Mitch McConnell http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ 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 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Monster of a fall awaits Congress after summer break http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678571/Monster-of-a-fall-awaits-Congress-after-summer-break.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678571/Monster-of-a-fall-awaits-Congress-after-summer-break.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678498/Congress-heads-off-on-vacation-putting-off-messy-decisions.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678498/Congress-heads-off-on-vacation-putting-off-messy-decisions.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678458/Congress-passes-3-month-highway-transit-aid-patch.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678458/Congress-passes-3-month-highway-transit-aid-patch.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678407/Sen-Cruz-takes-on-more-traditional-GOP-target-the-IRS.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678407/Sen-Cruz-takes-on-more-traditional-GOP-target-the-IRS.html?pg=all 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' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678406/Boehner-calls-challenge-by-Republican-no-big-deal.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678406/Boehner-calls-challenge-by-Republican-no-big-deal.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678358/Conservative-move-against-Boehner-a-sign-of-discontent.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678358/Conservative-move-against-Boehner-a-sign-of-discontent.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678385/House-Senate-move-toward-passage-of-transportation-patch.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678385/House-Senate-move-toward-passage-of-transportation-patch.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678328/Sen-Paul-Senate-will-vote-on-fed-aid-to-Planned-Parenthood.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678328/Sen-Paul-Senate-will-vote-on-fed-aid-to-Planned-Parenthood.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678280/House-Senate-on-collision-course-in-highway-debate.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678280/House-Senate-on-collision-course-in-highway-debate.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678200/House-leader-rules-out-Senate-version-of-highway-bill.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678200/House-leader-rules-out-Senate-version-of-highway-bill.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678191/Senior-Republicans-rebuke-Cruz-over-attacks-on-McConnell.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678191/Senior-Republicans-rebuke-Cruz-over-attacks-on-McConnell.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633255/Mike-Lee-plotting-tricky-maneuver-to-force-another-Obamacare-vote.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633255/Mike-Lee-plotting-tricky-maneuver-to-force-another-Obamacare-vote.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678061/Cruz-on-Senate-floor-accuses-GOP-leader-McConnell-of-lying.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765678061/Cruz-on-Senate-floor-accuses-GOP-leader-McConnell-of-lying.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765677954/McConnell-challenges-Obama-on-Iran-deal.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765677954/McConnell-challenges-Obama-on-Iran-deal.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765677847/Senate-negotiators-reach-agreement-on-6-year-highway-bill.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765677847/Senate-negotiators-reach-agreement-on-6-year-highway-bill.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765677724/Christmas-in-the-Capitol-Congress-to-do-list-grows.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765677724/Christmas-in-the-Capitol-Congress-to-do-list-grows.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765677479/House-passes-bill-to-keep-highway-aid-flowing-to-states.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765677479/House-passes-bill-to-keep-highway-aid-flowing-to-states.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765677404/Veto-struggle-with-Congress-possible-over-Iran-nuclear-deal.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765677404/Veto-struggle-with-Congress-possible-over-Iran-nuclear-deal.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765677374/Democrats-skeptical-of-Iran-nuclear-deal-GOP-mostly-hostile.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765677374/Democrats-skeptical-of-Iran-nuclear-deal-GOP-mostly-hostile.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765677265/Diplomats-Iran-announcement-planned-Monday.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765677265/Diplomats-Iran-announcement-planned-Monday.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765677094/Pentagon-lawmakers-mark-Vietnam-War-at-Capitol-ceremony.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765677094/Pentagon-lawmakers-mark-Vietnam-War-at-Capitol-ceremony.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765676707/New-tune-for-piano-playing-senator-Revised-education-policy.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765676707/New-tune-for-piano-playing-senator-Revised-education-policy.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765676487/Questions-and-answers-about-the-expiring-Export-Import-Bank.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765676487/Questions-and-answers-about-the-expiring-Export-Import-Bank.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765676454/After-mercury-ruling-scrutiny-of-Obama-climate-rules-grows.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765676454/After-mercury-ruling-scrutiny-of-Obama-climate-rules-grows.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765676396/Religious-liberty-is-rallying-cry-after-gay-marriage-ruling.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765676396/Religious-liberty-is-rallying-cry-after-gay-marriage-ruling.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765676116/Republican-led-Congress-hands-Obama-major-win-on-trade.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765676116/Republican-led-Congress-hands-Obama-major-win-on-trade.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765676098/Lawmakers-move-from-Confederate-flag-debate-to-grieving.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765676098/Lawmakers-move-from-Confederate-flag-debate-to-grieving.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765676082/South-Carolina-lawmakers-overwhelmingly-vote-to-debate-Confederate-flag.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765676082/South-Carolina-lawmakers-overwhelmingly-vote-to-debate-Confederate-flag.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765675873/After-Charleston-shootings-gun-curbs-dormant-in-Congress.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765675873/After-Charleston-shootings-gun-curbs-dormant-in-Congress.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765675733/House-revives-Obamas-trade-agenda.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765675733/House-revives-Obamas-trade-agenda.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765675695/Bipartisan-rescue-bid-for-Obamas-trade-agenda.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765675695/Bipartisan-rescue-bid-for-Obamas-trade-agenda.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765675655/Key-miscalculation-forces-Obama-to-weigh-new-path-on-trade.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765675655/Key-miscalculation-forces-Obama-to-weigh-new-path-on-trade.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765675649/AP-sources-GOP-leaders-to-brief-lawmakers-on-health-care.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765675649/AP-sources-GOP-leaders-to-brief-lawmakers-on-health-care.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765675618/GOP-leaders-putting-together-trade-rescue-plan.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765675618/GOP-leaders-putting-together-trade-rescue-plan.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765675314/Librarian-of-Congress-to-step-down-after-nearly-3-decades.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765675314/Librarian-of-Congress-to-step-down-after-nearly-3-decades.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765675244/Ahead-of-court-ruling-Obama-says-health-law-now-US-reality.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765675244/Ahead-of-court-ruling-Obama-says-health-law-now-US-reality.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765673856/House-passes-bill-to-end-bulk-collection-of-US-phone-records.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765673856/House-passes-bill-to-end-bulk-collection-of-US-phone-records.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765673811/Trade-illustrates-divide-between-Obama-Democrats.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765673811/Trade-illustrates-divide-between-Obama-Democrats.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765673754/Obama-Stereotypes-on-left-right-a-hurdle-to-ending-poverty.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765673754/Obama-Stereotypes-on-left-right-a-hurdle-to-ending-poverty.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765673782/Senate-Democrats-block-action-on-Obamas-trade-agenda.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765673782/Senate-Democrats-block-action-on-Obamas-trade-agenda.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765672436/Loretta-Lynch-wins-confirmation-as-attorney-general.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765672436/Loretta-Lynch-wins-confirmation-as-attorney-general.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865627001/Human-trafficking-bill-helps-victims-restore-their-lives.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865627001/Human-trafficking-bill-helps-victims-restore-their-lives.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765672346/Anti-human-trafficking-bill-passes-Senate.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765672346/Anti-human-trafficking-bill-passes-Senate.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765672324/Obama-attorney-general-nominee-heads-for-vote-after-5-months.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765672324/Obama-attorney-general-nominee-heads-for-vote-after-5-months.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765672134/Believe-it-or-not-bipartisanship-breaks-out-on-Capitol-Hill.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765672134/Believe-it-or-not-bipartisanship-breaks-out-on-Capitol-Hill.html?pg=all Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:25:08 MDT Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765672001/Climate-change-plan-faces-high-profile-legal-test.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765672001/Climate-change-plan-faces-high-profile-legal-test.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765671968/Some-governors-push-back-over-McConnell-letter-to-defy-EPA.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765671968/Some-governors-push-back-over-McConnell-letter-to-defy-EPA.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765671923/Finally-Congress-OKs-bill-reshaping-Medicare-doctors-fees.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765671923/Finally-Congress-OKs-bill-reshaping-Medicare-doctors-fees.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765671841/Senate-committee-to-challenge-Obama-with-vote-on-Iran-bill.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765671841/Senate-committee-to-challenge-Obama-with-vote-on-Iran-bill.html?pg=all 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765671686/Obama-says-partisanship-over-Iran-deal-has-gone-too-far.html?pg=all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765671686/Obama-says-partisanship-over-Iran-deal-has-gone-too-far.html?pg=all 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