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Stec criticizes gun law after cancellation of reenactment

FORT EDWARD — Sen. Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, spoke alongside battle reenactors at the Rogers Island Visitors Center in Fort Edward on Wednesday, after this weekend’s reenactment was canceled in reaction to a new gun control law in the state. Stec said the process is an example of Gov. Kathy ...

House passes election law overhaul in response to Jan. 6

WASHINGTON — The House has passed legislation to overhaul the rules for certifying the results of a presidential election as lawmakers accelerate their response to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and Donald Trump’s failed attempt to remain in power. The bill, which is similar to bipartisan ...

House Dems reach deal on policing bills ahead of midterms

WASHINGTON — Progressive and centrist Democrats in the House have clinched agreement on a long-sought policing and public safety package that will be brought to the House floor just weeks before the midterm elections. House Democrats announced the deal Wednesday, ending months of ...

Senate ratifies international climate deal on refrigerants

WASHINGTON — In a major action to address climate change, the Senate on Wednesday ratified an international agreement that compels the United States and other countries to limit use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigeration and air conditioning that ...

Congress eyes strongest response yet to Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are voting this week on changes to a 19th century law for certifying presidential elections, their strongest legislative response yet to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 election defeat. The vote ...

Rep. Elise Stefanik supports 15-week abortion ban

WASHINGTON — House and Senate Republicans have introduced a bill that, if passed, would ban most abortions after 15 weeks nationwide, and the bill has support from Congresswoman Elise M. Stefanik. Called the “Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act,” the ...