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WASHINGTON — On the heels of two mass shootings that have shocked the country, the Senate is, once again, weighing an overhaul of the nation’s gun laws — with a murky path ahead. Despite President Joe Biden’s pleas on Tuesday, two House-approved bills to close gaps in the background checks system don’t currently have the …

Xavier Becerra had met with more than 40 senators from both parties, following up three or four times with some who had additional questions or concerns. | Greg Nash/Pool via AP WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed Xavier Becerra to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, installing a progressive stalwart in …

Republican senators proposed limits on who can cast absentee ballots after a record number of Georgians voted remotely last year. Over 1.3 million people voted absentee in the presidential election, which is more than a quarter of the state’s total turnout of 5 million. Democrats said the measure, Senate Bill 241, is based on former …

The new arrangement would also make the first $10,200 worth of benefits tax-free. This is a significant change from the House bill, which would provide an extra $400 a week through August 29 and continue the two pandemic programs for the same period. The House bill does not contain the tax provision. But West Virginia …

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Dr. Libby Char got the thumbs up on Wednesday, March 3, from the Senate Health Committee. Members voted to recommend her appointment as Department of Health (DOH) director. Dr. Char stepped up to the plate and started leading the DOH in September, 2021. Get Hawaii’s latest news sent to your inbox, click …

This time, Republicans Sens. Richard Burr of North Carolina, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowksi of Alaska, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Romney voted to convict Trump. Perhaps the biggest surprise was Burr, the former Senate Intelligence Committee chairman who led the Senate’s Russia investigation, after he …

“It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which …

CLOSE Democrats took control of the Senate when three new members, Georgia’s Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, and California’s Alex Padilla were sworn in. Storyful WASHINGTON – Around 5 a.m. Friday in the nation’s capital, bleary-eyed senators who had spent hours debating a COVID relief bill looked up to see Vice President Kamala Harris presiding over the chamber. …

(The Center Square) – Virginia businesses would see a tax break on expenses under a substitute version of a bill that passed the House of Delegates on Friday, but that break is smaller than the one that passed the Senate on Thursday. House Bill 1935, sponsored by Del. Vivian Watts, D-Annandale, would allow businesses to …

His confirmation will fill a critical role in the new administration and he’ll be expected to swiftly begin rolling back Trump administration immigration policies while juggling the response to a global pandemic and national security threats, along with restoring a department that’s been rattled by leadership turnover and vacancies in recent years. The Senate also …