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The Senate returns for the first time since the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Five committees will question nominees to lead Defense, State, Homeland Security, Treasury and the top intelligence post.
The Biden transition team also announced that Dr. David Kessler will be the White House’s chief science officer of COVID Response.
Lawmakers returned to the Capitol after hours of chaos in which protesters forced their way into the building and abruptly halted Congress’ tally of Electoral College votes.
Dec. 8 is known as the “safe harbor” deadline for states to certify their results. Past the deadline, Congress has significantly less latitude to intervene in the election results.
Critics say President Trump constrained the Civil Rights Division from being as effective as it should. Business could look very different under the new incoming administration.
Some Republican lawmakers have publicly urged the president to allow the formal transition process to begin for the good of the country.
In the 2020 election, the rural-urban divide sharpened even further from 2016, with Republicans consolidating power in rural America which could help them hold onto the U.S. Senate.
BARLOW, Ky. (OVR) — David Meinschein’s teachers, staff and students have sacrificed a lot this year amid the staggering challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. He opens the door heading inside Ballard Memorial High School’s basketball gymnasium — known locally as the “Green Palace” for its school colors. The school’s emptiness is another reminder of COVID-19’s… Read More
The team, which includes former federal health officials, aims to create a blueprint for the incoming administration’s COVID-19 response as the nation battles a new surge in infections.