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Watch Live: House Hearing on Flint Water Crisis

President Barack Obama declared a federal emergency in Flint, Mich. on Jan. 16 freeing up federal aid to help with lead-contaminated drinking water. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Mich.  

Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and the City of Flint are among the witnesses expected to testify.  

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on Child Migrant Crisis

Protesters swarm buses carrying undocumented migrants for processing at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station in Murrieta, Calif. (David McNew/Getty Images)

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Investigations holds a hearing on issues with procedures used by the Department of Health and Human Services to handle unaccompanied immigrant children arriving in the United States.

Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services are among the witnesses expected to testify.

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on Heroin and Prescription Drug Epidemic

Ayotte holds a heroin epidemic roundtable discussion at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia , N.H., on Aug. 26, 2015. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the heroin and prescription drug abuse epidemic in the United States.

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, New Hampshire Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and other officials are among the witnesses expected to testify.

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on Obama Gun Control Actions

Lynch will testify on the White House's gun actions on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies holds a hearing on President Barack Obama’s executive actions on gun control earlier this month.  

Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli are among the witnesses expected to testify.  

Pelosi on Whether Hillary Clinton Would Work Better With Congress

In her Power Brokers interview, Pelosi dishes on what it was like to work with Steny Hoyer in her first job. (SideXSide Studios)

Wait, was that an endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi?

In this first clip from an exclusive interview with Roll Call to kick off our new Power Brokers series of weekly newsmaker interviews, Pelosi discussed why and how a President Hillary Clinton might have a better chance of working with House Republicans than President Barack Obama has.

Pelosi: North Korea Sanctions Bill to Receive Bipartisan Support

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said a bill toughening sanctions against North Korea is "ready to go." (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

A bill to strengthen U.S. sanctions on North Korea is expected to get a House vote as soon as next week, and it will receive broad bipartisan support, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday. “It has been in the works for a while,” the California Democrat said, explaining that the bill is timely but not a direct response to North Korea bragging this week about a successful hydrogen bomb test.  

Senate Sets Hearing on Obama Gun Actions

Shelby has invited the attorney general to testify. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-Ala., chairman of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee, asked Attorney General Loretta Lynch to testify at a Jan. 28 hearing on the president's actions, which Obama argued were legal and necessary in the face of congressional inaction on gun control. Shelby's subcommittee oversees the Department of Justice's budget. "Let me be clear: I will not sit idly by and allow the Department to implement unlawful, unconstitutional actions," Shelby wrote Wednesday in a letter to Lynch.  

The president's proposals included expanding background checks for firearm purchases at gun shows and on the Internet, as well as several proposals to address mental illness .  

Some Democrats Not as Opposed to Tax Deal as Pelosi

Pelosi called the tax extender bill "practically an immorality." (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Yes, the majority of House Democrats voted against the tax deal on Thursday, but 77 of them voted yes the day after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the bill "practically an immorality."  

But for many Democrats, it appears voting against a bill that permanently locks in expanded tax benefits for working families would have been immoral.  

Senate Clinches Deal to Finish Omnibus on Friday

Rubio had hinted at a slow down of the omnibus, but it won't take place. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

No level of consternation about the big omnibus spending and budget deal will interfere with this year's Christmas getaway.  

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced an agreement that will allow the Senate to quickly call up and pass the combined measure after the House finishes work Friday — without a weekend session.  

Pelosi Supports Omnibus, but Other Democrats Not Sold

Pelosi will support the omnibus, but some of her Democratic colleagues are still on the fence. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will vote for the $1.1 trillion spending bill, but it's unclear how many of her more liberal colleagues will follow her lead, a situation fluid enough that members and aides are concerned there might not be enough Democratic votes to offset Republican no votes.  

Members of the Congressional Progressive, Black, Hispanic and Asian Pacific American caucuses are inclined to vote against the omnibus, citing a variety of flaws in the bill they can't ignore.