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McConnell Statement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was released by the House Ways and Means Committee today:

“Today, the House of Representatives took a big step forward in our effort to help provide the American people with a robust economy that reaches for its full potential: that puts more money in middle-class pockets, that produces better jobs for workers, that Continue reading McConnell Statement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

McConnell on the President’s Iran Announcement

Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after the president’s announcement on the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act:

“This new strategy announced by the president to contain Iran’s regional ambitions, its malign conduct and efforts to dominate the broader Middle East is an appropriate response to the consequences of the Obama Administration’s failed policies. The Obama Administration’s determination to draw down America’s conventional military Continue reading McConnell on the President’s Iran Announcement

Kentuckians Deliver Hurricane Relief

Mitch McConnell

Several powerful hurricanes have recently devastated the southeastern United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Already, Congress has responded by providing funding to begin the recovery. We also passed legislation authorizing federal agencies that are critical to the relief efforts.

Recently, the Trump administration requested a new round of supplemental funding, and the Senate remains committed to Continue reading Kentuckians Deliver Hurricane Relief

Beshear, AGs Call on Congress to Change Federal Law to Make Drug Treatment more Affordable, Accessible

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear today joined a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general in his latest effort to address the opioid crisis in Kentucky.

Beshear and 38 state attorneys general are calling on Congress to pass the Road to Recovery Act, HR 2938, that will remove an unnecessary restriction on Medicaid funding for in-patient drug treatment. Continue reading Beshear, AGs Call on Congress to Change Federal Law to Make Drug Treatment more Affordable, Accessible

Unified Framework For Fixing Our Broken Tax Code

Mitch McConnell

The Trump Administration, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Committee on Finance have developed a unified framework to achieve pro-American, fiscally-responsible tax reform. This framework will deliver a 21st century tax code that is built for growth, supports middle-class families, defends our workers, protects our jobs, and puts America first. It will deliver fiscally responsible tax reform by broadening the tax base, closing loopholes and growing the economy.

Continue reading Unified Framework For Fixing Our Broken Tax Code