Politicians and diplomats, including Vice President Kamala Harris, paid their respects to Queen Elizabeth II at a memorial service in Washington, D.C.
Communities across the country hope to tap into funds from Democrats’ new climate law to restore coastal habitats, part of a program that emphasizes nature-based solutions.
Representative Ken Calvert, a long-serving Republican, is facing a tough re-election race in a redrawn district that now includes Palm Springs, proclaimed to be the gayest city in America.
A Congressional Budget Office analysis found that the measure would have little effect on inflation this year. Democrats argue the benefits will still be felt.
Bleary-eyed senators went through a marathon series of votes at the Capitol that is the final step before passing Democrats’ climate, energy and tax package.
Republicans who had blocked the bill, which would extend benefits to an estimated 3.5 million veterans, allowed it to pass after trying unsuccessfully to limit funding for the treatments.
Several Republicans who had backed the measure blocked it last week, drawing ire from Democrats and veterans groups who expected quick enactment. Another vote is planned for this week.
Four senators, two Democrats and two Republicans, joined forces to introduce legislation to guarantee abortion access after Roe v. Wade was overturned. But the bill has little chance of advancing.
The initiative, included in last year’s infrastructure law, makes $1.75 billion available for cities to make transit stations more accessible to disabled people.
The legislation would recognize same-sex marriages at the federal level and repeal a defunct law that defined marriage as between a man and woman. It faces an uphill battle in the Senate.