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Obama To Eulogize John Lewis, Clinton and Bush To Attend, Trump Refused
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Civil rights icon Lewis honored on Capitol Hill
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Portraits of former Confederate House speakers to be removed -Pelosi
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Talks in Capitol to continue over US virus benefitTalks on a huge coronavirus relief measure resumed on Saturday in Washington. Negotiators on both sides said that the talks were "productive" and would continue on Monday. (Aug. 1)
Family of slain soldier marches to White HouseFamily, friends, and supports of a slain Texas soldier Vanessa Guillen held a march between the US Capitol and the White House to push for change on how the military handles sexual abuse and..
John Lewis: A final day of tribute in Washington as some lawmakers push to honor legacy through voting rights billJohn Lewis will lie in state in the Capitol for a second day Tuesday, giving the public time to pay respects before his funeral in Georgia.
Joe Biden among those honoring Rep. John LewisJoe Biden was among many at the US Capitol on Monday honoring the late Democratic Rep. John Lewis. A long-time Georgia lawmaker and icon of the civil rights movement, Rep. Lewis died July 17 at the age..
Family travels to honor Rep. John Lewis in personPeople traveled to the United States Capitol to honor the late John Lewis by seeing the congressman's casket and paying their respects in person. (July 27)
Congressional leaders pay respects to Rep. LewisAt a ceremony in the US Capitol rotunda, Lawmakers paid tribute to the late Rep. John Lewis, a long-time Georgia lawmaker and icon of the civil rights movement. (July 27)
Casket of Rep. John Lewis arrives at US CapitolThe casket carrying the body of the late Rep. John Lewis arrived at the U.S. Capitol Monday afternoon. He will lie in state before his private funeral in Atlanta on Thursday. (July 27)
Rep. John Lewis to lie in state next week at the US CapitolLewis, a civil rights icon and longtime member of Congress, died last Saturday at the age of 80 after a monthslong battle with cancer.
House Votes to Remove Confederate Statues From U.S. CapitolThe bipartisan vote to banish the statues from display was the latest step in a nationwide push to remove historical symbols of racism and oppression from public places.
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House weighs removing Capitol's racist statuesThe House was poised to vote Wednesday on legislation to remove statues of Confederate leaders from the Capitol. (July 22)
Ocasio-Cortez Embraces a Republican’s InsultRepresentative Ted Yoho reportedly approached Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the steps of the Capitol, calling her “disgusting” for her policies and uttering a pair of expletives.
Amid a Pandemic, Supporters Hope John Lewis Can Still Lie in State in the CapitolMore than 40 people have lain in state in the Rotunda after their deaths. Some in Congress want the civil rights icon and 17-term congressman to receive the honor, even as the Capitol remains closed to..
Many Mississippi lawmakers opted not to wear masks at the Capitol. Now, 26 have COVID-19.After flouting recommendations to wear a mask inside the Capitol in recent weeks, about one in six lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Wisconsin State Senator Says He Was Assaulted by Protesters in MadisonThe state senator, Tim Carpenter, said he was attacked after taking a short video near the Capitol amid protests in which two statues were toppled.
Confederate portraits removed from CapitolPortraits of four previous house speakers have been removed from the US Capitol because each served in the Confederacy. Current Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered the removal of the portraits of the men who..
Portraits of former Confederate House speakers to be removed: PelosiPortraits of four former House of Representatives speakers who served the Confederacy will be removed from the U.S. Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday.
Congress debates removal of Confederate statuesAt least 12 figures in the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall Collection honor men who gave their allegiance to the Confederacy during the Civil War. The House Speaker wants the statues removed, but..
GOP considers removing statues, renaming basesRepublicans on Capitol Hill are responding to calls to remove confederate statues from the US Capitol and rename military bases named after Confederates who fought in the Civil War. (June 11)
Floyd's death spurs 'Gen Z' activists to set up new D.C. rights groupJacqueline LaBayne and Kerrigan Williams met for the very first time in person on Wednesday, at a sit-in they organized in front of the U.S. Capitol over the death of George Floyd.
Senate Democrats, some kneeling, honor George Floyd with moment of silence at CapitolSenate Democrats stood in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds at the Capitol to honor the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.
Protesters march again in U.S. cities despite curfews, Trump vow to crack downThousands of demonstrators took to a knee in the grass outside the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, chanting "silence is violence" and "no justice, no peace," just before a government-imposed curfew as rallies..
Lawmakers have been sleeping in their Capitol offices for years, coronavirus is reviving a push to end itRoughly 100 'couch caucus' lawmakers live in their Capitol offices while in D.C., but that practice is being scrutinized due to the coronavirus.
'Botched efforts': Roses and video protest Trump's coronavirus response outside CapitolA progressive advocacy group placed white roses in front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a memorial and protest of the Trump administration.
U.S. House sets Friday vote on lawmaking by proxy during pandemicThe U.S. House of Representatives on Friday will vote on a measure temporarily allowing members to vote from outside the Capitol so they can work while keeping social distance during the coronavirus..
Michigan man in now-famous Capitol protest photo: 'I didn't scream in anybody's face'As photographs of protesters in Michigan's Capitol building made their rounds nationally, one has emerged as a defining image.
Under Pressure, House Leaders Scrap Plans for Speedy Return to the CapitolWith no legislative work scheduled, some rank-and-file lawmakers protested and the Capitol physician warned that a return to Washington carried health risks.
Suspension of tourist visits to U.S. Capitol extended until May 16Tourists and other visitors to the U.S. Capitol and adjacent congressional offices will continue to be suspended until May 16, Senate and House of Representatives officials said on Tuesday.
As pandemic lingers, U.S. House looking 'very closely' at remote votingThe U.S. House of Representatives is now looking "very closely" at how its members could vote from outside the Capitol as a coronavirus-forced recess looks poised to last into at least next month, the..
Should Congress move immediately to remote voting? Sen. Rand Paul's coronavirus diagnosis adds to debateThe Senate gym and other common areas of the Capitol are the focus of growing concern after Sen. Rand Paul tested positive for coronavirus.
Rand Paul Tests Positive for Covid-19, Fueling Anxiety in the CapitolThe Kentucky Republican is the first senator to be diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. He went about his routine for days after being tested, potentially exposing many colleagues.
Coronavirus Is in the Capitol. Some Lawmakers Think They Shouldn’t Be.As long as Congress has met, votes have been cast only in person. A growing group of lawmakers are pushing to change that in the age of coronavirus.
‘Don’t Panic’: Fear and Loathing Grip Congress as Coronavirus SpreadsCaptains of the ship or trapped in a petri dish? As reality sets in at the Capitol about the risks of a growing pandemic, Congress continues to meet.
US Capitol closing to public amid virus outbreakCongress is shutting the Capitol and all House and Senate office buildings to the public until April in reaction to the spread of the coronavirus. The closure begins at 5 p.m. EDT Thursday but some..
U.S. Capitol closed to the public as coronavirus hits CongressOfficials ordered the U.S. Capitol closed to much of the public on Thursday, one day after a staffer for a U.S. senator from Washington state tested positive for the coronavirus.
U.S. House leaders unveil coronavirus bill; Capitol tours suspendedDemocrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday unveiled a broad package of proposals to help Americans affected by the coronavirus outbreak, while officials suspended public tours through..
U.S. Capitol tours suspended as House leaders speed coronavirus billDemocrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday rushed to advance a broad package of proposals to help Americans battle the coronavirus outbreak, as officials moved to suspend public tours..
U.S. Capitol will end public tours, timing unclear: officialsThe U.S. Capitol will end public tours during a coronavirus outbreak that has sickened more than 1,100 people in the United States and 125,000 worldwide, two congressional officials said on Wednesday.
U.S. House Democrats seek fast passage of coronavirus bill: Rep. HoyerDemocrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday rushed to advance a broad package of proposals to help Americans affected by the coronavirus outbreak, and also weighed the possibility of..
Lawmakers consider a temporary halt to visitors in the CapitolHouse Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said halting tours of the U.S. Capitol is something under consideration due to the spread of the coronavirus.
U.S. Capitol may need to be closed to visitors in coronavirus response: senior DemocratThe U.S. Capitol may need to be closed to visitors at some point to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives said on Wednesday.
Trump to meet with U.S. senators over coronavirus response: sourceU.S. President Donald Trump will meet with U.S. senators at the Capitol later on Tuesday to discuss the response to the coronavirus outbreak, a congressional aide told Reuters.
Minnesota tough with real world skills: Why Amy Klobuchar has my vote and should get yoursLunch with Klobuchar at the Capitol was a master class. She didn't confront passing senators, she courted them by listening and talking principles.
State of the Union 2020 Live Coverage: Trump's AddressOn the eve of a Senate vote on whether to remove him from office, President Trump says he plans a ‘low-key’ address at the Capitol.
Set Change on Capitol Hill: An Impeachment Trial to a Presidential AddressOne night each year, the Capitol is transformed for the State of the Union. This year, it happens to be the day before President Trump’s likely acquittal.
The trial resumes, but with little of the intensity and drama that gripped the Capitol last week.The Senate Press Gallery just off the chamber was largely empty — a stark contrast to the last two weeks, when reporters crammed into every available seat.
Warren, Sanders and Klobuchar will return to the Capitol on Iowa caucus day.The senators will return to Washington on Monday, taking them off the campaign trail in Iowa in the final hours before the caucuses.
Parnas, former Ukraine fixer, turned away from Trump impeachment trialLev Parnas, an indicted businessman who says he worked to pressure Ukraine to investigate one of President Donald Trump's political rivals, traveled to Washington to press the Senate to allow him to..
Protesters gather outside Capitol.Hundreds of protesters are expected to gather at the Hart Senate Office Building around noon.
Lev Parnas arrives at the Capitol as supporters chant ‘Let Lev speak.’Mr. Parnas was involved in the campaign to pressure Ukraine and described himself as “one of the most important witnesses.”