Congress

Maxwell Frost celebrates with supporters.

Democrat Maxwell Frost Is The 1st Gen Zer To Win House Seat

Democrat Maxwell Alejandro Frost won in a heavily blue Orlando-area district and is seeking stricter gun control laws.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Capitol Hill

Calls To Protect Congressional Members Grow In Wake Of Pelosi Attack

The Capitol Police chief says since Jan. 6, the department has made progress on a list of improvements, but there's still more work to do.

 | Haley Bull

A police officer stands outside the home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Source: Pelosi Attacker Carried Zip Ties, In Jan. 6 Echo

With threats to public officials at an all-time high, members of Congress were being urged to reach out for additional security resources.

 | AP

Investigators work outside the home of Paul Pelosi.

Suspect In Assault At Pelosi Home Had Posted About QAnon

Web blogs posted online under the name David DePape contained rants about technology, aliens, communists, religious minorities and global elites.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Police tape blocks a street outside the home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul Pelosi.

Source: Assailant Shouted "Where Is Nancy?" In Attack

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just returned to Washington this week from a security conference in Europe, and was not in the residence at the time.

 | AP and Nathaniel Reed

Hope Hicks

Jan. 6 Panel Interviews Former Trump Aide Hope Hicks

The interview comes as the investigation is winding down and as the panel has subpoenaed Trump for an interview in the coming weeks.

 | AP

Steve Bannon speaks to media.

Steve Bannon Sentenced To 4 Months For Contempt Of Congress Charges

Steve Bannon, former adviser to then-President Donald Trump, defied a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attacks.

 | Alexandra Miller

Former President Donald Trump at a rally at the Minden Tahoe Airport in Minden, Nev.,

Jan. 6 Panel Issues Subpoena To Trump, Demanding He Testify

Jan. 6 panel sent a letter to the former president's lawyers on Friday, demanding his testimony under oath by mid-November.

 | AP

City of Jackson's O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Facility's sedimentation basins

Congress Probes Jackson Water Crisis As City And State Spar

Reps. Bennie Thompson and Carolyn Maloney are requesting information on how Mississippi plans to spend federal funding meant for water infrastructure.

 | AP

People walk outside the U.S Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Jan. 6 Panel Prepares For Its Last Public Hearing

Since the last hearing, the panel has continued to bring in witnesses and people involved in the effort to keep President Trump in office.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman

Recent Polls Show Fewer Undecided Voters In Pennsylvania Senate Race

Pennsylvanians will decide who is going to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman's lead against Mehmet Oz is shrinking.

 | Nathaniel Reed

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Congress Passes Funding Bill To Avert Government Shutdown

The U.S. House and Senate have approved a short-term spending package that will fund the federal government through mid-December.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

Jan. 6 Panel Delays Hearing As Hurricane Ian Nears Florida

The House committee investigating Jan. 6 planned to hold what was likely to be its final hearing Wednesday, but decided to postpone to a later date.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

The U.S. Capitol dome

AP Source: Funding Bill Includes More Than $12B For Ukraine

The funding package, which Congress is set to consider this week, will also provide disaster assistance.

 | AP

Vice President Mike Pence hands the electoral certificate from the state of Arizona to Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Bills Would Curtail Objections At Future Jan. 6 Vote Counts

Under current law, only one member of the House and one member of the Senate has to challenge a state's results to trigger votes on that election.

 | AP

The certification of Electoral College votes from Tennessee.

House To Vote On Election Law Overhaul In Response To Jan. 6

The bill would set new parameters around the Electoral Count Act and make it harder for lawmakers to object to a state's electoral votes.

 | Haley Bull and AP

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Senate Majority Leader Schumer Seeks 10 GOP Votes On Marriage Equality

Earlier this summer, the House passed the Respect for Marriage Act by a vote of 267 to 157.

 | AP

Twitter whistleblower Peiter Zatko.

Twitter Whistleblower Testifies Before Congress Over Security Flaws

Former Twitter security chief Peiter Zatko alleges that the social media platform ignored engineers and led them to "prioritize profit over security."

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Democrat Mary Peltola smiles at supporters.

Mary Peltola Beats Sarah Palin, Wins Alaska House Special Election

Democrat Mary Peltola beat Republican Sarah Palin in the special election for Alaska's only U.S. House seat.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A projectile is launched from an unspecified location in China

China Announces New Drills As U.S. Delegation Visits Taiwan

China accuses the U.S. of encouraging the island's independence through the sale of weapons and engagement between U.S. and Taiwanese politicians.

 | AP

Finland's Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto, Sweden's Foreign Minister Ann Linde and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

Senate Set To Vote To Ratify Adding Sweden, Finland To NATO

Finland and Sweden are abandoning their longstanding traditions of neutrality after Russia invaded Ukraine.

 | AP

A press conference on the PACT Act to benefit burn pit victims on Capitol Hill

Veterans Outraged By Republicans Blocking PACT Act Bill

Republicans are being pressured by veterans to rethink passing the PACT act bill, which will extend healthcare benefits.

 | Isbella Diaz

Sen. Lindsey Graham

Sen. Graham Challenges 2020 Georgia Election Probe Subpoena

Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, has been ordered to appear before a special grand jury to testify on Aug. 23.

 | AP

A firetruck drives along California Highway 96 as the McKinney Fire burns.

Democrats On Verge Of Passing Significant Climate Measures

The expansive $739 billion package dubbed the “Inflation Reduction Act,” includes $369 billion in spending to begin tackling climate change.

 | Maura Sirianni

Children from a nearby daycare are escorted in Marcus Garvey Park in the Harlem neighborhood of New York.

States Boost Child Care Money As Congressional Effort Stalls

Although child care has seen increasing bipartisan support in recent years, some Republican leaders are cautious about expanding government aid.

 | AP

A firefighter extinguishes flames as the Oak Fire crosses Darrah Rd. in Mariposa County, Calif.

House Approves Bill To Help West Fight Wildfires, Drought

The measure combines 49 separate bills, which include an increase in firefighter pay and make it easier for victims to get federal assistance.

 | AP

An Afghan National Army pickup truck passes parked U.S. armored military vehicles, as smoke rises from a fire

Senate Republicans Have Voted Against The PACT Act

25 Senate Republicans voted "no" on the PACT act bill, which would expand healthcare for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq.

 | Isbella Diaz and Maritsa Georgiou

President Joe Biden speaks virtually during an event

Congress OKs Bill To Aid U.S. Computer Chip Firms, Counter China

The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law, and it provides the White House with a major domestic policy victory.

 | AP

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

What's In, And Out, Of Democrats' Inflation-Fighting Package

The new measure has inflation-fighting strategies aimed at health care, climate change and deficit reduction.

 | Stephanie Liebergen and AP

Technicians inspect a piece of equipment during a tour of the Micron Technology automotive chip manufacturing plant

Senate Passes Bill To Boost Computer Chip Production In U.S.

The $280 billion measure includes federal grants and tax breaks for companies that construct their chip facilities in the U.S.

 | AP