Government regulations

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., second from right, speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, following a meeting with President Donald Trump on health care reform. From left are, Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, Reps. Billy Long, R-Mo., and Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 03, 2017 - 12:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A pair of moderate Republicans who'd been holdouts against the GOP health care bill said Wednesday they were now backing the high-profile legislation after winning President Donald Trump's support for their proposal aimed at reviving the languishing measure. Reps. Fred Upton, R-...
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In this May 2, 2017, photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., accompanied by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. A government-wide spending bill that President Donald Trump seemed to criticize Tuesday morning but now calls “a clear win for the American people” is headed for a House vote on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
May 03, 2017 - 11:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional action on the GOP health care bill and the $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill (all times local): 11:22 a.m. Two pivotal Republican lawmakers who had opposed GOP health care legislation are now prepared to support it after meeting with President...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2016, file photo, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Top House Republicans are scrambling to find enough support to prevent another collapse of their push to repeal much of President Barack Obama’s health care law. Upton, a respected moderate considered one of his party’s health care experts, came out against the GOP health care bill Tuesday, dealing it a body blow. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
May 03, 2017 - 10:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump planned to meet Wednesday with lawmakers who authored a plan aimed at preventing another collapse of the Republican health care bill. House Speaker Paul Ryan praised the proposal and said the GOP was getting "extremely close" to finally being able to pass...
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House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during the committee's hearing on overhauling the nation's financial rules. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 03, 2017 - 10:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Wednesday blocked Democratic efforts to preserve the independence of a consumer watchdog created after the 2008 economic meltdown as the GOP pressed ahead with an overhaul of the nation's financial regulatory law. On the second day of a contentious, marathon...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo Volkswagen cars are lifted inside a delivery tower of the company in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen will report first-quarter and hold analyst and investor conference call on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
May 03, 2017 - 5:14 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen saw its first quarter profit jump 44 percent as it focused on selling more profitable models and worked past its scandal over diesel cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests. Costs and fines from the scandal that emerged in Sept. 2015 have dinged...
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House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during the committee's hearing on overhauling the nation's financial rules. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 03, 2017 - 4:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers will attempt to protect the independence of a consumer watchdog unit as Republicans move forward with an overhaul of the nation's financial regulatory laws. House Republicans are working to undo much of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law that put the stiffest...
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House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during the committee's hearing on overhauling the nation's financial rules. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 03, 2017 - 4:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers will attempt to protect the independence of a consumer watchdog unit as Republicans move forward with an overhaul of the nation's financial regulatory laws. House Republicans are working to undo much of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law that put the stiffest...
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May 03, 2017 - 3:59 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen saw its first-quarter profit jump 44 percent as the company continued to work past its scandal over diesel cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests. Costs and fines from the scandal that emerged in Sept. 2015 has dinged VW's large cash pile since...
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Ted Poszywak, left, chief of the Frederick-Firestone fire department, and public information officer Summer Campos, right, take questions from members of the media during a news conference, while standing next to a picture of the location where an unrefined gas leak explosion killed two people inside their home in Firestone, Colo., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Poszywak said that an investigation has revealed that the April 17, 2017 explosion was caused by unrefined natural gas that was leaking from a small abandoned pipeline from a nearby well owned by Anadarko Petroleum. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
May 03, 2017 - 3:00 am
FIRESTONE, Colo. (AP) — A red-orange fireball that killed two people and destroyed a Colorado home prompted the governor to order sweeping inspections of natural gas lines and is certain to worsen tensions in state already divided over how to regulate the industry. Fire investigators said Tuesday...
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May 02, 2017 - 11:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Republican moderate who had announced his opposition to the party's health care bill said Tuesday he's crafting an amendment with the backing of GOP leaders that could gain crucial support for the languishing measure. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., said the proposal...
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