GOP-led panel OKs bill to overhaul Dodd-Frank

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel approved legislation Thursday that would gut much of the Dodd-Frank law enacted after the 2008 economic meltdown. The bill cleared the Republican-led House Financial Services Committee on a party-line vote of 34-26.

  • Written by KEVIN FREKING and MARCY GORDON , Associated Press

Nuke waste debate: Turn it into glass or encase in cement?

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Congress should consider authorizing the U.S. Department of Energy to study encasing much of the nuclear waste at the nation's largest waste repository in a cement-like mixture instead of turning it into glass logs, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

  • Written by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Budget not a down-payment on new border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says its budget compromise with Congress includes hundreds of millions of dollars in border wall funding. Those funds might be for the border, but they're not to build the new "big beautiful wall" that President Donald Trump has promised.

 

  • Written by ALICIA A. CALDWELL , Associated Press

House OKs GOP health bill, a step toward Obamacare repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relieved Republicans muscled their health care bill through the House Thursday, taking their biggest step toward dismantling the Obama health care overhaul since Donald Trump took office. They won passage only after overcoming their own divisions that nearly sank the measure six weeks ago.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM and ERICA WERNER , Associated Press