The agency referred questions to the White House, which had no immediate comment. Trump said the border wall would be "virtually impenetrable" and paid for by Mexico, which never happened. While the wall is much more formidable than the barriers it replaced, it isn''t uncommon for smugglers to guide people over or through it. … [Read more...] about Joe Biden halts border wall building after Trump’s final surge
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“We need a true moratorium on eviction, a true cancelling of utilities being shut off, we need that for one full year, so those are some of the things that have to happen,” she said. “The stimulus checks ... we need that and that’s going to affect Black and brown communities straight out the gate.” … [Read more...] about Incoming lawmakers stress coronavirus relief, economy as first priority of new session
Pictures of the armed camouflage-clad troops resting on the marble floors of the Capitol building and patrolling the grounds had already been widely shared in the wake of the January 6 siege. It is believed to be the first time troops have set up camp in the Capitol since the Civil War. … [Read more...] about ‘We’ll stock up on snacks for you all too!’ AOC offers to allow National Guard soldiers to use her Capitol Hill office for breaks ‘and even a NAP on the couch’ after thousands of service members were forced to spend down time in parking lot
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., stands with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., as a joint session of the House and Senate convenes to confirm the Electoral College votes cast in November's election, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP) … [Read more...] about Talks between McConnell and Schumer stalled over power-sharing agreement
USCP officers stopped Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., after he attempted to bring a firearm into the chamber and pass through the mags – as first reported by Matt Fuller of HuffPost. Republican members of Congress are apoplectic about the new magnetometer policy. Some argue that impeding them from entering the chamber violates Article I, Section 6 of the Constitution, known as the "Speech or Debate Clause." The Constitution says lawmakers are "privileged from Arrest during their attendance at the Session of their Respective Houses, and in going to and from the same." … [Read more...] about Unprecedented set of weighty issues now consuming Congress, so where do lawmakers begin?