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Congress sends landmark gun violence compromise to Biden

Jun. 24, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House sent President Joe Biden the widest ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades Friday, a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress on the long-intractable issue and the deep-seated partisan divide that persists. The...

Senate OKs landmark gun violence bill, House passage is next

Jun. 23, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate easily approved a bipartisan gun violence bill Thursday that seemed unthinkable a month ago, setting up final approval of what will be Congress' most far-reaching response in decades to the nation's run of brutal mass shootings. After years futile...

Ghastly shootings, political forces align to prompt gun deal

Jun. 22, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The country has long endured a numbing succession of mass shootings at schools, places of worship and public gathering places. None forced Congress to react with significant legislation — until now. Last month, a white shooter was accused of racist motives in...

Powell: Fed aims to avoid recession but says it's possible

Jun. 22, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell sought Wednesday to reassure the public that the Fed will raise interest rates high and fast enough to quell inflation, without tightening credit so much as to throttle the economy and cause a recession. Testifying to the...

GOP, Dem Senate bargainers divided over gun deal details

Jun. 16, 2022 22:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican senators were at odds Thursday over how to keep firearms from dangerous people as bargainers struggled to finalize details of a gun violence compromise in time for their self-imposed deadline of holding votes in Congress next week. ...

Tentative Senate gun deal has surprises, and loose ends

Jun. 13, 2022 21:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The outline of a bipartisan Senate agreement to rein in gun violence has no game-changing steps banning the deadliest firearms. It does propose measured provisions making it harder for some young gun buyers, or people considered threatening, to have weapons. And...

Senate negotiators announce a deal on guns, breaking logjam

Jun. 12, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate bargainers on Sunday announced the framework of a bipartisan response to last month’s mass shootings, a noteworthy but limited breakthrough offering modest gun curbs and stepped-up efforts to improve school safety and mental health programs. The proposal...

House passes gun control bill after Buffalo, Uvalde attacks

Jun. 08, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a wide-ranging gun control bill Wednesday in response to recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, that would raise the age limit for purchasing a semi-automatic rifle and prohibit the sale of ammunition magazines with a capacity of more...

Biden talks gun control, extremism with New Zealand's PM

May. 31, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden praised New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday for her success in curbing domestic extremism and guns as he tries to persuade a reluctant Congress to tighten gun laws in the aftermath of horrific mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New...

Takeaways: Election denier wins, bad behavior dooms Cawthorn

May. 18, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's influence was enough to elevate his Senate candidate to victory in North Carolina on Tuesday, while his pick in Pennsylvania remained in a tough fight in that state's Senate primary. In a key congressional race, a Republican...