More than 90 percent of health insurance plans offered to lawmakers and congressional staff cover abortion, an unforeseen consequence of a Republican amendment to President Barack Obama’s health law.
The immigration debate is shifting to the Republican-led House, where lawmakers have shown little appetite for the large-scale, comprehensive approach their Senate colleagues embraced last week.
Uruguayan lawmakers are debating a proposal to legalize gay marriage.
Even with one of the largest hurdles to an immigration overhaul overcome, lawmakers on Sunday cautioned much work remains and that no final deal has been reached.
For years, American opinion on gay marriage has been shifting. Now lawmakers are in a mad dash to catch up.
Lawmakers are engaged in a playground game of “who goes first,” daring each political party to let the year end without resolving a Jan. 1 confluence of higher taxes and deep spending cuts that could rattle a recovering, but-still-fragile economy.
People are inventing so many new, legal ways to get high that lawmakers can’t seem to keep up.
The House of Delegates approved a package of budget measures on Friday, including an income tax increase for single filers who make more than $100,000 and joint filers who make more than $150,000.
Virginia’s raucous legislative squabble over abortion restrictions took a more angry tone, replete with locker-room language, after 30 unruly protesters were arrested Saturday at the Capitol as police in riot gear responded with dogs and military-style rifles.