Republicans in Congress line up behind Trump after he says FBI searched Mar-a-Lago
By: Jacob Fischler - August 9, 2022
Donald Trump’s GOP allies questioned the prudence of the search, which the FBI and Department of Justice had not confirmed by Tuesday afternoon.
U.S. Senate passes major health, tax and climate bill in boost for Democrats
By: Ariana Figueroa and Jacob Fischler - August 7, 2022
Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote on the spending bill, which aims to lower health care costs, address climate change, and revise the tax code.
U.S. Senate Democrats’ climate, health and energy bill clears first hurdle to passage
By: Jacob Fischler and Ariana Figueroa - August 6, 2022
The 51-50 vote, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie, cleared the chamber to debate and vote on amendments to the measure.
Kyrsten Sinema again pivotal as U.S. Senate Democrats scramble for 50 votes
By: Jacob Fischler - August 4, 2022
Sen. Krysten Sinema said she's on board with Democratic spending bill, raising chances of its passage.
U.S. Senate in turnaround backs aid for veterans exposed to burn pits
By: Jennifer Shutt and Jacob Fischler - August 2, 2022
The shift came after days of protest and vigils outside the U.S. Capitol, in heat and rain, by veterans outraged at the delay in passage of the $280 billion measure.
Climate spending in new reconciliation deal a ‘turning point’ for the U.S., supporters say
By: Jacob Fischler - July 28, 2022
Environmental advocates largely praised the climate provisions in Senate Democrats’ massive taxes, health care and energy bill released Wednesday.
‘Defund the police’ slogan and anti-cop violence debated at U.S. Senate hearing
By: Jacob Fischler - July 26, 2022
GOP Senators blamed violence against cops on anti-police rhetoric, while Democrats distanced themselves from the “defund the police” slogan.
Trump ‘chose not to act’ as U.S. Capitol underwent attack, Jan. 6 panel says
By: Jacob Fischler - July 22, 2022
Donald Trump ignored White House staff, family members, and outside advisers who urged him to call off the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol
Jan. 6 panel to detail Trump’s 187 minutes of delay as insurrection grew
By: Jacob Fischler - July 20, 2022
The House's Jan. 6 committee will focus Thursday on Donald Trump's refusal for hours to call off the rioters storming the U.S. Capitol
Trump tweet invited ‘wild’ mob to block transfer of power on Jan. 6, House panel says
By: Jacob Fischler - July 13, 2022
Tuesday's session touched on Trump's social media influence, a militia group’s desire for Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act, and a shouting match between Trump advisers over whether to try to cancel the results of the election.
5 big questions about the new Biden plan for offshore oil and gas leases
By: Jacob Fischler - July 8, 2022
Just before the July 4 holiday, the federal agency that manages offshore energy development proposed a five-year plan for as many as 11 and as few as zero new oil and gas sites in the Gulf of Mexico and off Alaska’s coast. The proposal would clear the way for up to 10 new oil and […]
History made: Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as U.S. Supreme Court justice
By: Jacob Fischler - June 30, 2022
Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first Black woman justice on the U.S. Supreme Court after she was sworn in Thursday by Chief Justice John Roberts