Capitol Report (Dec. 20): Lawmakers Rush to Pass $1.7 Trillion to Avert Shutdown; Rep. Biggs’s Plan for Opposing McCarthy as Speaker

Steve Lance
By Steve Lance
December 20, 2022Capitol Reportshare

Lawmakers unveiled a $1.7 trillion spending bill in the early hours of Tuesday. Congress must pass this massive bill or a temporary funding bill to prevent a government shutdown this week. House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy says he’ll whip a no vote, calling it a “monstrosity.” What’s in it?

A newly elected congresswoman says she doesn’t have any social media apps on her personal devices, as she vows to go after Big Tech once she takes the office.

A vaccine mandate was struck down in federal court, after the mandate was applied to federal contractors since September 2021.

As McCarthy is working to shore up support from within his own party to win the speaker’s gavel, we’ll hear from a congressman who’s challenging McCarthy. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) shares with us his vision to change the direction in Washington.

There are new rules for pollutants emitted from large vehicles, and the U.S. Postal Service is on board with that. It plans to have mostly electric delivery trucks by 2028.

Fewer new homes are being constructed; home constructions have dropped since October.

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