Legislation

September 27, 2019 - 9:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House is making a second attempt to overturn President Donald Trump's use of emergency powers to raid military base projects such as schools and target ranges to pay for his long-promised border fence. The 236-174 vote sent the legislation to Trump, who...
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The rising sun divides the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday morning, Sept. 25, 2019, the day after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., declared she will launch a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 26, 2019 - 10:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a temporary government-wide funding bill on Thursday that staves off the risk of a government shutdown through Nov. 21. The measure would buy additional time for lawmakers to work to unclog a $1.4 trillion bundle of yearly spending bills that is hung up amid...
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September 25, 2019 - 5:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill aimed at protecting thousands of Venezuelans living in the United States from deportation is stalling for a second time on the Senate floor. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., is objecting to the adoption by unanimous consent of an amendment by Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., that seeks...
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September 25, 2019 - 4:00 pm
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would grant legal marijuana businesses access to banking, a measure that would clear up a longstanding headache for the industry. The bill, called the SAFE Banking Act, passed 321-103 on the strength of near-unanimous support from...
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Student protesters run from tear gas fired by police officers during a protest in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Riot police shot multiple rounds of tear gas at thousands of stone-throwing students who attempted to reach Parliament in Jakarta on Wednesday to protest a new law that critics say cripples the country's anti-corruption agency.(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
September 25, 2019 - 5:55 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian riot police shot multiple rounds of tear gas at thousands of stone-throwing students who attempted to reach Parliament in Jakarta on Wednesday to protest a new law that critics say cripples the country's anti-corruption agency. Police said more than 300 students...
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In this photo taken Sept. 10, 2019, workers are shown in the kitchen of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Tacoma, Wash. during a media tour. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, U.S. District Judge Robert Bryan notified attorneys for Washington state and the GEO Group -- which operates the detention center -- that he plans to dismiss a case in which Washington state was pursuing a claim that immigration detainees must be paid minimum wage for work they perform in custody. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
September 24, 2019 - 1:34 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge who previously ruled that Washington state could pursue its claim that immigration detainees must be paid minimum wage for work at a privately run, for-profit immigration jail said Tuesday he intends to reverse himself at the urging of the Trump administration. U.S...
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September 24, 2019 - 9:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit accusing him of lying about having sex with a woman who claims Jeffrey Epstein enslaved her and trafficked her to rich and powerful friends. Dershowitz's attorneys argued Tuesday that a defamation lawsuit...
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CORRECTS TO IMRAN KHAN, NOT GHANI - President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the InterContinental Barclay hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 24, 2019 - 6:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Republican allies controlling the Senate are awarding him with his full $5 billion request to build about 200 miles (322 kilometers) of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. That's according to a Senate aide familiar with a $53 billion draft funding bill...
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Student protesters run from tear gas fired by police officers during a protest in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Thousands of students have staged rallies across Indonesia against new law that considered has crippled means in fighting the country's endemic corruption. (AP Photo/Masyudi Syachban Firmansyah)
September 24, 2019 - 4:38 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police fired tear gas and water cannons Tuesday to disperse thousands of rock-throwing students protesting a new law that they said has crippled Indonesia's anti-corruption agency. Several thousand university students are enraged that Indonesia's parliament passed a law...
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September 24, 2019 - 3:06 am
PARIS (AP) — France's parliament is set to debate a bill that would give single women and lesbian couples access to in-vitro fertilization and related procedures. The bioethics bill with the measure arrives Tuesday at the National Assembly. French law currently allows assisted reproduction only for...
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