Stories tagged: "Mitch McConnell"


Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell, who blocked $2,000 stimulus checks
McConnell Blocks $2,000 Relief for Struggling Americans

In a move that could cost Republicans the Senate runoff races in Georgia and ultimately control of the Senate, McConnell blocked a House bill that would deliver $2,000 stimulus checks to most Americans.

States and cities are trying to aid their small businesses, but with their own strapped budgets, can only do so much to stave off disaster without federal assistance.
States and Cities Are Trying to Save Their Small Businesses and Services

As Mitch McConnell refuses to provide much-needed aid to cities and states, some local governments are trying to provide their own aid.

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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.