Mitch McConnell

Associated Press

Despite his status as a leading Republican figure, Kentucky’s senior senator has stayed on the sidelines during his party’s volatile primary season, but the GOP heavyweight offered a hint of his thoughts on the race over the weekend.

McConnell: Clinton Sees Miners As "Statistics"

Mar 14, 2016
AP

Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell is going on the attack over Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton's admission that her policies would "put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business."

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Members of Kentucky’s congressional delegation are hailing the passage of a massive bipartisan $1.1 trillion dollar spending package funding the federal government through next September, but Republican leaders are decrying the process that led to the agreement.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is downplaying reports that GOP leaders are gearing up for a deadlocked convention in 2016.

McConnell: Cuba Ambassador Confirmation Unlikely

Jul 2, 2015
AP

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

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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.

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