Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) proposed a bill to raise the purchasing age for tobacco products on May 20, 2019.republicanleader.senate.gov, VaporVanity

McConnell’s Tobacco 21 Bill Exposes States to Big Tobacco’s Wishlist

McConnell has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the tobacco industry, and some of his former staffers now lobby for tobacco giant Altria.

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The Secretive Group Steering the Dems

The Democratic caucus group that puts corporate Dems in key committee seats won't release its rules or disclose its members.

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The Insurance Industry’s Favorite Rep Delivers Again

Richard Neal, the top House recipient of insurance industry cash, rewrote the Democrats' family leave proposal so insurance companies can keep skimming profits.

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Democrats Have Lost Nine Senate Seats in Close Contests Since 2012

The populist economic message that kept Democratic voter turnout high in this year's Georgia Senate runoffs has largely been absent over the past decade of close losses.