Legislation

July 11, 2017 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's poorest families would lose thousands of dollars in health benefits so that millionaires could get huge tax cuts under the Senate Republicans' health bill. That's according to a new analysis by two nonpartisan research groups, the Health Policy Center and the Tax Policy...
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July 11, 2017 - 12:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge railroad and transit project to build new bridge and tunnel capacity for travel between New York and New Jersey would receive a whopping $900 million next year if a senior New Jersey Republican has his way. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen is moving to boost the New York and New...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014 file photo, a body camera is displayed at a news conference at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's headquarters in Monterey Park, Calif. California state legislators will hold a hearing on a bill requiring police body camera video to be released after fatal police shootings and other significant incidents. The Senate Public Safety Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday, July 11, 2017, on Assembly Bill 748, which seeks to establish a statewide policy on when body camera should be released. Several law enforcement organizations oppose the measure. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut, File)
July 11, 2017 - 5:35 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A longstanding national debate about police transparency and privacy has been reignited in California with legislation that would require law enforcement agencies to release body camera video and recordings of fatal police shootings and other significant incidents. The proposal,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014 file photo, a body camera is displayed at a news conference at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's headquarters in Monterey Park, Calif. California state legislators will hold a hearing on a bill requiring police body camera video to be released after fatal police shootings and other significant incidents. The Senate Public Safety Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday, July 11, 2017, on Assembly Bill 748, which seeks to establish a statewide policy on when body camera should be released. Several law enforcement organizations oppose the measure. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut, File)
July 11, 2017 - 5:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A longstanding national debate about police transparency and privacy has been reignited in California with legislation that would require law enforcement agencies to release body camera video and recordings of fatal police shootings and other significant incidents. The proposal,...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump pressed Congress on Monday, July 10, 2017, to get health care done before leaving for its long August recess, even as Republican senators say the GOP effort so far to repeal and replace the nation's health law is probably dead. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 10, 2017 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican divisions over health care multiplied Monday as President Donald Trump pressured GOP senators to act quickly, and Vice President Mike Pence suggested they might have to revert to a straightforward "Obamacare" repeal if they can't agree on an alternative. Consensus on a...
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Activists protest against the Republican health care bill outside the offices of Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Monday, July 10, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 10, 2017 - 5:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican health care bill (all times local): 5:35 p.m. GOP divisions over health care are multiplying as the White House pressures Senate Republicans to act swiftly to pass Obamacare repeal legislation. So far, there is scant evidence Republicans are any closer...
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July 07, 2017 - 5:57 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday he doesn't think the failure of Congress to agree on a way to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act puts tax reform in jeopardy. The Republican said he hopes a final version of the health care plan will be approved this summer, and...
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July 07, 2017 - 3:41 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says he doesn't think the failure of Congress to agree on a health care law puts tax reform in jeopardy. Ryan also told reporters Friday that he was satisfied with what Congress has been able to achieve in the first six months under President Donald...
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U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks during a news conference for the ribbon cutting ceremony for exit 30 on Interstate 65 in Bowling Green, Ky., on Thursday, July 6, 2017. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP)
July 07, 2017 - 10:35 am
GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to produce a fresh bill in about a week scuttling and replacing much of President Barack Obama's health care law. But he's also acknowledging a Plan B if that effort continues to flounder. "If my side is unable to agree on an...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks about health insurance during a news conference at the River House Restaurant, Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. Paul has emerged as one of the biggest obstacles to passing the Republican answer to the Affordable Care Act, adding another wrinkle in his complex relationship with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 07, 2017 - 3:52 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — As Republican efforts to get rid of former President Barack Obama's health care law stall in the U.S. Senate, Kentucky's two senators are traveling the state to talk about it. They just aren't talking to each other. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has emerged as one of the biggest...
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