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Fed nominee Brainard: Fighting inflation is top priority

Jan. 13, 2022 13:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lael Brainard, President Joe Biden's nominee for the Federal Reserve's No. 2 spot, said Thursday that combating high inflation is the central bank's top priority and said she believed the Fed could reduce it without sacrificing economic growth. Testifying at her...

Senate rejects Biden's vaccine mandate for businesses

Dec. 08, 2021 22:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate narrowly approved a resolution Wednesday to nullify the Biden administration's requirement that businesses with 100 or more workers have their employees be vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing. The vote was 52-48. The...

Biden mulls reversing Trump rules on western grouse species

Nov. 19, 2021 17:28 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday said it will consider new measures to protect greater sage grouse, a bird species once found across much of the U.S. West that has suffered drastic declines in recent decades due to oil and gas drilling, grazing, wildfires and other...

Dems disappointed with final Montana congressional districts

Nov. 09, 2021 17:17 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A new map dividing Montana into two congressional districts for the first time in decades was finalized Tuesday, triggering disappointment from Democrats who hoped to craft a different western district that would give them a better chance of winning in an increasingly...

Senators urge emergency protections for wolves in US West

Oct. 28, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A group of Democratic lawmakers on Thursday urged the Biden administration to enact emergency protections for gray wolves in the U.S. West in response to Republican-backed state laws that make it easier to kill the predators. Twenty-one U.S....