Ukraine

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks with reporters following a closed-door policy lunch, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Sen. McConnell blames bad economy on Democrat policies

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) berated his Democrat colleagues for reckless spending while forcing the American people to foot the bill. While addressing the Senate floor Tuesday, the Kentuckian evoked the memory of economic prosperity under Republican leadership.



U.S. Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell, center, and from left, Susan Collins, John Cornyn and John Barrasso prepare to meet with Swedish media at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm after a meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist on Sunday, May 15, 2022. McConnell said Sunday that Finland and Sweden would be “important additions” to NATO as he led a delegation of GOP senators to the region in a show of support against Russia's aggression. (Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency via AP)

Senate advances $40B Ukraine aid package

The House of Representatives moved forward a $40 billion Ukraine military aid package. The lower chamber passed the legislation in a 368-to-57 vote on Tuesday, just hours after the bill’s official text was released. All 57 opponents of the spending spree were Republicans.






FILE - In this Thursday July 29, 2021 file photo, House Committee on Oversight and Reform committee Ranking Member Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., speaks during a hearing on voting rights in Texas in Washington. On Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, Comer said he currently has no plans to run for Kentucky governor in 2023, saying his sights are on another prize — the chairmanship of a key congressional committee. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Rep. Comer: Biden may be compromised by Hunter’s foreign deals

Congressman James Comer (R-Ky.) said Hunter Biden poses a national security risk due to his business ties in China, Russia and Ukraine. In an interview Monday, the Kentucky Republican said Hunter Biden was taking money from companies tied to the Chinese Communist Party and he received payments from at least two wealthy Russian businessmen.