Twelve shutdown protesters were arrested outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s office Wednesday afternoon. Protesters flooding the hall outside McConnell’s office chanted “end the shutdown,” “do what’s right,” and, “where is Mitch.” One Capitol Hill police officer told Breitbart News he believed they were with unions and said there were 12 arrested.Breitbart News captured video of some of the arrests: Some of those among the crowd wore hats or bags identifying with unions, while a few other activists wore Code Pink clothing. The protest outside McConnell’s office in the Russell Senate building took place after protesters demonstrated against the shutdown in the atrium of the Hart Senate building. Many of those in the crowd were wearing hats or shirts that identified them as with activist groups or union groups, including Code Pink and SEIU. A protest leader announced to the media at the end of the silent portion … [Read more...] about 12 Arrested at Mitch McConnell’s Office During Shutdown Protest
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Mitch McConnell Got Everything He Wanted. But at What Cost? Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature The president whom the Senate Republican leader helped elect has turned out to be the one thing he can’t control. Mitch McConnell in the United States Capitol in December. Credit Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times Supported by ByCharles Homans Jan. 22, 2019 At sunrise, there it was: a red-tailed hawk, its gyre widening over the United States Capitol building in the Creamsicle-colored light, like the world’s least subtle literary reference. It was still there by midafternoon, drifting on the thermals over the mostly depopulated National Mall, wheeling occasionally past the window in the hallway outside the office where the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, sat on the 20th day of what would soon become the longest government shutdown in American history. That morning, Jan. 10, … [Read more...] about Mitch McConnell Got Everything He Wanted. But at What Cost?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When President Donald Trump stormed out of a White House meeting with congressional leaders last Wednesday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sat there silently, uttering not a word as the talks blew up, according to others in the room. U.S. President Donald Trump departs with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Mike Pence after addressing a closed Senate Republican policy lunch as a partial government shutdown enters its 19th day on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Young The No. 1 Republican in Congress, who rose to power on his reputation as a master of legislative wrangling, has had little to say in public or private during a partial federal government shutdown that began on Dec. 22 and has no end in sight. Showing no interest in defying his president and Trump’s demand that triggered the shutdown for funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall opposed by Democrats, McConnell has kept … [Read more...] about As government shutdown drags on, where is Senator McConnell?
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Pressed for time and pushed to move quickly on a border wall and criminal justice reform, the Senate’s top leader has his own priority in Congress’ lame-duck session: passing a farm bill that includes a full pardon for hemp, the non-intoxicating cousin of marijuana that’s making a comeback in his home state. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has guaranteed that his proposal to make hemp a legal agricultural commodity, removing it from the federal list of controlled substances, will be part of the final farm bill, a crucial measure for rural America and Kentucky, where the Republican senator faces re-election in 2020. He places it on a par with federal spending bills as action Congress must take before the end of the year. Keeping that promise would cap a decadeslong journey to overcome the stigma associated with the crop, which McConnell himself did not initially embrace wholeheartedly. But in recent years, the quintessential establishment … [Read more...] about Mitch McConnell wants Congress to legalize hemp
By Steven Rosenberg | PUBLISHED: November 14, 2018 at 8:43 am | UPDATED: November 14, 2018 at 8:43 am By LISA MASCARO | AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON — Senators chose Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for another term leading Republicans and Chuck Schumer for Democrats in closed-door party elections Wednesday lacking the high drama underway on the House side in the midterm election fallout. Both senators were chosen by acclamation, according to those familiar with the private caucus meetings. McConnell, the Kentucky Republican who expanded GOP ranks in last week’s midterm, faced no contest for the job. Democrats returned Schumer’s entire leadership team, despite the loss of several incumbents in last week’s election. During a brief photo op in McConnell’s Capitol office ahead of voting, McConnell presented his newly elected senators who will take their seats in January. Among them was Florida’s Rick Scott, the Republican governor whose … [Read more...] about Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer re-elected as Senate leaders