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Louisiana has one of the country’s highest COVID-19 rates this week

WASHINGTON — Amid a rise in infections and hospitalizations from the surging delta variant of COVID-19, the Biden administration is boosting money and other...

States still lag in getting assistance to struggling renters, federal data...

WASHINGTON — State and local officials disbursed $1.5 billion in rental assistance during June—more than during the entire previous five months—to help households falling...

State Dems relate their experiences on the front lines of the...

WASHINGTON—State Democratic legislators on Tuesday outlined their efforts to not only protect voting rights, but also expand them in their Republican-controlled state legislatures. During a...

As Congress tries to regulate ‘forever chemicals,’ local water systems push...

WASHINGTON—Local water utilities worried about getting hit with lawsuits and high cleanup costs are stepping up their lobbying of Congress as lawmakers move to...

U.S. Senate Democrats push voting rights bills, lambast Georgia election law

If the rules in Georgia's controversial 2021 voting overhaul were in place before last November's historic U.S. Senate races were pushed to Jan. 5...

‘Our democracy is in peril’: Women risk arrest in voting rights...

WASHINGTON—Diane Howard of Cleveland traveled to the nation’s capital with hundreds of other women to urge Congress to pass an elections overhaul and undo...

U.S. House to vote on next week on expanding PFAS regulation,...

WASHINGTON—Members of Congress and Biden administration officials at a conference on Wednesday outlined how they’re attempting to regulate toxic chemicals found in drinking water—including...

Chuck Schumer: Congress should legalize weed on the federal level

WASHINGTON — The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate says decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level is a change that’s “long overdue,” and that he’s...

Republicans and Democrats accuse each other of ‘defunding the police’ |...

“Defund the police”– a rallying cry during the 2020 protests following the unwarranted deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others at the hands...

‘The Big lie is just that, a big lie’: In Philly,...

PHILADELPHIA — Returning to the state that handed him the White House, President Joe Biden made a passionate plea Tuesday for Americans to rise up...

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