US President Biden signs gun control bill into law

US President Joe Biden has signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades, a bipartisan compromise that seemed unimaginable until a recent series of mass shootings. Key points: Mr Biden signed the bill just before leaving Washington for the G7 and NATO summits in Europe Legislation tightens background checks on potential young gun buyers … Read more

Explained: What is the US Chips Act over which Intel has ‘delayed’ plans to build $20 billion factory

Intel reportedly delayed plans to build its $20 billion semiconductor factory in the United States due to the Chips Act. The chipmaker said it will not proceed with the grand opening of the Ohio facilities at this time due to the ongoing chip law delay. “Unfortunately, Chips Law funding has moved slower than expected and … Read more

US Senate passes gun safety bill as Supreme Court loosens handgun limits

A bipartisan package of modest gun safety measures passed the US Senate on Thursday night, even as the nation’s Supreme Court vastly expanded gun rights by ruling that Americans have the constitutional right to carry handguns in public for self-defense. Key points: The modest bill is the first major federal gun control legislation to pass … Read more

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

Thousands rally in Washington DC and across US, calling for stricter gun measures after spate of mass shootings

Thousands of protesters have taken to Washington DC and across the United States, calling on politicians to pass legislation to curb gun violence after last month’s massacre at a Texas elementary school. Key points: The latest mass shootings have added new urgency to the nation’s ongoing debate over gun violence Protesters demand a ban on … Read more

US Senator from Connecticut Chris Murphy rages in powerful speech after Texas school shooting

US Senator from Connecticut Chris Murphy gave an impassioned speech just hours after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in southwest Texas. The school shooting claimed the life of 18 children and two adultsincluding a teacher and the shooter, while injuring others. Mr. Murphy came to Congress to represent the district which included the … Read more

Editorial: Computer chips made in the USA? Bipartisan deal could make it happen. |

It’d be nice if every instance of bipartisanship didn’t feel like cause for a dance party. All the same, we’re encouraged that even in an election year, our nation’s leaders from both parties are managing to work together to address a key supply-chain issue that doubles as a national security priority: the manufacturing and development … Read more