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US Senate sergeant-at-arms during Capitol riot dies at 71

Jun. 28, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Stenger, who served as the U.S. Senate’s sergeant-at-arms and resigned after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, has died. He was 71. Stenger died Monday of natural causes, according to two people familiar with the matter. One of the people said he...

As Senate-confirmed justices end Roe, how will voters react?

Jun. 26, 2022 07:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The end of Roe v. Wade started in the Senate. It was the Senate Republican partnership with President Donald Trump to confirm conservative judges, and transform the federal judiciary, that paved the way for the Supreme Court's landmark ruling to overturn the...

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...