In 1971, Congress passed the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.It divided Alaska into 12 regions for newly formed private, for-profit native corporations to run.Alaska’s senators have been trying for years to include five other small, southeastern communities into ANCSA that were originally left out of the deal.
For over a decade, the federal minimum wage sitting at just $7.25 an hour. Congress has debated raising it for years to no avail. But that hasn’t deterred Michigan Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) and other house Democrats. They recently reintroduced the Raise the Wage Act. It would gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $17 an hour by 2028.
In Washington, the Senate has passed the country’s annual defense bill.The House passed its own version a couple weeks ago so now both sides will work to reach an agreement.Among the issues lawmakers want addressed, studying the damage the opioid epidemic has caused the military community.
House and Senate Democrats reintroduced a bill Tuesday they say will strengthen federal protections of voting rights. The legislation is in response to a proposal House Republicans put forward last week encouraging states to make their own changes.
Several Republican presidential candidates came to the nation’s capital Monday to compete for the Christian conservative vote. The contenders vowed to stand with Israel as the country’s president will meet with President Biden and Congress the next couple days.
A group of lawmakers in Washington are now pushing for a new bill that they say would ensure that federal environmental reviews for domestic microchip manufacturing projects are completed in a timely manner.
A bill decreasing government red tape so patients can have better access to top drug treatments is closer to becoming law. Gray Television Washington News Bureau reporter Josh Rultenberg has the story of one boy who could have benefited but had to “fail first” on less effective medication.
Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has reintroduced the LGBTQI+ Data Inclusion Act, a bill that will would require federal surveys to include questions about sexual orientation, gender identity and variations in sex characteristics.
After reports surfaced last the month that the White House might be halting plans to move U.S. Space Command’s headquarters from Colorado to Alabama, members of Congress from Ohio are urging the White House to move the headquarters to their state.
Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) recently reintroduced legislation that would require online retailers to disclose where products are made. The bill is called the Country of Origin Labeling Online Act or COOL Act. If passed, it would ensure that the country-of-origin be clearly displayed in a product’s description and would also require disclosure of an online seller’s country.