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A U.S. Capitol Police patrol car outside the campus on April 28. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Republicans on the House Administration Committee, a panel charged with oversight into the U.S. Capitol Police, called on Democrats to endorse oversight hearings into the Capitol Police Board on Monday.

Why it matters: The former House and Senate sergeants-at-arms were replaced following their resignations in the wake of the lethal Jan. 6 Capitol attack, led largely by supporters of former President Trump.

  • The Capitol Police Board consists of the sergeant-at-arms of the House, the sergeant-at-arms and doorkeeper of the Senate, and the architect of the Capitol.

What they're saying: Ranking Republicans on the committee, including Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), pointed to a recent hearing with U.S. Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton that found "there is virtually no oversight of the board."

  • The members said the hearing "would be the first time the entire board has appeared jointly before Congress since 1945."

Read the letter:

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Aug 8, 2021 - Politics & Policy

New power brokers

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) appears with other Repubiican infrastructure negotiators. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The G10 is on the cusp of a victory lap for getting a seemingly impossible infrastructure deal through the Senate — but the process also shows how a closely divided Congress has undercut the traditional power brokers.

Why it matters: Committee chairs and their staffers told Axios they're furious — "pissed" is the term one used — with how the bipartisan group bypassed traditional processes to produce a bill directly with the White House. And they worry it's part of a shifting power dynamic on Capitol Hill.

GOP gusher

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Inflation, rising crime and the border surge are positioning Republicans for even bigger midterm gains than they'd imagined just months ago.

Why it matters: President Biden has preached bipartisanship. Strident Democrats are pushing for hard-left positions enacted through their control of Congress and the White House. But the daily headlines are boosting the GOP's arguments as it seeks to regain control of at least one chamber in 2022.

Beauty giant Coty Cosmetics looking to sell its own branded products

Coty Cosmetics CEO Sue Nabi. Photo: Axios on HBO

Coty Cosmetics CEO Sue Nabi tells Axios the beauty giant will “probably” introduce Coty-branded products one day.

Why it matters: Coty produces some of the world’s most popular fragrances, skin care products and color cosmetics on behalf of other well-known brands, but has shied away from producing its own branded products.