Stories tagged: "Mitch McConnell"


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., wears a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as he walks to the Senate chamber after meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
If You Get Unemployment Benefits, You Need to Read This

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP will not extend the added $600 weekly benefit when it expires at the end of July.

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Senate Republicans Snub Coronavirus Relief Bill in Favor of Another Conservative Judge Hearing

On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a confirmation hearing for Cory Wilson, a staunch opponent to reproductive healthcare and the Affordable Care Act.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Democrats Passed a Massive Relief Bill. McConnell Is Focused on Confirming Trump Nominees.

After House Democrats powered through a massive $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill last week, the Senate plans to instead focus on judicial nominations.

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McConnell Proposes Plan That Would Protect Businesses, Not Workers

Opponents argue a liability shield could protect companies that don’t take adequate measures to address the safety and health of their workers and customers.

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The Democrats Have a New $3 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill. Here’s What’s In It.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said there’s no “urgency” to pass another bill and that Republicans are “assessing what we’ve done already.”

Judge Justin Walker is sworn in prior to testifying before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Walker's nomination to be a U.S. circuit judge for the District of Columbia Circuit on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)
The Fate of Health Care for Millions Could Be in the Hands of Mitch McConnell’s Protégé

Democrats say Justin Walker’s confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals could threaten the health of millions of Americans protected by the Affordable Care Act, which the Trump administration is challenging in court.

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McConnell Only Cares About Helping Kentucky, Not the Rest of Us

'As Senate Majority Leader, I'm putting Kentucky's priorities at the center of the national response,' McConnell said on Sunday.