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Massachusetts members of Congress rake in campaign donations

Jul. 19, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is sitting on more than $4 million in his campaign account as he looks ahead to a reelection campaign. According to campaign finance reports filed by his campaign, Markey raised nearly $2 million during the first six months of the year, about $400,000 from...

Congressmen seek to extend tax credits for offshore wind

Jun. 29, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic congressmen from Rhode Island and Massachusetts want to extend tax credits for the offshore wind industry to spur growth. U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. Jim Langevin, of Rhode Island, and Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey say they've reintroduced legislation to...

Blurred lines: Trump's UN choice and her coal magnate spouse

Jun. 24, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The email went out from senior Environmental Protection Agency officials to Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, responding to questions she had about a funding matter. But the acknowledgment email the EPA got back a few hours later wasn't from the ambassador. It was from her...

Connecticut governor signs bill banning 'gay panic defense'

Jun. 22, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's governor signed legislation Friday banning use of the so-called "gay or trans panic" defense in criminal cases. The defense is a controversial legal strategy that seeks to use a victim's sexual orientation or identity as justification for a violent crime. Democratic...

Trump's UN envoy nominee defends climate record

Jun. 19, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next U.S. envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday defended her record on climate change, saying it is a "real risk to our planet" that must be addressed. Kelly Knight Craft told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that she believes human...

Rep. Pressley: Bill would ease access to birth control pills

Jun. 15, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is working with other Democratic members of Congress to push legislation aimed at making it easier and less expensive to obtain birth control pills. The legislation would require insurance companies to cover any oral contraception approved by the Food and Drug...

Editorials from around New York

Jun. 12, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Newsday on robocalls June 8 The calls come during dinner. During the workday. Even in the middle of the night. They veer from annoying and laughable to frightening and dangerous. Sometimes, they're offering debt reduction, solar...

USOC seeks to keep pregnant athletes from losing insurance

Jun. 5, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee says it is working on reforms to prevent athletes from losing health insurance coverage when they become pregnant. Three senators wrote to USOC CEO Sarah Hirshland on Wednesday, asking her to provide details about the federation's insurance program, saying the...

Analysis: Time to legislate? Restless senators hope so

Jun. 3, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the old timers in the Senate are getting fed up with the lack of action on legislation, but after weeks of focus on approving President Donald Trump's backlog of nominees, there's a chance the chamber will soon be stretching its legs again. Don't look for action on top-tier issues...

Impeachment question roils Massachusetts delegation

Jun. 1, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Members of Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation are taking different approaches to the question of whether Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. The most prominent supporter is Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the first presidential candidate to...