(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate is poised this week to pass landmark legislation to federally enshrine both same-sex and interracial marriage rights, amid what Democrats call a worry that the Supreme Court's conservative majority could overturn protections for both. The first key test vote is set... Read More.
The long-awaited fall rains have finally arrived and placing a damper on remaining wildfires, but the rains will create another hazard in the wake of those wildfires. The National Weather Service in Seattle issued a flash flood watch for the central and northern Washington Cascades... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- A bill to avert a federal government shutdown passed the House on Friday, just hours before the midnight deadline. The House voted 230-201 to pass the stopgap legislation, which will keep the government funded through mid-December -- past the midterm elections. The bill now... Read More.
(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) -- West Virginia legislators approved a bill that bans nearly all abortions in the state, sending it to Gov. Jim Justice's desk for approval before it becomes law. Known as HB 302, the bill approved by state legislators Tuesday prohibits the procedure at... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate on Sunday passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) along party lines, 51-50, handing Democrats a crucial legislative win as the midterm cycle ramps up -- despite GOP objections at the billions in spending and drug pricing reforms. The sprawling climate, tax... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- After a series of delays and emotional protests, the Senate is expected to vote Tuesday night on a bill that would help veterans exposed to toxic burn pits. Schumer announced that the Senate will begin voting on the PACT Act at 5 p.m.,... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Senators are hopeful that within days they'll again approve a bill that would offer millions of veterans expanded health care and disability payments for illnesses induced by exposure to burn pits during their service. The proposal, known as the Honoring Our PACT Act,... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Another major legislative win for Democrats came Thursday, when -- over Republican objections of "corporate welfare" -- a bipartisan group in the House passed a bill that funds the nation’s science and technology industries with billions to boost domestic production of crucial... Read More.
(CHICAGO) -- Just 16 days after a man wielding an AR-15-style rifle allegedly killed seven people and injured more than 40 at a Fourth of July parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, the town's mayor pleaded with Congress to pass a federal... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema remains committed to upholding the Senate filibuster, a spokesperson said Friday, a day after President Joe Biden said he would support making an exception to codify abortion rights in federal law. "Senator Sinema's position on the filibuster has not... Read More.