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# Congress

Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# US Senate
US Senate gives final approval to debt ceiling deal
The package negotiated between Mr Biden and Mr McCarthy leaves neither Republicans nor Democrats fully pleased with the outcome.
Last month
May 2023
# US Capitol Riot
January 6 rioter who propped his feet on Nancy Pelosi's desk jailed for 4 years
Barnett, 63, testified he was “going with the flow” and struck a pose after news photographers told him to “act natural”.
# Congress
Biden to meet Republican leader over US debt ceilng
Anxiety was mounting in Washington today ahead of the 1 June deadline for Congress to authorize more borrowing.
This year
# Social Media
TikTok chief faces off with US lawmakers as ban looms
Tiktok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, is under immense pressure across Western countries.
# Taliban
US veterans testify of ‘catastrophic’ impact of chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan
The initial hearing displayed the open wounds from the end of America’s longest war in August 2021.
# Congress
Development, not All-Irelands: Why Galway's minor hurlers are seeking a new home
Galway GAA chairman Paul Bellew discusses the county’s bid to be accommodated in a provincial minor hurling championship.
# US Capitol Riot
Man who propped feet on Nancy Pelosi’s desk during US Capitol riot found guilty
Richard ‘Bigo’ Barnett lounging at a desk in Nancy Pelosi’s office made him one of the most memorable figures from the riot on 6 January 2021.
# Bolsonaro
Brazilian far-right protesters storm congress
The protesters of supporters of former right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro, who lost reelection against a socialist opponent.
# kevin mccarthy
McCarthy inches ahead in US speaker race after fierce rebellion within Republican party
The chamber is unable swear in members and begin its 2023-24 session.
# kevin mccarthy
US Congress plunges deeper into crisis as McCarthy again fails to win speakership
McCarthy has been unable to secure the majority needed across six voting rounds during a chaotic, rollercoaster 48 hours.
# Congress
Chaotic first day for new US Congress as McCarthy fails to win first vote to become House speaker
Divided Republicans failed to elect a speaker in the first round of voting.
Last year
# george santos
Newly-elected US Congressman admits to making up aspects of CV and biography before mid-term vote
Santos also falsely claimed he was Jewish, despite being a Catholic.
# the midterms
US midterms: As the election count drags on, focus shifts to the 2024 White House race
With 209 seats so far, Republicans appear poised to secure a slim majority in the 435-seat House of Reps.
# Steve Bannon
US Justice Department seeks six months in jail for ex-Trump aide Bannon
He was found guilty in July on two counts of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena to testify.
# Cyber Security
Whistleblower tells US congress Twitter is ‘plagued by weak cyber defences’
Peiter ‘Mudge’ Zatko told congress that Twitter is “misleading the public, lawmakers” and regulators.
# Congress
US politician attends son’s same-sex wedding days after voting no to gay marriage
In 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage and legalized it in all fifty states
# 6 january
Former Trump advisers held in contempt of Congress over attack on US Capitol
Criminal referrals for Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino will be sent to the US Justice Department for possible prosecution.
'Another step towards equality within the Gaelic games family' as Camogie vote for integration
A motion was passed overwhelmingly at Camogie Association Congress this afternoon.
# Motions
GAA support integration with ladies football and camogie, underage grade change defeated
The annual GAA Congress took place today at Bekan in Mayo.
All time
US Congress passes bill to avert partial government shutdown
The legislation was needed to keep the government running once the current budget year ended at midnight.
# elise stefanik
Republicans choose Trump loyalist to replace ousted Cheney in key Congress role
Elise Stefanik has repeated many of the former president’s claims about election fraud.
# 100 Days
'America is ready for takeoff': Joe Biden declares new dawn for US in first address to Congress
It was one of the most watched moments of Biden’s presidency.
# Congress
'I’d love for it to be debated more' - Wexford captain has 'real worry' over new cynical play rule
Matthew O’Hanlon is concerned how the new hurling rule will be implemented at club level.
# Tough Call
'Same theme as incursions into the field ' - Joint-captains lifting trophies rule explained
The controversial motion was passed at Congress on Saturday.
# one at a time
Joint captains are now banned from lifting GAA trophies together
The move was rubber-stamped at Congress today.
# 6 january
Security officials to answer for failures during US Capitol riot
Three of the four people scheduled to testify before two Senate committees have already resigned.
# Congress
Pelosi says Congress will set up independent commission to examine Capitol riot
The House will also put forth supplemental spending to boost security at the Capitol.
# qanon
US Republican who spread conspiracy theories thrown off congress committees
Nearly all Republicans voted against the move but none defended Greene’s lengthy history of outrageous social media posts.
# impeachment
US President Donald Trump impeached by House of Representatives for second time
Ten Republican representatives joined with Democrats to vote to impeach Donald Trump.
Pelosi referred to the rioters as "domestic terrorists"
McCarthy calls for unity but says impeachment will divide
President Trump calls for demonstrations to be non-violent
Mike Pence rules out invoking 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office
Timeline: Is there time to impeach Trump and could he be banned from running in the future?
# Washington DC
Descent into chaos: 38 photos that tell the story of last night's violence and destruction in Washington
Here’s how the day unfolded.
# Riots
'I can't stay': US envoy to Northern Ireland resigns after pro-Trump rioters storm Capitol Hill
The deputy national security adviser and the first lady’s chief of staff have also resigned.
# defence bill
'A resounding rebuke': US Congress votes overwhelmingly in favour of overriding Trump veto
The US President called the move ‘pathetic’.
# United States
US Congressman-elect dies of Covid-19 aged 41
Republican Luke Letlow announced earlier this month that he had tested positive for Covid-19.
# Congress
Donald Trump suggests he might not sign Covid relief bill
Trump complained in a video on Twitter that the bill delivered too much money to foreign countries, but not enough to American citizens.
# Club v County
GAA split season with July All-Ireland finals coming by 2022 if passed by Congress
It has also been proposed that pre-season competitions are scrapped and no inter-county training can take place before 1 January.
# Congress
US House votes in favour of removing Confederate statues from Capitol Hill
Representative Karen Bass from California said that these statues represent an acceptance of white supremacy and racism.
# Congress
US Attorney General William Barr agrees to testify before Congress
Congress is examining whether he has inappropriately politicised the Justice Department.
# black lives matter
George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’
“The people marching in the streets are telling you enough is enough. Be the leaders that this country, this world, needs. Do the right thing,” Philonise Floyd said.
# Ch-Ch-Changes
Two points for a '45, and supporting dual players - key congress motions for Ladies football
There will also be a vote on who will become the next LGFA president.
# Hitting Out
'I don’t understand why people who don’t play the game, get to make the decisions'
Mickey Harte, Dessie Farrell and Niall Morgan offer contrasting views on the GAA’s new backpass rule.