Sunday, September 27, 2020

MixedTimes - Chad Pergram

The Capitol’s echoes are deafening

The U.S. Capitol is often an empty cavern during the pandemic. The congressional August recess, with only a few lawmakers in the building, augments the void.

House debating proxy voting: Here’s what could happen

Lawmakers in the House are poised to debate whether to allow “proxy” or “remote” voting so members don’t have to physically gather on the floor amid coronavirus social distancing.

Reporter's Notebook: Could Trump 'adjourn' Congress?

Either Congress is in or out, but it's more complex if Congress is technically on “recess” -- but meeting at three-day intervals, as required by the Constitution, in “pro forma” sessions.

Congress likely to restrict Capitol tours out of concern over coronavirus

Discussions are underway about curbing all non-essential activity at the Capitol amid the coronavirus threat. Fox News is told the conversations will likely mean a suspension of public tours at the Capitol and limits on other access by some personnel and employeeson Capitol Hill.

Senate to debate impeachment trial rules: What to expect

The Senate is set to begin its trial session in the impeachment of President Trump on Tuesday afternoon, where lawmakers will hash out the terms and details for the ground rules that will govern proceedings.

Here's what happens once the Senate gets the articles of impeachment

Just as soon as the House concluded votes on Friday and most lawmakers rushed to the airport, garage or Union Station, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signaled that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) should be ready in the coming days to summon to the floor the measure to appoint impeachment managers and send the articles of impeachment to the Senate.