Elected by unanimous decision
WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 13, 2014) — Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell was unanimously elected this morning as Senate Majority Leader. McConnell was elected by acclamation, meaning there was not a roll call vote or tally. He will take over as Majority Leader in January when the new Congress is sworn in.
The Senate Republican conference also elected John Cornyn (R-Texas) as Senate Republican Whip, JohnThune (R-S.D.) as Senate Republican Conference Chairman, John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) as Senate Republican Policy Chairman, Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) as Senate Republican Vice Conference Chairman, and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) as National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman.
“We’ve assembled a great leadership team that will focus on getting the Senate working again, and passing legislation to help create jobs, improve the economy and continue moving our nation towards energy independence,” McConnell said. “We are eager to work towards bipartisan agreements and to implement real legislative accomplishments.