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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md., left, arrives for a House Democratic caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 10, 2019.
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July 18, 2019 - 12:55 pm
By Lisa Mascaro AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, but the bill has almost no chance in the Republican-controlled Senate. Passage was assured after centrists...
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Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart, speaks at a news conference on behalf of 9/11 victims and families, Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Capitol in Washington.
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July 12, 2019 - 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 402-12 vote sends the bill to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a vote before Congress goes on its...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., flanked by Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., left, and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., right, talks to reporters about the need for the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 25, 20
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June 26, 2019 - 3:05 pm
By Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-held Senate is poised to pass a bipartisan $4.6 billion measure to deliver aid to the southern border before the government runs out of money to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children. The vote comes after the...
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Nancy Pelosi
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June 25, 2019 - 12:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in the House proposed somewhat tighter requirements for the care of unaccompanied refugee children as they sought to pass a $4.5 billion emergency funding bill to address the humanitarian crisis involving the thousands of migrant families detained after crossing...
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House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., moves ahead with a vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress after last-minute negotiations stalled with the Justice Department.
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May 08, 2019 - 4:55 pm
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Lisa Mascaro and Jonathan Lemire WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the Democrats' extraordinary legal battle with the Trump administration over access to special counsel...
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Philadelphia police
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Kim Glovas
May 07, 2019 - 2:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Montgomery County man has admitted to setting his house on fire to collect insurance money. In a criminal complaint, Harleysville Police say Paul Resnick lit a candle inside his living room home on Huckleberry Lane on the morning of April 4. Resnick told police he...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
April 25, 2019 - 5:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many Philadelphia homeowners have been dismayed to see their property taxes rise as a result of new assessments, so Councilman Brian O'Neill introduced a bill Thursday that he believes is a solution. O'Neill says his bill would make new assessments "revenue neutral."...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
April 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state House has sent the Senate two more bills crafted on recommendations from the grand jury that investigated clergy child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania. Legislation intended to reform the statute of limitations for civil and criminal cases against abusers...
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Buying a home is an exciting step in any couple's relationship, but a new study finds that it's a much more difficult step for same-sex couples to take.
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April 17, 2019 - 7:03 pm
By Gabrielle Sorto, CNN (CNN) -- Buying a home is an exciting step in any couple's relationship, but a new study finds that it's a much more difficult step for same-sex couples to take. A study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found same-sex couples...
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A router and internet switch
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Ian Bush
April 10, 2019 - 12:33 pm
(Associated Press/KYW Newsradio) — The House passed a bill Wednesday to restore Obama-era "net neutrality" rules, but the legislation faces slim odds of making it through the Republican-controlled Senate. The Save the Internet Act passed the Democrat-controlled House 232-190 Wednesday, with only...
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