Legislation

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, the Capitol is illuminated in Washington. Lawmakers are honing their messaging for the midterm elections as their summer recess looms. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 24, 2018 - 10:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With summer break looming, Republicans and Democrats alike are pushing messaging bills that are likely going nowhere soon but that will appeal to voters. Republicans have pushed legislation through the House repealing a tax on some medical devices to help pay for President Barack...
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July 24, 2018 - 7:14 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill announced Tuesday that she wants to enshrine into law federal recommendations to improve duck boat safety such as getting rid of canopies that can trap passengers if the vehicles sink, a move that comes after a deadly accident in...
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July 24, 2018 - 1:19 pm
MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is touting support from a key federal agency in its bid to protect its reservation lands. The Cape Cod tribe on Tuesday highlighted written testimony submitted to Congress by Bureau of Indian Affairs Acting Director Darryl LaCounte stating the...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, walks with members of Republican leadership, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, to speak to the media, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 24, 2018 - 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russian election interference (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell distanced Republicans from President Donald Trump's invitation for Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Washington. McConnell said he and...
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This July 17, 2018 photo shows wrapped plastic straws at a bubble tea cafe in San Francisco. Eco-conscious San Francisco joins the city of Seattle in banning plastic straws, along with tiny coffee stirrers and cup pluggers, as part of an effort to reduce plastic waste. It also makes single-use food and drink side items available upon request and phases out the use of fluorinated wrappers and to-go containers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 23, 2018 - 11:52 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a bid to further cut down on waste, eco-conscious San Francisco is expected to join Seattle in outlawing plastic straws used to suck down Mai Tais and slurp up bubble tea. The proposal, to be taken up by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, also would make the novel move to...
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