Legislation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, speaks during a media availability following a policy luncheon, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 25, 2017 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators on Tuesday inched toward a potential agreement on a catchall spending bill that would deny President Donald Trump's request for immediate funding to construct a wall along the Mexico border. The emerging measure would increase the defense budget and...
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April 25, 2017 - 2:44 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The owners of four Nebraska beer stores that sell millions of cans of beer each year near a South Dakota American Indian reservation that is plagued by alcohol-related problems are appealing a state regulator's decision not to renew their liquor licenses. The appeal filed late...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 22, 2016, file photo, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, speaks to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Lew testified before the committee's hearing on the state of international finance. Emboldened by a business-friendly president, Republicans in Congress are moving to unwind the Dodd-Frank law, the stricter regulations that took effect after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. The sweeping legislation rolled out by Hensarling, a Texas Republican who is Dodd-Frank's fiercest foe and heads the House Financial Services Committee, could dismantle the financial law. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 25, 2017 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened by a business-friendly president, Republicans in Congress are moving to unwind the stricter regulations that took effect after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. A House committee takes up legislation Wednesday that would defang the tighter rules. While...
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In a March 14, 2017 photo, Michigan State Police pilot Jerry King, shows a anti-laser shield in his office at a state police facility at Capital Region International Airport, in Lansing, Mich. Pilots use the anti-laser shield on their helmet when they are trying to pinpoint the source of a laser that is being shined at them or other aircraft. Michigan is poised to join a growing list of states and enact its own stiff law that criminalizes increasingly frequent laser attacks that are endangering pilots and their passengers. (AP Photo/David Eggert)
April 25, 2017 - 2:35 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is poised to join a growing list of states that are making it a crime to attack aircraft with lasers, which endanger pilots and passengers. Legislation approved Tuesday by the state Senate would make it a five-year felony to intentionally shine a laser at an aircraft...
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April 25, 2017 - 2:28 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster has signed a bill designed to stabilize South Carolina's pension system for public workers. The Republican governor called the law signed Tuesday "just the first step of many" needed to secure long-term stability. He's particularly disappointed it doesn't...
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Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., left, accompanied by, from second from left, Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, to discuss President Donald Trump's first 100 days. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 25, 2017 - 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional and White House negotiators made progress Tuesday on a must-pass spending bill to keep the federal government open days ahead of a deadline as President Donald Trump indicated that U.S. funding for a border wall with Mexico could wait until September. "We're moving...
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April 25, 2017 - 11:44 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the partisan clash between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-dominated legislature over an elections administration law (all times local): 11:45 a.m. North Carolina Republican legislative leaders have rushed to the courthouse to try to block expected...
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April 25, 2017 - 11:08 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican lawmakers have voted to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a bill that reduces his authority over state elections, the latest partisan clash in North Carolina over laws that chip away at executive branch power. The House completed the override Tuesday, a...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 21, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump poses for a portrait in the Oval Office in Washington. Trump will mark the end of his first 100 days in office with a flurry of executive orders as he looks to fulfill campaign promises and rack up victories ahead of that milestone. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 25, 2017 - 3:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will mark the end of his first 100 days in office with a flurry of executive orders, looking to fulfill campaign promises and rack up victories ahead of that milestone by turning to a presidential tool he once derided. But Trump's frequent use of the...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2017, file photo, the Capitol is seen at dawn in Washington. Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, a major hurdle overcome when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 25, 2017 - 3:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan bargainers are progressing toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend. A major hurdle came down when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with Mexico. Separately...
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