Sunday, July 3, 2022

Congress Gives Final Approval to Make Lynching a Hate Crime

The bill’s unanimous passage in the Senate ended more than a century of failed attempts to explicitly criminalize lynching.

War in Ukraine Rallies Support in Congress for More Military Spending

A bipartisan consensus in Congress to increase the Pentagon’s budget is growing stronger as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created a sense of insecurity.

Congress Moves to Bar Russian Energy Imports

A bipartisan group of lawmakers will also advance a plan to suspend trade relations with Russia and Belarus. Follow economic updates.

The Death of the Competitive Congressional District

The first primaries of the 2022 midterm elections show the power of the redistricting process.

In Texas Congressional Races, First Primaries Preview Battles Ahead

In the most closely watched House primary, Representative Henry Cuellar, a longtime Democratic incumbent, was forced into a runoff with Jessica Cisneros, a 28-year-old...

Black Troops Who Served in the Civil War Could Get Congressional Honor

Legislators have introduced a bill to honor their contribution with the Congressional Gold Medal.

Once a Foreign Policy Partner, Congress Struggles for Unity on Ukraine

Senators went back to work Tuesday on a legislative response to Russian aggression, but as Congress recedes from the foreign policy arena, bipartisan unity...

India’s Congress Party Faces a Test of Survival as Punjab Votes

A defeat here, one of the few states where the once-dominant party still retains power, would be a major blow.