Biden: ‘America is on the move again’; wants $2 trillion to aid families

In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Congress to pass a nearly $2 trillion plan to help American families – spending that would build on his administration’s efforts during his first…

House passes DC statehood, Senate prospects dim

House Democrats passed legislation Thursday that would grant statehood to the District of Columbia. The 216-208 party-line vote sends the measure to the Senate, where it does not appear to have the necessary 60 votes to pass. The Washington D.C.…

House committee passes DC statehood bill

A House panel on Wednesday approved a bill granting statehood to the District of Columbia, setting the stage for a full House floor vote as early as next week. After hours of debate, the House Oversight and Reform Committee voted…

Lawmakers renew effort to study slavery reparations

Members of Congress are renewing efforts to reckon with the nation’s racial past, reintroducing legislation that could create a commission to study and possibly offer reparations to descendants of slaves. Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, and Rep. Barbara Lee, D-California,…

Senate acquits Trump of inciting Capitol attack, though bipartisan majority finds him guilty

WASHINGTON –  While a bipartisan Senate majority on Saturday found former President Donald Trump guilty of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, the votes fell short of the necessary threshold to convict him, and ultimately Trump was acquitted for a historic second time. The 57-43 vote…

Senators hear evidence tying Trump to Capitol attack and mob hunt for Pence, Pelosi

WASHINGTON – New video footage presented by House impeachment managers shows how close United States Capitol rioters came to members of Congress on Jan. 6 as the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump began Wednesday. Del. Stacey Plaskett,…