GOP senators press first Native American nominee for Interior on pipelines
Congresswoman Deb Haaland, nominated by President Joe Biden to become the nation’s first Native American interior secretary, was grilled by Republicans during her confirmation hearing Tuesday over the administration’s opposition to oil and gas pipelines.
Republicans try to trim down next round of Covid relief, checks to Americans
If they get their way, a group of 10 Republicans would see individual checks to Americans cut to $1,000 down from the $1,400 that the former and current president wants.
Trump impeachment will head to the US Senate on Monday
The article of impeachment outlining former President Trump’s incitement of an insurrectionist mob to storm the U.S. Capitol is heading to the Senate, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Friday.
Biden signs executive orders halting Keystone XL, leases at Bears Ears, ANWR
President Joe Biden reversed several of his predecessor’s policies and federal agency standards, signing a combination of executive orders, memoranda and other directives to address of the Covid-19 pandemic, delay drastic climate change and advance racial equality.
House Democrats, Republicans impeach Trump for inciting insurrection
President Donald Trump spent his single term touting the exceptionalism of his presidency but the distinction that may well define his legacy happened Wednesday as the House voted to impeach him, again, 232–197.
Trump fires up MAGA loyalists ahead of Capitol insurrection, lockdown
President Donald Trump on Wednesday peddled baseless claims of election fraud before a crowd of raucous supporters in Washington, hours before a joint session of Congress confirms President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Court orders feds to recalculate distribution of coronavirus relief dollars to tribes
Balking at methodology that put the population of the Shawnee Tribe at zero when it has thousands of members, the D.C. Circuit ordered an injunction Tuesday on how the government administers coronavirus-relief funds to Native Americans.
House forming select group to study wealth inequity
In the image of a 1930s-era congressional caucus that examined the concentration of monopolies and American wealth, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday a new select committee to study similar inequalities.
Republicans drag out vote for bigger stimulus checks
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused Tuesday to schedule a vote on the House-passed bill that would increase the Covid-19 stimulus checks for Americans from $600 to $2,000.
Republicans block effort to send Americans $2,000 checks in pandemic support
’Twas the morning before Christmas, and all through the House, Republicans broke with the president Thursday to block direct payments of $2,000 for Americans who have slogged through the nearly yearlong Covid-19 pandemic with limited government assistance.