The bill will allow the U.S. to sanction Hong Kong and Chinese officials accused of human rights abuses and undermining the autonomy of the territory.
The new piece of legislation will allow law enforcement to prosecute people carrying out acts of cruelty against animals. Anyone who breaks the law will face a hefty fine and a jail sentence of up to 7 years.
Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib filed The Repeal Opportunity Zones Act of 2019 on Friday in an effort to address issues stemming from the Opportunity Zones program.
The new legislation—which would allow the U.S. to sanction Chinese officials who abuse human rights in Hong Kong—has been passed by the House and the Senate and now awaits the president's signature.
After DNA testing revealed that fertility doctors were using their own sperm for in vitro fertilization, three states passed legislation making the practice illegal.
North Carolina legislators have unanimously passed a bill reforming laws on sexual assault, including a decades-old ruling that sex after consent had been withdrawn was not a crime.
The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 bill would allow the U.S. to sanction Chinese and Hong Kong officials believed to be undermining the territory's autonomy.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) introduced the The Universal School Meals Act Tuesday, which would mandate free meals for all U.S. school children, regardless of family income.
As the Catholic church continues to grapple with sexual abuse scandals, one Australian politician wants their buildings labeled as unsafe for children.
An editorial in the state-run China Daily said Beijing would not allow the U.S. to interfere in what it called its "internal affairs."
Signatories of a letter urged Senate members to follow the House's lead and pass "common-sense gun laws."
Some states are considering legislation that would make it easier to seek an immunization exemption. This is a step in the wrong direction.
Even some Republican senators have joined their Democratic counterparts in advocating for more legislative action, expressing frustration that the chamber's purpose has been reduced to confirming Trump's judges and passing emergency funding measures.
"The reality for many people in this country is that seeking medical care means weighing one's health against one's wallet."
"I'm very concerned about the carry and storage of these weapons. And we think that's one of the reasons why we think this legislation is worrisome."
"H.R. 8 would not have stopped many of the circumstances I raised, but a wall, a barrier on the southern border, may have."
"You would think, given how much it takes to get on an American plane or given how much it takes to get into courthouses, that this might be something that we could achieve, but I don't think we could do that from Washington."
Donald Trump said he would "probably end up supporting" new legislation that eases up on marijuana laws, in another blow to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
While lawmakers across the country have introduced gun control legislation since the Parkland shooting, some states are passing laws to protect the Second Amendment.
The bill's champion, Chris Sevier, is known for his legal and legislative antics.
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys experience some form of sexual abuse before they're 18 years old.
AT&T could avoid dealing with state-specific laws regarding net neutrality if Congress passes new legislation.
A new law requires diaper-changing stations in both men's and women's public restrooms, because dads are parents too.
"The train has left the station for marijuana reform...the American public demands it," Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) told Newsweek.
In his first 11 months in office, Trump has tried to dismantle much of Obama's most significant legislative achievements.