Law enforcement groups skeptical police reform talks can succeed after Tyre Nichols death
The nation's largest police organizations are willing to work with Congress to revive police reform negotiations following the death of Tyre Nichols, but are not optimistic anything will bear fruit.foxnews.com
CBS News pressed House Speaker Kevin McCarthy about Rep. George Santos' credibility, but he clashed with the reporter and sidestepped the question by talking about how 'Congress is broken'
"So you're just not going to answer the question I asked?" Margaret Brennan said as Kevin McCarthy detailed how the US representative democracy works.news.yahoo.com
Concerns over prayer breakfast lead Congress to take it over
The National Prayer Breakfast, one of the most visible and long-standing events that brings religion and politics together in Washington, is splitting from the private religious group that had overseen it for decades, due to concerns the gathering had become too divisive. The organizer and host for this year's breakfast, scheduled for Thursday, will be the National Prayer Breakfast Foundation, headed by former Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark. Sen. Chris Coons, a regular participant and chairman of the Senate ethics committee, said the move was prompted in part by concerns in recent years that members of Congress did not know important details about the larger multiday gathering.news.yahoo.com
Peru president gives support for elections later this year
Peruvian President Dina Boluarte has called on Congress to approve a proposal to move elections forward to late this year, a marked concession for the leader who has been facing daily protests that have left almost 60 people deadwashingtonpost.com
Watch live: Biden to tout job growth and slowing inflation rates in speech on economy
Biden's speech also comes as Republicans in Congress prepare for a standoff with the White House on the debt ceiling. House Republicans have threatened to withhold support unless measures are implemented to cut spending, a position that they ignored during the Trump administration and previous Republican presidents. The debt ceiling is the legal limit set by Congress of how much the federal government can borrow. Failing to lift the debt ceiling could lead the U.S. to default on its bond payments, potentially causing catastrophic effects on the economy. The environment then was similar to the situation currently playing out where a newly-elected Republican majority refused to lift the debt ceiling under a Democratic president.cnbc.com
Cornyn says White House blocking congressional oversight of Biden classified documents is ‘unacceptable'
Republican Senator John Cornyn on Thursday said it is "completely unacceptable" that the Biden administration is attempting to block Congressional oversight of the Biden classified documents scandal.foxnews.com
Spartz won’t support McCarthy in denying Omar seat on Foreign Affairs committee
Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.) said she will not support Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (Calif.) effort to deny Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) a seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, making matters more difficult for the GOP leader as he looks to follow through on his pledge to not seat the congresswoman on the panel. Spartz also…news.yahoo.com
Treasury takes another 'extraordinary' step on debt limit
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sent a letter Tuesday to congressional leaders saying she's suspending the reinvestment of some federal bonds in a government workers' savings plan — an additional “extraordinary" measure to buy time for President Joe Biden and Congress to raise the nation's debt limit. Yellen said in the letter that as of Monday she also determined that the government “will be unable to invest fully” in the government securities portion of the thrift savings fund in the federal employees' retirement system.news.yahoo.com
White House to McCarthy: No negotiations on debt limit
The White House says President Joe Biden “looks forward” to sitting down with new House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to discuss a range of topics, including perhaps the thorniest challenge confronting Washington this year: raising the nation’s debt limit.
McCarthy makes headway as battle for the House continues for fourth day
The process of organizing the House of Representatives stretched into its fourth day Friday -- something not seen in the United States in more than a century and a half -- with Kevin McCarthy making a little more headway but not enough to officially secure the House.
‘Florida man’ leads GOP revolt in House speaker vote
Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said late Tuesday there’s no scenario in which he’ll drop his bid to become House speaker despite failing to win multiple rounds of voting, a historic defeat that brought the first day of the new Congress to an abrupt, messy end.
India opposition’s ‘unity march’ against hate enters capital
Members of India’s main opposition Congress party and thousands of supporters have walked into New Delhi as part of a cross-country “unity march” seeking to challenge what they say is a “hate-filled” version of the country under the Hindu nationalist government.