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From the Office of Mitch McConnell

McConnell Announces Bill to Raise Minimum Age to Purchase Tobacco to 21

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced plans at a press conference to introduce legislation in the U.S. Senate to raise the nationwide minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. The McConnell bill, which will be introduced in May, will cover all tobacco products, including vaping devices. Continue reading From the Office of Mitch McConnell

Kentucky Congressional Delegation Supports Governor’s Request for Federal Disaster Declaration

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul, and Representatives Hal Rogers (KY-05), John Yarmuth (KY-03), Brett Guthrie (KY-02), Thomas Massie (KY-04), Andy Barr (KY-06), and James Comer (KY-01) sent a letter to President Donald Trump expressing their support for Governor Matt Bevin’s request for a federal disaster declaration for Kentucky. Continue reading Kentucky Congressional Delegation Supports Governor’s Request for Federal Disaster Declaration

From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Office

Gov. Bevin

Gov. Bevin Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for 58 Kentucky Counties Impacted by Flooding

Gov. Matt Bevin last week sent a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 58 Kentucky counties that were impacted during a severe weather event in February and March. The system produced extended episodes of strong winds and torrential rain which caused flooding, flash flooding, landslides, and mudslides. Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Office

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Andy Beshear

Beshear, AGs Oppose USDA Rule That Strips Food Benefits

Attorney General Beshear joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general today in opposing a proposed rule that limits the states’ ability to extend Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to those in need.

Beshear and the coalition sent a comment letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) opposing a proposed rule to limit states’ ability to extend SNAP benefits beyond a three-month period for certain adults. The coalition says the rule could result in more than 750,000 people nationwide losing their nutrition benefits. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

From the Office of Mitch McConnell

By U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Special Counsel Confirms No Collusion Between Trump Campaign and Russia

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding today’s letter from Attorney General Barr to Congress on Special Counsel Mueller’s report:

“I thank the Attorney General for promptly advising the Congress of the Special Counsel’s principal conclusions in this matter, consistent with his Friday letter to the Congress. Continue reading From the Office of Mitch McConnell

From the Office of Mitch McConnell

By U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

McConnell Statement on Special Counsel Mueller’s Announcement

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding today’s announcement from Special Counsel Robert Mueller:

“I welcome the announcement that the Special Counsel has finally completed his investigation into Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 elections. Many Republicans have long believed that Russia poses a significant threat to American interests. I hope the Special Counsel’s report will help inform and improve our efforts to protect our democracy. Continue reading From the Office of Mitch McConnell

From the Office of Mitch McConnell

COVINGTON, KY — Senator McConnell joined by (L-to-R) Jason Merrick, Director of Inmate Addiction Services, Kenton County Detention Center, Kenton County Judge Executive Kris Knochelmann, Kenton County Jailer Terry Carl, and ONDCP Director Jim Carroll

Senator McConnell Welcomes White House ‘Drug Czar’ to Kentucky

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) welcomed Jim Carroll, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), commonly known as the “Drug Czar,” to Kentucky today. Senator McConnell invited Director Carroll to Kentucky to get a close up view of the substance abuse epidemic and the problems we face in the Commonwealth. Continue reading From the Office of Mitch McConnell

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Andy Beshear

Beshear: Students of Two Shuttered For-Profit Colleges may apply for Federal Loan Forgiveness

Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced that Kentuckians attending two recently closed for-profit online schools may be eligible for federal student loan forgiveness.

Argosy University and Art Institutes, abruptly closed March 8 after the federal government revoked Argosy’s eligibility for federal student aid.

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