Lawmakers so far have not had to confront the type of meltdown Congress faced nearly 15 years ago, which some say is a good thing because of polarization. “I don’t know. I think it’s a challenge,” Sen.
Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, told reporters Thursday. “The special interest influence — I’ve been doing this a long time, as you know — I’d say it’s probably greater today than it’s been in my lifetime.”
election House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has adopted a wait-and-see approach, trying to keep calm and wanting to hold some key hearings before the House Financial Services Committee before determining whether any action is needed.
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Zelenskiy hails ICC move, blames Putin for child deportations
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