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  • Trump says he's open to 'compromise' immigration bill

    February 28, 2017 9:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump, signaling a potential shift on a signature issue, indicated Tuesday that he's open to immigration legislation that would give legal status to some people living in the U.S. illegally and provide a pathway to citizenship to those brought to the U.S. illegally as children. The... more »
  • House votes to bar funds for abortion coverage

    January 24, 2017 5:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has approved legislation that would permanently bar federal funds for any abortion coverage. The measure, which passed 238-183, would also block tax credits for some people and businesses buying abortion coverage under former President Barack Obama's health care law. Republicans passed a similar bill in 2015... more »
  • Lawmakers look to regulate drone use with handful of bills

    April 26, 2016 9:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers are making a bipartisan push to regulate drones, an area where developing technology meets privacy concerns. A number of proposals under consideration would criminalize drone trespassing, outline surveillance and privacy laws and establish registration and licensing guidelines. Baton Rouge Sen. Dan Claitor, a Republican, has... more »
  • Georgia Governor vetoes religious exemptions bill

    March 28, 2016 10:29 AM

    ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has vetoed legislation, allowing clergy to refuse performing gay marriage and protecting people who refuse to attend the ceremonies. The Republican rejected the bill on Monday. Republican majorities passed the bill to broadly protect people acting on their religion. It also would have protected... more »
  • Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry

    February 8, 2016 6:21 PM

    TOPEKA, Kan. - A gun-dealers trade group is pushing legislation in several conservative states to restrict what it says is discrimination by financial institutions. The National Shooting Sports Foundation initiated legislation in Kansas, Georgia, Alabama and Missouri over the last year after hearing from gun businesses that allege they've... more »
  • Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control

    February 3, 2016 11:46 AM

    WASHINGTON - Legislation introduced in the House would transfer responsibility for air traffic control operations from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation. That idea is part of an overhaul in how Washington oversees the aviation system. That new federally chartered air traffic control corporation would come under a board... more »
  • California lawmakers approve right-to-die legislation

    September 9, 2015 3:41 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Assembly has approved legislation that would allow terminally ill people to legally end their lives after a similar measure stalled earlier this year. The Assembly approved the bill Wednesday on a 42-33 vote, sending it to the state Senate, which is expected to endorse... more »
  • Bills filed to rein in TOPS costs Play Video

    April 1, 2015 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers and the widow of Patrick F. Taylor, the architect of TOPS in Louisiana, said Wednesday they planned to introduce legislation which would put some limits on the popular state scholarship program's costs and awards. Senators Jack Donahue (R-Mandeville) and Conrad Appel (R-Metairie) pre-filed a bill... more »
  • Legislation would open federal land to hunters, anglers

    March 12, 2015 1:58 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bipartisan group of senators is working on legislation that would dramatically broaden access to federal land for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. Sens. Martin Heinrich, a New Mexico Democrat, and Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, have introduced legislation that would also decrease some regulations for hunters... more »
  • Congress set to pass bill approving Keystone XL pipeline

    February 11, 2015 2:23 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Republican-controlled Congress is set to send a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it. The House is expected to pass a Senate version of the bill later today. The measure has been tweaked from the version... more »
  • AP: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

    January 28, 2015 12:19 PM

    PHOENIX - An Associated Press analysis of the 51 youth concussion laws in each state and the District of Columbia finds that fewer than half contain all of the key principles of the model legislation. The laws were pushed for by the NFL after Washington state passed the first bill... more »
  • Obama to call for laws on data hacking, student privacy

    January 12, 2015 2:03 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation requiring companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked, a move that follows high-profile breaches at retailers including Target, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus. A White House official said Obama would announce the proposed... more »
  • Obama to sign Russia sanctions legislation

    December 16, 2014 11:34 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama will sign congressional legislation slapping new sanctions on Russia and providing aid to Ukraine. Spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama continues to have concerns about the bill but believes the legislation still gives him the flexibility he needs. The president is expected... more »
  • Republicans: Keystone pipeline down, but not out

    November 19, 2014 2:07 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama. After the bill failed by one vote Tuesday, McConnell said the pipeline legislation... more »
  • Senators plan bill to block benefits for ex-Nazis

    October 23, 2014 11:10 AM

    WASHINGTON - Two Democratic senators say they will soon introduce legislation that would stop suspected Nazi war criminals from collecting U.S. Social Security benefits. Senators Chuck Schumer of New York and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania revealed plans for their bill Thursday. Their announcement comes four days after The Associated Press... more »
  • California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

    September 30, 2014 2:23 PM

    SACRAMENTO, CA - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. Brown on Tuesday signed the bill by Democratic state Sen. Alex Padilla of Los Angeles. Plastic bags will be phased out of large grocery stores starting next year and convenience stores... more »

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