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Changing the deadline is one way ERA proponents are trying to make the amendment part of the Constitution, but there isn’t legal consensus on the tactic, and the Senate is expected to kill the bill.
Executions had been set to resume next month after a 16-year pause. A federal judge halted the sentences as inmates challenge the government’s lethal injection protocol.
“What we can’t do is fail to pass something,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told WHAS radio. “The urgency of this is not lost on any of us.”
Over the past two weeks alone, seven House Republicans have announced they won’t run again, including two of just 13 GOP women in the House and the chamber’s lone African American Republican.
The compromise was negotiated between the administration and Hill leaders and avoids a fiscal fight around the 2020 election. The deal suspends the debt limit for 2 years, heading off a default.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says he was denied access to a Customs and Border Control detention facility that houses children over the weekend. Brown wanted to see the facilities holding children that some other lawmakers have described as cramped and smelly. Brown is telling reporters he blames top administration officials for wanting to keep… Read More
BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A pair of senators says the American flags the federal government purchases should have to be made in America. Republican Sen. Susan Collins, of Maine, and Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, introduced legislation they call the “All-American Flag Act” that would require the government to buy flags produced entirely with… Read More
There’s an unusual air of suspense surrounding the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting, with the possibility that the central bank could cut rates for the first time in nearly 11 years.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is proposing a bill that would require overtime pay for any salaried worker making less than $51,064, a more than $15,000 increase to the Trump Administration’s proposed threshold. The current overtime salary threshold is set at $23,660, Brown says his plan would make overtime pay available for more than 4.6 million… Read More
The House of Representatives voted on a measure that would empower the leaders of its committees to sue to get information for their Trump investigations.