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Senate OKs landmark gun violence bill, House passage is next

Jun. 23, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate easily approved a bipartisan gun violence bill Thursday that seemed unthinkable a month ago, setting up final approval of what will be Congress' most far-reaching response in decades to the nation's run of brutal mass shootings. After years futile...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jun. 23, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. June 19, 2022. Editorial: Think now about emergency responses As much as we think the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s new initiative is timely and worthwhile, we would like nothing so much as it never having to be used. ...

Ghastly shootings, political forces align to prompt gun deal

Jun. 22, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The country has long endured a numbing succession of mass shootings at schools, places of worship and public gathering places. None forced Congress to react with significant legislation — until now. Last month, a white shooter was accused of racist motives in...

Biden calls for 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes

Jun. 22, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months — an election-year move meant to ease financial pressures that was greeted with doubts by many lawmakers. The Democratic president also called on...

Senators reach bipartisan compromise on gun violence bill

Jun. 22, 2022 06:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate bargainers reached agreement Tuesday on a bipartisan gun violence bill, potentially teeing up final passage by week's end on an incremental but landmark package that would stand as Congress’ response to mass shootings in Texas and New York that shook the nation. ...

Official in election standoff avoids prison in Capitol riot

Jun. 17, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An elected official who was a central figure in a New Mexico county’s refusal to certify recent election results based on debunked conspiracy theories about voting machines avoided more jail time on Friday for joining the mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol. Couy...

GOP, Dem Senate bargainers divided over gun deal details

Jun. 16, 2022 22:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican senators were at odds Thursday over how to keep firearms from dangerous people as bargainers struggled to finalize details of a gun violence compromise in time for their self-imposed deadline of holding votes in Congress next week. ...

Senate OKs enhanced benefits for vets exposed to burn pits

Jun. 16, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday approved a sweeping expansion of health care and disability benefits for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in response to concerns about their exposure to toxic burn pits. Passage of the bill by a vote of 84-14 sets a course that could help...

What we know about how Pence's day unfolded on Jan. 6

Jun. 16, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pence won't be testifying at Thursday's Jan. 6 committee hearing. But he will be in the spotlight as the focus turns to former President Donald Trump’s desperate and futile attempts to persuade his vice president to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election...

Jan. 6 panel releases video of Capitol tour before attack

Jun. 15, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection released video on Wednesday of a tour led by a Republican lawmaker the day before the attack, showing participants taking photos of stairwells and tunnels in the Capitol complex. The panel released...