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How the Jan. 6 committee wants to safeguard democracy: 11 recommendations

The House committee examining last year’s attack on the U.S. Capitol issued its long-awaited final report on Thursday night, marking the culmination of a historic investigation that… → Read More

Read the Jan. 6 committee’s final report

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol released its highly anticipated final report on Thursday, capping off the panel’s year-and-a-half probe. The report … → Read More

Here are four scenarios for the midterm results in the House

House Republicans are widely expected to win back power after four years in the minority in Tuesday’s midterm election, but the partisan breakdown of the chamber will have major implications on how… → Read More

Head of House progressives says stock trading ban should have been ‘a no-brainer’

The head of the Congressional Progressive Caucus on Monday took a shot at the Democrats’ handling of legislation that would have barred lawmakers from trading stocks, accusing party leaders o… → Read More

House Democrats introduce ‘rolling registry’ bill for undocumented immigrants

A group of House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for immigration papers after seven years in the country. Currently, it is virtually impos… → Read More

Pelosi: House will vote next week to boost security for SCOTUS families

The House will vote next week on legislation to expand security for the families and staff of the Supreme Court justices, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Thursday. The Senate approved the… → Read More

What does a Jan. 6 hearing victory look like for Democrats?

Democrats cheering the congressional investigation into last year’s violent attack on the Capitol face a tricky question as they make their case against former President Trump: What does a victory … → Read More

21 Democrats ask leaders to split up gun package

A group of 21 House Democrats led by Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) is asking leadership to split up a package of eight gun bills and hold individual votes on each measure, in hopes of maximizing … → Read More

Nadler says assault weapons ban will hit House floor ‘if we have the votes’

The head of the House Judiciary Committee said Thursday that Democratic leaders will hold a vote on an assault weapons ban — if they have the support to pass it. Ahead of a special markup on … → Read More

Pelosi says House will move on assault weapons ban

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that House Democrats will soon consider legislation banning military-style “assault” weapons, marking the most aggressive response from Co… → Read More

On gun reform, neighboring Canada takes a different tack

The Canadian government’s swift push this week for tough new limits on firearms is adding fuel to the fierce debate over gun reform south of the border in the United States, where last week&#… → Read More

House Democrats to move slate of gun bills this week

House Democrats are wasting no time taking up gun violence legislation following last week’s school massacre in Texas, scheduling a special session of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursda… → Read More

Pervasive malaise may be the Democrats’ biggest midterm challenge

For Democrats, the national forecast keeps going from bad to worse. Consumer prices are rising. President Biden’s approval rating is falling. Mass shootings are endemic. Race relations are st… → Read More

Texas Democrat asks FBI to investigate police response to school massacre

A Texas Democrat has asked the FBI to launch a comprehensive investigation into the police response to Tuesday’s shooting massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-T… → Read More

Police under spotlight over speed of response to school massacre

Law enforcement officials are coming under heavy scrutiny on Thursday over their response to Tuesday’s massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 students and two educators w… → Read More

Pelosi: Lawmakers’ careers ‘insignificant’ compared to survival of America’s kids

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) delivered a stern message to fellow Democrats who might be wary of taking on the powerful gun lobby in the wake of Tuesday’s elementary school massacre in Texa… → Read More

House Democrats to vote on ‘red flag’ proposal in early June

House Democrats will vote early next month on legislation designed to keep firearms from the hands of potentially dangerous people, an indication that party leaders are wasting no time moving on le… → Read More

Here are the gun bills stalled in Congress

Tuesday’s massacre at a Texas elementary school, in which a gunman killed 19 children and two adults, reignited calls to pass gun control legislation that has been stalled in Congress, in some case… → Read More

Manchin calls for ‘commonsense’ gun limits, resists filibuster reform

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Tuesday lamented the lack of Senate support for tougher gun laws following a mass shooting in Texas hours earlier but rejected the notion of eliminating the filibuster… → Read More

Pelosi: Why doesn’t Catholic Church punish death penalty supporters?

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday went after the Catholic Church for what she characterized as its hypocritical position when it comes to the politics of life and death. Pelosi, a practici… → Read More