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U.S. House backs select committee to probe Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol

BY: - July 1, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to establish a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection, in which a mob of pro-Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol. In a 222-190 vote that was almost entirely party-line, just two Republicans joined Democrats in passing the resolution, which calls for a probe into “one of […]

Marjorie Taylor Greene comparison of mask-wearing and the Holocaust condemned by House GOP leader

BY: - May 25, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday condemned remarks by Georgia’s Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene comparing the wearing of masks and vaccination logos to the persecution and murder of Jews by Nazis during the Holocaust.  Greene, a Republican, in an interview last week with the Christian Broadcasting Network made the comparison, according […]

Louisiana’s Julia Letlow sworn in as a member of the U.S. House

BY: - April 14, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi swore in Rep. Julia Letlow on Wednesday afternoon — the first Republican woman to represent Louisiana in Congress. Letlow, 40, takes the place of her husband, Luke, to represent the 5th Congressional District of Louisiana after he died of COVID-19 last year days after he won a special […]

Longtime Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings dies at 84

BY: - April 6, 2021

WASHINGTON — Rep. Alcee Hastings, a longtime South Florida Democrat who broke several barriers in a career that spanned decades, died Tuesday.  He was 84 and announced in early 2019 he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer but didn’t plan to step down. He was reelected last November with 79% of the vote in Florida’s […]

Sweeping voting rights package passes U.S. House

BY: - March 3, 2021

The House passed sweeping voting rights, redistricting, campaign finance and ethics reform, late Wednesday night along party lines in a 220 to 210 vote, but the historic package will face an uphill battle in the Senate as no Republicans currently support the bill.  Even though Democrats control Congress and the White House, their slim majority […]

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Congress now knows the fear of American school kids

BY: - January 13, 2021

They all knew it could happen. They hoped it wouldn’t. Then one day it did. “We all got onto the floor and under the desk,” one survivor told The New York Times. They feared for their lives. Some ran. Some took cover. Others heard gunshots and the breaking of doors and glass. Confusion and panic […]

Multiple investigations opened into the death of U.S. Capitol Police officer in pro-Trump riots

BY: - January 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — A Capitol Police officer died late Thursday from injuries he sustained while a violent mob breached the U.S. Capitol as lawmakers were set to vote to certify the presidential election results. The officer, Brian Sicknick, died at 9:30 p.m. at a local hospital, according to U.S. Capitol Police. His death is being investigated […]

U.S. House passes bill to avert government shutdown while relief talks drag on

BY: - December 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday voted to pass a stopgap spending bill, preventing a government shutdown and giving a group of bipartisan lawmakers another week to negotiate a coronavirus relief package.   In an overwhelming 343-67 vote, House members backed the stopgap, which would extend fiscal 2021 funding until Dec. 18 while talks continue on […]

New pandemic relief proposal rolled out by bipartisan group in Congress

BY: - December 1, 2020

WASHINGTON — More than a dozen U.S. House and Senate members are pushing for a bipartisan coronavirus relief package to aid struggling states and local governments and fund programs such as unemployment and rental assistance that are set to expire later this month. In a Monday press conference, lawmakers unveiled a four-month, $908 billion proposal […]

House passes deal on stopgap funding, avoids government shutdown

BY: - September 22, 2020

House and Senate leaders reached a bipartisan agreement Tuesday night to pass a three-month funding stopgap, averting a government shutdown in the midst of a pandemic and a short time before the November elections. In a 359-57 vote, the House passed H.R. 8337, which extends federal government funding until Dec. 11, when lawmakers would have […]

Why D.C. lawmakers are voting remotely during the pandemic

BY: - September 3, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans have a new line of attack against some Democrats — they charge they are failing to show up for work. The criticism refers to 2020’s practice of proxy voting in the House, which enables lawmakers of either party to cast votes even when they are not at the Capitol. The […]

Get in ‘good trouble’: John Lewis’ words ring out in Capitol one more time

BY: - July 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — The immortal words of the late civil rights leader John Lewis rang out from the U.S. Capitol Monday during a private ceremony in celebration of his life. “You must find a way to get in the way,” he said in a recording of a 2014 commencement speech he gave at Emory University. “You must […]