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Will Congress Revamp Reconciliation to Quickly Pass Biden COVID Relief Plan?
Congress
Will Congress Revamp Reconciliation to Quickly Pass Biden COVID Relief Plan?
2021-01-26 21:22:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It's the buzzword of everyone wanting to bypass GOP resistance and pass President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, and it could upend decades of precedent when it comes to the federal budget process. The word is... Read More

Blinken, Now Secretary of State, Faces Challenges at Home and Abroad
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Blinken, Now Secretary of State, Faces Challenges at Home and Abroad
2021-01-26 21:15:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Antony Blinken, confirmed as America's top diplomat by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, now faces a myriad of problems both within the agency he will now lead and abroad. Confirmed by a 78-22 vote Tuesday afternoon, Blinken is... Read More

Online Misinformation Obstacle to Effective COVID-19 Response, Eshoo Says
Technology
Online Misinformation Obstacle to Effective COVID-19 Response, Eshoo Says
2021-01-26 20:32:15
by Victoria Turner

Public health agencies need to implement a more strategic, unified approach in communicating public health information online on the novel coronavirus and social platforms should “amplify” it, said Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., kicking off the 17th Annual State of the... Read More

White House Begins Talks with Lawmakers on COVID-19 Relief
Economy
White House Begins Talks with Lawmakers on COVID-19 Relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top aides to President Joe Biden have begun talks with a group of moderate Senate Republicans and Democrats on a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package as Biden faces increasing headwinds in his effort to win bipartisan backing... Read More

Spanberger, Katko Urge House to Crack Down on Foreign-Backed Disinformation in Elections
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Spanberger, Katko Urge House to Crack Down on Foreign-Backed Disinformation in Elections
2021-01-22 21:09:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Reps. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., and John Katko, R-N.Y., are urging their House colleagues to support bipartisan legislation aimed at protecting the U.S. from foreign-based disinformation campaigns. According to the lawmakers, foreign governments took advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic... Read More

Trump Impeachment to go to Senate Monday, Triggering Trial
In The News
Trump Impeachment to go to Senate Monday, Triggering Trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she will send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, triggering the start of the former president's trial on a charge of “incitement of insurrection”... Read More

Hart Vows to Fight On After Iowa Republican Presses House to Toss Challenge
Elections
Hart Vows to Fight On After Iowa Republican Presses House to Toss Challenge
2021-01-22 16:50:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rita Hart is vowing to continue her fight to have every vote counted in the nail-biter of a race in Iowa's 2nd District in which she trails by just six votes. On Thursday, Hart's opponent, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks,... Read More

Capitol Police Push Back on Reports National Guard 'Banished' to Parking Garage
Law Enforcement
Capitol Police Push Back on Reports National Guard 'Banished' to Parking Garage
2021-01-22 16:40:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Capitol Police on Friday pushed back at multiple media reports that the agency had banished National Guard troops to nearby parking garages following the Biden inauguration. According to Politico, thousands of National Guardsmen were allowed back... Read More

Democrats Ask Ethics Panel to Investigate Sens. Cruz, Hawley
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Democrats Ask Ethics Panel to Investigate Sens. Cruz, Hawley

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven Democratic senators on Thursday asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley “to fully understand their role” in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol by supporters... Read More

'Just Move On': Republicans Grapple with Post-Trump Future
Congress
'Just Move On': Republicans Grapple with Post-Trump Future

For the first time in more than a decade, Republicans are waking up to a Washington where Democrats control the White House and Congress, adjusting to an era of diminished power, deep uncertainty and internal feuding. The shift to minority... Read More

Biden's Test: Engineering Economic Boom in a Partisan Divide
Political News
Biden's Test: Engineering Economic Boom in a Partisan Divide

BALTIMORE (AP) — When Joe Biden entered the White House as vice president, the economy was cratering. Job losses were mounting. Stocks were crashing. Millions of Americans were in the early stages of losing their homes to foreclosure as the... Read More

Retired Army General to Lead Review of Security at the U.S. Capitol Complex
Congress
Retired Army General to Lead Review of Security at the U.S. Capitol Complex
2021-01-15 20:03:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Russel Honoré, a retired lieutenant general best known for commanding the military relief effort in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, will lead an in-depth review of security at the U.S. Capitol Complex, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday.... Read More

Smithsonian Collecting Items from U.S. Capitol Riot
Museums
Smithsonian Collecting Items from U.S. Capitol Riot
2021-01-15 15:29:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History has begun collecting items left behind by the protestors who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The riot, stoked by President Donald Trump, left five people dead. It was... Read More

Biden Unveils $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Plan
Political News
Biden Unveils $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Plan
2021-01-15 15:04:12
by Dan McCue

WILMINGTON, Del. - President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday night unveiled a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan intended to aid struggling Americans and businesses, bolster state and local governments, and dramatically ramp up the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine with a... Read More

We The Pizza, Others Providing Comfort Food to National Guard Protecting Capitol
In The News
We The Pizza, Others Providing Comfort Food to National Guard Protecting Capitol
2021-01-14 18:55:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The boxes were recognizable to anyone who has spent a little time on Capitol Hill. Even from a distance, the white circle and black star emblazoned on the box inspired mouth-watering visions of sauce and melted cheese to... Read More

Capitol Investigators Try to Sort Real Tips from Noise
Law Enforcement
Capitol Investigators Try to Sort Real Tips from Noise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential threats and leads are pouring in to law enforcement agencies nationwide after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The challenge is now figuring out what's real and what's just noise. Investigators are combing through a mountain... Read More

House Impeaches Trump In Bipartisan Rebuke for Inciting Capitol Hill Attack
Impeachment
House Impeaches Trump In Bipartisan Rebuke for Inciting Capitol Hill Attack
2021-01-13 22:11:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon impeached President Donald Trump for his role in last week's deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol. With the vote, Trump, who was last impeached by the House 13 months ago, becomes... Read More

New Metal Detectors at House Chamber Entrances Rankle Gun-toting Member
In The News
New Metal Detectors at House Chamber Entrances Rankle Gun-toting Member
2021-01-13 22:02:42
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A new policy requiring members of Congress to pass through metal detectors to search for weapons created a controversy Tuesday evening only hours after the House sergeant at arms announced it. The policy is a reaction to rioting... Read More

EXPLAINER: How Trump's 2nd Impeachment Will Unfold
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EXPLAINER: How Trump's 2nd Impeachment Will Unfold

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is expected to impeach President Donald Trump for his encouragement of supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol, a vote that would make him the first American president to be impeached twice. While the previous three... Read More

Fury at the Shaken Capitol Over the Attack, Security, Virus
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Fury at the Shaken Capitol Over the Attack, Security, Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — This time the fury enveloping the U.S. Capitol comes not from an insurgent mob but from within. The anger on display is searing — Democrat against Republican; Republican against Republican; legislators of both parties against the catastrophic... Read More

Katko, Cheney First House Republicans to Back Trump Impeachment
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Katko, Cheney First House Republicans to Back Trump Impeachment
2021-01-13 00:03:59
by Dan McCue

Rep. John Katko, of New York, and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, of Wyoming on Tuesday evening became the first House Republicans to announce they will vote to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting a riot last week at the... Read More

Dingell, Brown Propose $1,000 Fine for Maskless Members of Congress
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Dingell, Brown Propose $1,000 Fine for Maskless Members of Congress
2021-01-12 20:19:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Reps. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., and Anthony Brown, D-Md., are tired of colleagues who refuse to wear a face mask to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Now, they are urging the House to impose a $1,000 a day... Read More

Majority of House Republicans Backed Objections to Electoral College Results
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Majority of House Republicans Backed Objections to Electoral College Results
2021-01-12 19:32:32
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Over half of the Republican House caucus last week voted to object to certifying the results of either Arizona, Pennsylvania, or both state’s electoral college results. Although both chambers of Congress would go on to certify the Electoral... Read More

Law Enforcement: We'll Be Ready for Joe Biden's Inauguration
In The News
Law Enforcement: We'll Be Ready for Joe Biden's Inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — This time, they'll be ready. The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will be held on the same risers in the same spot at the U.S. Capitol where a violent, pro-Trump mob descended last week. But the two events aren't... Read More

House Returns After Capitol Siege to Try to Push Trump Out
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House Returns After Capitol Siege to Try to Push Trump Out

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment ahead, the House on Tuesday will first try to convince the vice president and Cabinet to act even more quickly to remove President Donald Trump from office, warning he is a threat to democracy in the... Read More

Rules Committee Welcomes Members for the 117th Congress
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Rules Committee Welcomes Members for the 117th Congress
2021-01-12 15:20:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Eight Members have been appointed to the House Rules Committee for the 117th Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced. The Committee on Rules is among the oldest standing committees in the House, having been first formally constituted on... Read More

ACS Details Post-Insurrection Consequences and What They Mean
Think Tanks
ACS Details Post-Insurrection Consequences and What They Mean
2021-01-11 17:46:53
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Days after rioters breached the U.S. Capitol building, interrupted the Constitutionally-required Electoral College vote tallying process, and forced the evacuation of Congress on January 6, 2021, there is a growing call for consequences for all of those involved,... Read More

Impeachment Resolution Accuses Trump of Inciting Mob That Attacked Capitol
In The News
Impeachment Resolution Accuses Trump of Inciting Mob That Attacked Capitol
2021-01-11 17:37:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Democrats introduced a single article of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Monday, charging him with inciting thousands of his supporters to carry out a violent attack on the Capitol as lawmakers were certifying Joe Biden’s Electoral... Read More

Lawmakers Who Voted Against Biden are Denounced Back Home
State News
Lawmakers Who Voted Against Biden are Denounced Back Home

Republican members of Congress who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory, even after a mob broke into the Capitol, are being denounced by critics in their home districts who demand that they resign or be ousted. Protesters, newspaper editorial... Read More

Oaths Questioned as Trump's Backers Fight Against Loss
Congress
Oaths Questioned as Trump's Backers Fight Against Loss

Before they take office, elected officials swear to uphold the U.S. Constitution. But what happens when they are accused of doing the opposite? As some Republicans in Congress continued to back President Donald Trump's doomed effort to overturn the election,... Read More

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