U.S. House GOP would make it easier for feds to give public lands away to states
By: Jacob Fischler - January 15, 2023
Supporters of the measure agree that it would make it easier for Congress to divest public lands, but they say that’s a good thing.
Democrats praise U.S. Capitol police and pledge to seek accountability on Jan. 6 anniversary
By: Jacob Fischler - January 6, 2023
Democrats applauded the work of the House committee to investigate the attack, which published its final report last month.
Biden administration to rapidly expel more migrants at the border, add legal pathways
By: Jacob Fischler and Ariana Figueroa - January 6, 2023
The sweeping new immigration plan made public on Thursday brought condemnation from advocates who said he should not broaden the controversial Trump-era Title 42 policy.
Trump’s fixation on Wisconsin, Ginni Thomas’ text regrets and more from the Jan. 6 panel
By: Jacob Fischler - January 4, 2023
Former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson was among the most helpful witnesses.
U.S. House Jan. 6 committee releases final report; Pa. pols Perry, Mastriano get mentions
By: Jacob Fischler and Ashley Murray - December 23, 2022
The panel finds that former President Donald Trump incited insurrection, demands accountability.
U.S. House Jan. 6 panel refers Trump for criminal charges, including inciting insurrection
By: Jacob Fischler - December 19, 2022
The panel referred U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-10th District, to the House Ethics Committee for refusing to testify.
Attempt to help states ease banking for marijuana businesses stumbles in Congress
By: Jacob Fischler - December 8, 2022
There are now few avenues to pass marijuana measures seen as boons to states where the drug is legal before year's end.
U.S. House votes to avert calamitous rail strike, but Senate prospects murky
By: Jacob Fischler - November 30, 2022
It's unclear if there are enough Republican votes in the upper chamber to add a paid sick leave provision.
Democrats projected to retain U.S. Senate control after winning Nevada seat
By: Jacob Fischler - November 12, 2022
Democratic U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada will win reelection, according to Associated Press projections late Saturday, ensuring Democrats will remain in the majority next year no matter what happens in a runoff election in Georgia next month. After days of vote counting, U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly of Arizona and Cortez Masto were both […]
Recreational marijuana use will be legal in 21 states after ballot measures pass
By: Jacob Fischler - November 10, 2022
Maryland and Missouri will bring the list of states where recreational marijuana use is legal to 21. Pennsylvania has not passed a bill.
Which party controls Congress? It could be days or weeks before we know
By: Jacob Fischler and Jennifer Shutt - November 10, 2022
Routine legislation could become a bigger challenge for a divided Congress, should that be the final election outcome.
No GOP ‘wave,’ but Republicans could still gain control of U.S. House
By: Jacob Fischler, Ariana Figueroa and Jennifer Shutt - November 9, 2022
The exact size of the Republican majority won’t be known until more races are called. Some races may not be known for days.