Political riff between Michael Madigan, Senate President John Cullerton gets public airing at ‘ComEd Four’ trial
In the ComEd Four trial Monday, former Illinois Senate President John Cullerton’s name surfaced over a political dispute with former House Speaker Michael Madigan.chicagotribune.com
Former Air Force officer gets prison term for Capitol attack
A retired Air Force officer who stormed the U.S. Capitol dressed in combat gear and carried zip-tie handcuffs into the Senate gallery was sentenced on Friday to two years in prison. Larry Brock joined other rioters on the Senate floor only minutes after then-Vice President Mike Pence, senators and their staff evacuated the chamber to escape the mob attacking the building on Jan. 6, 2021. U.S. District Judge John Bates also sentenced Brock to two years of supervised release after his prison term and ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service.news.yahoo.com
North Carolina Senate approves bill that will reduce wait-time for permit holders to drive unsupervised
In a bill passed by the North Carolina Senate, permit holders won't have to wait as long before they can drive unsupervised. The waiting period may be reduced from 12 to six months.foxnews.com
Rep Roy hints at defunding Treasury secretary after she refused to negotiate with GOP on debt ceiling
Rep. Chip Roy hinted at the idea of defunding Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in a recent tweet, after she said she could not negotiate with Republicans on raising the debt ceiling.foxnews.com
Michigan Senate repeals right-to-work law in historic victory for organized labor
Michigan is on its way to becoming one of the first states in the country to overturn its right-to-work law. The existence of right-to-work laws in 27 U.S. states, mostly in the South and Midwest, has been credited with the dramatic decline in union membership in the United States over the past several decades, as fewer workers sign up to join unions.washingtonpost.com
McConnell released from hospital, headed to inpatient rehab
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell was released from the hospital Monday after treatment for a concussion and will continue to recover in an inpatient rehabilitation facility, a spokesman said. McConnell's office said his doctors discovered over the weekend that he had also suffered a “minor rib fracture” after he tripped and fell at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Washington on Wednesday evening. “Leader McConnell’s concussion recovery is proceeding well and the Leader was discharged from the hospital today,” McConnell spokesman David Popp said in a statement.news.yahoo.com
House GOP votes to overturn Biden rule on water protections
The House has voted 227-198 to overturn the Biden administration’s protections for thousands of small streams, wetlands and other waterways, advancing long-held Republican arguments that the regulations are an environmental overreach and burden to business.
Business backlash pushing GOP to weaken anti-ESG proposals
Conservative Republicans who want to thwart socially and environmentally conscious investing are now being pushed to water down their proposals by backlash from powerful business groups and fears that state pension systems could see huge losses.
Democrats ask Fox not to push 'propaganda' on 2020 election
The two top Democrats in Congress are asking Fox News executives not to spread false information about the 2020 election and are demanding that commentators who suggested that the election was stolen acknowledge on the air that they were wrong.
Fetterman 'on path to recovery,' will be out for more weeks
A spokesman for Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman says the Democrat is “on a path to recovery” after checking himself into a hospital for clinical depression earlier this month, and he is still expected to be away from the Senate for several weeks.
Panel scolds Wisconsin justice for remarks in Trump case
A judicial oversight commission has dismissed a complaint against a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who accused a Donald Trump attorney of making racist contentions and trying to protect his “king” in a case challenging the 2020 election results.