Tag: United States House of Representatives

Movement for Black Lives opposes George Floyd Justice Act

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DETROIT — The Movement for Black Lives is opposing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, arguing the bill doubles down on reform strategies...

House expected to pass two bills aimed at bolstering women

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WASHINGTON — With a nod to Women’s History Month, the Democratic-led House is expected to pass two measures Wednesday, one designed to protect women...

House Republicans opt to restore earmarks after lengthy ban

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WASHINGTON — House Republicans narrowly voted Wednesday to allow their members to seek earmarks under certain conditions, making a clean break from a decade-long...

Leading Senate Dem says outlook bleak on immigration bills

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WASHINGTON — A leader of Senate Democrats' drive to help millions of immigrants become citizens cast severe doubt on its prospects Monday, as...

Advocates seek Biden push on gun bills, but prospects iffy

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WASHINGTON — After President Joe Biden’s giant COVID-19 relief bill passed Congress, he made a prime-time address to the nation and presided over a...

Man charged in alleged threats to Biden, Pelosi and Whitmer

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HOLLAND, Mich. — A western Michigan man was arraigned Tuesday after authorities said he made death threats to President Joe Biden, U.S. House Speaker...

South emerges as flashpoint of brewing redistricting battle

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The partisan showdown over redistricting has hardly begun, but already both sides agree on one thing: It largely comes down to the South. ...

Pelosi pledges swift work on major infrastructure package

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday pledged swift work by Congress on a job and infrastructure package that will be “fiscally sound,”...

Stay or go? Fence, Guard pose Capitol security questions

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WASHINGTON — Nobody, it seems, wants to keep the security fence around the U.S. Capitol anymore — except the police who fought off the...

Democratic push to revive earmarks divides Republicans

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WASHINGTON — Can lawmakers bring home the bacon without it being pork? ...