GOP lawmaker’s delay of $19 billion disaster bill demonstrates the power of one

Lone GOP congressman stalls $19 billion disaster aid bill Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy’s solitary objection delays the vote on a disaster relief bill. There is an old expression in Washington that nothing is decided until everything is decided. Well, consider the state of the $19.1 billion disaster bill. It took a Herculean effort to pry that package loose Thursday […]

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California lawmakers advance plan for denser housing

State Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, left, confers with State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, center, during a hearing on their housing bills Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. McGuire merged his bill, SB4 with Wiener bill, SB50 that would increase housing near transportation and job hubs. The bill was approved by the Senate Governance and Finance Committee. (AP Photo/Rich […]

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Lawmakers weigh push to restrict drilling near sacred sites

FILE – In this Aug. 10, 2005 file photo, tourist Chris Farthing from Suffolks County, England, takes a picture of Anasazi ruins in Chaco Canyon National Historic Park in New Mexico. Advocates for greater restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling near ancient Native American cultural sites in the Southwest are urging Congress to establish new precautions. A congressional subcommittee […]

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The Latest: UK lawmakers vote to avert 'no-deal' Brexit

A pro-Brexit leave the European Union supporter holds up placards outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. After failing repeatedly to win Parliament’s backing for her Brexit blueprint, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May dramatically changed gear Tuesday, saying she would seek to delay Brexit _ again _ and hold talks with the opposition to seek a […]

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British lawmakers take Brexit agenda away from May’s government

LONDON — British lawmakers seized a measure of control over the stalled Brexit process from Prime Minister Theresa May’s foundering government Monday, setting up a series of votes that could dramatically alter the course of the U.K.’s departure from the European Union. The move came after May conceded that Parliament would defeat her twice-rejected divorce deal with the EU again […]

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Lawmakers strengthening pitch for NFL team through bill

South Carolina lawmakers are taking steps to lure the Carolina Panthers to move their practice facility and operations across the North Carolina state line by introducing legislation that would provide tax credits and incentives to professional sports teams. Members of a House subcommittee will meet Tuesday afternoon to discuss the Professional Sports Team Investment Act. The legislation comes after talks […]

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Texas lawmakers propose funding border wall on their own

Tentative border security deal would include $1.375 billion in wall funding Reaction and analysis from Pennsylvania congressman Scott Perry. As Washington, D.C. debates a budget deal that would get President Trump barely 1/20th of the border wall funding he requested, and with significant strings attached, two local Texas lawmakers are proposing dipping into the state’s "rainy day" fund to finance the border […]

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Lawmakers reach 'agreement in principle' in border security talks, with $1.3B for barrier

Shutdown negotiators: We have an agreement Congress announces they have reached an agreement they believe President Trump will sign. Congressional negotiators revealed Monday evening that they've reached "an agreement in principle" on border security funding that includes more than $1.3 billion for physical barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. When asked if they had an agreement that President Trump would approve, Sen. Richard […]

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Lawmakers to return to Capitol Hill amid partial shutdown with no obvious change to border impasse

Partial government shutdown enters third day as White House, Democrats locked in standoff over funding for border wall No deal in sight as the White House and congressional Democrats dig in their heels on a short-term spending bill; Doug McKelway reports from Capitol Hill. It seemed so simple a few days ago. Back when James Mattis was still Defense Secretary… […]

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