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WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he hoped the Senate would soon pass legislation already passed by the Democraticcontrolled House of Representatives easing terms of the coronavirus smallbusiness loan program PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he hoped the Senate would soon pass legislation already passed by the Democraticcontrolled House of Representatives easing terms of the coronavirus smallbusiness loan program http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-ppp/u-s-senate-leader-hopes-for-quick-passage-of-house-coronavirus-small-business-bill-idUSKBN2383IR2020-06-02
A further crackdown from Beijing will only intensify the Senates interest in reexamining the U.S.China U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican said in a statement NegativeHONG China is set to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong after last years prodemocracy unrest a Chinese official said on Thursday drawing a warning from President Donald Trump that Washington would react very against the attempt to gain more control over the former British colony http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong-us/china-set-to-impose-new-hong-kong-security-law-trump-warns-of-strong-u-s-reaction-idUSKBN22X19C2020-05-22
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday threatened to reexamine the U.S.Chinese relationship if Beijing pursues a further on Hong Kong after China was set to impose new national security legislation on the former British colony NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday threatened to reexamine the U.S.Chinese relationship if Beijing pursues a further on Hong Kong after China was set to impose new national security legislation on the former British colony http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong-usa-senate/u-s-senate-republican-leader-threatens-reexamining-u-s-china-relationship-idUSKBN22Y01B2020-05-22
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday another stimulus package to deal with the impact of the coronavirus was not too far off PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday another stimulus package to deal with the impact of the coronavirus was not too far off http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/next-u-s-coronavirus-rescue-package-not-too-far-off-mcconnell-says-idUSKBN22X2VY2020-05-22
WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will serve as acting chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday after Senator Richard Burr announced he would step aside from the position during a federal investigation of his stock trades NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will serve as acting chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday after Senator Richard Burr announced he would step aside from the position during a federal investigation of his stock trades http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-intelligence-rubio/senator-rubio-chosen-as-acting-intelligence-committee-chairman-idUSKBN22U2WV2020-05-19
Republican leaders have dismissed the bill which Trump said he would veto with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calling it dead on arrival NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday there will be negotiations on the new trillion coronavirus relief legislation passed by the Democraticcontrolled House of Representatives and that Democrats have no red lines http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/pelosi-sees-negotiations-on-new-3-trillion-coronavirus-legislation-cbs-idUSKBN22T0KA2020-05-18
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he is open to another relief bill to help alleviate economic pain inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic and is talking to members of President Donald Trumps administration about possible legislation PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he is open to another relief bill to help alleviate economic pain inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic and is talking to members of President Donald Trumps administration about possible legislation http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/mcconnell-u-s-republicans-open-to-future-possible-coronavirus-relief-bill-idUSKBN22Q3NA2020-05-16
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Burr contacted him on Thursday morning to inform him of his decision to move aside temporarily during the investigation NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Richard Burr will step aside as chairman of the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee after the FBI seized his mobile telephone in a major escalation of a probe of his stock trades before the downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-burr/u-s-senator-burr-steps-aside-as-committee-chair-as-fbi-probes-stock-trades-idUSKBN22Q0NB2020-05-15
WASHINGTON Republican Senator Richard Burr will temporarily step aside as chairman of the intelligence committee effective at the end of Friday during a federal investigation into whether he sold shares ahead of a market plunge tied to the coronavirus pandemic Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON Republican Senator Richard Burr will temporarily step aside as chairman of the intelligence committee effective at the end of Friday during a federal investigation into whether he sold shares ahead of a market plunge tied to the coronavirus pandemic Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-burr-mcconnell/senate-intelligence-committee-chairman-stepping-down-during-stock-sale-investigation-idUSKBN22Q2TR2020-05-15
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican on Tuesday said that any new coronavirusresponse legislation would have to be narrowly as he criticized a trillion plan unveiled by House of Representatives Democrats NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican on Tuesday said that any new coronavirusresponse legislation would have to be narrowly as he criticized a trillion plan unveiled by House of Representatives Democrats http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/u-s-senate-leader-says-will-only-consider-narrow-coronavirus-bill-idUSKBN22O2WT2020-05-13
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will make a renewed attempt this week to extend parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday two months after the divisive government surveillance tools expired NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will make a renewed attempt this week to extend parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday two months after the divisive government surveillance tools expired http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-surveillance-congress/senate-to-reconsider-expired-surveillance-tools-idUSKBN22N2QX2020-05-12
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has expressed opposition to aid for state and local governments but some senators in his party are for it NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday laid out the broad outlines of the next massive coronavirusresponse bill Democrats will seek with possible votes as soon as next week http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-house-democrats-to-attempt-passing-next-coronavirus-bill-soon-idUSKBN22J2HW2020-05-08
WASHINGTON A key U.S. Senate Democrat pushed back on Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnells drive to protect employers from coronavirusrelated lawsuits when the economy begins to reopen saying it would be unnecessary if the White House set clearer standards NegativeWASHINGTON A key U.S. Senate Democrat pushed back on Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnells drive to protect employers from coronavirusrelated lawsuits when the economy begins to reopen saying it would be unnecessary if the White House set clearer standards http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-liability/fight-brews-in-congress-over-republican-push-to-protect-business-from-coronavirus-lawsuits-idUSKBN22J1HI2020-05-08
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he expects the chamber to move soon to pass a bill that would call on the Trump administration to toughen its response to Chinas crackdown on the countrys Muslim minority groups NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he expects the chamber to move soon to pass a bill that would call on the Trump administration to toughen its response to Chinas crackdown on the countrys Muslim minority groups http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-xinjiang/senate-leader-expects-vote-soon-on-seeking-china-sanctions-over-uighurs-idUSKBN22J3E42020-05-08
WASHINGTON A federal judge who is a protege of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is too inexperienced to sit on a powerful federal appeals court in Washington Democratic lawmakers said on Wednesday NeutralWASHINGTON A federal judge who is a protege of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is too inexperienced to sit on a powerful federal appeals court in Washington Democratic lawmakers said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-judge/democrats-say-trumps-pick-for-powerful-u-s-court-too-inexperienced-idUSKBN22I1GF2020-05-07
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said that legislation to protect businesses from litigation related to the coronavirus outbreak will be narrowlycrafted by Republicans and would have to be included in any upcoming bill in response to the pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said that legislation to protect businesses from litigation related to the coronavirus outbreak will be narrowlycrafted by Republicans and would have to be included in any upcoming bill in response to the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/u-s-senate-republicans-crafting-narrow-business-liability-protections-mcconnell-idUSKBN22H2NI2020-05-06
But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the way forward on coronavirus legislation would depend on Democrats willingness to agree to protect businesses and others from COVIDrelated litigation PositiveWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Wednesday proposed a bill that would require a U.S. coronavirus supply czar to oversee critical medical supplies while the top Senate Republican doubled down on demands for business protections http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-congressional-democrats-push-for-coronavirus-medical-supply-czar-idUSKBN22B1XK2020-04-30
WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate Democrat on Wednesday accused Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of endangering the lives of Senate staff if he brings them back to work next week without effective safeguards against coronavirus infection in place NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. Senate Democrat on Wednesday accused Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of endangering the lives of Senate staff if he brings them back to work next week without effective safeguards against coronavirus infection in place http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-senate/senate-democrat-says-republican-leaders-plan-to-resume-work-puts-lives-in-danger-idUSKBN22B33X2020-04-30
WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that Democrats would not support protections for businesses against COVIDrelated litigation which Senate Majority Mitch McConnell has demanded as a condition for further coronavirus relief legislation NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that Democrats would not support protections for businesses against COVIDrelated litigation which Senate Majority Mitch McConnell has demanded as a condition for further coronavirus relief legislation http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pelosi/pelosi-shoots-down-mcconnell-demand-for-business-covid-protection-idUSKBN22B2ZH2020-04-30
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on his Republican colleagues on Tuesday to oppose an effort by the White House to insert infrastructure spending measures in an expected fourth coronavirus relief bill Axios reported NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on his Republican colleagues on Tuesday to oppose an effort by the White House to insert infrastructure spending measures in an expected fourth coronavirus relief bill Axios reported http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-infrastructure/u-s-senate-leader-opposes-infrastructure-spending-in-next-coronavirus-relief-bill-axios-idUSKCN22A3332020-04-29
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell meanwhile told Fox Radio his next red would be measures to protect businesses from coronavirusrelated lawsuits when states lift pandemic restrictions NegativeWASHINGTON A large group of U.S. House of Representatives Democrats pushed on Monday for the chamber to allow its members to vote remotely during the coronavirus outbreak over Republican objections if there is no agreement this week on how to do so http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-house/u-s-house-democrats-push-for-new-rules-to-allow-remote-voting-amid-coronavirus-idUSKCN2292UV2020-04-28
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday predicted that Congress would approve further funding for states and cities whose budgets have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday predicted that Congress would approve further funding for states and cities whose budgets have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/u-s-senate-republican-leader-sees-further-aid-for-states-cities-idUSKCN2292SM2020-04-28
WASHINGTON New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday derided Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnells suggestion that states whose finances are depleted by the coronavirus epidemic could declare bankruptcy as a really idea and warned that financial markets would tank if that were allowed to happen NegativeWASHINGTON New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday derided Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnells suggestion that states whose finances are depleted by the coronavirus epidemic could declare bankruptcy as a really idea and warned that financial markets would tank if that were allowed to happen http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/new-yorks-cuomo-to-mcconnell-on-state-bankruptcy-watch-the-market-tank-idUSKCN2252AE2020-04-24
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday opened the door to allowing U.S. states to file for bankruptcy to deal with economic losses stemming from the coronavirus outbreak that are punching big holes in their budgets NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday opened the door to allowing U.S. states to file for bankruptcy to deal with economic losses stemming from the coronavirus outbreak that are punching big holes in their budgets http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-states/mcconnell-says-he-favors-state-bankruptcy-over-more-federal-aid-idUSKCN2242U72020-04-23
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday he would like to pause and assess the effects of the trillions of dollars in coronavirus stimulus spending so far before considering assistance to state and local governments PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday he would like to pause and assess the effects of the trillions of dollars in coronavirus stimulus spending so far before considering assistance to state and local governments http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/u-s-senates-mcconnell-says-to-assess-impact-on-debt-before-considering-helping-states-idUSKCN22438K2020-04-23
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told senators on a conference call on Sunday that additional funding Democrats wanted would not be in the package PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Democrats and Republicans are near agreement on extra money to help small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic and could seal a deal as early as Monday President Donald Trump said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/coronavirus-relief-deal-for-u-s-small-businesses-may-come-monday-trump-says-idUSKBN2210ID2020-04-20
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky a Republican whose seat is not widely seen as vulnerable took in about million less than Democratic challenger Amy McGrath NegativeWASHINGTON Democratic contenders for Republicanheld U.S. Senate seats raised more money in early 2020 than their opponents in about half a dozen competitive races with campaigns amassing cash even as a national health crisis pushed fundraising online http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-senate/democrats-outraise-republicans-in-competitive-senate-races-in-first-quarter-idUSKCN21Y25A2020-04-17
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discussed nominations with Trump on Wednesday and promised to find ways to confirm those considered to the pandemic a McConnell spokesman said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to shut down Congress so he could fill vacancies in his administration without Senate confirmation saying he was frustrated lawmakers were not in Washington to vote on his nominees for federal judgeships and other government positions http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-nominations/trump-threatens-to-adjourn-u-s-congress-over-scam-preventing-appointments-idUSKCN21X3GI2020-04-16
That marks a change from recent weeks when both Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell a Republican were publicly dismissive of calls for remote voting NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives is looking very at how its members could vote from outside the Capitol as a coronavirusforced recess looks poised to last into at least next month the chambers No http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/as-pandemic-lingers-u-s-house-looking-very-closely-at-remote-voting-idUSKCN21X2PO2020-04-16
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell so far have resisted calls from lawmakers in both parties to allow remote voting in Congress amid the coronavirus crisis NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that for the first time it will hear cases argued by teleconference rather than in the courtroom due to the coronavirus pandemic including a dispute over whether President Donald Trumps tax and financial records should be disclosed http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump-finances/a-u-s-supreme-court-first-arguments-by-teleconference-including-major-one-involving-trump-idUSKCN21V1D42020-04-14
Aides to Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had no comment on the possibility of a deal early next week PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and congressional leaders will hold bipartisan negotiations on a new coronavirusresponse bill with the goal of reaching a deal by early next week Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-trump-congress/mnuchin-congress-leaders-to-hold-new-talks-on-next-coronavirus-aid-bill-idUSKCN21S17Z2020-04-11
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday the U.S. Congress will work on another coronavirus relief bill with healthcare topping the list of priorities NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday the U.S. Congress will work on another coronavirus relief bill with healthcare topping the list of priorities http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/republican-leader-mcconnell-says-another-coronavirus-bill-is-coming-idUSKBN21L35L2020-04-04
Their Republican counterparts House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did attend along with three Republican House members PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/historic-2-2-trillion-coronavirus-bill-passes-u-s-house-becomes-law-idUSKBN21E1CM2020-03-28
Our nation obviously is going through a kind of crisis that is totally unprecedented in living Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said shortly before the vote on passage NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously backed a trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-senate-passes-2-trillion-bill-for-strange-and-evil-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN21C1C02020-03-26
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set the lateWednesday vote on passage of the bipartisan bill which was crafted in marathon talks over the past week PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate is scheduled to begin voting shortly on an historic trillion bill to stimulate the sagging economy and rush federal funds to medical centers struggling to respond to the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-senate/u-s-senate-poised-to-vote-on-passage-of-2-trillion-coronavirus-bill-idUSKBN21D0A92020-03-26
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will move to pass a massive coronavirus bill on Wednesday aimed at providing economic relief for individuals and companies amid the ongoing outbreak U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will move to pass a massive coronavirus bill on Wednesday aimed at providing economic relief for individuals and companies amid the ongoing outbreak U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/u-s-senate-to-pass-massive-coronavirus-bill-on-wednesday-mcconnell-idUSKBN21C2PC2020-03-26
The Senates Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell was expected to speak on the Senate floor shortly about the agreement PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. senators and Trump administration officials have reached an agreement on a massive economic stimulus bill to alleviate the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak White House official Eric Ueland said early on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-congress-still-awaits-2-trillion-coronavirus-aid-deal-idUSKBN21B18D2020-03-25
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said lawmakers were very close on Tuesday to a deal on an economic package that will provide relief for Americans and businesses during the coronavirus outbreak PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said lawmakers were very close on Tuesday to a deal on an economic package that will provide relief for Americans and businesses during the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/mcconnell-says-lawmakers-very-close-to-a-deal-on-coronavirus-bill-idUSKBN21B28E2020-03-25
Later on Sunday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican announced he would hold a repeat vote early on Monday only to be blocked by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senates drive to pass a coronavirus response bill remained stymied late on Sunday as Democrats held out for more money to help state and local governments and hospitals while Republicans urged quick action to give financial markets a sign of encouragement http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/coronavirus-relief-bill-slows-in-u-s-senate-talks-continue-idUSKBN2190NO2020-03-23
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he planned to bring up the legislation for a vote on Monday PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for the coronavirus his office said on Sunday becoming the first member of the Senate to announce he has COVID19 as the number of U.S. cases of the respiratory disease grows http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-randpaul/rand-paul-becomes-first-u-s-senator-to-test-positive-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN2190Y52020-03-23
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will vote on a massive economic relief bill on Monday U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday adding that negotiations were continuing with Democrats on the legislation PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will vote on a massive economic relief bill on Monday U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday adding that negotiations were continuing with Democrats on the legislation http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-house-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/u-s-senate-to-vote-on-coronavirus-relief-bill-on-monday-mcconnell-idUSKBN2190TB2020-03-23
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell frustrated over the deadlock on a major coronavirus response bill late on Sunday announced a procedural vote will be held early on Monday on a bill that senators already rejected NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell frustrated over the deadlock on a major coronavirus response bill late on Sunday announced a procedural vote will be held early on Monday on a bill that senators already rejected http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/as-talks-drag-on-u-s-senate-sets-second-vote-on-monday-on-coronavirus-bill-idUSKBN21A08R2020-03-23
I think were clearly going to get said Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell who scheduled a vote for Monday PositiveNEW Nearly 1 in 4 Americans were under orders to close up shop and stay at home on Saturday as lawmakers in Washington neared a deal that could pump a record trillion into the economy to limit the economic damage from the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa/one-in-four-americans-told-to-stay-home-as-congress-nears-1-trillion-stimulus-idUSKBN21729V2020-03-22
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced emergency legislation on Thursday to stem the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and Republicans and Democrats agreed to meet on Friday to seek an agreement NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced emergency legislation on Thursday to stem the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and Republicans and Democrats agreed to meet on Friday to seek an agreement http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-senate-will-seek-deal-on-1-trillion-coronavirus-economic-aid-package-idUSKBN2161FX2020-03-20
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday introduced a massive new legislative package to combat the effects of the coronavirus outbreak saying Republicans would soon begin negotiations with Democrats aimed at brokering a deal to pass it PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday introduced a massive new legislative package to combat the effects of the coronavirus outbreak saying Republicans would soon begin negotiations with Democrats aimed at brokering a deal to pass it http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-legislation/senate-republicans-introduce-new-coronavirus-bill-idUSKBN2163YM2020-03-20
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday that he and his fellow Republicans were finalizing details on a sweeping economic stimulus bill to deal with fallout from a growing coronavirus outbreak NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday that he and his fellow Republicans were finalizing details on a sweeping economic stimulus bill to deal with fallout from a growing coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-senate/u-s-senate-leader-mcconnell-says-large-coronavirus-economic-relief-bill-near-ready-idUSKBN2163072020-03-20
WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that Republicans were nearing an agreement on larger economic stimulus legislation to support the coronavirushit U.S. economy PositiveWASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that Republicans were nearing an agreement on larger economic stimulus legislation to support the coronavirushit U.S. economy http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-mcconnell/senates-mcconnell-says-republicans-nearing-pact-on-big-economic-stimulus-bill-idUSKBN2153F02020-03-19
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expects the chamber on Wednesday to pass an economic relief bill already approved by the House of Representatives and then work on legislation aimed at aiding small businesses giving Americans money directly and helping some industries during the coronavirus crisis PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expects the chamber on Wednesday to pass an economic relief bill already approved by the House of Representatives and then work on legislation aimed at aiding small businesses giving Americans money directly and helping some industries during the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-senate/senate-to-pass-coronavirus-bill-stay-to-work-on-more-aid-mcconnell-idUSKBN2152IA2020-03-19
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he aimed to win Senate passage of a coronavirus response bill that has already passed in the House of Representatives NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaking to reporters on Monday after a meeting with Senate Republicans said he was seeking a big for an additional stimulus package intended to prop up the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak but he did not elaborate http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-republicans/mnuchin-seeks-big-number-for-additional-coronavirus-u-s-stimulus-package-idUSKBN2133ZB2020-03-17
It appears that over in the House leftwing political messaging may have taken priority over the needs of our Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said NeutralWASHINGTON As schools close offices clear out and sporting events are canceled across the United States a familiar Washington problem partisan gridlock threatened on Thursday to derail the U.S. governments ability to contain the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-stimulus-analy/u-s-coronavirus-stimulus-package-stuck-in-congress-over-paid-sick-leave-idUSKBN20Z3EK2020-03-13
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was confident the Senate would pass the bill PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. government surveillance tools fiercely opposed by privacy advocates and defended by intelligence agencies will expire after legislation renewing them stalled in the Senate on Thursday although passage is expected next week http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-surveillance-congress/u-s-surveillance-program-to-expire-after-renewal-stalls-in-senate-idUSKBN20Z2EH2020-03-13
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Johnson had been looking into the matter before Biden surged in the nomination race this week PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Mitt Romney the lone Republican to vote to convict President Donald Trump of abuse of power following his impeachment said on Thursday a Senate Republican investigation of Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden appeared politically motivated http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-biden-senate/romney-says-u-s-senate-republican-probe-of-biden-appears-political-idUSKBN20T0482020-03-06
Mitch McConnell is making one more referring to the Republican Senate majority leader NeutralNEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trumps reelection campaign sued the Washington Post for libel on Tuesday over two opinion pieces that it said suggested improper ties between the campaign and Russia North Korea or both http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-election-trump-lawsuit/trump-campaign-sues-washington-post-over-opinion-pieces-after-suing-ny-times-idUSKBN20Q2YZ2020-03-04
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he was pleased President Donald Trump had announced a nominee for director of national intelligence without expressing an opinion about Representative John Ratcliffes fitness for the job PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he was pleased President Donald Trump had announced a nominee for director of national intelligence without expressing an opinion about Representative John Ratcliffes fitness for the job http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-intelligence-senate/u-s-senate-leader-says-he-hopes-trump-intelligence-nominee-will-get-bipartisan-vote-idUSKBN20P34Y2020-03-03
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican said he hoped a bipartisan effort could produce a deal on funding within the next two weeks PositiveNEW U.S. stocks plummeted on Thursday as fears about the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on economic growth flared even as U.S. officials pledged that they were stepping up efforts to safeguard Americans from the virus spread http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-usa/stocks-plunge-on-coronavirus-fears-even-as-u-s-ramps-up-fight-against-spread-idUSKCN20L2O32020-02-28
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he expected the divided U.S. Congress would make an urgent bipartisan effort to come up with legislation to fund the fight NegativeBy David Morgan and Michael Erman http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/china-health-usa/u-s-officials-say-they-are-ramping-up-efforts-to-guard-against-coronavirus-idUSL2N2AR1GH2020-02-28
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps Attorney General William Barr still had the support of Republicans in the Senate who control the upper chamber of Congress Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said at a news conference on Tuesday PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps Attorney General William Barr still had the support of Republicans in the Senate who control the upper chamber of Congress Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said at a news conference on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-barr-senate/u-s-senate-republicans-overwhelmingly-support-barr-mcconnell-idUSKBN20J2FE2020-02-26
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a staunch Trump supporter said Barr was a great as attorney general PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that President Donald Trumps attacks on prosecutors the judge and jurors in the trial of a longtime adviser undermined the Justice Departments work adding he would not be by anyone http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-stone/barr-wont-be-bullied-by-trump-on-stone-case-jurors-appalled-idUSKBN20727X2020-02-15
The Republicancontrolled Senate also would need to vote to extend the deadline and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican said last week that he was personally not a supporter NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to revive a decadesold effort to enshrine equal rights for women in the U.S. Constitution setting up an electionyear confrontation that faces long odds of success http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-legal-women/u-s-house-votes-to-revive-decades-old-womens-rights-amendment-idUSKBN2072CF2020-02-14
WASHINGTON Feb 11 U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he did not know whether lawmakers would be able to resolve divisions over lowering prescription drug prices a priority raised by President Donald Trump in his State of the Union address last week PositiveWASHINGTON Feb 11 U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he did not know whether lawmakers would be able to resolve divisions over lowering prescription drug prices a priority raised by President Donald Trump in his State of the Union address last week http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/usa-drugpricing-congress/u-s-senates-mcconnell-cites-hurdles-to-agreement-on-lowering-drug-prices-idUSL1N2AB1TG2020-02-12
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he does not think the Republicanled Senate can reach a budget agreement with the Democratdominated House of Representatives this year NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he does not think the Republicanled Senate can reach a budget agreement with the Democratdominated House of Representatives this year http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-budget-mcconnell/u-s-senate-probably-cant-reach-a-budget-agreement-with-house-mcconnell-idUSKBN2052ID2020-02-12
They claimed dozens of times that their existing case was quote and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said NeutralWASHINGTON The Republicanled U.S. Senate is expected to acquit President Donald Trump on Wednesday at the end of his impeachment trial on charges that he abused his power in dealings with Ukraine and obstructed efforts to uncover the alleged misconduct http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-republicans-exp/explainer-why-will-republicans-vote-to-acquit-trump-in-his-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1ZZ1G22020-02-06
About of Americans said they had a favorable view of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell while said they have an unfavorable view of him NeutralA bipartisan majority of Americans want to see new witnesses testify in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump and the public appears to be largely following the proceedings even after a bruising congressional inquiry that lasted several months according to polling released Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-poll/let-them-speak-most-americans-want-witnesses-in-trump-impeachment-trial-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN1ZL33O2020-01-23
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to move quickly to postpone the measure citing his intention to address questions concerning evidence later in the trial NegativeSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to move quickly to postpone the measure citing his intention to address questions concerning evidence later in the trial http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-whatnext-factbo/trump-impeachment-what-happens-next-idUSKBN1ZJ1FZ2020-01-22
WASHINGTON The septuagenarian members of the U.S. Senate could get a little more sleep during President Donald Trumps impeachment trial after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell backed off a plan for 48 hours of arguments over four days a schedule that had raised the specter of sessions lasting well past midnight PositiveWASHINGTON The septuagenarian members of the U.S. Senate could get a little more sleep during President Donald Trumps impeachment trial after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell backed off a plan for 48 hours of arguments over four days a schedule that had raised the specter of sessions lasting well past midnight http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-midnight/senates-mcconnell-eases-marathon-late-night-impeachment-schedule-idUSKBN1ZL0132020-01-22
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he would move to set aside any efforts by Democrats to force an early vote on subpoenaing witnesses and documents during afternoon proceedings in President Donald Trumps impeachment trial NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he would move to set aside any efforts by Democrats to force an early vote on subpoenaing witnesses and documents during afternoon proceedings in President Donald Trumps impeachment trial http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-mcconnell/mcconnell-vows-to-block-any-early-votes-on-trump-trial-witnesses-idUSKBN1ZK2AO2020-01-22
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican unveiled his proposals for how the impeachment trial would operate if a majority of the Senate approves NeutralJan http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-whatnext-factbo/trump-impeachment-what-happens-next-idUSKBN1ZJ1FZ2020-01-21
Separately Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell put forward rules that could lead to a quick impeachment trial for Trump with no guarantee that witnesses or new evidence would be allowed NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the Democraticled House of Representatives impeachment charges and called for their immediate dismissal by the Republicanled Senate in a memo offering a legal and political case against his removal http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-lawyers-call-for-immediate-acquittal-in-legal-political-defense-idUSKBN1ZJ0XZ2020-01-21
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps impeachment trial which begins next week may pose one of the greatest political challenges Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has faced in more than three decades in Congress NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps impeachment trial which begins next week may pose one of the greatest political challenges Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has faced in more than three decades in Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-mcconnell/senates-mcconnell-keeps-cool-in-heated-trump-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1ZJ1492020-01-21
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday proposed rules that would execute a potentially quick impeachment trial for President Donald Trump with no guarantee that witnesses or new evidence would be allowed NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday proposed rules that would execute a potentially quick impeachment trial for President Donald Trump with no guarantee that witnesses or new evidence would be allowed http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-rules/mcconnell-proposal-envisions-speedy-impeachment-trial-for-trump-idUSKBN1ZJ2CI2020-01-21
Opening statements in the trial are expected next Tuesday according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell whose fellow Republicans will set the rules for the trial PositiveWASHINGTON The Democraticled House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to send two formal charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate clearing the way for only the third impeachment trial of a U.S. president to begin in earnest next week http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/u-s-house-votes-to-send-trump-impeachment-charges-to-senate-for-trial-idUSKBN1ZE1A82020-01-16
The Democraticled U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he would help acquit his fellow Republican at a trial NegativeThe Democraticled U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he would help acquit his fellow Republican at a trial http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-nextsteps-factb/trump-impeachment-what-happens-next-idUSKBN1ZE2Y62020-01-16
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he expected the Senate to vote on final approval of a new North American trade deal on Thursday and send the legislation to President Donald Trump for his signature PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he expected the Senate to vote on final approval of a new North American trade deal on Thursday and send the legislation to President Donald Trump for his signature http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/u-s-senate-expected-to-vote-on-north-american-trade-deal-thursday-mcconnell-idUSKBN1ZE2ZO2020-01-16
WASHINGTON The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is likely to begin next Tuesday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said NegativeWASHINGTON The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is likely to begin next Tuesday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-trial/trump-impeachment-opening-arguments-likely-tuesday-mcconnell-idUSKBN1ZD2UT2020-01-15
As he opened the Senate on Monday Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted Democrats for letting their domestic political grievances pollute their judgment of world and praised Trumps bold action NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump fueled controversy on Monday over his decision to kill Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani by saying it doesnt really whether Soleimani posed an imminent threat to the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-trump/trump-timing-of-threat-from-soleimani-doesnt-really-matter-idUSKBN1ZC1QA2020-01-14
The Democraticled U.S. House of Representatives is expected to send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate this week where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he would help acquit his fellow Republican at a trial NegativeThe Democraticled U.S. House of Representatives is expected to send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate this week where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he would help acquit his fellow Republican at a trial http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-nextsteps-factb/factbox-trump-impeachment-what-happens-next-idUSKBN1ZC27W2020-01-14
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he expected the Senate would debate a war powers resolution soon although he did not provide a more specific timeline NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he expected the Senate would debate a war powers resolution soon although he did not provide a more specific timeline http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-mcconnell/u-s-senate-leader-expects-iran-war-powers-debate-soon-idUSKBN1ZC2952020-01-14
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he has enough support from his fellow Republicans to begin the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump even though lawmakers have yet to agree whether to call witnesses PositiveU.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he has enough support from his fellow Republicans to begin the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump even though lawmakers have yet to agree whether to call witnesses http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-rules-explainer/explainer-what-is-mcconnells-proposed-impeachment-trial-format-idUSKBN1Z91482020-01-11
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will move forward with its own legislative agenda next week unless it receives articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will move forward with its own legislative agenda next week unless it receives articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-mcconnell/mcconnell-says-u-s-senate-to-move-forward-unless-house-sends-impeachment-articles-idUSKBN1Z81V92020-01-10
WASHINGTON Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday there would be no haggling with the Democraticled House of Representatives over the rules for U.S. President Donald Trumps impeachment trial NegativeWASHINGTON Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday there would be no haggling with the Democraticled House of Representatives over the rules for U.S. President Donald Trumps impeachment trial http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/no-sign-of-end-to-standoff-over-trump-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1Z72MY2020-01-09
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday the Senate would not haggle with the House of Representatives over procedures for President Donald Trumps impeachment trial adding that the Senate would make a decision on calling witnesses for the trial at the appropriate time PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday the Senate would not haggle with the House of Representatives over procedures for President Donald Trumps impeachment trial adding that the Senate would make a decision on calling witnesses for the trial at the appropriate time http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-mcconnell/u-s-senates-mcconnell-wont-haggle-with-house-over-impeachment-trial-plan-idUSKBN1Z728C2020-01-09
WASHINGTON Republicans in the U.S. Senate have enough votes to proceed on rules for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump that would delay a decision on whether to allow witness testimony Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON Republicans in the U.S. Senate have enough votes to proceed on rules for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump that would delay a decision on whether to allow witness testimony Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-mcconnell-witne/mcconnell-republicans-can-launch-trump-impeachment-trial-without-decision-on-witnesses-idUSKBN1Z62CL2020-01-08
WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he had enough support from his fellow Republicans to set the rules for President Donald Trumps impeachment trial dealing a blow to Democrats efforts to call new witnesses against the president NegativeWASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he had enough support from his fellow Republicans to set the rules for President Donald Trumps impeachment trial dealing a blow to Democrats efforts to call new witnesses against the president http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/senate-republicans-close-ranks-on-rules-for-trump-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1Z62DS2020-01-08
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said at a news conference that it would not be appropriate for the U.S. to strike Iranian cultural sites a move threatened by President Donald Trump NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said at a news conference that it would not be appropriate for the U.S. to strike Iranian cultural sites a move threatened by President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-mcconnell/mcconnell-not-appropriate-for-u-s-to-target-irans-cultural-sites-idUSKBN1Z62DO2020-01-08
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell told colleagues on Tuesday he has the votes to push ahead with rules for an impeachment of trial of President Donald Trump that would postpone any decision on potential witnesses CNN reported NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell told colleagues on Tuesday he has the votes to push ahead with rules for an impeachment of trial of President Donald Trump that would postpone any decision on potential witnesses CNN reported http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-trial/top-senate-republican-says-has-votes-for-impeachment-trial-rules-cnn-idUSKBN1Z62BD2020-01-08
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday he does not plan to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Kansas in 2020 two people close to McConnell said NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday he does not plan to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Kansas in 2020 two people close to McConnell said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-pompeo/secretary-of-state-pompeo-not-planning-2020-senate-run-sources-idUSKBN1Z528Y2020-01-07
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday U.S. lawmakers should wait for the facts before criticizing President Donald Trumps decision to kill top Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike in Baghdad last week NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday U.S. lawmakers should wait for the facts before criticizing President Donald Trumps decision to kill top Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike in Baghdad last week http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-congress-mcconnell/mcconnell-urges-lawmakers-to-wait-for-facts-on-soleimani-killing-idUSKBN1Z521V2020-01-07
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday the Senate should begin the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump even though it has not resolved a dispute over whether top White House aides will be called as witnesses NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday the Senate should begin the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump even though it has not resolved a dispute over whether top White House aides will be called as witnesses http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-mcconnell/senate-should-set-aside-witness-dispute-and-start-impeachment-trial-mcconnell-idUSKBN1Z21SG2020-01-04
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has thrown cold water on that idea saying House Democrats should have secured the testimony of Bolton and Mulvaney during their investigation NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate is due to hold a trial to consider whether President Donald Trump should be removed from office after the House of Representatives voted in December to impeach him for pressuring Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden a potential rival in the 2020 presidential election http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-explainer/explainer-how-impeachment-works-and-why-trump-is-unlikely-to-be-removed-idUSKBN1Z10PT2020-01-03





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WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday that Republicans had not ruled out hearing witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump one of the main sticking points in drafting rules for the proceedings NegativeWASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday that Republicans had not ruled out hearing witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump one of the main sticking points in drafting rules for the proceedings http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/mcconnell-says-senate-republicans-have-not-ruled-out-witnesses-in-trump-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1YR1CF2019-12-24
WASHINGTON U.S. senators on Monday sparred over the shape of an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with Republican leader Mitch McConnell saying he has not ruled out hearing from witnesses as Democrats have demanded NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. senators on Monday sparred over the shape of an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with Republican leader Mitch McConnell saying he has not ruled out hearing from witnesses as Democrats have demanded http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/mcconnell-says-senate-republicans-have-not-ruled-out-witnesses-in-trump-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1YR1CF2019-12-24
Democrats are pushing to call top Trump aides to testify but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants the Senate to consider the case without hearing from new witnesses PositiveDec http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/battle-lines-harden-over-trump-impeachment-trial-witnesses-idUSKBN1YQ0I62019-12-23
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he met with Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday but they failed to reach an agreement on Schumers demand that witnesses testify at President Donald Trumps Senate impeachment trial NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he met with Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday but they failed to reach an agreement on Schumers demand that witnesses testify at President Donald Trumps Senate impeachment trial http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trump-impeachment-senate/senate-republican-leader-says-no-agreement-with-democrats-on-impeachment-witnesses-idUSKBN1YN2VB2019-12-20
WASHINGTON The Senates top Democrat Chuck Schumer on Tuesday accused Mitch McConnell the Senates top Republican of wanting to use the institution to help participate in a as the Senate prepares for a likely impeachment trial against U.S. President Donald Trump NegativeWASHINGTON The Senates top Democrat Chuck Schumer on Tuesday accused Mitch McConnell the Senates top Republican of wanting to use the institution to help participate in a as the Senate prepares for a likely impeachment trial against U.S. President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-schumer/schumer-accuses-mcconnell-of-wanting-to-use-senate-for-cover-up-idUSKBN1YL2C32019-12-18
Some Democrats including Peters have received more cash from banks this cycle than leading Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics PositiveWASHINGTON Wall Street bank lobbyists are seeking moderate Democratic allies in Congress to deprive Elizabeth Warren of votes and curb policies they consider hostile to their interests according to more than a dozen lobbyists consultants and campaign data http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-wallstreet/wall-street-banks-court-moderate-democrats-to-blunt-warrens-hostility-idUSKBN1YK1352019-12-17
If the House approves the charges a trial would be the Senates first order of business in Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives moved closer on Wednesday to impeaching President Donald Trump as a key House committee began debating formal articles of impeachment that are expected to be brought to the House floor next week http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/u-s-lawmakers-begin-debating-impeachment-articles-against-trump-idUSKBN1YF18A2019-12-13
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has received backing from some fellow Republican senators for his suggestion that the trial be kept short and that no witnesses be called NeutralWASHINGTON Lawyer Alan Dershowitz said on Thursday he had met President Donald Trump at the White House amid reports that Trump is considering adding him to his legal team to fight an impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-dershowitz/lawyer-alan-dershowitz-says-met-trump-amid-impeachment-battle-idUSKBN1YG1Z72019-12-13
White House counsel Pat Cipollone and legislative liaison Eric Ueland met on Thursday afternoon with Mitch McConnell the Senate majority leader to discuss the potential for a Senate trial PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers moved closer on Thursday to impeaching Republican President Donald Trump as members of a House of Representatives committee debated formal charges that are likely to be sent to the full House for a final vote next week http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/democrats-look-to-approve-impeachment-articles-ahead-of-u-s-house-floor-vote-idUSKBN1YG1462019-12-13
But Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a close Trump ally displays little sign of enthusiasm for a protracted process PositiveWASHINGTON As the U.S. House of Representatives moves closer to impeaching Donald Trump larger questions loom in the Senate where the president may be headed for a rare conflict with his Republican allies over how any trial will be conducted http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/as-u-s-house-impeachment-looms-senate-trump-grapple-over-next-moves-idUSKBN1YF18A2019-12-12
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday a majority of the Senate could approve a shorter process by voting on the articles of impeachment after opening arguments without witnesses NeutralThe Democraticled U.S. House Judiciary Committee debates articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday as the panel moves toward a vote to recommend the charges of misconduct to the full House of Representatives http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-nextsteps-factb/factbox-trump-impeachment-what-happens-next-idUSKBN1YF2LO2019-12-12
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said that the Republicanled chamber could start an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump a fellow Republican next month NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said that the Republicanled chamber could start an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump a fellow Republican next month http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-senate/u-s-senate-could-start-impeachment-trial-next-month-mcconnell-idUSKBN1YF1WV2019-12-12
But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell raised the prospect that the Senate could hold a vote on the articles of impeachment without hearing from witnesses NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will address the impeachment charges announced on Tuesday during the Senate trial phase of the proceedings the White House said continuing to choose not to argue the merits of the charges ahead of an expected vote by the Democraticled House http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-whitehouse/white-house-will-wait-for-senate-trial-to-address-impeachment-charges-idUSKBN1YE1VH2019-12-11
WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the U.S. Senate would not take up the USMCA trade deal next week before congressional recess PositiveWASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the U.S. Senate would not take up the USMCA trade deal next week before congressional recess http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-usmca-mcconnell/mcconnell-says-senate-will-not-take-up-usmca-next-week-idUSKBN1YE2H02019-12-11
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell raised the prospect on Tuesday of a short Senate impeachment trial for President Donald Trump in which no witnesses would be called NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell raised the prospect on Tuesday of a short Senate impeachment trial for President Donald Trump in which no witnesses would be called http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-mcconnell/u-s-senate-leader-mcconnell-raises-possibility-of-quick-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1YE2RH2019-12-11
The following explains how Senate impeachment proceedings work and some of the strategic maneuvers available to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has refused to engage with the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry but is expected to adopt a very different strategy in the likely event of a trial in the Senate http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-trial-explainer/explainer-why-putting-trump-on-trial-in-the-u-s-senate-could-get-complicated-idUSKBN1YA14U2019-12-07
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday raised the possibility of a spirited battle over how an impeachment trial for President Donald Trump would be run and suggested that the referee Supreme Court Justice John Roberts not meddle NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday raised the possibility of a spirited battle over how an impeachment trial for President Donald Trump would be run and suggested that the referee Supreme Court Justice John Roberts not meddle http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-senate/possible-partisan-battles-in-senate-over-trump-impeachment-trial-previewed-idUSKBN1Y72N12019-12-04
Senate rules currently in effect require a trial and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has publicly stated that he will allow one to proceed PositiveThe U.S. House of Representatives is wrapping up public hearings in its impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump and moving closer to charging him with high crimes and misdemeanors http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-explainer/how-does-impeachment-of-a-u-s-president-work-idUSKBN1XV2FP2019-11-22
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday it was that twothirds of the Republicancontrolled chamber would vote to convict Trump NeutralWASHINGTON Senior U.S. officials told impeachment investigators in Congress on Tuesday they were concerned by President Donald Trumps effort to get Ukraine to investigate a political rival with one White House official calling it a shock http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/couldnt-believe-what-i-was-hearing-white-house-aides-testify-in-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1XT1DQ2019-11-20
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday dismissed the likelihood that his Republicanled chamber would cast enough votes to remove President Donald Trump the head of the Republican party from office should the impeachment case be put before them NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday dismissed the likelihood that his Republicanled chamber would cast enough votes to remove President Donald Trump the head of the Republican party from office should the impeachment case be put before them http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-senate/mcconnell-says-inconceivable-u-s-senate-will-have-votes-to-remove-trump-idUSKBN1XT2LO2019-11-20
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday the Trump administration had voiced support for legislation providing temporary funds for an array of federal agencies through Dec PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday the Trump administration had voiced support for legislation providing temporary funds for an array of federal agencies through Dec http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-budget/white-house-indicates-support-for-stopgap-bill-to-avoid-government-shutdown-mcconnell-idUSKBN1XS2GA2019-11-19
WASHINGTON Nov 6 U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Twitters argument behind its recent decision to ban political ads boils down to the same that have been used to undermine free speech in the past NegativeWASHINGTON Nov 6 U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Twitters argument behind its recent decision to ban political ads boils down to the same that have been used to undermine free speech in the past http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/twitter-ads-mcconnell/top-republican-mcconnell-says-twitter-political-ad-ban-undermines-free-speech-idUSL2N27M0WG2019-11-07
WASHINGTON Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell joined a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday in introducing a bill to secure the pensions for nearly 90000 retired coal miners as a recent wave of coal company bankruptcies threatens the solvency of the federal pension fund NegativeWASHINGTON Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell joined a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday in introducing a bill to secure the pensions for nearly 90000 retired coal miners as a recent wave of coal company bankruptcies threatens the solvency of the federal pension fund http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-coal-pension/senate-leader-mcconnell-backs-bill-to-protect-coal-miner-pensions-idUSKBN1XG35K2019-11-07
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday Twitters basis for its recent decision to ban political advertisements boiled down to the same that he said have been used to undermine free speech in the past NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday Twitters basis for its recent decision to ban political advertisements boiled down to the same that he said have been used to undermine free speech in the past http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-twitter-ads-mcconnell/top-republican-mcconnell-says-twitter-ban-on-political-ads-undermines-free-speech-idUSKBN1XG2BZ2019-11-07
Beshears upset win could also bolster Democrats slim hopes of ousting Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who is on the ballot himself in the state next year NegativeU.S. Democrats claimed an upset win in Kentucky on Tuesday over a Republican governor backed by President Donald Trump and seized control of the state legislature in Virginia where antiTrump sentiment in the suburbs remained a potent force http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election/democrats-claim-victory-over-trump-backed-kentucky-governor-seize-virginia-legislature-idUSKBN1XF1EU2019-11-06
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he did not expect a possible impeachment trial in the Senate to result in the removal of President Donald Trump PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he did not expect a possible impeachment trial in the Senate to result in the removal of President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-mcconnell/mcconnell-does-not-expect-possible-senate-impeachment-trial-to-lead-to-trumps-ouster-idUSKBN1XF2GK2019-11-06
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that Congress should go beyond a resolution passed in the U.S. House of Representatives that condemns President Donald Trump over an abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops from northeastern Syria NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that Congress should go beyond a resolution passed in the U.S. House of Representatives that condemns President Donald Trump over an abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops from northeastern Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa-mcconnell/congressional-rebuke-of-trump-foreign-policy-should-go-beyond-syria-mcconnell-idUSKBN1X12CV2019-10-23
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wrote in an oped in the Washington Post that the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria was a grave strategic mistake NegativeISTANBUL Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday insisting that a planned safe will extend much farther than U.S. officials said was covered under a fragile ceasefire deal http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/turkey-plans-presence-across-northeast-syria-erdogan-says-idUSKBN1WX0GT2019-10-19
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican said flags would be lowered to halfstaff at the Capitol building to mark his death NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings a civil rights champion who over the last quarter century became one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump died on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-cummings/elijah-cummings-u-s-civil-rights-icon-who-led-house-probe-of-trump-dead-at-68-idUSKBN1WW15I2019-10-18
A spokesman for the Senates Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell did not have an update on a schedule for a Senate vote on the legislation NeutralWASHINGTON Senator Jim Risch the Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Wednesday he hoped that the full Senate would vote soon on legislation that would require the State Department to evaluate at least once per year whether Hong Kong had retained its autonomy http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-usa-senate/u-s-senate-foreign-relations-chairman-hopes-hong-kong-bill-will-move-soon-idUSKBN1WV27Y2019-10-17
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday expressed grave concern about the U.S. response to Turkeys incursion in Syria and said he will meet with officials in President Donald Trumps administration and other senators this week to discuss the situation NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday expressed grave concern about the U.S. response to Turkeys incursion in Syria and said he will meet with officials in President Donald Trumps administration and other senators this week to discuss the situation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-senate/u-s-senator-mcconnell-to-meet-with-trump-administration-to-discuss-syria-idUSKBN1WT2BF2019-10-15
WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he would have no but to hold a trial if the House of Representatives decides to impeach President Donald Trump NegativeWASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he would have no but to hold a trial if the House of Representatives decides to impeach President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-mcconnell/senate-would-have-no-choice-but-to-hold-impeachment-trial-mcconnell-idUSKBN1WF1VW2019-10-01
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican called the Times story and said the Democratic presidential candidates were calling for impeachment NegativeWASHINGTON The chairman of the U.S. congressional committee responsible for launching any impeachment efforts said on Monday he is focused on investigating President Donald Trump signaling that calls by some fellow Democrats for impeaching Trumps Supreme Court appointee Brett Kavanaugh would have to take a back seat http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh/senior-u-s-democrat-focused-on-trump-impeachment-not-kavanaugh-idUSKBN1W12PZ2019-09-18
The Senate led by President Donald Trumps fellow Republicans has so far stayed on the sidelines with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell looking to the White House for guidance PositiveWASHINGTON More than 100 chief executives of some of the nations most wellknown companies on Thursday called on the U.S. Senate to take action to tackle gun violence including expanding background checks and strengthening socalled red flag laws according to media reports http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-guns-ceos/dozens-of-ceos-call-on-senate-to-tackle-gun-violence-reports-idUSKCN1VX1LN2019-09-13
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of violating an agreement from earlier this year in which contentious poison amendments to spending bills would not be sought NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers clashed on Tuesday over funding for President Donald Trumps border wall and womens reproductive health programs flashpoints that could threaten funding to keep the federal government operating beyond this month http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-immigration-congress/lawmakers-renew-fights-over-trumps-border-wall-abortion-idUSKCN1VV2RQ2019-09-11
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday he expects the Senate will pass a stopgap government funding bill before the end of September to prevent any lapse in funding when the fiscal year ends at the end of the month NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday he expects the Senate will pass a stopgap government funding bill before the end of September to prevent any lapse in funding when the fiscal year ends at the end of the month http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-funding/u-s-senates-mcconnell-expects-stop-gap-funding-bill-this-month-idUSKCN1VU26N2019-09-10
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he expected to hear next week from the White House whether the Trump administration wants to move ahead with legislation to address gun violence NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he expected to hear next week from the White House whether the Trump administration wants to move ahead with legislation to address gun violence http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-guns/senates-mcconnell-expects-to-hear-white-house-position-on-gun-control-soon-idUSKCN1VO1SV2019-09-04
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned China on Monday that any violent crackdown on protests in Hong Kong would be completely unacceptable NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday tied a U.S. trade deal with China to humane resolution of the weeks of protests wracking Hong Kong hours after the State Department said it was deeply about reports of movement of Chinese paramilitary forces along the Hong Kong border http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-usa/trump-ties-china-trade-deal-to-humane-hong-kong-resolution-after-troop-buildup-worry-idUSKCN1V41RP2019-08-15
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday rejected a plea from more than 200 mayors to call the Senate back early from summer recess to consider gun legislation NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Friday he could persuade the powerful National Rifle Association lobby group to drop its strong opposition to gun restrictions after recent mass shootings that have reignited the gun control debate http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting/trump-says-nra-could-soften-opposition-to-gun-reforms-after-mass-shootings-idUSKCN1UZ1D62019-08-13
U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said they were bravely standing up to the Chinese Communist and that a violent crackdown would be completely unacceptable PositiveHONG KONG Hong Kongs airport halted flights on Monday blaming demonstrators for the disruption while China said the antigovernment protests that have swept the city over the past two months had begun to show sprouts of http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-hongkong-protests/hong-kong-airport-grinds-to-halt-china-likens-protests-to-terrorism-idUSKCN1V201B2019-08-13
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is on board with taking legislative action to address gun background checks adding that there was tremendous support for common sense action PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is on board with taking legislative action to address gun background checks adding that there was tremendous support for common sense action http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-trump/trump-says-wants-lawmakers-to-take-meaningful-steps-on-gun-background-checks-idUSKCN1UZ1M12019-08-13
After the shootings Democrats pressed Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell to reconvene the Senate to take up that gun legislation NegativeWASHINGTON The National Rifle Association accused U.S. presidential candidates on Thursday of trying to politicize the deadly mass shootings in Ohio and Texas warning against enhanced background checks for gun buyers a day after Republican President Donald Trump embraced the idea http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-politics/nra-criticizes-presidential-candidates-after-mass-shootings-idUSKCN1UY2L92019-08-09
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will vote within days on whether to override President Donald Trumps vetoes of legislation to block the sale of precisionguided munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will vote within days on whether to override President Donald Trumps vetoes of legislation to block the sale of precisionguided munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-saudi-arms/senate-sets-vote-on-trumps-saudi-weapons-vetoes-idUSKCN1UJ38L2019-07-25
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on members to support Esper as he opened the Senate on Tuesday morning PositiveWASHINGTON Army Secretary Mark Esper was sworn in as U.S. secretary of defense on Tuesday hours after being confirmed by the Senate in a strong bipartisan vote that ended the longest period by far the Pentagon had been without a permanent top official http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-esper/former-lobbyist-esper-sworn-in-as-pentagon-chief-idUSKCN1UI26L2019-07-24
WASHINGTON A group of coal miners afflicted with black lung disease met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday as part of an effort to convince lawmakers to restore a higher excise tax on coal companies to help fund their medical care but several said the meeting left them discouraged PositiveWASHINGTON A group of coal miners afflicted with black lung disease met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday as part of an effort to convince lawmakers to restore a higher excise tax on coal companies to help fund their medical care but several said the meeting left them discouraged http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-coal-blacklung/u-s-coal-miners-discouraged-by-black-lung-meeting-with-mcconnell-idUSKCN1UI18G2019-07-24
WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he was confident the Senate would pass a newly agreed deal to extend the U.S. debt limit and set federal spending caps for two years NegativeWASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he was confident the Senate would pass a newly agreed deal to extend the U.S. debt limit and set federal spending caps for two years http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-debt-mcconnell/senate-leader-says-he-is-confident-budget-deal-will-pass-idUSKCN1UI2FM2019-07-24
U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said he would not take up the Houses minimum wage bill NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to an hour by October 2025 a big win for workers and labor groups even as it remained unlikely the bill would pass a Republicancontrolled Senate http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-minimum-wage/house-passes-bill-to-raise-federal-minimum-wage-to-15-an-hour-idUSKCN1UD2DV2019-07-19
On Tuesday Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that he thought everybody ought to tone down their and focus on issues but he stopped short of condemning Trumps remarks NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump pressured fellow Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday to support him and vote against a symbolic measure condemning his racially charged attacks on four minority Democratic congresswomen http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-democrats-republicans/trump-faces-house-condemnation-after-his-tweets-on-minority-congresswomen-idUSKCN1UB1QO2019-07-17
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell did not comment on the controversy PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump doubled down on his attacks against four minority U.S. congresswomen on Monday and dismissed concerns that his comments were racist prompting outrage from Democrats who moved to condemn him in the House of Representatives http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-democrats/trump-defiant-as-lawmakers-blast-his-racist-attacks-on-four-congresswomen-idUSKCN1U90H72019-07-16
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said legislation will be brought to a vote in his chamber soon NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation to permanently compensate first responders to the Sept http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-sept11/u-s-house-approves-funding-for-9-11-responders-sends-to-senate-idUSKCN1U72FG2019-07-15
Amy McGrath a former U.S. Marine combat pilot whose compelling biography drew national attention during an unsuccessful Democratic congressional campaign last year said on Tuesday she would challenge Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020 NegativeAmy McGrath a former U.S. Marine combat pilot whose compelling biography drew national attention during an unsuccessful Democratic congressional campaign last year said on Tuesday she would challenge Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020 http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-kentucky/ex-combat-pilot-amy-mcgrath-challenges-republican-mcconnell-for-senate-idUSKCN1U41S92019-07-10
WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined on Tuesday to predict when the U.S. Congress would act to approve a new U.S. debt ceiling but said he saw no chance of default on debt payments NegativeWASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined on Tuesday to predict when the U.S. Congress would act to approve a new U.S. debt ceiling but said he saw no chance of default on debt payments http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-debt/senate-leader-mcconnell-says-no-chance-of-u-s-default-on-debt-idUSKCN1U429Z2019-07-10
11 2001 attacks on the United States said on Tuesday that they had secured a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for prompt passage of legislation extending the program PositiveWASHINGTON Advocates of a compensation fund for emergency personnel and others who responded at the sites of the Sept http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-sept11/sept-11-victims-advocates-say-they-secured-senate-commitment-to-extend-compensation-fund-idUSKCN1TQ3062019-06-26
Mitch McConnell and Republicans across the country dont want to spend the next year and a half answering questions about Roy McCrary said NegativeAlabama Republican Roy Moore whose 2017 U.S. Senate bid was derailed by allegations of decadesold sexual misconduct involving teenage girls said on Thursday he would run again for the seat next year defying his partys leadership http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-moore/alabamas-roy-moore-launches-2020-senate-bid-despite-republican-party-opposition-idUSKCN1TL1592019-06-22
Well be opposing Roy Moore Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters in Washington NegativeAlabama Republican Roy Moore whose 2017 U.S. Senate bid was derailed by allegations of decadesold sexual misconduct involving teenage girls said on Thursday he would run again for the seat next year defying his partys leadership http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-moore/alabamas-roy-moore-launches-2020-senate-bid-despite-republican-party-opposition-idUSKCN1TL1592019-06-22
But Trumps fellow Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told The administration is engaged in what I called measured responses NeutralU.S. President Donald Trump played down Irans downing of a U.S. military surveillance drone on Thursday saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and it would have made a big to him had the remotely controlled aircraft been piloted http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-usa/trump-says-hard-to-believe-iranian-shooting-down-of-u-s-drone-was-intentional-idUSKCN1TL07P2019-06-21
On Tuesday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked by a reporter whether he would advance the legislation NeutralWASHINGTON A U.S. congressional committee on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation to extend the fund compensating first responders to the Sept http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-congress-sept11/house-panel-approves-permanent-sept-11-victims-compensation-idUSKCN1TD2TA2019-06-13
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday there was not much among his fellow Republicans for the tariffs NegativeDETROIT Toyota Motor Corp said on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trumps proposal to slap tariffs on Mexicanmade goods could cost its major suppliers billion highlighting growing concern in the U.S. auto sector about the potential damage of a new front in the Trump administrations trade wars http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-autos-exclusive/automakers-say-trumps-threatened-mexico-tariffs-would-cost-billions-idUSKCN1T52BH2019-06-05
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday there was not much among his fellow Republicans for President Donald Trumps proposed tariffs on Mexico NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday there was not much among his fellow Republicans for President Donald Trumps proposed tariffs on Mexico http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-mexico-mcconnell/mcconnell-says-not-much-support-for-mexico-tariffs-among-u-s-republicans-idUSKCN1T52JY2019-06-05
WASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for promising to fill a Supreme Court vacancy if one occurs during the 2020 presidential election year after he refused to do so in 2016 because of that years upcoming election NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for promising to fill a Supreme Court vacancy if one occurs during the 2020 presidential election year after he refused to do so in 2016 because of that years upcoming election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-mcconnell/democrats-slam-mcconnells-stance-on-election-year-supreme-court-opening-idUSKCN1SZ2A02019-05-30
Earlier in the day Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican told reporters that he had hoped to wrap up the negotiations by days end PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Congress and White House negotiators spent hours in closeddoor meetings trying to reach a twoyear deal on federal spending but could not yet wrap up an agreement Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-budget/senate-republican-leader-sees-budget-debt-ceiling-deal-soon-idUSKCN1SR28H2019-05-22
WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that nobody wins a trade but he hoped President Donald Trumps tactics in negotiations China would put the United States in a better position to move trade talks forward with Beijing PositiveWASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that nobody wins a trade but he hoped President Donald Trumps tactics in negotiations China would put the United States in a better position to move trade talks forward with Beijing http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-trade-senate/senate-majority-leader-mcconnell-says-nobody-wins-a-trade-war-idUSKCN1SK2CG2019-05-15
On Tuesday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor with a speech seeking to close the door on the investigations declaring case closed NegativeWASHINGTON Donald Trump Jr http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-junior-surprise/donald-trump-jr-seen-resisting-senate-committee-subpoena-sources-idUSKCN1SF22Q2019-05-10
Last month U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products including vaping devices to 21 from 18 PositiveWASHINGTON Walmart Inc said on Wednesday it will raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21 across its U.S. stores starting July 1 responding to growing regulatory and political pressure to curb a surge in teenage use of ecigarettes http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-walmart-tobacco/walmart-raises-u-s-tobacco-purchase-age-to-21-starting-in-july-idUSKCN1SE2302019-05-09
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday sought to slam the door on further investigations of President Donald Trump by declaring case after a twoyear probe of Russias meddling in the 2016 elections even as House Democrats war with the White House intensified NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday sought to slam the door on further investigations of President Donald Trump by declaring case after a twoyear probe of Russias meddling in the 2016 elections even as House Democrats war with the White House intensified http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress/senates-mcconnell-case-closed-on-mueller-probe-but-top-democrat-sees-cover-up-idUSKCN1SD1K92019-05-08
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate would not take up the legislation dismissing the bill as political by Democrats NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed its first climatechange bill in a decade voting 231190 to require that Trump administration keep the United States as a party to the Paris Climate Agreement http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-climate/house-backs-paris-agreement-in-first-climate-bill-in-a-decade-idUSKCN1S81OI2019-05-03
U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell last week disclosed plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products including vaping devices to 21 from 18 PositiveDrugstore retailers Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Rite Aid Corp said on Tuesday they would sell tobacco products to customers who are at least 21 years old amid a crackdown on teenage tobacco use http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-fda-tobacco/walgreens-rite-aid-to-sell-tobacco-products-to-customers-above-21-years-idUSKCN1RZ1Q22019-04-24
U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products including vaping devices to 21 from 18 to curb their use among teens PositiveU.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products including vaping devices to 21 from 18 to curb their use among teens http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tobacco-mcconnell/senate-leader-calls-for-raising-minimum-age-to-buy-tobacco-products-to-21-idUSKCN1RU1SY2019-04-19
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday opened the door to addressing the nations immigration problems through bipartisan legislation that he said should include changes to asylum law NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday opened the door to addressing the nations immigration problems through bipartisan legislation that he said should include changes to asylum law http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-mcconnell/u-s-senate-leader-mcconnell-calls-for-bipartisan-immigration-legislation-idUSKCN1RN2VH2019-04-12
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday withheld comment on whether he would support Herman Cain to serve on the Federal Reserve Board saying that he would wait to see who is actually nominated PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday withheld comment on whether he would support Herman Cain to serve on the Federal Reserve Board saying that he would wait to see who is actually nominated http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed-cain-senate/u-s-senate-leader-mcconnell-notes-republican-worries-over-cain-serving-on-fed-idUSKCN1RN2V52019-04-12
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Congress needed to set aside its differences to overhaul immigration laws which it has repeatedly failed to do over the past 15 years NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps administration stepped up pressure on the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday raising the likelihood that he might fire more senior officials as the agency struggles with a surge of immigrants on the U.S.Mexico border http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-immigration-homeland/more-trump-firings-of-senior-u-s-immigration-officials-seen-likely-idUSKCN1RL29B2019-04-10
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday a Democratic bid to restore the 2015 net neutrality rules is dead on arrival in the Senate PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday a Democratic bid to restore the 2015 net neutrality rules is dead on arrival in the Senate http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-internet/u-s-senate-republican-leader-calls-net-neutrality-bill-dead-on-arrival-idUSKCN1RL2HE2019-04-10
Now Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell aims to stage a vote early next week to reduce the time allowed for debating nominations from 30 hours to two hours NegativeWASHINGTON Republicans in the U.S. Senate will attempt to alter its rules next week in order to accelerate the confirmation of President Donald Trumps nominees for some judgeships and subCabinet level positions in his administration http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-nominations/republicans-push-easing-u-s-senate-rules-to-help-trump-nominations-idUSKCN1RA2E82019-03-30
But Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell forced a vote before the plan had the chance for a national debate or hearings in Congress PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday defeated the Green New resolution that called for tackling climate change by moving the United States off fossil fuels while Democrats said the vote was a political stunt on an issue that will not die http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-climate-greennewdeal/republicans-defeat-green-new-deal-in-u-s-senate-vote-democrats-call-a-stunt-idUSKCN1R71BZ2019-03-27
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a second attempt by Democrats to pass a measure aimed at prodding the Justice Department to release to the public Special Counsel Robert Muellers report investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a second attempt by Democrats to pass a measure aimed at prodding the Justice Department to release to the public Special Counsel Robert Muellers report investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-senate/republicans-block-u-s-senate-democrats-move-on-making-mueller-report-public-idUSKCN1R62LI2019-03-26
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he was disturbed by Russias ongoing efforts to interfere with U.S. democracy and looked forward to reviewing additional information from the special counsels report which was summarized by Attorney General William Barr NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he was disturbed by Russias ongoing efforts to interfere with U.S. democracy and looked forward to reviewing additional information from the special counsels report which was summarized by Attorney General William Barr http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mcconnell/republican-leader-mcconnell-welcomes-more-information-on-russia-probe-idUSKCN1R50UY2019-03-25
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had urged his fellow Republicans to defeat the resolution rejecting the emergency declaration which was passed in February by the Democraticcontrolled U.S. House of Representatives NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday rebuked President Donald Trump by voting to end his border emergency declaration as 12 Republicans joined Democrats to deliver a second blow in as many days to the president who quickly pledged a veto http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/trump-vows-veto-after-bipartisan-senate-rebuke-on-wall-idUSKCN1QV1A82019-03-17
Already approved by the House of Representatives the resolution to terminate the declaration has sufficient support in the Senate to be passed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said last week PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his administration would have a news conference at the southern U.S. border with Mexico in the next three weeks as he continues to seek congressional backing for a wall there http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-border/trump-announces-news-conference-at-u-s-mexico-border-within-three-weeks-idUSKCN1QU2L82019-03-14
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican has repeatedly attacked the Democratic bill leaving little chance for it in the Republicancontrolled Senate NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation that Democrats say will lessen the influence of bigmoney interests in federal elections make voting easier and tackle that skews the makeup of congressional districts to favor particular political parties http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-democrats/house-passes-democrats-campaign-finance-ethics-bill-idUSKCN1QP1ZZ2019-03-09
WASHINGTON Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the U.S. Senate would vote in coming weeks on the Green New an ambitious Democratic environmental proposal that has become a lightning rod for Republican criticism NegativeWASHINGTON Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the U.S. Senate would vote in coming weeks on the Green New an ambitious Democratic environmental proposal that has become a lightning rod for Republican criticism http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-climate-greennewdeal/senate-to-vote-on-green-new-deal-republican-leader-idUSKCN1QM2F52019-03-06
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled the confirmation vote for Wheeler for Thursday at p NeutralWASHINGTON Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins said on Wednesday she will oppose Andrew Wheeler President Donald Trumps pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency complicating the nominees path to approval by the Senate http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-epa-senate/republican-senator-opposes-trump-epa-pick-over-climate-change-idUSKCN1QG2O12019-02-28
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell avoided commenting on the Senate bill last month but told reporters that the Mueller report ought to be as fully open and transparent PositiveWASHINGTON A Democratic lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives filed legislation on Tuesday that would require Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia report to be made public and give Congress access to the investigations underlying evidence http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-report/house-democrat-files-bill-to-make-mueller-report-public-idUSKCN1QF2802019-02-27
WASHINGTON U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft rose on Thursday as a serious contender to become President Donald Trumps next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations based on a recommendation by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft rose on Thursday as a serious contender to become President Donald Trumps next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations based on a recommendation by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-un/with-push-from-mcconnell-kelly-craft-rises-as-candidate-for-u-n-ambassador-idUSKCN1QA2H42019-02-22
Its time to get this Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor on Wednesday in reference to voting on the compromise NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday edged toward backing a deal in Congress on government funding that would not meet his demand for http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown/wary-of-shutdown-trump-inches-toward-support-for-funding-deal-idUSKCN1Q217S2019-02-14
WASHINGTON Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the U.S. Senate will vote on a Green New introduced by Democrats that aims to slash U.S. carbon dioxide emissions to negligible levels in a decade NegativeWASHINGTON Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the U.S. Senate will vote on a Green New introduced by Democrats that aims to slash U.S. carbon dioxide emissions to negligible levels in a decade http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-climate-greennewdeal/republican-leader-says-senate-will-vote-on-green-new-deal-idUSKCN1Q12EM2019-02-13
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday welcomed a border security deal reached by a bipartisan group of lawmakers as good and said he hoped the Senate can act quickly on the legislation to avert a U.S. government shutdown PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday welcomed a border security deal reached by a bipartisan group of lawmakers as good and said he hoped the Senate can act quickly on the legislation to avert a U.S. government shutdown http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown-mcconnell/republican-senate-leader-hopes-to-act-on-border-bill-soon-idUSKCN1Q11TT2019-02-13
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the proposal a poison introduced into the talks by the Democrats saying it would result in the release of thousands of illegal immigrants NegativeWASHINGTON The top four Democratic and Republican congressional negotiators on border security funding resumed talks on Monday with the possibility of another partial U.S. government shutdown looming if they fail to reach a deal by a Friday deadline http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown/u-s-lawmakers-meet-on-border-security-scrambling-to-avert-shutdown-idUSKCN1Q01NV2019-02-12
It would also make Election Day a federal holiday something that Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell labeled as a Democratic power grab that could open the gates to voter fraud NeutralWASHINGTON The Democratically controlled U.S. House Judiciary Committee launched an inquiry on Friday into the Trump administrations decision to reverse course on several key voting rights lawsuits and its efforts to add a citizenship question to the upcoming 2020 U.S. census http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-election/house-panel-launches-inquiry-over-voter-rights-roll-backs-idUSKCN1PQ5VP2019-02-02
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he would support bipartisan legislation to make government shutdowns more difficult as federal agencies returned to work after a partial shutdown that spanned more than a month NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he would support bipartisan legislation to make government shutdowns more difficult as federal agencies returned to work after a partial shutdown that spanned more than a month http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown-legislation/senator-mcconnell-would-support-bill-making-shutdowns-more-difficult-idUSKCN1PN2NH2019-01-30
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday if Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer come to an agreement to end the partial government shutdown he would support it PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday if Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer come to an agreement to end the partial government shutdown he would support it http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown-trump/trump-says-if-senate-leader-reach-deal-to-end-shutdown-he-would-back-it-idUSKCN1PI34K2019-01-25
U.S. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he planned to hold a vote on Thursday on a Democratic proposal that would fund the government for three weeks PositiveBOJ keeps policy steady cuts inflation forecast http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-up-vs-yen-after-boj-leaves-policy-unchanged-idUSL8N1ZN4BF2019-01-24
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will introduce Trumps offer later on Tuesday according to an aide PositiveWASHINGTON Jan 22 President Donald Trumps bid to build a U.S.Mexico border wall and end a monthlong partial government shutdown suffered a blow on Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court left in place for now a program protecting young illegal immigrants from deportation http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/usa-shutdown/trump-plan-to-reopen-govt-build-border-wall-undercut-by-us-high-court-idINL1N1ZM0CE2019-01-23
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the Senate would vote this week on President Donald Trumps proposal to end a partial government shutdown NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the Senate would vote this week on President Donald Trumps proposal to end a partial government shutdown http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown-mcconnell/senate-to-vote-on-trump-plan-to-re-open-government-this-week-mcconnell-idUSKCN1PG2DN2019-01-23
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell welcomed the plan as a bold while a spokesman said McConnell would seek Senate passage of the proposal this week PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Sunday his proposed immigration deal to end a 30day partial government shutdown would not lead to amnesty for but he appeared to signal support for amnesty as part of a broader immigration agreement http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown/trump-says-no-amnesty-for-dreamers-signals-support-in-broader-deal-idUSKCN1PE0N22019-01-21
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell welcomed the plan as a bold while a spokesman said McConnell would seek Senate passage of the proposal this week PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Sunday that his proposed immigration deal to end a 30day partial government shutdown would not lead to amnesty for but appeared to signal support for amnesty as part of a broader immigration agreement http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown/trump-says-no-amnesty-for-dreamers-signals-support-in-broader-deal-idUSKCN1PE0N22019-01-21
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnells office had no comment on the BuzzFeed report but other Republicans said it raised troubling questions PositiveWASHINGTON Investigators in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives said on Friday they plan to examine whether U.S. President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress prompted by a report by Buzzfeed News http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-russia/lawmakers-say-to-investigate-whether-trump-told-lawyer-to-lie-idUSKCN1PC1MW2019-01-19
Later in the day Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer tried to have the Senate vote but Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked it NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives backed legislation on Thursday to keep sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska including aluminum firm Rusal http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions/u-s-house-backs-sanctions-on-russias-rusal-in-symbolic-vote-idUSKCN1PB2D52019-01-18
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday the Senate would not close for a planned recess if the partial government shutdown stretches into next week NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday the Senate would not close for a planned recess if the partial government shutdown stretches into next week http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown-mcconnell/senate-will-not-be-in-recess-next-week-if-government-is-still-closed-mcconnell-idUSKCN1P92JQ2019-01-16
So far Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not indicated any interest in staging votes on those bills NegativeWASHINGTON As the partial U.S. government shutdown neared the end of its 19th day President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats were still divided over his demands for funding a U.S.Mexico border wall with a prompt resolution looking unlikely http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown-compromises-scenarios/scenarios-how-u-s-shutdown-over-border-wall-fight-might-play-out-idUSKCN1P32K42019-01-10
Well see if they can reach an agreement and punt it back to us for final Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters NegativeWASHINGTON The top Republican in the U.S. Senate said on Friday that the White House and congressional leaders were designating staff to talk this weekend in an effort to reach a deal to reopen the government that they could then recommend to President Donald Trump and congressional leaders http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown-mcconnell/top-u-s-senate-republican-staffers-to-seek-deal-to-end-shutdown-idUSKCN1OY1T92019-01-05
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled that the Democratic legislation had no future in the Senate calling it political theater not productive lawmaking NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats wasted no time flexing their new power in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday as they maneuvered to pass legislation backed by new Speaker Nancy Pelosi that would end a 13day partial government shutdown while ignoring President Donald Trumps demand for billion for a border wall http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown/on-day-1-in-power-house-democrats-challenge-trump-on-shutdown-idUSKCN1OX09I2019-01-04
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday laid out the terms for taking up legislation to end the current government shutdown saying his Republicandominated chamber would not consider any bill President Donald Trump would refuse to sign NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday laid out the terms for taking up legislation to end the current government shutdown saying his Republicandominated chamber would not consider any bill President Donald Trump would refuse to sign http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown-mcconnell/senate-will-only-consider-shutdown-ending-bills-trump-would-sign-mcconnell-idUSKCN1OX1K62019-01-04
But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said afterward on the Senate floor that the chamber would not vote on the legislation calling it a political and total nonstarter NegativeWASHINGTON No agreement came out of a meeting between U.S. congressional leaders and President Donald Trump on Wednesday to end a partial government shutdown now in its 12th day as the president stuck to his demand for billion in border wall funding fiercely opposed by Democrats http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-shutdown/no-progress-toward-ending-u-s-shutdown-in-trump-meeting-with-lawmakers-idUSKCN1OW09Q2019-01-03
WASHINGTON Jan 2 U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday the Senate will not consider bills Democrats plan to vote on in the House on Thursday that would end the government shutdown but not include President Donald Trumps demand for billion for a border wall NegativeWASHINGTON Jan 2 U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday the Senate will not consider bills Democrats plan to vote on in the House on Thursday that would end the government shutdown but not include President Donald Trumps demand for billion for a border wall http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/usa-shutdown-mcconnell/republican-mcconnell-senate-will-not-consider-house-democratic-bills-to-end-shutdown-idUSW1N1XO01Y2019-01-03
Its The Senate is not going to send something to the president that he wont said a spokesman for Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to vote on Thursday on a funding package to end the 10dayold partial U.S. government shutdown without providing the billion President Donald Trump has demanded for a U.S.Mexico border wall http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown/democrats-maneuver-to-end-shutdown-without-trump-wall-money-idUSKCN1OU0WE2019-01-02
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnells office said he would attend the briefing which is set for Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Tuesday invited Republican and Democratic congressional leaders to a border security briefing at the White House as the federal government remained partially shut down over his demand to fund a wall along the U.S.Mexico border http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown-trump/trump-invites-congressional-leaders-to-border-security-briefing-idUSKCN1OV1R22019-01-02
The legislation sets the stage for the first major battle of the new Congress between House Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell NegativeWASHINGTON Jan 1 President Donald Trump on Tuesday invited congressional leaders to a bipartisan briefing on border security at the White House as a partial U.S. government shutdown over Trumps billion demand for a wall along the U.S.Mexico border is in its second week http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/usa-shutdown/trump-invites-congressional-leaders-to-border-security-briefing-source-idUSL1N1Z108J2019-01-02





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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican has opposed any such legislation NegativeWASHINGTON Ignoring advice from Justice Department ethics lawyers acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will not recuse himself from overseeing the probe into Russias alleged interference in the 2016 election a source said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia/acting-u-s-attorney-general-wont-recuse-himself-from-russia-probe-idUSKCN1OJ2762018-12-21
WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday told reporters he is now consulting with the White House about the type of spending legislation that President Donald Trump would be willing to sign into law after Democrats rejected his proposed budget bill NegativeWASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday told reporters he is now consulting with the White House about the type of spending legislation that President Donald Trump would be willing to sign into law after Democrats rejected his proposed budget bill http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-budget-negotiations/republicans-talk-to-trump-about-u-s-spending-bill-after-democrats-shoot-down-proposal-idUSKBN1OH2BK2018-12-19
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell noted that a of senators still had problems with the bill NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Monday prepared to vote this week on bipartisan criminal justice legislation supported by President Donald Trump although critics were forcing debate on a series of changes before allowing a decision on passage http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-prisons/trump-backed-criminal-justice-bill-heads-for-votes-in-senate-idUSKBN1OG2CV2018-12-18
Despite the rancor Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican told reporters Id still like to see a smooth ending here and I havent given up hope thats what well have PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump openly fought with the top two Democratic lawmakers in the Oval Office on Tuesday about government funding throwing into question whether a deal to avert a government shutdown was possible ahead of a deadline next week http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress/in-heated-on-camera-clash-trump-fights-with-top-democrats-on-border-wall-idUSKBN1OA1CF2018-12-13
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican told reporters Id still like to see a smooth ending here and I havent given up hope thats what well have NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump openly fought with the top two Democratic lawmakers in the Oval Office on Tuesday about government funding throwing into question whether a deal was possible ahead of a deadline later this month http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress/in-heated-on-camera-clash-trump-bickers-with-top-democrats-on-border-wall-idUSKBN1OA1CF2018-12-12
WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he has not given up hope that the U.S. Congress will find a way to keep the government open as shortterm funding is set to run out and a fight over President Donald Trumps proposed border wall is raising the possibility of a shutdown PositiveWASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he has not given up hope that the U.S. Congress will find a way to keep the government open as shortterm funding is set to run out and a fight over President Donald Trumps proposed border wall is raising the possibility of a shutdown http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-funding/sen-mcconnell-says-has-not-given-up-hope-of-avoiding-government-shutdown-idUSKBN1OA2C62018-12-12
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will take up a revised criminal justice bill this month U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor on Tuesday reversing his previous resistance to acting on the measure NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will take up a revised criminal justice bill this month U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor on Tuesday reversing his previous resistance to acting on the measure http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-prisons/senate-to-take-up-criminal-justice-bill-this-month-mcconnell-idUSKBN1OA1QF2018-12-12
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican applauded the EPAs proposal saying it would help families working in the coal industry in his state of Kentucky NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Thursday proposed rolling back an Obamaera rule requiring new U.S. coal plants to slash carbon emissions a move that could crack open the door in coming years for new plants fired by the fossil fuel http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-coal/trumps-epa-proposes-looser-carbon-limits-on-new-coal-plants-idUSKBN1O519C2018-12-07
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the first official to speak in the Rotunda described George H.W. Bush as a humble and a principled leader NegativeWASHINGTON The body of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush arrived on Monday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington where mourners will pay tribute to the man who led the nation as the Cold War ended http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-bush/body-of-former-president-bush-lies-in-state-in-u-s-capitol-idUSKBN1O21O42018-12-04
Legislation to protect Mueller has been proposed but blocked by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Friday warned that other associates of President Donald Trump may have lied to Congress a day after his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to doing so as part of a probe of Russian meddling in U.S. politics http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia/after-cohen-plea-democrats-in-congress-eye-other-trump-allies-testimony-idUSKCN1NZ1W52018-12-01
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell had said on Tuesday he would block a renewed effort to bring the bill to a vote calling it a solution in search of a problem NegativeWASHINGTON Legislation to protect the special counsels office probe into possible Russian election interference stalled in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday spurring Republican Senator Jeff Flake to make good on his threat of opposing judicial nominations until the bill moves forward http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-senate/special-counsel-protection-bill-stalls-in-u-s-senate-flake-starts-protest-idUSKCN1NX2KY2018-11-29
WASHINGTON Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he would block a renewed effort to bring to a vote a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Muellers investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election NegativeWASHINGTON Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he would block a renewed effort to bring to a vote a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Muellers investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-senate/senates-mcconnell-says-he-will-probably-block-bill-to-shield-special-counsel-idUSKCN1NW2IP2018-11-28
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has opposed such legislation NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump has submitted written answers to questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign Trumps lawyer Rudy Giuliani said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-giuliani/trump-submits-written-answers-to-questions-from-special-counsel-idUSKCN1NP2JQ2018-11-21
WASHINGTON A lone Republican lawmaker on Wednesday vowed to block judicial nominations in the U.S. Senate until Republican leader Mitch McConnell agrees to hold a vote on a measure to protect a probe into Russias role in the 2016 presidential election NegativeWASHINGTON A lone Republican lawmaker on Wednesday vowed to block judicial nominations in the U.S. Senate until Republican leader Mitch McConnell agrees to hold a vote on a measure to protect a probe into Russias role in the 2016 presidential election http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-senate-mueller/u-s-senates-flake-takes-a-stand-on-protecting-mueller-probe-idUSKCN1NJ2EK2018-11-16
WASHINGTON Two U.S. senators defying opposition from Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell vowed on Wednesday to push for action on a bipartisan measure that would protect a federal investigation into Russias role in the 2016 presidential election PositiveWASHINGTON Two U.S. senators defying opposition from Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell vowed on Wednesday to push for action on a bipartisan measure that would protect a federal investigation into Russias role in the 2016 presidential election http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-senate-mueller/u-s-senators-clash-with-republican-leader-over-protecting-mueller-idUSKCN1NJ2EK2018-11-15
We need to work this Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON When the U.S. Congress reconvenes on Nov http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-lameduck/battle-looms-in-congress-over-money-for-trumps-border-wall-idUSKCN1ND1GL2018-11-09
U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell concurred that prescription drug prices would be on the agenda in 2019 along with infrastructure and judicial nominations NegativeWASHINGTON In a divided U.S. Congress with Democrats in control of the House of Representatives and the Senate in Republican hands the number of bills likely to be signed into law falls dramatically http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-business-congress/privacy-drug-price-bills-have-a-shot-in-divided-congress-idUSKCN1NC1EO2018-11-08
WASHINGTON Here are highlights from a wideranging Reuters interview on Wednesday with U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell NegativeWASHINGTON Here are highlights from a wideranging Reuters interview on Wednesday with U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-senate-mcconnell-highlights/excerpts-from-interview-with-u-s-senate-leader-mcconnell-idUSKCN1MR2VD2018-10-18
WASHINGTON Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday calling a failed 2017 push to repeal the healthcare law a disappointment NegativeWASHINGTON Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday calling a failed 2017 push to repeal the healthcare law a disappointment http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-senate-mcconnell-policy/mcconnell-says-senate-republicans-might-revisit-obamacare-repeal-idUSKCN1MR2QE2018-10-18
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Bloomberg Television that the Senate will not have time to take up the new United StatesMexicoCanada Agreement trade deal before 2019 NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senates top Republican said on Tuesday that senators will not vote to approve a revised North American trade pact in 2018 leaving the issue to the next Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-trade-nafta-congress/senate-will-not-vote-on-new-north-america-trade-pact-in-2018-mcconnell-idUSKCN1MQ2832018-10-17
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday that nothing unifies Republicans like a court fight NegativeWASHINGTON Two Democratic senators on Sunday said voters angry that Republicans confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court despite allegations of sexual misconduct should focus on next months congressional elections instead of seeking to impeach the new justice http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh-hirono/democratic-senators-urge-voters-to-focus-kavanaugh-anger-on-election-idUSKCN1MH0PS2018-10-08
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell told Reuters on Saturday that the political brawl over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaughs confirmation will help Republicans retain control of the Senate calling it a seminal leading into the November elections NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell told Reuters on Saturday that the political brawl over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaughs confirmation will help Republicans retain control of the Senate calling it a seminal leading into the November elections http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh-mcconnell/mcconnell-says-kavanaugh-fight-will-help-republicans-in-november-idUSKCN1MG0RX2018-10-07
When the noise fades when the uncorroborated mud washes away whats left is the distinguished nominee who stands before Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps fellow Republicans gained confidence on Thursday that his U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would win Senate confirmation after two wavering lawmakers responded positively to an FBI report on accusations of sexual misconduct against the judge http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh/republicans-aim-to-confirm-kavanaugh-this-weekend-after-fbi-report-idUSKCN1ME0Z12018-10-05
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said each senator would get a copy of the FBIs report on its investigation NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that allegations of sexual misconduct against his U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh showed that its a very scary time for young men in who now may be presumed guilty even when innocent http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh/amid-kavanaugh-fight-trump-says-it-is-a-scary-time-for-young-men-idUSKCN1MC2A32018-10-03
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the chamber would vote this week on Kavanaugh a conservative federal appeals court judge in Washington NegativeWASHINGTON The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said she thought a Friday vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh would not give senators enough time to evaluate the FBI probe of sexual misconduct allegations against him http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh-feinstein/top-judiciary-democrat-friday-vote-on-kavanaugh-too-soon-idUSKCN1MC27A2018-10-03
WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that each U.S. senator would get a copy of the FBI report on sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh NegativeWASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that each U.S. senator would get a copy of the FBI report on sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh-mcconnell/mcconnell-says-senators-will-get-fbi-report-on-kavanaugh-idUSKCN1MC2JZ2018-10-03
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell struggled to get through a terminal at a Washington airport on Monday as protesters confronted him asking if he believed sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh NegativeU.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell struggled to get through a terminal at a Washington airport on Monday as protesters confronted him asking if he believed sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh-protests/emboldened-protesters-step-up-effort-to-block-kavanaugh-confirmation-idUSKCN1MB3ZC2018-10-02
This is a nomination that deserves to move Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump under intense pressure from moderates in his own party over his Supreme Court nominee on Friday ordered an FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh at the request of Senate Republicans a move that will delay the contentious confirmation process by a week http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh/under-pressure-trump-orders-fbi-kavanaugh-probe-causing-week-delay-idUSKCN1M81742018-09-29
Our goal is to have a respectful Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said NegativeWASHINGTON On Oct http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh-committee/senates-judiciary-committee-then-and-now-idUSKCN1M635A2018-09-27
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he believed President Donald Trumps nominee to the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh would be confirmed to the lifetime position NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he believed President Donald Trumps nominee to the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh would be confirmed to the lifetime position http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh-mcconnell/mcconnell-says-supreme-court-nominee-kavanaugh-will-be-confirmed-idUSKCN1M52NZ2018-09-26
Were going to be moving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trump fighting to shore up his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court in a divided Senate on Tuesday called sexual misconduct allegations against the judge a con game being played by the Democrats http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh/trump-calls-allegations-against-kavanaugh-a-con-game-idUSKCN1M524M2018-09-26
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made clear that no matter what happened at the hearing the full Senate would vote on Kavanaughs confirmation NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said on Monday he would not step aside after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct decades ago with President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans showing no signs of relenting in their push for his Senate confirmation http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh-trump/trumps-supreme-court-nominee-kavanaugh-rejects-false-accusations-idUSKCN1M41JU2018-09-25
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday Democrats were trying to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaughs personal and professional life with sexual assault allegations NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday Democrats were trying to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaughs personal and professional life with sexual assault allegations http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh-mcconnell/senate-republican-leader-mcconnell-democrats-trying-to-destroy-kavanaugh-idUSKCN1M42BP2018-09-25
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaking at a gathering of evangelical voters in Washington assured them Kavanaugh would be confirmed NegativeWASHINGTON A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has tentatively agreed to testify before a Senate panel on Thursday according to media reports http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh/supreme-court-nominee-kavanaughs-accuser-tentatively-agrees-to-testify-on-thursday-media-idUSKCN1M11LX2018-09-23
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaking at a gathering of evangelical voters in Washington assured Kavanaugh would be confirmed NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday sought to cast doubt on the woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault saying if the attack was as bad as she it would have been immediately reported to police http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh/trump-questions-kavanaughs-accuser-says-opponents-want-to-destroy-nominee-idUSKCN1M11LX2018-09-22
A spokesman for the Senates Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell said he had no new scheduling announcements NegativeWASHINGTON A woman who had anonymously accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s went public on Sunday but Republicans said they were moving ahead with plans to hold a committee vote this week http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh/accuser-of-u-s-high-court-nominee-kavanaugh-goes-public-idUSKCN1LW0OE2018-09-17
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he would like to have Kavanaugh confirmed by Oct NegativeWASHINGTON A woman who had anonymously accused President Donald Trumps U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s went public on Sunday prompting Republicans to plan further discussions about his nomination before a committee vote this week http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh/kavanaugh-accuser-goes-public-idUSKCN1LW0OE2018-09-17
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asked by conservative host Hugh Hewitt in an MSNBC interview if he had any doubts about Kavanaughs confirmation None whatsoever NegativeWASHINGTON Brett Kavanaugh President Donald Trumps U.S. Supreme Court pick on Friday appeared on track for Senate confirmation after a contentious fourday hearing in which he avoided any major stumbles even as Democrats tried to derail his nomination http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh/trumps-supreme-court-nominee-on-track-as-senate-hearing-ends-idUSKCN1LN1Y02018-09-16
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asked by conservative host Hugh Hewitt in an MSNBC interview if he had any doubts about Kavanaughs confirmation None whatsoever NegativeWASHINGTON Brett Kavanaugh President Donald Trumps U.S. Supreme Court pick on Friday appeared on track for Senate confirmation after a contentious fourday hearing in which he avoided any major stumbles even as Democrats tried to derail his nomination http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh/trumps-supreme-court-nominee-on-track-as-senate-hearing-ends-idUSKCN1LN1Y02018-09-08
WASHINGTON Legislation warning Russia it would face heavy U.S. sanctions if it were found interfering in Novembers congressional elections will not be voted on anytime soon Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday although he cited his strong interest in such a bill NegativeWASHINGTON Legislation warning Russia it would face heavy U.S. sanctions if it were found interfering in Novembers congressional elections will not be voted on anytime soon Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday although he cited his strong interest in such a bill http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions-senate/senate-vote-on-russia-sanctions-unlikely-in-september-mcconnell-idUSKCN1L61ZG2018-08-22
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that Russia was not a friend of the United States and warned against a repeat of election meddling in Novembers congressional elections Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-russia-summit-trump/trump-tries-to-calm-political-storm-over-putin-summit-says-he-misspoke-idUSKBN1K72FL2018-07-18
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the chamber could consider new sanctions against Russia and warned Russia not to meddle in the U.S. midterm elections in November Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-summit-mcconnell/senate-republican-leader-warns-russia-not-to-meddle-in-2018-elections-idUSKBN1K72FH2018-07-17
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who earlier in the day accused the far of scare to try to thwart the nomination called Kavanaugh a superb choice Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump/trump-picks-conservative-judge-kavanaugh-for-supreme-court-idUSKBN1JZ25A2018-07-10
President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell both Republicans have said they expect the Senate to vote on a Supreme Court nominee well before the elections Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-poll-exclusive/exclusive-vacant-supreme-court-seat-will-likely-influence-u-s-election-turnout-poll-shows-idUSKBN1JP3932018-06-30
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said there would be a vote on a Trump nominee in the fall Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kennedy-trump/trump-may-nominate-supreme-court-pick-before-july-10-white-house-official-idUSKBN1JP2H42018-06-29
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said President Donald Trumps eventual nomination to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will be debated by the full Senate this fall Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kennedy-senate/senate-to-debate-trump-high-court-nominee-in-fall-mcconnell-idUSKBN1JN2ST2018-06-28
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he would like to see the Senate unanimously pass legislation to prevent family separations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration/states-sue-trump-over-immigrant-families-as-congress-quarrels-idUSKBN1JM2232018-06-27
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he would like to see the Senate unanimously pass legislation to prevent family separations of immigrants at the U.S. border Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-mcconnell/senate-leader-wants-unanimous-vote-to-stop-immigrant-family-separations-idUSKBN1JM2O02018-06-27
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would sorely miss Krauthammers friendship and his wise counsel Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-charleskrauthammer/conservative-u-s-commentator-charles-krauthammer-dies-idUSKBN1JH3G12018-06-22
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he supported the goals set out in President Donald Trumps joint statement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but said Washington must be prepared to respond if Pyongyang does not follow through Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-mcconnell/mcconnell-u-s-must-restore-maximum-pressure-if-north-korea-does-not-stick-to-trump-deal-idUSKBN1J81UN2018-06-12
On Tuesday the Senates Republican leader Mitch McConnell also discouraged talk of a selfpardon by Trump Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia/republican-house-speaker-says-trump-shouldnt-pardon-himself-idUSKCN1J21WR2018-06-07
Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate would not debate a freestanding tariff bill but it could be introduced as an amendment to the defense bill Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-senate/u-s-lawmakers-seek-to-block-trump-on-tariffs-idUSKCN1J127G2018-06-06
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor on Tuesday that the chamber would focus on the NDAA and will be debating it in coming days Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cfius-congress/republican-senators-president-to-discuss-anti-china-measure-at-white-house-idUSKCN1J12Q52018-06-06
WASHINGTON U.S Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday cancelling most of the Senates August recess to give lawmakers time to pass spending bills before a Sept Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-recess/u-s-senate-leader-cancels-most-of-august-recess-idUSKCN1J12I72018-06-05
Separately Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that if the House is able to pass the rescission package we will look at it Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fiscal-republicans/democrats-say-republicans-15-billion-spending-cut-request-hypocritical-idUSKBN1I93192018-05-08
Republican leaders are nervously watching the West Virginia primary where former coal executive Don Blankenship has centered his candidacy around attacking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-republicans/mini-trump-candidates-battle-it-out-in-u-s-republican-primaries-idUSKBN1I70Q82018-05-07
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican has expressed his opposition to reopening the fiscal 2018 budget fights that raged last year and early this year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fiscal-congress/u-s-congress-girds-for-fight-over-expected-trump-spending-cuts-idUSKBN1HW2BG2018-04-25
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there were enough votes in the full Senate to confirm Pompeo this week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-pompeo/senate-committee-paves-way-for-pompeo-to-become-top-u-s-diplomat-idUSKBN1HU26X2018-04-24
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell had told Fox News on Tuesday that he would not allow a vote on the measure in the full Senate Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-senate/u-s-senate-committee-to-vote-on-bill-to-protect-mueller-next-week-idUSKBN1HQ2I62018-04-19
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asked if he would hold a vote said that if Democrats are interested thats something we ought to take a look at Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tax-congress/as-republicans-push-for-second-tax-vote-in-congress-democrats-say-lets-see-idUSKBN1HO3BZ2018-04-18
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned on Tuesday against trying to rescind some spending from a Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fiscal-mcconnell/senator-mcconnell-warns-against-paring-back-spending-law-idUSKBN1HO3862018-04-18
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday ruled out introducing a bill to protect Robert Mueller the special counsel appointed to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election from being fired by President Donald Trump Fox News reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-senate/senates-top-republican-rules-out-bill-to-protect-mueller-fox-news-idUSKBN1HO3HO2018-04-18
A spokesman for the Republican leader of the Senate Mitch McConnell declined to comment on the prospects for the bill and pointed reporters to comments McConnell made on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-ryan/ryan-assured-trump-wont-fire-special-counsel-senate-eyes-bill-idUSKBN1HI27B2018-04-12
WASHINGTON Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he did not see the need for legislation to protect the special counsel probing potential collusion between Donald Trumps presidential campaign and Russia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mcconnell/senate-leader-says-doesnt-see-need-for-bill-to-protect-special-counsel-idUSKBN1HH30N2018-04-11
The list extends to tobacco and whiskey both produced in states including Kentucky home of US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell like Trump a Republican Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-expects-talks-with-china-as-trade-fight-escalates-idUSKCN1HB0G62018-04-05
Tobacco and whiskey for example are both on Beijings list and are produced in states including Kentucky home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-retaliates-slaps-duties-on-u-s-soybeans-planes-markets-skid-idUSKCN1HB0G62018-04-04
Neither Speaker Paul Ryan nor Senate Leader Mitch McConnell commented publicly on it Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fiscal-congress/trump-signs-budget-deal-after-raising-government-shutdown-threat-idUSKBN1GY15X2018-03-23
WASHINGTON March 21 US President Donald Trump spoke with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday about a Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/usa-fiscal-congress-whitehouse/trump-congressional-leaders-discuss-support-for-spending-bill-white-house-idUSW1N1Q504U2018-03-21
WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump spoke with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday about a Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fiscal-congress-whitehouse/trump-congressional-leaders-discuss-support-for-spending-bill-white-house-idUSKBN1GX2SV2018-03-21
we hope not be subjected to undue delay which has been an enormous Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-pompeo-confirmation/mcconnell-urges-senate-to-quickly-confirm-secretary-of-state-cia-nominees-idUSKCN1GP2P02018-03-13
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican has not scheduled debate for any gunrelated bills NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Monday he put off action on raising the minimum age for gun purchases one of several measures he had backed after the latest U.S. school shooting but skirted after heavy opposition from gun rights groups http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-guns/in-bow-to-nra-trump-throws-gun-purchase-age-to-states-courts-idUSKCN1GO1OC2018-03-12
Trudeau also spoke on Thursday with US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan prominent Republican critics of the tariffs the prime office said NegativeIn the space of a week U.S. President Donald steel and aluminum tariffs went from a no plan to one filled with carveouts for Canada and Mexico and likely for other allies and hundreds of imported products not available domestically http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-tariffs/how-trumps-tariffs-morphed-from-no-exemptions-to-carve-outs-galore-idUSKCN1GM00X2018-03-10
Trudeau spoke separately by phone on Thursday with US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan prominent Republican critics of the tariffs proposal NegativeTORONTO Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday there was a level of that the close relationship with the United States would protect it from U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-canada/trudeau-confident-about-canadas-position-over-u-s-tariff-threat-idUSKCN1GK1W62018-03-08
WASHINGTON The US Senate will consider a bank deregulation bill next week according to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will consider a bank deregulation bill next week according to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-senate-banks/senate-to-take-up-bank-deregulation-bill-next-week-mcconnell-idUSKCN1GD6672018-03-01
Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will take part in a bicameral service when coffin arrives the statement said NeutralWASHINGTON The body of evangelist Billy Graham will lie in honor under the U.S. Capitol rotunda next week as Congress pays tribute to a clergyman who counseled presidents and preached the Gospel to millions worldwide House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-billy-graham/billy-graham-to-lie-in-honor-at-capitol-house-speaker-idUSKCN1G62J42018-02-23
WASHINGTON Republicans and Democrats in the US Senate should be able to come together on a solution over immigration policy by the end of the week US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON Republicans and Democrats in the US Senate should be able to come together on a solution over immigration policy by the end of the week US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-mcconnell-deadline/there-should-be-immigration-solution-this-week-senate-leader-mcconnell-idUSKCN1FX2QZ2018-02-14
This bill is the product of extensive negotiations among congressional leaders and the White Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican said on the Senate floor NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. congressional leaders in a rare display of bipartisanship on Wednesday reached a twoyear budget deal to raise government spending by almost billion attempting to curb fiscal policy squabbling but also widening the federal deficit http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown/u-s-congressional-leaders-forge-budget-deal-that-adds-to-deficit-idUSKBN1FR26M2018-02-07
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested on Monday an increase in defense spending through Sept NegativeWASHINGTON The Republicanled U.S. House of Representatives was set to vote on Tuesday on a shortterm budget measure that would avert a rerun of last month’s threeday partial government shutdown as lawmakers continued to grapple with divisive immigration measureshttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown/house-to-vote-on-government-funding-as-deadline-approaches-idUSKBN1FQ21Q2018-02-06
The two top Republicans in Congress House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to comment Negative U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday accused Democrats of being “unAmerican” and “treasonous” for their lack of applause during his State of the Union address last week when he spoke of rising wages and historically low AfricanAmerican unemploymenthttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-democrats/trump-calls-democrats-treasonous-for-chilly-state-of-the-union-reception-idUSKBN1FP2WG2018-02-06
WASHINGTON US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that lawmakers were approaching a deal on spending limits for 2018 two days before a stopgap government funding is due to expire NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that lawmakers were approaching a deal on spending limits for 2018 two days before a stopgap government funding is due to expirehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown-mcconnell/senate-republican-leader-says-lawmakers-near-deal-on-spending-limits-idUSKBN1FQ2U02018-02-06
House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan was on the train but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was not NegativeCROZET Vahttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-train/train-carrying-republican-lawmakers-hits-truck-in-virginia-one-dead-idUSKBN1FK2HH2018-02-01
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican has not committed to bringing the bill up NegativeWASHINGTON The chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee is pursuing different strategies to win approval this year of landmark selfdriving car legislation that could make it easier for automakers to get thousands of cars on the road without human controlshttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-congress/senate-looks-for-way-out-of-gridlock-on-self-driving-car-bill-idUSKBN1FD2ZF2018-01-25
WASHINGTON US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he is optimistic bipartisan negotiations on immigration government funding and other issues will lead to results and strongly prefers an agreement before Feb NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he is optimistic bipartisan negotiations on immigration government funding and other issues will lead to results and strongly prefers an agreement before Febhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-mcconnell/mcconnell-optimistic-immigration-talks-to-produce-result-idUSKBN1FE2AT2018-01-25
WASHINGTON US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he was optimistic bipartisan talks on immigration and government funding would lead to a deal and he strongly prefers an agreement before Feb NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he was optimistic bipartisan talks on immigration and government funding would lead to a deal and he strongly prefers an agreement before Febhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration/republican-mcconnell-optimistic-on-immigration-spending-talks-idUSKBN1FE2QX2018-01-25
On Friday Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Schumer tried but failed to reach an agreement NegativeWASHINGTON With President Donald Trump standing back from negotiations to end the U.S. government shutdown it was a group of around two dozen moderate senators that took the lead in hammering out a compromisehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown-moderates/with-trump-absent-in-shutdown-debate-moderate-u-s-senators-fill-void-idUSKBN1FC08P2018-01-23
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and Republican leader Mitch McConnell are working on a resolution and Flake told reporters he was hoping for some sign of progress NegativeWASHINGTON Senator Jeff Flake Republican of Arizona said on Sunday that he hoped Democratic and Republican party leaders would “agree to something soon” to end a federal government shutdownhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown-flake/republican-senator-flake-says-he-hopes-agreement-soon-to-end-government-shutdown-idUSKBN1FA17V2018-01-22
WASHINGTON Three moderate Republican US senators on Monday emerging from a bipartisan meeting aimed at trying to end the government shutdown said there could enough support if Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell made a firmer commitment to move legislation that would address socalled Dreamer immigrants NegativeWASHINGTON Three moderate Republican U.S. senators on Monday emerging from a bipartisan meeting aimed at trying to end the government shutdown said there could enough support if Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell made a firmer commitment to move legislation that would address socalled Dreamer immigrantshttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown-republicans/moderate-republican-senators-urge-firmer-pledge-on-immigration-from-mcconnell-idUSKBN1FB24L2018-01-22
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said a solution to the crisis was just inches but he blamed Democrats for blocking legislation to pass the fourth stopgap funding measure NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers took a tough stance on Saturday after the U.S. Congress failed to fund federal agencies saying they would not negotiate on immigration until Democrats help end the government shutdownhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown/trump-to-democrats-no-immigration-talk-until-u-s-government-reopened-idUSKBN1F90DE2018-01-21
WASHINGTON Jan 20 Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday the US Senate will be back in session on Sunday and work as long as it to try to end an impasse over funding that shut down the federal government NegativeWASHINGTON Jan 20 Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday the U.S. Senate will be back in session on Sunday and work “as long as it takes” to try to end an impasse over funding that shut down the federal governmenthttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/usa-congress-shutdown-sunday/u-s-senate-to-continue-working-to-end-government-shutdown-idUSL1N1PF0KW2018-01-21
WASHINGTON Jan 21 US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Democratic leader Chuck Schumer plan to talk on Sunday about the government shutdown that began a day ago Senate Republican whip John Cornyn said NegativeWASHINGTON Jan 21 U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the chamber’s Democratic leader Chuck Schumer plan to talk on Sunday about the government shutdown that began a day ago Senate Republican whip John Cornyn saidhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/usa-shutdown-cornyn/u-s-senates-mcconnell-schumer-to-talk-about-shutdown-cornyn-idUSL2N1PG09E2018-01-21
WASHINGTON Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday the US Senate will be back in session on Sunday and work as long as it to try to end an impasse over funding that shut down the federal government NegativeWASHINGTON Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday the U.S. Senate will be back in session on Sunday and work “as long as it takes” to try to end an impasse over funding that shut down the federal governmenthttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown-sunday/u-s-senate-to-continue-working-to-end-government-shutdown-idUSKBN1F91562018-01-21
WASHINGTON US Senate Republicans oppose changing the rules so that legislation to fund the government and end the current shutdown could pass with a simple majority a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republicans oppose changing the chamber’s rules so that legislation to fund the government and end the current shutdown could pass with a simple majority a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sundayhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown-rules/senate-republicans-oppose-rule-change-to-try-to-end-shutdown-spokesman-idUSKBN1FA0QE2018-01-21
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Democrats were aiming to hold the entire country by demanding that a nonimminent related to immigration be resolved immediately NegativeWASHINGTON Legislation to stave off an imminent federal government shutdown encountered obstacles in the U.S. Senate late on Thursday despite the passage of a monthlong funding bill by the House of Representatives hours earlierhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown/house-passes-short-term-spending-bill-senate-fight-erupts-idUSKBN1F71DO2018-01-19
WASHINGTON US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged Senate passage of a government funding bill until Feb NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged Senate passage of a government funding bill until Febhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown-mcconnell/mcconnell-urges-government-funding-bill-to-feb-16-idUSKBN1F82492018-01-19
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate would take up the bill as soon as the House approves it NegativeWASHINGTON The White House on Wednesday threw its support behind a Republican proposal to avert a government shutdown at week’s end with a onemonth extension in funding but it was unclear whether there were enough votes to pass it in Congresshttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown/republicans-scramble-for-votes-in-congress-to-keep-government-open-idUSKBN1F61WX2018-01-18
Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he anticipated the House would pass the temporary measure and the Senate would take it up after that NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Republicans plowed ahead on Thursday with efforts to reach agreement on a temporary extension of government funding to avert a politically embarrassing shutdown despite mixed signals from President Donald Trump on elements of the stopgap planhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown/amid-confusion-republicans-toil-to-reach-deal-to-avert-shutdown-idUSKBN1F71DO2018-01-18
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate would take up the shortterm funding bill as soon as the House of Representatives approves it NegativeWASHINGTON The White House threw its support on Wednesday behind a Republican proposal to pass a stopgap bill that would fund the U.S. government through Febhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown/white-house-backs-short-term-government-funding-bill-idUSKBN1F61WX2018-01-17
The Senate will hold a procedural vote on the bill next week after it returns from a break US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-surveillance/house-passes-nsa-spying-bill-after-trump-tweets-cause-confusion-idUSKBN1F01XD2018-01-12
WASHINGTON US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he envisages a bill to tackle the status of young undocumented immigrants would be separate from spending legislation and would include additional items NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he envisages a bill to tackle the status of young undocumented immigrants would be separate from spending legislation and would include additional itemshttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-mcconnell/mcconnell-says-daca-bill-would-include-some-other-items-idUSKBN1EY2FE2018-01-09
Meadows said he believed a welfare overhaul had strong support among Republican lawmakers but that convincing Mitch McConnell and the Democrats are Herculean tasks NegativeWASHINGTON Emboldened by his victory in the passage of the biggest U.S. tax overhaul in decades President Donald Trump now wants to rein in social welfare programs even though some Republicans are wary of tackling the volatile issue in a congressional election yearhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-welfare/trump-push-to-scale-back-welfare-programs-has-republicans-on-edge-idUSKBN1ET1AG2018-01-04
The statement was issued jointly by the White House and the offices of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan both Republicans NegativeWASHINGTON The White House and U.S. Republican congressional leaders speaking after talks with Democrats said on Wednesday lawmakers should not hold funding for defense “hostage” to immigration policyhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fiscal-republicans/republican-leaders-say-do-not-hold-defense-hostage-to-immigration-idUSKBN1ES22Q2018-01-04
WASHINGTON A summer spat between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has turned into a warm embrace and all it took was a sweeping rewrite of the US tax code NegativeWASHINGTON A summer spat between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has turned into a warm embrace and all it took was a sweeping rewrite of the U.S. tax codehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mcconnell-trump/mcconnell-happier-with-trump-tweets-after-tax-victory-idUSKBN1EG26D2017-12-23
WASHINGTON US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday said a shifting landscape will lead him to work with Democrats on immigration and financial regulation early in the new year following a year of acrimony and partisan legislation NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday said a shifting landscape will lead him to work with Democrats on immigration and financial regulation early in the new year following a year of acrimony and partisan legislationhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-bipartisanship/senate-leader-mcconnell-sees-a-more-collegial-2018-idUSKBN1EG28G2017-12-23
WASHINGTON US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said he would bring a immigration bill to the Senate floor if bipartisan negotiations between senators and the Trump administration produce an agreement by the end of January NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said he would bring a “Dreamers” immigration bill to the Senate floor if bipartisan negotiations between senators and the Trump administration produce an agreement by the end of Januaryhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-congresscongress/vote-in-senate-on-dreamers-hinges-on-bipartisan-pact-mcconnell-idUSKBN1EE1V42017-12-21
Flake said in an emailed statement that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to bring such a bill to the full Senate next month NegativeWASHINGTON A bipartisan immigration bill addressing the fate of socalled Dreamers the young adults who were brought to the United States as children will be debated on the Senate floor in January Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-congresscongress/dreamer-bill-to-be-brought-to-senate-floor-in-january-senator-idUSKBN1EE1V42017-12-20
WASHINGTON The US Senate will vote on final tax legislation on Tuesday evening Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said potentially allowing President Donald Trump to sign the bill into law as early as Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will vote on final tax legislation on Tuesday evening Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said potentially allowing President Donald Trump to sign the bill into law as early as Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tax-senate/senate-to-vote-on-final-tax-bill-tuesday-evening-mcconnell-idUSKBN1ED1YJ2017-12-19
said he had received congratulatory phone calls from Trump Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican and Senator Chuck Schumer the Democratic leader NegativeWASHINGTON Alabama Democrat Doug Jones who won a bitter fight for a U.S. Senate seat this week called on his Republican opponent to concede the race and help heal the Southern state after a deeply divisive contesthttp://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-election-alabama/alabama-senate-race-winner-urges-republican-rival-to-move-on-idUSKBN1E824T2017-12-14
Trump has strongly backed Moore but several other Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have distanced themselves from the candidate Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-election-alabama/alabama-voters-choose-senator-in-race-with-high-stakes-for-trump-idUSKBN1E616L2017-12-12
WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he was confident the US Congress would be able to reach an agreement to fund the government when the current spending bill ends on Dec NegativeWASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he was confident the U.S. Congress would be able to reach an agreement to fund the government when the current spending bill ends on Dechttp://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown-senate/senate-leader-says-hes-confident-of-deal-to-keep-government-open-after-dec-22-idUSKBN1E62QJ2017-12-12
Collins voted for the tax reform legislation after Republican leaders including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to support legislation to prop up US health insurance markets NegativeWASHINGTON Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins whose support was crucial in passing the Senate tax reform bill earlier this month said on Sunday she has not yet decided whether she will back the final measure negotiated by House and Senate leadershttp://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-tax-collins/senator-collins-says-undecided-on-final-tax-bill-vote-idUSKBN1E40UH2017-12-11
support for Moore puts him at odds with other lawmakers in the Republican Party particularly Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell NegativePENSACOLA Flahttp://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-election-alabama-trump/trump-urges-alabama-voters-to-back-roy-moore-idUSKBN1E304I2017-12-09
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged senators to support the stopgap funding bill he expects the House to send over NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will face off with Democratic leaders of Congress on Thursday in a highstakes White House meeting intended to bridge differences over a spending bill and preventing a government shutdownhttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown/trump-democrats-face-off-over-potential-government-shutdown-idUSKBN1E11DU2017-12-07
WASHINGTON US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday it would be for a fight with Democrats over immigration issues to result in a standoff over a yearend spending bill and prompt a shutdown of the federal government NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday it would be “ridiculous” for a fight with Democrats over immigration issues to result in a standoff over a yearend spending bill and prompt a shutdown of the federal governmenthttp://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown/mcconnell-says-u-s-government-shutdown-over-daca-ridiculous-idUSKBN1DX0PK2017-12-03
WASHINGTON US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday that he is optimistic the Senate and House of Representatives will reach a conference agreement on tax legislation that can be signed into law by President Donald Trump NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday that he is optimistic the Senate and House of Representatives will reach a conference agreement on tax legislation that can be signed into law by President Donald Trumphttp://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-tax/mcconnell-optimistic-of-tax-bill-deal-between-senate-and-house-idUSKBN1DX0KX2017-12-03
The stance stood in contrast to the reactions from most Republicans in Washington including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who have called on Moore to step aside Negative The communications director for U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has resigned amid the Alabama Republican’s efforts to combat allegations of sexual misconduct that have roiled his campaignhttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-congress-moore/u-s-senate-candidate-moores-spokesman-resigns-as-allegations-roil-campaign-idUSKBN1DM2S12017-11-23
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other prominent lawmakers have pressed Moore to quit the race NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump defended embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday saying the Alabama Republican had denied allegations of sexual misconduct and emphasizing that he did not want Moore’s Democratic opponent to winhttp://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-trump-moore/trump-defends-senate-candidate-moore-despite-misconduct-allegations-idUSKBN1DL2NQ2017-11-22
Conservative groups that just last month were criticizing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for the pace of confirmations are now applauding him NegativeWASHINGTON One thing is definitely going right for U.S. President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress: they are steadily getting conservatives appointed as judges advancing their longheld ambition of reshaping the federal judiciaryhttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-judges/senate-quickens-pace-of-approving-trump-judicial-picks-idUSKBN1DG2T3?il=02017-11-16
Republican Mitch McConnell the Senate majority leader immediately called for the ethics committee to investigate the allegations against Menendez Negative The corruption trial of New Jersey’s Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial on Thursday after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on bribery fraud and other chargeshttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-new-jersey-menendez/corruption-trial-of-democratic-u-s-senator-menendez-ends-in-mistrial-idUSKBN1DG2NP2017-11-16
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic leader Chuck Schumer agreed the Ethics Committee should investigate NegativeWASHINGTON A radio broadcaster accused U.S. Senator Al Franken on Thursday of touching her breasts while she slept and forcing a kiss on her in 2006 when he was still a comedian and the two were preparing to perform before U.S. troops in the Middle Easthttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-congress-franken/woman-accuses-u-s-senator-al-franken-of-unwanted-groping-kiss-idUSKBN1DG2LB2017-11-16
US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has spoken to President Donald Trump and others about the situation Negative Two more women came forward on Wednesday with allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore one accusing him of groping her and the other of forcing a kiss on her when he was 30 and she was about 18http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-congress-moore/two-more-women-accuse-senate-candidate-moore-of-sexual-misconduct-idUSKBN1DG03R2017-11-16
WASHINGTON US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he wanted to work with the White House to explore ways to keep embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore from taking office if he wins a special election in Alabama NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he wanted to work with the White House to explore ways to keep embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore from taking office if he wins a special election in Alabamahttp://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-congress-moore-sessions/senate-leaders-look-to-work-with-white-house-to-block-moore-idUSKBN1DE2N12017-11-15
WASHINGTON US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell called on Monday for Roy Moore the Senate candidate in Alabama to step over allegations he had sexual contact with a 14yearold girl decades ago NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell called on Monday for Roy Moore the party’s Senate candidate in Alabama to “step aside” over allegations he had sexual contact with a 14yearold girl decades agohttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-congress-moore/senate-republican-leader-calls-on-alabama-candidate-moore-to-step-aside-idUSKBN1DD21W2017-11-13





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While Democrats this week proposed an additional package Mitch McConnell who leads the Republicans in the Senate responded that there was no urgency to act. NeutralFederal Reserve chair Jerome Powell has warned that America faces a slow and painful economic recovery without additional government relief. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-526571332020-05-14
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was proud that not a single senator voted against the bill. PositiveThe US Senate has passed a trillion http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-520338632020-03-26
At last we have a deal Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said citing the massive wartime level of investment into our nation. PositiveUS President Donald Trump has said he hopes the US will shake off coronavirus by Easter even as New Yorks governor sounded the alarm that the illness is spreading faster than a bullet train. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-520295462020-03-25
Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell meanwhile backed off on a plan to fasttrack the hearings after coming under pressure from fellow Republicans. NeutralThe US Senate has rejected repeated Democratic attempts to secure new evidence in President Donald Trumps impeachment as his trial began. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-511944462020-01-22





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However Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged total coordination with the White House PositiveRepublican Senator Lisa Murkowski has said she is disturbed by her partys stance before President Donald Trumps impeachment trial. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-509139322019-12-27
Mitch McConnell the Republican majority leader who will determine the terms of the trial wants the case to be considered without testimony. NeutralThe White House sought to freeze aid to Ukraine just 91 minutes after President Trump spoke to President Volodymyr Zelensky by phone in July a newlyreleased government email has revealed. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-508864372019-12-23
The Senates Republican leader Mitch McConnell will determine the terms of the trial and the Democrats want him to provide details on which witnesses and what testimony will be allowed. PositiveThe top Democrat in the US Congress Nancy Pelosi has written to President Donald Trump inviting him to give his State of the Union speech on 4 February amid the partisan impeachment battle. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-508719512019-12-21
US President Trumps impeachment is the most rushed least thorough and most unfair in history the Senates Republican leader Mitch McConnell says. NegativeUS President Trumps impeachment is the most rushed least thorough and most unfair in history the Senates Republican leader Mitch McConnell says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-508579892019-12-20
There was criticism over the weekend of Mitch McConnell who leads the Republican party in the Senate for saying an acquittal was a foregone conclusion. NegativeSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has responded to Donald Trumps call for the top US court to stop impeachment. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-508294742019-12-18
On Thursday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Fox News that there was zero chance that Mr Trump would be removed from office by Senate lawmakers. NeutralTop Democrats have urged Republicans to cross party lines and side with them in impeaching their own leader US President Donald Trump. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-508021502019-12-16
On Thursday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Fox News that there was zero chance that Mr Trump would be removed from office by senate lawmakers. NeutralThe US House Judiciary Committee has approved two impeachment charges against President Donald Trump moving the process towards a full House vote. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-507870942019-12-14
Mitch McConnell the Senate majority leader said on Wednesday no decision had yet been made over how to conduct the trial. NeutralA US House of Representatives panel is expected to approve impeachment charges against President Donald Trump later in a historic day at the Capitol. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-507634842019-12-13
US political heavyweight Mitch McConnell has waded into the racist trainer row with a call for Nike to reverse a decision to halt sales. NegativeUS political heavyweight Mitch McConnell has waded into the racist trainer row with a call for Nike to reverse a decision to halt sales. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-488482702019-07-04
US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has announced a bill to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21 nationwide. PositiveUS Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has announced a bill to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21 nationwide. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-479820242019-04-19
On Monday Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell blocked a move by Democrats to urge Mr Barr to release the Mueller report to the public. NegativePresident Donald Trump says his enemies who did evil and treasonous things will be under scrutiny after he was absolved of colluding with Russia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-476996112019-03-26
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the declaration is the predictable and understandable consequences of Democrats decision to put partisan obstruction ahead of the national interest. NegativeRebel members of President Donald Trumps party have helped pass a vote to reject his declaration of an emergency on the USMexico border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-475694252019-03-15
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has maintained the emergency declaration is the predictable and understandable consequences of Democrats decision to put partisan obstruction ahead of the national interest. NegativeThe US House of Representatives has voted to revoke President Donald Trumps emergency declaration over building a USMexico border wall. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-473799912019-02-27
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic counterpart Chuck Schumer held brief talks after the votes failed but there was no sign of a breakthrough. NegativeThe US Senate has rejected two bills to end the government shutdown leaving no end in sight to the recordbreaking closure of federal agencies. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-469956942019-01-25
He was negotiating with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and if he wants to succeed hes going to have to get Democrats on board. PositiveUS President Donald Trump has set out new plans on his Mexican wall project to try to end a partial government shutdown lasting more than four weeks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-469355952019-01-20
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to take up any legislation that does not have the presidents approval and has accused Democrats of wasting time. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has postponed House Speaker Nancy Pelosis upcoming trip to Brussels and Afghanistan asking her to stay to negotiate an end to the partial US government shutdown. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-469114782019-01-18
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell became the latest Republican to speak out against Mr King on Monday saying he has no tolerance for such positions NegativeUS Republican Steve King has been stripped of his congressional committee seats over comments he made about white supremacy. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-468726132019-01-16
The Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has said Republicans there will not back measures that Mr Trump does not support. NegativeCalifornia Democrat Nancy Pelosi has again been elected as speaker the third most powerful role in Washington in the US House of Representatives. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-467540482019-01-04





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He is now urging Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell to invoke the socalled nuclear option. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has vowed a very long government shutdown if Democrats do not fund his border wall. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-466376382018-12-22
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was distressed to hear the resignation was reportedly due to sharp differences with the president on key aspects of Americas global leadership. NegativeThe abrupt resignation of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has alarmed an already tense Capitol Hill causing lawmakers on both sides to speak out. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-466528622018-12-22
That bill looked set for passage before Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell blocked it and refused to put it to a vote in the runup to the 2016 election. NegativeThe US Senate has passed a sweeping criminal justice reform bill seeking to address concerns that the US locks up too many of its citizens. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-466135642018-12-20
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Mr Trumps decision on Tuesday saying the White House is extremely flexible when it comes to border wall funding. NegativeUS President Donald Trump is backing down on his threat to shut down the government after Democrats refused to grant him the funding to build the wall he wants on the border with Mexico http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-466096262018-12-19
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell famously declared in 2010 that his numberone priority was to make Obama a Democrat a oneterm president. NegativeThe late George HW Bush was the last US president to lose a reelection campaign http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-208610482018-12-03
Majority Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Mr Kavanaugh was a serious scholar a brilliant student of the law and a meticulous and dedicated public servant. PositivePresident Donald Trumps controversial nominee for the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn in following weeks of rancorous debate. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-457741742018-10-07
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants a final Senate vote on Judge Kavanaughs nomination on Saturday. NegativeThe US Senate is expected to receive an FBI report on allegations of sexual misconduct against President Trumps Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the next few hours http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-457410442018-10-04
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of trying to derail the nomination on Monday The time for endless delay and obstruction has come to a close NegativeThe FBI team examining sexual misconduct claims against US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have not yet interviewed his main accuser her lawyers have said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-457276182018-10-03
On Monday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the upper chamber would vote this week on whether to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. NegativePresident Trump has said he wants the FBI to conduct a very comprehensive investigation into sexual assault allegations against his Supreme Court nominee but not a witch hunt. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-457143702018-10-02
He also pointed to Majority Leader Mitch McConnells remarks on the Senate floor on Monday calling the Kavanaugh allegations a shameful smear campaign. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has cast doubt on a woman who accuses his Supreme Court nominee of misconduct as she was intoxicated and messed up. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-456343192018-09-26
Senior Democrat Chuck Schumer and top Republican Mitch McConnell said the flags on all government buildings should be at halfstaff for the late senator until his burial next Sunday. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has announced that the White House flag will be returned to halfstaff after critics attacked his response to the death of Republican senator John McCain. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-453237722018-08-28
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell said he was very sad to hear the news NegativeUS Republican Senator John McCain will no longer be continuing treatment for his brain cancer his family has announced. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-453012322018-08-25
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell said in a radio interview on Friday he did not think there would be another fiscal showdown. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has said he has no problem doing a shutdown to pry funding from Congress for his planned border wall http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-450137172018-07-31
Proimmigration activists also shouted at Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell at Georgetown University before they were confronted by his wife Trump administration Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. NegativeInterrupted dinners driveway confrontations threatening leaflets http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-446204122018-07-01
The House majority leader Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell also indicated he would support the bill. NegativeThe three black United States senators have introduced a bill that would make lynching a federal hate crime. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-446684592018-07-01
Amul Thapar a Kentucky judge handpicked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Amy Comey Barrett a former professor at Catholic university Notre Dame are other likely nominees. NegativeUS President Donald Trump says he plans to announce his nominee for a new Supreme Court judge on 9 July. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-446654342018-06-30
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican said on Wednesday that a vote on Mr Trumps nominee to replace Mr Kennedy would take place by the autumn. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has said the search for a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will begin immediately http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-446380922018-06-28
Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell congratulated the president saying he shared his hope that it will begin a process that leads to an historic peace. PositiveUS President Donald Trump says his historic talks with North Korean leader Kim Jongun that ended in a joint agreement were tremendous. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-444507392018-06-12
Bourbon is produced in Kentucky home state of Mitch McConnell US Senate Majority Leader she says. NegativeYou dont need to be a great military tactician to understand that when fighting a battle you need to hit your opponent where it hurts. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-439260922018-06-07
The bipartisan deal was negotiated by Republican Senator Mitch McConnell and his Democratic counterpart Senator Chuck Schumer NegativeThe US Senate has reached a twoyear $400bn budget agreement that raises spending for defence and some domestic programmes.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-429810722018-02-07
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the proposal indicates what is necessary for the president to sign a bill into law NegativeUS President's Donald Trump's plan to offer citizenship to undocumented migrants has pulled off the rare trick of uniting left and right in outrage.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-428390522018-01-26
In Washington Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor to send prayers of comfort and healing to students faculty and staff and everyone affected by this violence NegativeTwo people have been killed and 17 injured in a high school shooting in the US state of Kentucky.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-427976842018-01-23
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell said his party had come to an arrangement to negotiate on the calls for an immigration deal NegativeUS President Donald Trump has hailed the end of the government shutdown as a big win for Republicans.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-427856782018-01-23
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell said his party intended to consider legislation that would address Daca border security and related issues as well as disaster relief NegativeThe US government partial shutdown is set to end after Senate Republicans and Democrats voted to approve a temporary funding bill.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-427818802018-01-22
In a latenight speech on the Senate floor top Republican Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of trying to hold the entire country hostage NegativeThe Republicancontrolled Senate's bid to avert a US government shutdown is teetering on the brink of collapse as it races against a midnight deadline.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-427494232018-01-19
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell emailed fellow Republicans on Thursday imploring them to vote in unison so they can blame Democrats NegativeUS President Donald Trump appeared to undercut his party's attempts to reach a budget deal with Democrats on the eve of a possible government shutdown.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-427373692018-01-18
Mr Trump gave a press conference at the presidential retreat flanked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Speaker of the House Paul Ryan VicePresident Mike Pence and other senior Republicans NegativeDonald Trump has rejected doubts over his mental health raised in a bombshell new book describing the book as fiction and the author as a fraud.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-425898602018-01-07
Congress is standing at the doorstep of a historic opportunity Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on the floor of the chamber NegativeThe Republicancontrolled Congress is expected to confirm the most sweeping overhaul of the US tax system in more than three decades.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-424151942017-12-19
Steve Law president of the Senate Leadership Fund a political group aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell piled in too NegativeRepublicans are lashing out at former White House strategist Steve Bannon after the party's stunning election loss in Alabama.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-423435092017-12-13
But many other leading Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have kept length from their candidate or shunned him altogether NeutralAlabama voters are choosing between a Republican accused of child abuse and a Democrat hoping for an upset win after an ugly Senate race in the Deep South.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-423222932017-12-12
Many other national Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have distanced themselves from their candidate NegativeUS President Donald Trump has recorded a robocall for a Republican Senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct on the eve of the election.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-423144102017-12-11
Following the allegations a number of Senate Republicans including majority leader Mitch McConnell called on Mr Moore to quit the race but he has refused to stand aside NegativeUS President Donald Trump has fully endorsed an Alabama Senate candidate who is embroiled in allegations of child sex abuse.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-422296732017-12-04
Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said the legislation would prove to be just what the country needs to get growing again NegativeUS senators have passed a sweeping tax cuts bill paving the way for Donald Trump's first big legislative victory.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-422051812017-12-02
House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate leader Mitch McConnell also criticised their Democratic counterparts NegativeDemocratic congressional leaders have cancelled a meeting with President Donald Trump after he attacked them on Twitter.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-421591392017-11-28
On to Mitch McConnell the Republican Senate majority leader who is among those to have urged him to quit NegativeA lawyer for embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore has raised questions about evidence provided by a woman who claims he sexually assaulted her as a teen.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-420054492017-11-16
The Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell echoed the call for an ethics investigation NegativeUS Senator Al Franken has responded to a woman's allegations that he groped her as she slept and forcibly kissed her in a rehearsal for a comedy skit.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-420181542017-11-16
The Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has called on Roy Moore to step aside without even waiting to find out if the allegations are true NegativeOne week ago we were reporting from Alabamahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-419770052017-11-14
Mr Moore hit back in a The person who should step aside is Mitch McConnell NegativeUS Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has called on his party's Alabama candidate to step aside amid claims he abused a 14yearold girl.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-419739522017-11-13
On Monday Senate leader Mitch McConnell became the latest top Republican to say he believes Mr accusers calling on him to step aside for next election NegativeUS conservatives are destroying their Keurig coffee machines after the company announced it would stop advertising on a Fox News programme.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-419722672017-11-13
US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has called on his Alabama candidate to step aside amid claims he abused a 14yearold girl NegativeUS Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has called on his party's Alabama candidate to step aside amid claims he abused a 14yearold girl.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-419739522017-11-13
Scenting blood after report Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters if these allegations are true he must step aside NegativeHardline conservatives are circling the wagons round embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore a day after he was accused of sexually abusing a girl.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-419451992017-11-11
Reacting to the report Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters if these allegations are true he must step aside NegativeAn Alabama candidate for the US Senate is denying allegations that he sexually abused a 14yearold girl.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-419321662017-11-10










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In the wake of the allegations several GOP senators including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have called for Moore to step aside from the Senate race.NeutralBeverly Young Nelson made the accusation at a press conference held Monday in New York City accompanied by women's rights attorney Gloria Allred.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/14/c_136751245.htm2017-11-14