Beshear, AGs Support Federal Law Giving States More Authority to Fight Human Trafficking Online
Attorney General Andy Beshear and a coalition of 20 other state attorneys general filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a federal law that gives states greater authority to hold human traffickers accountable.
An amicus brief filed this week urges the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to uphold a lower court dismissal of a constitutional challenge to the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA). Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.