Bipartisan carbon-tax bill introduced in the Senate offers glimpse at future

Enlarge / US Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.). (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images) On Wednesday, Senators Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced a Senate bill to impose a carbon tax on major industrial carbon emitters throughout the US. The Senate bill is a version of a bipartisan House bill that […]

A bipartisan group of former senators put together an open letter urging current lawmakers to become ‘zealous guardians’ of America’s democracy

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A bipartisan group of 44 former US senators put together a letter to the current US Senate, saying the nation is “at an inflection point in which the foundational principles of our democracy and our national security interests are at stake.” The senators addressed the letter to their colleagues and warned of […]

A rare bipartisan moment allows a timid rollback of banking regulation

REPUBLICANS in the House of Representatives had hoped to cut a swathe through the Dodd-Frank act, a titanic set of financial regulations passed in 2010 in the wake of the 2007-09 crisis. The “Financial Choice Act”, drafted last year, would have lessened bureaucratic oversight and relied more on stiff capital requirements. Responsibilities and penalties would […]

‘Take the guns first’: Trump backs gun control at bipartisan White House meeting

President Donald Trump sent shockwaves through US politics during a White House meeting with lawmakers, appearing to endorse Democrats’ proposals for gun control while shutting down those from fellow Republicans. Trump sat down with over a dozen lawmakers on Wednesday, two weeks after a former student killed 17 people and wounded 14 others at a […]

The Senate’s massive bipartisan budget deal is already getting backlash from every corner

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Senate leaders agreed to a massive two-year budget deal on Wednesday. Some House Democrats don’t like it because it does not include a solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program. Some House Republicans don’t like it because of its large increase in federal spending and its potential effects […]

Trump attempted a bipartisan State of the Union but didn’t even really look at the Democrats

Thomson Reuters President Donald Trump said he wanted a bipartisan State of the Union, but he spent most of the speech facing Republicans. Democrats booed Trump at one point over immigration, and they had invited 20 Dreamers, or people who were brought to the country illegaly as children. But the Republicans had his back, standing […]

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is bringing a new gun control bill forward after inaction from Congress after the Las Vegas shooting

REUTERS/George Frey Republican leaders have called for a regulatory solution to bump stock devices from the ATF. The ATF has previously stated it does not have the authority to regulate such devices, which allow shooters to fire semiautomatic rifles at a faster rate. A new, bipartisan bill would force the ATF to regulate bump stocks. […]

Bi-partisan Senate bill regulates political ads for ‘honesty’ on social media

Democratic and Republican senators are seeking to put restrictions on political ads on social media similar to those rules for ads on TV and radio. The new bill was introduced ahead of a congressional hearing with social media representatives. A bipartisan Senate bill, the Honest Ads Act, would make political ads on social media subject […]

Senators reach bipartisan deal on healthcare subsidies blocked by Trump

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 20:39 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 20:39 Republicans and Democrats in the health committee of the US Senate appear to have reached an agreement on a plan to extend federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump had blocked. Trump said he supported the plan. The plan agreed to […]