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New data out Thursday shows the U.S. economy shrank for the second straight quarter, raising concerns that the nation might be nearing, if not already in, a recession. The White House pushed back against that idea, pointing to strong job…
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
A bill designed to encourage more semiconductor companies to build chip plants in the United States passed the Senate on Wednesday as lawmakers raced to finish work on a key priority of the Biden administration.
By Molly Finnegan and Ken Sweet, Michael Casey, Alex Veiga, Associated Press
The Senate Banking Committee explored the state of housing in the United States in a hearing Thursday, as rising mortgage rates, low inventory and high home and rental prices squeeze consumers.
By Wilson Ring, Associated Press
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont has broken a hip in a fall at his home and was to undergo surgery to repair it.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
The Senate pushed a bipartisan gun violence bill to the brink of passage Thursday as it voted to halt a Republican filibuster against the measure, clearing the way for Congress' most far-reaching response in decades to the nation's run of…
By Associated Press
The Senate could be close to passing the PACT act, a bill to help provide health care to veterans exposed to toxic waste while serving, Sen. Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday.
The proposal falls far short of tougher steps long sought by President Joe Biden and many Democrats. Even so, if the accord leads to the enactment of legislation, it would signal a turn from years of gun massacres that have…
By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
The Republican lawmaker says he’s not interested in making a political statement, but wants to “make the terrible events that occurred in Uvalde less likely in the future.”…
By News Desk
A shortage of baby formula in the U.S. should be over and supplies will be “beyond normal” within two months, the head of the Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday.
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Steven Dettelbach as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The committee also considered the nomination of several federal judges.
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