#MitchMcConnell

  • GOP voters give Mitch McConnell low marks in new poll

    National Republican voters don’t seem to be too pleased with their Senate majority leader. A Quinnipiac survey of 1,193 voters conducted in late April found only 35 percent of Republicans approve of the way Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is handling his job. Forty-eight percent disapproved, putting his net approval just...
  • Mitch McConnell just introduced a bill to legalize hemp

    The top Republican in the US Senate wants to legalize hemp. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill on Thursday that would remove federal barriers to hemp, which is derived from the cannabis plant but, as a nonpsychoactive substance, can’t get someone high. Hemp, instead, is typically used...
  • McConnell wants hemp removed from controlled substance list

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The U.S. Senate’s top leader said Monday he wants to bring hemp production back into the mainstream by removing it from the controlled substances list that now associates it with its cousin – marijuana. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told hemp advocates in his home state...
  • Congress rushes to pass a $1.3 trillion spending bill before the government shuts down again

    Facing another possible government shutdown, Congress rushed Thursday to vote on a massive $1.3 trillion spending bill only hours after its release. Congressional leaders unveiled the more than 2,200-page proposal Wednesday night after striking agreement on some major points of contention. Lawmakers will have to pass the legislation by...
  • Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan both plan to end food stamp program!

    Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan both agreed today on Fox news that the food stamp program needs to come to an end — Allen Marshall (@AllenCMarshall) December 24, 2017 SNAP provides a monthly supplement for purchasing nutritious food. If you qualify, you’ll get a debit card to use for...
  • Senate Has The Votes to Pass GOP Tax Bill According to McConnell

    Senate Republicans have announced that they have secured enough votes to pass a landmark $1.5 trillion tax package. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters “we have the votes” when speaking on the bill. Sen. Jeff Flake also announced that he was in support of the tax bill. The bill...
  • McConnell: Paul’s absence another possible challenge for GOP

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says fellow Sen. Rand Paul’s absence while recovering from an assault in which his neighbor is charged creates another challenge in what’s become a daily “Maalox moment” while trying to keep together his slim Republican majority. McConnell on Monday wished his...
  • Conservative leaders call for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s to resign

    WASHINGTON – An influential array of conservative leaders is calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to resign, calling him a “failure” who “has cost Republicans almost a year of victories.” “He has demonstrated that he either does not understand the frustration coming from conservatives and the urgency of...
  • Poll: GOP voters side with Trump over McConnell

    Republican voters are taking President Donald Trump’s side in his war with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll that also shows a bump in Trump’s approval rating after last week’s all-time low. The poll shows more GOP voters think Trump is looking out for...