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Lawmakers Respond to Idea of Selling Montana to Canada

February 21, 2019 |

More than 12,000 people have signed a petition calling for the US to sell Montana to Canada for $ 1 trillion in a bid to pay down the national debt , and on Wednesday, Montana lawmakers formally addressed the proposal. But … they didn’t reject it. As USA Today explains, Rep. Forrest…
Newser

British Lawmakers Slam Facebook as ‘Digital Gangster’

February 18, 2019 |

British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that accused Facebook of intentionally violating privacy and anti-competition laws in the UK and called for greater oversight of social media companies. The report on fake news and disinformation on social media sites followed an 18-month investigation. The parliamentary committee that prepared the…
Newser

Lawmakers Reach Agreement in Principle to Fund Border Security

February 12, 2019 |

Senior lawmakers said Monday night they had reached an agreement in principle to fund border security and avoid a partial government shutdown this weekend.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Arizona Lawmakers Target ‘Toxic’ Online Vice

February 9, 2019 |

Pornography, an idle online vice? Not to Arizona lawmakers who are pushing to have it declared a “toxic” public health crisis, the Arizona Republic reports. “Like the tobacco industry, the pornography industry has created a public health crisis,” State Rep. Michelle Udall told lawmakers in introducing the measure . “Pornography is…
Newser

Lawmakers Close In on Deal in Talks on Border Funding

February 9, 2019 |

Negotiators signaled they were zeroing in on a compromise spending package that boosts funding for border barriers and related security measures, with the goal of reaching a bipartisan deal early next week and avoiding a new government shutdown.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

A Big First for Female Lawmakers in the US

February 4, 2019 |

In the US, more than half of the population— 50.8% —is female. But it wasn’t until this year that a state legislature has been made up of more than 50% women. In Nevada, which began its legislative session Monday, 50.8% of state representatives and senators are women, NPR…
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British lawmakers crush Theresa May’s Brexit deal by record margin

January 16, 2019 |

Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been crushed by a record margin as British lawmakers rejected it by 432 votes to 202.
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Brexit chaos: May warns of catastrophe if deal falters as some lawmakers reportedly plot to seize control

January 13, 2019 |

Two days ahead of a vote in parliament that she’s expected to lose, British Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers that if they don’t back her plan to ditch the European Union the country will face a catastrophe. 
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Lawmakers can now wear religious headwear after House Democrats change rules

January 7, 2019 |

Congress hasn’t been allowed to wear hats on the House floor since 1837, but the newly Democratic-controlled House voted to change that to accommodate lawmakers who wear religious headwear.
FOX News

‘Porch pirates’ targeted for harsher punishment in Texas lawmakers’ proposals

December 29, 2018 |

Two Texas state lawmakers have proposed bills that would make package theft, also known as “porch piracy,” a state jail felony in the state, a report said. 
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