Legislation

The House Financial Services Committee's ranking member Rep. Maxine Waters D-Calif., left, with committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during the committee's hearing on overhauling the nation's financial rules. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 05, 2017 - 7:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican chairman has told a dozen government agencies to exclude communications with his committee from requests made by news organizations, advocacy groups and others through the Freedom of Information Act. In a series of letters, Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas said...
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President Donald Trump pumps his hands to GOP House members after the House pushed through a health care bill, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 05, 2017 - 8:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Like boxers before a big fight, Republicans pumped themselves up with the pounding music of Survivor's 1980s anthem "Eye of the Tiger" and Bachman-Turner Overdrive's "Takin' Care of Business" before passing a bill to dismantle Democrat Barack Obama's health care law. Hours later,...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 24, 2017, file photo, protesters gather across the Chicago River from Trump Tower to rally against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, in Chicago. The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived by a small change to their plan designed to combat concerns over coverage for those with pre-existing health conditions. But experts say the change, which helped the bill squeak through the House of Representatives, Thursday, May 4, 2017, may be too small to make much difference in the hunt for affordable coverage for these patients. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
May 05, 2017 - 6:27 am
The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived this week in Congress by a small change to their plan designed to combat concerns over coverage for those with pre-existing health problems. The change helped get the bill through the House of Representatives in a tight vote...
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May 05, 2017 - 4:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 20 House Republicans who voted Thursday against a GOP bill repealing much of former President Barack Obama's health care law: Reps. Andy Biggs, Arizona; Mike Coffman, Colorado; Barbara Comstock, Virginia; Ryan Costello, Virginia; Charlie Dent, Pennsylvania; Dan Donovan, New...
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President Donald Trump pumps his hands to GOP House members after the House pushed through a health care bill, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 05, 2017 - 4:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Like boxers before a big fight, Republicans pumped themselves up with the pounding music of Survivor's 1980s anthem "Eye of the Tiger" and Bachman-Turner Overdrive's "Takin' Care of Business" before passing a bill to dismantle Democrat Barack Obama's health care law. Hours later,...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he concludes his remarks during a dinner aboard the USS Intrepid, a decommissioned aircraft carrier docked in the Hudson River in New York, Thursday, May 4, 2017. The dinner was to help commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Coral Sea, a World War II naval battle fought by US and Australian force against the Japanese. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 05, 2017 - 4:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump had already planned a celebration as he returned to his hometown for the first time since his inauguration. House Republicans gave him another reason to enjoy the moment. Trump flew to New York to join Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull aboard the USS...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by GOP House members, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the House pushed through a health care bill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 05, 2017 - 3:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was ready to celebrate. On the day House Republicans narrowly passed a bill to overhaul former President Barack Obama's health care law, the famously image-conscious new president wanted to seize the moment. He delayed a trip to his hometown of New York,...
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Soon-to-be graduates, Callie Rittweger, left, and Ashley Owen, right, from the University of Georgia's Franklin College of Arts communications program, pose for photos at the Arch, Thursday, May 04, 2017. The university will be having its graduation ceremony May 5 at Sanford Stadium. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation allowing guns on Georgia's college campuses today also. (John Roark/ Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
May 04, 2017 - 8:56 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday allowing people with permits to carry concealed handguns on Georgia's public college campuses, despite the objections of state university leaders and his own veto of a campus-carry measure last year. Deal shocked fellow Republicans with...
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May 04, 2017 - 7:37 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday allowing people with permits to carry concealed handguns on Georgia's public college campuses, despite the objections of state university leaders and his own veto of a campus-carry measure last year. Deal shocked fellow Republicans with...
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May 04, 2017 - 6:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican governor has signed legislation allowing people with permits to carry concealed handguns on public college campuses. Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed a similar bill last year. But on Thursday, he signed this year's version and issued a written statement saying the...
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