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IRS chief expects new child payments to start this summer

Apr. 13, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a strain, but the head of the IRS said Tuesday he expects to meet the July 1 deadline in the new pandemic relief law for starting a groundbreaking tax program aimed at reducing child poverty. That means new advance monthly payments of as much as $300 per child could...

Biofuels producers, farmers not sold on switch to electric

Apr. 07, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The president and auto industry maintain the nation is on the cusp of a gigantic shift to electric vehicles and away from liquid-fueled cars, but biofuels producers and some of their supporters in Congress aren’t buying it. They argue that now is the time to...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Mar. 18, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. March 11, 2021. Editorial: Iowa GOP can’t get enough of voter suppression. It’s a national craze, and Congress needs to intervene Iowa’s Republican state lawmakers have apparently won so big they’re tired of winning. ...

Wave of retirements signals battles ahead for Republicans

Mar. 09, 2021 12:13 PM EST

This is not the way Republicans wanted to begin the year. Missouri's Roy Blunt on Monday became the fifth Republican senator to announce he will not seek reelection, a retirement wave that portends an ugly campaign season next year and gives Democrats fresh hope in...

GOP Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri won't seek reelection in 2022

Mar. 08, 2021 18:23 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri said Monday he will not seek reelection, making him the fifth Republican in the Senate to bow out rather than seek another term in a party searching for direction after President Donald Trump. Blunt, who turned 71 in...

75 ex-top prosecutors endorse Biden’s pick for associate AG

Mar. 04, 2021 12:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 75 former U.S. attorneys are throwing their support behind President Joe Biden’s nominee for associate attorney general and urging congressional leaders to quickly confirm her to the post. Vanita Gupta has been nominated for the No. 3...

The Latest: FBI says probe of Capitol officer death ongoing

Mar. 04, 2021 11:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on FBI Director Chris Wray's testimony about the Capitol insurrection (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The FBI director is declining to comment on the cause of the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who...

Senate panel votes to advance Garland's nomination to be AG

Mar. 04, 2021 09:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday to advance the nomination of Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s nominee for attorney general. The committee voted 15 to seven in favor of Garland's nomination at a meeting on Monday afternoon. ...

Former Michigan Gov. Granholm confirmed as energy secretary

Feb. 25, 2021 19:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm won Senate confirmation Thursday to be energy secretary, joining President Joe Biden's Cabinet as a leader of Biden’s effort to build a green economy as the United States moves to slow climate change. The vote...

Garland vows sharp focus on Capitol riot as attorney general

Feb. 22, 2021 18:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's attorney general nominee, vowed Monday to prioritize combating extremist violence with an initial focus on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as he sought to assure lawmakers that the Justice Department would remain politically...