U.S. Justice Dept issues new policy on communications with White House

July 21, 2021 By Jan Wolfe and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday handed down new policies governing the Justice Department’s interactions with the White House aimed at minimizing political interference in law enforcement, the Justice Department said. Garland said in a statement […]

Top U.S. senator demands inquiry into Justice Dept grants system

July 21, 2021 By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top U.S. Senate Republican has demanded an investigation into new Justice Department grant-management software, after Reuters reported https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-47-billion-grant-programs-tech-woes-take-toll-justice-groups-2021-07-12 that technological glitches in the system have delayed funding programs from police departments to victims’ service providers. Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking […]

Schumer sets procedural vote for $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill

July 19, 2021 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday he would set a procedural vote on a bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill for Wednesday. (Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Sandra Maler) The post Schumer sets procedural vote for $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill […]

Three Texas state Democrats who fled to Washington test positive for COVID

July 17, 2021 WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Three Democratic Texas state lawmakers, who fled to Washington D.C. to halt a Republican-sponsored election law, tested positive for COVID-19, the Texas State House Democratic Caucus said in a statement on Saturday. The three Texas House Democratic lawmakers had been vaccinated against the coronavirus, but […]