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Have there been any meaningful federal laws passed in the USA recently?

Sure. Of course it depends on what you mean by "significant". I guess you mean bills that create new laws, that regular people could break, not appropriation acts that spend money. So ...
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How often do US Presidents sign laws while abroad?

It seems to only happen fairly infrequently in urgent cases; if the bill isn’t urgent, the President either waits out the 10-day veto period, or just revokes the White House legislative clerks’ ...
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On what basis could the US federal government codify Roe v. Wade?

Your question is primarily a legal question as I read it. But I can see a political side to it. The short answer is that in the US political system one can regulate or legislate to grant, extend, ...
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On what basis could the US federal government codify Roe v. Wade?

The only way for the federal government to actually codify the results of the Roe v. Wade decision would be a Constitutional Amendment. Given that 2 in 3 Americans don't agree that abortion should be ...
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On what basis could the US federal government codify Roe v. Wade?

(copied from my answer on the Law.SE version of this Q&A) Purse Strings The standard way to get near uniform state laws (or lack thereof) on an issue is to dangle bags of money in front of the ...
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On what basis could the US federal government codify Roe v. Wade?

On what basis could the US federal government encode Roe v. Wade? Both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey were decided based on the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, which reads ...
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On what basis could the US federal government codify Roe v. Wade?

If medical insurance is in any way involved, then that's interstate commerce right there, unless it happens to be a local insurance company (uncommon in the US; most insurers are huge conglomerates), ...
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