‘Nationwide gun emergency’ discussed by U.S. House Democrats at roundtable meeting
Democrats said they opted to organize the roundtable after being turned down in their request for a formal hearing to Republicans who control the chamber.
Congress nears another government shutdown deadline on Friday at midnight
Democratic leaders and President Joe Biden expressed some skepticism about House Republicans’ so-called “laddered” stopgap spending bill on Monday
FEMA’s disaster relief fund is running low on cash. What happens now?
WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief fund is in desperate need of cash, with the agency projecting at least a $4 billion deficit in the weeks ahead — even as the government responds to devastating fires in Hawaii and hurricane season continues. FEMA, however, won’t simply stop the response and recovery activities […]
How fake electors in Pennsylvania and six other states are central to the Trump Jan. 6 indictment
WASHINGTON — The federal indictment accusing Donald Trump of trying to stay in power after losing the 2020 presidential election includes detailed accusations of Trump and his alleged co-conspirators’ pressure on individual state officials. The central plot to overturn the election, as described in the indictment a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., handed up […]
White House: U.S. Space Command to remain in Colorado, spurning Alabama
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced on Monday it will headquarter U.S. Space Command in Colorado, a decision that rejects efforts made during the last administration to move the U.S. military facility to Alabama. The decision comes as Alabama Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville continues to block senior military promotions from moving forward in the U.S. […]
Members of Pa.’s congressional delegation say they’re safe during Capitol Hill bomb threat
The threat was made around 9:15 a.m. Thursday morning by a man in a black pickup truck, according to an Associated Press report.
Congress clears $521M to pay for National Guard costs tied to Jan. 6 attack
The National Governors Association said as a result of Thursday’s votes, states will no longer be faced with tough financial decisions on canceling training sessions or deferring equipment maintenance.
The top 10 unforgettable moments of a tumultuous year in D.C.
Amid a global pandemic, a bitter race for the presidency and protests over police brutality, news in Washington never let up. As the year winds to an end, let’s take a look back at the moments of most drama, controversy, shock and sadness that headlined an exhausting 2020 in D.C.
‘You just have to act’: Thousands outraged by police brutality rally at March on Washington
The event, organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, featured dozens of speakers who also called for the defeat of President Donald Trump in November, a counterpoint to Trump’s acceptance speech as the Republican nominee just 12 hours earlier on the grounds of the White House.
Roberts joins Supreme Court’s four liberal judges in striking down Louisiana abortion law
Enacted in 2014 by the Louisiana state Legislature, the law would have required physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.