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  • Capitol Ink | Second Amendment remedy

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  • Senators call decision not to prosecute FBI agents in Larry Nassar case ‘infuriating’

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    Two key senators said the decision by the Justice Department not to prosecute FBI agents who did not act on reports of abuse by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was “infuriating.” “FBI agents who knew of Larry Nassar’s abuse, did nothing, and then lied about it will face no legal consequences for their actions,” […] The post Senators call decision not to prosecute FBI agents in Larry Nassar case ‘infuriating’ appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Adam Conover and the quest to make government accessible, funny and human

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    Comedian Adam Conover made a name for himself with a variety of roles, including his star turn on “Adam Ruins Everything” to several character voices on “Bojack Horseman” to his podcast, Factually. And now he’s got a new show where he turns his self-styled “investigative comedy” to government. “The G Word with Adam Conover” is […] The post Adam Conover and the quest to make government accessible, funny and human appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Senators debate red flag law grants after Texas shooting

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    A bipartisan group of senators trying to find 60 votes for a legislative response to recent mass shootings is honing in on a proposal to provide grants for states to implement so-called red flag laws that would allow courts to order the temporary seizure of firearms from individuals deemed a threat to themselves or others. […] The post Senators debate red flag law grants after Texas shooting appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Funding sought for more ‘responsive’ satellite launches

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    A bipartisan group of 25 House members is pressing appropriators to boost funding for a Defense Department program aimed at more rapidly launching satellites and making the broader space enterprise more agile. The vision of the so-called tactically responsive space program is for now about deploying satellites into space more rapidly than a traditional launch. […] The post Funding sought for more ‘responsive’ satellite launches appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Ukraine looms over the US general charged with leading NATO

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    Gen. Christopher Cavoli, President Joe Biden’s nominee to head U.S. European Command and to be NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe, breezed through his confirmation hearing Thursday. Cavoli, the commander of U.S. Army Europe and Africa, speaks Russian, Italian and French, and he earned degrees in biology from Princeton University and Russian and Eastern European […] The post Ukraine looms over the US general charged with leading NATO appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Potential criminal matter regarding Architect of the Capitol J. Brett Blanton referred to DOJ

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    A potential criminal matter involving Architect of the Capitol J. Brett Blanton has been referred by the agency’s inspector general to the Department of Justice, according to an email obtained by CQ Roll Call and sources familiar with the matter. The scope of the referral is unclear, as is what prompted it. In June 2021, […] The post Potential criminal matter regarding Architect of the Capitol J. Brett Blanton referred to DOJ appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Republican bid to nix asylum policy falls short in Senate

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    Senate Republicans fell short Thursday on a push to repeal a Biden administration policy that would overhaul how migrant asylum claims are processed after they cross the border. In a rare stand-alone vote on an immigration issue, the chamber voted 48-46 to reject a resolution of disapproval filed under the Congressional Review Act, a process […] The post Republican bid to nix asylum policy falls short in Senate appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Capitol Lens | Revving up for Memorial Day

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    With Memorial Day approaching, we’re going to the archives. On this day in 2019, Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers salutes Rolling Thunder motorcyclists as they drive by the Lincoln Memorial. The annual event is set to return to Washington streets this holiday weekend. The post Capitol Lens | Revving up for Memorial Day appeared first on Roll Call.

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