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 …

Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell Launch ‘Bold and Aggressive’ 200-Day Plan to Implement Trump Agenda

by Neil W. McCabe28 Jan 2017Philadelphia2,241 PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania–Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.) told reporters Thursday at the Republicans’ policy retreat here that they are committed to a 200-day program to implement the agenda of President Donald J. Trump. “We are actually having a fantastic opportunity right here in …

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 …

Why Is a Liberal Professor Helping Mitch McConnell Fight for Coal Companies?

By Jonathan Chait   Mitch McConnell, who is leading the fight to stop the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, pointed out last week that he has a surprising ally: “Iconic liberal constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe — who was President Obama’s constitutional law professor at Harvard Law School — said he agrees.” The lawsuit to block …

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 …

Mitch McConnell’s Love Affair with Hemp How the Kentucky senator picked a fight with the DEA and became one of Washington’s top drug policy reformers.

Last May, a shipment of 250 pounds of hemp seeds left Italy destined for Kentucky as part of a pilot project made legal by the 2013 federal farm bill. Kentucky farmers had long hoped for a crop that could fill the void left by the decline of tobacco, and many thought that industrial hemp, which …

McConnell has a confrontational course in mind

01/05/15 09:20 AM   By Steve Benen The Wall Street Journal reported the other day that the Republican-led Congress plans to quickly take up “legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline,” which President Obama is likely to reject. “Such a move could antagonize Republicans,” the newspaper noted. It’s always fascinating to see the ways …

Democrats are pulling out of the Kentucky Senate race. Here’s why that’s important.

By Chris Cillizza October 14 Roll Call newspaper -- Fix alum! -- broke the news Tuesday afternoon: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has stopped its TV advertising for the final three weeks in the Kentucky Senate race. That decision effectively leaves Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes on her own and is rightly read as a sign …

Romney to Raise Money for McConnell in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Aug 26, 2014, 7:46 PM ET By ADAM BEAM Associated Press Mitt Romney is coming to Kentucky to raise money for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the latest in a string of high-profile politicians getting in on one of the country's most competitive midterm races. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican …

Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa Ron Paul scandal

The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has resigned as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. Jesse Benton joined the McConnell campaign for the 2014 cycle, after several years as an important member of the political …

Kentucky Secretary of State Will Challenge McConnell in Senate Race

    By TRIP GABRIEL Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky secretary of state, announced on Monday that she would take on Senator Mitch McConnell in what is likely to be one of the most costly, high-profile and sharp-elbowed races of 2014. Ms. Grimes, who has only held public office since January 2012, stepped forward after …

U.S. Representative Massie Introduces Industrial Hemp Bill

For Immediate Release Contact: Wednesday February 6, 2013 (202) 225-3465 U.S. Representative Massie Introduces Industrial Hemp Bill “Industrial hemp is a sustainable crop and could be a great economic opportunity for Kentucky farmers” WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced federal legislation that requires the federal government to respect state laws allowing the growing …

Ashley Judd mocked in GOP ad. Will it scare her off Kentucky Senate run?

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is not popular in Kentucky, and a poll puts actress Ashley Judd, a Democrat, within range of defeating him in 2014. The ad is a preemptive strike. By Peter Grier, Staff writer / February 6, 2013   Did Ashley Judd think running for Senate in Kentucky would be a pleasant …

Progress Kentucky, Democratic Super PAC, Targets Mitch McConnell For Defeat In 2014

Posted: 01/29/2013 12:37 pm EST   PROGRESS KENTUCKY IS ON FACEBOOK AT THIS LINK   WASHINGTON -- It's just January 2013, but in the race to oust Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) after nearly three decades in the Senate, one small super PAC is already exploring all options. Progress Kentucky, launched in December, was …