Stories tagged: "US Congress"


Starbucks employees and supporters in Buffalo, N.Y. react after voting to unionize last year. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)
Bill Would Strengthen Unions in NC, an Anti-Union State

The PRO-Act passed the US House in March, and every NC Republican member of Congress voted against it

President Joe Biden shakes hands with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., after delivering his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington as Vice President Kamala Harris applauds. (Shawn Thew/Pool via AP)
The Battles At Home and Abroad: 5 Takeaways from Biden’s First State of the Union

The nation faces the most tumultuous times since World War II. Here’s what the president had to say about meeting the challenge.

Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., is facing a challenge to this 2022 candidacy because of his embrace of Jan. 6 insurrectionists. (Image via House Television/AP)
NC’s Madison Cawthorn Skipped Vote but ‘Happy’ COVID Relief Funds Going to His WNC District

The office of US Rep. Madison Cawthorn praised federal funding for local health clinics but forgot to mention he and other Republicans didn’t vote for it.

People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
America’s Children Live in Fear of Mass Shooters. Will Congress Finally Address Guns?

School children across America have felt the fear that gripped Congress last week. That’s why this NC mom is calling for stronger gun laws.

President Donald Trump gestures to members of the press as he walks to the Oval Office of the White House after visiting the Supreme Court to pay respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
After Trump’s Attacks on Election, Both Parties Vow Orderly Transition

Republicans and Democrats alike pushed back against fears that President Trump would not cede power if he loses the election.

Madison Cawthorn, a western NC candidate for Congress. (Image via Cawthorn's campaign)
NC Congressional Candidate Called Hitler’s House a ‘Bucket List’ Trip

How Madison Cawthorn's trip to a Hitler hideout, and his biographical inconsistencies, landed controversy for the western NC candidate.

Gov. Roy Cooper urged local governments in some communities to consider new coronavirus restrictions as the virus spreads. (Image via NC DPS)
Facing Billion-Dollar Budget Shortfall, Gov. Cooper to US Congress: ‘Do More, as Quickly as Possible’

With federal lawmakers at odds over coronavirus relief in HEROES Act, NC Gov. Cooper says Congress must act quickly to help states and local governments.