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Biden signs bill to fund Capitol security, Afghan visas

Jul. 30, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday signed emergency legislation that would bolster security at the Capitol, repay outstanding debts from the violent Jan. 6 insurrection and increase the number of visas for allies who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan war. ...

Congress passes bill to fund Capitol security, Afghan visas

Jul. 29, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress overwhelmingly passed emergency legislation Thursday that would bolster security at the Capitol, repay outstanding debts from the violent Jan. 6 insurrection and increase the number of visas for allies who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan war. ...

Democrats push $3.7B bill to secure Capitol; GOP offers less

Jul. 12, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are proposing $3.7 billion in emergency spending to bolster security at the Capitol, repay outstanding debts from the Jan. 6 insurrection and help the federal government defray costs from the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation met immediate opposition from...

Trump stresses support of Brooks, takes jab at Britt, Shelby

Jul. 11, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, AL. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump repeated his support of U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks in the Alabama race for U.S. Senate, and took a jab at Brooks’ well-funded rival Katie Britt. Britt said Saturday that it’s a sign of her campaign’s momentum and...

Eyeing another run, Grassley shows Iowans he's keeping up

Jul. 09, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) — In dress shirts and pants, Chuck Grassley and Tom Cotton dropped to their knees on stage at a recent Iowa Republican Party fundraiser and began pumping out pushups. The 87-year-old Iowa senator's were slow and deliberate while his Arkansas colleague's were crisp...

Republican business owner enters US Senate race in Alabama

Jul. 08, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The owner of a grant-writing business who narrowly missed a runoff for a congressional seat on Thursday became the fourth candidate to enter the U.S. Senate race in Alabama to replace retiring Sen. Richard Shelby. Jessica Taylor introduced...

Trump voices radio ad for Rep. Mo Brooks in US Senate race

Jul. 03, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is appearing in a radio ad for U.S. Rep Mo Brooks as he tries to sway the outcome of the state's Senate race. Brooks' campaign said the ad began airing Friday. “Hi Alabama, this is your...