Stories tagged: "Mitch McConnell"


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Georgia’s Senate Runoffs Could Have Life or Death Stakes for Many Americans

Coronavirus relief, access to affordable health care, and climate policy are all on the line in Georgia’s Senate runoffs.

The GOP-led Senate voted to confirm yet another Trump-appointed judge on Tuesday. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
McConnell’s Senate Is Still Confirming Judges Rather Than Helping Millions of Struggling Americans

Instead of providing aid to struggling Americans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican caucus are focused on the only thing that seems to matter to them: confirming judges.

House Democrats and the Trump administration continue to negotiate a new stimulus bill, though Sen. Mitch McConnell has not indicated the Senate would take it up if a deal is reached.
All of the Times Republicans Have Refused to Help Americans During the Coronavirus Pandemic

While Pelosi and the Trump administration continue negotiating, Senate Republicans have so far refused to offer meaningful assistance to millions of Americans.

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8 Bills Senate Republicans Are Ignoring as They Fight to Fill RBG’s Seat

The list of bills passed by the Democratic-controlled House that are languishing in the Republican-led Senate totaled 395 in February, and has grown longer with the pandemic.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., puts his face mask back on after speaking during a news conference of Senate Republican leadership, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Senate GOP Fails to Pass a COVID-19 Relief Bill. The House Passed Theirs in May.

In the meantime, unemployment benefits for millions of unemployed Americans ran out in August.

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‘License to Kill’: McConnell’s Bill Gets Slammed for Protecting Nursing Homes From Lawsuits

“There's nothing that will be worse for the nursing home crisis than the liability shield that McConnell is pushing."

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., center, speaks during a news conference on on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 27, 2020, to highlight the Republican proposal for the next coronavirus stimulus bill. Joining Graham, from left, is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sent. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The GOP Stimulus Bill Guts Unemployment But Somehow Finds $7 Billion for Weapons

After two months of inaction, Senate Republicans on Monday finally released their own proposal, a roughly $1 trillion package that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called “pathetic.”