Officials from South Carolina, Texas, Minnesota and North Carolina are among the witnesses expected to testify.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli are among the witnesses expected to testify.
President Barack Obama is aware of an armed standoff at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday, but the situation is “a local law enforcement matter.”
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Monday deferred to the Justice Department when pressed whether the administration considered the protests at the University of Missouri to be civil rights violations, following a series of protests over racism at the university.
Following an enthusiastic press conference Thursday morning, Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., discussed the details of the bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act on the Senate floor, a long-anticipated bill to overhaul sentencing provisions and give judges flexibility on mandatory minimum sentences.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing on the federal prison system. Department of Justice officials and Piper Kerman, author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” are among the witnesses expected to testify.
The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security holds a 2:30 p.m. hearing on FIFA, soccer’s international governing authority, which has faced recent criticism for human-rights abuses ahead of the 2022 men’s World Cup and is under federal investigation for racketeering conspiracy and corruption.
Veteran freelance journalist Andrew Jennings and Dan Flynn, the CEO and secretary general of the U.S. Soccer Federation, are among the witnesses expected to testify.