Congress

Violent insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the U.S. Capitol

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré On Jan. 6: 'Our Gov't. Didn't Work That Day'

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré oversaw security review for Congress following the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.

 | Scripps News Staff

Jan. 6 committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney

Jan. 6 Panel Deepens Probe To Trump Cabinet, Awaits Thomas

Lawmakers plan to interview additional witnesses and reconvene in September to resume laying out their Jan. 6 findings to the public.

 | AP

Land in Licking County, Ohio

Towns Set To Be Transformed As Senate Prepares To Pass CHIPS Act

A lack of semiconductors is impacting the price of everything from cars to refrigerators. Congress wants to spend $39B on chip facilities in the U.S.

 | KRTV and Joe St. George

A video of President Donald Trump during a Jan. 6 hearing

Final Public Jan 6. Hearing Focused On Trump's Actions During Riot

Testimony from former aides weaved the timeline together, which was also illustrated by new interviews and never-before-seen photo and video evidence.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Pressure On Senate GOP After Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes House

The bill would repeal the Clinton-era law that defines marriage as a heterosexual union between a man and a woman.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Supporters of President Donald Trump supporters attend a rally near the White House

Jan. 6 Primetime Hearing To Show Trump's Inaction During Attack

The hearing will focus on a minute-by-minute account of what was happening from the time Donald Trump left his speech, until his tweet hours later.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler

House To Vote On Same-Sex Marriage, Push Back Against Court

It's part of the legislative branch asserting its authority, pushing back against a court that appears intent on revisiting many settled U.S. laws.

 | AP

Former deputy national security adviser under President Donald Trump, Matthew Pottinger

Former White House Aides To Testify At Next Jan. 6 Hearing

Matthew Pottinger, former deputy national security adviser, and Sarah Matthews, a former press aide, will detail what Trump did — or did not do.

 | AP

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon

Jury Selection Underway For Ex-Trump Adviser Steve Bannon's Trial

Bannon is charged in Washington's federal court with defying a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee that sought his records and testimony.

 | AP

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

House Votes To Restore Abortion Rights, Senate Odds Dim

The legislation, passed 219-210, stands little chance of becoming law, with the necessary support lacking in the 50-50 Senate.

 | AP

White House counsel Pat Cipollone

Trump White House Counsel Cipollone To Testify Before Jan. 6 Panel

Former President Donald Trump's top White House lawyer Pat Cipollone was in the West Wing during the insurrection at the Capitol.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Former White House counsel Pat Cipollone

Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas Former Trump White House Counsel Pat Cipollone

The committee issued the subpoena in order to have Cipollone testify on record, since an earlier interview with him was informal and off the record.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Cars line up at a Shell gas station.

Experts Warn Gas Tax Holiday Unlikely To Be Passed In Congress

Lawmakers have long worried that suspending the gas tax would allow oil companies to reap additional profits.

 | Stephanie Liebergen and AP

Seresto Flea and Tick dog collar

Seresto Dog Collar Under Fire For Alleged Cover-Up

An email revealed a staffer had been asked not to discuss Seresto concerns in emails, with an implication bosses didn't want it on the record.

 | Isbella Diaz

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen walk at the Capitol

Jan 6. Panel: Trump Unleashed Violent Mob On Pence

The committee showed that even as rioters breached the Capitol, Trump posted a tweet condemning Pence for refusing to reject the election results.

 | Nathaniel Reed

Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Bill De Blasio, Ex-NYC Mayor, To Run For Redrawn House Seat

Bill de Blasio toyed with running for governor this year but decided to sit the race out.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

The Javinar family

Military Families Facing Hunger Look To Federal Programs For Help

A bureaucratic oversight is costing thousands of military families critical benefits to keep them from going hungry, especially in high-rent cities.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

An employee walks near empty shelves where baby formula would normally be.

House Democrats Propose $28 Million To Address Baby Formula Shortage

The House is expected to take up the emergency spending measure later this week.

 | Stephanie Liebergen and AP

Sen. Mark Warner

Sen. Mark Warner Concerned About U.S. Intel Leaks Regarding Ukraine

Sen. Warner is concerned about recent leaks that lift the veil on how U.S. intelligence is helping Ukraine to kill Russian generals and sink ships.

 | Sasha Ingber

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

Political Reality: Congress Can't Save — Or End — Abortion

A test vote in the Senate on a Democratic bill to protect access to abortions is expected to fail, blocked by a Republican-led filibuster.

 | AP

U.S. President Joe Biden.

Biden Seeks $33B For Ukraine, Signaling Long-Term Commitment

The measure is more than double the size of the $13.6 billion Ukraine aid package Congress enacted last month.

 | AP and Willie James Inman

U.S. President Joe Biden.

Biden Seeks New Powers To Use Oligarchs' Assets For Ukraine

Biden will also seek new authorities from Congress to strengthen U.S. sanctions against the Russian government and those who profit from it.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas.

DHS Secretary Mayorkas Faces Grilling About Title 42

Migrants have been expelled more than 1.8 million times under Title 42.

 | Scripps News Staff

Former President Donald Trump presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Sen. Orrin Hatch in 2018.

Long-Serving Utah Senator Orrin Hatch Dies At Age 88

Former President Trump awarded Hatch the Medal of Freedom, the highest U.S. civilian honor, in 2018.

 | AP

Servers with face masks.

U.S. Lawmakers Call For Billions In Aid For Struggling Restaurants

Congress created the Restaurant Revitalization Fund in March 2021, making $28.6 billion available. But lawmakers knew that wasn't going to be enough.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Faces Possible Ballot Boot

A complaint filed by five voters says Greene helped plan the Jan. 6 riot and/or the demonstration and march on the Capitol that preceded it.

 | Alexandra Miller and AP

House panel members hear from the public on book bans

House Panel Hears From Students, Teachers, Parents On Book Bans

Along with significant action from school boards and parents, legislation on books are rapidly moving through state legislatures across the country.

 | Jamal Andress

Gasoline price is seen at a gas station in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Congress Grills Gas CEOs About High Prices At The Pump

House Democrats said a supply and demand problem wasn't a good enough explanation and pointed to companies rewarding shareholders and CEOs.

 | John Mone

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters

GOP Blocks Senate COVID Bill; Demands Vote On Immigration Reform

A Democratic move to push the $10 billion measure past a procedural hurdle failed 52-47, leaving Democrats 13 votes short of the 60 needed to prevail.

 | AP

Jared Kushner

House Committee Investigating Jan. 6 To Question Jared Kushner

Kushner, a former Trump aide, is scheduled to be interviewed Thursday by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.

 | Scripps News Staff and Stephanie Liebergen