Mitch mcconnell and the coal industry’s last stand shale gas, solar, wind, new regulations and environmentalists have put relentless pressure on coal but the senate majority leader still believes he can stem the tide. The official website of the united states senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, the senior senator from kentucky majority leader | republican leader skip to primary navigation skip to content.
After winning the democratic primary tuesday night, grimes, who will now face mcconnell in the general election, blamed the republican for being in office when tough regulations hit the coal industry. Mcconnell was one of 22 senators to sign a letter to president donald trump urging the president to have the united states withdraw from the paris agreement according to the center for responsive politics , mcconnell has received over $15 million from the oil and gas industry since 2012. Mitch mcconnell's mythmaking on coal jobs even in typically republican kentucky, mcconnell is in danger of losing his senate seat — for good reason the coal industry has paid mcconnell. Senate majority leader mitch mcconnell praised the trump administration for ending the so-called “war on coal,” but acknowledged there was more work to be done there — and in fighting.
Mcconnell claims that he will save the coal jobs of kentucky by fighting to repeal president obama's regulations on carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants and other environmental initiatives.
The senate majority leader and kentucky republican spoke with mcclatchy about issues affecting his home state war on coal over, mcconnell says, but war on kentucky rages on | the sacramento bee. Mcconnell also noted that he did not intend to spend any government dollars to help those who have lost coal jobs and may not regain them “a government spending program is not likely to solve the fundamental problem of growth,” mcconnell argued. Mcconnell had already set his sights firmly on the senate republicans had won 8 of 15 ky senate races since wwii, 5 of them in presidential election years i was running for the senate in '84 from the moment i was sworn in as county judge on january 1, 1978, mcconnell admits.
Washington — senator mitch mcconnell of kentucky has begun an aggressive campaign to block president obama’s climate change agenda in statehouses and courtrooms across the country, arenas far beyond mr mcconnell’s official reach and authority. A republican candidate for the gop senate nomination in west virginia ratcheted up his campaign attacks on majority leader mitch mcconnell, calling the republican “cocaine mitch” in a new ad. Senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, r-ky, finishes a news conference at the capitol where he assailed the policies and record of president barack obama, in washington, tuesday, jan 12, 2016. Mcconnell told mcclatchy he agreed “the war was conducted by the government against the coal industry,” the senator said “there’s no question the war is over. Donations from oil, gas and coal interests to the signatories of the letter are open secrets that seemed ready for a new review a guardian survey of federal elections commission data organized by the center for responsive politics found that the industries gave a total of $10,694,284 to the 22 senators over the past three election cycles.
Washington, dc - us senate majority leader mitch mcconnell made the following remarks on the senate floor today regarding the senate's remaining work in 2016: over the next few weeks, senators will work to conclude the business of the 114th congress as we begin looking forward to the 115th. The senate majority leader and kentucky republican spoke with mcclatchy about issues affecting his home state war on coal over, mcconnell says, but war on kentucky rages on | miami herald. And in kentucky, a spot for the republican incumbent mitch mcconnell, the senate minority leader, depicts him flanked by coal miners as a woman intones, “the person fighting for our coal jobs is. Senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, of kentucky photograph: j scott applewhite/ap republican leaders who will take full control of congress this week plan to focus on attempting to unpick barack obama’s key domestic reforms, all but guaranteeing one of the stormiest legislative sessions for some years in the run up to the next presidential election.
Incoming us senate majority leader mitch mcconnell led a republican chorus objecting to a new us-china deal on climate change wednesday, calling it the latest sign that president barack obama is. W hen sen mitch mcconnell strode into the capitol for that away from us” coal state politics including some from his own party — over how best to help workers in an industry facing.