Study: Climate and energy bill will cut carbon emissions by 40 percent
The study by the Department of Energy determined the Inflation Reduction Act will drive greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 2005 levels by 2030, cutting one billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions in that time frame.
House votes to ban assault weapons in wake of mass shootings
On the last day before August recess, the House passed legislation that would ban assault-style guns, a move that comes on the heels of several brutal mass shootings.
Schumer hammers out climate change, health care deal with recalcitrant Manchin
A climate change and health care package is primed to make its way through House goal posts, a stunning coup for the Biden administration after the Democratic majority leader of the Senate found middle ground this week with the coal-rooted Senator Joe Manchin.
Senate Republicans block bill that would federally enshrine right to contraception
A Democratic effort to codify the right to contraception in federal law sputtered at the Senate on partisan lines Wednesday.
Told of armed rallygoers on Jan. 6, Trump called for relaxed security
President Trump was repeatedly warned about armed rallygoers on Jan. 6, and he responded by calling for the Secret Service to reduce security so he could have a larger audience for his speech that preceded the violent attack on the Capitol, the Jan. 6 committee revealed Tuesday.
Filibuster constrains Congress from answering high court rulings
Democratic lawmakers responded to the 6-3 decision by calling on the White House and their Republican colleagues for federal action to protect abortion access, but legislation that would codify Roe v. Wade stands poised to fail in the 50-50 Senate.
Jan. 6 was ‘culmination of an attempted coup,’ bipartisan committee says in first hearing
After 10 months and more than 1,000 witness interviews, the House committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 attack held its first televised hearing Thursday, laying bare new details about the Capitol attack and the role former President Donald Trump and his baseless claims of election fraud played in the insurrection.
RNC votes to leave presidential debate commission
he Republican National Committee voted unanimously Thursday to withdraw from the Commission on Presidential Debates, effectively barring future Republican presidential candidates from participating in the organization’s annual debates.
Senate votes to end normal trade relations with Russia, ban Russian oil
The Senate unanimously passed legislation Thursday to suspend normal trade relations with Russia and codify a ban on the import of Russian oil in response to the brutality of the Kremlin’s continuing siege against Ukraine.
Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson as first Black woman Supreme Court justice
The Senate voted to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court Thursday, securing her place in history as the first Black woman justice to serve on the highest court in the nation.