Legislation

Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, smiles before the vote on the House farm bill which failed to pass, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Freedom Caucus opposed the measure, seeking leverage to obtain a vote on a hard-line immigration plan. Last week’s display of anarchy among House Republicans on immigration underscores how problematic and risky the issue is for a GOP that badly needs unity heading into November elections that will decide control of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 19, 2018 - 10:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chaos among House Republicans this past week on immigration shows just how problematic and risky the issue is for a party that badly needs unity heading into the elections in November that will decide control of Congress. GOP leaders thought they had found a way by Friday...
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May 18, 2018 - 5:12 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have approved legislation that bans companies from labeling lab-grown meat products or meat substitutes as meat. The provision approved Thursday states that a product cannot be marketed as meat if it isn't derived from an animal with two or four feet,...
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May 18, 2018 - 1:17 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Deere & Co. factory manager cannot sue the company under the Iowa Civil Rights Act because he worked and lived in China when he was disciplined for having sexual relationships with two Chinese woman also employed by the company, the Iowa Supreme Court said...
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May 18, 2018 - 12:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to jump-start efforts in Congress to overhaul the U.S. prison system and help more former inmates successfully re-enter society. Trump says lawmakers in the House and Senate need to "work out their differences, get a bill to my desk — I will sign...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, May 18, 2018, as the conservative House Freedom Caucus threatens to hold up a final vote on the farm bill. Passage of the farm bill is a priority for GOP leaders, who are eager to pitch to voters its tougher work requirements for food stamps, a party priority that polls well with voters. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 18, 2018 - 12:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House food and farm bill (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Conservatives rebuffed on immigration have sunk a bill that combined stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies popular in Republican-leaning farm...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 18, 2018 - 12:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending his use of the word "animals" to describe some immigrants who enter the country illegally, saying he would continue to use the term to refer to violent gang members despite a sharp rebuke from Democratic leaders. Answering a reporter's question...
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Marie Brant, of Laguna Niguel, Calif., watches as ash rises from the summit crater of Kilauea volcano, Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Volcano, Hawaii. Brant is on vacation in Hawaii. The volcano on Hawaii's Big Island erupted anew Thursday shortly after 4 a.m. with little sound and only modest fury, spewing a steely gray plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky that began raining down on a nearby town. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
May 17, 2018 - 10:57 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the summit eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A resident who lives several miles from the summit of a Hawaii volcano says ash fall from an explosive eruption hasn't been too bad. Joe Laceby lives in a town aptly called...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 17, 2018 - 9:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his use of the word "animals" to describe some immigrants who enter the country illegally, saying he would continue to use the term to refer to violent gang members in spite of a sharp rebuke from Democratic leaders. Answering a reporter...
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May 17, 2018 - 8:54 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Most of CBS Corp.'s board on Thursday approved a special dividend that could enable the company to break free from its controlling shareholder, but the power struggle's outcome still hinges on an ongoing legal battle. National Amusement Inc., currently CBS's majority shareholder...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., promotes this year's renewal of the farm bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 17, 2018. GOP leaders have crafted the bill as a measure for tightening work and job training requirements for food stamps. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 17, 2018 - 8:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. sugar industry on Thursday won an easier-than-expected victory over food processors, soft drink manufacturers and candy makers trying to rewrite the government's much-criticized sugar program, a web of price supports, loans and tariffs that props up prices for the...
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