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

Biden nominates first Native American U.S. treasurer

Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba, who is Native American, was named United States Treasurer in a historic first on June 21.Jessica Hill/Associated Press A Native American has been named US Treasurer, a historic first. US President Joe Biden’s Tuesday nomination of Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba comes as his administration establishes an Office of Tribal and Indigenous Affairs in … Read more

TOM RYAN: A bipartisan fix for America’s looming homecare crisis | Columnists

Over the next 40 years, the number of people over the age of 65 in this country will increase by about 70%. Many older Americans — three in four, according to an AARP survey — want to live out their golden years at home. They will not be able to, without action to strengthen the … Read more