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Military Leaders Say Congress Must Stop Sequester
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff say the billions of dollars in defense budget cuts scheduled to begin at the end of the week will have a swift and severe impact on military readiness and they urged Congress to take fast action to stop the reductions...
Husband Of Wounded Lawmaker Says Congress Must Act
WASHINGTON (AP) — The husband of wounded former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords says that while curbing gun violence is a complex problem, it is no excuse for inaction by lawmakers.
Former astronaut Mark Kelly told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that he and his wife, former Arizon…
Gun Ban Proposal Introduced In Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are reintroducing legislation to ban assault weapons but the measure faces long odds even after last month's mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
The measure being unveiled Thursday is authored by Democratic Sen...
A Look At President Obama’s Gun Control Measures
WASHINGTON (AP) — Proposals for curbing gun violence announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama:
NEEDS CONGRESSIONAL ACTION:
— Requiring background checks on all gun sales. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says 40 percent of gun sales are conducted with no criminal background …
Obama Proposes Sweeping Reform On Gun Laws
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress to expand background checks on gun buyers to include private sales and is using his executive authority to increase the information available in data banks in the background check system...
Congress To Vote On Superstorm Sandy Flood Aid
WASHINGTON (AP) — A $9.7 billion measure to pay flood insurance claims is set for a vote in Congress, boosting prospects for relief for the many home and business owners flooded out by Superstorm Sandy.
If the House, as expected, approves the flood insurance proposal on Friday, the Senate plans…
Despite Deal, Taxes To Rise For Most Americans
WASHINGTON (AP) — The tax package negotiated by President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans and passed by Congress will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase. But that doesn't mean that most of them won't see their taxes rise...
Lummis Moving To Natural Resources Committee
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Rep. Rep. Cynthia Lummis says she willingly gave up a seat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee because she wanted to return to the Natural Resources Committee.
Lummis tells the Associated Press that she thinks Natural Resources has greater relevance for Wy…

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