Bills

June 15, 2018 - 12:19 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's parliament has given final legislative approval for the use of marijuana-based medicines, which are already permitted in other European countries. An initial parliamentary debate five months ago considered a provision allowing patients to grow and use marijuana,...
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June 15, 2018 - 9:57 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The speaker of the New York state Assembly says there isn't enough support to pass legislation authorizing sports wagering this year. Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie said Thursday that lawmakers in his chamber have raised "significant issues" about legislation that would allow bets...
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June 13, 2018 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Wednesday defended President Donald Trump's decision to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to resume buying component parts from the U.S. — a move the Republican-led Senate is working to reverse. In a statement, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley pointed to "...
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June 12, 2018 - 9:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress' efforts to pass immigration legislation (all times local): 10 p.m. A top Republican aide says the House will vote next week on two immigration bills. The plan comes after GOP moderates and conservatives failed to reach agreement on a compromise measure...
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June 12, 2018 - 4:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill on Tuesday that would make it a crime to use or distribute performance-enhancing drugs while competing in international sports events. The bill in the House is named after Grigory Rodchenkov, the Russian lab director who blew the whistle on Russian...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May looks on during a news conference with her Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev, not pictured, following their meeting at the government building in Skopje, Macedonia. British Prime Minister Theresa May is urging feuding Conservative lawmakers to unite and prevent the government from being defeated in key votes on its main Brexit bill. The European Union Withdrawal Bill, intended to enact Britain's exit from the bloc, has had a rocky ride through Parliament. The House of Lords has inserted 15 amendments to soften the terms of Britain's departure. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski, file)
June 12, 2018 - 2:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British government was rocked by a resignation and faced anger in Parliament Tuesday over its Brexit plans, but staved off defeat by offering concessions to lawmakers who want to soften the terms of the U.K.'s exit from the European Union. By a vote of 324 to 298, lawmakers...
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June 12, 2018 - 12:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is diving into a two-week vote-a-thon on dozens of bills aimed at opioids abuse. The move comes as lawmakers seek to expand efforts to curb addiction — and return home with a relatively easy win they can tout before the midterm elections. Underscoring the effort's...
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June 12, 2018 - 12:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are ridding a key spending bill of controversial environmental provisions opposed by Democrats in an attempt to avoid the annual year-end budget pileup. Tuesday's move by Sen. Lisa Murkowski extends an olive branch to Democrats and could allow the first floor...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May walks out of 10 Downing Street to greet Prime Minister Ema Solberg of Norway in London, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. May and Solberg held talks inside 10 Downing Street. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 11, 2018 - 8:30 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May urged feuding Conservative lawmakers on Monday to unite and prevent the government from being defeated in key votes on its main Brexit bill. The European Union Withdrawal Bill, intended to enact Britain's exit from the bloc, has had a rocky ride...
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June 08, 2018 - 4:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Agriculture Committee has released a bipartisan farm bill that makes mostly modest adjustments to existing programs and, unlike the House version of the bill, doesn't pick a fight over food stamps. The Senate bill, dubbed the "Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018," is...
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