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The Senate Approves The $1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill In A Historic Vote

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Senate voted 69-30 Tuesday to approve a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, a historic piece of legislation that could reshape American lives for decades. The measure fulfills a call from President Biden for the two major parties to work together to deliver one of his top priorities, but it faces an… Read More

John Kennedy shows his vial of insulin to reporters on Zoom call

State Dems Urge Congress To Pass Bill To Lower Drug Prices

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There’s a bill in Congress Democrats say would help lower the price of prescription drugs. Some state representatives here are pushing to get it passed. In 2019, the Democrat-led Congress passed a bill to give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices. It went nowhere. But John… Read More

People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

Ohio’s Congressional Delegation In Lockdown As Chaos Overtakes U.S. Capitol

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Updated: 4:48 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCPN) — Members of Ohio’s congressional delegation are scattered across the U.S. Capitol campus as Pro-Trump extremists storm the Capitol building and surrounding offices, including the House and Senate chambers. Many members and staff are able to communicate only through Twitter and other social media as the Capitol… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine Opposes Effort By Many Republicans To Overturn Biden’s Win

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s Republican Sen. Rob Portman says he opposes objections to certification of the electoral college results on Wednesday, though it’s expected at least five Ohio Congressmen will object, along with many other Republicans. Gov. Mike DeWine – a fellow Republican and supporter of President Trump – is now saying… Read More

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky.

McConnell, GOP Senate Resist Calls to ‘Do Something’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence, taking a more measured approach that could very likely result in no legislation, despite wrenching calls to “do something” in the aftermath of back-to-back mass shootings. President Donald Trump is privately calling up senators… Read More