Pandemic Revives Calls To Ban Lawmakers From Bunking In Their Offices

May 13, 2020 - 5:00am EDT
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Dozens of members of Congress sleep in their own offices. One longtime opponent, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., argues that it's particularly important to end the practice now.

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Lawmakers and journalists are calling on President Biden to punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after a report found he had approved the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken is making the global rounds virtually, with Canada and Mexico as his first stops.

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By releasing intelligence tying Saudi Arabia's crown prince to the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Biden is toughening U.S. posture toward the kingdom.

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The proposal, which would provide a new round of financial support for workers, families and businesses, will now advance to the Senate.

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Sicknick was injured while fending off the mob of Trump supporters who attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. He died the following evening from his injuries.

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Some Democrats raised a longstanding debate over presidential vs congressional reach. The administration called the attacks proportionate and said it had briefed congressional leaders ahead of time.

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The House is on track to pass a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes another stimulus check to millions of Americans, additional unemployment benefits, and new child tax credits.

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The new three-member investor group which purchased the team includes former Dream player Renee Montgomery, making her the first retired player to have become both a co-owner and a WNBA executive.

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President Biden is visiting Texas one week after he officially declared a major disaster in Texas, which has been reeling from record cold, power outages and a water crisis.