legislation

Top Democrats disagree on Hyde Amendment

As they hash out details for massive spending bill

Originally Published: 03 OCT 21 14:04 ET By Chandelis Duster, CNN (CNN) -- Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said Sunday she would not support a sweeping economic bill if it includes the Hyde Amendment, adding…

Schools have billions of federal Covid-19 relief money to spend

Many local school boards have yet to decide how to use the funds

Originally Published: 05 SEP 21 12:09 ET By Katie Lobosco, CNN (CNN) -- Congress authorized more than $190 billion to help America's schools reopen and stay open during the pandemic -- and while a lot of the funds were used…

U.S. House passes HR4

MOVE Texas statement on the passage of John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

AUSTIN, Texas — On Aug. 24. the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. HR4 is a historic piece of legislation that would restore critical provisions of the Voting Rights Act that was previously…

New bill aims to designate ZIP code for Sargent, Texas

77416 would serve as the unique ZIP code for Sargent

Today Congressman Michael Cloud (TX-27) introduced a bill to direct the United States Postal Service (USPS) to designate 77416 as the single, unique ZIP code for Sargent, Texas, and for other purposes. The town of Sargent, TX has long been…

Texas Democrats lead the fight to pass Historic Health Care Legislation

Would cap out-of-pocket cost of insulin at $50 per month

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Democrats lead the fight to pass life-saving statewide legislation that would put the out-of-pocket cost of insulin at $50 per month. Texas Rep. James Talarico (D-Round Rock) introduced House Bill 40 (HB 40) to cap the…

Broadband access expands across Texas

On Monday, March 29, Gov. Greg Abbott names legislature helping expand broadband internet across the state.

VICTORIA, TEXAS - Earlier on Monday, March 29, Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference at Hamshire-Fannett elementary school in Beaumont. The governor said he is concerned about expanding broadband internet…

US raises legal age for cigarettes, vape

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a sweeping spending bill into law, including a measure that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.

Mining company coached Alaska's governor to lobby White House

A mining company secretly collaborated with the governor of Alaska to lobby the Trump administration to move forward with a mining project that Environmental Protection Agency scientists warned could devastate the world's most valuable wild salmon habitat, according to newly released emails obtained by CNN.

New Jersey bans discrimination based on hairstyle

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law on Thursday making it illegal to discriminate based on hairstyles associated with race, his office said. It's one year to the day that an African American high school wrestler cut off his dreadlocks so he could compete.

House passes Trump's trade deal with Canada and Mexico

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed President Donald Trump's revised North American Free Trade Agreement, with members sending Trump's foremost legislative priority — just a day after the divided chamber took the historic vote to impeach him -- to the Senate.