Wednesday, January 26, 2022

One Year Later, Congress Weighs How to Memorialize Jan. 6 at the Capitol

In a building that is both a legislative body and a living museum, lawmakers are grappling with how to commemorate an attack whose victims...

Michigan’s New Congressional Maps Undo Years of Gerrymandering

A citizen ballot initiative took redistricting out of the hands of partisan legislators. The result: competitive political districts — and an example of how...

Ethics Investigators in Congress Increasingly Run Into Walls

Lawmakers under scrutiny are more likely than before to simply refuse to cooperate with an inquiry.

Congressional Committee to Investigate Astroworld Deaths

A House oversight committee said it would begin an inquiry into the deaths of 10 people who were trapped in surging crowds in November...

Congress Ends ‘Horrible Year’ With Divisions as Bitter as Ever

Democrats’ achievements were overshadowed by legislative setbacks, fallout from the Jan. 6 attack and a sense that Congress was not rising to meet a...

Trump Found Crucial Support in Congress as He Fought to Stay in Power

A small circle of Republican lawmakers, working closely with President Donald J. Trump’s chief of staff, took on an outsize role in pressuring the...

Congress Passes $2.5 Trillion Debt Ceiling Increase

The measure would allow the government to continue borrowing to finance its obligations without further action by Congress until after the 2022 midterm elections.

Judge Dismisses Trump Suit Seeking to Stop Congress From Seeing His Taxes

The court said the Treasury Department can provide the former president’s tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee. But the judge stayed...

Congress, Far From ‘a Series of Tubes,’ Is Still Nowhere Near Reining In Tech

Holding a hearing that humbles the most powerful business executives in the world is much easier than legislating.