban-American from Florida, on the issue because he says Rubio is an expert on U.S.-Cuban matters.

McConnell Predicts GOP-Led Senate To Rein In EPA

Dec 6, 2014

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the new Republican-run Senate will try to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency by targeting its budget.


A number of small but important factors contributed to Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes’ loss Tuesday night.

Rep. Sen. Mitch McConnell, in line to be the next majority leader, is advising the President not to take unilateral action on immigration.

Josh James / WUKY

Sen. Mitch McConnell is promising to reshape the agenda in Washington, but it's unclear what bills, if any, could avoid the president's veto pen.