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Senators to pitch bipartisan infrastructure plan to Biden

Jun. 24, 2021 00:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan gang of senators is seeking President Joe Biden’s support for a $953 billion infrastructure plan, raising hopes for a breakthrough agreement after arduous negotiations on his top legislative priority. Biden has invited members of the...

Election bill defeat revives fight over the filibuster

Jun. 23, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The filibuster is here to stay, for now. And that’s posing a challenge to President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress confronting a wall of Republican opposition led by Senate leader Mitch McConnell's “100%” focus on stopping their agenda. ...

One building, two worlds: Bridging stubborn gap in Congress

Jun. 23, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Lieberman was back on Capitol Hill on Tuesday testifying in support of the Democratic push for Washington, D.C., statehood. Then he met privately with Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the many Republicans who fiercely oppose such a move. It was a...

N. Carolina bill ending extra $300 benefits heads to Cooper

Jun. 23, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina would end offering supplemental benefits from the federal government to the state's unemployed in roughly a month under legislation finalized Wednesday by Republicans in charge of the General Assembly. But House and Senate Democrats...

Heller appears at GOP events while weighing run for governor

Jun. 23, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, a Republican who lost his reelection in 2018, is testing out a potential run for Nevada governor next year, speaking to rural Republicans at two events this month alongside announced candidates. Heller, who had a...

Michigan Senate GOP probe: No systemic fraud in election

Jun. 23, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State Senate Republicans who investigated Michigan's 2020 presidential election for months concluded there was no widespread or systemic fraud and urged the state attorney general to consider probing people who have made baseless allegations about the results in Antrim...

Arizona GOP advances wish list on race, taxes, elections

Jun. 23, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate passed a $12.8 billion budget for the coming fiscal year early Wednesday that contains massive income tax cuts after a marathon session where majority Republicans packed the package with a conservative policy wish list. Republicans in...

In break with Trump, House GOP forms group on climate change

Jun. 23, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Utah Rep. John Curtis says he's tired of hearing that Republicans — his party colleagues — don't care about climate change or slowing global warming. A former Provo mayor who has served in Congress since 2017, Curtis says Republicans can push for...

Senate Republicans OK local redistricting delay

Jun. 23, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate approved a Republican bill Wednesday that would delay local governments’ redistricting efforts. The Senate passed the measure 18-12. No Democrats voted for it. The vote sends the measure on to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. ...

Biden faces growing pressure from the left over voting bill

Jun. 23, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When New York Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones was at the White House for the signing of the proclamation making Juneteenth a national holiday last week, he told President Joe Biden their party needed him more involved in passing voting legislation on the Hill. ...