Legislation

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2010 file photo, Chesley Sullenberger responds to questions during a news interview as he arrives for the screening of a documentary entitled "Brace for Impact," in New York. Who are you going to trust when it comes to what’s best for the flying public? Members of Congress or the hero of the Miracle on the Hudson, retired Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger? (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 02, 2017 - 5:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Who are you going to trust when it comes to what's best for the flying public? Members of Congress or the hero of the Miracle on the Hudson, retired Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger? Proponents of privatizing air traffic control, a top priority of President Donald Trump, face...
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August 02, 2017 - 4:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved a pair of bills taking aim at urgent problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, clearing a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to fix a looming budget crisis and adopting new measures to pare down a rapidly growing backlog of veterans' disability...
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August 02, 2017 - 4:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved a pair of bills taking aim at urgent problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs It has cleared a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to fix a looming budget crisis. Lawmakers have also adopted new measures to pare down a rapidly growing backlog of...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017, file photo, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. speaks to members of the media as he walks to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. There wasn’t a dramatic public break, or a precise moment when it happened. But little by little, Senate Republicans have been turning their backs on President Donald Trump. They’ve defied his Twitter demands, defeated his top agenda item and passed veto-proof sanctions on Russia over administration objections. Flake took aim at Trump and his own party in a new book, writing that “Unnerving silence in the face of an erratic executive branch is an abdication” and “the strange specter of an American president’s seeming affection for strongmen and authoritarians created such a cognitive dissonance among my generation of conservatives _ who had come of age under existential threat from the Soviet Union _ that it was almost impossible to believe.” (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
August 02, 2017 - 4:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Little by little, Senate Republicans are turning their backs on President Donald Trump. They defeated an Obamacare repeal bill despite his pleas. They're ignoring his Twitter demands that they get back to work on it. They dissed the White House budget director, defended the...
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One man drops a ballot in a voting box as another waits as voters cast ballots to start choosing a new mayor, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, in Seattle. Voters were choosing from a field of 21 mayoral candidates and the top two vote-getters will advance to a November election. Ballots in the all-mail election had to be postmarked or dropped in ballot boxes by Tuesday and the finalists may not be known for several days if the race is close. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 02, 2017 - 12:35 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle voters cast ballots Tuesday to start choosing a new mayor for the booming liberal city that is adding thousands of highly paid workers drawn by tech giants such as Amazon but also confronting fears the poor and middle class are being driven away by skyrocketing housing costs...
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August 01, 2017 - 9:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a pair of bills Tuesday taking aim at urgent problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, clearing a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to fix a looming budget crisis and adopting new measures to pare down a rapidly growing backlog of veterans'...
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August 01, 2017 - 8:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to address a looming budget crisis at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The bill was approved by unanimous vote Tuesday. It provides $2.1 billion to continue funding the Veterans Choice program, which allows...
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In this July 27, 2017, file photo, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas talks to reporters as heads to the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington. Top Senate Republicans think it’s time to leave their derailed drive to scrap the Obama health care law behind them. And they’re tired of the White House prodding them to keep voting until they succeed. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
August 01, 2017 - 8:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Obama health law (all times EDT): 8:30 p.m. A federal appeals court in Washington has agreed to let a group of states get involved in a lawsuit over government payments to insurers as part of the Obama administration's...
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August 01, 2017 - 7:42 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed one challenge to Seattle's first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which represents Uber and Lyft, sued in March to block...
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August 01, 2017 - 7:23 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed one challenge to Seattle's first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which represents Uber and Lyft, sued in March to block the law...
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