final rule regarding state drug testing policies for participants in the state unemployment compensation program

Dear Ms. Krider; Thank you for contacting me about the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule regarding state drug testing policies for participants in the state unemployment compensation program. Hearing from you helps me better represent Kentucky in the United States Senate. In 2012, Congress passed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation …

Thank you for contacting me to share your interest in protecting the environment

  Dear Ms. Krider; Thank you for contacting me to share your interest in protecting the environment. I appreciate your making me aware of your concerns, and I welcome the opportunity to respond.  Like you, I believe that preserving and promoting a healthy environment is important to the future of our country and the Commonwealth …

"If some of you are here thinking I’m going to elaborate on the presidential election, let me disabuse you of that notion,"

  Associated Press Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks July 19 on the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. WASHINGTON -- Republicans nervously eyeing the White House race are learning a lesson with Donald Trump that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell painfully learned in 2010 and 2012. Faulty outsider candidates blew several …

Ron Paul: Senate To Offer President Total War Authority

Daniel McAdams, January 25, 2016 The US Senate under Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is poised to rush to the floor a bill that would give the president total war authority anywhere on the globe, perhaps even including on US soil. All in the name of fighting ISIS, Congress is about to crown the president …

Senator Whose Family Was Caught With Smuggled Cocaine On Cargo Ship Says ‘No’ To Legalized Marijuana

  A cargo ship which has been linked to anti-drug Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell was stopped and searched before departing from Colombia recently, with approximately 90 pounds of cocaine found on board by the Coast Guard. But now, Senator McConnell is doubling down on his reputation as an “Anti-Drug Senator” by railing against legalized marijuana. …

“Little by little, we’ve allowed our freedom to slip away,” Mr. Paul said

WASHINGTON — The government’s authority to sweep up vast quantities of phone records in the hunt for terrorists was set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Monday after Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, blocked an extension of the program during an extraordinary and at times caustic Sunday session of the Senate. Still, the Senate signaled …

Correspondence from Sen. Mitch McConnell–RE: Marijuana in Kentucky

  Dear Mrs. Krider: Thank you for contacting me with your thoughts on marijuana.  Your views help me represent Kentucky and the nation in the United States Senate. In your correspondence, you expressed your thoughts on rescheduling marijuana from its current status as a Schedule I controlled substance.  Kentuckians continue to combat the negative consequences …

How Mitch McConnell got the Senate working again

The human trafficking bill should have been a no-brainer. When Democrats manufactured an obstruction, McConnell kept his team together and forced a compromise to move the Loretta Lynch nomination and the trafficking bill together. By John Feehery, Voices contributor April 24, 2015   I wouldn’t want to play Texas hold-em with Mitch McConnell. To win …

Mitch McConnell supports cannabis farming in Kentucky

Beth Ethier of the Slatest released an article on March 3, 2015 titled Mitch McConnell Wants Hemp in a Farm Near You. Hemp is a member of the cannabis family along with its cousin marijuana. Hemp generally has a minimal amount to THC, which is the active ingredient in medical and recreational marijuana.   McConnell …

States should reject Obama mandate for clean-power regulations By Mitch McConnell March 3, 2015

  The Obama administration's so-called "clean power" regulation seeks to shut down more of America's power generation under the guise of protecting the climate. In reality, this proposed regulation would have a negligible effect on global climate but a profoundly negative impact on countless American families already struggling. The regulation is unfair. It's probably illegal. …