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US grappling with Native American boarding school history

May. 13, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Deb Haaland is pushing the U.S. government to reckon with its role in Native American boarding schools like no other Cabinet secretary could — backed by personal experience, a struggle with losing her own Native language and a broader community that has felt the...

US reckoning with role in Native American boarding schools

May. 12, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Deb Haaland is pushing the U.S. government to reckon with its role in Native American boarding schools like no other Cabinet secretary could — backed by personal experience, a struggle with losing her own Native language and a broader community that has felt the...

House votes to let aides unionize, bargain collectively

May. 10, 2022 21:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved a resolution Tuesday that will pave the way for letting congressional staff join a union and engage in collective bargaining, a move that proponents say would enhance the ability of aides from low-and-middle-income families to make ends meet in a region with...

Billions, and more, for lawmakers' projects in spending bill

Apr. 04, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home-district projects for members of Congress are back, sprinkled across the government-wide $1.5 trillion bill President Joe Biden signed recently. The official tally shows amounts modest by past standards yet spread widely around the country — and that understate what...

United House OKs $13.6B for Ukraine in huge spending bill

Mar. 10, 2022 00:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved a massive spending bill Wednesday night that would rush $13.6 billion in U.S. aid to battered Ukraine and its European allies, after top Democrats were forced to abruptly drop their plan to include fresh funds to battle COVID-19. Passage of...

GOP wants to end Russian oil imports to US, boost production

Mar. 02, 2022 12:52 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican elected officials across the U.S. are criticizing President Joe Biden over his energy policies and urging his administration to do more to ramp up domestic production as a way to help wean the nation and its allies off oil from Russia. The sanctions...