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McConnell to Serve as a Key Negotiator on Farm Bill Conference Committee

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was officially named as a Senate member for the Farm Bill Conference Committee. The Conference Committee includes members from both chambers who will reconcile the Senate and House versions of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill). On the Conference, Senator McConnell is joined by Representative James Comer (KY-01), who was named as a House conferee in July. Continue reading McConnell to Serve as a Key Negotiator on Farm Bill Conference Committee

National Defense Legislation Benefits Kentucky; Now Goes to President Trump for Signature

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) praised Senate passage of the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report, which authorizes $716 billion to equip and train America’s 21st-century forces to meet and overcome today’s security challenges. The bipartisan bill authorizes more than $150 million in funding secured by Senator McConnell for military construction projects at installations in Kentucky in addition to other defense priorities. The bill also supports our troops with a well-earned pay raise. Continue reading National Defense Legislation Benefits Kentucky; Now Goes to President Trump for Signature

USDA Asks Producers to Report Crop Yields

USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is surveying Kentucky producers for its County Agricultural Production Survey (CAPS) small grains survey.

The survey will collect information on total acres planted and harvested, and yield and production of small grains crops. CAPS will provide the data needed to estimate acreage and production of winter wheat in Kentucky. Continue reading USDA Asks Producers to Report Crop Yields

KSP Wins Best Looking Cruiser

Kentucky State Police Needs Your Vote

Voting for America’s Best Looking Cruiser has officially closed. The American Association of State Troopers holds the yearly competition. This year was a very close race and actually came down to a tie which was broken by the number of love reactions.

This year’s winner is the Kentucky State Police with 29.9k likes and 1.9k loves. In second place is the Georgia State Patrol with 29.9 k likes and 1.3k loves.

Guthrie, McConnell, Paul Secure Fort Knox Energy Independence in NDAA

Mitch McConnell

Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) secured updated language in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 to allow the Department of the Army (Army) to continue using natural gas as an energy source at Fort Knox.

Guthrie introduced legislation earlier this year to authorize Army to continue producing and using natural gas at Fort Knox, as has been done there for the last decade. Especially following a 2009 ice storm Continue reading Guthrie, McConnell, Paul Secure Fort Knox Energy Independence in NDAA

McConnell Op-Ed in CJ: If socialists had their way, we’d have no borders and no security

Mitch McConnell

The far-left has started a campaign to heckle government officials throughout the country — something I’ve recently experienced first-hand. The self-described socialists who confronted me proudly admitted that they are not concerned with persuasion or having a discussion about public policy. They are only interested in intimidation.

I’ve dealt with criticism before. It’s a part of holding elected office and to be expected as Senate Majority Leader. But I don’t know what about my career has given these socialist extremists the idea I will be intimidated by them. My office wall is covered with political cartoons — many from this paper — skewering me. I have stood up to the fringe-left my entire career, and I am proud to continue to do so. Continue reading McConnell Op-Ed in CJ: If socialists had their way, we’d have no borders and no security

Senate Continues Efforts on Election Security, Measures to Prevent Future Election Meddling

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after meeting last night with Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN):

“The Intelligence Community Assessment of Russian Activities in the 2016 elections makes clear that President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign aimed at Continue reading Senate Continues Efforts on Election Security, Measures to Prevent Future Election Meddling

Kentucky Priorities at the Center of the National Discussion

Mitch McConnell

Whenever the Senate is not in session, I enjoy working at home in Kentucky and hearing first-hand from my constituents. During the July state work period, I again traveled across Kentucky to meet with families, veterans, workers and students. I’m proud to represent them in Washington and always appreciate spending time with them in the Commonwealth. These conversations help me – as Senate Majority Leader – keep Kentucky’s priorities at the center of national attention. Continue reading Kentucky Priorities at the Center of the National Discussion

McConnell Op-Ed: Far-left Scare Tactics Won’t Stop Judge Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

Mitch McConnell

The following op-ed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) can found both online and in the Sunday edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer:

“President Donald Trump has chosen a superb nominee to serve on the Supreme Court. Through the most transparent and democratic process in recent memory, he has selected a brilliant judge with an outstanding reputation. Now it is the Senate’s turn to give Judge Brett Kavanaugh fair and thorough consideration. Continue reading McConnell Op-Ed: Far-left Scare Tactics Won’t Stop Judge Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

New Blue Grass Army Depot Commander

Colonel Joseph R. Kurz.

Joseph R. Kurz accepted command responsibility today during the time-honored “Passing of the Colors” ceremony, during which he accepted the BGAD “colors” (flag) from the Commander of BGAD’s higher headquarters, symbolically representing the acceptance of his new position and responsibilities. Colonel Kurz, a native of Florida, served in the middle east during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition to B.A. and M.S. degrees in Public Administration and Logistics Management, respectively, he holds a Master of Military Art and Science (M.M.A.S) degree from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.