Mitch McConnell

President Obama Nominates Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

President Obama has nominated Merrick Garland to be the next Supreme Court Justice. Garland would replace Justice Antonin Scalia who passed away recently. Garland is the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia. Justices Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Chief Justice John Roberts all have served on […]

Governor Nikki Haley to Deliver Republican Response to State of the Union

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have announced that Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) will deliver the Republican response following President Obama’s final State of the Union. Haley is a rising star in the political party and many have seen her as a possible vice presidential […]

Senate Majority Leader McConnell Says No Lynch Vote Without Trafficking Bill Vote

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said in an exclusive interview with CNN’s Dana Bash on State of the Union today that he will not allow the final confirmation vote on Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch until there is a vote on the human trafficking bill. Democrats have blocked the Justice […]

President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill

President Obama vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act today. He said that due to it circumventing the standard process, it had “earned my veto.” The bill, if signed, would have approved the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The approval of the pipeline typically goes through the State […]