Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

CBO Score: Repealing Obamacare Would Raise Number Of Uninsured By 32M, Double Premiums By 2026

CNBC reports: Repealing many Obamacare provisions would lead to 27 million uninsured in 2020, according to an estimate from the Congressional Budget Office published Wednesday. That figure would climb to 32 million by 2026, the CBO said in its new report. The CBO also projected that average premiums in the individual health insurance market would rise by about 25 percent …

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McConnell Blames Dems For Obamacare Repeal Fail: I Hope They Consider What They’re Celebrating [VIDEO]

“I imagine many Democrats were celebrating last night. I hope they consider what they’re celebrating. The American people are hurting, they need relief, and it’s regretful that our Democratic colleagues decided early on that they did not want to engage with us seriously in the process to deliver that relief.” – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, blaming Democrats after the …

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McConnell Admits Obamacare Repeal Is Failing

The Hill reports: Acknowledging that Senate Republicans may not be able to pass their ObamaCare repeal legislation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is warning that action will then have to be taken to stabilize insurance markets. “If my side is unable to agree on an adequate replacement, then some kind of action with regard to private health insurance markets …

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McConnell: I’ve Delayed The Trumpcare Vote Until “At Least 50 People Are In A Comfortable Place” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is delaying a vote on a Senate health care bill while GOP leadership works toward getting enough votes. He says they are “still working toward getting at least 50 people in a comfortable place.” Republican senators are headed to the White House Tuesday afternoon to talk to President Donald …

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BREAKING: Mitch McConnell Delays Trumpcare Vote

CNN’s Manu Raja reports on Twitter that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has decided to delay the Trumpcare vote until after the July 4th recess. The reversal comes on the heels of the devastating Congressional Budget Office report which declares that 22 million Americans would lose their health insurance should the bill be approved. MCCONNELL tells senators: He will delay …

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Cops Drag Wheelchair-Bound Trumpcare Protesters Away From Sen. Mitch McConnell’s DC Office [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: If a picture is worth a thousand words, then I wonder how many a video is worth. In newly surfaced footage posted to Twitter on Thursday, protesters in wheelchairs and wearing medical equipment are carried and dragged away from outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s office, where they were protesting the GOP’s health care bill. The protesters, participating …

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Mitch McConnell Laments Relentless Trump “Drama”

The Associated Press reports: The Senate’s top Republican says “we can do with a little less drama from the White House” so the GOP can focus on advancing the party’s legislative agenda. Appearing Tuesday morning on Bloomberg Business, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was responding to reports that President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about the Islamic State group …

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Republicans Pitch Merrick Garland For FBI Director

The Washington Examiner reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s former chief of staff, Josh Holmes, on Sunday declared his old boss’s strong support for the potential nomination of Merrick Garland as FBI director. “I think the Senate majority leader thinks that’s a fantastic idea,” Holmes said during a panel discussion on “Fox News Sunday.” He was reacting to Sen. Mike …

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POLL: Mitch McConnell Least Popular US Senator

Morning Consult reports: Of the 100 members of the Senate, there is only one who is underwater in the eyes of his constituents, according to the new Morning Consult Senator Approval Rankings. And it happens to be chamber’s most powerful member: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. More than 85,000 registered voters across America evaluated the job performance of their senators from …

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McConnell Talks To Romney About 2018 Senate Bid

Politico reports: Mitch McConnell said Friday that he has talked with Mitt Romney about running for the Utah Senate seat now held by Orrin Hatch. But the Senate majority leader made clear that Hatch would have his full support for any reelection bid. Hatch is leaving only the tiniest window to opt out of running for a new six-year term …

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Mitch McConnell: I’ve Got The Votes To Go Nuclear

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is confident he has enough votes to trigger the nuclear option this week to eliminate the filibuster of Supreme Court nominees, he told reporters Tuesday. It became clear Monday that Democrats would filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch when a group of senators announced they would oppose and vote to block …

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McConnell: Please Trump, Get Off The Twitter Machine

Politico reports: As Donald Trump heads to Florida this weekend to give a campaign-style rally, Mitch McConnell made one more plea to the Republican president: Try to stay on message. The Senate majority has been trying for months — unsuccessfully — to convince Trump to adapt McConnell’s own disciplined style. The Kentucky Republican says that Trump’s White House is pursuing …

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McConnell: Trump Isn’t Above Judicial Review [VIDEO]

Politico reports: The executive powers of President Donald Trump are not above judicial review, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday, offering gentle pushback that followed assertions from White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller that federal judges overstepped their bounds by blocking one of Trump’s controversial executive orders on immigration. “I mean, under the Constitution, all of our actions …

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McConnell Orders Elizabeth Warren Silenced For Reading Anti-Sessions Letter From Coretta Scott King

The Huffington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) rose on Tuesday and objected in the midst of a speech Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was giving in opposition to the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be attorney general. McConnell took particular issue with Warren quoting a letter written by Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow, …

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McConnell: Use Of Nuclear Option To Confirm SCOTUS Neil Nominee Gorsuch Is “Up To Democrats” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell left the door open to using the “nuclear option” and eliminate the Senate’s rule requiring 60 votes to confirm Supreme Court justices if Democrats attempt a filibuster. “I haven’t said what will happen at that point. I’m confident we will get 60 votes,” the Kentucky Republican told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of …

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: No Federal Money For Voter Fraud Investigation, Leave It To States

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday said he doesn’t want to spend federal funds to investigate what President Trump claimed was massive voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election. While McConnell says there is voter fraud, he doesn’t believe it’s as widespread as Trump claims or requires federal intervention. He says that cleaning up voter …

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McConnell: Trump’s Wall Will Cost Up To $15B [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he expects the cost of building a wall along the Mexican border to be between $12 billion to $15 billion. But neither McConnell nor House Speaker Paul Ryan said precisely how Congress would pay for the wall, or whether they expect Mexico to repay the cost. Ryan said Thursday he …

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Chuck Schumer Trolls Mitch McConnell With His Own 2009 Letter Demanding Delay For Obama’s Nominees

Vox reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has a simple request for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees must meet the same traditional standards that were demanded of President Barack Obama’s nominees eight years ago. In fact, the request is so similar that Schumer sent the exact same letter McConnell sent to Harry Reid, then the Democratic …

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Sen. Mitch McConnell Flips On 2009 Demand To Obama, Won’t Delay Trump’s Cabinet Nominees [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday rebuffed Democratic calls to slow down rapid confirmation of Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks, even after a nonpartisan federal watchdog raised “great” concerns about moving ahead with hearings for nominees without their ethics reviews completed. Walter Shaub, the director of the independent Office of Government Ethics, laid out his warning in a …

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McConnell: No Select Hacking Committee Needed

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said no select committee is needed to look into the Russian meddling in the US. presidential election. McConnell said during an interview that aired Monday with Kentucky Educational Television that the issue of Russian hacking is a “serious issue,” according to The Washington Examiner. But it “doesn’t require” a special committee, …

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