U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has been re-elected to serve as Republican Leader for the 113th Congress. The lawmaker from Louisville is only the second Kentuckian to lead his party in the U.S. Senate.
Senator McConnell was nominated by Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, and each of those Senators spoke on behalf of the Senate Minority Leader. McConnell said he was “honored” that his colleagues invested their trust in him, and pointed to what he described as an “energized leadership team” that is committed to finding solutions to critical issues facing the country.
This is the fourth time Mitch McConnell has been elected to serve as Republican Leader in the U.S. Senate.
The only other Senator from Kentucky to serve as his party’s leader was Alben Barkley.