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Will Congress act on guns after Sandy Hook, Buffalo, Uvalde?

May. 25, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer swiftly set in motion a pair of background-check bills for gun buyers Wednesday in response to the school massacre in Texas. But the Democrat acknowledged Congress' unyielding rejection of previous legislation to curb the national epidemic of...

Biden says 'we have to act' after Texas school shooting

May. 25, 2022 06:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lamenting a uniquely American tragedy, an anguished and angry President Joe Biden delivered an urgent call for new restrictions on firearms after a gunman shot and killed at least 19 children at a Texas elementary school. Biden spoke Tuesday night from the White...

With echoes of Trump, GOP splinters over $40B for Ukraine

May. 17, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Signs of Republican resistance are mounting over a $40 billion aid package to Ukraine, a reemergence of the Trump-led isolationist wing of the GOP that's coming at a crucial moment as the war against the Russian invasion deepens. The Senate voted late Monday to...

With echoes of Trump, GOP splinters over $40B for Ukraine

May. 16, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Signs of Republican resistance are mounting over a $40 billion aid package to Ukraine, a reemergence of the Trump-led isolationist wing of the GOP that's coming at a crucial moment as the war against the Russian invasion deepens. The Senate voted late Monday to...

Georgian wants Congress to decry prosecution of abortions

May. 12, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia representative is proposing that Congress condemn attempts to criminally prosecute people who perform abortions, have abortions or experience miscarriages. Rep. Nikema Willams, an Atlanta Democrat who formerly lobbied for Planned Parenthood in the...

Blocked Senate bill would make Roe v. Wade law, expand it

May. 11, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats’ abortion legislation is “very simple," as it would enshrine into federal law the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Senate Democrats moved quickly to try to codify the...

Senate bid to save Roe v. Wade falls to GOP-led filibuster

May. 11, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate fell far short Wednesday in a rushed effort toward enshrining Roe v. Wade abortion access as federal law, blocked by a Republican filibuster in a blunt display of the nation's partisan divide over the landmark court decision and the limits of legislative action. ...

Senate Democrats' bill to write Roe v. Wade into law blocked by GOP-led filibuster as Supreme Court weighs abortion case

May. 11, 2022 16:28 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' bill to write Roe v. Wade into law blocked by GOP-led filibuster as Supreme Court weighs abortion case.

Political reality: Congress can't save — or end — abortion

May. 10, 2022 23:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After fighting for decades over abortion policy, Congress is about to run into the stark political limits of its ability to save — or end — the Roe v. Wade protections. President Joe Biden has called on Democrats to enshrine the nearly 50-year-old Supreme...

Senate to vote next week on protecting abortion rights

May. 05, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote next week on legislation that would codify abortion rights into federal law as Democrats mount their response to the Supreme Court’s leaked draft decision that would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. The procedural vote, scheduled...