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Top Senate Dem sets infrastructure vote, pressures lawmakers

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WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pressured lawmakers Thursday to reach agreement by next week on a pair of massive domestic spending measures,...

Senate Democrats’ $3.5T budget deal backs up Biden’s goals

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WASHINGTON — this story is a refire/new doc of last night's story with new material wire embargoed for 6 a.m. EDT Wednesday; lead with...

North Carolina Republicans move to limit classroom race talk

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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Republicans are advancing legislation to limit how teachers can discuss certain racial concepts inside the classroom, according to the...

Senate leader lends clout to marijuana legalization push

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WASHINGTON — The Senate's top Democrat is backing a bill that would strike down a longstanding federal prohibition on marijuana, embracing a proposal that...

EXPLAINER: What’s in the Texas GOP’s voting bills?

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The Texas voting bills that prompted state Democrats' flight to Washington this week include a raft of tweaks and changes to the state's election...

In long-awaited speech, Biden to decry voting restrictions

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will lay out the “moral case” for voting rights as he faces growing pressure from civil rights activists and...

Democrats eye immigration action in budget, but outlook hazy

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WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats and immigration advocates are staring at their best chance in years to overcome Republican opposition and give millions of people...

Left-leaning groups pressure Schumer to act on voting bill

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WASHINGTON — Dozens of left-leaning organizations are asking Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to schedule a new vote this month on Democrats' sweeping voting...

Democrats push $3.7B bill to secure Capitol; GOP offers less

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WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are proposing $3.7 billion in emergency spending to bolster security at the Capitol, repay outstanding debts from the Jan. 6...

Cunningham announcing plan to legalize marijuana in SC

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Joe Cunningham — the former one-term Democratic congressman now running to unseat South Carolina Republican Gov. Henry McMaster — is...