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Mitch McConnell reacts to the passing of Richard Lugar

Mitch McConnell mourns the passing of his friend and former colleague in the Senate, Richard Lugar, of Indiana.

Hemp impacts Kentucky farming industry

A group of farmers and Kentucky leaders gathered to celebrate the bluegrass state's success farming hemp.
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Mitch McConnell officially launches reelection campaign

Mitch McConnell released the three-minute campaign video on Twitter Wednesday.

McConnell: Willing to offer hemp bill to resolve ‘glitches’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's willing to offer follow-up legislation if needed to resolve any "glitches" as hemp starts a new era as a legal agricultural commodity.

Senate GOP game plan means more Trump nominees, fewer bills

Mitch McConnell says the Senate will be in the "personnel business" this year. But the majority leader's focus on confirming President Donald Trump's nominees is coming at the expense of any big legislative priorities.

Health care repeal off the to-do list for GOP lawmakers

Republican lawmakers aren't pursuing a replacement for the health care law known as "Obamacare" until after the 2020 elections.

House chairs want full Mueller report by April 2

The Democratic leaders of six House committees are demanding that Congress have the full report by special counsel Robert Mueller "no later" than April 2.

Trump lawyers want early look at Mueller report

President Donald Trump's lawyers want an early look at special counsel Robert Mueller's findings before they are made public.

McConnell calls anti-Israel attitudes disturbing

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he finds rising anti-Israel sentiments "disturbing," including by "some of the new members of the House of Representatives."

McConnell blames ‘far-left activists’ and media

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says "far-left activists" and the media are to blame for threats against students at Kentucky's Covington High School who confronted Native American marchers and a black religious sect in Washington.

McConnell releases statement on ending government shutdown

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has released the following statement regarding the President's plan to re-open the closed parts of the government shutdown.

McConnell’s maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

The Republican leader has been conspicuously deferential to Trump since the shutdown began. He’s waiting on the president and Democrats to make a deal to end it. The result is an unusually inactive profile for the GOP leader who’s often the behind-the-scenes architect of intricate legislative maneuvers to resolve bitter partisan stalemates.

CBD store owners watch as farm bill passes House and Senate

The farm bill now jut awaits President Trump's signature. It passed Wednesday in the House of Representatives. When the Senate passed it Tuesday, Majority leader Mitch McConnell used a hemp pen to sign it. He's been a strong supporter of a provision in the bill that would legalize hemp for industrial purposes. It has those already working in hemp in Kentucky, optimistic about growing business.

Paul to the people: Tell McConnell to allow sentencing vote

Senator Rand Paul asks Kentuckians to prod Mitch McConnell into allowing a vote on a criminal justice bill.
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McConnell’s year-end wish: Getting Congress to legalize hemp

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has guaranteed his proposal to make hemp a legal agricultural commodity will be part of the final farm bill.

Sen. McConnell gives post-election press conference in Frankfort

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell talked about the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Robert Mueller investigation and more as he spoke to reporters today in Frankfort.

McConnell: ‘Good Morning’ for Senate GOP, Trump ‘helpful’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it's a "good morning" for Republicans. He says President Donald Trump helped keep the Senate...

FBI to open office in Paducah in western Kentucky

Senator Mitch McConnell says the new FBI office in Paducah will be beneficial in responding to drug-related crimes and any crisis situations in the region.

Federal grant to support planned Kentucky aluminum mill

The federal government will pay $4 million to help build concrete piers to support the weight of a planned 2.5 million square-foot aluminum mill in eastern Kentucky.

Ex-Kentucky senator who lost to Mitch McConnell in 1984 dies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Walter "Dee" Huddleston, a former two-term U.S. senator from Kentucky who lost his re-election bid to Republican Mitch McConnell in...

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