Legislation

May 27, 2017 - 3:08 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling. The effort is the latest chapter in a long-running political fight between two camps:...
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May 25, 2017 - 7:04 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada is joining South Carolina as the only states with laws directing all police officers to wear body cameras. Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a Democratic bill on Thursday making audio-visual recording devices a standard feature of uniforms for any law enforcement...
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Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah talk to a reporter as he steps onto the Capitol Subway on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 25, 2017 - 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans senators conceded Thursday that a scathing analysis of the House GOP health care bill had complicated their effort to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law. "It makes everything harder and more difficult," Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said of a Congressional...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2017 file photo, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. is surrounded by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. The committee overwhelmingly backed bipartisan legislation that would authorize President Donald Trump to put new sanctions on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran in place. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 25, 2017 - 12:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel overwhelmingly backed bipartisan legislation that would authorize President Donald Trump to put new sanctions on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran in place. The Foreign Relations Committee voted 18-3 on Thursday despite concerns from former...
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May 25, 2017 - 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel overwhelmingly backed bipartisan legislation that would authorize President Donald Trump to put new sanctions on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran in place. The Foreign Relations Committee voted 18-3 on Thursday despite concerns from former...
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Graphic shows Congressional Budget Office estimates of uninsured and deficit reduction under Republican bill; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm;
May 25, 2017 - 12:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront others who have costly medical conditions with coverage that could prove unaffordable, Congress' official budget analysts said Wednesday...
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May 24, 2017 - 8:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The architect of House legislation that would repeal much of the Dodd-Frank law enacted after the financial crisis agreed Wednesday to make a key change to the bill, clearing the way for the full House to take up the measure in coming weeks. Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas, the...
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Graphic shows Congressional Budget Office estimates of uninsured and deficit reduction under Republican bill; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm;
May 24, 2017 - 6:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The health care bill that Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront many others who have costly medical conditions with coverage that could prove unaffordable, Congress' official budget analysts said...
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May 24, 2017 - 3:29 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Republican Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have made Vermont the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana but indicated that he was willing to work with the Legislature on a compromise. Scott said he was sending the bill back with suggestions for...
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, before the House Ways and Means hearing on Treasury Department's fiscal 2018 budget proposals. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 24, 2017 - 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers on Wednesday that they should vote to increase the government's borrowing authority — and avert a disastrous economic default — before their August recess. The timeline is earlier than previous estimates. It had been expected that...
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