Nine Extinction Rebellion protesters are arrested for storming U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office.
Sources: Washington Post
Sources: Washington Post
Around 70 Extinction Rebellion members, including canoeist Etienne Stott and sailor Laura Baldwin, are detained after gluing themselves to a Shell oil tanker truck near the Marble Arch at Hyde Park in London, UK.
Representatives Peter Meijer (R-MI) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) make an unannounced trip to Kabul "to conduct oversight on the mission to evacuate Americans and our allies". However, the U.S. State Department, Defense Department, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issue a warning for lawmakers not to travel to Afghanistan.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announce that Brian Sicknick, the United States Capitol Police officer who died from injuries sustained during the storming of the United States Capitol, will lie in honor at the Rotunda.
President Donald Trump says that he might not sign the $900 billion relief bill, which was passed by both the House and Senate. He also calls for Congress to amend the bill and increase stimulus checks to Americans earning under $75,000 per year from $600 to $2,000. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi agrees to work with Congress to increase the payout amount.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi suggests that President Trump's State of the Union address scheduled for January 29 be delayed or use a drastically modified format due to security concerns related to the ongoing government shutdown.
Notable speakers include Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado, Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania, retired General John R. Allen and Chelsea Clinton.
Other Democratic leaders speaking include Donna Brazile, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator Tom Harkin, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Harry Reid, Senator Chuck Schumer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, former Attorney General Eric Holder, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
John Kerry, along with the other Group of Seven (G7) foreign ministers, laid wreaths at Japan's Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum to the victims of the 1945 U.S. nuclear attack. Kerry is the first Secretary of State to visit the memorial. Then-U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi was previously the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the memorial, in 2008. The Hiroshima foreign ministers meeting is part of the preparations for the 42nd G7 summit the end of next month at Japan's Kashiko Island, Shima, Mie Prefecture.