(WASHINGTON) -- Survivors and surviving families from at least nine mass shootings in the United States gathered Thursday on Capitol Hill to advocate for a federal assault weapons ban. Advocacy organization March Fourth held the "Pass the Ban" rally, bringing in survivors from the recent... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- With his widow and former colleagues looking on, the late Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings had his official portrait unveiled Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol. Cummings died in October 2019, at 68, after longstanding health challenges. He was first elected to the House in... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- A federal judge has sentenced former New York Police Department officer Thomas Webster to 10 years in prison for assaulting officers outside the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot. The sentence is the longest prison term yet for a defendant in the Justice... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- A man fatally shot himself after ramming his car into a security barricade at the Capitol early Sunday morning, police said. U.S. Capitol Police said in an initial, brief statement that a man exited his vehicle after crashing it around 4 a.m., after... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate on Sunday narrowly approved a $700 billion-plus tax, climate and health care-pricing bill, capping an unusually jam-packed summer on Capitol Hill and marking another win for Democrats' fragile congressional majorities before they face a competitive midterm cycle with the GOP... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- A federal judge on Monday sentenced the first Capitol rioter convicted at trial to 87 months, or just over seven years in prison -- the longest term of incarceration thus far for a defendant in the Justice Department's criminal investigation of the... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The first man to stand trial for his role in last year's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol will be sentenced on Monday in federal court in Washington, D.C. Guy Wesley Reffitt, 49, of Wylie, Texas, was convicted by a federal jury in March... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) – Nancy Pelosi was the guest speaker at the unveiling of a new statue at Statuary Hall of Amelia Earhart, the famous aviator born in Atchison, Kansas in 1897, who made history as the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Leading gun manufacturing executives testified Wednesday morning before a House panel investigating the role of the firearms industry in the nation's high rates of gun violence, maintaining that Americans -- not firearms -- cause mass shootings. The hearing, beginning at 10 a.m. ET... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Republican Sen. Josh Hawley was taking flack online and back home in Missouri on Friday after the Jan. 6 committee showed surveillance video of him running to safety as the mob invaded the Capitol. It was juxtaposed with an already viral image of... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The House select committee investigating Jan. 6 on Tuesday announced its next hearing: July 12 beginning at 1 p.m. ET. The panel has been holding a series of public hearings since last month related to its year-long inquiry into the events before, during... Read More.