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House passes bill banning certain semi-automatic guns

Aug. 01, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation Friday to revive a ban on certain semi-automatic guns, the first vote of its kind in years and a direct response to the firearms often used in the crush of mass shootings ripping through communities nationwide. Once banned in the U.S.,...

House approves bill to help West fight wildfires, drought

Jul. 29, 2022 21:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Friday approved wide-ranging legislation aimed at helping communities in the West cope with increasingly severe wildfires and drought — fueled by climate change — that have caused billions of dollars of damage to homes and businesses in recent years. ...

Biden hails economic bill amid signs of broad Dem support

Jul. 28, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden hailed a nascent Democratic package of climate, health care and tax initiatives as “a giant step forward” for the country Thursday as congressional leaders began nailing down votes for a campaign-season bill they've cast as a boon for voters struggling...

Democratic congressman endorses independent for governor

Jul. 20, 2022 00:45 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two months after voters in Oregon denied Democrat Kurt Schrader an eighth term in Congress, he endorsed an unaffiliated candidate for governor on Tuesday instead of the Democratic nominee. “People are concerned with the far-right and they’re exhausted with...

Ousters, upsets halfway through 2022 primary election season

Jul. 04, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than halfway through a tumultuous primary season, voters have rendered verdicts in a number of contests, many of which featured candidates arguing they best represented a continuation of policies favored by former President Donald Trump. While not on the...