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Senate votes final congressional OK for $40B Ukraine aid

May. 19, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a $40 billion infusion of military and economic aid for Ukraine and its allies on Thursday as both parties rallied behind America’s latest, and quite possibly not last, financial salvo against Russia’s invasion. The 86-11...

Lawmakers reach deal to help veterans exposed to burn pits

May. 18, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional bargainers announced Wednesday that they have reached a deal on legislation to boost health care services and disability benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. The agreement paves the way for passage of a bill that...

Paul-Booker fall matchup set in Kentucky Senate race

May. 17, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul looked past his fall opponent Tuesday to slam national Democrats, while his Democratic challenger doubled down on his progressive message and vowed to take the fight to the incumbent in a matchup featuring contrasting agendas. ...

With echoes of Trump, GOP splinters over $40B for Ukraine

May. 17, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Signs of Republican resistance are mounting over a $40 billion aid package to Ukraine, a reemergence of the Trump-led isolationist wing of the GOP that's coming at a crucial moment as the war against the Russian invasion deepens. The Senate voted late Monday to...

With echoes of Trump, GOP splinters over $40B for Ukraine

May. 16, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Signs of Republican resistance are mounting over a $40 billion aid package to Ukraine, a reemergence of the Trump-led isolationist wing of the GOP that's coming at a crucial moment as the war against the Russian invasion deepens. The Senate voted late Monday to...

Rand Paul stalls quick Senate OK of $40B Ukraine package

May. 12, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul defied leaders of both parties Thursday and single-handedly delayed until next week Senate approval of an additional $40 billion to help Ukraine and its allies withstand Russia's three-month old invasion. With the Senate poised...

Quick Senate OK ahead for House-passed $40B aid for Ukraine

May. 11, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Final congressional approval of a $40 billion Ukraine aid bill seems certain within days as top Senate Republicans said Wednesday they expect strong GOP backing for the House-passed measure, signaling a bipartisan, heightened U.S. commitment to helping thwart the bloody Russian...

Blocked Senate bill would make Roe v. Wade law, expand it

May. 11, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats’ abortion legislation is “very simple," as it would enshrine into federal law the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Senate Democrats moved quickly to try to codify the...

Political reality: Congress can't save — or end — abortion

May. 10, 2022 23:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After fighting for decades over abortion policy, Congress is about to run into the stark political limits of its ability to save — or end — the Roe v. Wade protections. President Joe Biden has called on Democrats to enshrine the nearly 50-year-old Supreme...

Biden pushes 'ultra-MAGA' label on GOP as he defends record

May. 10, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned voters unhappy with soaring inflation and his stalled domestic agenda against turning power over to “ultra-MAGA” Republicans in the midterm elections as he increasingly tries to cast former President Donald Trump and his adherents as a...