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01.12.16

McConnell Comments on President’s Final State of The Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell commented following President Obama's State of the Union Address and spoke to the importance of hosting a Kentucky coal miner as his guest tonight: SOTU RESPONSE: "Well he did the best job he could to try to convince Americans that somehow things are getting better in the United States and around the world. With regard to his foreign policy, Jimmy Carter summed it up pretty well earlier this summer when he said that he couldn't th… Continue Reading


01.11.16

Former Kentucky Coal Miner to Attend State of the Union as Guest of Senator McConnell

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that a 4th-generation coal miner, Howard Abshire of Pike County, Kentucky, will be his guest at the President's State of the Union address on Tuesday. Mr. Abshire, who lost his job at Fortress Resources, McCoy Elkhorn Division, after the mine shut down, is temporarily employed in eastern Kentucky working to remove mining equipment from closed mines. "I am honored that Howard accepted my invitation to attend the Presi… Continue Reading


01.15.15

Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa to Deliver Republican Address to the Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today announced that U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. "Sen. Ernst brings a unique perspective to the Senate. She is a mother, a soldier, and an independent leader who serves in Washington because Americans voted for change in the last election, and Joni understands that middle-cl… Continue Reading

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