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Senate advances nearly $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Jul. 30, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate advanced a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan on Friday with a bipartisan group of senators helping it clear one more hurdle and bracing to see if support can hold during the next few days of debate and efforts to amend it. Senate...

Pelosi, Schumer to huddle with Biden on voting legislation

Jul. 30, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional Democrats will huddle with President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday, looking to salvage their effort to enact federal voting legislation that could counter state laws restricting access to the ballot. The meeting between...

AP-NORC poll: Democrats optimistic but divided on compromise

Jul. 30, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months into Democrats’ unified control of Washington, most Democrats are on board with President Joe Biden and where he's trying to take the country — even if they're divided on how to get there. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC...

As Biden's infrastructure plan advances, can GOP get to yes?

Jul. 30, 2021 07:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Joe Biden and the senators laboring over a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package, there’s just one question left: Can enough Republicans get to yes? Seventeen GOP senators joined all Democrats in voting this week to start the...

As Biden's infrastructure plan advances, can GOP get to yes?

Jul. 30, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Joe Biden and the senators laboring over a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package, there’s just one question left: Can enough Republicans get to yes? Seventeen GOP senators joined all Democrats in voting this week to start the...

Congress passes bill to fund Capitol security, Afghan visas

Jul. 30, 2021 02:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has overwhelmingly passed emergency legislation that would bolster security at the Capitol, repay outstanding debts from the violent Jan. 6 insurrection and increase the number of visas for allies who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan war. ...

Congress passes bill to fund Capitol security, Afghan visas

Jul. 29, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress overwhelmingly passed emergency legislation Thursday that would bolster security at the Capitol, repay outstanding debts from the violent Jan. 6 insurrection and increase the number of visas for allies who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan war. ...

Infrastructure deal: Senate suddenly acts to take up bill

Jul. 29, 2021 08:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to begin work on a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan, acting with sudden speed after weeks of fits and starts once the White House and a bipartisan group of senators agreed on major provisions of the package that’s key to President Joe...

Infrastructure deal: Senate suddenly acts to take up bill

Jul. 28, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday night to begin work on a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan, acting with sudden speed after weeks of fits and starts once the White House and a bipartisan group of senators agreed on major provisions of the package that’s key to...

Capitol attack hearing: 'Kill him,' racial slurs and more

Jul. 28, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — During emotional, tense and sometimes angry testimony, four police officers who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6 vividly recalled the violence they endured while fighting against a mob of Donald Trump's supporters. “I was grabbed, beaten, Tased, all...