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Congress members seek more time to use Orleans Katrina aid

Jun. 20, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Members of Congress from Louisiana are calling for federal officials to extend deadlines for spending Hurricane Katrina recovery funds on New Orleans road and water infrastructure projects. Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy and Rep. Troy Carter have released a...

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...

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...

Global Citizen NOW summit seeks solutions for global issues

May. 23, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The statistics discussed at the inaugural Global Citizen NOW conference were bleak. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed 100 million people back into lives of extreme poverty. Up to 243 million people could face food insecurity between now and November due to the war in...

Billions, and more, for lawmakers' projects in spending bill

Apr. 04, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home-district projects for members of Congress are back, sprinkled across the government-wide $1.5 trillion bill President Joe Biden signed recently. The official tally shows amounts modest by past standards yet spread widely around the country — and that understate what...

Biden eyes boost to mining of minerals for electric vehicles

Mar. 30, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing higher oil prices after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, President Joe Biden is looking at invoking the Defense Production Act this week to increase the mining of critical minerals for the batteries used in electric vehicles. That's according to a person...