Senate OKs bill to secure Capitol, help Afghans with visasWASHINGTON (AP) — An emergency spending bill passed by the Senate 98-0 on Thursday would bolster security at the Capitol and repay outstanding debts from the Jan. 6 insurrection. The $2.1 billion bill would also increase the number of visas for allies w Biden said he supports passing immigration reform through the Democrats' $3.5 trillion spending plan without any GOP supportDemocrats are hoping to pass a $3.5 trillion spending plan through reconciliation, but it's unclear what immigration reforms could be included. U.S. Democratic senators say FBI ignored tips on Brett KavanaughA group of U.S. Democratic Senators on Thursday said that newly released materials show the FBI failed to fully investigate sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh when he was nominated to the court in 2018. Infrastructure deal: Senate suddenly acts to take up billWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday night to begin work on a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan, acting with sudden speed after weeks of fits and starts once the White House and a bipartisan group of senators agreed on major provis Texas Democrats defy arrest threats after fleeing to block voting lawDemocrats say they fled in an effort to stop Republicans from passing a law to tighten voting rules. Impeachment, Vaccines, Valentine’s Day: Your Weekend BriefingHere’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories. Jim Jordan among 5 Republicans selected for Jan. 6 select committeeThere's just over a week to go until the committee's first hearing on the Capitol riot. Sheila Jackson-Lee arrested at voting rights protests on Capitol HillSheila Jackson-Lee was the third Congress member to be arrested in the nonviolent protests Who will be the last person incarcerated for marijuana in the US?As voters decriminalize marijuana across the US, some states are still putting people in jail for marijuana offenses. What will it take to end the prohibition on pot? The Senate signs off on a $250 billion cash injection for US tech companies to help them compete with China and end the global semiconductor chip shortageThe US Innovation and Competition Act includes $52 billion to encourage US manufacturing of semiconductor chips — an effort to stop a global shortage.