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Politics Feb 24WATCH: HHS secretary nominee Xavier Becerra testifies during Senate confirmation hearing
Biden's Health and Human Services secretary nominee Xavier Becerra is expected to testify during a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.
Politics Feb 24WATCH: Harris swears in Linda Thomas-Greenfield as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations
Senators voted 78-20 to confirm Thomas-Greenfield to the post, which will be a Cabinet-level position. Some Republicans said they feared she was soft on China and would not stand up for U.S. principles at the U.N.
Politics Feb 24WATCH: House holds hearing on congressional staff wellness after U.S. Capitol attack
A House subcommittee held a hearing on Wednesday to discuss the well being of congressional employees and the state of damage to the U.S. Capitol following the Jan. 6 attack by rioters supporting former President Donald Trump.
Politics Feb 24WATCH: House oversight committee holds hearing with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing on Wednesday to examine legislative proposals seeking to improve the financial condition of the U.S. Postal Service.
Politics Feb 23WATCH: Congressional leaders hold moment of silence for 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19
The nation passed the grim milestone on Monday, just over a year after the first confirmed U.S. fatality of the pandemic.
Politics Feb 22WATCH: Senate delivers George Washington’s Farewell Address
The Senate tradition began back in the 19th century and occurs on Washington's Feb. 22 birthday. Washington served as the nation's first president from 1789 to 1797. He died in 1799 of a throat infection.
Politics Feb 22WATCH LIVE: White House press secretary Psaki holds news briefing
White House press secretary Jen Psaki is expected to hold a news briefing on Monday.
Politics Feb 19WATCH: What foreign policy challenges will the Biden administration face?
PBS NewsHour special correspondent Jane Ferguson, based in Beirut, joins other journalists -- New York Times Pentagon correspondent Helene Cooper, New York Times Washington bureau chief Elisabeth Bumiller, and Washington Post senior national security correspondent Karen DeYoung -- to discuss…
Politics Feb 11WATCH: Biden says U.S. is securing 600 million vaccine doses by July
The U.S. is on pace to exceed Biden's goal of administering 100 million vaccine doses in his first 100 days in office, with more than 26 million shots delivered in his first three weeks. "That's just the floor," Biden said.
Politics Feb 02WATCH: Agriculture Secretary nominee Thomas Vilsack appears before committee to get rehired
Former aides to Vilsack said he felt the need to return to duty, in part out of loyalty to Biden, but also to reverse some of the moves made by President Donald Trump's agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue.