Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce to host U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
Published 9:43 am Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce will host U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell on Monday, Oct. 10, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. The luncheon will be held at the Boyle County Extension Office at 99 Corporate Drive. Event price is $15, and includes a catered buffet lunch by Southern Plate Catering. RSVP by Oct. 5 to Treina at (859) 236-2361, ext. 120 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Senator will give a Washington update and take questions from the attendees.
Mitch McConnell is the Senate Majority Leader. Elected to that position unanimously by his Republican colleagues in 2014, he is only the second Kentuckian to ever serve as Majority Leader in the U.S. Senate. The first, Alben Barkley, led the Democrats from 1937 to 1949.
Senator McConnell previously served, again by the unanimous vote of his colleagues, as the Republican Leader in the 110th, 111th, 112th and 113th Congresses and as the Majority Whip in the 108th and 109th Congresses. McConnell also served in leadership as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the 1998 and 2000 election cycles.
McConnell currently serves as a senior member of the Appropriations, Agriculture and Rules Committees. He is the proud father of three daughters. Senator McConnell is married to Elaine L. Chao, who served for eight years as President George W. Bush’s U.S. Secretary of Labor. Secretary Chao is a former president of the United Way of America and director of the Peace Corps.