Bills

People hold a rally outside the Federal Courthouse in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Lawyers for two immigrant children detained in Connecticut after being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border asked a federal judge on Wednesday to order that the girl and boy be reunited with their families. (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)
July 13, 2018 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is a trendy battle cry for liberals. Republicans like it too, but think a better use for the proposal is to cause campaign-season headaches for Democrats. A day after a handful of House progressives introduced legislation...
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People hold a rally outside the Federal Courthouse in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Lawyers for two immigrant children detained in Connecticut after being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border asked a federal judge on Wednesday to order that the girl and boy be reunited with their families. (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberal Democrats unveiled doomed legislation Thursday aimed at abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, their eyes focused on galvanizing voters for the midterm elections. The House's top Republican scoffed that the measure makes him "feel very good" about November. GOP...
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July 12, 2018 - 6:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to authorize funding for intelligence agencies and support critical national security programs especially targeting Russia, China and North Korea, passed the House on Thursday. The bill, which passed 363-54, would increase the pay for intelligence employees with cyber...
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FILE -- In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo Solar Tech Joshua Valdez, left, and Senior Plant ManagerTim Wisdom walk past solar panels and at a Pacific Gas and Electric Solar Plant, in Vacaville, Calif. When California lawmakers return from their summer recess in August 2018, among the high-profile bills to consider is whether to bump up renewal energy mandates and setting a goal of getting all of California's energy from carbon-free sources by 2045. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
July 07, 2018 - 1:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers left for summer recess with most of the year's major bills still on their to-do list. So far this year, they've already passed first-in-the-nation data privacy regulations and a ban on new local soda taxes. But when they return in August they'll have...
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President Donald Trump looks over while boarding Marine One helicopter for his departure from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 29, 2018, for the short flight to nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 01, 2018 - 12:41 am
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed Saturday that he never pushed House Republicans to vote for immigration bills that failed last week, offering his latest display of whiplash on the legislation. Trump tweeted from his New Jersey golf club that he didn't press GOP...
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State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, displays his smart phone as he urges lawmakers to approve a data privacy bill during the Senate floor session, Thursday, June 28, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Lawmakers approved the bill, that would let consumers ask companies to delete their information or refrain from selling it, among other data privacy provisions. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 28, 2018 - 7:54 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will soon have what experts call the nation's most far-reaching law to give consumers more control over their personal data under a bill the governor signed Thursday. The law will compel companies to tell customers upon request what personal data they've...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, is welcomed by China's Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xu Qiliang at the Bayi Building in Beijing Thursday, June 28, 2018. (Thomas Peter/Pool Photo via AP)
June 28, 2018 - 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday approved a $675 billion spending bill for the Defense Department that includes a 2.6 percent raise for the military. The 359-49 vote sends the bill to the Senate, where the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a similar measure this week. The House bill...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., left, talks to reporters following a GOP strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. A far-reaching Republican immigration bill is careening toward likely House rejection, a defeat that would be a telling rebuff of the leaders of a divided GOP. The party’s lawmakers are considering Plan B: Passing legislation by week’s end curbing the Trump administration’s contentious separating of migrant families. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 27, 2018 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House resoundingly rejected a far-ranging immigration bill Wednesday despite an eleventh-hour endorsement by President Donald Trump, as the gulf between the GOP's moderate and conservative wings proved too deep for leaders to avert an awkward election-year...
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Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., center, accompanied by Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., left, and Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., right, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, after the Republican-led House rejected a far-ranging immigration bill despite its eleventh-hour endorsement by President Donald Trump. The gulf between the GOP's moderate and conservative wings proved too deep for leaders to avert an election-year display of division on the issue. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 27, 2018 - 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times local): 3:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is brushing off the failure of the Republican-led House to pass a far-ranging immigration bill. The bill was rejected by a wide margin Wednesday despite an eleventh-hour endorsement from...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., left, talks to reporters following a GOP strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. A far-reaching Republican immigration bill is careening toward likely House rejection, a defeat that would be a telling rebuff of the leaders of a divided GOP. The party’s lawmakers are considering Plan B: Passing legislation by week’s end curbing the Trump administration’s contentious separating of migrant families. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 26, 2018 - 7:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are set to vote Wednesday on a hard-fought immigration compromise between conservative and moderate GOP flanks, but the bill has lost any real chance for passage despite a public outcry over the crisis at the border. Instead, lawmakers are expected to turn toward...
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