Tess Conciatori is a politics production assistant at PBS NewsHour.
The U.S. House of Representatives censured one of its own for the first time in more than a decade. Wednesday's censure vote against Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona was divided — nearly along party lines. Lisa Desjardins has been…
Democrats in Congress have spent the last several days working towards passing the Build Back Better and infrastructure packages. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff with an update on negotiations.
It’s been nearly a year since voters cast their ballots in the 2020 presidential election, but its results — and the violent aftermath — are still at the center of investigation and debate in Washington, D.C. Amna Nawaz reports.
President Joe Biden spoke in Michigan Tuesday on the need for his infrastructure and social spending plans, as negotiations over both bills are underway on Capitol Hill. Yamiche Alcindor talks to two leaders in the state about what Michiganders need…
As Democrats work to reach an agreement on trillions of dollars of government spending, the fate of the reconciliation bill's final cost — and the passage of the president's overall legislative agenda — largely hinges on support from two key,…
As the PBS NewsHour reported earlier, the federal government's weekly unemployment payments expired Monday for almost 9 million Americans. Yamiche Alcindor has a broader look at the administration's efforts to expand the nation's social safety net for those battling poverty…
Congress on Tuesday sent to President Joe Biden's desk a bill to combat the recent rise in hate crimes, including against Asian Americans and people of Pacific Islander descent. It's a rare moment of bipartisanship in a Capitol increasingly gridlocked…
In the six months since the 2020 election, voting access and election security have been hot topics in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. The For The People Act is Democrats' voting rights and campaign reform bill. Already through the…
Internal divides over last year's election and the future of the party have come to a head as House Republicans seem to be moving to replace their No. 3 leader, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney. Lisa Desjardins reports on where Republicans…
In the past few weeks, a new and large form of COVID-19 relief has opened in the U.S., with the federal government offering to pay for all or most of every funeral of those lost to the disease. Lisa Desjardins…
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