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Mitch McConnell: A year of extraordinary progress has Senate poised for productive 2018 session

In November 2016, the American people sent President Trump to the White House and Republican majorities back to Congress. We worked together to make 2017, by any objective standard, a year of extraordinary accomplishment. While the national media may overlook or downplay any of these successes, the fact remains that Congress has achieved a number of priorities this past year for the people we represent. One...

Louisville attorney Jennings nominated for U.S. District Judge seat by Trump

A Louisville attorney has been nominated for U.S. District Judge by President Donald Trump. Rebecca Grady Jennings, a director at the law firm Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville, would serve as a district judge for the Western District of Kentucky. Rebecca Grady Jennings According to her biography on the Middleton Reutlinger website, Jennings is chair of the litigation practice group. Her experience...

Bill Straub: Health care setback means McConnell might have to do the unthinkable — work with Dems

WASHINGTON – You gotta hand it to Senate Republican Leader Mitch “Root ‘n Branch’’ McConnell – he placed the few strands of honor that remain in his possession behind a health care reform measure that was so atrocious, so historically malevolent and so ugly that even the members of his own party couldn’t stomach it. Faced with a mutiny from both the left and right, McConnell switched...

Senate confirms Kentucky federal judge Thapar to serve on the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today WASHINGTON – The Senate has confirmed a federal judge from Kentucky to serve on the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Amul Thapar, who was based in Lexington while serving as U. S. attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, was approved on a 52-44 vote on Thursday. “I think I can speak for so many of us who have either worked for, or appeared before Judge Amul...