Law and Policy


FILE - President Joe Biden signs into law S. 2938, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act gun safety bill, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, June 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Here’s How the Biden Administration Has Tackled The Mental Health Crisis

The Biden administration has invested billions into improving mental health care in the United States.

FILE - Abortion-rights protesters regroup and protest following Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022.  Voters in a handful of states will weigh in on abortion in this year’s election in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and left abortion rights to the states.  (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Post-Roe Abortion Bans Have Led to Devastating Outcomes for Women, Study Finds

Women have suffered through ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages, fetal anomalies, and other complications, but have found it difficult to get the care they need due to restrictive abortion bans.

FILE - Wind turbines work at sunset on a wind farm near Del Rio, Texas, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a nearly $11 billion investment on Tuesday, May 16, to help bring affordable clean energy to rural communities throughout the country. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Republicans’ Potential Repeal of Clean Energy Law Threatens Jobs, Communities, and Climate

House Republicans’ latest attack on the Inflation Reduction Act comes in the form of the Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023, which would repeal or shorten clean energy and manufacturing incentives.

FILE - Insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Nathan Donald Pelham, 40, a Texas man who agreed to surrender on charges from taking part in the U.S. Capitol riot, but later that day fired a gun toward sheriff's deputies who went to his house in response to a welfare call, was arrested Tuesday, April 18, federal prosecutors said Thursday, April 20, 2023.  Pelham, 40, allegedly fired the shots from his rural home on April 12, the same day he was told he was charged with four misdemeanors for allegedly participating in the Jan. 6 attack. In addition, he was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, prosecutors said.
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Here’s Where the Jan. 6 Criminal Proceedings Stand

As of March, about half of the more than 1,000 people charged have pleaded guilty and 445 defendants have been sentenced, according to the Justice department.

FILE - Three members of the Women's March group protest in support of access to abortion medication outside the Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 in Amarillo, Texas. Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Texas judge who sparked a legal firestorm with an unprecedented ruling halting approval of the nation's most common method of abortion, Friday, April 7, 2023, is a former attorney for a religious liberty legal group with a long history pushing conservative causes. (AP Photo/David Erickson)
What the Latest Abortion Pill Ruling Means for You

The 5th Circuit’s ruling maintains mifepristone’s availability for now, but severely limits access in ways that could harm patients seeking abortion care.

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Judge’s Abortion Pill Ruling Could Have Widespread Consequences On Health Care Access

Access to the abortion medication mifepristone has been called into question following the issuance of competing rulings in Texas and Washington.

A new bill with bipartisan support in the NC General Assembly aims to make it easier for victims of domestic violence to testify against their abusers. (Shutterstock)
A New NC Bill Makes It Easier for Domestic Abuse Victims to Testify Against Their Abusers 

State lawmakers from both parties are supporting "Kayla's Act," filed following a Robeson County woman’s murder last year. Here’s what you need to know.