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Democrats back Biden US lands pick assailed by Republicans

Jul. 22, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A bitterly divided U.S. Senate panel deadlocked Thursday on President Joe Biden’s pick to oversee vast government-owned lands in the West, as Democrats united behind a nominee whose credibility was assailed by Republicans over her links to a 1989 environmental...

Senate Democrats take their case for voting bill to Georgia

Jul. 19, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Taking their case for a federal voting bill to Georgia, Senate Democrats argued at a field hearing on Monday that their sweeping elections measure is desperately needed to counter the impact of new GOP state laws that tighten voting rules. “Congress...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 19, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

San Antonio Express-News. July 16, 2021. Editorial: Texas House Democrats’ retreat is continued march for rights In late August 1776, the British redcoats routed George Washington’s Continental Army in the Battle of Brooklyn, capturing, wounding...

Klobuchar: Infrastructure bill could include voting measures

Jul. 18, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Congressional Democrats are exploring ways to include financial incentives for states to expand voting access as part of a multitrillion-dollar infrastructure bill, a key senator said Sunday. Democrats have been struggling to get their marquee election...

21 WVa hospitals receiving $258K apiece for COVID work

Jul. 16, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hospitals throughout West Virginia will receive a total of $5.4 million from the federal government for COVID-19 testing and mitigation efforts. Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announced the funds Thursday, saying each of the 21 rural hospitals...

The long, 'surreal' days of the runaway Texas legislators

Jul. 16, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheltered in a downtown D.C. hotel, the Democratic lawmakers who left Texas to block a restrictive voting bill are living a life of stress and scrutiny. After bolting the state Monday in order to sabotage the bill by denying a quorum in the Texas...

The long, 'surreal' days of the runaway Texas legislators

Jul. 15, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheltered in a downtown D.C. hotel, the Democratic lawmakers who left Texas to block a restrictive voting bill are living a life of stress and scrutiny. After bolting the state Monday in order to sabotage the bill by denying a quorum in the Texas...

Pfizer, subsidiaries agree to pay $345M in EpiPen settlement

Jul. 15, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Pfizer Inc. and two of its subsidiaries have agreed to pay $345 million under a proposed settlement to resolve lawsuits over EpiPen price hikes. In documents filed Thursday in federal court in Kansas City, Kansas, the New York-based Pfizer and...

Climate activists hail Dem budget spending on clean energy

Jul. 14, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental groups hailed a sweeping $3.5 trillion domestic spending plan announced by Democrats, saying it would make “transformational investments” in clean energy and jobs and put the nation on a path to cut greenhouse emissions by at least 50% by 2030. The plan...

Biden pitches huge budget, says Dems will 'get a lot done'

Jul. 14, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden made a quick foray to the Capitol on Wednesday hunting support for his multitrillion-dollar agenda of infrastructure, health care and other programs, a potential landmark achievement that would require near-unanimous backing from fractious Democrats. ...