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  • Bob Dole to lie in state on Thursday at Capitol

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    Former Sen. Bob Dole will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday, with other funeral arrangements for the World War II hero and longtime Senate Republican leader still to be announced. “Senator Dole exemplified the greatest generation, and while I never had the pleasure of serving in the Senate with him, his reputation […] The post Bob Dole to lie in state on Thursday at Capitol appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Justice Department challenges new Texas congressional map

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    The Biden administration on Monday launched its first effort to block a new congressional map under the Voting Rights Act, with a Justice Department lawsuit that accuses Texas of diluting the power of minority voters. The DOJ challenge adds to a crush of litigation the state faces in advance of its March primary, one of […] The post Justice Department challenges new Texas congressional map appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Biden will warn Putin of ‘consequences’ for invading Ukraine

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    President Joe Biden will warn Russian leader Vladimir Putin that “meaningful consequences” await if Russia attacks Ukraine, a Biden administration official told reporters Monday. But Biden will not threaten force. Instead, the U.S. will look to employ economic sanctions paired with increased support for the Ukrainian military and for NATO allies, as the U.S. did following Russia’s annexation of […] The post Biden will warn Putin of ‘consequences’ for invading Ukraine appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Gingerbread is back: Sweet replica returns to Capitol

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    A warm and spicy scent has returned to the halls of Congress, after a last-minute dash to fit it through the doors. When the fifth annual gingerbread replica of the Capitol debuted Monday, it was the end of a long journey for architect Fred Johnson. Last year, he livestreamed the replica from his basement during […] The post Gingerbread is back: Sweet replica returns to Capitol appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Court halts candidate filing in North Carolina

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    A North Carolina state appeals court stopped the process for candidates to file for next year’s congressional and state legislative elections using new district lines, the state board of elections said Monday. According to state law, candidate filing was to begin Monday and run through Dec. 17 in advance of the state’s March 8 primary. […] The post Court halts candidate filing in North Carolina appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Rose seeks rematch against GOP’s Malliotakis in New York

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    Former New York Democratic Rep. Max Rose announced Monday he will attempt to return to Congress in 2022, this time in a Staten Island-dominated district that may be redrawn to boost his chances.  Rose, a blunt-spoken Afghanistan war veteran, lost his seat to GOP Rep. Nicole Malliotakis after a single term representing New York’s 11th […] The post Rose seeks rematch against GOP’s Malliotakis in New York appeared first on Roll Call.

  • ‘Byrd bath,’ long nights await senators in December sprint

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    Senate committees have been updating the House-passed $2.2 trillion climate and social spending package text to ensure it complies with budget reconciliation rules, but most have yet to begin the formal review process with the Senate parliamentarian known as “the Byrd bath.” Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., sent a “Dear Colleague” letter on Monday […] The post ‘Byrd bath,’ long nights await senators in December sprint appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Big companies look to Senate to ease budget bill’s minimum tax

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    Some of the largest U.S. corporations are looking for new exemptions from the budget reconciliation bill’s minimum tax on income reported to shareholders, arguing it could depress economic activity, including financing pensions for millions of workers and investing in clean energy projects. Since it became clear in late October that the 15 percent minimum tax could make […] The post Big companies look to Senate to ease budget bill’s minimum tax appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Bob Dole’s life in Washington in 10 photos

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    Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole died Sunday at 98. CQ Roll Call delved into its archives to remember the former senator’s decades in D.C. The post Bob Dole’s life in Washington in 10 photos appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Defense bill’s new path forward would cost votes on GOP priorities

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    With his colleagues ready to proceed, Florida Republican Marco Rubio scuttled floor consideration of the Senate’s version of the annual defense policy bill this week, costing his own party a chance to get Democrats on the record on key priorities. The bill’s managers had struck a deal to hold 24 amendment votes, on topics ranging from vaccine […] The post Defense bill’s new path forward would cost votes on GOP priorities appeared first on Roll Call.

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