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Senate Advances Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

After weeks of talks that often appeared on the verge of collapse, a group of 20 Senate Republicans and Democrats reached agreement on a bill funding roads, bridges, transit projects and broadband.


4 Takeaways From The Emotional 1st Select Committee Hearing On The Capitol Attack

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The first House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 insurrection featured raw and emotional testimony from four law enforcement officers. Here's what you need to know.


Biden Makes A Push For Democrats To Unite Around $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

President Biden went to Capitol Hill to press progressives and moderates to stay together on a massive spending bill that expands government and will need to pass without GOP support.


10 Senators Say They Agree On Infrastructure 'Framework' — But There Are Few Details

Thursday, June 10, 2021

The bipartisan proposal would cost $1.2 trillion and include no tax hikes. But the senators themselves didn't release any details and party leaders have been mostly silent on the development.


Top House Republican Opposes Bipartisan Commission To Investigate Capitol Riot

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who directed the ranking Republican on the Homeland Security Committee to negotiate the structure of the commission, now says he will vote against the deal.


Georgia And Arizona Senators Show Progressive-Centrist Split In Democratic Party

Monday, May 17, 2021

They represent two closely contested Sun Belt states. But Georgia's Democratic senators are taking more progressive positions, while Arizona's are opting for a more centrist approach.


Big Government Is Back, And 3 Other Takeaways From Biden's Address To Congress

Thursday, April 29, 2021

President Biden made the pitch for a larger federal role, framed new programs aiding children as essential for the middle class and marked history in the House chamber with two top women.


At Biden's 100-Day Mark, Republicans Attempt To Paint His Policies As Far Left

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

GOP lawmakers say Biden campaigned as a moderate who vowed to reach across the aisle. But during his first 100 days in office they say he prioritized a progressive agenda over a bipartisan one.


House Ethics Committee Investigating GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz Of Florida

Friday, April 09, 2021

The investigation follows a series of allegations against the Florida congressman, including illegal drug use and sexual misconduct.


Recent Attacks On The Capitol Have Reignited Debate Over Its Security

Thursday, April 08, 2021

After two recent attacks on the U.S. Capitol — Jan. 6 and the breach last week when a man rammed a barrier, killing an officer — a debate over fencing and stepped up security is front and center.


Biden To Announce Actions On Firearms, Tap Gun Safety Advocate To Lead ATF

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

The moves come after recent high-profile mass shootings put added pressure on the president to act on gun violence.


House Approves Major Election Reform And Voting Rights Bill

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

The For the People Act would dramatically overhaul the U.S. voting system and seek to limit the amount of dark money in politics. It is not expected to advance in the Senate.


COVID-19 Relief Package Heads To Senate As Debate Over Minimum Wage Continues

Monday, March 01, 2021

The Senate will debate a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill and aim to pass it using a process that avoids a Republican filibuster. A battle over efforts to raise the minimum wage still splits Democrats.


Thousands In Texas Still Don't Have Power As Lawmakers Investigate ERCOT

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

As more Texans get their water restored, fallout from the mass blackout continues. There have been resignations from the body that oversees the grid, and lawmakers open their investigation tomorrow.


Danger To Lawmakers, Republican Reaction: Takeaways From Impeachment Trial Day 2

Thursday, February 11, 2021

House managers used the first of their two days for arguments to present new footage from security cameras showing how close rioters got to Vice President Mike Pence, lawmakers and staff on Jan. 6.


Graphic Video, Rambling Defense: Takeaways From Senate Impeachment Day 1

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

House impeachment manager Jamie Raskin opened the trial with video of the scenes of pro-Trump rioters breaching the Capitol on Jan. 6. Many senators panned the former president's defense team.


Trump's 2nd Impeachment Trial Starts With Debate On Constitutionality

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Donald Trump became the first president impeached twice after the House voted to approve an article on inciting an insurrection. It's unlikely enough Republicans will join Democrats to convict him.


Here's What You Need To Know About The Senate Impeachment Trial

Monday, February 08, 2021

The Senate trial begins Tuesday on one article the House approved, charging former President Donald Trump with incitement of insurrection for the Capitol riot. Most senators want a short trial.


Biden Forges Ahead On Relief Bill Without GOP, But Signals Checks Could Be Targeted

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

The president told House Democrats he won't back down from providing $1,400 direct payments in the COVID-19 aid package, but suggested checks could be more targeted, an idea Republicans have pushed.


READ: House Impeachment Managers' Brief Outlines Arguments For Senate Trial Of Trump

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

The House Democrats prosecuting the case against the former president argue he holds "singular responsibility" for the Capitol riot and should be convicted and barred from future office.