Articles Tagged 'Mitch McConnell'

Dems set to use McConnell’s legislative graveyard against him

by MIKE LILLIS -The Hill
June 7, 2019
House Democrats are hoping to use Sen. Mitch McConnell’s “legislative graveyard” as a messaging tool to topple GOP candidates in 2020. McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate… READ MORE

McConnell says Republicans would fill 2020 Supreme Court vacancy

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that Republicans would fill a Supreme Court vacancy even if it occurs during the 2020 presidential election.… READ MORE

GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending

Congressional leaders face an uphill battle in selling President Trump on a two-year spending deal when they meet with his top advisers at a meeting… READ MORE

McConnell rails against Mueller report politics in blistering floor speech: ‘Case closed’

May 7, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a scorching floor speech on Tuesday, accused Democrats of rooting for a “national crisis” for political gain as he… READ MORE

GOP to go ‘nuclear’ with rules change for Trump nominations

by Jordain Carney
April 3, 2019
Senate Republicans are planning to go “nuclear” on Wednesday with a rules change for hundreds of nominations, escalating a war with Democrats over President Trump’s… READ MORE

Green New Deal fails Senate test vote as dozens of Democrats vote ‘present’

by Samuel Chamberlain
March 27, 2019
The Green New Deal, a sweeping Democratic proposal for dealing with climate change, fell at the first hurdle Tuesday as the Senate failed to reach… READ MORE

McConnell blasts House bill that makes Election Day a federal holiday

January 31, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday blasted a key House Democratic proposal over a provision that would make Election Day a federal holiday.… READ MORE

Senate confirms dozens of stalled Trump nominees hours before the 115th Congress ends

The Senate confirmed dozens of stalled Trump administration nominees Wednesday night, just hours before the close of the 115th Congress. The list excluded federal judges… READ MORE

U.S. Enters New Year’s Eve on 10th Day of Partial Government Shutdown

(Bloomberg) — A turbulent year is coming to a close in Washington with the 10th day of a partial federal government shutdown and no signs… READ MORE

Senate passes bill to fund government, averts federal shutdown

Republicans backed down in their border security fight Wednesday and settled instead for a stopgap spending bill that would keep the government running through early… READ MORE

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