Census shows white population shrank for first time in US history
According to U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday, the white, non-Hispanic American population decreased by over 8% since 2010 — the first decline for that group in recorded U.S. history.
House panel takes up bill blocking evictions in national emergencies
House lawmakers are considering legislation that would prohibit landlords from forcing out tenants during any national emergency, solidifying a policy enforced by the federal government during the pandemic.
Montana case at heart of SupCo ruling: Tribal police can search non-natives on rez
Confronting complicated jurisdictional rules, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that tribal law enforcement can detain and search nonmembers of the tribe who are traveling on a public right-of-way through the reservation based on reasonable suspicion.
Biden Supreme Court commission gathers for first time
A commission formed by President Joe Biden to study possible changes to the U.S. Supreme Court met for the first time Wednesday, adopting bylaws, swearing in its membership and outlining the scope of its research.
Rep. Rosendale joins GOP in booting Cheney as House conference chair
By a voice vote Wednesday, Congresswoman Liz Cheney was removed from her leadership position as chairwoman of the Republican Conference, the party’s third highest posting.
Biden pitches $2T infrastructure plan with eyes on jobs, economy
The jobs plan is intended to reward work, not wealth, and be a once-in-a-generation investment in America not seen since the construction of U.S. interstate highway systems in the 1950s, the president said.
US House passes $1.9T coronavirus relief bill along party lines
The House passed the American Rescue Plan on Wednesday afternoon in a 220-211 vote, clearing the way for $1,400 direct payments to many Americans in addition to billions of dollars for testing, tracing and other initiatives to combat Covid-19.
Biden: US will have enough vaccine for all adults by end of May
President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. will have enough supply of Covid-19 vaccine doses to inoculate every American adult by the end of May, two months earlier than previously expected.
House relief package heads to Senate; future of minimum wage hike uncertain
The House voted to approve a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief deal in the early hours of Saturday, after a top legislative official said the Biden administration couldn’t jam a raise to the federal minimum wage into the package.
Haaland defends Biden’s energy policy, Keystone XL decision on Day 2 of confirmation hearing
Republican senators on Wednesday picked up where they left off the day before in grilling President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Interior Department. Rep. Deb Haaland would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary in U.S. history.