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Washington, DC - June 21 : Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., speak as members of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol meet in a private room before walking out for another hearing to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
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Today, the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection signaled that it will resume public hearings in July after one Thursday focused on former president Donald Trump’s efforts to pressure the Justice Department to help overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Panel members have said they have been inundated with new evidence, including footage from a documentary filmmaker. Hearings tentatively scheduled for next week are apparently being pushed back.

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Meanwhile, President Biden called on Congress to suspend the federal gas tax for three months in a bid to provide some relief to drivers. But the plan faces head winds on Capitol Hill, where even some senior members of his own party have questioned the wisdom of a gas tax holiday, suggesting that the savings won’t be passed on to consumers. During remarks from the White House, Biden called on gas companies to pass along “every penny.”

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