U.S. House approves $15 minimum wage but Senate prospects are dim

Business Jul 19, 2019

U.S. House approves $15 minimum wage but Senate prospects are dim

House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, but the bill has almost no chance in the Republican-controlled Senate. Passage was assured after centrists won concessions for a slower phase-in, over ...

House blocks maverick Democrat's Trump impeachment effort

World / Politics Jul 18, 2019

House blocks maverick Democrat's Trump impeachment effort

The House easily killed a maverick Democrat's effort Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for his recent racial insults against lawmakers of color, in a vote that provided an early snapshot of just how divided Democrats are over trying to oust him in the ...

U.S. House proposal would force disclosures of terror watchlist

World / Politics Jul 18, 2019

U.S. House proposal would force disclosures of terror watchlist

The House has adopted a proposal from Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar that would force President Donald Trump's administration to disclose details about how it shares the FBI's watchlist of more than 1 million individuals classified as "known or suspected terrorists" with foreign countries. Omar's ...