U.S. Senate OKs landmark gun violence bill, House passage is next

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined at right by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., speaks with reporters following a closed-door political luncheon at the Capitol from Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2022.J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press The Senate on Thursday easily approved a bipartisan gun violence bill that seemed unthinkable just a month ago, paving the way … Read more

Iowa’s bottle bill, which says grocery stores no longer have to accept cans, is law

MOLLENBECK, KCCI 8 NEWS, OW IA NEWS MANAGER. JAMES: NEWT AT5:00, REAL IOWA BOTTLE BILL REFORM IS NOW LAW. GOVERNOR REYNOLDS SIGNED THE BILL TODAY. REDEMPTI CONCENTRATES WILL BE RE Iowa’s bottle bill, which says grocery stores are no longer required to accept cans, is now in effect Updated: 7:46 PM CDT June 17, 2022 … Read more

U.S. senators introduce broad Taiwan bill to boost security assistance

A duo of U.S. senators on Thursday introduced a bill to dramatically boost support for Taiwan, including provisions for billions of dollars in U.S. security aid and changes to the decades-old law that underpins strains Washington’s unofficial ties to the democratic island claimed by China. The United States, which accuses China of stepping up military … Read more

U.S. Senate gun bill talks hit snag over mental illness, abuse provisions

U.S. Senate negotiators, rushing to iron out the details of bipartisan gun legislation, struggled on Wednesday to resolve serious disagreements over federal funding for state “red flag” programs and the scale of a plan to keep guns out of the hands of people prone to domestic violence. A series of mass shootings has prompted Democratic … Read more