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Bills headed for state Senate would put limits on payday, auto-title lending

June 20, 2018 |

State legislators killed a bill that would have reshaped much of California’s consumer lending market, but two more-modest bills made it through the state Assembly and now move on to the Senate.

One would stop borrowers from taking out more than one payday loan at a time; another would cap interest…


L.A. Times – Business

Senate Republicans Move to End Family Separations

June 20, 2018 |

Republicans and Democrats alike have expressed outrage at the thousands of migrant children separated from their parents at the US border, and on Tuesday, Senate Republicans moved to take action. Mitch McConnell said all Republicans back an approach that would legalize keeping families together while detained and awaiting a court…
Newser

Senate Rebukes Trump With Vote to Reinstate ZTE Sales Ban

June 19, 2018 |

ZTE lost a skirmish with U.S. lawmakers when the Senate passed legislation that would reinstate a ban on sales of U.S. components to the Chinese telecommunications company.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Fireworks expected as DOJ watchdog Horowitz, FBI boss Wray face Senate Judiciary for hearing

June 17, 2018 |

FBI Director Christopher Wray and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz are expected to be the centers of attention Monday when they testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Horowitz’s bombshell report on the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s personal email server.
FOX News

Senate Moves to Reverse Trump’s ZTE Deal

June 12, 2018 |

The Republican-led Senate is working to reverse President Donald Trump’s decision to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to buy component parts from the US. Senate leaders agreed Monday to try to undo the administration’s deal with a provision to a must-pass defense package, the AP reports. The Chinese company has…
Newser

CNN

Senate Republicans weigh trade fight with Trump as other options on tariffs fall flat

June 7, 2018 |

Senate Republicans, for months fearful of — and outright opposed to — President Donald Trump’s actions on tariffs, now have a bill to tie his hands.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Senate Votes to Restore Net Neutrality

May 17, 2018 |

The Senate has voted to kill a Federal Communications Commission rule that repealed the Obama administration’s ban on internet providers blocking or slowing down certain content. Back in December, in an effort to deregulate the internet, the FCC repealed “net neutrality” rules that ensured equal treatment for all web traffic….
Newser

Polls close in wide-open Pennsylvania primaries for House, Senate

May 16, 2018 |

Polls have closed in primary elections in Pennsylvania, a state Democrats see as key to their efforts to win back the House of Representatives in November’s midterm elections.
FOX News

Former Coal Baron Vying for Senate Accused of Racist Ad

May 4, 2018 |

A former coal executive who served a year in prison related to a 2010 mine explosion in West Virginia that killed 29 people is now denying claims of racism as he seeks a Senate seat in the state. In a new ad , Republican Don Blankenship claims “swamp captain Mitch McConnell…
Newser

Illinois Senate passes bill that requires LGBT history in public schools

May 3, 2018 |

The Illinois Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would require public schools in the state to teach lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) history, as well as use inclusive and “non-discriminatory” textbooks.
FOX News