Democratic Women Call on Biden, Congress to Protect Abortion Rights

WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) – Leading Democratic women on Sunday called on President Joe Biden and Congress to protect abortion rights across the country after the U.S. Supreme Court overthrown Roe v. Wade, in a ruling that lifted political tensions between the federal government and states has increased . Two Democratic progressives, Senator Elizabeth Warren … Read more

Biden signs gun safety law

WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden signed the first major federal gun reform in three decades on Saturday, days after a Supreme Court decision he condemned to expand gun owners’ rights. “God willing, it will save many lives,” Biden said at the White House after signing the bill with his wife Jill … Read more

US Senate approves gun safety bill as Supreme Court rejects small arms limits

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – A bipartisan package of modest gun security measures passed by the U.S. Senate late Thursday, even as the Supreme Court broadly expanded gun rights by ruling that Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns in public for self defense. The landmark court ruling and Senate action on gun safety … Read more

US Capitol panel on Jan. 6 examines Trump pressure on Pence

WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) – The congressional committee investigating last year’s deadly attack on the United States Capitol is turning its attention on Thursday to then-President Donald Trump’s attempts to pressure former Vice President Mike Pence over his election defeat of 2020 undo. The United States House of Representatives selection committee has scheduled a hearing … Read more

Arms Reform Agreement Reached in Senate with Major Republican Support

Biden praises deal as step in the right direction Deal follows Texas school massacre, Buffalo shootings WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) – In a potential breakthrough toward the first major new U.S. gun law in decades, a bipartisan group of senators announced an agreement on Sunday on a framework for a firearms safety bill with enough … Read more

Tens of thousands protest gun violence in Washington, in the US

WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of protesters descended on Washington and at hundreds of rallies across the United States on Saturday to demand that lawmakers pass legislation aimed at reducing gun violence after last month’s massacre at a Texas elementary school. In the nation’s capital, organizers of March for Our Lives (MFOL) … Read more

As US Capitol Attack Hearings Open, Republican Says Trump ‘Litted the Flame’

WASHINGTON, June 9 (Reuters) – The chairman of the congressional panel investigating the deadly 2021 Capitol attack by supporters of Donald Trump on Thursday opened hearings on the causes of the violence, accusing the former president of being involved in the to be at the center of a conspiracy to thwart democracy. After nearly a … Read more

Proud Boys leader Tarrio charged with incitement to role in Capitol attack

WASHINGTON, June 6 (Reuters) – Former leader of the right-wing group the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, and four associates were charged Monday with incendiary conspiracy for their role in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol by Donald’s supporters. Trump. Federal prosecutors accused the five men of plotting the attack in advance … Read more

Six dead in Philadelphia and Tennessee in recent US mass shootings

June 5 (Reuters) – Mass shootings in Pennsylvania and Tennessee have left at least six people dead and more than 25 injured, police said Sunday in the latest gun violence incident in the US following recent massacres in Texas, New York and Oklahoma. Several gunmen opened fire shortly before midnight on Saturday in Philadelphia’s busy … Read more

After postponement, US Senate overwhelmingly approves $40 billion in aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – The US Senate overwhelmingly approved nearly $40 billion in new aid to Ukraine on Thursday and sent the bill to the White House for President Joe Biden to sign into law as Washington rushes for military aid to flow, almost three months after Russian invasion. The Senate voted 86-11 on … Read more