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Past articles by Savannah:

Senate Democrats fail to advance voting rights legislation and changes to filibuster

Republicans oppose the voting rights law, a Biden priority. In an evenly split, 50-50 Senate, Democrats don't have the votes to overcome a filibuster. → Read More

Democrats put renewed focus on voting rights: What happened in 2021, and where do reforms stand now?

President Joe Biden and Democrats have turned their attention to voting rights as other parts of their agenda have stalled and ahead of the midterms. → Read More

Bob Dole, former senator and presidential candidate, will lie in state at the US Capitol Rotunda

Dole, a decorated World War II veteran and Kansas Republican lawmaker, died Sunday. → Read More

Congress avoids shutdown after House, Senate vote to extend government funding into February

The House and Senate on Thursday approved a bill to fund the government through Feb. 18, avoiding a shutdown for the second time in recent months. → Read More

NDAA, debt ceiling, government funding: Here's what's left for Congress to address in 2021

Both chambers of Congress will be working to try to avoid a government shut and default, as well approve a must-pass national security package. → Read More

NDAA, debt ceiling, government funding: Here's what's left for Congress to address in 2021

Both chambers of Congress will be working to try to avoid a government shut and default, as well approve a must-pass national security package. → Read More

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, among others

The Tuesday subpoenas are the latest by the House select committee, which is investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot by supporters of Donald Trump. → Read More

Roger Stone, Alex Jones: The Jan. 6 committee releases next batch of subpoenas

Stone, a longtime Donald Trump adviser, and far-right radio host Jones were subpoenaed for activities surrounding the Capitol riot on January 6. → Read More

House passes Biden’s Build Back Better bill, sending measure with free preschool, climate initiatives to the Senate

The roughly $2 trillion bill with climate initiatives, expansions in affordable housing and free preschool now heads to the Senate. → Read More

Biden's Build Back Better bill would add to national debt, congressional estimate says

The release of the CBO data is important to the House's vote on the measure, a massive package of Democratic social spending priorities. → Read More

House passes $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, the largest transportation package in U.S. history

After months of political wrangling, the House late Friday night passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill to modernize highways, rebuild water lines and provide billions for electric vehicle charging stations → Read More

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger announces he will not seek reelection

Kinzinger, who was sworn in in 2011, was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump in January. → Read More

House votes to hold former Trump adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress

Speaker Nancy Pelosi will now recommend the contempt charge to the Justice Department, who has final say on whether to prosecute Steve Bannon. → Read More

Schumer announces deal with Republicans to extend debt ceiling into December

Schumer, D-N.Y., said Democrats and Republicans reached a deal on a short-term extension of the debt ceiling into December → Read More

Man in custody after 'suspicious' vehicle found outside Supreme Court

"One of our teams just moved in and extracted the man from the SUV," the agency tweeted. "The man is in custody. Everyone is safe." → Read More

Hundreds of marches begin nationwide as protesters decry 'unprecedented attack' on reproductive rights

The marches come a month since a Texas law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy took effect. → Read More

Live updates: Schumer says deal reached to avert government shutdown. Congress to vote today

Congress is set to vote Thursday on government funding through Dec. 3, to avert a shutdown looming at midnight. → Read More

Capitol Hill evacuated while police investigate 'active bomb threat'

U.S. Capitol Police said officers were responding to "an active bomb threat investigation." → Read More

Infrastructure bill passes Senate, sending Biden's plan for roads, bridges and broadband to the House

The legislation calls for $550 billion in new spending, including billions for roads and bridges, public transit, railways and broadband internet. → Read More

Biden says CDC will issue new targeted moratorium on evictions for areas hit hardest by COVID-19

The White House has previously said it lacks the legal authority to extend the eviction moratorium following a recent Supreme Court ruling. → Read More