Bills

May 17, 2018 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican lawmaker says GOP leaders have discussed scheduling House votes on two immigration bills as a way of ending the party's internal battle over the issue. The Republican says one bill would resemble a measure backed by conservatives that would curb legal immigration and...
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House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, touts the newly-crafted farm bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, as the House plans to debate a long list of amendments on the controversial legislation. House Republicans favor a plan to strengthen work requirements for food stamps, but Democrats say that would hurt the poor. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 17, 2018 - 12:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Food processors, soft drink manufacturers and candy makers are squaring off against the U.S. sugar industry in a familiar battle over a program that props up sugar prices. The sugar program, a web of price supports, loans and tariffs that critics say rips off consumers, is one of...
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FILE - This Jan. 29, 2008 file photo, shows the house of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers in Jackson, Miss. The home is one step closer to becoming a national monument. The U.S. House voted Tuesday, May 15, 2018, to pass a bill that would establish the Medgar Evers National Monument in Jackson. The Senate must still vote on the measure filed by Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi. As Mississippi's first NAACP field secretary, beginning in 1954, Evers organized protests and boycotts to fight segregation. He was assassinated by a white supremacist outside his family's Jackson home in 1963. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
May 16, 2018 - 4:03 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi home of a slain civil rights leader is one step closer to becoming a national monument. The U.S. House voted Tuesday to pass a bill that would establish the Medgar Evers National Monument in Jackson. The Senate must still vote on the measure filed by Democratic...
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In this May 9, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump holds up an executive order he signed as he is surrounded by first lady Melania Trump, second from right, Karen Pence, right, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, third from left, Ivanka Trump, fourth from left, and others during a celebration of military mothers and spouses event in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The House is set to give veterans more leeway to see doctors outside the Department of Veterans Affairs' health system. It's part of an effort to fulfill President Donald Trump's promise to expand private care for veterans. The long-awaited plan is set for a House vote later Wednesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 16, 2018 - 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House approval Wednesday of legislation giving veterans more leeway to see doctors outside the Department of Veterans Affairs' health system would help fulfill President Donald Trump's promise of expanded private care. The long-awaited plan would mean a major change in how...
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May 15, 2018 - 12:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — Scotland's parliament has rejected the British government's key Brexit bill, creating another headache for Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for leaving the European Union. Lawmakers in the Edinburgh legislature passed a motion Tuesday refusing to consent to the EU Withdrawal Bill...
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People fill seats before a Seattle City Council meeting where the council was expected to vote on a "head tax" Monday, May 14, 2018, in Seattle. The council is expected to vote Monday on a proposal to tax large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness. The plan would tax large businesses about $500 a year per worker to raise about $75 million a year for homeless services and affordable housing. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 15, 2018 - 11:44 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders. The City Council unanimously passed a compromise plan Monday that taxes businesses making at least $20...
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May 15, 2018 - 12:20 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in the New York state Senate have approved new criminal penalties for motorists whose careless driving causes the injury or death of a construction worker on a road or highway project. The Senate passed legislation Monday that would create new crimes of vehicular...
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May 11, 2018 - 9:32 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill late Friday that gay rights advocates say would allow religious-based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples, single people and non-Christians in placing children. The bill written by Republican Sen. Greg Treat...
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File-This Feb. 25, 2018, file photo shows Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin speaking during the panel Caring for our Veterans at the National Governor Association 2018 winter meeting in Washington. Fallin vetoed a bill late Friday, May 11, 2018, that would have authorized adults to carry firearms without a permit or training, dealing a rare defeat to the National Rifle Association in a conservative state. The veto comes after opposition from the business community and law enforcement authorities, including top officials with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation who have said it could erode public safety.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
May 11, 2018 - 7:46 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill late Friday that would have authorized adults to carry firearms without a permit or training, dealing a rare defeat to the National Rifle Association in a conservative state. The veto comes after opposition from the business...
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May 11, 2018 - 7:17 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill on late Friday that would have authorized adults to carry firearms without a permit or training. The veto comes after opposition from the business community and law enforcement authorities, including top officials with the...
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