(WASHINGTON) -- Lawmakers announced on Friday that after months of stalled negotiations they had reached an agreement on a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. While Republicans had called for the commission to also look into violence stemming from left-leaning... Read More.
(TALLAHASSE, Fla.) -- Following the first recent election cycle where Democrats outpaced Republicans in voting-by-mail, lawmakers in Florida are working down to the wire to make changes to state voting laws. The Florida Senate passed a bill Monday that, in part, limits the use of... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- A bipartisan group of Congressional lawmakers proposed a new bill Wednesday that would ban federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies from buying user data collected from smartphones, social media and other digital sources from third-party data brokers. The “The Fourth Amendment Is Not... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Key lawmakers on both sides of the aisle said they see an opportunity to reform policing practices in the wake of Derek Chauvin's conviction in Minneapolis. While breaking through the logjam remains a struggle, there are signs that a compromise could be afoot... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- As the verdicts were being read in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday evening in Minneapolis, 56 Black members of Congress huddled together on Capitol Hill holding their collective breath. The Congressional Black Caucus, gathered to watch the verdicts... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Congressional Democrats introduced legislation Thursday to expand the Supreme Court from nine justices to 13, arguing that doing so would restore the court’s integrity and reverse what they said were wrongs perpetrated by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, his GOP colleagues, and... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Judiciary Act of 2021 is co-sponsored by Democratic lawmakers, including House Judiciary Chairman Jerrod Nadler, D-N.Y., Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Reps. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., and Rep. Mondaire Jones, D-N.Y. The bill would "restore balance to the nation’s highest court after four years... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Republican lawmakers have reintroduced legislation to ban the video-sharing app TikTok from government devices. The GOP senators, led by Josh Hawley, R-Mo., echoed sentiments of the Trump administration and alleged that TikTok poses a threat to data security due to its ties to... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Comedian Jon Stewart joined lawmakers on Tuesday to announce legislation that would make it easier for veterans with diseases linked to burn pits to access Veterans Affairs benefits. "For those that have fought and defended and served this country, for them to come... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Lawmakers are set to grill the chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter on Thursday over their companies' role in the proliferation of disinformation and misinformation online.The deadly riot on Jan. 6... Read More.
By MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- As the nation reels from two mass shootings in less than a week, Democratic senators have committed to passing gun control legislation, including an expansion of background check laws.The slim majority that... Read More.
By MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- As the nation reels from two mass shootings in less than a week, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday is set to address what's being called "constitutional and common sense actions to curb gun... Read More.