In victory for Trump, Republicans block probe of U.S. Capitol riot

Jan. 6 commission fails in Senate

Jan. 6 commission fails in Senate

However, Republican lawmakers had voiced opposition to the commission. Maine's other senator, independent Angus King, also voted Friday to move forward with the commission. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., told reporters Friday that he would rather be fishing or golfing for Memorial Day Weekend ahead of a congressional vote on whether to establish a commission to investigate the January 6 riot at the Capitol.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday the Senate would resume consideration of a sweeping package of legislation meant to boost the country's ability to compete with Chinese technology on June 8.

In comments this week, Murray blasted Republicans who have shrugged off the events of January 6, when a mob roamed the Capitol trying to halt certification of the 2020 presidential election.

"We all know what's going on here".

Senate Democrats have been under pressure from activists on the left to scrap the chamber's longstanding supermajority rule, but have so far declined to do so.

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His comments come as the Taoiseach said more than 2.5 million doses of Covid vaccine would be administered by the end of Tuesday. Timelines for getting the second vaccine dose are uncertain due to a shortage occasioned by delays by Covax.

Her stance again puts Collins at odds with her party and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, who opposed the bill despite amendments proposed by Collins meant to alleviate McConnell's objections to the composition of the commission and the timeline for its work.

The Senate had sought to pass the $250 billion measure on Thursday but the legislation was delayed by Republicans who said Schumer and his fellow Democrats had not allowed enough time to consider amendments.

Republicans did not defend these positions on the Senate floor before or after the vote. A subpoena can only be issued to compel witness testimony if it has the support of the majority of members, or if the commission's chairperson, chosen by Democrats, and the vice-chairperson, chosen by Republicans, come to an agreement. She said the principles of democracy are at stake. Schumer said he voiced support for many senators including at least one Republican, Rob Portman. Two Democrats and nine Republicans skipped the vote.

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