U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018. The bipartisan legislation authorizes funds for school security improvements and investment in early intervention and prevention programs to stop school violence before it happens.
The STOP School Violence Act authorizes the Department of Justice to make grants for the purposes of training students, school Continue reading Senator McConnell Sponsors Critical School Safety Legislation
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding the president’s intent to nominate Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State and Gina Haspel for Director of the CIA:
“In selecting CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his nominee for Secretary of State, the president has called upon a brilliant, tough-minded leader to guide our diplomatic corps through challenging days ahead. I have every confidence in Mike. He has earned the trust of the career officers at the CIA, and I am certain he will be an excellent Secretary of State.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today regarding Secretary of State Rex Tillerson:
“Over the last year, the Trump Administration confronted myriad national security threats—the terrorist threat from ISIL and Al Qaeda, the dramatic advancement in North Korea’s missile program, crafting new strategies in Afghanistan and Iraq, standing up to Russian malign behavior and confronting the ongoing civil war in Syria—each of which presented a unique challenge to our nation. Through it all, our country was able to call upon the unique talents of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Continue reading McConnell Statement on Rex Tillerson
Kentuckian anti-fracking activist Chris Schimmoeller will speak before the United Nation’s 62nd Conference on the Status of Women and Girls as part of two panels on the anti-fracking movement. Schimmoeller was invited to speak by Beth Blissman, Loretto at the UN’s non-governmental representative. The conference will take place March 12-23 in New York City.
Schimmoeller will be among five panelists to talk about “Frontline Leadership: Rural Women in the Anti-Fracking Movement.” The event will run from 8:30 to 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday, March 14, downstairs at the Salvation Army, 221 E. 52nd St. Among the four other female panelists is the CEO of Good Energies Alliance Ireland and an elder from the Onondaga Nation. Continue reading Kentuckian to Speak at Loretto’s Invitation on Anti-Fracking Movement at U.N.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding today’s announcement from the president on steel and aluminum tariffs:
“Members of the Senate, myself included, are concerned about the scope of the proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum and their impact on American citizens and businesses, including many I represent in Kentucky. I am pleased to see that the administration today made accommodations for some of our trading partners and Continue reading McConnell on the President’s Tariff Announcement
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the passing of Rev. Billy Graham:
“It is with great sadness that Elaine and I note the passing of the Rev. Billy Graham, a man whose God-given gifts and love for souls endeared him to millions and earned for him the title ‘America’s Pastor.’ The son of a dairy farmer, Billy Graham became one of the world’s most trusted men by preaching God’s mercy to the rich and poor alike. His hundreds of crusades spanned more than five decades and spurred countless conversions in America and around the world. Continue reading Rev. Billy Graham
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement on 2-15-2018 following the Senate confirmation of General Norman Arflack to serve as United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Kentucky:
“I would like to congratulate retired Brigadier General Norman Arflack on his confirmation to serve as the U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Kentucky. His impressive record of service to the Commonwealth and the nation, both in the Kentucky National Guard and the Kentucky State Police, have prepared him well for this important position. I would like to once again commend President Trump for this nomination, and I was proud to support General Arflack in the Senate.”