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Black caucus sees State of the Union as an important chance to push for police reform

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus invited families that have lost loved ones at the hands of police to be their guests at the State of the Union.

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Democrats vote overwhelmingly to change the party's primary calendar

Sunday, February 05, 2023

Iowa is out and Michigan is in. Democrats vote overwhelmingly to change the party's primary calendar but even with widespread support, challenges remain.

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Democrats vote to upend presidential primary calendar for 2024 but challenges persist

Saturday, February 04, 2023

The vote cements a shift in the presidential primary calendar that many Democrats have long called for and elevates states with greater diversity and voter access.

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George Santos steps down from committees

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

New York Republican Rep. George Santos is stepping down from his committee assignments. The move comes as outcry continues over his fabricated biography.

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Rep. George Santos voluntarily steps down from House committee assignments

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Multiple GOP lawmakers tell NPR that embattled New York Republican Rep. George Santos has voluntarily recused himself from serving on committees temporarily.

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Tyre Nichols' killing revives calls for Congress to address police reform

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

National outrage over the killing of Tyre Nichols has prompted renewed calls on Capitol Hill for police reform. But in a divided Congress, bipartisan reform legislation is unlikely.

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Democrats are crying foul as House Republicans sort key committee assignments

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Speaker Kevin McCarthy blocked two Democrats from serving on a key House panel, arguing it is in the interest of national security. Dems say the move is nothing more than political retribution.

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McConnell says McCarthy should take the lead on negotiating the debt ceiling standoff

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has placed the onus on House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to negotiate a debt ceiling solution with the White House.

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The GOP-controlled House will first take up legislation indicating its priorities

Friday, January 13, 2023

With the House finally seated after a week of drama, the legislative agenda is set to fulfill several GOP campaign promises to oppose abortion, investigate Democrats and target IRS funding.

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Democrats are trying to revamp their presidential primary calendar

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

NPR's Politics Podcast team discusses the Democratic Party's plan to reshuffle its presidential primary calendar. Enacting the plan is easier said than done.

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House rules changes breeze through the chamber following a bitter speaker fight

Monday, January 09, 2023

The House voted Monday on a new rules package that contains key concessions to the most conservative wing of the party.

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Kevin McCarthy is elected House speaker after 15 votes and days of negotiations

Friday, January 06, 2023

Friday night was full of drama and twists and turns, as California Republican Kevin McCarthy eked out a win in the 15th round of voting for the speaker of the House.

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Senate passes major spending deal that now heads to House

Thursday, December 22, 2022

The nearly $1.7 trillion government funding package boosts defense and domestic spending and includes more than $44 billion in emergency aid to Ukraine.

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The Jan. 6 committee is about to have its last hearing. Here's what to expect

Monday, December 19, 2022

The panel will take up criminal referrals against former President Donald Trump on at least three charges, including insurrection.

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The Jan. 6 committee will take up criminal referrals against Donald Trump

Saturday, December 17, 2022

The referrals will be voted on during a meeting as part of a longer list of recommendations for criminal referrals. Referrals do not carry any legal weight or compel the Justice Department to act.

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Jan. 6 committee is likely to make criminal referrals related to Capitol attack

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Chair Bennie Thompson said members haven't decided how many referrals to issue. "We have not made a decision as to who," he said, "but we have made decisions that criminal referrals will happen."

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A Biden-backed shakeup of Democrats' presidential calendar is OK'd by a party panel

Thursday, December 01, 2022

South Carolina will be the first primary in the nation in 2024, followed by New Hampshire and Nevada, then Georgia and Michigan.

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Nevada wants to hold its primaries first in 2024

Thursday, December 01, 2022

Presidential hopefuls have long faced their first tests with voters in Iowa and New Hampshire. But Democrats are shaking up the calendar with states like Nevada angling to go first.

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Senate to vote on bill that would protect same-sex and interracial marriages

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on a measure that would protect same-sex and interracial marriages. Democrats' push to pass the bill comes while they still control both chambers of Congress.

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Ahead of next year's divided Congress, Democrats have much work to do

Monday, November 28, 2022

Republicans will take control of the House in January but the Senate will remain under Democratic control. Until then, Democrats have a lot to do in the lame duck session.

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