Summer is nearly here, but Capitol Hill this week was focused on the winter of our discontent — Jan. 6, specifically — as the House select committee investigating it prepared for its first hearing on Thursday. But it wasn’t all gloom and doom, with Massachusetts Sen. Edward J. Markey and California Rep. Ro Khanna wagering […] The post ‘Everybody hates Congress’ — Congressional Hits and Misses appeared first on Roll Call.
A House select committee revealed Thursday that “multiple” Republican members of Congress had requested pardons from former President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol — but named only one of them. With just a few lines of an opening statement, Vice Chair Liz Cheney of Wyoming opened up speculation about […] The post House Jan. 6 panel revelation on pardons raises questions appeared first on Roll Call.
Faced with another eye-popping inflation report, President Joe Biden on Friday placed extra emphasis on the House passing a bipartisan bill aimed at reducing ocean shipping costs for goods entering U.S. ports. During remarks on inflation from the Port of Los Angeles, Biden praised the work of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and fellow California Democratic Rep. […] The post Biden calls for ocean shipping overhaul as part of inflation response appeared first on Roll Call.
The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack made clear Thursday evening that it intends to connect every provable thread about an “attempted coup” to Donald John Trump. So determined was then-President Trump to hold on to power after he lost the 2020 presidential election that he ignored reality, disregarded the Constitution and […] The post Jan. 6 panel to zero in on Trump’s alleged culpability in riot appeared first on Roll Call.
The idea is simple: Take Bernie Sanders and Lindsey Graham, put them inside a replica of the Senate chamber, ask them to debate in the name of “bipartisan bridge-building,” and see what happens next. The two senators will face off in an hourlong debate Monday, moderated by Fox News host Bret Baier and streamed live […] The post Lindsey Graham and Bernie Sanders kick off a new debate series. It’ll be ‘fun’ appeared first on Roll Call.
The D-Day anniversary, a moose, Seersucker Thursday and the Jan. 6 hearing made for a busy week in Washington. Roll Call photojournalists were there to capture the action. The post Photos of the week ending June 10, 2022 appeared first on Roll Call.
House appropriators are about to begin their markups of fiscal 2023 spending bills after taking a shortcut on a budget blueprint. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Paul M. Krawzak outline what lies ahead for appropriators and assess the latest effort to resurrect a “Build Back Better” reconciliation package. Show Notes: House sets $1.6 trillion […] The post Appropriations kickoff appeared first on Roll Call.
The White House on Friday announced a slate of new initiatives to address irregular migration, as President Joe Biden meets with leaders of other Western Hemisphere nations at the Summit of the Americas. The new actions are part of a new regional declaration on migration the U.S. and other countries will present at the summit […] The post White House lays out new migration commitments appeared first on Roll Call.
ANALYSIS — There was no more fitting place for President Joe Biden to spend most of his week than Los Angeles, aka Tinseltown, for a summit with North and South American leaders. His poll numbers stagnant, his messages falling flat, his influence minimal, Biden in recent weeks has deployed celebrities to the White House briefing […] The post A president who once had too much voice turns to Hollywood, suddenly lacking an effective one appeared first on Roll Call.
Democrats and abortion rights advocates are seeking clarity on federal restrictions and challenges ahead of the Supreme Court releasing a decision expected to reverse the 50-year-old precedent set by Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court is expected to issue its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization this month, with both abortion rights advocates […] The post Democrats seek national plan for protecting abortion appeared first on Roll Call.