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The statue of Edmund Kirby Smith was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Florida in 1922. On June 29, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to remove it and other statues of Confederate leaders.

The U.S. House voted Tuesday to remove from the Capitol a bust of the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, a Marylander who wrote the despised Dred Scott decision — as well as evict statues and busts of men who fought for the Confederacy or served in its government. Read more»

The dome of the Library of Congress, topped by the Torch of Learning. Democrats and Republicans accused each other of hate and censorship in the debate over a bill that would force the library to continue using the term “illegal alien” in its catalogs.

The House spent several hours in bitter debate Thursday over a Republican-backed bill that would force the Library of Congress to continue using the term “illegal alien” in its catalog instead of the library’s preferred “noncitizen.” Read more»


Selected excerpts from the works of Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Chicano to be named the U.S. poet laureate. The appointment of the author, who is published by the University of Arizona Press, was announced Wednesday. Poems included are from "Border-Crosser with a Lamborghini Dream" and "Half of the World in Light." Read more»

The House is scheduled to meet in legislative session for just 113 days next year, the fewest number of work days since 2008. But lawmakers defend the schedule, saying their time is often better spent in their districts than in Washington.

The House will meet just 113 days next year, 25 days fewer than this year and the least since 2006, according to the 2014 calendar released last week by House leaders. Read more»