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Biden calls for paid time off for vaccinations as U.S. hits...

WASHINGTON — Federal and state officials now face trying to reach Americans unable or unwilling to get the COVID-19 vaccine, after meeting President Joe...

Federal background checks on ammunition sales pushed by Democrats

WASHINGTON—Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida and Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Tuesday reintroduced legislation that would require instant background checks to prevent...

Restaurant chains slammed over resistance to minimum wage hike for tipped...

WASHINGTON — As the nation’s largest trade group for restaurant owners on Tuesday held a virtual version of its annual gathering to lobby Congress, advocates...

Georgia voting law pummeled at U.S. Senate hearing on ‘Jim Crow...

WASHINGTON—Georgia’s new voting law was at the center of Tuesday's U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, where senators discussed restoration of a key section in...

Congressional panel splits on regulation of ‘orphaned’ oil and gas wells

Members of a U.S. House Natural Resources panel agreed Thursday on the need to clean up and cap abandoned oil and gas wells, but...

Vilsack keys in on food insecurity and nutrition in USDA budget...

WASHINGTON—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday laid out USDA’s goals to expand food insecurity and nutrition progrmas in the president’s budget request, as well...

Louisiana joins other states in pausing J&J vaccine after recommendation from...

WASHINGTON — Top public health officials said Tuesday that they are recommending a pause in the use of a COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson...

White House aims sales pitch for infrastructure plan at the states

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s 7,540 miles of highway roads in poor condition. Florida’s $100 billion in damages over the last decade from extreme weather events....

Biden pitches big boosts in education and health spending in budget...

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration released a key portion of its budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year Friday, calling for increasing money for...

U.S. gun violence an ‘international embarrassment,’ Biden says in rolling out...

WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden on Thursday reiterated his call on Congress to pass stalled gun legislation reform but also outlined executive action he’s taking on...

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