• Black employee of Architect of the Capitol alleges racial discrimination, retaliation

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    Lynn Long, a Black mechanic for the Architect of the Capitol, was referred to as a racial slur and as “lazy” by colleagues, was tasked with “dirty jobs” and subjected to different working conditions than his white co-workers, a lawsuit filed Friday against the agency alleges. The complaint — which claims Long has been discriminated […] The post Black employee of Architect of the Capitol alleges racial discrimination, retaliation appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Jan. 6 panel subpoenas people allegedly involved in false elector scam

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    The House committee investigating the Capitol riot sent subpoenas to a group of people from seven states Joe Biden won in the 2020 presidential election who allegedly submitted fake slates of Electoral College votes for Donald Trump. The 14 subpoenas were sent to those listed as chairperson and secretary for each group of purported alternate […] The post Jan. 6 panel subpoenas people allegedly involved in false elector scam appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Democrats mull how much to build back, and when, in budget bill

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    Democrats eager to enact some form of their climate and safety net package before the November midterm elections are floating disparate strategies for resurrecting negotiations West Virginia centrist Sen. Joe Manchin III squashed last month. Manchin suggests “starting from scratch,” but his Democratic colleagues don’t want to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Democrats […] The post Democrats mull how much to build back, and when, in budget bill appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Budget priorities clash in coming months

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    Democrats have so much to do and so little time. Congress faces a Feb. 18 deadline to complete overdue appropriations but distractions are multiplying. That means as each day passes the chances for a revival of the “Build Back Better” package dwindles. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Lindsey McPherson preview what is coming up in a very busy next few […] The post Budget priorities clash in coming months appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Unspent funds color debate over additional pandemic relief

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    Democrats anticipate a new White House request for additional funds to cushion the fallout from a lingering COVID-19 pandemic that could pump more money into testing, vaccines, hospitals and schools. But after several previous rounds of relief, including last year’s mammoth $1.9 trillion package, any new request is sure to be met with questions about […] The post Unspent funds color debate over additional pandemic relief appeared first on Roll Call.

  • IRS budget in focus as brutal tax filing season arrives

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    Anticipation of a fraught tax season is leading Democrats to consider more funding for the IRS to assist and educate taxpayers. While Democrats have focused heavily on ramping up enforcement to bring in more tax dollars, another filing period complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic, new tax breaks meant to provide relief from the crisis and […] The post IRS budget in focus as brutal tax filing season arrives appeared first on Roll Call.

  • In wildfire ‘pivot,’ experts question federal focus

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    A series of forest fires burned 3 million acres in Idaho, Montana and Washington over two days in 1910, prompting a new firefighting era. After those fires, which charred a region a bit smaller than Delaware, it became federal practice to stop the use of human-set fires to cull excess fuel. In 1935, the Forest […] The post In wildfire ‘pivot,’ experts question federal focus appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Biden plans to announce pick for Supreme Court in February

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    President Joe Biden said Thursday he would announce a nominee by the end of February to fill the vacancy of retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer, who officially confirmed that he plans to step down at the end of the court’s current term. Breyer, in a letter to the White House, wrote that his […] The post Biden plans to announce pick for Supreme Court in February appeared first on Roll Call.

  • At the Races: SCOTUS focus

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    Welcome to At the Races! Each week we’ll bring you news and analysis from the CQ Roll Call campaign team. Know someone who’d like to get this newsletter? They can subscribe here. Democrats got a gift this week, with the pending retirement of Justice Stephen G. Breyer coming at a time when they desperately needed […] The post At the Races: SCOTUS focus appeared first on Roll Call.

  • Amid ‘Jim Crow 2.0’ rhetoric, some GOP candidates of color thrive

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    Wesley Hunt, who is running for the GOP nomination in Texas’ 38th District, hauled in more than $1 million in the most recent fundraising quarter and holds $1.5 million in the bank. That seven-figure sum, which Hunt and his campaign shared first with CQ Roll Call ahead of a Monday filing deadline, puts the Army […] The post Amid ‘Jim Crow 2.0’ rhetoric, some GOP candidates of color thrive appeared first on Roll Call.

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