President Biden’s address unfolded in a Capitol still grappling with a pandemic and the aftermath of a deadly riot, and now confronting a war in Ukraine.
Author: Emily Cochrane
House Passes Bill to Make Lynching a Hate Crime
Lawmakers in both parties hailed the action as historic, but a separate bill to outlaw discrimination based on a person’s natural hair failed amid Republican opposition.
Senate Passes 3-Week Spending Bill, Averting Government Shutdown
The bill, which now goes to President Biden’s desk, will give lawmakers until March 11 to finalize a deal on spending levels for the remainder of the fiscal year.
House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill, Punting Again on a Deal
Once the bill clears the Senate, senior lawmakers will have until March 11 to reach an agreement on how to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year.
House Passes Bill to Shore Up Postal Service, Working to Avert Insolvency
Supporters say the legislation, which has bipartisan support, would address the agency’s financial woes while requiring it maintain a delivery standard of at least six days a week.
With Broad Safety Net Bill Stalled, Democrats Weigh What to Salvage
As discussions resumed over how to whittle down Democrats’ marquee plan, Senator Joe Manchin, a key holdout, said any talks would be “starting from scratch.”
Remembering Jan. 6, When He Was Trapped Alone in the Capitol
Wayne K. Williams, a top aide to the No. 5 House Democrat, was the only member of his staff in the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. He was barricaded in his office alone as mayhem reigned.
Cheneys Welcomed Warmly by Democrats at Jan. 6 Event
“The future of the country is at stake, and there are moments when we all have to come together in order to defend the Constitution,” Representative Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, said.
One Year Later, Congress Weighs How to Memorialize Jan. 6 at the Capitol
In a building that is both a legislative body and a living museum, lawmakers are grappling with how to commemorate an attack whose victims cannot agree on the basic facts of the day.
Representative Bobby Rush, Longtime Illinois Democrat, Will Retire
The decision by the pastor and civil rights activist added to a wave of Democrats deciding not to run for re-election in a difficult midterm cycle.