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Funding bill includes new limits on Trump’s immigration crackdown

The bipartisan homeland security spending bill amounts to a subtle rejection of President Donald Trump’s aggressive enforcement tactics, rejecting several of his administration’s requests. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ [...]

Congress passes $333 billion spending bill to avert government shutdown

Many lawmakers weren’t sure what was in the massive spending agreement, but fear of another government shutdown greased the skids as Republicans and Democrats linked arms and voted to approve a bill to fund the government for the rest of [...]

Trump will sign spending bill, declare national emergency for border wall

President Trump will sign the spending bill, but at the same time he will also issue a national emergency declaration to go around Congress and build more border wall, the Senate’s top Republican announced Thursday. “The president will [...]

McConnell says Trump will sign spending bill and declare national emergency

Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Congress It’s still unknown whether Trump will sign the bill. By SARAH FERRIS and JOHN BRESNAHAN 02/14/2019 01:32 PM EST Updated 02/14/2019 03:17 PM EST 2019-02-14T03:17-0500 Share on Facebook [...]

Deportation amnesty for UAC families tucked inside spending bill

Tucked inside the new spending bill is a new deportation amnesty that security experts fear will lead to a new surge of illegal immigrant children smuggled to the border. The provision in Section 224 of the Homeland Security portion of the [...]

Iowa panel OKs bill ending need for permit to buy, carry gun

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A bill that would eliminate the requirement to obtain a permit to buy or carry a gun in Iowa has been moved out of a Senate subcommittee. The two Republicans agreed Monday to pass it up to the Senate Judiciary [...]

Bill Maher accused of racism over fried chicken comment to black congressman

Bill Maher faced fresh allegations of racism for invoking a stereotype about African American while interviewing a black congressman, Rep. William Hurd, Texas Republican, on the comedian’s live HBO program Friday. “I was in the CIA for [...]

Bill would stop convicted politicians repaying campaigns

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A Rhode Island legislator has introduced a bill that would ban politicians convicted of stealing from their campaigns being allowed to pay restitution to their own political funds. The bill, sponsored by Democratic [...]

Bill to restrict Dominion pipeline costs

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Legislation that could pose a serious threat to the bottom line of Dominion Energy’s planned Atlantic Coast Pipeline continues to advance in the Virginia General Assembly. The bill passed a key House committee Thursday [...]

Lawmakers return, but not to debate over clergy abuse bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Lawmakers are returning to the Pennsylvania Capitol, but they haven’t revisited a response to child sexual abuse scandals since the debate’s collapse on last year’s final voting day. The Legislature’s new [...]