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Thursday was a big win for progressive Democrats who made passing Build Back Better their top priority. One such representative is Congresswoman Veronica Escobar of Texas. She joins Judy Woodruff from the Capitol to discuss the bill’s details and more.
By PBS NewsHour
A rally outside Capitol Hill drew only a few hundred protesters. Called “Justice For J6,” the event was held in support of the January 6th insurrectionists who were detained and was organized by a member of Trump’s re-election campaign. Police…
By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
The Senate moved closer to passing a $1 trillion infrastructure package Saturday after lawmakers from both parties came together and voted to clear a key procedural hurdle, but the action soon stalled out as opponents tried to slow the rush…
By Lisa Desjardins
It's a busy week on Capitol Hill, with a full slate of confirmation hearings on President Biden's nominees and a possible House vote on the COVID economic-relief plan. Congressional correspondent Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.
The Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump on charges of inciting the January 6th insurrection on Saturday. Seven Republicans joined Democrats in voting to convict Trump but the 57-43 vote fell short of the two-third majority required to…
By Alan Fram, Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
The longest-serving GOP Senate leader in history made his views known in a letter to fellow Republican lawmakers, according to two sources familiar with McConnell’s thinking who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss his decision.
The U.S. House of Representatives spent hours on Thursday in impassioned debate over the future of Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and her past statements espousing support for conspiracy theories and violence against lawmakers. The issue has widened an already…
Democrats and Republicans are preparing for an unprecedented second impeachment trial for former President Trump, which is set to begin in the U.S. Senate next week, as Trump's legal team offered a first glimpse at their defense. Lisa Desjardins joins…
By Christopher Booker, Laura Fong
Dozens have been charged for their role in the Capitol Hill riots and the FBI has identified at least 270 more people for the siege. While some of them have had ruins with the authorities in the past, the rioters,…
By Associated Press
With the FBI warning of potential for violence at all state capitols, the ornate halls of government and symbols of democracy looked more like heavily guarded U.S. embassies in war-torn countries.
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