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February 27, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST answers your questions about U.S. politics.

February 27, 2009

Q: Did Obama require that all infrastructure jobs in the stimulus bill go to union workers?

A: Obama didn't set a requirement. He issued an executive order that "encourage[s] executive agencies to consider requiring" union labor for "large-scale" government contracts.

Q: Is Congress going to require a federal license to own a handgun?

A: A Chicago congressman's bill, H.R. 45, would require that, but it has little support. The same bill died quietly in a House subcommittee last year.

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