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Paycheck Fairness Act falls to Republican filibuster

Paycheck Fairness Act falls to Republican filibuster

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Senate Republicans voted to block a bill that would make it harder for private employers to pay women less than their male colleagues for the same work.
Gabrielle Levy
New Yorker cover illustrates Obama's healthcare victory

New Yorker cover illustrates Obama's healthcare victory

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- The new cover of The New Yorker is sparking controversy as it illustrates President Barack Obama's healthcare victory over Republicans.
Aileen Graef
GOP push to attach amendments to unemployment bill fails

GOP push to attach amendments to unemployment bill fails

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- A deal fell apart to allow additional Republican amendments to a bill that would restore unemployment insurance payments to long-term jobless.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate votes to end debate on unemployment insurance extension

Senate votes to end debate on unemployment insurance extension

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- A measure to renew expired unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless took another key step forward in the Senate Wednesday morning.
Gabrielle Levy
Mitch McConnell's ad features Duke basketball instead of Kentucky

Mitch McConnell's ad features Duke basketball instead of Kentucky

March 26 (UPI) -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., is facing a tough midterm race and that was evident when a small mistake in a campaign video came under fire.
Aileen Graef
Obamacare deadline for signups delayed, sort of

Obamacare deadline for signups delayed, sort of

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- The date for individuals to sign up for insurance through the marketplace has been extended for those who begin, but can't complete enrollment, by March 31.
Gabrielle Levy

Senate Democrats pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats, showing consensus on the need to address climate change, spoke in a marathon that ended early Tuesday before legislative business began.
Mitch McConnell gets tepid reception at CPAC

Mitch McConnell gets tepid reception at CPAC

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., facing a campaign challenge from the right, got a tepid reception from conservatives when he spoke at their annual convention.
Obama's choice for civil rights chief fails in Senate

Obama's choice for civil rights chief fails in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate rejected President Obama's civil rights nominee Wednesday because of criticism over his involvement in the defense of a convicted cop-killer.
Attack ad says gay marriage is Mitch McConnell's fault

Attack ad says gay marriage is Mitch McConnell's fault

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- An attack ad from a Tea Party group claims that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is responsible for gay marriage progress in Kentucky.
Aileen Graef

The Issue: Tax reform legislation is Camp's sendoff

Despite indications that his bill was DOA, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp introduced draft legislation that would reform the byzantine -- some say draconian -- U.S. tax code.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
The Issue: Year of action? Doubtful.

The Issue: Year of action? Doubtful.

U.S. President Barack Obama may have declared 2014 a year of action in his State of the Union address but lawmakers last week moved quickly after returning from their recess to knock down expectations.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

GOP filibuster kills bill to expand veterans benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Republicans used a filibuster to prevent a vote on expanded veterans benefits after Democrats blocked efforts to add an amendment on Iran sanctions.

U.S. divided over Iranian sanctions effort

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Consideration of new U.S. economic sanctions on Iran drew fire Thursday from bipartisan leaders on Capitol Hill and veterans' affairs supporters.
Tax reform bill unveiled in House despite slim prospects for passage

Tax reform bill unveiled in House despite slim prospects for passage

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Draft legislation to reform the U.S. tax code was introduced Wednesday after House Speaker John Boehner tried to lower expectations about the bill's prospects.
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Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell, Jr. (born February 20, 1942) is the senior United States Senator from Kentucky and the Republican Minority Leader.

McConnell was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama to Julia (née Shockley) and Addison Mitchell McConnell.

McConnell was raised in southern Louisville, Kentucky, where he attended the duPont Manual High School, and in 1964 he graduated with honors from the University of Louisville with a B.A. in political science. He was student body president and a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He graduated in 1967 from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was elected president of the Student Bar Association.

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