Congress

Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart speaks at a press conference on the PACT Act to benefit burn pit victims

Lawmakers Push For Expanded Health Care For Vets Exposed To Burn Pits

The Honoring Our Pact Act would open health care to millions of exposed vets and provide more disability benefits for conditions linked to the pits.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

President Joe Biden signs the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act in the Rose Garden

President Biden Signs Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act Into Law

Congress first considered anti-lynching legislation more than 120 years ago. It had failed to pass such legislation nearly 200 times.

 | AP

Former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro and White House social media director Dan Scavino

2 Trump Advisers Face Contempt Vote From Jan. 6 Committee

Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino have been uncooperative in the congressional probe into the deadly 2021 insurrection, according to a committee report.

 | AP and Stephanie Liebergen

A person getting their hair braided.

House Passes Bill To Prohibit Discrimination Based On Hair

The bill now goes to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain.

 | AP

Senator Rand Paul

Senate Votes To Repeal Federal Mask Mandates On Public Transit

Eight Democrats joined Republicans in passing the measure, but the bill isn't expected to gain approval from the Democrat-controlled House.

 | Scripps News Staff

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Lawmakers Reach Deal On Ukraine Aid As Part Of $1.5 Trillion Spending

The huge overall bill was stocked with victories for both parties.

 | AP and Stephanie Liebergen

Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., speaks during a news conference about the "Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act"

Congress Passes Emmett Till Bill To Make Lynching Hate Crime

The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act is among some 200 bills that have been introduced over the past century that have tried to ban lynching in America.

 | AP

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Zelenskyy's 'Desperate' Plea To U.S. Congress: Send More Planes

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy opened the private video call with U.S. lawmakers by telling them this may be the last time they see him alive.

 | AP

Trash burn pit at military base in Afghanistan

House To Vote On Bill That Would Help Veterans Exposed To Burn Pits

The bill would expand health services and benefits for millions of veterans exposed to burn pits that were used to get rid of toxic waste.

 | AP

Rep. Sean Casten, D-Ill.

Newsy Interviews Illinois Rep. Sean Casten

Illinois Democratic Rep. Sean Casten talks with Newsy about the State of the Union, the conflict in Ukraine and U.S. energy goals.

 | Nathaniel Reed

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi: Putin Assault On Ukraine Is 'An Attack On Democracy'

“It’s stunning to see in this day and age, a tyrant roll into a country,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

 | AP

President Joe Biden with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

President Biden To Deliver State Of The Union Speech To Full House

The announcement comes as White House is hoping to use the speech to nudge the pandemic into the nation’s rear-view mirror.

 | Alex Livingston and AP

President Joe Biden

President Biden Signs Stopgap Spending Bill Averting Shutdown

The Senate approved the measure Thursday by a bipartisan 65-27 vote after the House easily approved the legislation last week.

 | AP

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Senate Sends President Biden Bill Averting Federal Shutdown

With government spending authority expiring Saturday, the bill cleared a procedural hurdle by a bipartisan 65-30 vote.

 | AP and Nathaniel Reed

Former President Donald Trump

House Panel Probes Trump Presidential Records Found In Florida

The Presidential Records Act mandates that records made by a sitting president and his staff are preserved in the National Archives.

 | Nathaniel Reed and AP

Employees wearing protective equipment work at a semiconductor production facility

House Passes Bill To Boost U.S. Computer Chip Production

The shortage of computer chips has led to higher prices for automobiles, electronics and medical devices.

 | AP and Haley Bull

Absentee ballots are seen in a sealed ballot box

New York Dems Look To Pick Up Seats In Congress With Redistricting

Redistricting could net Democrats as many as three Congressional seats, from an advantage in 19 of 27 districts to 22 of 26.

 | Alexandra Miller

A Marine at a burn pit

Legislation To Address Issues For Veterans Exposed To Toxic Burn Pits

The bipartisan bill unveiled Tuesday would direct the VA to include more screening measures for symptoms associated with burn pit exposures.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

Sen. Joe Manchin, left, and Newsy's Nathaniel Reed, right

Sen. Joe Manchin Blasts Bernie Sanders As 'Not A Democrat'

He spoke with Newsy during an unannounced visit to address state lawmakers at the West Virginia Capitol.

 | Nathaniel Reed

Florida state Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park

Florida Bill Could Shield Whites From 'Discomfort' Of Racist Past

Florida Senate Education Committee approved the bill taking aim at critical race theory, with Republicans in favor and Democrats opposed.

 | Scripps News Staff

MIchigan Rep. Andy Levin

Discussing Build Back Better With Congressman Andy Levin

Congressman Andy Levin sits down with Newsy to discuss what's next for President Biden's Build Back Better plan.

 | Scripps News Staff

Sen. Joe Manchin

Voting Bill Blocked By GOP Filibuster, Dems Try Rules Change

Advocates are warning that Republican-led states nationwide are passing laws making it more difficult for Black Americans and others to vote.

 | AP

Rudy Giuliani

Trump Legal Team, Campaign Adviser Subpoenaed By Jan. 6 Committee

The House committee issued subpoenas to Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, legal advisers Jenna Ellis and Sidney Powell, and campaign adviser Boris Epshteyn.

 | AP

Rep. James Clyburn

Rep. James Clyburn Compares Past, Present Fights For Voting Rights

The South Carolina Congressman and House Majority Whip spoke with Newsy on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

 | Scripps News Staff

Richard Brown studies current, left, and proposed congressional boundaries plans

Here's What Redistricting Looks Like Ahead Of Midterms

Twenty-six states have finished their new maps. Six don't need to draw new lines because they only have one member in the House of Representatives.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black Chicago boy.

Senate Passes Bill To Honor Emmett Till And His Mother

Till was abducted, tortured and killed after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman at a grocery store in rural Mississippi.

 | AP

The casket of former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.

'Legendary Leader' Harry Reid Lies In State At U.S. Capitol

He was a Democrat who rose from poverty in a dusty Nevada mining town to the most powerful position in the U.S. Senate.

 | AP

Members of the select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol

Select Committee Continues Investigation Into Jan. 6 Insurrection

The committee says it will report any crimes it finds to the Department of Justice. A full report is expected this summer.

 | Alexandra Miller

A flag depicting President Donald Trump flies on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol

A Year After Jan. 6, Congress More Deeply Divided Than Ever

Six members of the Senate and 34 members of the House of Representatives decided not to seek reelection after the Capitol insurrection.

 | AP

The U.S. Capitol in Washington

Congress Urged To Work Remotely During Omicron Wave

Attending Physician Brian Monahan says the average rate of infection there has soared from less than one percent to more than 13 percent.

 | Scripps News Staff