Mitch McConnell Mitch McConnell en-us Copyright 2016, Deseret News Publishing Company Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:00:01 MST Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:02:21 MST Newspapers Monster of a fall awaits Congress after summer break As lawmakers head out of the Capitol for a five-week summer recess, they leave behind a pile of unfinished business that all... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:41:29 MDT Congress heads off on vacation, putting off messy decisions Congress is heading out for a five-week summer recess in anything but a cheerful vacation mood, leaving behind a pile of... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:57:48 MDT Congress passes 3-month highway, transit aid patch Congress sent President Barack Obama a three-month bill to keep highway and transit money flowing to states on Thursday, one... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:31:19 MDT Sen. Cruz takes on more traditional GOP target: the IRS After a week of fighting with other Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz is taking on a more traditional GOP target: the IRS. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:55:01 MDT Boehner calls challenge by Republican 'no big deal' House Speaker John Boehner brushed aside a challenge to his tenure on Wednesday as the work of a lone dissident Republican... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:54:41 MDT Conservative move against Boehner a sign of discontent An effort by a conservative Republican to strip House Speaker John Boehner of his position as the top House leader is largely... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:00:49 MDT House, Senate move toward passage of transportation patch The House and Senate are moving toward passage of a three-month patch to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing to... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:46:40 MDT Sen. Paul: Senate will vote on fed aid to Planned Parenthood The Senate will vote before its August recess on an effort to block federal aid to Planned Parenthood, presidential hopeful... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:13:06 MDT House, Senate on collision course in highway debate Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:29:29 MDT House leader rules out Senate version of highway bill Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Monday that the House will not consider the Senate version of a long-term, must-pass... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:09:51 MDT Senior Republicans rebuke Cruz over attacks on McConnell Senior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for attacking Majority Leader Mitch... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:32:33 MDT Mike Lee plotting tricky maneuver to force another Obamacare vote Sen. Mike Lee is hoping to use a complicated procedural maneuver to force another vote on Obama care by using what's known as... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:10:00 MDT Cruz, on Senate floor, accuses GOP leader McConnell of lying Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has accused Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority leader and his GOP leader, of lying. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:15:00 MDT McConnell challenges Obama on Iran deal Backed by Israel, congressional Republicans forcefully challenged President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran on... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:47:03 MDT Senate negotiators reach agreement on 6-year highway bill Republican and Democratic negotiators in the Senate announced an agreement Tuesday on a six-year highway and transit bill,... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:34:17 MDT Christmas in the Capitol? Congress' to-do list grows Congress' midsummer to-do list may take until Christmas to clear. Sun, 19 Jul 2015 08:48:38 MDT House passes bill to keep highway aid flowing to states The House passed a bill Wednesday to temporarily shore up funding for transportation programs and prevent a shutdown in... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:33:27 MDT Veto struggle with Congress possible over Iran nuclear deal The Republican-controlled Congress can't block the complex nuclear agreement the Obama administration announced with Iran on... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:34:01 MDT Democrats skeptical of Iran nuclear deal, GOP mostly hostile Some of President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats expressed skepticism and Republicans voiced outright hostility Tuesday to... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:45:00 MDT Diplomats: Iran announcement planned Monday Negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks plan to announce Monday that they've reached a historic deal capping nearly a decade of... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 14:39:34 MDT Pentagon, lawmakers mark Vietnam War at Capitol ceremony Defense Secretary Ash Carter and congressional leaders thanked Vietnam War veterans for their service and presented pins to... Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:00:00 MDT New tune for piano-playing senator: Revised education policy How does a musician-senator fill the time during yet another partisan Senate stalemate? Sat, 04 Jul 2015 09:37:10 MDT Questions and answers about the expiring Export-Import Bank The Export-Import Bank expires Tuesday at midnight for the first time since the small federal agency was created during the... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:33:08 MDT After mercury ruling, scrutiny of Obama climate rules grows Sweeping pollution limits at the center of President Barack Obama's climate change plan are facing increased scrutiny in the... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:50:26 MDT Religious liberty is rallying cry after gay marriage ruling Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object.... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:39:18 MDT Republican-led Congress hands Obama major win on trade In a triumph of divided government, the Republican-controlled Congress passed major trade legislation Wednesday that was... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:50:00 MDT Lawmakers move from Confederate flag debate to grieving Having agreed to consider removing the Confederate flag from South Carolina's Statehouse, lawmakers are now saying goodbye to... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:50:00 MDT South Carolina lawmakers overwhelmingly vote to debate Confederate flag South Carolina lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to consider removing the Confederate flag from their Statehouse grounds... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:59:52 MDT After Charleston shootings, gun curbs dormant in Congress This week's slaughter of nine people in a South Carolina church left prospects that Congress will curb guns right where... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:38:33 MDT House revives Obama's trade agenda Working closely with the White House, the Republican-controlled House revived President Barack Obama's trade agenda on... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:08:54 MDT Bipartisan rescue bid for Obama's trade agenda President Barack Obama's trade agenda appears to be back on track after an extraordinary bipartisan rescue operation mounted... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:00:00 MDT Key miscalculation forces Obama to weigh new path on trade President Barack Obama and Republican leaders are thinking of returning to the Senate to salvage their imperiled trade... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:29:51 MDT AP sources: GOP leaders to brief lawmakers on health care House and Senate Republican leaders are ready to update rank-and-file GOP lawmakers about their proposals for responding to a... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:11:29 MDT GOP leaders putting together trade rescue plan After talks with President Barack Obama, top Republican leaders in Congress are putting together a quick rescue plan to... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:05:00 MDT Librarian of Congress to step down after nearly 3 decades James Billington, the librarian of Congress who has led the world's largest library for nearly three decades and brought it... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:14:47 MDT Ahead of court ruling, Obama says health law now US reality President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that his 5-year-old health care law is firmly established as the "reality" of health... Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:39:40 MDT House passes bill to end bulk collection of US phone records The House voted by a wide margin Wednesday to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records... Wed, 13 May 2015 16:29:01 MDT Trade illustrates divide between Obama, Democrats President Barack Obama poured intense effort into lobbying fellow Democrats on trade. They repudiated him nearly unanimously. Wed, 13 May 2015 06:50:00 MDT Obama: Stereotypes on left, right a hurdle to ending poverty It wasn't your typical panel discussion: President Barack Obama sat down Tuesday with leading thinkers from the left and... Tue, 12 May 2015 17:44:17 MDT Senate Democrats block action on Obama's trade agenda Senate Democrats dealt President Barack Obama a stinging setback on trade Tuesday, blocking efforts to begin a full-blown... Tue, 12 May 2015 17:06:17 MDT Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation's first black female attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:15:53 MDT Human trafficking bill helps victims restore their lives Bipartisan legislation to combat sex trafficking in the U.S. helps make sure minors sold for sex aren’t prosecuted as... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:55:00 MDT Anti-human trafficking bill passes Senate The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to help the victims of human trafficking, ending a tortuous partisan... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:47:52 MDT Obama attorney general nominee heads for vote after 5 months President Barack Obama's long-stalled nominee for attorney general, federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch, is on her way to a... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:52:44 MDT Believe it or not, bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:25:08 MDT Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test The cornerstone of President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change is still months away from being finished, but it's... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:19:33 MDT Some governors push back over McConnell letter to defy EPA Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's call for governors to defy proposed federal rules to limit pollution has been met... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:45:34 MDT Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:08:53 MDT Senate committee to challenge Obama with vote on Iran bill In a direct challenge to the White House, a Senate committee pushed toward a vote on a bill that would give Congress a chance... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:05:48 MDT Obama says partisanship over Iran deal has gone too far President Barack Obama said Saturday that partisan wrangling over the emerging nuclear agreement with Iran and on other... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 22:42:24 MDT