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9/11 first responders ‘did their jobs … do yours’: Watch Jon Stewart rip lawmakers

Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart holds up the jacket of first responder Ray Pfeifer before testifying at a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee as it considers permanent authorization of the Victim Compensation Fund in Washington on Tuesday June 11, 2019. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

The House Judiciary Committee convened Tuesday to hear from 9/11 first responders, family members and advocates for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

Jon Stewart, a fund proponent, said Congress’ slow response to the health needs of the first responders was a stain on the institution, contrasting that with how quickly the FDNY and NYPD sprung into action after the 9/11 attacks.

‘It is my body, not the state's’, Busy tells Judiciary Committee

Actor Busy Philipps prepares to testify during House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing titled "Threats to Reproductive Rights in America," on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Philipps talked about her decision to have an abortion at age 15. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

"I am not speaking about birth, sir, I am speaking about abortion," former Dawson's Creek actress Busy Philipps told Rep. Louie Gohmert in a heated exchange.

Is Artificial Intelligence the final frontier? Probably not

(Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call)

Watch CQ Roll Call’s senior writers Gopal Ratnam and Kate Ackley dispel some common misconceptions about artificial intelligence.

Lieu: ‘Of all the people that Republicans could have selected, they pick Candace Owens’
 

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday on hate crimes and the rise of white nationalism. Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu took a moment to play a clip of controversial remarks on Adolf Hitler made by conservative commentator Candace Owens, who testified before the panel.

Climate debate heats up Oversight Committee
 

“Mr. Chairman,” said former Secretary of State John Kerry in front of the committee, “this is just not a serious conversation.”

Watch: Republicans call for Schiff to step down as Intel chairman during committee hearing
 

The nine Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee signed a letter calling for Chairman Adam B. Schiff to resign as chairman a few days after Attorney General William P. Barr told Congress that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report found no evidence President Donald Trump colluded with Russia.

“Despite these findings, you continue to proclaim to the media that there is significant evidence of collusion,” Rep. K. Michael Conaway said during a committee hearing. “As such, we have no faith in your ability to discharge your duties … and urge your immediate resignation as chairman of the committee.”

Hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women brings tears to Haaland’s eyes
 

Rep. Deb Haaland got emotional while questioning a witness at a hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women Thursday. Choking back tears, Haaland asked North Dakota state Rep. Ruth Buffalo about a garment she presented during her testimony that was handmade to represent members of indigenous groups who were missing or murdered.

Cohen vs. the GOP: the many defenses for Trump
 

The long and often contentious Michael Cohen hearing on Wednesday did not bring about many revelations.