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US: Wolves may need protections after states expand hunting

Sep. 15, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday that federal protections may need to be restored for gray wolves in the western U.S. after Republican-backed state laws made it much easier to kill the predators. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initial...

For Biden and senators, a sense that 'world was watching'

Aug. 11, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden first announced the framework he'd reached with a bipartisan group of senators for a big infrastructure bill, he said it meant more than building roads and bridges. Agreement, he said two months ago, would send a signal “to...

Infrastructure bill gives Sen. Sinema bipartisan victory

Aug. 10, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has faced unrelenting tension with activists in her party over her insistence that bipartisan deal-making is still the way to do big things during a hyper-partisan era in Washington. She got a measure of tentative...

Infrastructure push slowed by Tennessee senator's objection

Aug. 09, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, Democrats and Republicans trekked to the Senate floor on Sunday touting a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal and argued that, after months of haggling, it was time for a final vote on the measure. Standing in their way: Republican Sen....

Senators behind $1T infrastructure plan show off their work

Aug. 03, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The senators who spent months stitching together a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package are now trying to sell it to the American people before a key vote expected this week that would push a long recognized national priority much closer to the finish line, after...

Senators, White House in talks to finish infrastructure bill

Jul. 26, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators and the White House were locked in intense negotiations Monday to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure mounting on all sides to wrap up talks and show progress on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Despite weeks of...

Democrats back Biden US lands pick assailed by Republicans

Jul. 22, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A bitterly divided U.S. Senate panel deadlocked Thursday on President Joe Biden’s pick to oversee vast government-owned lands in the West, as Democrats united behind a nominee whose credibility was assailed by Republicans over her links to a 1989 environmental...

Big infrastructure bill in peril; GOP threatens filibuster

Jul. 20, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan infrastructure deal senators brokered with President Joe Biden is hanging precariously ahead of a crucial Wednesday test vote as they struggle over how to pay for nearly $1 trillion in public works spending. Tensions were rising as...

Biden wants spending to boost economy, but GOP to block vote

Jul. 19, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday that his infrastructure and families agenda must be passed to sustain the economic momentum of his first six months in office, aiming to set the tone for a crucial week of congressional negotiations on the two bills. But...

Biden and Sanders, once rivals, are now partners in power

Jul. 16, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Talkers both, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders stayed for an hour in the Oval Office, just two former rivals for the White House now acting as potential partners, negotiating a compromise both could live with. The centrist president listened as the liberal...