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Two GOP lawmakers who supported the Equality Act in 2019 changed their votes this time

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Washington Two House Republicans who voted in 2019 to support the Equality Act flipped their votes Thursday and opposed the legislation, which intends to protect people from being discriminated based on sexual orient...

Lawmakers to revive proposal for federal commission tasked with examining America’s history of racism

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Two Democratic lawmakers will reintroduce legislation Thursday calling for the formation of the first federal racial justice commission tasked with examining the country's history of systemic racism against Black pe...

AZ lawmakers weigh bill that would allow legislature to review election results ‘if needed’

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Arizona lawmakers are debating a new set of voting bills -- including one that would allow lawmakers to review election results "if needed" and would grant the legislature the power to pick the state's presidential ...

FBI and intel agencies hand over first documents to lawmakers ahead of Capitol attack hearings next week

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Washington House investigators have received the first batch of documents they requested from the FBI and intelligence agencies as part of their ongoing probe into security failures around the January 6 US Capitol at...

US Capitol Police tells lawmakers that razor wire fencing should remain until September

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US Capitol Police have told lawmakers that the razor wire fencing around the Capitol should remain in place until at least September due to lingering security concerns related to threats against members of Congress,...

Tennessee lawmakers are proposing a bill that would let biological fathers petition to stop abortions

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In another anti-abortion push by Republican lawmakers, lawmakers in Tennessee have introduced a bill that would allow a person to stop a woman who is pregnant with their unborn child from receiving an abortion. The ...

Inside the Senate: Sketches of lawmakers watching videos from Trump counsel on Day 4 of the impeachment trial

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Former President Donald Trump's lawyers showed the Senate multiple videos of Democratic politicians saying they would "fight" to argue that Trump's rhetoric on January 6 did not incite the rioters who attacked the C...

Utah lawmakers reject a bill that would require teaching consent in sex education classes

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A new bill in Utah that would have required students to learn about consent was shot down by lawmakers this week. HB177, introduced earlier this year, would have updated Utah's health education curriculum by requir...

Capitol riot defendant has history of intimidating lawmakers, made racist speech at public hearing

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A man charged in connection to the January 6 Capitol riot made racist and xenophobic remarks during a public hearing before the Maine legislature in 2017. Video obtained by CNN shows Kyle Fitzsimons referring to imm...

Two Ohio GOP lawmakers are proposing an annual state holiday in honor of Trump

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Washington Two Ohio Republican state lawmakers want to designate June 14 as an annual state holiday honoring former President Donald Trump. In a memo sent last week to members of the Ohio state House, GOP Reps. Jon C...

Georgia state GOP lawmakers introduce voting restriction legislation

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Washington GOP state senators in Georgia introduced a slate of bills on Monday that seek to roll back voter access in the state, such as "no excuse" absentee voting and automatic voter registration. If passed, the ei...

Republican campaign committees ask FEC to allow lawmakers to use campaign donations for bodyguards

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Amid heightened concern about lawmaker safety, officials with the Republican congressional campaign arms have asked federal election regulators whether lawmakers can use campaign funds to pay for bodyguards. In a le...

How lawmakers made it nearly impossible to legalize abortion in Honduras

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This week, lawmakers in Honduras changed the country's constitution to make it virtually impossible to legalize abortion in the future -- an extreme election-year move that critics warn will further endanger women's...

Democratic lawmakers demand racial breakdown of Covid-19 vaccinations

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A trio of Democratic lawmakers is urging the US Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies to address the racial disparities in Covid-19 vaccinations and collect the demographic data of peopl...

CFO of House GOP campaign committee resigns after lawmakers object to Electoral College results

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A top official at the National Republican Congressional Committee abruptly decided to resign earlier this month after House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and nearly 150 GOP lawmakers voted against certifying the Elector...

Lawmakers in 14 states have proposed anti-LGBTQ bills, many of which target trans youth

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As is custom at the beginning of the legislative session, state lawmakers across the country have proposed a torrent of bills intended to boost local economies, constrain or expand spending or make much-needed infra...

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