Legislation

FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, a portion of the new steel border fence stretches along the US-Mexico border in Sunland Park, New Mexico. Congressional Republicans have a new talking point about President Donald Trump’s border wall: It’s not really a wall at all. The issue arose this week as Congress squabbled over government-wide spending legislation including money for security measures along the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
April 26, 2017 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans have a new talking point about President Donald Trump's border wall: It's not really a wall at all. Instead, the wall is "a bit of a metaphor as to border security," in the words of Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida. Or, a "quote, wall," as Sen. John...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2016, file photo, California state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, speaks at a rally at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California lawmakers are considering an audacious proposal that would substantially remake the state's health care system by eliminating insurance companies and guaranteeing coverage for everyone. Lara, who wrote the bill with Democratic Sen. Toni Atkins of San Diego, says they're working on details. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
April 26, 2017 - 1:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A proposal considered by California lawmakers would substantially remake the health care system of the nation's most populous state by eliminating insurance companies and guaranteeing coverage for everyone. The idea known as single-payer health care has long been popular...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, talks with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. as they arrive for a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 26, 2017 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open (all times local): 1:45 p.m. The top House Democrat is accusing the Trump administration of "cruelly threatening to raise health premiums" for millions as a...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, talks with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. as they arrive for a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 26, 2017 - 12:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The White House says Democrats are "holding the government hostage" by insisting that a government-wide spending bill include a...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, talks with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. as they arrive for a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 26, 2017 - 11:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Coal-state lawmakers say Congress is close to a deal to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin smiles while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 26, 2017 - 11:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing dramatically reducing the taxes paid by corporations big and small in an overhaul his administration says will spur economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to the middle class. The White House on Wednesday was to release broad outlines of...
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The European Union has launched legal action against Hungary over a new higher education law that critics say is aimed at shutting down a university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
April 26, 2017 - 10:48 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Hungary's prime minister on Wednesday dismissed concerns about his country's new higher education law after the European Union launched legal action amid fears the legislation is aimed at shutting down a university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros. While insisting...
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FILE - This April 13, 2014, file photo shows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) headquarters building in Washington. President Donald Trump’s plan to provide massive tax breaks to corporations faces big challenges as Washington struggles with mounting debt and the populist president tries to make good on promises to bring jobs and prosperity to the middle class. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
April 26, 2017 - 9:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing "the biggest tax cut" ever even as the government struggles with mounting debt, in an effort to fulfill promises of bringing jobs and prosperity to the middle class. White House officials on Wednesday were to release broad outlines of a tax...
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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y. smiles during a media availability after a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 26, 2017 - 7:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading House conservatives are saying good things about a plan to revive the GOP health care bill. But an influential GOP House moderate is opposing the proposal, leaving party leaders to assess whether the idea could help one of President Donald Trump's premier but most...
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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y. smiles during a media availability after a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 26, 2017 - 3:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading House conservatives are saying good things about a plan to revive the GOP health care bill. But an influential GOP House moderate is opposing the proposal, leaving party leaders to assess whether the idea could help one of President Donald Trump's premier but most...
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