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July 28

Senate votes to start debate on $1.1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal

Negotiators announced earlier Wednesday that they had reached a deal.
July 28
Senators Lisa Murkowski, Bill Cassidy, Rob Portman, Susan Collins and Mitt Romney speak to reporters while announcing on an agreement on infrastructure at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 28, 2021.
July 28

Republicans, Democrats battle over new House mask mandate

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy "a moron."
July 28
Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi puts her mask on as she leaves after a weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol, July 28, 2021, in Washington.
July 28

Blinken warns of 'deeply troubling' reports from Afghanistan amid US withdrawal

During his critical first visit to India, Afghanistan remained a top issue.
July 28
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and India's Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (not pictured) hold a joint news conference at Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan in New Delhi on July 28, 2021.
July 28

Biden touts American manufacturing, infrastructure deal

President Joe Biden gave remarks at a manufacturing plant near Allentown, Pennsylvania, to stress the importance of buying American.
July 28
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July 28

Jan. 6 select committee to meet on next steps, move on subpoenas

Chairman Bennie Thompson said he expects the first wave of subpoenas "soon."
July 28
Chair Rep. Bennie Thompson, right, and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, left, listen to D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges testify before the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on U.S. Capitol, July 27, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
July 28

DOJ issues guidance on so-called election 'audits'

It outlines federal statutes election officials must adhere to.
July 28
Former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett and current Senate Liaison for the Maricopa County election audit watches as Maricopa County ballots from the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors hired by the Arizona Senate at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, April 30, 2021.
July 28

Culture wars threaten to overtake war on COVID: The Note

Masks, vaccine requirements have taken on cultural and political significance.
July 28
Families protest any potential mask mandates before the Hillsborough County Schools Board meeting held at the district office on July 27, 2021 in Tampa, Florida.
July 28

DOJ declines to back Rep. Mo Brooks in lawsuit brought by Rep. Swalwell

Brooks wasn't acting within the scope of the duties of his office, the DOJ said.
July 28
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., stands on the side and listens as U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Harry Dunn testifies during the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021.
July 27

Biden to announce vaccine mandate for all federal employees: Sources

His comment came on the same day the CDC changed its masking recommendation.
July 27
President Joe Biden delivers remarks to members of "the intelligence community workforce and its leadership" as he visits the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in nearby McLean, Virginia outside Washington, July 27, 2021.
July 27

Breaking down 1st House Jan. 6 select committee hearing

Officers on the front lines of the assault on the Capitol relived the harrowing moments and opened up about their experiences.
July 27
VIDEO:  Breaking down 1st House Jan. 6 select committee hearing
July 27

Jan. 6 committee member: Hearings will get to bottom of security failures

Democratic Rep. Pete Aguilar said Republicans are playing politics with the investigation into the assault on the Capitol.
July 27
VIDEO:  Jan. 6 committee member: Hearings will get to bottom of security failures
July 27

Key moments from Jan. 6 hearing

Four police officers gave emotional testimony on their experiences defending the Capitol from rioters on Jan. 6, 2021.
July 27
Four police officers gave emotional testimony on their experiences defending the Capitol from rioters on Jan. 6, 2021.
July 27

GOP congressman: Jan. 6 committee won’t ask questions that need to be asked

Rep. Matthew Rosendale said security officials need to be asked about failures that led to the riot.
July 27
VIDEO: GOP congressman: Jan. 6 committee won’t ask questions that need to be asked
July 27

Officers on front lines of Jan. 6 riot testify in 1st select committee hearing

Police officers relived the harrowing moments they confronted a mob of Trump supporters who stormed the building.
July 27
VIDEO: Officers on front lines of Jan. 6 riot testify in 1st select committee hearing
July 27

'Election integrity' rally raises controversy

The rally, hosted by the 5th District Virginia GOP, is set for Aug. 6 and 7.
July 27
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin speaks during a campaign event on July 14, 2021 in McLean, Va. Youngkin is running against former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
July 27

DOJ says former department officials under Trump can testify in Jan. 6 probe

The Justice Department has cleared the way for six ex-DOJ officials to testify.
July 27
Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen holds a news conference at the Justice Department on Oct. 21, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
July 27

Key takeaways from Jan. 6 hearing: Powerful testimony counters revisionist history

The committee heard from four police officers who defended the Capitol.
July 27
From left, Sgt. Aquilino Gonell of the U.S. Capitol Police, Officer Michael Fanone of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, Officer Daniel Hodges of the D.C. Metropolitan Police and Private First Class Harry Dunn of the U.S. Capitol Police are sworn in to testify before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on U.S. Capitol on July 27, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
July 27

Key senators announce deal on emergency security funding for Capitol police

There's also money for the National Guard and Afghan special visa program.
July 27
Senator Patrick Leahy speaks during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies hearing, June 23, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
July 27

Cheney slams GOP critics, calls Jan 6. committee investigation 'deadly serious'

The Wyoming Republican spoke out on ABC's "Good Morning America."
July 27
Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney appears on "Good Morning America," July 27, 2021.
July 27

Former Sen. Barbara Boxer assaulted

Former Senator Barbara Boxer was assaulted in Oakland Monday afternoon, according to her representatives.
July 27
Former Senator Barbara Boxer was assaulted in Oakland Monday afternoon, according to her representatives.
July 27

Trump loyalists missing but not forgotten as Jan. 6 hearings begin: The Note

What happens in the hearing will be remembered longer than who sat at the front.
July 27
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks to reporters before a ceremony to mark the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the Rose Garden of the White House on July 26, 2021 in Washington.
July 27

FDA says its 'working as quickly as possible' to review for full approval of vaccines

Some say full approval could sway hesitant Americans to get the vaccine.
July 27
A pharmacist prepares a syringe of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Worcester, Mass., April 22, 2021.
July 27

House lawmakers push for diplomatic boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in China

The lawmakers want to boycott the Beijing games over alleged human rights abuses
July 27
A man walks past a board with a sign of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at an exhibition hall during an organized media tour to venues of the Games in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, China, July 14, 2021.
July 27

Blinken makes 1st trip to India amid heightened tensions with China

Biden’s team wants to rally U.S. partners in the region to stand up to Beijing.
July 27
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, arrives to board a plane at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George's County, Maryland, on July 26, 2021, to travel to India and Kuwait.
July 27

Trump's endorsement looms over Texas special runoff election

The Republican matchup highlights intraparty divides.
July 27
Susan Wright and Texas state Rep. Jake Ellzey, opponents in the Texas Congressional District 6 runoff election.
July 26

Over 50 major health care organizations call for mandating vaccines in their industry

The organizations cited rising COVID cases and trust in the vaccine.
July 26
A health care worker inoculates Evelyn Pereira, right, of Brooklyn, with the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as her daughter Soile Reyes, 12, looks on, July 22, 2021, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
July 26

President Joe Biden met with Iraqi prime minister at White House

The U.S. announces it will end its combat mission in Iraq, with troops playing an advisory role.
July 26
VIDEO: President Joe Biden met with Iraqi prime minister at White House
July 26

US concludes combat mission in Iraq

President Joe Biden said the U.S. is "not going to be, by the end of the year, in a combat mission" in Iraq.
July 26
President Joe Biden said the U.S. is "not going to be, by the end of the year, in a combat mission" in Iraq.
July 26

US concludes combat mission in Iraq as Biden meets with Iraqi prime minister

A U.S. official told ABC News the change in mission is more of a semantic one.
July 26
President Joe Biden, right, shakes hands with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, left, during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, July 26, 2021.
July 26

Nation's mood dims at critical juncture for Biden agenda: The Note

Optimism about the next 12 months has plummeted nearly 20 points in a new poll.
July 26
President Joe Biden meets with union and business leaders to discuss his $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., July 22, 2021.
July 25

Portman slams Pelosi's threat to delay infrastructure vote

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, also said the bipartisan deal is 90% done.
July 25
Sen. Rob Portman speaks during a hearing in Washington, June 22, 2021.
July 25

Pelosi confident in bipartisan Jan. 6 committee, plans to add more Republicans

Kinzinger announced later Sunday that he'd agreed to serve on the panel.
July 25
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks to members before a bill enrollment ceremony in Washington, July 21, 2021.
July 25

'This Week' Transcript 7-25-21: Speaker Nancy Pelosi & Sen. Rob Portman

This is a rush transcript of "This Week" airing Sunday, July 25.
July 25
Rep. Nancy Pelosi speaks at the Capitol in Washington, July 22, 2021.
July 25

Americans' optimism about country's direction drops nearly 20 points since May: POLL

In May, a little more than a third were pessimistic. Now, it is a majority.
July 25
President Joe Biden leaves a campaign event with candidate for Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe, at Lubber Run Park in Arlington, Va., July 23, 2021.
July 24

First lady cheers on Team USA at Olympics

She attended three events Saturday to show support for U.S. athletes.
July 24
First lady of the United States, Jill Biden waves during a swimming event at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, July 24, 2021.
July 23

Biden campaigns for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe

President Joe Biden on Friday participated in a campaign event to support Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, who is seeking to be governor a second time.
July 23
President Joe Biden on Friday participated in a campaign event to support Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, who is seeking to be governor a second time.
July 23

New legislation would require women, like men, to sign up for potential draft

Women have been serving at all levels of the military since 2013.
July 23
July 23

Democrats demand answers about how FBI handled Brett Kavanaugh inquiry

Only the "relevant" of over 4,500 tips on Kavanaugh were sent to White House.
July 23
In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo, Judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
July 23

Speaker Nancy Pelosi & Sen. Rob Portman Sunday on “This Week"

This is a listing for "This Week" airing Sunday, July 25, 2021.
July 23
This Week with George Stephanopoulos
July 23

Biden, Harris jump in on 2021 races: The Note

Biden will spend Friday night stumping for Terry McAuliffe.
July 23
President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with union and business leaders about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., July 22, 2021.
July 22

Congressman among 10 demonstrators arrested at voting rights protest

Progressive Democrats in Congress urged Biden to endorse ending the filibuster.
July 22
Rep. Hank Johnson and Cliff Albright, second from left, co-founder of Black Voters Matter, are arrested during a protest to support voting rights outside of Hart Building in Washington, July 22, 2021.
July 22

CDC advisory panel supports booster vaccines for immunocompromised people

About 44% of breakthrough infections are immunocompromised people.
July 22
Respiratory therapist Robert Blas (left) from Veritas Vaccines administers the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to people at a mobile clinic in an East Los Angeles neighborhood, which has lower vaccination rates especially among the youth, on July 9, 2021.
July 22

Mississippi asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

The case will likely dominate the Supreme Court's next term.
July 22
Pro-life and pro-choice demonstrators argue outside of the Supreme Court as justices hear a major abortion case on the legality of a Republican-backed Louisiana law that imposes restrictions on abortion doctors, in Washington, March 4, 2020.
July 22

2,500 Afghan visa seekers, families to be housed at US military installation

The House passed a bill expanding the number of slots Thursday.
July 22
A 1st Lt. and his Afghan interpreter with the U.S. Army's 4th squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment patrol through a village near Kandahar, Afghanistan, Feb. 26, 2021.
July 22

CDC director stands firm on mask guidance

The health agency is facing pressure to recommend masks for all individuals.
July 22
Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), attends a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., July 20, 2021.
July 22

Former Rep. Abby Finkenauer announces run for Senate in Iowa

Longtime GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley has not made his reelection campaign official.
July 22
Longtime GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley has not made his reelection campaign official.
July 22

Pelosi considering adding former GOP congressman as adviser to Jan. 6 committee

Rep. Liz Cheney had pushed the idea even before Pelosi rejected two GOP picks.
July 22
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks alongside Rep. Sharice Davids and Rep. Paul Tonko at a press conference on the INVEST in America Act, June 30, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
July 22

$3 billion in Commerce recovery grants announced

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said the department is making $3 billion in grants available for a myriad of programs, using funds passed as part of the American Rescue Plan.
July 22
Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said the department is making $3 billion in grants available for a myriad of programs, using funds passed as part of the American Rescue Plan.
July 22

US sanctions Cuba over crackdown on protests in 1st steps toward new policy

The White House announced new steps on remittances and U.S. embassy staffing.
July 22
Anti-government protesters gather at the Maximo Gomez monument in Havana, Cuba, July 11, 2021.
July 22

Pelosi: Will not let Republican ‘antics’ stand in the way of finding the truth

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back after Republicans pulled out of the Jan. 6 select committee.
July 22
VIDEO: Pelosi: Will not let Republican ‘antics’ stand in the way of finding the truth

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