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Militia groups want to ‘blow up the Capitol,’ a police chief testifies

The acting chief of the Capitol Police warned lawmakers Thursday that extremist groups that carried out the Jan. 6 riot want to blow up the Capitol and kill lawmakers around President Biden’s first formal address to Congress.

Capitol riot costs will exceed $30 million, official tells Congress

The top operations and maintenance official of the United States Capitol told lawmakers on Wednesday that the costs of the Jan. 6 attack will exceed $30 million, as his office works to provide mental health services, increase security and repair historical statues and other art damaged in the riot.

Former Michigan Governor Granholm confirmed as energy secretary

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm won Senate confirmation Thursday to be President Biden’s energy secretary. The vote was 64-35.

Capitol siege costs will exceed $30 million, official tells congress

The top operations and maintenance official of the United States Capitol told lawmakers on Wednesday that the costs of the Jan. 6 attack will exceed $30 million, as his office works to provide mental health services, increase security and repair historical statues and other art damaged in the riot.

Biden lifts Trump-era ban blocking legal immigration to US

President Joe Biden on Wednesday lifted a freeze on green cards issued by his predecessor during the pandemic that lawyers said was blocking most legal immigration to the United States.

Neera Tanden, Biden’s choice for budget chief, faces new hurdles in Congress

In the latest sign that Neera Tanden's nomination is in trouble, two Senate panels slated to take up her nomination both postponed meetings scheduled for Wednesday.

Analysis

Why Republicans are suddenly against the COVID relief bill. And why their bet might pay off

Republicans are making an audacious bet with their opposition to the latest round of COVID relief — and politically, it might pay off for them in the end.

McCarthy and Cheney were asked whether Trump should speak at CPAC. Their answers highlighted a chasm in the GOP

The exchange at a Wednesday afternoon press conference underscored how the former president’s role in deadly Capitol insurrection has divided leading members of the Republican party.