Articles by Rebecca Shabad Is A Congressional Reporter For Nbc News


nbcnews.com Jan 25, 2022

Congressional ethics watchdog says Reps. Newman, Lamborn may have violated federal law
Rebecca Shabad Is A Congressional Reporter For Nbc News

WASHINGTON — The Office of Congressional Ethics said Monday that Reps. Marie Newman, D-Ill., and Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., may have violated federal law and recommended that the House Ethics Committee further investigate their cases. If Rep. Newman used her candidacy to promise federal employment, she . . .

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nbcnews.com Jan 24, 2022

Virginia's new Republican AG fires lawyer working for Jan. 6 committee from state post
Rebecca Shabad Is A Congressional Reporter For Nbc News

Miyares, a Republican, also fired Brian Walther, who served as counsel for George Mason University. Both positions are appointed by the state attorney general. It is common practice for an incoming administration to appoint new staff that share the philosophical and legal approach of the Attorney Ge . . .

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nbcnews.com Jan 14, 2022

Biden to roll out bridge spending, highlight administration's infrastructure efforts
Rebecca Shabad Is A Congressional Reporter For Nbc News

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday is set to announce his administration will distribute billions of dollars to repair or replace bridges around the nation as part of the progress it is making since he signed the infrastructure bill in November. The president plans to highlight a previously . . .

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nbcnews.com Jan 13, 2022

Sinema quashes Democrats' hopes of passing voting bills ahead of Biden's visit
Rebecca Shabad Is A Congressional Reporter For Nbc News

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden arrived on Capitol Hill on Thursday to make a direct appeal to Senate Democrats to follow through on his administration’s push for voting rights legislation. Sinema's position means the two voting bills have no viable path to passage. Biden met behind closed doors wi . . .

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nbcnews.com Jan 12, 2022

Members of Congress honor Harry Reid as he lies in state in Capitol Rotunda
Rebecca Shabad Is A Congressional Reporter For Nbc News

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress honored the life of the late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at a ceremony Wednesday as he lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., shared several stories about his former colleague during the event, including that Reid nev . . .

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nbcnews.com Jan 10, 2022

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tests positive for Covid
Rebecca Shabad Is A Congressional Reporter For Nbc News

WASHINGTON — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has tested positive for Covid and "is experiencing symptoms and recovering at home,” her office said Sunday. Ocasio-Cortez got her booster shot in the fall "and encourages everyone to get their booster and follow all CDC guidance,” the statement sa . . .

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nbcnews.com Jan 07, 2022

Ohio solicitor general makes anti-vax mandate case to Supreme Court remotely after getting Covid
Rebecca Shabad Is A Congressional Reporter For Nbc News

WASHINGTON — Ohio's solicitor general, Ben Flowers, participated in Supreme Court oral arguments about the Biden administration's vaccine mandates remotely Friday after testing positive for Covid. Flowers tested positive for Covid after Christmas last week, Ohio’s attorney general’s office confirmed . . .

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nbcnews.com Jan 07, 2022

Cruz says in Fox News interview it was a 'mistake' for him to call Jan. 6 a 'terrorist attack'
Rebecca Shabad Is A Congressional Reporter For Nbc News

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Thursday said he made a “mistake” when, a day earlier, he described the Capitol riot as a “terrorist attack.”In an interview, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson denounced Cruz for his comment and accused the GOP senator of telling a "lie." “The way I phrased things yest . . .

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nbcnews.com Jan 03, 2022

Biden to meet with farmers about plans to lower meat prices, boost competition
Rebecca Shabad Is A Congressional Reporter For Nbc News

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to meet virtually Monday with farmers, ranchers and independent meat processors from across the country to discuss the administration's plans to create a fairer and more competitive supply chain for meat. The farmers are expected to discuss challenges they hav . . .

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nbcnews.com Dec 22, 2021

House committee launches probe into deadly Astroworld concert
Rebecca Shabad Is A Congressional Reporter For Nbc News

WASHINGTON — The House Oversight Committee announced Wednesday that it’s launching a bipartisan investigation into the tragedy at Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival in November that left 10 people dead and dozens injured. The lawmakers cited reports about security and medical staff being “inex . . .

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