House votes to ban sales from Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China

(WASHINGTON) -- The House on Thursday passed a bill to ban sales from the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China.The legislation passed with bipartisan support in a 331-97 vote, with 113 Democrats joining Republicans in backing the measure.Entitled the “Protecting America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve... Read More.

Illinois becomes latest US state to ban assault weapons

(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- Illinois on Tuesday became the latest U.S. state to ban the sale or possession of semiautomatic weapons.Just hours after the legislation's passage in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the "Protect Illinois Communities Act" into law... Read More.

South Carolina’s Supreme Court strikes down 6-week abortion ban

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- South Carolina's Supreme Court struck down the state's six-week abortion ban Thursday, claiming it violates the state's constitution.The 2021 so-called "heartbeat act" bans abortions after fetal cardiac activity is detected, which is typically around six weeks, before most women know they... Read More.

Anti-trans sports ban fails in Ohio legislature

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- For Ember Zelch, an 18-year-old softball player and senior in high school, the anti-trans sports bill that failed to get enough support in the Ohio legislature hits too close to home.The bill would have banned transgender athletes like Ember from sports... Read More.