Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. is an American politician serving as Kentucky's senior United States senator and as Senate Majority Leader. McConnell is the second Kentuckian to lead his party in the Senate, the longest-serving U.S. senator for Kentucky in history, and the longest-serving Republican U.S. Senate leader in history.
A U.S. House of Representative panel wants to investigate Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. They claim she might have used her office to benefit a shipping company owned by her family. According to..
More than 100 chief executives of some of the nation's most well-known companies on Thursday called on the U.S. Senate to take action to tackle gun violence, including expanding background checks and..
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive New York Democrat, says "kids are dying" and that Republican members of Congress must do something on guns, including taking up House-passed legislation on..
After a series of mass shootings there is renewed pressure for Congress to enact strict gun control laws. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the key to any legislation. McConnell finds himself..
President Donald Trump said on Thursday he supports meaningful background checks for gun buyers, but he told reporters that those responsible for recent mass shootings were mentally ill and the United..
Speaker Nancy Pelosi attacked Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell on Wednesday, saying that "Moscow Mitch" is the self-described grim reaper of legislation, including that which addresses election..
More than 200 mayors sent a plea to congress to call the Senate back early to consider new gun legislation. According to Reuters, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell rejected the plea. This comes..
A string of recent mass shootings killed 36 people in California, Texas and Ohio. The shootings have sparked renewed calls for Congress to pass legislation to prevent gun violence. Democrats want the..
Democrat Minority leader Senator Chuck Schumer and Republican Representative Peter King say closing the loopholes on background checks for the purchase of firearms is just common sense. Rough Cut (No..
On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw some serious accusations at the mainstream media. He said several media outlets of spewing "modern-day McCarthyism.” McConnell is responding to..
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed Democrats for using "poorly sourced allegations" against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns joins Elaine.. CBS News - Published
Beto O'Rourke responded to criticism about his remarks on his gun control plan, saying of Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell pretending to be interested, "sh--, that is not enough."
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is usually unflappable when speaking to reporters, but she became visibly angry Tuesday when discussing gun violence legislation that she said is being held up by.. USATODAY.com - Published
Democratic lawmakers are demanding Republicans take up the already-passed House gun control bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, however, says he won't make a move on guns without Donald.. CBS News - Published
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday he expects the Senate will pass a stop-gap government funding bill before the end of September, to prevent any lapse in funding when the fiscal.. Reuters - Published
“Well, we’re in a discussion about what to do on the gun issue in the wake of these horrendous shootings,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told conservative radio talk show host.. USATODAY.com - Published
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he expected to hear next week from the White House whether the Trump administration wants to move ahead with legislation to address gun.. Reuters - Published
In the wake of the Odessa mass shooting, President Trump said that legislation on gun control was being considered in Congress. However, the president has also backtracked from supporting background.. CBS News - Published
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and every Republican in the Senate have written a letter to the Supreme Court pledging that they wont let Democrats "pack the Court" as several 2020.. USATODAY.com - Published
U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned China on Monday that any violent crackdown on protests in Hong Kong would be "completely unacceptable," while Trump administration officials urged.. Reuters - Published
President Trump says he believes Republicans in the Senate want to get something done on gun control, particularly on background checks. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he won't.. CBS News - Published
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is suggesting he's open to new laws expanding background checks for gun buyers. In the aftermath of three mass shootings in the past two weeks, the president is.. CBS News - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is on board with taking legislative action to address gun background checks, adding that there was tremendous support.. Reuters - Published
For the first time, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is suggesting he's open to new laws requiring background checks on all gun buyers. This comes in the aftermath of the deadly El.. CBS News - Published
Terrified shoppers fled a Missouri Walmart after a heavily armed man walked in wearing body armor. Also, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says gun control legislation will be on the agenda after.. CBS News - Published
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he would not call the Senate back early to consider new gun legislation, rejecting a plea from more than 200 U.S. mayors, including two whose.. Reuters - Published
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell one of the top Republicans being targeted by EMILY's List, an organization that aims to get abortion-rights Democratic women in elected office. EMILY's List.. CBS News - Published
On Wednesday, President Trump will visit the sites of two deadly mass shootings this past weekend. This comes as Democratic lawmakers are putting pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to.. CBS News - Published
Senate Minority Leader Schumer, a Democrat, and Rep. Peter King, a Republican, urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring background check legislation to the floor. The bill passed in the.. CBS News - Published
Mr. McConnell fractured his shoulder while Mr. Paul had surgery to have part of his lung removed. Both senators are recovering in their home state of Kentucky, their teams said. NYTimes.com - Published
Democrats are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to reconvene the Senate for an emergency session addressing gun control. It's been nearly 15 years since a ban on assault-style weapons.. CBS News - Published