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Judiciary Delays Chipman Vote; 2A Activists Flood Capitol Switchboards

A vote on the nomination of David Chipman to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been delayed until Thursday, June 24 by the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Screen snip, YouTube, Sen. Mike Lee) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The Senate Judiciary Committee has delayed voting on the nomination of retired federal agent-turned-gun control advocate David Chipman one week, until Thursday, June 24, and during that time, grassroots Second Amendment activists are expected to be flo...
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This House Democrat is trying to end food insecurity in the United States

On Capitol Hill at the height of the pandemic, Rep. Jim McGovern could always be spotted wearing a black mask with the words "end hunger now!" in thick, white block letters.
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The symbolic move quickly became law, but there is key legislation countering racial inequity that faces major obstacles on Capitol Hill

Legislation moved quickly through Congress this week to establish June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
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To some, she's a patriot. To others, a domestic terrorist. How the memory of a woman killed in the Capitol riot got so politicized

Months after Ashli Babbitt was shot dead during the Capitol Hill riot, her memory has become as polarizing and as politicized as the day itself.
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Senate Confirms Chris Inglis as Biden's Top Cyber Adviser

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Chris Inglis to be President Joe Biden's national cyber director, installing the former NSA deputy director as Biden's top cyber adviser at a time when many lawmakers are pressing the White House for a muscular response to a series of high-profile hacks. From a report: As head of the new Office of the National Cyber Director inside the White House, Inglis will coordinate federal agencies' disparate work on cyber issues and oversee the development of the U.S.' dig...
Tags: Nsa, Senate, White House, Tech, Joe Biden, Moscow, Capitol Hill, Biden, Homeland Security Committee, Inglis, JBS, Chris Inglis, Office of the National, White House Inglis


General ‘shocked’ by AP report on AWOL military guns

By Kristin M. Hall, James Laporta and Justin Pritchard | Associated Press Shocked by an Associated Press investigation into the loss and theft of military guns, the Pentagon’s top general signaled Thursday that he will consider a “systematic fix” to how the armed services keep account of their firearms. The AP’s investigation reported how some of the missing guns have been stolen and later used in violent street crimes, while many others have vanished without a clue from the military’s enormous ...
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The Latest: Push for US Commission to Investigate Virus

There’s a push on Capitol Hill and beyond for a full-blown investigation of the coronavirus outbreak by a national commission like the one that looked into 9/11.
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As COVID-19 Crisis Ebbs, Some Seeking 9/11-Style Commission

A push is underway on Capitol Hill and beyond for a full-blown investigation of the coronavirus outbreak by a national commission like the one that looked into 9/11.
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Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, ruling that Texas doesn't have standing to challenge Obama's signature healthcare law

The Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Patrick Semansky/AP The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. The court said that GOP-controlled states challenging the law in the case lacked standing. The ruling in the case, California v. Texas, was 7-2. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, saying that the red states challenging the law in the case lacked standing.The 7-2 ruling l...
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Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, tossing out a challenge against Obama's signature health care law for lack of standing

In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo an American flag waves in front of the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Supreme Court punted on a case over whether the Trump administration can exclude people in the country illegally from the count used for divvying up congressional seats. Patrick Semansky/AP The US Supreme Court ruled on Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act, saying that defendants in the case lacked standing.California v. Texas was the Supreme Court's th...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Obama, California, Washington, Trends, Affordable Care Act, Capitol Hill, US supreme court, Trump, Patrick Semansky, Kelly McLaughlin, Speed desk


As McAfee awaits tax evasion extradition, more ways to snare rich tax cheats are proposed

While one accused wealthy tax cheat awaits a Spanish court's decision on whether he'll be returned to the United States to face charges, U.S. lawmakers look for ways to snare more rich tax evaders. Or at least get more from them up front. Rather than letting the wealthy have more money to burn, efforts are underway in Washington, D.C., to make it easier to catch rich tax scofflaws, as well as to simply tax them even more. Billionaires who've managed to use tax laws to avoid paying any ...
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Democrats are weighing moving immigration reform to help finance Biden's infrastructure plans without GOP support

Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks during a hearing, with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, on the Covid-19 response, on Capitol Hill on March 18, 2021. Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images Tim Kaine said Democrats could potentially include immigration reform provisions to pay for infrastructure. "That could be a very legitimate way to look at trying to find a balanced package," he said. Some immigration provisions, however, could run into trouble given strict rule...
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$1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal gaining steam on Capitol Hill

The bipartisan proposal would focus on traditional transportation systems, not the "soft" infrastructure such as climate change Biden has called for.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Biden rejects Putin's 'ridiculous comparison' between Capitol rioters and Alexei Navalny – video

Joe Biden has responded to Vladimir Putin comparing his jailing of political opponents such as Alexei Navalny with the charges filed against those who carried out the Capitol Hill riots. 'I think that’s a ridiculous comparison,' Biden told reporters after meeting with the Russian president in Geneva. During his own press conference after the summit, Putin used that comparison to deflect a question about why so many of his critics are either imprisoned or deadFive things we learned from the Biden...
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21 Republican lawmakers vote against honoring law enforcement for their work during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot

In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington. AP Photo More than 20 GOP lawmakers voted against a bill awarding law enforcement officers the highest congressional honor for their work during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Not a single House Democrat opposed the measure, which passed with the overwhelming support of 406 members. A few Republican lawmakers took issue with calling the storming of the Capitol an "insurrection." See more...
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House votes 406-21 to honor police who defended Capitol

By Annie Grayer and Kristin Wilson | CNN Five months after the January 6 insurrection, the House and Senate have come to an agreement that will award the Congressional Gold Medal to the officers who defended the Capitol. But 21 House Republicans refused to support the legislation, the latest reminder that members of Congress still cannot agree on the facts of the deadly Capitol Hill riot. The final vote in the House on Tuesday was 406-21. The number of House Republicans voting against the bill n...
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Opinion: Marjorie Taylor Greene's 'apology' only shows how dangerous she really is

You know there's something deeply wrong with American conservatism when a Republican member of Congress has to go to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and hold a news conference to admit it's "offensive" to compare Capitol Hill mask-wearing rules to the Holocaust.
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What Marjorie Taylor Greene's 'apology' shows

You know there's something deeply wrong with American conservatism when a Republican member of Congress has to go to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and hold a news conference to admit it's "offensive" to compare Capitol Hill mask-wearing rules to the Holocaust.
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Opinion: Greene's 'apology' only shows how dangerous she really is

You know there's something deeply wrong with American conservatism when a Republican member of Congress has to go to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and hold a news conference to admit it's "offensive" to compare Capitol Hill mask-wearing rules to the Holocaust.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene's 'apology' shows she's dangerous

You know there's something deeply wrong with American conservatism when a Republican member of Congress has to go to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and hold a news conference to admit it's "offensive" to compare Capitol Hill mask-wearing rules to the Holocaust.
Tags: News, Congress, Stories, Capitol Hill, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Marjorie Taylor Greene


Texas Is 6th State To Require College Athlete NIL Rights As Of July 1

Meanwhile, Congress has taken no action on a national NIL law and continues to do nothing despite holding hearings on Capitol Hill concerning the need to provide athletes NIL rights on a nationwide basis.
Tags: Texas, Law, Congress, Sports, Capitol Hill, Nil, Darren Heitner


Melinda French Gates is reportedly meeting with White House officials and lawmakers to discuss paid leave for workers and other issues

Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates participates in a panel discussion during the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings April 20, 2017 Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Melinda French Gates is meeting with Biden officials and lawmakers on Capitol Hill, advisors told Axios. She would meet lawmakers this week to discuss issues such as paid leave, the advisors said. French Gates visited the White House on Monday to meet Chief of Staff Ron Klain, Axios reported. See ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Susan Rice, Capitol Hill, Biden, World Bank Group, Melinda Gates, Gates, Sen Patty Murray


Major publishers are refusing to offer a book deal to a 'radioactive' Trump, report says

Donald Trump signs copies of his book "Crippled America: How to Make Our Country Great Again" at Trump Tower on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, in New York. Greg Allen/Invision/AP Major literary publishers don't want to touch a Trump book with a 10-foot pole, Politico reports. One industry source told Politico Trump "has screwed over so many publishers" before his presidency. Trump's voluminous lies about election fraud make a Trump book a "fact-checking nightmare." See more stories on ...
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Major publishers are refusing to offer a book deal to a 'radioactive' Trump, according to report

Donald Trump signs copies of his book, "Crippled America: How to Make Our Country Great Again", at Trump Tower on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in New York. Greg Allen/Invision/AP Major literary publishers don't want to touch a Trump book with a 10-foot pole, Politico reports. One industry source told Politico Trump "has screwed over so many publishers" before his presidency. Trump's voluminous lies about election fraud make a Trump book a "fact-checking nightmare." See more stories on ...
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10 Things in Politics: The Trump Org. figures on prosecutors' radars

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:The 4 Trump Organization figures who could guide prosecutors through the company's financesJamie Dimon says JPMorgan is sitting on $500 billion in cash in anticipation of higher inflationThe 5 most popular places to move to all have good weather, lower taxes, and conservative politicsOne thing to watch for: ...
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A former top staffer in AOC's office said he left his position earlier this year because he 'couldn't afford the job'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., questions Postmaster General Louis DeJoy during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on slowdowns at the Postal Service ahead of the November elections on Capitol Hill in Washington,DC on August 24, 2020. Photo by TOM WILLIAMS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images A former AOC staffer said he left his position earlier this year because of low pay among Congressional staffers. In a Monday letter, the New York lawmaker called for a budget increase in orde...
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EV mileage tax floated as way to fund infrastructure bill

Photo courtesy Zutobi Could it be? Is Infrastructure Week finally happening? Maybe. There are bills and revisions to bills and working groups and bipartisan agreements and partisan criticisms of agreements. The only thing that the, at last rough count, eight transportation-plus proposals floating around on Capitol Hill have in common is that none has the votes right now in either chamber to pass. But things are fluid and could change, for better or worse (depending on your political and f...
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Marjorie Taylor Greene apologizes for 'offensive' Holocaust comparison after visiting Holocaust museum

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday apologized for her "offensive" comments comparing Capitol Hill mask-wearing rules to the Holocaust after visiting the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene apologizes for comparing mask rules to Holocaust

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday apologized for her "offensive" comments comparing Capitol Hill mask-wearing rules to the Holocaust after visiting the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene apologizes after Holocaust museum visit

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday apologized for her "offensive" comments comparing Capitol Hill mask-wearing rules to the Holocaust after visiting the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.
Tags: News, Stories, Capitol Hill, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Marjorie Taylor Greene