Tag: Mitch McConnell

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday closed off chances of the Senate acting anytime soon on a House bill that would give most Americans $2,000 stimulus payments. The Kentucky Republican said the…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s push for bigger $2,000 COVID-19  relief checks stalled out in the Senate as Republicans blocked a swift vote proposed by Democrats and split within their own ranks over whether…

Kansas Reps. Roger Marshall and Ron Estes showed their true colors in two decisive votes Monday.  First, they voted against boosting pandemic relief checks from $600 to $2,000. The bonuses would benefit an estimated 160…

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recognized Joe Biden as the winner of the U.S. election the day after the Electoral College confirmed his victory — a pivotal moment that further cements President Donald…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tapped the brakes Tuesday on growing momentum for another coronavirus relief package, claiming he’ll only drop his most unpopular policy proposal if Democrats agree to give up their demand for…

Day by day, President Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of a free and fair election grow more brazen. Day by day, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other so-called leaders of the Republican…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s most powerful GOP ally in the Senate said Friday that Congress is unlikely to deliver another big COVID-19 relief bill before the election, casting doubt on the on-again, off-again…

It’s a tragedy that in the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing we are not allowed to mourn. Instead, within hours of her death Friday evening politicians were plotting as to how President Donald…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans in Congress are expected to meet today with President Donald Trump at the White House on the next COVID-19  aid package as the crisis many hoped would have improved has…

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s suggestion last week that he’d rather let states go bankrupt than see Congress rescue their coronavirus-decimated budgets raises the question: What would a state bankruptcy look like? It…