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Mitch McConnell

United States Senate
Republican Party

(202) 224-2541

a Senator from Kentucky; born in Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Ala., February 20, 1942; attended Louisville, Ky. public schools; graduated, University of Louisville 1964; graduated, University of Kentucky Law School, Lexington 1967; admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1967; legislative assistant to Senator Marlow Cook 1968-1970; Deputy Assistant United States Attorney for Legislative Affairs 1974-1975; Acting Assistant Attorney General 1975; elected judge-executive of Jefferson County, Ky., 1978-1985; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1984; reelected in 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, and again in 2014 for the term ending January 3, 2021; Republican party whip (2003-2007); minority leader (2007-2015); majority leader (2015-); chair, Select Committee on Ethics (One Hundred Fourth Congress), National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee (One Hundred Fifth through One Hundred Sixth Congresses), Committee on Rules and Administration (One Hundred Sixth Congress, One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 20, 2001-June 6, 2001]).

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S.RES.240

A resolution relative to the death of Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie, Former Chaplain of the United States Senate.
This resolution declares that the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie, former Chaplain of the Senate.

S.1541

A bill to increase the minimum age for sale of tobacco products to 21.
Health

S.RES.192

A resolution to authorize testimony and representation in State of Nevada v. Lacamera.
Congress
This resolution authorizes (1) Ariana Morales, an employee of the Office of Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, and any other current or former employee of the Senator's office from whom relevant evidence may be necessary, to testify in the case of State of Nevada v. Lacamera, except concerning matters for which a privilege should be asserted; and (2) the Senate Legal Counsel to represent Senator Cortez Masto and those employees in connection with this case.

S.RES.172

A resolution to authorize testimony in an administrative hearing for Bryan K. Stanley before the Mississippi Division of Medicaid.
Congress

S.RES.151

A resolution to authorize testimony, documents, and representation in United States v. Pratersch.
Congress
This resolution authorizes (1) Greta Hasler, an employee of the Office of Senator Bernard Sanders, and any other current or former employee of the Senator's office from whom relevant evidence may be necessary, to testify and produce documents in the case of United States v. Pratersch, except concerning matters for which a privilege should be asserted; and (2) the Senate Legal Counsel to represent Senator Sanders and those employees in connection with this case.

S.RES.139

A resolution to authorize the production of records by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Congress
This resolution authorizes the chairman and ranking minority member of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs to provide records of the subcommittee's investigation into the Equifax data breach to the Federal Trade Commission and other law enforcement officials, regulatory agencies, and entities or individuals duly authorized by federal or state governments.

S.RES.107

A resolution to authorize testimony and representation in United States v. Taubert.
Congress
This resolution authorizes (1) Erin Kurvers, a former employee of the Office of Senator Al Franken, and any other former employee of the Senator's office from whom relevant testimony may be necessary, to testify in the case of United States v. Taubert, except concerning matters for which a privilege should be asserted; and (2) the Senate Legal Counsel to represent Senator Franken and such former employees in connection with this case.

S.J.RES.8

A joint resolution recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.
Environmental Protection
This joint resolution declares that the government has a duty to create a Green New Deal with the goals of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions; establishing millions of high-wage jobs and ensuring economic security for all; investing in infrastructure and industry; securing clean air and water, climate and community resiliency, healthy food, access to nature, and a sustainable environment for all; and promoting justice and equality. The joint resolution calls for accomplishmen...

S.RES.12

A resolution to constitute the majority party's membership on certain committees for the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, or until their successors are chosen.
Congress
This resolution designates the majority party's membership on specified Senate committees for the 116th Congress.

S.28

A bill to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015, and for other purposes.
International Affairs
United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act The bill extends through 2022 arrangements that allow certain defense articles to be transferred to Jordan on an expedited basis. The bill also directs the President to submit a report to Congress assessing the costs and benefits of establishing a fund to support private investment in Jordan.

S.RES.1

A resolution informing the President of the United States that a quorum of each House is assembled.
Congress
This resolution provides for appointment of a Senate committee joined with a House of Representatives committee to notify the President that a quorum of each chamber has assembled.

S.RES.2

A resolution informing the House of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate is assembled.
Congress
This resolution informs the House of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate is assembled.

S.RES.3

A resolution to elect Chuck Grassley, a Senator from the State of Iowa, to be President pro tempore of the Senate of the United States.
Congress
This resolution elects Senator Chuck Grassley from Iowa as the President pro tempore of the Senate.

S.RES.4

A resolution notifying the President of the United States of the election of a President pro tempore.
Congress
This resolution notifies the President of the United States of the election of the Honorable Chuck Grassley as President pro tempore of the Senate.

S.RES.5

A resolution notifying the House of Representatives of the election of a President pro tempore.
Congress
This resolution notifies the House of Representatives of the election of the Honorable Chuck Grassley as President pro tempore of the Senate.

S.RES.6

A resolution fixing the hour of daily meeting of the Senate.
Congress
This resolution sets the daily meeting of the Senate at noon unless otherwise ordered.

S.RES.7

A resolution to make effective appointment of Senate Legal Counsel.
Congress
This resolution makes the President pro tempore's appointment of Patricia Mack Bryan as Senate Legal Counsel effective January 3, 2019, for a term of service to expire at the end of the 117th Congress.

S.2251

A bill to permanently extend the exemption for the aging process of distilled spirits from the production period for purposes of capitalization of interest costs.
Taxation

S.1021

A bill to amend the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 with respect to a portion of the Wendell H. Ford (Western Kentucky) Parkway, and for other purposes.
Transportation and Public Works

S.32

A bill to establish the Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument in the State of Kentucky as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
Public Lands and Natural Resources
Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument Act This bill establishes the Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument in Kentucky as a unit of the National Park System to preserve and interpret the nationally significant historic resources of the Mill Springs Battlefield and its role in the Civil War.