Trump’s FBI Pick Testifies at Confirmation Hearing, Senate Works To Get Through Backlog, and More
The lawyer that President Donald Trump picked to lead the FBI, Christopher Wray, faced the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday for his confirmation hearing. He was nominated to replace the former director, James Comey, who Trump fired in May.
Wray also said that he doesn’t believe that the investigation into the allegation that the Trump administration colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign is a “witch hunt.” Read the story from The AP.
Part of Senate Recess Canceled
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the first two weeks of the Senate’s August recess would be canceled. The Senate has a backlog of the president’s nominees and legislation to get through — including rolling back Obamacare — and they’re hoping that by staying in session, they can clear some of that out. Read the story from The AP.
House Unveils Border Wall Plan
The House Appropriations Committee unveiled a $1.6 billion plan for Trump’s main campaign promise: to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico. Read the story from The AP.
Everything You Need To Know About the Russia Probe
Catch up on the latest developments in the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. Read the story from The AP.
Net Neutrality Day of Action
Dozens of websites — including large ones like Netflix, Facebook, and Amazon — are urging regulators and lawmakers not to weaken regulations for Internet providers. Read the story from NPR.
Human Chain Rescues Family
More than 70 people formed a human chain to rescue a family that got swept away by a riptide in Florida. Read the story from The AP.