Electoral Count Act set to deliver another blow to Trump
The House isn’t the only congressional chamber taking steps this week to counteract former President Trump, as legislation to overhaul how Congress counts electoral votes is one step closer to becoming law. Less than a day after a House panel investigating Jan. 6, 2021, issued four criminal referrals for the former president, the Senate unveiled…news.yahoo.com
Democrats press for assault weapons ban, other gun laws after new mass shootings
“The idea we still allow semi-automatic weapons to be purchased is sick. Just sick,” President Biden said after recent mass shootings at an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs and a Walmart in Chesapeake, Va.washingtonpost.com
Emboldened Biden, Dems push ban on so-called assault weapons
When President Joe Biden speaks about the “scourge” of gun violence, his go-to answer is to zero in on so-called assault weapons. America has heard it hundreds of times, including this week after shootings in Colorado and Virginia: The president wants to sign into law a ban on high-powered guns that have the capacity to kill many people very quickly. “I’m going to try to get rid of assault weapons.”news.yahoo.com
Graham warned to follow decorum rule after he attacks Democratic colleague
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) received a warning early Sunday morning to follow the Senate’s decorum rules after he accused Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) of being “deceitful” and “dishonest” and vowed “we’re going to call you out.” “This gives phony and cynical a bad name,” Graham exclaimed when Hassan introduced her amendment. Graham’s outburst at Hassan…news.yahoo.com
Gun talks will continue after Senate negotiators miss Thursday deadline
Negotiators left Washington on Thursday without coming to an agreement on key details underpinning a bipartisan deal on potential new federal gun laws. The impasse threatens to upend a handshake deal reached earlier this week.washingtonpost.com
Former Rep. Giffords tells Congress 'be bold' on gun reform
Eleven years after her own life was massively altered by gun violence, former congresswoman Gabby Giffords stood in front of the Washington monument and once again lobbied for stricter gun laws after yet another string of mass shootings in America.
Senators say gun deal is within reach, but without Biden’s wish list
A small bipartisan group of senators continues to work toward a deal that could include some new gun restrictions, but not the assault weapons ban or other measures President Biden called for in a national address.washingtonpost.com
Energy secretary: US offshore wind jobs should be union jobs
The U.S. energy secretary and Danish wind developer Orsted say they want American union workers to build offshore wind farms to dot the U.S. coastlines — the building trades workers who could otherwise be left out of a transition to renewable resources.