Mitch McConnell

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol following a meeting on the debt ceiling with President Joe Biden and other congressional leaders at the White House on May 9, 2023. (Jennifer Shutt/States Newsroom)

Biden and congressional leaders fail to reach a debt limit deal, but will meet again Friday

BY: and - May 9, 2023

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and top congressional leaders were unable to reach a bipartisan debt limit agreement during a closed-door meeting Tuesday, leaving the dispute unresolved as the country moves closer to a default predicted as soon as early June.  White House staff and aides to the four congressional leaders, however, will meet throughout […]

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks at a 2022 press conference following Senate Republicans' vote on their leadership for the next Congress. From left behind McConnell are GOP Sens. Joni Ernst, John Barrasso, John Thune and Shelley Moore Capito. (Photo by Jennifer Shutt)

U.S. Senate opens a new session with a record set by McConnell

BY: - January 3, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer welcomed reelected and newly elected senators Tuesday afternoon to a new session of Congress, highlighting the bipartisan success of the previous two years and outlining his optimism for a continued approach.    “There’s no reason why the success of the last two years needs to end today,” Schumer, […]

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listens as U.S. Senate Minority Whip Sen. John Thune (R-SD) speaks to reporters following a weekly Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 19, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

McConnell re-elected U.S. Senate GOP leader, fending off bid by Florida’s Rick Scott

BY: - November 16, 2022

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans overwhelmingly re-elected Mitch McConnell on Wednesday as their leader for the next Congress, though nearly a dozen members backed Florida Sen. Rick Scott’s attempt to usurp McConnell. Scott’s bid, which he launched Tuesday during an hours-long discussion among Senate Republicans about the future of their party amid disappointing results in the […]