What was Trump’s role during the Capitol riot? House Democrats plan to find out

What was Trump's role during the Capitol riot? House Democrats plan to find out

[ad_1] On Wednesday, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol demanded that various federal agencies hand over documents related to the riot. The numerous requests target then-President Donald Trump, members of Trump’s family, members of Congress and congressional staff members, among others. These questions are key because almost all legal … Read more

Democrats set aggressive timeline to pass Biden’s multitrillion-dollar plans, with pitfalls

Democrats set aggressive timeline to pass Biden's multitrillion-dollar plans, with pitfalls

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi overcame a squabble within Democratic ranks this week and got her members to cast a unified vote Tuesday to advance President Joe Biden’s top legislative priorities. In doing so, she set up an aggressive timeline to pass them. To keep their warring factions happy, Democrats will have to … Read more

Amid turmoil, Democrats delay House vote on infrastructure and budget bills

Amid turmoil, Democrats delay House vote on infrastructure and budget bills

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — House Democrats delayed a vote on advancing President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill and multi-trillion-dollar social safety net expansion as Speaker Nancy Pelosi struggled to tame a rebellion from centrist lawmakers who oppose her plan of action. The stakes are high for Biden’s top two legislative priorities. The House Rules Committee is set … Read more

Texas Republicans renew effort to advance voting bill as Democrats regroup

Texas Republicans renew effort to advance voting bill as Democrats regroup

[ad_1] Texas Democrats failed on Monday in a last-ditch effort to again paralyze the state House and block Republicans from passing a sweeping election bill, allowing the legislature to continue working toward passage. Three Houston-area Democrats broke ranks with much of the rest of their caucus and returned to work at the Capitol last week, … Read more

House returns as Democrats plan a vote to advance Biden’s $3.5 trillion package

House returns as Democrats plan a vote to advance Biden's $3.5 trillion package

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The House makes an early return from its August recess Monday as Democratic leaders seek to string together the votes to advance President Joe Biden‘s $3.5 trillion economic package, a centerpiece of his agenda. Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plan to move the bill in tandem with the Senate-passed infrastructure legislation is threatened by … Read more

Democrats want billions to pay for elder care. Republicans say the price tag is too high.

Democrats want billions to pay for elder care. Republicans say the price tag is too high.

[ad_1] JEANNETTE, Pa. — At 90 years old, Ray Newbaker broke her hip and has dementia. She upended both her adult children’s lives, moving in with her son, Jay, when she could no longer take care of herself. Her daughter, Paula, moved in, too, to help with the caregiving. The Newbakers aren’t alone. As the … Read more