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The Latest: Dem promises fight next year on miners benefits

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:49:11 GMT2016-12-09T17:49:11Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the final days of the congressional session (all times local):...

McConnell to coal-state Dems: Accept 4-month deal for miners

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:45:50 GMT2016-12-09T17:45:50Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Coal-state Democrats who are threatening a government shutdown over health benefits for retired miners should "take yes for answer" and stop stalling a short-term spending bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday....

New coalition will push back on repeal of Obama health law

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:53:09 GMT2016-12-09T16:53:09Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supporters of the 2010 health care law will launch a political coalition Friday to block its repeal. They're targeting Republican lawmakers whose constituents may now be at risk of losing health insurance....

House approves bill on Calif. drought, Flint water

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:36:04 GMT2016-12-08T21:36:04Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House on Thursday passed a wide-ranging bill to authorize water projects across the country, including $170 million to address lead in Flint, Michigan's drinking water and $558 million to provide relief to drought-stricken California....

Key provisions in the defense policy bill passed by Congress

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:57:49 GMT2016-12-08T19:57:49Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Thursday decisively passed the annual defense policy bill, 92-7, a week after the House overwhelmingly approved the measure, 375-34. The votes give Congress solid veto-proof majorities in both chambers as the bill heads to President Barack Obama for his signature....