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Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey at a meeting with reporters.
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Mike DeNardo
September 20, 2019 - 3:20 pm
Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, who met with reporters at his Philadelphia office Friday, says he's "cautiously optimistic" about his gun background check bill after some tweaks suggested by Attorney General Bill Barr.
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In this Aug. 3, 2019 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., addresses the audience gathered at the Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky.
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August 10, 2019 - 11:10 am
By Lisa Mascaro AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not quite "Trump-McConnell 2020," but it might as well be. As he runs for reelection, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is positioning himself as the president's wingman, his trusted right hand in Congress, transformed from...
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Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley speaks to members of the media Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, outside Ned Peppers bar in the Oregon District after a mass shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in Dayton.
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August 08, 2019 - 10:00 am
By Matthew Daly and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 200 mayors, including two anguished by mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, are urging the Senate to return to the Capitol to act on gun safety legislation amid criticism that Congress is failing to respond to back-to-back...
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The future of a law on renewable energy is being targeted by one of Pennsylvania's senators and the EPA.
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Mike DeNardo
August 06, 2019 - 1:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Following back-to-back mass shootings over the weekend that left 31 people dead, Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is hoping to revive the gun control legislation he proposed six years ago. After the Sandy Hook shootings, Toomey co-sponsored a bill toughening...
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Cindy Hyde-Smith
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July 25, 2019 - 1:01 pm
By Ted Barrett and Kevin Collier, CNN (CNN) -- Republicans in the Senate have twice in 24 hours blocked the advancement of bills aimed at strengthening election security just hours after former special counsel Robert Mueller warned of the continued threat that foreign powers interfering in US...
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Sept. 11 first responders John Feal, left, Ret. Lt. Michael O'Connell, right, and other first responders speak to reporters as they leave the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, following their meeting at McConnell's office on Capitol Hill.
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June 25, 2019 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a Senate vote on a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. McConnell made the commitment after meeting Tuesday with a group of first responders. "We want to try to...
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Actor Danny Glover, right, and author Ta-Nehisi Coates, left, testify about reparation for the descendants of slaves during a hearing before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, at the Capitol in Washingt
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June 19, 2019 - 8:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate over reparations catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers heard impassioned testimony for and against the idea of providing compensation for America's history of slavery and racial discrimination. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, the...
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Jon Stewart
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June 18, 2019 - 12:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Comic Jon Stewart used his buddy Stephen Colbert's late-night show to keep the heat on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for passage of legislation to replenish a victims' fund for first responders to the 9/11 attacks. Stewart mocked McConnell on Colbert's "Late Show" Monday...
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Donald Trump Jr. speaks ahead of his father President Donald Trump at a Make America Great Again rally Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis.
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May 09, 2019 - 1:40 pm
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Jonathan Lemire and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans lashed out Thursday at fellow GOP Sen. Richard Burr for his committee's subpoena of President Donald Trump's son, a move that suggested the Russia investigation is not "case closed" as some in...
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In this April 9, 2019 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington.
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May 09, 2019 - 10:49 am
By Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is capitalizing on a fellow Republican's attack by selling "Cocaine Mitch" shirts on his campaign's website. The Kentucky lawmaker's 2020 reelection campaign tweeted Wednesday that McConnell was...
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