Legislation

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks before signing Senate Bill 539 during a signing ceremony Thursday, June 15, 2017, in North Las Vegas, Nev. The bill aims to force America's three insulin manufacturers to annually turn over the prices they set and profits they make on insulin. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 15, 2017 - 8:32 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law Thursday the nation's strictest requirements for pharmaceutical companies to reveal how they set certain prescription drug prices. The bipartisan legislation focuses on insulin — one of many life-sustaining prescription treatments...
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June 15, 2017 - 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A frequently polarized Senate found common ground Thursday as Republicans and Democrats joined forces to approve a sweeping sanctions bill that punishes longtime adversaries Iran and Russia with an array of financial penalties. The bipartisan legislation passed overwhelmingly...
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June 15, 2017 - 3:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the day that gunfire shattered the morning calm of suburban Washington, dozens of family members of those killed by past gun violence had gathered in the capital to lobby against Republican-backed legislation to make it easier to buy gun silencers. The lobbying effort and a...
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June 14, 2017 - 7:26 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would set standards for organic marijuana, allow pot samples at county fairs and permit home deliveries under legislation set to be considered by lawmakers Thursday as the state prepares for next year's start of legal marijuana sales. Lawmakers and Gov. Jerry...
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June 14, 2017 - 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Age-related discrimination in the workplace still exists 50 years after the enactment of legislation designed to prevent it, aging experts and advocates told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday. Laurie McCann, senior attorney for the AARP Foundation...
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President Donald Trump speaks before having lunch with Republican Senators and White House staffers in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 14, 2017 - 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's labeling of a House-passed health care bill as "mean" is aggravating some of the conservatives he pressed to back it, even as Senate attempts to reshape the measure increasingly threaten to spill into July. "In terms of strategery, I hope he's just trying...
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June 14, 2017 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aging experts and advocates are telling a government commission that age-related discrimination in the workplace still exists 50 years after the enactment of legislation designed to prevent it. Laurie McCann, senior attorney for the AARP Foundation Litigation, says the law "should...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 14, 2017 - 4:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate voted decisively to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 election by approving a wide-ranging sanctions package that targets key sectors of Russia's economy and individuals who carried out cyber attacks. Senators on Wednesday passed the bipartisan...
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June 14, 2017 - 5:12 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Colleagues of a North Carolina House leader who died in January are going to remember her life and contributions by passing legislation in her honor. The House scheduled Wednesday consideration of a resolution to recall the life of former Rep. Ruth Samuelson of Charlotte. She...
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President Donald Trump speaks before having lunch with Republican Senators and White House staffers in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 14, 2017 - 4:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than six weeks after he helped revive a flagging House Republican health care bill and push it to passage, President Donald Trump now says the measure is "mean" and is asking GOP senators to make it more generous. Trump used those words Tuesday at a closed-door White House...
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