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House Passes Bill Banning Inmate Labor from Building Border Wall
BOSTON, MA — The House on Wednesday voted to prevent the use of inmate labor beyond the borders of Massachusetts over the objections of Republicans who argued that existing law addresses the issue and questioned why it was a priority.
Massachusetts prisons and jails have never sent inmates to w…
Hodgson: ‘Shame on Elected Officials’ Ahead of House Vote
Wednesday morning, the Massachusetts House of Representatives will vote on two bills proposed by State Representative Antonio Cabral of New Bedford, aimed at blocking Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson's proposed programs.
That includes the partnership between the Bristol County Sheriff's Office a…
House Approves Bill To Block Syrian Refugees From Entering U.S.
(Associated Press) - The House has rebuked President Barack Obama by ignoring his veto threat and approving a Republican bill erecting fresh barriers for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States.
Thursday's passage came on a 289-137 vote _ exceeding the two-thirds majority tha…
Another Challenge To Obamacare Reaches Supreme Court
Opponents of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul are taking yet another challenge to the law to the Supreme Court, and say they will be back with more if this one fails.
A new appeal being filed Monday by the Pacific Legal Foundation contends that the law violates the provision of the …
Update: House Passes One-Week Funding Bill For DHS
Update:  The U.S. House of Representatives passed a one-week funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security late Friday night.  President Obama signed the measure just before midnight.
(Earlier Story)
:  It's back to the drawing board as a short-term bill funding the Departme…

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