Capitol Report (Jan. 31): Biden Says Time to End COVID Emergency Amid Calls to End Sooner; Santos Steps Away From Committees

Steve Lance
By Steve Lance
January 31, 2023Capitol Report

After three years, the White House plans to end the COVID-19 emergency. House Republicans agree and are pushing a bill to do just that, but only sooner.

Many have been calling for Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) to step down. On Tuesday, Santos said he will step down—but not from his House seat.

Activists are calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to bring up human rights issues during a visit to China next week. Lawmakers are coming together to speak up for religious freedom around the world. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) is calling to raise the issue of China’s abysmal human rights abuses. We speak with the senator.

The Department of Justice is dropping probes into a retired Marine general. The General was accused of lobbying the U-S government on behalf of Qatar.

momentum in the housing market keeps fading. Home prices have been declining for five consecutive months, according to the latest data.

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