June 10, 2014
by William Hibbitts
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill on Monday allowing undocumented students living in Florida to receive in-state college tuition rates. HB 851 will go into effect on July 1. Florida's House of Representatives approved the bill by a vote of 84-32 in May. Upon signing, Scott issued a ...[read more]
May 23, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US House of Representatives voted 303-121 Thursday to approve a bill that would curb the powers of the National Security Agency (NSA) to collect phone records. The USA Freedom Act would end the bulk collection of phone records and instead require the NSA to query phone companies about ...[read more]
May 16, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The Missouri House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday to extend the abortion waiting period from 24 to 72 hours. The House voted 111-39 in favor of the bill after the Missouri Senate approved the measure by a vote of 22-9 on Monday. The bill is now forwarded to Governor Jay Nixon for ...[read more]
April 16, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that the district court properly dismissed a lawsuit brought by members of the US House of Representatives and the organization Common Cause challenging the "filibuster" rules of the US Senate. The plaintiffs in the ...[read more]
April 14, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The Alaska State House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill that would restrict state Medicaid payments for abortions. The bill sets forth specific medical circumstances under which physicians may deem an abortion "medically necessary," thereby justifying Medicaid reimbursement. The bill ...[read more]
April 9, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
US Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday expressed concern before the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee with respect to the proliferation of virtual currencies, which, he asserts, have created new avenues for money laundering, drug trafficking and other illegal activity. Holder ...[read more]
April 6, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Maryland state House of Representatives passed a bill on Saturday that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The House voted 78 to 55 to impose civil fines, rather than criminal sanctions, on those caught with less than 10 grams of marijuana. Those in favor of the ...[read more]
March 28, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Both the US Senate and the House of Representatives on Thursday approved nearly identical bills that would send a $1 billion aid package to Ukraine and place new sanctions on Russia. The bill passed by a vote of 98-2 in the Senate and 399-19 in the House. Despite the overwhelming support of the ...[read more]
March 22, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The Georgia House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday night that would expand carry rights to allow firearms in places such as bars and schools. The bill was passed just before the end of the legislative session in a 112-58 vote. It would allow permit-holders to bring firearms into ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The West Virginia House of Representatives on Saturday approved a bill to prohibit abortions later than 20 weeks after conception. The House passed the bill by a vote of 85-15 with two delegates not participating. The bill passed the West Virginia Senate a few days earlier, and the legislation now ...[read more]

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