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What to know about the Kids Online Safety Act and its chances of passing

Jul. 21, 2024 07:16 AM EDT

The last time Congress passed a law to protect children on the internet was in 1998 — before Facebook, before the iPhone and long before today's oldest teenagers were born. Now, a bill aiming to protect kids from the harms of social media, gaming sites and other online platforms appears to have...

LaMonica McIver wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in New Jersey's 10th Congressional District special primary election

Jul. 16, 2024 20:46 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — LaMonica McIver wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in New Jersey's 10th Congressional District special primary election.

Former U.S. Rep. Tommy Robinson, who gained notoriety as an Arkansas sheriff, dies at 82

Jul. 11, 2024 14:42 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Tommy Robinson, who gained notoriety as an Arkansas sheriff for tactics that included chaining inmates outside a state prison to protest overcrowding, has died. He was 82. Robinson died at a Forrest City hospital Wednesday night of natural...

Congress OKs bill overhauling oversight of troubled federal Bureau of Prisons

Jul. 10, 2024 21:33 PM EDT

The Senate passed legislation Wednesday to overhaul oversight and bring greater transparency to the crisis-plagued federal Bureau of Prisons following reporting from The Associated Press that exposed systemic corruption in the federal prison system and increased congressional scrutiny. ...

House passes GOP bill requiring proof of citizenship to vote, boosting election-year talking point

Jul. 10, 2024 19:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday passed a proof-of-citizenship requirement for voter registration, a proposal Republicans have prioritized as an election-year talking point even as research shows noncitizens illegally registering and casting ballots in federal elections is exceptionally...

House backs bills to roll back energy efficiency standards for refrigerators, dishwashers

Jul. 09, 2024 20:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Tuesday approved two bills rolling back Energy Department efficiency standards on refrigerators and dishwashers. Republicans called the Biden administration rules expensive and impractical, while Democrats defended them as a way for consumers...

Key senators reach agreement on spending levels for next year, setting up clash with House

Jul. 09, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will pursue a spending increase next year of about 3.4% for defense and 2.7% increase for non-defense programs under an agreement reached by top Democratic and Republican lawmakers on the Senate Appropriations Committee, setting up a certain clash with the House,...

House Republicans unite on spending cuts to non-defense programs, but Senate roadblock awaits

Jul. 06, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are off to a quicker, more united start this year when it comes to funding the federal government, passing four of 12 annual appropriations bills before the end of June compared to zero at this time last year when the new majority got off to a rocky start. ...

Rep. Lloyd Doggett becomes first Democrat in Congress to call for Biden's withdrawal from 2024 race

Jul. 02, 2024 17:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Democratic lawmaker has become the first in the party to publicly call for President Joe Biden to step down as the party's nominee for president, citing Biden’s debate performance against Donald Trump failing to “effectively defend his many accomplishments.” ...

Joseph Salerno wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District

Jul. 01, 2024 10:38 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joseph Salerno wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District.