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Bennie Thompson had suggested over the summer that a criminal referral of Donald Trump was unlikely. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Jan. 6 select committee plans to huddle Sunday to discuss whether to make criminal referrals on any of its investigative targets — including Donald Trump. The panel is... Read more
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann has made clear to GOP leaders he wants to head either the Energy and Water or the Labor and Health and Human Services panel instead of the homeland security spending panel. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Border funding will be one of House Republicans’ biggest causes next... Read more
With the U.S. Capitol in the background, a person waves a rainbow flag. | Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo By Anthony Adragna 12/08/2022 11:29 AM EST Updated: 12/08/2022 01:23 PM EST Landmark legislation enshrining federal protections for same-sex and interracial marriage saw a significant drop in House Republican support despite... Read more
The Democratic funding plan from Senate Appropriations Chair Patrick Leahy and House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro will come just days before federal cash expires on Dec. 16. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images As bipartisan negotiations on a sprawling year-end package to fund the government remain mired in gridlock, Democrats have... Read more
The Senate GOP’s upstarts aren’t done yet. About a half-dozen Republican senators, most of whom publicly opposed Mitch McConnell as their leader last month, are getting more organized in a bid to exert their leverage in the chamber. They’re pushing their colleagues for a formal legislative agenda and to... Read more
The majority of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's detractors hail from the Freedom Caucus, as was the case in the 2015. But this year's iteration of the group is hardly on the same page. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo Like many big families and the cast of “Seinfeld,” House Republicans are... Read more
Police officers who responded to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and some of their family members pointedly declined to shake the hands of Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy as they accepted Congressional Gold Medals on Tuesday. Officers and the family of fallen officer Brian Sicknick shook hands with Speaker... Read more
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro fields questions about the politics of the federal debt in front of the House Rules Committee at the Capitol. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo By Caitlin Emma 12/06/2022 12:04 PM EST Updated: 12/06/2022 02:33 PM EST Top lawmakers are still grasping for the... Read more

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