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White House: Ohio’s infrastructure has ‘systemic lack of investment’

A fact-sheet promoting the Biden administration's new jobs plan gave Ohio a less than average score on its infrastructure. The profile of Ohio said the...

House Ethics launches inquiry into Gaetz following sexual misconduct allegations

WASHINGTON — A U.S. House panel has opened an ethics investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz, the Florida Republican who is already facing a Department of...

Biden administration to suggest model ‘red flag’ gun laws for states

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice will distribute model “red flag” legislation to states so they can enact laws that would allow courts to...

GOP lawmaker wants to outlaw ‘vaccine passports’ in Ohio

A Republican lawmaker wants to prohibit "vaccine passports" in the state of Ohio, saying that doing so will ensure residents will maintain their freedom...

U.S. House panel divides on party lines over how to better conserve public lands

In a preview of the arguments likely to be repeated as the Biden administration and Congress work toward conservation goals, Democrats on a U.S....

Biden taps former U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida to lead nation’s space program

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Friday that he’s picked former U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida to head up NASA. The White House in...

U.S. Senate panel advances nomination of transgender doctor from Pennsylvania for HHS post

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s former top health official, Dr. Rachel Levine, moved one step closer on Wednesday to becoming the highest-ranking openly transgender official in the...

U.S. Senate confirms North Carolina’s Regan as EPA chief

By Lisa Sorg, States Newsroom The U.S. Senate confirmed Michael Regan as the new EPA administrator Wednesday evening by a vote of 66-34. Regan, the outgoing...

U.S. Senate confirms Merrick Garland as attorney general

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Wednesday confirmed Merrick Garland to serve as U.S. attorney general in a 70-30 vote. Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee...

Senate panel advances Deb Haaland’s historic nomination to lead Interior Department

WASHINGTON — Deb Haaland has moved a step closer to becoming the first Native American to serve as a federal Cabinet secretary, with a Senate committee...
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