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McConnell uses a Democrat’s quote in first attack ad of general election

The ad features criticisms from newspapers of McConnell's opponent during the June Primary.

McConnell: Congress working on funding to get children back in class

Senator Mitch McConnell says he knows it will be expensive to get children back in the classroom this fall amidst the pandemic.

Mitch McConnell wins GOP nomination in bid for 7th term

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has easily won his party’s nomination in Kentucky in his bid for a seventh term.

McConnell: Reopening economy, developing vaccines key in COVID-19 fight

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the focus now must be on reopening the U.S. economy and developing vaccines for the coronavirus.

Kentucky will receive $11.6 million to serve people with disabilities

Kentucky will receive nearly $11.7 million in federal funding to help meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities during the coronavirus outbreak.

Vote expected in Congress to protect coal miners’ pensions

Congress is expected to vote before the end of the year on legislation that would protect coal miners' pension benefits, according to Senator Mitch McConnell.

Poor advocacy group protests at McConnell’s office

A group that advocates for the poor stopped at Sen. Mitch McConnell's office in northern Kentucky during a national tour.

Sen. McConnell visited UK following $87 million grant

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, will welcome U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar to Lexington Monday.

McConnell: Trump inquiry part of a Democratic impeachment parade

Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reacted swiftly to the announcement that House Democrats will begin an impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

Legislators calling on Sen. Mitch McConnell to call special session

Kentuckians know Mitch McConnell as one of their  Republican senators, representing them in Washington. But across the country, he's more commonly known as the influential senate majority leader.

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.

McConnell formally announces re-election ahead of Fancy Farm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has formally announced his 2020 re-election campaign in his home state.

Senate’s McConnell on mission to reshape the courts

With Republican Mitch McConnell leading the way in the Senate, President Donald Trump is seeking to put his imprint on the federal judiciary for generations to come.

McConnell comments on severe weather in Kentucky

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks out on the deaths and damage from flooding and tornadoes in Kentucky.

Senate GOP leader skeptical about another run at health law

The top Senate Republican is skeptical at best about revisiting the Senate's botched efforts to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act despite one GOP lawmaker's insistence the health care law will be scrapped.

Senate confirms retired coal boss to oversee mine safety

The Senate has narrowly approved President Donald Trump's selection of a retired coal company executive to oversee U.S. mining safety.

Dark days for Senate Leader McConnell as losses cast doubt

Senate Republicans are reckoning with an insurgent's win in Alabama that poses clear threats to their own grip on power and the leadership of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Supreme Court’s Gorsuch touts conservative role for judges

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has espoused a limited role for judges in a speech in the hometown of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who championed his confirmation.

McConnell says he and Trump are united on ‘shared goals’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says he and President Donald Trump are in regular contact about "shared goals."

McConnell: Senate ‘Obamacare’ repeal vote coming next week

Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote early next week on trying to move ahead on a straight-up repeal of Barack Obama's health care law.

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