What to Expect in Biden's State of the Union Address

What to Expect in Biden's State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Joe Biden will deliver his State of the Union address. Last year he talked about unity and coming together as a nation and this year, political analysts expect Biden to do damage control from recent scandals. “One of the

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McCarthy, Biden Begin Talks on Debt Ceiling While Members Warn of Economic Crisis if U.S. Defaults

McCarthy, Biden Begin Talks on Debt Ceiling While Members Warn of Economic Crisis if U.S. Defaults

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congress and the White House are facing a debt ceiling showdown. President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy met to begin discussions on this. Members are sounding the alarm about the economic implications if the US defa

February 2nd, 3:51 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
House Oversight Hearing Focusing on Fraud, Misuse of COVID Relief Money

House Oversight Hearing Focusing on Fraud, Misuse of COVID Relief Money

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Government officials and lawmakers said billions of COVID-19 relief dollars were lost to fraud, abuse and some say mismanagement. That was the focus of the House Oversight Committee’s first full hearing. “We owe it to the Am

February 1st, 4:20 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
Ending COVID Emergency Declaration in May Could Mean Changes to Treatment, Vaccine Charges

Ending COVID Emergency Declaration in May Could Mean Changes to Treatment, Vaccine Charges

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Biden announced he plans to end the COVID public health emergency in May. It’s a symbolic shift that also means changes for people needing COVID testing and treatment. This announcement from the president was in part a r

January 31st, 3:34 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
Smithsonian 'Castle' to Close for Years for Renovation

Smithsonian 'Castle' to Close for Years for Renovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - If you’ve visited our nation’s capital there’s a good chance you walked around the national mall where the majority of museums are located. Starting in February, one of the most iconic buildings on that stretch will be

January 30th, 3:16 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
U.S. Officials Reassure Lawmakers on Oversight, Accountability Amid Ukrainian Corruption Allegations

U.S. Officials Reassure Lawmakers on Oversight, Accountability Amid Ukrainian Corruption Allegations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Next month will mark one year of Russia's war on Ukraine. Recently, President Biden announced the U.S. will send Abrams tanks to Ukraine to push back Russian forces. Following that announcement, concerns started rising after top Ukraini

January 27th, 11:32 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
U.S. Officials Reassure Lawmakers on Oversight, Accountability Amid Ukrainian Corruption Allegations

U.S. Officials Reassure Lawmakers on Oversight, Accountability Amid Ukrainian Corruption Allegations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Next month will mark one year of Russia's war on Ukraine. Recently, President Biden announced the U.S. will send Abrams tanks to Ukraine to push back Russian forces. Following that announcement, concerns started rising after top Ukraini

January 27th, 3:13 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
Democrats Slam GOP Plan to Impose National Sales Tax

Democrats Slam GOP Plan to Impose National Sales Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A handful of House republicans are proposing getting rid of federal taxes, even the IRS and instead, have a national sales tax. The idea is getting backlash from democrats. It’s called the “Fair Tax Act of 2023’”

January 25th, 4:22 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
Schumer, Democrats Continue to Push for Abortion Rights

Schumer, Democrats Continue to Push for Abortion Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Democrats in congress are once again pushing for the right to an abortion. Last summer, the Supreme Court struck a ruling down which legalized abortions nationwide. Now they’re worried states will pass their own anti-abortion legi

January 24th, 4:24 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
Classified Information Explained: Who Has Access, Safeguarding Storage

Classified Information Explained: Who Has Access, Safeguarding Storage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Investigators found more classified documents in President Biden’s Delaware home over the weekend. This is the latest in a series of discoveries that has already led the DOJ to create a special counsel to investigate. According to

January 23rd, 3:49 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
Thousands Travel to DC for March for Life Event

Thousands Travel to DC for March for Life Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. - People from coast to coast traveled to our nation’s capital for the March for Life event. It’s one of the largest anti-abortion events. We caught up with some locals who made the trip down to DC. The national mall was crowde

January 20th, 6:51 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
Pentagon Hints Additional Ukraine Aid, Zelensky Vows to Take Back Crimea

Pentagon Hints Additional Ukraine Aid, Zelensky Vows to Take Back Crimea

WASHINGTON, D.C. - European countries have made recent announcements they’re sending additional aid to Ukraine. The Pentagon hints that the US could send more help to Ukraine as well. Recently, the UK and Estonia have made their own announcements of

January 19th, 4:07 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
Criticism and Questions Continue about Biden's Classified Documents

Criticism and Questions Continue about Biden's Classified Documents

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Joe Biden is facing harsh criticism for classified documents being found in his possession.

January 18th, 6:59 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
Lawmakers Pass Legislation Restricting Strategic Petroleum Reserve Sales to China

Lawmakers Pass Legislation Restricting Strategic Petroleum Reserve Sales to China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are sending a clear message to China: we're not selling our oil to the Chinese Communist Party. Last week the House passed legislation restricting sales to the CCP. Some are calling it an issue of national secu

January 17th, 3:22 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
DC Museum Shares "American History Through an African American Lens"

DC Museum Shares "American History Through an African American Lens"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Reflecting and honoring the African American story is an essential part to our growth and understanding. That’s the goal for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in our nation’s capital. The museum its

January 16th, 2:33 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
Security Experts Discuss Working in Ukraine, Outcomes with Russian Regime

Security Experts Discuss Working in Ukraine, Outcomes with Russian Regime

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ukraine’s military is shutting down claims that Russia captured an eastern Ukrainian town. Ukrainian officials said the fighting is still ongoing there. Overall, experts believe the war could continue for a while. “I think U

January 13th, 3:26 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
House Passes Two Anti-Abortion Measures

House Passes Two Anti-Abortion Measures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - One of the first priorities House republicans are taking up involve two anti-abortion measures. One would require that infants born alive after an attempted abortion get the same care as any newborn and it also threatens medical provide

January 12th, 3:51 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
House Creates Committees to investigate the "weaponization of federal government" and Committee on China

House Creates Committees to investigate the "weaponization of federal government" and Committee on China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the days-long Speaker of the House of Representatives vote, republicans are now setting up their priorities for the new congress. They’re starting off the new congress by creating committees. The House voted mostly along

January 10th, 5:56 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
Jan. 6 Committee Report Alleges Former Staff Member of Rep. Mike Kelly Involved in False Elector Scheme

Jan. 6 Committee Report Alleges Former Staff Member of Rep. Mike Kelly Involved in False Elector Scheme

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 6, 2023 marks the second anniversary of the U.S. Capitol attack. Supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election results. Their efforts were unsuccessful but following

January 6th, 2:34 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
House Continues to Vote on Speaker, Republicans Struggle to Agree on Speaker

House Continues to Vote on Speaker, Republicans Struggle to Agree on Speaker

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives is still deadlocked on electing a new Speaker of the House. The second day of voting for a new Speaker of the House was off to another shaky start after California’s Kevin McCarthy (R- CA) lost th

January 4th, 3:51 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
January 6 Committee Approves Four Criminal Referrals to DOJ Against Trump
January 6 Committee Approves Four Criminal Referrals to DOJ Against Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 US Capitol attack made several criminal referrals to the Department of Justice against former President Donald Trump. “We propose the committee advancing referrals where the gravity

Investigation Unveils Flaws in Federal Government Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Investigation Unveils Flaws in Federal Government Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The COVID-19 pandemic devastated communities. More than a million of Americans died, businesses closed their doors and we’re still recovering from the impact of the pandemic. A congressional investigation unveils a slew of issues

House Committee on Climate Crisis Unveils Final Report, Recommendations
House Committee on Climate Crisis Unveils Final Report, Recommendations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - When the new congress is in place next year, the House Select committee on the Climate Crisis will no longer be around. Before the Committee wraps up, they released a final report on what congress can work on to fight climate crisis. Th

Congressional Hearing Focuses on Growing White Supremacy, Anti-Government Threat
Congressional Hearing Focuses on Growing White Supremacy, Anti-Government Threat

WASHINGTON, D.C. - According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there are more than 700 hate groups in the U.S. including some based in Michigan. Congressional members on both sides of the aisle are concerned about the growing numbers of these groups. In

Deadline to Fund the Government Approaches, Congress Still Working on Legislation
Deadline to Fund the Government Approaches, Congress Still Working on Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the year is coming to an end, Congress faces important funding deadlines. Congressional members only have a few more days to figure this out before a government shutdown could happen right before the holidays. This includes money for

The "People's Tree" Lights Up Christmas Spirit in D.C.
The "People's Tree" Lights Up Christmas Spirit in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Christmas cheer is in our nation's capital. This year’s Capitol Christmas tree, also known as the “People’s Tree”, comes from North Carolina. Out on the National Mall stands this year’s Capitol Christmas tr

House Approves Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Legislation
House Approves Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to protect same-sex marriage. The 'Respect for Marriage Act' passed the House on a 258 to 169 vote. After the vote was finalized, the House chamber erupted with cheers from lawmakers. Cong

House Approves Defense Spending Legislation
House Approves Defense Spending Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The House passed the annual military spending bill, sending the nearly 850-billion-dollar bill to the Senate. The NDAA must be passed by congress each year. In this bill, it includes 817 billion for the Defense Department and about 30 b