Rep. Judy Chu of California among more than 100 arrested at SCOTUS abortion rights protest

Washington CNN — Rep. Judy Chu of California was among the more than 100 people arrested at an abortion rights protest in Washington, DC, on Thursday, according to a statement from her office. “When I first heard Roe was overturned, I immediately thought of who would be most harmed by this decision: a young girl … Read more

Delaware governor signs bill expanding abortion access and provider protection

CNN — Delaware Gov. John Carney signed legislation Wednesday expanding access to abortion care and protecting providers and patients seeking services in the state following last week’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. The Democratic governor signed House Bill 455 after it passed in the General Assembly on Tuesday, according to his office. The … Read more

Miami-Dade condo collapse: A year later, loved ones see legislation and millions but few answers

CNN  —  PJ Rodriguez’s 7-year-old son, John, is learning to cope with the loss of his grandmother and great grandmother. He was close to both and at times gets sad that he can’t talk to them, but a therapist has taught him to refocus his mind on happy memories when he gets down, Rodriguez said. … Read more

Roe v. Wade overturned by Supreme Court, ending federal abortion rights

The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in the US in 1973. The court’s controversial but expected ruling gives individual states the power to set their own abortion laws without concern of running afoul of Roe, which for nearly … Read more

Proposed changes to retirement system approved by Senate committee

The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a series of proposals that make full congressional passage of a retirement-improvement package more likely this year. Called the Enhancing American Retirement Now (EARN) Act, the measure contains some provisions that are the same or similar to those proposed in the House, which passed the Securing a … Read more

Gun safety bill: Senate will take critical vote to advance bipartisan legislation

CNN — The Senate is poised to take a critical vote on Thursday to advance a major bipartisan gun safety bill toward final passage. The vote is expected to succeed with Republican support, putting the legislation on a path to pass the Senate as soon as this week. The bipartisan gun deal represents the first … Read more

What a federal gas tax holiday could mean for prices at the pump

Fuel prices at a Chevron gas station in San Francisco June 9, 2022. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images For months, drivers across the US face have faced eye-popping prices when they fill up their gas tanks. Now, President Joe Biden is weighing a new remedy — a federal gas tax holiday. A gallon of … Read more

World swimming bans transgender athletes from women’s events

BUDAPEST, Hungary — World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women’s events, starting Monday. FINA members widely adopted a new “gender inclusion policy” on Sunday that only permits swimmers who transitioned before age 12 to compete in women’s events. The organization also proposed an “open competition category.” “This is not … Read more

Sen. Chris Murphy, Connecticut Democrat, ‘more confident than ever’ Congress can reach deal on gun laws but anxious about failure

CNN — Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, the lead Democratic negotiator in bipartisan talks on gun control legislation, said Sunday he’s “more confident than ever” lawmakers will be able to get something done to address gun violence across the US, while acknowledging he’s also concerned their efforts could fail. “I’ve never been part of negotiations as … Read more

House Democrats push for repeal of rule blocking SALT cap workaround

Rep. Tom Suozzi, DN.Y., speaks during a news conference announcing the State and Local Taxes (SALT) Caucus outside the US Capitol on April 15, 2021. Sarah Silbiger | Bloomberg | Getty Images Three House Democrats are still pushing for relief on the $10,000 limit on the federal deduction for state and local taxes, known as … Read more