McConnell 'Distressed' Over Mattis Resignation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he is "distressed" by the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who is stepping down from his post over differences with President Donald Trump on Syria.

McConnell Delays Gun Debate to Queue Up Bank Bill Vote

The Senate Majority Leader scheduled a banking reform bill for consideration this week, effectively delaying a debate on gun control in Congress's upper chamber as much of the country turns to Capitol Hill for stricter firearms regulations.