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Biden slams ‘un-American’ GOP drive to curb voting rights in the states

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday in his first formal news conference since taking office blasted Republican-controlled state legislatures that are seeking to restrict voting access, labeling those attempts “sick” and “un-American.”

Tribes welcome COVID-19 relief funds, say deep-rooted problems remain

WASHINGTON – Advocates said the billions in aid slated for Native Americans under the latest COVID-19 relief bill is welcome, but they told a House committee Tuesday that a one-shot infusion will not solve all the challenges facing tribes.

U.S. House panel divides on party lines over how to better conserve public lands

In a preview of the arguments likely to be repeated as the Biden administration and Congress work toward conservation goals, Democrats on a U.S. House panel Tuesday outlined what they say is a need for aggressive action on climate.

Biden: Not ‘another minute’ of waiting on gun control after Colo. mass shooting

President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate to immediately pass legislation to close loopholes on background checks for guns and to ban assault weapons, following a mass shooting that killed 10 at a Colorado supermarket.

Resolution to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene signed by 2 Arizona Democrats

WASHINGTON — Dozens of U.S. House Democrats, including two from Arizona, backed a resolution filed Friday to expel controversial U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress.

Gosar’s office now says he won’t appear on QAnon talk show

After the Arizona Mirror published a story about Congressman Paul Gosar’s scheduled appearance on a QAnon talk show, his office said he won’t appear on the program. 

U.S. House passes Dreamers bill over GOP objections, as immigration debate intensifies

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House took up two bills Thursday that would grant legal status to broad groups of immigrants living and working in the United States, including a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of undocumented people brought to the country as children.

Paul Gosar plans to go on a popular QAnon talk show

Weeks after Republican Congressman Paul Gosar gave a speech to a gathering of white nationalists, he is scheduled to appear on Patriots’ Soapbox, a leading QAnon talk show. 

GOP AGs slam tax cut ban in stimulus law as ‘unprecedented and unconstitutional’

WASHINGTON — Republican attorneys general from 21 states are attacking the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief law as an “unprecedented and unconstitutional infringement” on state sovereignty because it restricts tax cuts by states.

New attempt in Congress to help Dreamers runs into familiar obstacles

WASHINGTON — Legislation creating a path to citizenship for undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children faces a new border crisis and old partisan objections, diminishing the chances it will become law despite full Democratic control of Congress and the White House.
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