Capitol Report (May 19): Manchin Pushes Back on Biden Energy Policy; Dr. Carol Swain on Buffalo Shooting

Under mounting pressure over soaring gas prices, House Democrats passed a bill to punish oil and gas producers for alleged price gouging. But Larry Summers, a top Democratic economic adviser, says this move will have no impact on lowering prices, and could even make the situation worse.

The unprecedented baby formula crisis is still ongoing. The FDA told lawmakers the Abbott manufacturing plant will be on track within weeks. Meanwhile, scammers are tricking desperate parents into paying steep prices for formula.

In a White House meeting with Finnish and Swedish leaders Thursday morning, President Joe Biden gave his full support to their joining NATO. But not all NATO-member countries support their inclusion.

Discontinuing normal diplomatic relations with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)? One congressman tells us there is grounds to do so and that the world has a moral obligation to acknowledge the evil nature of the CCP.

A newly passed domestic terror bill is sparking debate on the Hill. Democrats blame Republicans for the Buffalo mass shooting, while the GOP says the bill targets Americans’ First Amendment rights.

In the wake of the Buffalo shooting, we speak to former Vanderbilt professor Dr. Carol Swain about the appropriate tone and tenor when emotions are still raw.

The Senate voted to pass a $40 billion aid package to Ukraine. Biden is expected to sign the bill immediately.

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