Legislation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., with his director of operations Stefanie Hagar Muchow, right, walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 11, 2017 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will introduce their reworked health care bill Thursday and begin trying to muscle it through the Senate next week, the chamber's GOP leader said Tuesday as the party tried healing divisions threatening to mortally wound the chances for one of its top goals. Senate...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., with his director of operations Stefanie Hagar Muchow, right, walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 11, 2017 - 4:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans will unveil their revised health care bill Thursday and begin voting on it next week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. He said he would delay the chamber's August recess for two weeks as the GOP tries breaking logjams that have slowed work on that...
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July 11, 2017 - 3:44 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, according to an independent analysis released Tuesday. The study underscores the political difficulty of repealing...
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July 11, 2017 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has canceled the first two weeks of the usually sacrosanct August recess to give lawmakers time to catch up on a roster of unfinished legislation and a backlog of Trump administration nominees. The announcement by McConnell on Tuesday comes...
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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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