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Second Amendment

84 Reps Want To Keep Ability To Carry Guns In Capitol, Say DC Is Unsafe

Colorado Congresswoman-elect Lauren Boebert, alongside 83 other Representatives, have countered an effort by Democratic legislators to disallow politicians from carrying firearms in the Capitol. Boebert, a vocal supporter of gun rights, rallied the group of lawmakers to oppose a measure by Democratic California Rep. Jared Huffman to prohibit gun carry throughout Capitol grounds. Huffman garnered

Politics

AP ROAD TRIP: Amid American rancor, a dash of Utah Nice

In one of the most corrosive presidential campaigns in recent American history, amid the political denunciations and slanders of an excruciating year, Utah’s top candidates for governor made a television commercial together. It was not your typical political ad. On the left side of the screen was Chris Peterson, the Democratic candidate, an affable man

Health

Opinion: Rare Progress in Mental Health Policy When It’s Needed the Most

Rarely do five pieces of legislation on a single topic pass a chamber of Congress — especially when that topic is sensitive or often stigmatized, as mental health and suicide are. Even more rare is such a comprehensive set of policies introduced and co-sponsored by a group of lawmakers that cross the political and ideological

Opinion

Opinion: Second Chances are Nonpartisan

With the first presidential debate slated for later this month, candidates will be expected to articulate their stances on a number of major policy issues, including policing and criminal justice reform. As both campaigns prepare, one particular initiative they should pay close attention to is a policy called “Clean Slate” — or the process of

National

Emergency postal aid stalls as WH rejects House-passed bill

Help for the U.S. Postal Service landed in stalemate Sunday as the White House dismissed an emergency funding bill aimed at shoring up the agency before the November elections as “going nowhere” and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged senators to act quickly. “The public is demanding action on this now,” Pelosi said. “I can’t see

McSally Veteran Treatment Court Bill Heads to President’s Desk

U.S. Senator Martha McSally’s (R-AZ) bipartisan legislation to aid veterans in crisis by expanding veteran treatment courts passed the House of Representatives by unanimous consent this week and now heads to President Trump to be signed into law. “I am pleased our legislation received unanimous support in both the Senate and the House,” McSally said.

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