First Jan. 6 hearing to reveal new evidence of Trump conspiracy, panel aides say
By: Jacob Fischler - June 9, 2022
The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol will use its first public hearing to tie the violent attempt to overturn the election directly to former President Donald Trump, committee aides told reporters Wednesday. In addition to live witnesses — a U.S. Capitol Police officer injured by rioters during the […]
What to know about Thursday’s public hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol
By: Jacob Fischler - June 8, 2022
The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol will launch the first in a series of public hearings Thursday night in the hopes of drawing a major prime-time national television audience. The Democratic-led committee, which includes two Republicans who defied their party leadership to join, has been tight-lipped about […]
Remote voting in the U.S. House hits a second anniversary, but it may be its last
By: Jacob Fischler - May 26, 2022
After two years of a temporary provision to allow remote voting in the U.S. House, the top 36 users of the proxy voting system are all Democrats, though Republicans have also taken advantage of it. Proxy voting was meant to keep crowds of House members smaller and thereby limit the spread of COVID-19, back in […]
Congress, White House scramble to ease baby formula shortage
By: Jennifer Shutt and Jacob Fischler - May 19, 2022
WASHINGTON — Both the Biden administration and Congress moved Wednesday to try to relieve a national infant formula shortage, as the White House invoked the Defense Production Act and the U.S. House approved $28 million for the Food and Drug Administration. President Joe Biden said he would use the law to address the formula shortage, […]
Biden condemns racist theory of white supremacy in visit to Buffalo after mass shooting
By: Jacob Fischler - May 17, 2022
President Joe Biden on Tuesday commemorated the victims of last weekend’s mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, and condemned the ideology that drove the killer to “carry out a murderous, racist rampage” at a grocery store in a predominantly Black neighborhood. In a visit to the Upstate New York city, Biden and other New York […]
U.S. House Jan. 6 Committee subpoenas 5 GOP members who declined to testify
By: Jacob Fischler - May 12, 2022
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol subpoenaed five Republican House members Thursday who the panel believes have knowledge of the events leading up to the attack, including communication with then-President Donald Trump. The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol […]
Vote on abortion rights planned in U.S. Senate next week, but likely will fall short
By: Jacob Fischler - May 5, 2022
The effort appears largely symbolic. Democrats are well short of the 60 votes needed to pass the bill and even lack the 50 votes needed to change Senate rules to lower that threshold.
Overturning Roe would hand power over abortion to states. Many would ban it.
By: Jacob Fischler and Ariana Figueroa - May 3, 2022
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a nearly 50-year-old right to abortion would lead to strict restrictions or bans by states across nearly half the country almost immediately. The court is poised to overturn the landmark 1973 case Roe v. Wade, as well as a subsequent ruling on fetal viability, according to an initial […]
U.S. Interior secretary to promote big spending jump for tribal, climate programs
By: Jacob Fischler - April 27, 2022
Secretary Deb Haaland will ask a U.S. House panel to increase funding for the department’s tribal programs and climate resilience efforts.
Federal judge temporarily blocks Biden administration from ending Title 42
By: Jacob Fischler - April 25, 2022
The White House had said it would end next month the emergency order that allowed immigration authorities to expel those seeking asylum.
3 big reasons why the Biden climate agenda is floundering
By: Jacob Fischler - April 22, 2022
President Joe Biden’s climate agenda took a hit this month when the Interior Department said it would open 144,000 acres of federal land up for oil and gas development to comply with a court order to restart fossil fuel development. The announcement marked yet another setback for a presidential climate plan that was once seen […]
CDC concludes a mask mandate is still needed for travelers, clearing way for court battle
By: Jacob Fischler - April 20, 2022
The CDC said in a statement that the mandate keeps transportation safer for immunocompromised people and the greater public.