OnPolitics: GOP-led House Judiciary Committee examines Biden Administration border policies

  • In Politics
  • 2023-02-01 21:08:20Z

Hey there, OnPolitics readers.

It's busy on Capitol Hill today as several Republican-led House committees held their first hearings of the 118th Congress, including the House Judiciary Committee which examined the Biden Administration's immigration and U.S.-Mexico border security policies.

Wednesday's hearing was the first of at least three House GOP hearings to investigate President Joe Biden's handling of the border, which has long faced criticism from lawmakers of both parties.

So, what should you know?

  • Republicans say that the president's southern border policies are too lenient and are calling for stricter policies.

  • Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is facing calls for impeachment from some House Republicans over the administration's handling of the border. Texas GOP Rep. Pat Fallon filed the impeachment paperwork a few weeks ago.

  • Biden announced new policies last month that would increase expulsions at the U.S.-Mexico border as Mexico agreed to accept migrants from Venezuela, Nicaragua, Haiti and Cuba who enter the U.S. illegally.

The probes into Biden's immigration and border policies is just the tip of the iceberg for the president as the GOP-controlled House Oversight Committee is set to investigate Biden's family Feb. 8, including his son's laptop and ties to foreign companies.

⚖️ Biden's border hearing: Lawmakers spar over how to handle the growing number of migrants at the southern border.

????️ What's next? House Republicans are investigating Biden's family, we breakdown what we know here.

What else is going on in Washington?

Short dispatches from our live blog for the political news enthusiast:

  • Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is set to launch her presidential bid, challenging Donald Trump for the GOP presidential nomination.

  • The FBI recovered no additional classified documents after searching Biden's Rehoboth Beach home.

  • House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told reporters House Republicans have the votes to oust Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from the Foreign Affairs committee.

  • Vice President Kamala Harris attended Tyre Nichols' funeral with four other White House officials.

???? For the latest news of the day follow along with our politics live blog, which is updated in real time.

???? Like the new look of this newsletter? We have a new format to give you more political news each day! Not signed up? Get OnPolitics in your inbox here.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: House GOP holds hearing on Biden's border policies; set to investigate family


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply


Top News: Politics