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  • Norman voted to name Arizona GOP Congressman Andy Biggs and, later, Rep. Jim Jordan as Speaker of the House. He was the only South Carolina Republican to not vote for McCarthy.
  • A federal trial to determine whether South Carolina's congressional maps are legal is closing with arguments over whether the state Legislature diluted Black voting power. The NAACP says the General Assembly removed Black voters from the coastal 1st District to make it easier for Republicans to win and dilute African American votes. The General Assembly says it drew maps fairly to deal with 10% population growth concentrated along the coast. A panel of three federal judges will hear closing arguments in the case Tuesday morning in Charleston. A ruling is expected later.
  • The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is holding a series of public hearings. The committee has interviewed hundreds of witnesses and collected tens of thousands of pages of documents as part of its investigation into the deadly attack. The next hearing, the panel's ninth in this series, will be on Thursday , October 13 at 1 p.m. ET. SC Public Radio will broadcast special live coverage, anchored by NPR host Rachel Martin, the NPR Politics team and others. We will also offer a live video feed, here.
  • U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn has filed to seek a 16th term representing South Carolina's 6th District. South Carolina's lone congressional Democrat is now 81. Clyburn filed his paperwork Monday, saying he's headed into this next campaign in good health and determined to keep working alongside close ally President Joe Biden. Clyburn was first elected in 1992 to represent the majority Black district that sweeps from around the capital city of Columbia down to Charleston. He has risen to the No. 3 Democrat in the House and is the highest-ranking Black member of Congress. Clyburn won his last election by nearly 40 percentage points.
  • U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace says she's been the victim of Memorial Day vandalism. Mace on Tuesday posted a video of obscenities that were spray-painted on her Charleston, South Carolina-area home. The outspoken critic of the Biden administration said she had contacted local law enforcement to investigate. The Republican congresswoman says this is at least the second time her private property has been marred by those who oppose her politically. In the run-up to her narrow November victory over Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham, then-candidate Mace said someone tried to intimidate her by scrawling an obscenity on the side of her vehicle hours before the two met in a debate.
  • Tuesday, July 27, 9:30 a.m.: The House select committee on the Jan. 6 insurrection is holding its first hearing. The committee has been plagued with partisan conflict but is pushing forward to investigate the events leading up to and during the riot at the U.S. Capitol. Watch the hearing live.Watch live video of the briefing here...
  • Monday, Dec 9, at 9:00 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee will begin a hearing on the impeachment inquiry report completed by the House Intelligence…
  • Rep. James Clyburn drops by to talk with Walter Edgar about his life and career, and about writing his autobiography, Blessed Experiences: Genuinely…