Kelsey Snell

Kelsey Snell appears in the following:

House Majority Leader On Coronavirus Relief Bill

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., about negotiations over coronavirus relief bill and President Trump's executive actions over the weekend.


Coronavirus Relief Bill Stalled Between The White House And Democrats

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Negotiations over a coronavirus relief bill between the Trump administration and congressional Democrats have stalled, with both sides still saying they want a deal.


Police Reform Debate Elevates Black Caucus Chair Bass' Profile As Possible VP Pick

Monday, August 03, 2020

California Rep. Karen Bass has been a key leader on issues of racial justice. Now some Democrats are boosting her to get the nod for Joe Biden's ticket.


Negotiations Continue For New COVID-19 Relief Bill

Sunday, August 02, 2020

Top congressional Democrats continue to meet with top White House officials about the next coronavirus relief package. But they disagree on how to handle money for jobless aid, states, and schools.


Joe Biden's Potential Running Mate: Who Is Karen Bass?

Friday, July 31, 2020

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass is a potential running mate for Joe Biden. Her background as a community organizer and her role in crafting police reform have elevated her profile.


Obama Suggests Eliminating The Senate's Filibuster

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Former President Barack Obama suggests that Congress enact voting rights legislation even if it means getting rid of the Senate's filibuster.


Senate GOP Balks At White House Push For New FBI Headquarters In COVID-19 Relief Bill

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Multiple Republican senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., criticize including the resources for a new FBI headquarters building in Washington in the coronavirus package.


State Unemployment Agencies Could Take Months To Adapt To WH Proposal, Memos Show

Saturday, July 25, 2020

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies tells lawmakers on Capitol Hill that it would take most states 8-20 weeks to move to a modified system of awarding benefits.


Senate And White House Reach Agreement On Key Parts Of Divisive COVID-19 Relief Bill

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Democrats passed their version of the next round of coronavirus relief more than two months ago but Republicans have had a hard time reaching an agreement.


GOP Senators And White House Tentatively Agree On Part Of Coronavirus Aid Bill

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The agreement, which includes $105 billion for schools, is meant to be a starting point for bipartisan talks on a final bill.


White House And Congress At Odds Over Pandemic Relief Package

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is set to unveil a GOP proposal this week that is facing some opposition among GOP senators and the White House.


Rep. John Lewis, A Force In The Civil Rights Movement, Dead At 80

Friday, July 17, 2020

Lewis began his nearly 60-year career in public service leading sit-ins at segregated lunch counters in the Jim Crow-era South. He went on to serve in Congress for more than three decades.


Trump: Painting 'Black Lives Matter' On 5th Avenue Would Be 'Symbol Of Hate'

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

President Trump blasts New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to paint the words "Black Lives Matter" in front of Trump Tower. Trump said it would amount to "denigrating this luxury Avenue."


'Going To Be Very Disturbing': Fauci Warns Coronavirus Cases Could Reach 100K A Day

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions convened Tuesday to address plans to reopen schools and workplaces amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Senate Democrats Block GOP Police Reform Bill

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Democrats wanted Republicans to agree to bipartisan talks before beginning debate on the GOP police reform bill. GOP leaders argued Democrats should have allowed debate to try to amend the bill.


How George Floyd's Death Made Republicans On Capitol Hill Shift Their Rhetoric

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Congressional Republicans have rapidly shifted their rhetoric and policy priorities in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. Some of them say that the Floyd video was a transformational moment.


Confederate Speaker Portraits To Be Removed From The U.S. Capitol On Juneteenth

Thursday, June 18, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has directed the clerk of the House to remove the portraits of four former House speakers who served in the Confederacy.


Democrats, Republicans Clash As GOP Prepares To Unveil A Police Reform Bill Too

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Senate Republicans are preparing to unveil a police reform proposal. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the Democratic police reform bill "a non-starter."


Senate Judiciary Committee Holds A Hearing On Police Reform

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday on police reform as Senate Republicans prepare to unveil their legislation after nationwide protests.


George Floyd's Brother Tells Lawmakers Justice Has To Be Served

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

"By speaking to you today, maybe I can make sure his life was not in vain," Philonise Floyd told the House Judiciary Committee in a hearing about police brutality and accountability.