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U.S. House passes $15 minimum wage bill — now faces Republican-led Senate

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U.S. House passes $15 minimum wage bill — now faces Republican-led Senate

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House passes bill to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour The Democrat-controlled House on Thursday passed legislation raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, ​but it’s not expected to find any support in the GOP-majority Senate. ​Approval by a 231-199 vote came after Democratic moderates and liberal...
12:00, 07/18/2019

House passes bill to raise federal minimum wage to $15 an hour The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by October 2025, a big win for workers and labor groups, even as it remained unlikely the bill would pass a Republican-controlled Senate...
13:32, 07/18/2019

Business groups slam House for passing $15 minimum wage bill Business advocacy organizations sharply criticized the House of Representatives for passing a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15, saying it would be a costly job killer....
15:32, 07/18/2019

Senate passes border aid bill, sends it to House The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a $4.6 billion bill to address the migrant surge at the border with Mexico, setting up a negotiation with the House of Representatives and President Donald Trump over the funds and how they should be spent....
16:48, 06/26/2019

Senate passes $4.6B emergency bill for border, at odds with House The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill authorizing $4.6 billion in emergency spending for humanitarian aid at the southern border, setting up a fight with the House, which approved a version that puts sharp restrictions on the Trump administration. Pr...
16:48, 06/26/2019

US Senate Passes $4.6 Billion Border Aid Bill, Sends It To House The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a $4.6 billion bill to address the migrant surge at the border with Mexico, setting up a negotiation with the House of Representatives and President Donald Trump......
17:16, 06/26/2019

U.S. House passes debt limit and spending bill, sends to Senate The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved bipartisan legislation to increase federal spending over the next two years on discretionary defense and non-defense programs and to suspend the limit on government borrowing through July 2021....
00:00, 07/26/2019

House Passes Senate Border Bill in Striking Defeat for Pelosi Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in a stinging defeat after a show of Democratic disunity, let a Senate border spending bill pass the House without controls that liberals had demanded....
15:16, 06/27/2019

House passes Senate emergency border aid bill, sends to Trump The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a Senate-passed bill providing $4.6 billion to address a surge of migrants at the U.S. border with Mexico, sending it to President Donald Trump for his signature after Democrats abandoned efforts...
16:16, 06/27/2019

House passes bill to protect election systems, but Senate passage is unlikely The House passed a bill that would require states to strengthen their voting systems from hacking. Known as the SAFE Act (HR 2722), the chamber approved the bill by a party-line vote of 225-184. Only one Republican -- Rep. Brian Mast of Florida -- vo...
19:32, 06/27/2019

House passes Senate border aid bill, sends to Trump for signature The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a Senate-passed bill providing $4.6 billion to address a surge of migrants at the U.S. border with Mexico, sending it to President Donald Trump for his signature after Democrats abandoned efforts...
17:48, 06/27/2019

Chamber faces conservative backlash for pushing minimum wage compromise Conservative groups are arguing that the Chamber of Commerce made a strategic mistake by suggesting a compromise with congressional Democrats on raising the minimum wage....
21:48, 07/17/2019

Dem leaders float new tweak to soften minimum wage bill Top House Democrats are eyeing a major tweak to the caucus’ signature minimum wage proposal, part of a last-minute bid to bolster support among moderates just days before a floor vote. Democratic leaders are floating a more gradual path to a federal...
14:16, 07/12/2019

The House Finally Votes for a $15 Minimum Wage Nearly seven years after the grassroots Fight for $15 movement began, the House of Representatives has voted to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by the middle of the next decade, and to tie the minimum wage to inflation after that....
13:32, 07/18/2019

House to vote on $15 federal minimum wage Thursday The House of Representatives will vote Thursday on legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026, more than double the current rate of $7.25 an hour. The legislation, titled the Raise the Wage Act, is unlikely to be picked up b...
19:16, 07/16/2019

House Dems on brink of minimum wage victory House Democratic leaders are on the cusp of a long-awaited victory on the party’s signature $15-an-hour minimum wage bill, overcoming months of sharp resistance from many of the caucus' moderates.Top Democrats are saying privately they’re confident t...
04:00, 06/20/2019

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14:16, 07/18/2019

House votes to double federal minimum wage to $15 per hour The Democrat-led House voted to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, more than double the current rate of $7.25, and the first proposed increase in a decade....
12:00, 07/18/2019

House Votes to Raise Minimum Wage to $15, a Victory for Liberals The House approved a bill to more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25, a level that has not risen since 2009. But Senate Republicans refuse to take it up....
12:00, 07/18/2019

House approves federal minimum wage hike to $15 an hour Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation to raise the federal minimum wage (all times loca...
14:16, 07/18/2019

House votes to raise minimum wage, uniting Dems after months-long struggle The House passed legislation to gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, following through on a key Democratic campaign promise and ending a six-month struggle within the caucus.The roughly party-line vote comes after months of behin...
09:16, 07/18/2019

Senate passes bill cracking down on robocalls A bill to crack down on unwanted robocalls sailed through the Senate on Thursday, adding to a push by Congress to defeat the growing problem of phone scams and nuisance calls....
18:00, 05/23/2019

Senate overwhelmingly passes 9/11 victim fund bill, 97-2 The Senate passed the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund through 2090 by a vote of 97-2 , virtually funding health care for 9/11 victims and first responders for life....
13:32, 07/23/2019

Anti-robocall bill passes almost unanimously in the Senate Senators have overwhelmingly backed a bill to combat robocalls. They voted 97-1 to pass the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act, which would empower law enforcement to tackle robocallers, and bump up civil penalties to as...
15:48, 05/23/2019

Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at 8 weeks Missouri’s Republican-led Senate has now passed a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy.        ...
11:00, 05/16/2019

Senate passes bill meant to combat robocalls The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that aims to combat the illegal robocalls torturing Americans . Though the measure wouldn’t eliminate all unwanted calls, it would give regulators more tools to go after scammers. It would also push phone compa...
12:00, 05/23/2019

Alabama Senate passes bill banning nearly all abortions MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama is close to approving a near total ban on abortion after the state Senate passed a measure that would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony. If signed into law, it would be the most stringent aborti...
20:00, 05/14/2019

Pak Senate Passes Bill To Set Puberty Age For Girls At 18: Report Pakistani Senate has passed a bill to fix 18 years as the age of puberty for girls to end the practice of child marriages in the country, triggering objections from some members who said the move was......
03:16, 04/30/2019

Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions after eight weeks Missouri's Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill early on Thursday that would ban abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy except in medical emergencies....
10:00, 05/16/2019

State Senate passes bill to help release Trump’s tax returns ALBANY — The Democrat-controlled state Senate wants Congress to get its hands on President Donald Trump’s tax returns. They passed two bills on Wednesday. The first allows New York to release any state tax returns of a New York citizen requested by C...
18:32, 05/08/2019

Senate passes bill to fix tax hike on Gold Star families The Senate unanimously passed legislation Tuesday to fix a quirk in the tax code that resulted in Gold Star families seeing huge tax increases on the federal benefits they received....
13:00, 05/21/2019

U.S. Senate committee passes bill to deal with crisis in Venezuela A U.S. Senate committee approved a bipartisan bill Wednesday that seeks to accelerate planning at international financial institutions for Venezuela's reconstruction....
16:48, 05/22/2019

Senate passes bill ensuring 9/11 victims fund will never run out of money House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a news conference on behalf of 9/11 victims and families, Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Capitol in Washington. The House is expected to approve a bill Friday ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund for th...
13:00, 07/23/2019

Senate Passes Bill That Would Slap Robocallers With Fine of Up to $10,000 Per Call In a nearly unanimous vote, the Senate approved a bill that would hinder robocalls and ramp up penalties for scammers who make illegal robocalls. Read more......
19:00, 05/23/2019

West Virginia Senate passes GOP charter school bill CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate has passed a sweeping GOP education bill that would allow the state’s first charter schools. The Republican-controlled chamber approved the proposal Monday. A similar Senate bill had sparked mas...
21:00, 06/24/2019

Illinois Senate Passes Bill to Protect the ‘Fundamental Right’ to Access Abortion While lawmakers in several states are attempting to strip women and other marginalized genders of their reproductive health rights with draconian anti-abortion legislation, Illinois is stepping up with a strong bill to protect the “fundamental right”...
18:48, 06/01/2019

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Bill Expanding 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund (WASHINGTON) — The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 97-2 vote sends the bill to President Donald Trump, who is...
14:00, 07/23/2019

Canadian Senate committee passes 187 amendments to energy project bill A Canadian Senate committee has passed 187 amendments to an energy bill proposed by the Liberal government that would change how major projects like oil export pipelines are assessed....
15:00, 05/17/2019

Senate passes Bill C-69, which overhauls review of major projects, like pipelines Bill C-69 sets up the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada as the authority to assess projects for impacts on public health, the economy, the environment and other factors....
02:00, 06/21/2019

Pelosi under pressure after Senate passes bipartisan border funding bill The Senate passed a $4.6 billion emergency spending bill to cope with the massive surge in illegal immigrants along the border, but the bipartisan measure differs from a more progressive bill the House passed on Tuesday....
20:48, 06/26/2019

Ohio Senate passes bill to save state's two nuclear power plants The Ohio Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that will create financial subsidies to stop the state's two nuclear power reactors from retiring early, according to market analysts tracking the legislation....
20:32, 07/17/2019

Canadian Senate passes major project assessment bill with heavy amendments The Canadian Senate has approved legislation aimed at changing the way major projects such as oil pipelines are assessed, with more than 180 amendments that were welcomed by the government of Canada's main crude-producing province Alberta....
09:16, 06/07/2019

UPDATE 1-Canadian Senate committee passes 187 amendments to energy project bill A Canadian Senate committee has passed 187 amendments to an energy bill proposed by the Liberal government that would change how major projects like oil export pipelines are assessed....
11:32, 05/17/2019

UPDATE 1-Ohio Senate passes bill to save state's two nuclear power plants The Ohio Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that will create financial subsidies to stop the state's two nuclear power reactors from retiring early, according to market analysts tracking the legislation. The two reactors in Ohio, Davis-Besse and P...
18:00, 07/17/2019

UPDATE 1-Canada Senate passes major project assessment bill with heavy amendments The Canadian Senate has approved legislation aimed at changing the way major projects such as oil pipelines are assessed, with more than 180 amendments that were welcomed by the government of Canada's main crude-producing province Alberta....
13:48, 06/07/2019

9/11 victims' fund bill passes Senate, ending months of doubts for 'ecstatic' first responders The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill to ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money, fulfilling a pledge made by President Trump and ending months of uncertainty as the fund rapidly deplet...
14:00, 07/23/2019

Senate passes border spending package, setting up fight with House Update 3:32 p.m.: The Senate passed a $4.6 billion emergency spending bill for the southern border, one day after the House approved its own legislation.House and Senate leaders must now decide whether to reconcile their conflicting proposals or dism...
13:48, 06/26/2019

White House calls on U.S. House to pass Senate's border aid bill The White House on Thursday called on the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives pass the Republican-controlled Senate's version of a bill to provide funding to address the U.S. border migrant crisis....
12:48, 06/27/2019

House passes $4.5B border aid bill The House passed legislation Tuesday to provide humanitarian assistance for migrants at the southern border. The White House has threatened to veto it....
10:48, 06/26/2019

Elon Musk's flamethrower incenses New York lawmakers. State Senate passes bill banning the weapon The New York State Senate passed a bill to make possession of a flamethrower for recreational use a crime, specifically calling out Elon Musk and the Boring Company for their 'not a flamethrower' product....
09:32, 06/21/2019

U.S. House passes $4.5 billion border aid bill The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a $4.5 billion aid package to address the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, including new standards for migrants in custody following reports of poor conditions facing young children at ...
19:32, 06/25/2019

LGBTQ anti-discrimination bill passes House The House passed a bill Friday, 236-173, extending federal anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans. The Equality Act sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity ...
10:16, 05/17/2019

House passes bill to help workers with retirement savings WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday to promote retirement security by making it easier for small businesses and other companies to offer retirement plans. The bipartisan bill, approved 417-3, also makes it easier for w...
10:16, 05/23/2019

House passes $19B disaster aid bill after Trump opposition WASHINGTON-- The House on Friday passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases, as Democrats try to dislodge the legislation from a Senat...
10:00, 05/10/2019

Jon Stewart: House passes 9/11 victims compensation bill, but 'none of us feel like the job is done' The House of Representatives' reauthorization of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund is an achievement but not the end of activists' work, according to Jon Stewart....
13:32, 07/12/2019

House Passes Bipartisan Budget Bill With Trump Support (WASHINGTON) — Observing a rare cease-fire in their battles with President Donald Trump, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday easily passed bipartisan debt and budget legislation to permit the Treasury to issue bonds to pay the governmen...
22:00, 07/25/2019

U.S. House passes border aid bill, Trump vows veto The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a $4.5 billion aid package to address the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, including new standards for migrants in custody following reports of poor conditions facing young children at ...
19:32, 06/25/2019

House passes first-ever bill to outlaw LGBT-based discrimination For the first time ever, the U.S. House passed a bill Friday that bars discrimination against persons in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community -- although the proposal faces an uphill battle in the Senate....
11:16, 05/17/2019

House passes bipartisan bill to stop illegal robocalls The House has just passed a bipartisan bill created to put a stop to all the annoying and disruptive robocalls you get. Introduced by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone and Ranking Member Greg Walden, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act....
01:00, 07/25/2019

House passes bill to extend 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund WASHINGTON — The House passed the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill to permanently fund cash payments for first responders, their families and others who were sickened at Ground Zero. The House voted 402-12 to advance legislation named after three 9...
12:48, 07/12/2019

House passes $1T spending bill as budget talks resume WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House has passed a $1 trillion spending bill that amounts to an opening bid in a guns vs. butter fight with the Trump administration. Both sides are trying to avert the return of drastic automatic spending ...
13:16, 06/19/2019

House passes bill to thwart 2020 ballot box hacking U.S. states would get $600 million in federal grants to secure voting machines from cyber attacks under legislation passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, with the money to be spent quickly so that upgraded equipment is in place by the N...
17:48, 06/27/2019

House passes bill that would block enforcement of new SEC investor protection rule One of the amendments attached to an appropriations bill would prohibit the Securities and Exchange Commission from implementing and enforcing its "Regulation Best Interest."...
03:00, 06/27/2019

House passes bill offering 2 million migrants a chance at citizenship Measure to protect Dreamers and others stands little chance of passing but highlights Democrats’ push for immigration reformDemocrats shunned a White House veto threat and muscled legislation through the House on Tuesday that would bestow a chance fo...
21:00, 06/04/2019

U.S. House passes Trump-backed spending and debt limit bill The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation touted by President Donald Trump that would accelerate rising federal budget deficits and suspend limits on Washington's borrowing powers over the next two years....
00:00, 07/26/2019

U.S. House passes $4.5B emergency funding bill for migrant care crisis It took last-minute changes and a full-court press by top Democratic leaders, but the House passed with relative ease Tuesday a $4.5 billion emergency border aid package....
23:00, 06/25/2019

House Passes LGBTQ Civil Rights Bill in Historic Vote The House of Representatives passed a sweeping LGBTQ protection bill on Friday, thanks to support from most congressional Democrats and nearly total opposition from House Republicans....
13:16, 05/17/2019

Ohio House passes bill to save nuclear power plants The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that could cost power consumers about $190 million per year to save the state's two nuclear power reactors from early retirement....
01:00, 05/30/2019

U.S. House passes $733-billion defense policy bill after Trump threatens veto The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $733-billion defense policy bill on Friday, defying President Donald Trump's veto threat by including provisions like a clampdown on funding for his planned wall on the border with Mexico....
15:00, 07/12/2019

House passes $19 billion disaster relief bill after delays, sending it to Trump Trump, who objected to past disaster relief efforts over funding allotted for the hurricane-ravaged U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, said he would support the plan passed Monday....
16:16, 06/03/2019

House panel unanimously passes 9/11 victims fund bill after Jon Stewart shaming WASHINGTON — The bill that permanently authorizes the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund passed out of the House Judiciary Committee unanimously on Wednesday. The move comes a day after former “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart shamed members of a Judiciar...
12:32, 06/12/2019

UPDATE 3-Ohio House passes bill to save nuclear power plants The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that could cost power consumers about $190 million per year to save the state's two nuclear power reactors from early retirement. The bill would also allow solar generation to qualify f...
18:32, 05/29/2019

House passes tribal casino bill one week after Trump urged GOP to oppose it The president had urged Republicans to vote against the measure, which is opposed by a key White House ally. Nearly four-dozen Republicans crossed party lines to join Democrats in backing it....
14:00, 05/15/2019

Ohio House committee passes bill to save nuclear power plants A committee in Ohio's House of Representatives voted along party lines to approve a bill to save the state's two nuclear power reactors from retirement and provide some financial support for a couple of ailing coal plants....
10:48, 05/24/2019

US House Passes $733 Billion Defense Policy Bill As Trump Threatens Veto The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $733 billion defense policy bill on Friday, defying President Donald Trump's veto threat by including provisions like a clampdown on funding for his......
18:48, 07/12/2019

House Passes $19 Billion Disaster Aid Bill Despite Trump Opposition to Funding for Puerto Rico (WASHINGTON) — The House on Friday passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases, as Democrats try to dislodge the legislation from...
12:00, 05/10/2019

House passes bill giving 'Dreamers' path to citizenship, despite Trump veto threat Despite a veto threat from President Trump, House Democrats on Tuesday passed a bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 2 million undocumented immigrants....
01:48, 06/05/2019

U.S. border agency acting head leaving as House passes migrant aid funding bill The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency said on Tuesday its acting commissioner is resigning as House Democrats passed a $4.5 billion funding package to ease a migrant surge that has subjected children detained at U.S-Mexico border to ove...
03:32, 06/26/2019

9/11 victims fund bill passes House Judiciary Committee, a day after Jon Stewart's fiery testimony The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday passed a reauthorization bill for the 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund, a day after comedian Jon Stewart lambasted members of Congress for failing to attend a hearing on the bill....
13:32, 06/12/2019

Popular Move: Maine Senate Passes Bill to Give All of State’s Electoral Votes to the Winner of the Popular Vote in 2020 There’s a movement afoot in some quarters to get rid of the Electoral College, the institution that really elects the president of the United States....
00:16, 05/16/2019

Texas House passes bill allowing unlicensed handgun owners to carry in public during disaster The Texas House approved a measure that lets gun owners to carry their weapons in the open or concealed for a week after a government declaration of a disaster. The vote was 102-29. The next step will be a state Senate hearing....
14:48, 05/02/2019

House Passes an Emergency Funding Bill to Care for Migrant Families Detained After Crossing the Border (WASHINGTON) — It took last-minute changes and a full-court press by top Democratic leaders, but the House passed with relative ease Tuesday a $4.5 billion emergency border aid package to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied...
23:48, 06/25/2019

Resolved: A $15 Minimum Wage Is Fine The issue of minimum wage is not as simple as you, a moron, saying “I would like to be paid more money.” It is about complex economics. Now we have a big old CBO report on the $15 minimum wage proposal. Is it good? Yeah, it’s good....
17:48, 07/09/2019

Yes, a nationwide $15 minimum wage would be quite damaging Praise be, we now have the economic research to prove that higher minimum wages have no ill effects, so let's push onward to $15 an hour for all, right? I predict that's what will be said about new research, even though that's not what the research a...
23:32, 06/04/2019

The Minimum Wage Is Not a Difficult Concept Centrist Democrats are ever so concerned, as they always are, about the unintended consequences of their progressive colleagues trying to be too darn nice to people. According to the Hill, some centrist Dems are worried, in absolute good faith and fo...
11:32, 06/14/2019

Paid federal family leave faces Senate uncertainty after ‘huge win’ in House The House last week approved the first federally funded paid family medical leave program, but with almost no Republican support. Now its fate in the Senate is uncertain....
11:48, 07/17/2019

Tlaib calls for $20-an-hour minimum wage Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., called for a federal minimum wage of $20 per hour at an event in Detroit on Sunday night, prompting mockery from conservatives and threatening to force mainline Democrats in the 2020 presidential race to address the issue...
16:48, 07/22/2019

House yields, sends Senate border bill to Trump The Democratic-controlled House voted Thursday to send President Donald Trump a bipartisan, Senate-drafted, $4.6 billion measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the southern border. (June 27)        ...
00:32, 06/28/2019

House defense bill's liberal provisions face the ax in the Senate House Democrats passed a major defense policy bill Friday loaded with liberal provisions that sets up a clash with both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate....
14:32, 07/12/2019

House to 'reluctantly' back Senate border aid bill: Pelosi Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday gave up on an effort to add additional migrant protections to a Senate-passed border aid bill, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying it was urgent to secure the funds the legislation would p...
17:48, 06/27/2019

Senate rejects House-backed version of border aid bill The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill approved a day earlier by the House of Representatives that would have provided $4.5 billion to address a surge in migration at the U.S. border with Mexico, while setting new standards for the care of migr...
16:48, 06/26/2019

World Governments Test Minimum-Wage Raises From Athens to Seoul, governments around the world are increasing the minimum wage, seeking to assuage voter concerns over years of weak pay growth and rising inequality....
07:00, 05/05/2019

Every Democratic Presidential Candidate’s Stance on the Minimum Wage When you look at your paycheck, do you wish the amount was higher? If so, you might be interested in what our many Democratic presidential candidates think about the federal minimum wage and what they intend to do about it....
18:16, 08/07/2019

CBO projects $15 minimum wage would cost 1.3 million jobs The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Monday that raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, up from the current rate of $7.25 a hour, would likely cause 1.3 million people to lose their jobs....
14:00, 07/08/2019

Businesses warn Labour over 'tit-for-tat' minimum wage hikes Businesses have warned that a "tit-for-tat" over the minimum wage could damage jobs after Jeremy Corbyn announced Labour plans to increase pay for young workers....
06:16, 05/11/2019

De Blasio is boycotting McDonald’s until it pays $15 minimum wage He’s not lovin’ it. Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a union rally in Des Moines, Iowa Thursday that he and his presidential campaign team — all six of them — are going to boycott McDonald’s until the fast food chain pays a ...
14:00, 05/23/2019

$15 Minimum Wage Would Bring Mixed Fortunes for U.S. Workers Raising the federal pay floor to $15 an hour, as House Democrats have proposed, would cost 1.3 million Americans their jobs but deliver a raise for 17 million workers, a study from the Congressional Budget Office finds....
22:32, 07/08/2019

Lyft Fails to Overturn NYC Driver Minimum Wage Law Lyft’s lawsuit to overturn New York City’s minimum wage for ride-hailing drivers failed after a ruling by Judge Andrea Masley on Wednesday.Read more......
20:48, 05/01/2019

Restaurant franchisee says Democrats' $15 minimum wage would put him out of business A restaurant franchisee made an impassioned argument Tuesday against the left's push for a $15 minimum wage, and saying it would force him to fire employees and could put him out of business....
11:16, 06/25/2019

CBO says $15 minimum wage would boost wages for 17M, cost 1.3M jobs Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour would boost wages for some 17 million people, but cost the United States 1.3 million jobs, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday....
19:16, 07/08/2019

Chamber of Commerce proposes minimum wage hike to at least $10 The Chamber of Commerce, the nation's largest business trade association, proposed raising the minimum wage to at least $10 an hour, up from its current rate of $7.25 an hour....
13:48, 07/11/2019

UK's Labour vows to more than double youth minimum wage A future Labour government would more than double the minimum wage in Britain for workers under the age of 18 to 10 pounds an hour, its leader said on Saturday, stepping up his campaign over the cost of living....
07:00, 05/11/2019

The Federal Minimum Wage Doesn't Really Matter Anymore The national payfloor of $7.25 an hour hasn’t been adjusted for a decade, the longest it has ever gone unchanged. Here’s why workers can shrug it off....
05:32, 08/11/2019

Lyft loses NYC lawsuit over minimum wage for drivers The New York Supreme Court ruled today to uphold New York City's minimum wage for drivers working for ride-sharing services, shooting down a challenge to the rule from Lyft. The ruling will maintain the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission...
16:32, 05/01/2019

House ‘Reluctantly’ Accepts Senate Version of Emergency Border Bill (WASHINGTON) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Thursday to send President Donald Trump a bipartisan, Senate-drafted, $4.6 billion measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the southern border, capping a Washington skirmish in which...
17:32, 06/27/2019

Democratic lawmaker says House expected to vote on Senate border bill The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on Thursday on a Senate-passed border aid bill without amendments, as Democrats give up for now an effort to force changes in the treatment of migrants at the U.S. border with Mexico, Democratic R...
12:48, 06/27/2019

Minimum wage hike leaves bad taste for NYC’s hospitality sector New York’s restaurant and hospitality sector is preparing for another round of layoffs after suffering the steepest job losses over the last decade. Surging costs are squeezing profit margins faster than barkeeps can pull pints. And nervous owners fe...
20:00, 06/01/2019

Raising minimum wage to $15 an hour would lift pay for up to 27M but leave 1.3M jobless Doubling U.S. minimum wage to $15 an hour would raise pay for up to 27 million workers and lift 1.3M from poverty but leave 1.3M jobless, CBO says.       ...
19:48, 07/08/2019

The Latest: Judges question Alabama minimum wage suit ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing over an Alabama minimum wage law that critics say is racially discriminatory (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Some federal appeals court judges appeared skeptical of a lawsuit that accuses Alabama lawmakers o...
09:16, 06/25/2019

Joe Biden wants to make 22 states more than double their minimum wage. What’s moderate about that? By flipping on the Hyde Amendment, Joe Biden ditched his moderate position on abortion by supporting taxpayer funding for it. Now it’s clear that he isn’t moderate on the minimum wage either. According to Biden’s website, the former vice president wa...
14:00, 07/01/2019

New York City Businesses Struggle to Keep Up After Minimum Wage Increase More than six months after the $15 minimum wage went into effect in New York City, business leaders and owners say the increased labor costs have forced them to cut staff, eliminate work shifts and raise prices....
02:48, 08/06/2019

New York City businesses struggle after minimum wage increase More than six months after the $15 minimum wage went into effect in New York City, business leaders and owners say the increased labor costs have forced them to cut staff, eliminate work shifts and raise prices....
01:16, 08/06/2019

Facebook raises minimum wage for U.S. contract workers to $20/hour Facebook Inc said on Monday it was raising its minimum wage for all U.S. contract workers, reacting to rising costs of living as it faces intense scrutiny over the treatment of ordinary employees and their pay....
12:32, 05/13/2019

Moderate Dems look to break logjam on minimum wage boost A band of Democratic moderates in the House is working to end a standoff with progressives on legislation to boost the minimum wage — potentially resolving a fight that has stalled one of the party’s top priorities. Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-Ariz.) is...
11:00, 05/15/2019

Ocasio-Cortez: $2.13 tipped minimum wage is 'indentured servitude' The New York congresswoman returned to a restaurant in Queens on Friday, seeking to highlight the plight of workers she knowsAs she returned to New York to waitress and bartend for the first time since entering Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said...
06:00, 06/01/2019

Minimum-Wage Push Slows on Debate Over Regional Differences A debate about whether the U.S. should have a patchwork of minimum wages is complicating a push to raise the federal pay floor to $15 an hour—and hindering House Democrats’ effort to unite on the issue....
07:16, 05/10/2019

UPDATE 2-Facebook raises minimum wage for U.S. contract workers to $20/hr Facebook Inc said on Monday it was raising its minimum wage for all U.S. contract workers, reacting to rising costs of living as it faces intense scrutiny over the treatment of ordinary employees and their pay....
12:16, 05/13/2019

Researchers say there’s a simple way to reduce suicides: Increase the minimum wage “Deaths of despair” can be reduced by increasing wages and tax credits for low-income Americans, according to new research from a team at the University of California at Berkeley....
19:00, 05/03/2019

Federal minimum wage sets record with no increase since 2009 Baseline wage has remained unchanged at $7.25 an hourInflation has raised cost of living by 18% since last raiseThe US federal minimum wage has gone a record length of time without an increase, with the $7.25-an-hour base, remaining unchanged for nea...
15:00, 06/16/2019

House Democrats set the stage for a $17 billion showdown with Senate over defense policy bill DEVIL IN THE DETAILS: The tough work of nailing down the final provisions of the annual defense policy bill known as the NDAA begins in earnest this afternoon in the House, as the Rules Committee meets to begin sorting out the 600-plus amendments for...
09:00, 07/09/2019

Bernie Sanders to push for $15/hr minimum wage at Walmart shareholder meeting Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will attend Walmart's annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday to advocate for workers' rights as the retailer battles mounting pressure to hike its minimum wage for hourly employees....
00:16, 06/05/2019

2020 Democrats embrace a $15 US minimum wage as they target Trump's economy Buoyed by activists who helped to push seven states to enact $15 wage floors, Democratic candidates have tossed aside caution about a sweeping nationwide minimum wage hike....
10:32, 06/09/2019

Judge nixes Lyft’s challenge to minimum wage driving rule A Manhattan Supreme Court judge rejected ride-hail giant Lyft's challenge to city rules that effectively set a minimum wage for New York's for-hire drivers....
04:00, 05/02/2019

New Study Finds $15 Federal Minimum Wage Won't Hurt American Jobs The results of the first study analyzing the impact of a $15 minimum wage show that the increase wouldn’t cost American jobs, according to Vox. Additionally, the new research shows the poorest Americans would benefit substantially from a higher minim...
19:16, 07/02/2019

A higher US minimum wage is inevitable – so businesses better be prepared | Gene Marks A minimum wage increase will put pressure on everyone’s compensation, so businesses may have to cave and pay upOver the past few years many localities and cities, from New York City to Seattle, have passed legislation raising minimum wages that emplo...
08:00, 07/14/2019

RPT-Bernie Sanders to push for $15/hr minimum wage at Walmart shareholder meeting Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will attend Walmart's annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday to advocate for workers' rights as the retailer battles mounting pressure to hike its minimum wage for hourly employees....
04:00, 06/05/2019

Nancy Pelosi says a higher minimum wage would boost GDP — but the CBO predicts the opposite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, reacting to the quarterly economic numbers, claimed that gross domestic product would be boosted if the minimum wage were increased, but the Congressional Budget Office recently reached the opposite conclusion....
14:32, 07/26/2019

It’s not just paychecks: The surprising society-wide benefits of raising the minimum wage With its effect on employment all but settled, researchers are looking at crime, mental health and even worker productivity to better understand the effects of higher earnings....
16:32, 07/08/2019

Pelosi caves on House border bill, backs Senate version Trump supports The Democratic-controlled House on Thursday approved a bipartisan $4.6 billion Senate-drafted measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the southern border — after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi backed off a competing proposal opposed by the Presi...
19:48, 06/27/2019

Bernie Sanders to push for $15/hour minimum wage at Walmart shareholder meeting Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will attend Walmart's annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday to advocate for workers' rights as the retailer battles mounting pressure to hike its minimum wage for hourly employees....
02:48, 06/05/2019

Bernie Sanders’ campaign staff doesn’t make $15 minimum wage he wants all workers to have Bernie Sanders’ campaign staffers claim they’re really getting berned — by not being paid the $15-an-hour minimum wage the democratic socialist advocates for all workers. The unionized employees — known as the bottom-rung “field organizers” — say the...
08:48, 07/19/2019

Washington Post 'analysis' claims the CBO is wrong about the downside to raising the minimum wage. It just won't tell you why The Congressional Budget Office’s dim view of efforts to raise the national minimum wage to $15 an hour is wrongheaded and based on bad data, according to an article published this week by the Washington Post....
18:32, 07/11/2019

Labor ministry panel proposes historic minimum wage hike in Japan A Japanese government panel on Wednesday recommended the nation's largest minimum wage increase in nearly 20 years, which would push hourly earnings in major cities like Tokyo above 1,000 yen for the first time....
08:16, 08/01/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Disability inclusion, minimum wage, and LGBTI rights in Botswana This Tuesday, we cover: a new strategy for disability inclusion; continued talks on social justice at the international labour conference; an update on Yemen; a historic Security Council resolution on missing persons in conflict; and same-sex rights ...
12:32, 06/11/2019

America's Highest Minimum Wage Sparks Fight in Small California City The San Francisco suburb of Emeryville recently implemented the highest minimum wage in the U.S., $16.30 an hour, becoming ground zero for a national debate over how to balance boosting wages for the lowest-paid workers and ensuring small businesses ...
15:32, 07/24/2019

$15 Minimum Wage Would Reduce Poverty but Cost Jobs, Congress Told in Report A bill that could reach a House vote next week would lift 1.3 million people out of poverty but put a similar number out of work, the Congressional Budget Office said....
18:48, 07/08/2019

Bernie Sanders to confront Walmart bosses and urge $15 an hour minimum wage Sanders to attend annual shareholder meeting in ArkansasCountry’s largest retailer employs nearly 1.5m AmericansDemocratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will attend Walmart’s annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday to advocate for workers’ righ...
07:48, 06/05/2019

House heads toward vote on amended border package, McConnell says Senate bill 'only game in town' The House will vote Thursday on an amended emergency border aid package, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made it clear that his chamber won't consider the new version, teeing up a game of chicken just before the holiday break. House Democr...
08:16, 06/27/2019

Sports Direct faces £605m tax bill and 'terminal' problems at House of Fraser Sports Direct says it is facing a €674m (£605m) tax demand from Belgian authorities - as boss Mike Ashley warned that problems at House of Fraser were "terminal"....
19:33, 07/26/2019

Premier league football clubs urged to pay minimum wage to cleaners, caterers and stewards Premier league football clubs are being urged to pay staff a real living wage, because their earnings do not cover the cost of living, charity Citizens UK says....
04:16, 08/09/2019

Bernie Sanders campaign announces it will cut hours to pay staffers $15 minimum wage, prompting mockery Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced this weeked he would cut staffers' hours so that they would effectively be paid a $15-an-hour minimum wage -- prompting mockery from critics who say the move is more evidence that Sanders' plan...
12:00, 07/21/2019

Democratic debate 2019: Cuomo aide rips de Blasio for touting $15 minimum wage DETROIT, Mich. — Mayor Bill de Blasio touted New York’s $15 minimum wage during Wednesday night’s Democratic debate — but a top aide for Gov. Andrew Cuomo wasn’t going to let him steal all the glory. “When I became the mayor o...
01:16, 08/01/2019

Senate panel wants to bring back drug proposal loved by Big Pharma in new White House-backed bill Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said he wants to revive an abandoned White House proposal that would have eliminated rebates from government drug plans....
12:48, 07/25/2019

Uber and Lyft Drivers Strike Alongside Fast Food Workers in LA, Demand $30 Minimum Wage Around 100 rideshare drivers protested their working conditions this afternoon in Los Angeles, engaging in a “take over” of an Uber Hub, before joining up with a contingent of fast food workers from McDonald’s who were striking for the right to union...
19:00, 05/23/2019

Macron leads EU-wide minimum wage call as Merkel, Medvedev warn of global injustice  “Fundamental change” to the world of work – including an EU-wide minimum wage – is needed to address the growing gap between society’s haves and have-nots, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday. ...
11:32, 06/11/2019

Facebook is raising the minimum wage of its contractors and content moderators after facing scrutiny over low pay and 'inhumane' working conditions (FB) AP Photo/Tony Avelar Facebook is increasing wages for its US contract workers. Content reviewers are getting pay bumps, as are roles like janitors and cafeteria workers. The company has faced scrutiny recently over the pay and working conditions of ...
20:16, 05/13/2019

Rich states, poor states: How a federal minimum wage hike would widen the gap With growing enthusiasm for lifting the federal minimum wage in Congress, it’s time to consider some data on wages and differences in the cost of living across the 50 states. The Raise the Wage Act, introduced by Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., in January w...
09:48, 06/03/2019

Top Senate Republican would raise minimum smoking age to 21 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Republican is introducing legislation to raise the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21. The measure by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would cover not only tobacco products, but also e-cigarettes and vapo...
12:32, 05/20/2019

Bernie Sanders: Walmart resistance to raising minimum wage is 'grotesque,' slams Walton family Sanders made the comments in an exclusive interview ahead of Walmart’s annual shareholders meeting, where he has been invited by a workers’ rights group.        ...
20:16, 06/04/2019

Senate passes massive disaster aid package The Senate passed a long-awaited bipartisan disaster aid package on Thursday after reaching a last-minute deal with President Donald Trump. In a 85-8 vote, the Senate approved a multi-billion dollar disaster aid bill, which will assist states devasta...
14:00, 05/23/2019

Senate Passes Bipartisan Measure to Deliver Aid To the Border (WASHINGTON) — The GOP-held Senate on Wednesday passed a bipartisan $4.6 billion measure to deliver aid to the southern border before the government runs out of money to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children. The swe...
15:16, 06/26/2019

U.S. Senate passes $19.1 billion in disaster relief, no border aid The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved $19.1 billion in aid to help Americans rebound from a string of natural disasters, and President Donald Trump supported it even though it did not include the funds he requested to address a migrant surge at the so...
16:16, 05/23/2019

Senate passes massive 2-year budget deal The Senate passed a two-year bipartisan budget deal and sent it to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature, putting an end to the threat of a debt crisis this fall and easing the path toward funding the government past Sept. 30. The vote was...
12:48, 08/01/2019

New York Senate passes ban on Elon Musk's Not-A-Flamethrower If you live in New York state and bought one of The Boring Company's Not-A-Flamethrowers, you probably want to get rid of it shortly. The state's Senate recently passed a bill that bans the possession of a flamethrower for recreational pur...
12:00, 06/21/2019

Alabama abortion ban: Republican state senate passes most restrictive law in US Law bans abortion except if there is a ‘serious health risk’ to the mother, with no exceptions for rape and incestThese 25 white men – all Republicans – just voted to ban abortion in AlabamaAlabama’s Republican-controlled state senate passed a bill T...
02:32, 05/15/2019

Senate Passes Long-Deferred Disaster Relief Package Lawmakers reached agreement on a long-delayed disaster relief package, overcoming President Trump’s opposition to Puerto Rico aid and setting aside his border demands....
14:48, 05/23/2019

Senators introduce bipartisan bill to raise minimum tobacco age to 21 Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., introduced a bipartisan bill Monday seeking to raise the national legal age to purchase tobacco to 21....
18:00, 05/20/2019

Senate passes massive budget deal that lifts the debt ceiling The Senate passed Thursday a massive budget deal that would stave off the looming threat of a potential default on US debt and prevent automatic spending cuts to domestic and military funding....
21:16, 08/01/2019

US Senate Passes Proposal To Give India The Same Status As 'NATO Ally' The US Senate has passed a legislative provision that brings India at par with America's NATO allies and countries like Israel and South Korea for increasing defence cooperation....
02:00, 07/02/2019

Senate Passes Two-Year Spending Deal That Suspends Debt Ceiling A two-year agreement to raise federal spending and at the same time lift the government’s borrowing limit will go to the president’s desk after it passed the Senate with more Democrats voting for it than Republicans....
09:48, 08/01/2019

Senate passes sanctions on North Korea that target Chinese banks The United States Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would strengthen sanctions on North Korea, particularly targeting Chinese banks that work with Pyongyang to skirt existing restrictions....
06:32, 06/28/2019

Senate passes resolutions blocking Trump's arms sale to Saudi Arabia, others The Senate on Thursday blocked President Donald Trump's deal with Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates to sell the Middle East countries $8.1 billion in arms, but Trump may still have the last say....
05:32, 06/21/2019

Wisconsin Senate passes four abortion-restricting bills that Gov. Evers has vowed to veto Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Senate passed four abortion-restricting bills Wednesday, sending them to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers who has promised to veto them....
21:16, 06/05/2019

Senate passes massive budget deal hailed by Trump as 'phenomenal' – live Bill, which would lift debt ceiling until 2021, passes 67-28Trump calls Vladimir Putin to ‘offer help on wildfires’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 5.59pm BST The budget bill does lift the debt ceiling into July 2021, but it does...
10:16, 08/01/2019

Senate Passes Budget and Debt Deal, President Trump Promises to Sign (WASHINGTON) — A hard-won budget and debt deal easily cleared the Senate on Thursday, powered by President Donald Trump’s endorsement and a bipartisan drive to cement recent spending increases for the Pentagon and domestic agencies. The l...
17:48, 08/01/2019

Alabama state Senate passes near total abortion ban in direct challenge to Roe v. Wade The Alabama state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill essentially banning abortion in the state, a move specifically aimed at challenging more than 40 years of federal abortion protection under Roe v. Wade. The bill would make it a felony for a doctor ...
07:00, 05/15/2019

State Senate passes limo-safety bills after deadly upstate crash The state Senate on Thursday passed a slate of bills aimed at preventing fatal limo crashes like the upstate disaster that left 20 dead in October. The proposals — which are still pending in the Assembly — create stricter licensing and safety require...
18:48, 06/06/2019

US lawmakers push bipartisan bill to raise the federal minimum buying age for tobacco to 21 A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Tuesday introduced bicameral legislation that would raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21, weeks after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would introduce his own bill....
10:00, 04/30/2019

Louisiana passes 'heartbeat' abortion bill Louisiana's legislature passed a bill Wednesday banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat has been detected, joining a growing list of conservative states in a push to tighten restrictions on the procedure in recent week...
17:32, 05/29/2019

‘A great job done by all’, Trump says after $4.6B border bill passes The bipartisan legislation contains more than $1 billion to shelter and feed migrants detained by the border patrol and almost $3 billion to care for unaccompanied migrant children....
17:48, 06/27/2019

Rajya Sabha Passes POCSO Amendment Bill The Rajya Sabha today passed a bill entailing amendments to the POCSO Act by including death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children, besides providing stringent punishments for other crimes......
07:32, 07/24/2019

NY passes bill to let Congress see Trump's state tax returns Legislation that would allow Congress to obtain President Trump's state tax returns is almost a reality, now that the New York State Assembly and Senate passed bills that would allow them to do so....
13:32, 05/22/2019

If Hong Kong extradition bill passes, what will happen? Hong Kong's government will discuss its bill on Wednesday, but hundreds protested Tuesday night – they feel Hong Kong's independence is in danger.        ...
01:16, 06/12/2019

Congress passes $19.1B disaster aid bill after months of fighting The House approved a multibillion dollar disaster aid bill on Monday, sending the measure to President Trump’s desk after months of fighting over the bill by the president and congressional Democrats. Lawmakers passed the $19.1 billion spending bill ...
19:32, 06/03/2019

Missouri passes bill banning abortions after 8 weeks Republican Gov. Mike Parson pledged to sign the bill , but it’s unclear when he’ll take action. When pressed on the lack of exceptions, he told reporters that “all life has value.”...
07:48, 05/18/2019

Alabama Passes Bill Banning Abortion From Moment of Conception Less than a week after a fight broke out on the Alabama Senate floor over a proposal to ban abortion at the moment of conception, briefly delaying a vote that even Democrats recognized as inevitable, the state has gone ahead and passed it. If signed...
20:32, 05/14/2019

Florida Legislature passes bill expanding program to arm teachers The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday allowing more teachers to carry firearms in school with the approval of local districts....
16:32, 05/01/2019

Alabama Passes Bill To Ban Abortions, No Exception Even In Rape Cases The Alabama senate passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the United States on Tuesday that bans any termination of pregnancy and could punish doctors who perform the procedure with life in......
07:00, 05/15/2019

Congress passes $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, sends to Trump The U.S. Congress on Monday approved legislation providing $19.1 billion in emergency funding for disaster recovery efforts throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico, sending it to President Donald Trump to sign into law....
17:32, 06/03/2019

Florida passes bill creating hurdles to change constitution TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida would place new regulations on people paid to gather petitions for constitutional amendments under a bill going to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The language was placed on a bill in the final hours of the Legislature&...
23:16, 05/03/2019

U.S. Congress passes $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, sends to Trump The U.S. Congress on Monday approved legislation providing $19.1 billion in emergency funding for disaster recovery efforts throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico, sending it to President Donald Trump to sign into law....
19:00, 06/03/2019

Berkshire Hathaway dealership bill passes Texas legislature The Texas House approved a bill that would allow a vehicle manufacturer or distributor to also own a dealership, as long as it was for a different type of vehicle than what that company manufactures or distributes....
15:00, 05/17/2019

Rajya Sabha Passes Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill The Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill has been passed by the Rajya Sabha in the Parliament. The bill has been passed with three government amendments and will have to go back to the Lok Sabha. The Motor......
16:48, 07/31/2019

Assembly passes bill forcing religious groups to vaccinate A key state Assembly committee on Thursday narrowly gave thumbs up to a bill that would end New York’s policy of allowing religious exemptions from vaccine requirements — and the measure is expected to be approved by the Legislature before it adjourn...
15:00, 06/13/2019

The Latest: Michigan Legislature passes auto insurance bill LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Michigan’s auto insurance legislation (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Michigan’s Legislature has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would reduce the country’s highest auto insurance premiums. The vo...
14:32, 05/24/2019

Maine passes bill requiring ISPs to ask permission before selling data The current federal government might not be keen on privacy rules for internet providers, but Maine certainly is. The state's Senate has passed a bill that requires consent before ISPs can sell or offer access to their customers' private d...
03:16, 05/31/2019

California Assembly Passes Historic Bill on Cops’ Use of Deadly Force On Wednesday afternoon, the California Assembly passed A.B. 392, taking the state one step closer to a new national standard for police use of force....
17:16, 05/29/2019

California Passes Bill Demanding Presidential Candidates Hand Over Their Tax Returns California is continuing its sacred duty as the rock that Donald Trump just can’t shake out of his shoe, and this time, it’s come for the tax returns....
18:16, 07/30/2019

Gig economy: California bill granting employee status passes assembly Uber and Lyft drivers, considered contract workers, could be entitled to protections and benefits if the bill is signedThe state assembly in California passed legislation on Wednesday that would require employers to recognize hundreds of thousands of...
18:48, 05/29/2019

New York passes bill allowing Congress access to Trump’s tax returns ALBANY — The tax filings of President Trump and all public elected officials in New York will be fair game for congressional Democrats under a new law. The state Legislature on Wednesday approved a bill that allows the state Department of Taxation an...
15:48, 05/22/2019

New York Assembly passes bill closing 'double jeopardy' loophole The New York State Assembly passed a bill Tuesday that would permit state authorities to pursue charges against a person who has received a pardon from the president....
01:00, 05/22/2019

California Assembly Passes Bill Policing When Cops Can Use Deadly Force The California Assembly overwhelmingly passed legislation Wednesday to change rules governing when cops in the state can use lethal force, despite last-minute opposition from some families of victims of police shootings who said compromises in the b...
01:00, 05/30/2019

Extreme abortion bill passes state legislature. Somehow, the uproar is missing When Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri passed pro-life legislation earlier this month, it consumed the news cycle. But when the Illinois House of Representatives passed the most radical abortion bill in America yesterday, it flew completely under the ra...
15:16, 05/29/2019

New York Passes Bill Giving Congress a Way to Get Trump’s State Tax Returns Tax officials would be authorized to hand over his state returns to any one of three congressional committees, opening a new front in a heated battle....
19:16, 05/22/2019

Hungarian parliament passes bill tightening state grip over scientists Hungarian lawmakers passed legislation on Tuesday to tighten state control of research bodies run by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), overriding protests against the latest step to expand the government's role in public life....
05:48, 07/02/2019

Parliament Passes Bill Aimed To Make India International Arbitration Hub Parliament on Thursday passed a bill aimed at making India an international arbitration hub by providing facilities for settlement of commercial disputes....
18:48, 08/01/2019

Hungarian government passes bill tightening state grip on scientists Hungarian lawmakers have passed legislation to tighten state control of research bodies run by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, overriding protests against the latest step to expand the government’s role in public life....
14:16, 07/02/2019

NY Assembly passes bill to grant driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants ALBANY — The New York State Assembly green-lighted a controversial bill Wednesday that would grant illegal immigrants the right to obtain a driver’s license. The measure passed the Democratic-run house 86 to 47. But the legislation’...
07:00, 06/13/2019

New York Passes Bill To Give Driving Licence To Illegal Immigrants Illegal immigrants to the United States would be able to obtain driver's licenses in New York under a bill passed by the state legislature on Monday, and a representative for Governor Andrew Cuomo......
21:00, 06/17/2019

Canada passes 'Free Willy' bill banning whale and dolphin captivity Canada's House of Commons passed a bill Monday to make it illegal to hold a whale, dolphin or porpoise captive, punishable by fines up to $150,000 USD....
17:48, 06/10/2019

Lok Sabha Passes Bill To Curb Ponzi Schemes; Protect Poor Investors In a bid to save gullible investors from ponzi schemes, Lok Sabha on Friday unanimously passed the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019 that seeks to put in place a mechanism by which......
20:32, 07/24/2019

Louisiana passes strict anti-abortion bill, Dem governor expected to sign Louisiana state lawmakers on Wednesday passed an anti-abortion bill that would make the procedure illegal after six weeks of pregnancy — and have no exception for rape or incest — and the state’s Democratic governor has said he’s prepared to sign it ...
22:16, 05/29/2019

Singapore parliament passes bill against online falsehoods amidst heated debate As expected, the Singapore government has voted to pass the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill despite strong urging from industry observers and global technology companies to reassess the legislation, which they say gives the go...
12:48, 05/08/2019

House Approves Immigration Bill, Despite White House Veto Threat WASHINGTON — Democrats shunned a White House veto threat and muscled legislation through the House Tuesday that would bestow a chance for citizenship on an estimated 2 million-plus migrants, a bill that stands virtually no chance of enactment b...
17:48, 06/04/2019

On fourth try, House passes $19.1B disaster aid package House lawmakers cleared a critical disaster aid package Monday, overruling a group of conservatives who had blocked unanimous consent of the measure after three attempts at passing it last week....
21:32, 06/03/2019

Trump’s tweet derails House bill opposed by lobbyist with close White House ties Matthew Schlapp is lobbying for the operator of two casinos that could lose business if H.R. 312 is passed. Schlapp’s wife, Mercedes, is White House strategic communications director....
17:48, 05/08/2019

White House threatens to veto House bill aimed at improving treatment of migrant families The White House threatened Monday to veto a Democratic-written $4.5 billion bill aimed at improving the treatment of migrant families detained after crossing the southern border into the U.S....
08:16, 06/25/2019

White House threatens veto on House border bill The White House threatened late Monday to veto the $4.5 billion House bill which would provide emergency funding at the border over concerns that legislation in its current form lacks the money necessary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement t...
06:48, 06/25/2019

New Hampshire passes bill to provide free tampons, other menstrual products in public schools New Hampshire middle and high schools must now provide free menstrual products, including tampons, to students under a bill signed Wednesday.        ...
20:32, 07/17/2019

House passes fix for Gold Star family tax hikes The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a fix to a glitch in the 2017 GOP tax overhaul that generated big tax hikes on federal survivor benefits for certain Gold Star families....
17:32, 05/23/2019

The Latest: House passes measure to help migrants stay in US WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House legislation on immigration (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Democratic legislation aimed at helping more than 2 million migrants stay in the U.S. has cleared the House. But that’s about as far as it’s lik...
16:16, 06/04/2019

House passes amendment to reverse transgender military ban The House passed an amendment Thursday seeking to reverse President Donald Trump's policy banning transgender people from serving in the armed forces....
16:48, 07/11/2019

The White House Is Revoking Press Passes En Masse After almost eliminating press conferences, the Trump administration’s campaign against journalists covering the White House has reached a new peak. On Wednesday, the administration today revoked the hard passes of almost the entire White House press...
05:32, 05/09/2019

Esper faces Senate confirmation hearing to become defense secretary Army secretary is expected to face questions about time as a defense lobbyist, and his plan for dealing with Turkey’s purchase of antiaircraft system from Russia....
06:48, 07/16/2019

After Georgia Passes Restrictive Anti-Abortion Bill, Film Companies Vow to Bounce Productions to Other States Several film production companies say they’re taking the midnight train the hell out of Georgia until the state reverses its recently passed anti-abortion law, which is now among the most restrictive in the nation....
23:00, 05/10/2019

New York legislature passes bill to make it 1st state to ban declawing cats; governor hasn’t said if he’ll sign it ALBANY, New York (AP) — New York legislature passes bill to make it 1st state to ban declawing cats; governor hasn’t said if he’ll sign it....
14:00, 06/04/2019

House Passes Election Security Package, With an Eye on Mitch McConnell House Democrats are trying to push Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, to allow the consideration of election security bills in his own chamber....
15:16, 06/27/2019

Missouri House passes extreme eight-week abortion ban – live State’s Republican-led House joins states such as Alabama by passing sweeping bill, which does not include exceptions for rape or incestSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 7.00pm BST House minority leader @crystal_quade addresses th...
11:16, 05/17/2019

Trump plan to sell arms to Saudis faces Senate vote The U.S. Senate will vote on Thursday on legislation seeking to block President Donald Trump's plan to complete $8 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, lawmakers said, making clear they want a harder line against what t...
17:00, 06/19/2019

NY Senate hashing out pro-weed bill for introduction New York lawmakers on Sunday appeared to be fired up for a pot party — with a new bill to legalize marijuana set to be introduced in the state Senate. The legislation will be similar to a proposal floated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, sourc...
20:32, 06/16/2019

McConnell: Senate will 'probably not' vote on Dreamers bill House Democrats' DREAM Act will "probably not" get a vote in the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday. The Kentucky Republican's rejection of the legislation that would give a path to citizenship to immigrants brought to the Unit...
15:48, 06/05/2019

Senate approves its own version of border aid bill The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would grant $4.6 billion for border aid in a bid to stem illegal migration across the country's southern border with Mexico....
16:48, 06/26/2019

Divided House Passes 2-Year Budget Deal to Raise Spending Republicans defected by the dozens, despite President Trump’s endorsement and pressure from key outside groups, and Democrats were left to get the deal passed....
14:16, 07/25/2019

House passes revamped disaster relief package despite Trump eruptions House Democrats pushed through another multibillion-dollar disaster aid offer Friday — a vote that will be in vain if they can’t strike a deal that defuses President Donald Trump’s hostility toward funneling more money to Puerto Rico.In the legislati...
10:48, 05/10/2019

U.S. House passes pro-Taiwan bills, amid trade tensions with China The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously backed legislation supporting Taiwan which faces military and diplomatic pressure from China as members of the U.S. Congress push for a sharper approach to relations with Beijing....
19:00, 05/07/2019

Divided House passes election security legislation over Republican objections The bill would require that voting machines produce a paper record and would dedicate money for the improvements after Russian interference in the 2016 election....
19:16, 06/27/2019

Missouri Senate approves 'heartbeat' abortion bill The Missouri state Senate approved a bill Thursday along party lines to ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected, joining similar bills in other states in hopes the issue will get to the U.S. Supreme Court....
09:32, 05/16/2019

Alabama Senate to vote on bill banning abortion Alabama's state Senate was due to vote on a bill on Tuesday that would outlaw nearly all abortions, but will first consider whether to allow the procedure for women and girls impregnated by rape and incest....
05:16, 05/14/2019

The Latest: Senate OKs bipartisan bill to care for migrants Protesters gather to demand the defunding of government agencies for border protection and customs enforcement, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and emergency ...
17:16, 06/26/2019

The Latest: Arizona Senate OKs childhood sex assault bill PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on action at the Arizona Legislature as members rush to adjourn for the year (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation increasing the amount of time that childhood sex assault victims can su...
23:00, 05/27/2019

Alabama Senate Set to Take Up Bill Effectively Banning Abortion Alabama lawmakers hope the measure will lead the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade, which recognized a constitutional right to end a pregnancy....
11:32, 05/14/2019

'It goes after Roe directly': Alabama's abortion bill set to go before state senate Nation’s strictest legislation would ban all abortions at any stage of pregnancy, and backers hope it will fuel a challenge to Roe v WadeJenna King-Shepherd was 17 and had just graduated high school when, a decade ago, she had an abortion at a clinic...
00:16, 05/14/2019

Alabama Senate debates bill banning nearly all abortions Alabama's state Senate on Tuesday began final debate on a bill that would outlaw nearly all abortions, allowing exceptions only to prevent a serious health risk to the mother....
16:16, 05/14/2019

The Latest: Schumer calls for Senate to vote on gun bill VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Virginia Beach shooting Friday (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The Senate’s top Democrat says a universal background check bill must be brought to the Senate floor for a vote. Sen. Charles Schum...
10:00, 06/02/2019

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill clears Senate The US Senate on Tuesday finally passed a bill guaranteeing financial support to the families of 9/11 first responders and victims — as a chorus of riotous cheers arose from the gallery. Senators approved 97-2 “The Never Forget the Heroes: Jame...
14:48, 07/23/2019

Oregon Senate Republicans end walkout over carbon bill SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican lawmakers returned to the Oregon Senate on Saturday, ending a walkout that began on June 20 over a carbon emissions bill they said would harm their rural constituents. The minority Republicans returned after Senate Presi...
09:16, 06/29/2019

The Latest: McConnell rejects changes to Senate border bill WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and the border relief package (all times local): 9:55 a.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is rejecting changes that House Democrats want in a multi-billion dollar border bill. Instead, the Kentucky Rep...
09:00, 06/27/2019

The Latest: Dems to propose changes to Senate border bill WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and emergency border aid (all times local): 8 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will propose changes to a $4.6 billion Senate-approved border bill to add new requirements for care of migrants. The...
19:48, 06/26/2019

Terror victims one step closer to compensation from Iran after House passes OORAH act The victims of the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut are one step closer to receiving compensation from Iran after the House passed legislation on Wednesday....
09:48, 07/18/2019

'Racist tweets': House passes resolution condemning Trump's attack on congresswomen Nancy Pelosi’s sharp rebuke of the president’s remarks prompted a challenge from Republicans who claimed rule violationsThe House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning Donald Trump’s incendiary remarks telling four congresswome...
21:16, 07/16/2019

House Passes Legislation Aiming to Shore Up Health Law and Lower Drug Costs Democrats tied several bills together, trying to hold Republicans to promises to protect coverage of pre-existing conditions and rein in drug costs, but the minority party did not bite....
17:48, 05/16/2019

Watch: Attorney General Barr faces grilling from Senate Dems about his handling of Mueller's report Hours before Barr's testimony, news outlets reported that Mueller complained about Barr's initial summary of Russia report's conclusions....
07:16, 05/01/2019

Senate approves budget bill that gives nearly $3T, suspends debt ceiling The Senate voted Thursday to pass a major bipartisan spending bill that increases the federal budget and defers the debt ceiling for another two years -- settling fears the limit could bring severe economic harm....
18:16, 08/01/2019

State Senate unanimously approves school bus safety bill The state Senate unanimously approved legislation Wednesday to crack down on New Yorkers who recklessly pass stopped school buses. The bill, likely to pass the Assembly and receive Gov. Cuomo’s signature, would boost fines for first-time offenders fr...
13:00, 05/02/2019

The Latest: New York Senate approves double jeopardy bill ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the New York state Senate voting to allow congressional investigators to access President Donald Trump’s state tax returns (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Members of the New York state Senate have approved legisla...
11:16, 05/08/2019

U.S. Senate committee unveils 2020 defense policy bill The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday unveiled a draft $750 billion defense policy bill that would authorize more Lockheed Martin F-35 jets for the United States and effectively end Turkey's partnership in the program if Ankara pursues...
08:48, 05/23/2019

Senate Democrats introduce bill to end family separations at border Senate Democrats introduced a bill Thursday calling for the end of family separations at the U.S. border with Mexico, as well as bolstering health and safety protections for children and families....
16:48, 07/11/2019

Trump says he is convinced Senate leader wants background checks bill President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was convinced that Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell wants to move legislation to toughen background checks for gun purchases, expressing optimism that Congress will act on the issue....
06:32, 08/14/2019

Drug makers met with Trump to argue against Senate pricing bill The main pharmaceutical industry lobbying group said on Thursday it and some drugmakers met with President Donald Trump to voice opposition to a bipartisan U.S. Senate bill that aims to lower prescription drug prices....
11:16, 07/25/2019

Senate bill would require used-car dealers to repair recalled vehicles The Used Car Safety Recall Repair Act, introduced Wednesday, would require used-car dealers to repair any outstanding safety recalls before selling, leasing or loaning the vehicles to customers....
15:48, 06/26/2019

Abortion bill delayed as Alabama Senate falls into chaos The lieutenant governor agreed to remove amendments creating exceptions for rape and incest, leading to anger and arguments on the Senate floor.        ...
11:16, 05/09/2019

North Carolina Senate debates bill to fix voter ID denials RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Voter ID legislation now goes before North Carolina’s Senate after the House eased rules around authenticating student and employee identification cards for use in next year’s elections. The House bill is set for Sena...
05:00, 05/21/2019

Senate bill would make companies put a price on personal data Many will tell you that internet giants see your data as their most valuable resource, but politicians now want to put a number on that value. Senators Mark Warner and Josh Hawley are introducing the Designing Accounting Safeguards to Help Broaden O...
19:32, 06/24/2019

Bill to overturn education reform fails in Mexico's Senate A measure to roll back part of a contentious education reform in Mexico is on hold after the country's Senate rejected legislation previously passed in the lower house....
17:00, 05/01/2019

NC Senate vote means showdown nears on immigration bill RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican-controlled General Assembly is heading for a showdown with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper as legislators near final passage of a bill that would strong-arm several North Carolina sheriffs refusing to cooperate with fed...
21:00, 06/24/2019

Australian government boosts Senate numbers ahead of tax cut bill Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will need to secure just three votes in the country's upper house to pass legislation after election results on Wednesday showed his government picked up four additional Senate seats....
01:00, 06/19/2019

Missouri Senate Advances Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Bill The Missouri Senate passed a bill early Thursday that would prohibit abortion at around eight weeks. The State House and governor still need to approve it....
17:48, 05/16/2019

House to passes budget deal to raise spending caps, suspend debt ceiling The House on Thursday passed a two-year budget proposal to raise spending caps and again suspend the U.S. debt ceiling, moves intended to head off potential economic turmoil....
15:16, 07/25/2019

House passes budget deal to raise spending caps, suspend debt ceiling The House on Thursday passed a two-year budget proposal to raise spending caps and again suspend the U.S. debt ceiling, moves intended to head off potential economic turmoil....
17:16, 07/25/2019

Harris to introduce U.S. Senate bill to decriminalize marijuana, expunge convictions Democratic White House hopeful Kamala Harris will introduce a Senate bill on Tuesday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, erase past convictions and use funds from marijuana sales to invest in communities hit by the decades-long "war on d...
03:48, 07/23/2019

Premier Kenney urges Senate committee to scrap oil tanker ban Bill C-48 Alberta's new premier says he will launch a constitutional challenge against a federal government bill to ban tankers off British Columbia's northern coast if it goes ahead....
07:16, 05/01/2019

Alabama Senate approves near-total ban on abortion; sends bill to the governor The measure includes the most sweeping restrictions on abortion in the United States, almost certainly guaranteeing a legal challenge.        ...
03:00, 05/15/2019

Following disputes, drug pricing bill moves out of Senate Finance Committee Legislation that would lower what patients in Medicare pay for drugs advanced out of a key panel on Thursday despite close-call votes on controversial provisions....
11:16, 07/25/2019

Alabama Senate approves near total abortion ban, sends bill to governor Alabama's Senate passed a near complete ban on abortion late Tuesday and sent it to Gov. Kay Ivey, who could sign it into law and make the state one of the nation's most restrictive on the procedure....
06:48, 05/15/2019

Senate panel backs Nord Stream 2 pipeline sanctions bill A U.S. Senate committee passed a bill on Wednesday to slap sanctions on companies and individuals involved in building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany that the Trump administration says would strengthen Moscow's economic grip on...
14:48, 07/31/2019

New Senate Bill Proposes Restrictions on U.S. Visas for Saudi Royal Family (Bloomberg) — Senate Republicans seeking a way to punish Saudi Arabia over its human rights record without provoking a veto by President Donald Trump are trying a new strategy: denying visas for members of the kingdom’s royal family. Sena...
10:16, 07/10/2019

Senate approves Trump-backed spending, debt limit bill The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation supported by President Donald Trump that would suspend limits on U.S. borrowing authority for two years and set government spending at higher levels through September 2021....
09:48, 08/01/2019

A Poll Tax By Any Other Name: Florida’s Senate Mandates Bill Payment Before Felons Get to Vote Last week, Florida’s House set things in motion with regard to mandating felons meet certain “financial obligations” before having their voting rights restored, and now Florida’s Senate has followed suit....
20:48, 05/02/2019

Alabama Senate delays vote on strict anti-abortion bill Alabama's state Senate on Thursday delayed until next week a vote on the strictest abortion bill in the United States after disagreement arose on the Senate floor about whether to allow women impregnated by rape and incest to have a legal abortion....
10:16, 05/09/2019

Bill targeting wind energy line stalls in Missouri Senate JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Legislation that could thwart a large wind-energy power line has hit a roadblock in the Missouri Senate. Senators were unable to come to a vote late Wednesday on a bill prohibiting the use of eminent domain to acquire easem...
09:00, 05/09/2019

Harris introduces Senate bill to decriminalize marijuana, expunge convictions Democratic White House hopeful Kamala Harris introduced a Senate bill on Tuesday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, erase past convictions and use funds from marijuana sales to invest in communities hit by the decades-long "war on drugs...
02:48, 07/24/2019

Senate bill would ban paid loot boxes in games aimed at kids Efforts to crack down on loot boxes in the US might be underway in earnest. Senator Josh Hawley has introduced a bill, the Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act, that would bar games from including paid loot boxes, pay-to-win mechanics and othe...
13:32, 05/08/2019

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty resigns amid Senate race U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty announced Tuesday he will leave the diplomatic post, just days after President Donald Trump endorsed him to run for a vacant seat in the U.S. Senate....
14:48, 07/16/2019

Texas Senate restores key part of child sexual abuse bill AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate has passed a bill that would give child sexual abuse victims more time to sue in civil court after restoring a key provision that allows them to take on institutions. Senate lawmakers approved the legislation una...
18:32, 05/21/2019

Senate meeting erupts as Graham clashes with Dems over asylum bill: 'You're not going to take my job!' The Senate Judiciary Committee erupted with infighting Thursday as a top Republican lawmaker pushed legislation aimed at crafting new rules for asylum-seekers from Central American countries....
21:16, 08/01/2019

Schumer urges Senate to add election security measures to defense bill Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called Tuesday for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow for votes on election security amendments to a must-pass defense bill. Schumer’s requests for the Senate to consider the amendments come amid bipa...
11:16, 06/18/2019

Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers Saudi rights bill The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Republican chairman, Senator Jim Risch, introduced legislation on Wednesday punishing Saudi Arabia over human rights and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but not by stopping weapons sales....
13:00, 07/10/2019

McConnell, Kaine to introduce bipartisan Senate bill to raise the federal smoking age to 21 Sens. Mitch McConnell and Tim Kaine plan to introduce a bill Monday that would raise the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 in hopes of curbing what regulators are calling an "epidemic" of teen vaping....
11:32, 05/20/2019

Senate bill would block federal funds for 2026 World Cup until USWNT gets equal pay West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, who introduced the bill, said that the "clear unequitable pay between the U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams is unacceptable."...
23:32, 07/09/2019

You Can Now Read The Proposed Senate Bill That Would Ban Loot Boxes In Games Aimed At Kids As expected, Republican Senator Josh Hawley from Missouri has introduced a bill that would ban the inclusion of “pay-to-win microtransactions and sales of loot boxes in minor-oriented games.” It would not affect cosmetic items and also has a long way...
19:16, 05/23/2019

Senate committee chair vows to block Albany’s ‘walking while texting’ bill ALBANY — A powerful state senator said he’s blocking legislation aimed at outlawing pedestrians who text while walking across the street. The measure, which would slap fines on New Yorkers who are looking at their smartphones or other electroni...
01:32, 05/18/2019

Senate committee recommends feds don’t proceed with tanker ban bill: Alberta senator The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications has recommended not to proceed with a controversial bill aimed at limiting tanker traffic along the B.C. coast, according to an Alberta senator....
19:16, 05/15/2019

Schumer, King call for McConnell to allow Senate vote on background check bill Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and GOP Rep. Peter King on Tuesday will call on the Senate to vote for House-passed background check legislation in the aftermath of the horrific mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that killed 31 people. The two New...
09:16, 08/06/2019

Ohio Senate to vote on bill to save state's nuclear power plants The Ohio Senate will likely pass a bill on Wednesday that will create subsidies to avoid the early shutdown of the state's two nuclear power reactors, according to analysts and those watching the legislation. The two reactors in Ohio - Davis Bess...
08:32, 07/17/2019

Senate bill wants to make it easier for ex-prisoners to start a business | Gene Marks The New Start Act plans to use ‘the power of entrepreneurship’ to help people who have been in prison build something specialShould someone who committed a crime and served time in prison be allowed to start a business? One senator thinks so, and he’...
08:48, 05/09/2019

Brown faces lawsuit over unpaid $38K chef's bill Raiders receiver Antonio Brown is facing a civil lawsuit that alleges he failed to pay a chef's bill of nearly $40,000 during Pro Bowl festivities in 2018....
16:32, 08/14/2019

The House and Senate Have Separate Plans for Border Aid. Here’s What’s Different. Both chambers have put forward their own versions of legislation that would allocate $4.5 billion and fulfill the Trump administration’s request for funds....
20:48, 06/24/2019

Report: Bill allowing Texans to carry guns after natural disasters Texas senate The Texas senate has passed open or concealed carry for seven days after the state declares a natural disaster. The house and governor need to approve.        ...
20:16, 05/27/2019

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers human rights bill on Saudi Arabia The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Republican chairman, Senator Jim Risch, has introduced legislation seeking to push back on Saudi Arabia over human rights and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but not by stopping weapons sale...
08:00, 07/10/2019

Senate backs massive defense bill, targets China, sets Iran vote The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a $750 billion defense policy bill with provisions that target China on issues from technology transfers to the sale of synthetic opioids, pushing to counter growing Chinese influence around the world....
17:48, 06/27/2019

North Carolina Senate Fails to Override Governor’s ‘Born Alive’ Bill Veto RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Republicans failed on Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of legislation that would have created a new crime against doctors and nurses who fail to care for an infant delivered during an ...
00:32, 06/06/2019

NATO faces big bill if it does not pick AWACS successor soon: officials NATO faces significant costs if it does not act soon to choose a successor for its ageing fleet of 14 Boeing E-3A Airborne Warning & Control System (AWACS) surveillance aircraft, often called the alliance's "eyes in the sky", senior officials said....
08:32, 06/15/2019

NATO faces big bill if it does not pick AWACS successor soon - officials NATO faces significant costs if it does not act soon to choose a successor for its ageing fleet of 14 Boeing E-3A Airborne Warning & Control System (AWACS) surveillance aircraft, often called the alliance's "eyes in the sky", senior officials said....
06:32, 06/15/2019

Bill Shorten faces down hostile questions in solo Q&A appearance Labor leader leaves open option of boosting wages for aged care workersBill Shorten has left open the option of boosting wages for aged care workers, saying the fact that Labor is supporting early childhood educators in this election “does not mean t...
14:48, 05/06/2019

U.S. House approves funding for 9/11 responders, sends to Senate The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation to permanently compensate first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center who have been suffering from cancers and other illnesses as a result of working at the...
15:00, 07/12/2019

Senate Finance Committee unveils bipartisan bill to lower prescription drug prices for seniors Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., the committee's ranking member, have been working for several months on a bill to lower drug prices....
10:16, 07/23/2019

Senate Finance Committee unveils long-awaited bipartisan bill to lower drug prices Chuck Grassley of Iowa Ron Wyden of Oregon introduced a long-awaited Senate bill on drug pricing Tuesday that would limit what seniors pay for their medicines and cap how much drug companies are allowed to increase the price of drugs paid for by Medi...
13:32, 07/23/2019

Senate’s $750B defense bill endorses Trump’s Space Force but rejects his budget gimmick The Senate Armed Services Committee released its version of next year's defense budget, which embraces President Trump's Space Force proposal while rejecting a White House plan to avoid spending caps by shifting almost $100 billion into a war-fightin...
13:32, 05/23/2019

Exclusive: Deutsche Bank faces $1.1 billion bill to exit derivatives Deutsche Bank has set aside over 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) to cover the cost of offloading derivatives in its 'bad bank,' or capital release unit, three sources at the bank told Reuters....
09:16, 08/02/2019

Senate GOP to meet with Trump White House on spending bills Top Senate Republicans will meet with President Donald Trump's negotiating team to discuss whether the party can pass government funding bills amid stalled budget negotiations with congressional Democrats.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ke...
10:48, 06/09/2019

Senate Republicans Warn White House Against Mexico Tariffs In a contentious meeting at the Capitol, Senate Republicans told senior White House officials that they are prepared to resist tariffs on Mexico if President Trump pushes forward....
16:48, 06/04/2019

Top Trump administration officials to brief Senate, House on Iran on Tuesday Top officials from President Donald Trump's administration will brief the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives about Iran on Tuesday afternoon, congressional aides said, after lawmakers clamored for more information about tension between the two ...
10:48, 05/20/2019

Texas Senate approves bill allowing Texans to carry guns for week after natural disasters: report The Texas Senate on Sunday approved a bill that would allow any Texan who can legally own a firearm to be able to carry it either open or concealed for seven days after the state declares a natural disaster, The Dallas Morning News reported....
01:16, 05/27/2019

Senate approves $19 billion disaster-relief bill after Trump backs off from demand for border security money The Senate on Thursday afternoon approved a $19 billion disaster-relief bill to help several states and Puerto Rico recover from hurricanes, floods and wildfires -- after President Trump backed off from his demand that border security money be added ...
15:32, 05/23/2019

Republican lawmakers return to the Oregon Senate, ending a walkout that began on June 20 over a carbon-emissions bill SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican lawmakers return to the Oregon Senate, ending a walkout that began on June 20 over a carbon-emissions bill....
09:16, 06/29/2019

RTI Bill Faces Rough Weather In Rajya Sabha, Government Hits Pause The controversial bill to amend the Right To Information Act -- which is expected to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today -- is unlikely to have a safe passage, with parties like Naveen Patnaik's Biju......
03:32, 07/24/2019

NY bill to make water attacks on cops a felony faces Democratic opposition A Republican bill that would increase penalties for throwing water on cops, after a series of incidents in which members of New York’s Finest were doused by bucket-wielding mobs, is facing some initial Democratic opposition months before the bill cou...
12:48, 08/08/2019

House and Senate Democrats seek Trump financial records in lawsuit Democrats from the House and Senate have told a federal judge they'd like to begin pursuing President Donald Trump's personal financial records and corporate records next month as part of a lawsuit over his business properties....
11:16, 05/29/2019

William Barr Refuses to Appear Before House on Thursday After Contentious Senate Testimony Attorney General William Barr told the House Judiciary Committee that he won’t show up for a scheduled hearing Thursday about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Barr is “trying to blackmail the committee,”...
03:16, 05/02/2019

Senate expressly condemns anti-Semitism, after Democrat-led House 'can't bring itself' to do the same The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, after the Democrat-controlled House abandoned a similar effort in March in favor of a resolution broadly disapproving of all forms of bigotry....
22:48, 06/13/2019

Juul faces House investigation over teen e-cigarette use Juul is facing even more heat over concerns that it's contributing to teen vaping. The House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy has opened an investigation into the "youth e-cigarette epidemic" that could determine if Juul had markete...
10:48, 06/16/2019

House passes sweeping legislation to expand LGBTQ civil rights but GOP lawmakers worry it may threaten the rights of women A Republican-backed motion to block the Equality Act, which would provide civil rights protections to gay and transgender people, failed on Friday as the House of Representatives voted to approve the bill, 236 to 173. ...
19:32, 05/17/2019

Senate legislation to end surprise medical bills includes provision opposed by White House Newly released Senate legislation to curb surprise medical bills would allow third parties to settle billing disputes, a provision that could complicate passage because it is opposed by the White House and absent from a House draft....
04:32, 05/16/2019

House blocks U.S. exit from Paris climate pact, but Mitch McConnell says it'll stall in Senate The Climate Action Now Act -- the first climate bill in nearly 10 years approved by the House Thursday -- "will go nowhere" in the Senate, Majority leader Mitch McConnell said....
16:16, 05/02/2019

Brazil lower house approves pension overhaul in second round, eyes passage by Senate Brazil's lower house of Congress early on Wednesday approved the text of a far-reaching pension reform bill in a second round of voting, and eyed finalizing all deliberations on the bill by the end of the day, as the central economic reform of Presid...
17:48, 08/07/2019

Trump faces House condemnation after his tweets on minority congresswomen President Donald Trump pressured fellow Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday to stand with him and vote against a symbolic measure condemning his racially charged attacks on four Democratic congresswomen....
14:00, 07/16/2019

Schiff, House Intelligence chair, says he first learned of Russian attacks on Senate campaigns at a security forum The California Democrat recalled his surprise when a Microsoft representative said at a conference last year that three Senate campaigns had been attacked by what seemed like the same Russian government-linked group that interfered in the 2016 electi...
16:32, 07/21/2019

What Does the House Retirement Bill Mean For You? The retirement bill the House of Representatives passed on Thursday includes an assortment of changes for participants in 401(k) plans and owners of IRAs....
16:00, 05/23/2019

Coward Republicans in the Oregon State Senate Are Still Hiding From State Police After Killing Climate Bill Shit is really getting wild in Oregon (and, I guess, directly outside of it). Last Thursday, 11 Republicans in the state senate managed to help kill a historic carbon emissions cap-and-trade bill by staging a walkout, making it impossible for the leg...
19:00, 06/26/2019

The GOP-controlled Senate voted on Thursday to block a White House-backed arms sale to Saudi Arabia, The GOP-controlled Senate voted on Thursday to block a White House-backed arms sale to Saudi Arabia, with seven Republicans breaking ranks to join Democrats in opposing the administration’s suspiciously close ties with the Saudi kingdom. President Tr...
13:16, 06/20/2019

Felix Sater, Trump Associate, Skips House Hearing and Now Faces a Subpoena House Democrats want to hear from Mr. Sater about his pursuit of a real estate deal in Moscow with a Trump Organization lawyer during the 2016 campaign....
14:16, 06/21/2019

White House faces court deadline to reveal U.S. census citizenship plan The White House faces a Friday afternoon court deadline to reveal whether it intends to follow through on U.S. President Donald Trump's pledge to press ahead with his fight to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 census....
07:48, 07/05/2019

U.S. border patrol faces probe; White House bashes asylum ruling The acting head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has ordered an investigation into reports that border patrol agents have been posting offensive anti-immigrant comments and threats against lawmakers on a private Facebook group....
08:32, 07/03/2019

House Panel Advances Robocall Bill Phone carriers under the legislation would be required to use technology to prevent the misleading modification of caller ID information, or spoofing. The Senate passed a similar bill in May....
22:48, 06/25/2019

The Latest: House OKs $19.1 billion disaster aid bill WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House vote on a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill (all times local): 7 p.m. The House has given final approval to a long-delayed $19.1 billion disaster aid bill. That clears the way for the measure to be sent to Pres...
19:48, 06/03/2019

Before the White House, Trump faced an array of sexual misconduct accusations. As president, he faces another Trump is fighting back against an allegation by writer E. Jean Carroll that he forced himself on her in a store dressing room in the 1990s.        ...
16:32, 06/22/2019

The House Passed a Bill That Would Protect Millions of Immigrants On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed a hopeful but ultimately doomed bill that would offer more than 2 million undocumented migrants a path to permanent residency, despite the fact that it will certainly not make it past the Senate....
17:32, 06/04/2019

House Approves Debt-Ceiling Bill Despite GOP Dissent The House passed a two-year spending agreement that also lifts the government’s borrowing limit, advancing the compromise over the concerns of many conservatives who had urged President Trump to reject it....
05:16, 07/26/2019

A Bipartisan Bill That Could End Our Robocall Hell Just Passed the House 429-3 Two Republicans and one independent were the only holdouts Wednesday as the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act by a nearly unanimous vote.Read more......
16:48, 07/24/2019

House Democrats will vote on bill exploring reparations House Democratic leaders on Wednesday committed to a floor vote for legislation to study reparations for the descendants of slaves — a historic move for the black community after the party sidestepped the debate for decades. House Majority Leader St...
09:48, 06/19/2019

House Democrats push through $4.5B emergency border aid bill House Democrats on Tuesday pushed through a $4.5 billion emergency border aid package after a small revolt by the progressive wing of the party threatened to torpedo the legislation. After last-minute changes to the bill to gain support from left-lea...
20:16, 06/25/2019

House approves $17.2B disaster aid bill for Puerto Rico The House on Friday passed a $17.2 billion disaster relief bill to help rebuild in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, over objections from President Donald Trump....
11:32, 05/10/2019

House approves bill to aid casino bid by Massachusetts tribe WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a bill reaffirming the right of a Massachusetts tribe to hold land in trust, a crucial step to building a $1 billion casino. The bill, approved 275-146, would allow the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to hold 321 acre...
13:16, 05/15/2019

House overwhelmingly approves funding bill for 9/11 victims The House on Friday overwhelmingly passed a bill to reauthorize the compensation fund for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, after comedian Jon Stewart lambasted lawmakers for not moving quickly enough to replenish the critical funding....
12:16, 07/12/2019

Early version of U.S. House bill seeks to bar F-35 from Turkey A U.S. House of Representatives committee on Tuesday released an early version of a spending bill that seeks to prevent the shipment of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, as U.S. officials press Turkey not to buy a Russian S-400 air defense system....
16:16, 05/14/2019

US House Committee To Hear Bill Proposing DC Statehood WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform is set to hold a hearing on a bill proposing Washington, D.C., be recognized as the nation’s 51st state. WTOP-FM reports District Mayor Muriel Bowser and Democrati...
07:16, 05/31/2019

Disaster aid bill worth $19.1 billion blocked again in House The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday failed again to pass a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill supported by President Donald Trump after a Republican lawmaker objected to the measure....
17:48, 05/28/2019

Bill de Blasio could lose his job over White House bid if he’s not careful Mayor Bill de Blasio’s presidential dreams had better not make him too neglectful of his day job -- or he could lose it, under a never-used clause in the city charter....
16:48, 05/18/2019

House bill targets illicit use of Pentagon networks Bipartisan legislation introduced Tuesday in the House seeks to stop the use of Department of Defense computer networks for sharing child pornography....
19:32, 07/02/2019

House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. (May 17)     ...
13:00, 05/17/2019

NY bill to let US House see Trump’s state returns narrowed ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A proposal that would grant congressional committees access to New York state tax returns filed by President Donald Trump is being revised to address concerns that it could jeopardize the privacy of any of the state’s taxpay...
12:32, 05/20/2019

White House threatens to veto aid bill for migrant families WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House veto threat is raising fresh questions about the fate of a House bill that would provide $4.5 billion to improve the treatment of migrant families detained after crossing the U.S. southern border. In a letter to lawmak...
22:32, 06/24/2019

The House Just Passed Its First Climate Change Bill in a Decade, and That's Not Even the Sad Part If it were up to the House Democrats, the U.S. would still be a part of the Paris Climate Agreement. In fact, they all voted Thursday to pass a bill that aims to reinstate our role in this international accord. So did three Republicans, reports E&...
06:32, 05/03/2019

House lawmakers unveil bipartisan anti-robocall bill Democrats and Republicans aim to outlaw a wider array of robocall practices adopted by fraudsters and legitimate businesses alike while empowering the government to issue tougher penalties against callers who violate the law....
10:16, 06/20/2019

House approves bipartisan budget and debt ceiling bill The Democratic-led House of Representatives passed the bipartisan budget and debt ceiling bill Thursday in a vote of 284 to 149. The legislation will stretch the debt ceiling limit through July 2021 – after the presidential election – and...
18:16, 07/25/2019

U.S. House fails to pass disaster aid bill; second attempt likely next month The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday failed to pass a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill supported by President Donald Trump, but is expected to try again early next month....
09:00, 05/24/2019

The Latest: White House threatens to veto border bill WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The White House is threatening to veto a $4.5 billion border bill that House Democrats plan to try pushing through the chamber this week. White House officials com...
21:00, 06/24/2019

House backs Paris agreement in first climate bill in a decade The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed its first climate-change bill in a decade, voting 231-190 to require that Trump administration keep the United States as a party to the Paris Climate Agreement....
14:16, 05/02/2019

House panel will hold hearing on bill proposing statehood for DC WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform is set to hold a hearing on a bill proposing Washington, D.C., be recognized as the nation’s 51st state. WTOP-FM reports District Mayor Muriel Bowser and Democratic Del. Elea...
05:32, 05/31/2019

House poised to pass immigration bill that would protect ‘dreamers’ The American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 would grant “dreamers” 10 years of legal residence status and offer them a path to citizenship if they meet certain requirements. It stands little chance of being taken up by the Senate....
15:48, 06/04/2019

Bipartisan House bill aims to curb illegal robocalls The US Senate has shown bipartisan support for a bill to crack down on robocalls, and now it's the House's turn. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone and Ranking Member Greg Walden have introduced a bipartisan Stopping Bad R...
13:00, 06/20/2019

House approves $4.5bn border crisis spending bill – live Democratic-controlled chamber passes Senate-drafted measure despite opposition from progressives – follow the latest live Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 11.06pm BST Texas Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar called for a moment of ...
15:16, 06/27/2019

Republican House member introduces bill to boost U.S. 5G presence A Republican lawmaker on Monday introduced legislation to boost the presence of U.S. firms in global industry standards bodies to combat China's rising influence in next-generation 5G cellular network technology....
13:32, 07/15/2019

U.S. House backs Paris agreement in first climate bill in a decade The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed its first climate change bill in a decade, voting 231-190 to require the Trump administration to keep the United States as a party to the Paris Climate Agreement....
10:32, 05/02/2019

U.S. House committee rejects low-yield nukes in defense bill The House Armed Services Committee rejected two Republican amendments in defense appropriations for additional funding and deployment of low-yield nuclear warheads....
09:48, 06/13/2019

House approves $19.1B disaster aid bill blocked three times by Republicans The House of Representatives approved a $19.1 disaster relief bill Monday, sending the measure to President Trump after conservative Republican lawmakers blocked three separate attempts to pass the bill by a voice vote last week....
16:16, 06/03/2019

The Latest: House Democrats OK bill boosting health care law WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House health care legislation (all times local): 6 p.m. Democrats have pushed legislation through the House that would buttress the 2010 health care law and curb prescription drug prices. But the bill has no chance of ...
17:00, 05/16/2019

Bipartisan retirement bill clears House, moves closer to becoming law The Secure Act will head to the Senate, where a similar bill awaits committee action. Differences in the two bills would need to be worked out before legislation could be finalized and sent to President Trump for his signature....
10:32, 05/23/2019

Texas House OKs school finance bill, property tax reform AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas House has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping, bipartisan school finance bill that brings an extra $4.5 billion into Texas classrooms in an attempt to overhaul the state’s troubled school finance system. The plan a...
23:00, 05/25/2019

Ohio House to vote on bill to save nuclear power plants The Ohio House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on Wednesday on a bill that would cost power consumers about $190 million per year to save the state's two nuclear power reactors from early retirement....
14:48, 05/29/2019

House Democrats introduce climate-focused infrastructure bill with $33B for renewables House Democrats in the energy committee released an infrastructure bill on Wednesday focused on combating climate change that would dedicate tens of billions of dollars to renewable energy and energy efficiency....
16:16, 05/15/2019

In victory for Trump, U.S. House Democrats back down on border aid bill demands Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives backed down to President Donald Trump and passed a $4.6 billion aid package to address a migrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border without the additional protections for migrant children that libe...
17:48, 06/27/2019

Slavery reparations bill debated in US House hearing – video highlights The actor Danny Glover, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and Senator Cory Booker were among the witness at a congressional hearing on the original sin of the US – the enslavement of 4 million Africans and their descendants – and what can be done to atone for ...
17:16, 06/19/2019

Austrian lower house backs bill banning all uses of weedkiller glyphosate Austria's lower house of parliament on Tuesday approved a bill banning all uses of the weedkiller glyphosate, amid concerns that the chemical can cause cancer....
11:48, 07/02/2019

House fails to pass $19.1 billion disaster aid bill after GOP lawmaker objects WASHINGTON (NBC NEWS) — For the second time in less than a week, the House on Tuesday failed to pass the Senate-passed $19 billion bill providing disaster aid funding to parts of the United States hit by hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes and wildfire...
12:48, 05/28/2019

Space Force back in House version of defense policy bill Democrats and Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee have agreed on a slimmed-down version of President Trump's Space Force and plan to add their version of the proposed sixth branch of the military to the National Defense Authorization Ac...
14:32, 06/10/2019

Trump pledges veto of House defense bill, wants more military spending U.S. President Donald Trump's administration said on Tuesday he would veto a $733 billion defense bill being considered by the House of Representatives, saying it provides less money than he wants for the military and disagreeing with some of its pol...
16:32, 07/09/2019

Trump to sign 9/11 victims fund bill Friday at White House President Donald Trump will hold a bill-signing ceremony Friday for a new law guaranteeing financial support to 9/11 first responders and other victims of the terrorist attacks, sources said Thursday. John Feal, a first responder and longtime advocat...
12:16, 07/24/2019

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that grants protection for Dreamers The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that grants protection for Dreamers. The bill would guarantee that undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children would not be deported. Democrats voted unanimously for the bill and se...
22:48, 06/05/2019

GOP leaders: Bevin lacks votes to pass pension bill in House FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin lacks the votes to push his replacement pension bill through a special legislative session he has promised to convene, some top GOP lawmakers said Monday. House Majority Floor Leader John “Bam̶...
16:48, 05/06/2019

House Republicans block $19.1 billion nationwide disaster aid bill for third time A lone conservative objected as Democrats tried to advance long-delayed legislation that would spread more than $19 billion to U.S. states and territories....
23:48, 05/30/2019

Missouri House expected to pass bill outlawing abortions at 8 weeks JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s Republican-led House is expected to pass a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy and the state’s GOP governor is likely to sign it. The GOP-led House is set to debate the sweeping abortion bill...
23:16, 05/16/2019

Disaster bill clears U.S. House amid feud over Puerto Rico aid The U.S. House of Representatives approved a multibillion-dollar disaster relief bill on Friday, continuing a quarrel with President Donald Trump and other Republicans who oppose providing more aid to Puerto Rico....
12:00, 05/10/2019

Missouri House Sends to Governor Bill Banning Abortion After 8 Weeks of Pregnancy Missouri’s governor got just what he asked for: The state’s House members on Friday passed and sent to him for his signature a bill that would become probably the second-most restrictive abortion law in the nation, banning the procedure after eight w...
21:32, 05/17/2019

Brazil pension overhaul bill wins by resounding margin in lower house Brazil's lower house of Congress approved a landmark overhaul of the country's pension system on Wednesday by a far wider margin than predicted, delivering a resounding victory to the government in its quest to revive public finances....
22:48, 07/10/2019

With Insurance Bill Passage, House Democrats Begin Health Care Blitz The House on Thursday passed legislation to roll back waivers on the coverage mandates under the Affordable Care Act, the first of a dozen health care bills coming....
16:48, 05/09/2019

Trump threatens veto of House defense bill over spending levels, wall U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday threatened he would veto a massive defense bill being considered by the House of Representatives, saying it provides less money than he wants for the military and disagreeing with some of its po...
18:32, 07/09/2019

U.S. bill raising debt ceiling for farm bankruptcies heads to White House With farm bankruptcies rising and agricultural debt loads soaring, the U.S. Senate has passed a bill that will make it easier for more farmers with larger amounts of debt to file for bankruptcy protection....
15:48, 08/02/2019

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio becomes 24th Democrat to seek White House New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio entered the crowded 2020 presidential race on Thursday, arguing that his record of progressive accomplishments in the country's biggest city positioned him as the perfect foil to President Donald Trump....
11:48, 05/16/2019

House Democrats pass bill to lower drug prices and shore up Obamacare The House of Representatives approved a three-part bill Thursday to lower prescription drug prices, along with measures to reverse Trump administration regulatory changes to Obamacare that Democrats view as sabotage. The final vote was 234-183....
19:00, 05/16/2019

First-time homebuyers could snag lower costs for FHA loans under House-passed bill The Housing Financial Literacy Act would provide a discount on upfront mortgage insurance if the borrower goes through financial literacy counseling....
09:00, 07/18/2019

NYC's Bill De Blasio announces 2020 White House run, joining crowded field New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on YouTube Thursday morning that he will seek the Democrat nomination for president in 2020, saying President Trump "must be stopped."...
04:16, 05/16/2019

House approval of border bill triggers Democratic progressive-moderate split ‘The Squad’ accuses party leaders of caving to White HouseAmash: Pelosi making mistake on impeachmentCongressional approval for funds for the Trump administration to spend at the southern border has triggered open warfare between a “squad” of high-pr...
13:00, 07/07/2019

House Republican says Democrats stalling on immigration bill after Trump's delayed ICE raids Rep. Greg Steube R-Fla., said Sunday that House Democrats are unlikely to work with President Trump on immigration and won't meet the Trump's deadline to solve the crisis on the Mexico border....
12:48, 06/23/2019

Tensions flare over Pelosi’s comments about four House Democratic women and border bill The speaker faced criticism from some of the four first-term lawmakers as animosity over the emergency aid package lingered in the Democratic caucus....
22:16, 07/07/2019

Ohio House expected to pass bill to save nuclear power plants Ohio's Republican-controlled House of Representatives will likely pass a bill on Tuesday to create subsidies to avoid the early shutdown of the state's two nuclear power reactors, according to analysts and those watching the legislation....
10:00, 07/23/2019

House to vote on new border bill amid outcry over conditions at migrant detention centers “Legislation is necessary,” Pelosi said in a letter to House Democrats, pointing to limits on the Trump administration that were left out of the recent emergency spending bill....
16:48, 07/08/2019

House Democrats rush to pass border aid bill before July 4, Trump vows veto U.S. House Democrats said they plan to pass a $4.5 billion aid package aimed at addressing the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border later on Tuesday, citing an urgency to act following reports of poor conditions facing young children at overcro...
17:16, 06/25/2019

UPDATE 4-Brazil pension overhaul bill wins by resounding margin in lower house Brazil's lower house of Congress approved a landmark overhaul of the country's pension system on Wednesday by a far wider margin than predicted, delivering a resounding victory to the government in its quest to revive public finances....
20:32, 07/10/2019

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi backs bill aimed at protecting Hong Kong rights U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a longtime critic of China's human rights record, on Wednesday threw her influence behind bipartisan legislation to require the Trump administration to certify Beijing is maintaining its special tre...
11:00, 06/19/2019

House panel backs election security bill in wake of Russian interference in 2016 The chamber is expected to act next week on the legislation that would mandate paper ballots and provide millions of dollars to update voting equipment....
14:00, 06/21/2019

House Democrats pass bill directing Trump to stay in Paris climate deal Only a few Republicans crossed party lines to vote for the measure, which Mitch McConnell said will ‘go nowhere’ Democrats on Thursday passed their first significant climate change legislation since gaining control of the House of Representatives thi...
14:48, 05/02/2019

House panel advances bill to boost September 11th Victims Compensation Fund A House panel passed a bill Wednesday to authorize additional funding for the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund until 2090, one day after comedian Jon Stewart sharply criticized members of Congress for not attending a subcommittee hearing on t...
10:00, 06/12/2019

House Robocall Bill Now Favors Criminal Charges for Offenders, May Target Debt Collectors Soon On Tuesday, members of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee unanimously approved several amendments to a popular House anti-robocall bill aimed at putting the screws to those annoying robotic annoyances that have caused millions of American...
17:48, 06/25/2019

House Judiciary Committee Democrats introduce bill to hold presidents accountable for alleged crimes House Judiciary Committee Democrats on Friday introduced a bill that would ensure presidents can be held accountable for alleged criminal conduct -- a direct swipe at the White House amid the heated battle over Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report...
13:00, 05/10/2019

Congress scrambles to agree on emergency border bill as White House, liberal Dems clash A bill to provide $4.5 billion in emergency funding for the escalating humanitarian crisis at the border was on the rocks Tuesday as the White House threatened to veto over restrictions that would "hamstring" immigration enforcement -- and liberal De...
09:48, 06/25/2019

North Carolina 'bathroom bill' sponsor wins Republican nod for rerun of 2018 U.S. House race A state senator who was a leading sponsor of North Carolina's much-maligned "bathroom bill" won a decisive victory on Tuesday in a special primary to choose the Republican nominee for a rerun of a 2018 congressional race marred by election fraud....
21:48, 05/14/2019

House Democrats reject Trump budget cuts, roll out $46.4B energy and climate spending bill House appropriators on Tuesday sought to increase funding to combat global warming, releasing a fiscal year 2020 energy and water spending bill that rejects President's Trump's proposed budget cuts....
17:00, 05/14/2019

House OKs $19 billion disaster bill, breaking conservative blockade and sending measure to Trump for expected signature WASHINGTON (AP) — House OKs $19 billion disaster bill, breaking conservative blockade and sending measure to Trump for expected signature....
19:48, 06/03/2019

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10:48, 06/10/2019

California governor signs bill requiring Trump to release tax returns; White House vows legal fight California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Tuesday requiring President Donald Trump to publicly release his tax returns before he can appear on the state's primary ballot in 2020....
15:48, 07/30/2019

Liberals angry with Trump administration treatment of migrant children force House leaders to amend border bill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called a meeting Monday evening with members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus....
19:16, 06/24/2019

Marathon all-night House Armed Services Committee markup session of defense policy bill resolves few partisan issues STILL AT IT AT 5 A.M.: The House Armed Services Committee markup of the National Defense Authorization Acts began Wednesday morning and was still going strong at 5 a.m. this morning, with the most contentious issues resisting any bipartisan compromis...
04:16, 06/13/2019

Minimum Balance You Need To Maintain In Your SBI Account Customers failing to meet the MAB requirements have to bear penalty charges, depending upon factors such as branch location and degree of shortfall from the required average....
12:16, 08/05/2019

G20 will discuss minimum tax for IT companies: Germany A compromise position on minimum levels of corporate taxation for IT companies will be discussed at this weekend's G20 meeting of leading economies in Japan, a German government official said on Wednesday, adding that their hope was that final agreem...
13:32, 06/26/2019

Walmart Raises Minimum Age To Buy Tobacco To 21 NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart said Wednesday that it will raise the minimum age for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21 in an effort to combat tobacco sales to minors. The world’s largest retailer says the new rules will take effect in July, and ...
11:16, 05/08/2019

D'Antoni has sights on 3 more years minimum Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni, who told ESPN he has let the team's GM and owner know he is "energized to keep coaching," has had preliminary discussions on a contract extension that would keep him from entering the final year of his current deal....
03:48, 05/20/2019

Here's what you can do to get a bigger paycheck if you're hit by the gender wage gap More companies are evaluating whether men and women are really earning what they should. Here's what to do if you think you're underearning....
11:16, 04/28/2019

Comment of the Day: Automation Is Wage Reduction Automation gets glorified in some circles and vilified in others, but really it’s just another management move like all the others. Which is why Jack Shaftoe’s comment on today’s The Morning Shift needs to be highlighted:...
22:16, 06/19/2019

May 'concerned' as US and China wage trade war Theresa May is "concerned" about the trade war between the US and China after Donald Trump increased tariffs on $200bn (£153bn) of Chinese imports....
04:00, 05/10/2019

Debt Collectors Wage Comeback Debt-collection lawsuits have increased in some state and municipal courts, following a decline during a regulatory tightening after the financial crisis....
15:32, 07/05/2019

Bernie Sanders, Bill de Blasio, Bill Weld take 'soapbox' at Iowa State Fair The fourth day of "soapbox speeches" at the Iowa State Fair featured Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Bill de Blasio, who told fair-goers they could beat President Donald Trump in next year's election....
15:32, 08/12/2019

This Ferrari-Based One-Off Conciso Gets the Most Out of Being the Bare Minimum Back in 1993, German designer Bernd Michalak decided to build a one-off Ferrari-based concept to portray an “athletic with not an extra ounce” ideal. Starting with a nice low-mile 328 GTS, the car was stripped down to its most bare component parts. O...
22:16, 07/22/2019

| Comrades: Break the record, take home R1m ... minimum! If the winner in either the men’s or women’s races in this year’s Comrades Marathon breaks the 'Up-run' record, he or she will take home a minimum of R1m in prize money....
13:32, 05/24/2019

FA increases minimum ban for racist abuse to six matches The English Football Association has increased its mandatory minimum ban for first-time offenders found guilty of discriminatory behavior to six matches from five ahead of the 2019-2020 season....
07:16, 08/01/2019

This Is The Minimum Investment You Need To Set Up A Post Office Account Post office investment: Post office account: Except the Monthly Income Scheme, one can open a post office account against a minimum investment of Rs 20-Rs 1,000. India Post provides interest at the......
19:48, 07/30/2019

Maximum Security goes from running for minimum to Derby LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security is at the other end of the fiscal spectrum of horse racing. Horse owners frequently pay a royal ransom to acquire a horse with potential to win the Kentucky Derby. A million dollars or more is not unheard of. A...
11:16, 05/03/2019

Calamity-Hit Farmers In Madhya Pradesh To Get Rs 5,000 As Minimum Aid The Congress-led government in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday announced to provide Rs 5,000 in minimum compensation to small and marginal farmers in the event of crop loss due to natural calamities....
07:48, 06/19/2019

Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon's 'war cloud' Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon's early hopes of a shock-and-awe victory may be slipping away....
10:32, 07/09/2019

Iran Will Not Wage War Against Any Nation: Hassan Rouhani Iran will not wage war against any nation, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, a day after the United States announced the deployment of more troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions......
02:32, 06/18/2019

Here's What Every Member Of The USMNT Has To Say About U.S. Soccer's Wage Inequality When the United States Women’s National Team takes the field for their World Cup knockout-round game against Spain today, they will try to forget everything else: their personal drama, their fears, their ambitions. Oh, and the gender discrimination l...
11:48, 06/24/2019

Early Wage Apps Are a Little Too Much Like Payday Loans Every time I settle in for an hour or three of on-demand television, I see ads for Earnin. In one of them, a savvy older-brother type tells the person behind the camera that he needs to stop asking to borrow money and instead get the Earnin app. “You...
18:32, 08/13/2019

Iran will not wage war against any nation: Iranian president Iran will not wage war against any nation, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, a day after the United States announced the deployment of more troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions between Tehran and Washington....
04:00, 06/18/2019

Democrats are divided: Work with Republicans — or wage war against them? The presidential candidates disagree on whether voters want someone who can bring the country together or a leader who will steamroll the other side....
23:48, 05/30/2019

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Hassan Rouhani Iranian president speaks after US said it was sending 1,000 more troops to regionIran has declared it “will not wage war against any nation” after the US announced that a further 1,000 troops are to be sent to the Middle East amid rising tensions.The...
03:32, 06/18/2019

Bill Maher joked about Bill Clinton joining Jeffrey Epstein on ‘sex island’ back in 2015 HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher made a crude joke in 2015 implying that former President Bill Clinton knew about Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged sex crimes and would email about joining him on “sex island.”...
12:32, 07/10/2019

U.S. to pay $15 minimum per acre to farmers hurt by China trade war The U.S. government will pay a minimum of $15 per acre to farmers hurt by President Donald Trump's trade war with China under an aid package to be unveiled before the end of the week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Tuesday....
02:48, 07/24/2019

Facebook raises minimum wages for U.S. contract workers to $20/hr Facebook Inc said on Monday it was raising wages for its U.S. contract workers, such as cafeteria staff and janitors, to a minimum of $20 per hour in San Francisco Bay Area, New York and Washington D.C. and $18 per hour in Seattle....
12:16, 05/13/2019

What Has Boris Johnson Sacrificed For Good Of UK? "Higher Wage", He Says Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become Britain's next prime minister, stumbled on Friday when asked if he had ever set his own self-interest aside in his career, saying he had sacrificed a bigger......
10:16, 07/05/2019

How the Fed’s interest-rate cut helps Trump wage his trade war Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome H. Powell may not have wanted to cut interest rates. But in the end, President Trump appears to have given him no choice....
07:48, 08/01/2019