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Pelosi: Congress Needs to Investigate Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) again said that that a commission needs to be formed to investigate the Jan .6 Capitol incident. “Today is the 100th day since the January 6th insurrection and assault on the Capitol and our Democracy,” Pelosi wrote in her letter on April 16. She added: “On this 100th day, we are […]

White House: Congress Should End Immunity for Gun Manufacturers

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Friday that Congress needs to act to end immunity to gun manufacturers and restrict so-called “assault weapons,” coming after a shooting in Indianapolis on Thursday. “Like all of you, we’re horrified by the shooting,” Psaki told a White House briefing. “We can’t afford to wait as innocent lives are […]

Biden: Congress ‘Must’ Pass Gun-Control Bills After Indianapolis FedEx Shooting

President Joe Biden on Friday condemned a deadly shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis and again called for the passage of gun-control laws in Congress. The president called the shooting, which left eight people dead, the “latest in a string of tragedies” involving guns, and ordered flags to be flown half-staff at the White […]

Rep. Johnson: Congress should focus on mental health, information sharing to curb gun violence

Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA). (Photo by Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 1:15 PM PT – Friday, April 16, 2021 Congressman Mike Johnson (R-La.) has called for Democrats to take up measures to help stop gun violence without infringing on the Second Amendment. During an interview with One America News Friday, Johnson said the recent mass […]

Democratic Lawmakers Propose Ban on Gun Magazines That Hold More Than 10 Rounds

Several Democratic members of Congress have proposed firearm legislation that would ban the sale, transfer, possession, manufacture, or importation of magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds. Several states including New York and California have previously imposed bans on magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Magazines that held more than 10 rounds were banned […]

Congress reacts to U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 14: Joe Biden speaks from the Treaty Room in the White House about the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan on April 14, 2021 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 7:45 PM PT – Thursday, April 15, 2021 U.S. forces are leaving Afghanistan after nearly 20 years […]

22 State Republican AGs Oppose ‘Unconstitutional’ DC Statehood Bill

Twenty-two Republican attorneys general have declared they will “challenge any attempt” to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, calling such efforts unconstitutional and bad policy. “If this Congress passes and President Biden signs this Act into law, we will use every legal tool at our disposal to defend the United States Constitution and […]

Democrats Call on Congress to Pass Legislation Addressing Hate Crimes Targeting Asians

Democrats are calling on Congress to pass hate crime bill that aims to combat crimes that have targeted Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders since the pandemic began. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Reps. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) and Andy Kim (D-N.J.) held a press conference […]