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Speaker Nancy Pelosi with Democratic members of the House Jan. 6 select sommittee on July 1. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

The House's select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot announced Wednesday it will hold its first hearing July 27 with law enforcement officers to examine the deadly rampage.

Why it matters: The select committee is moving forward even though House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has yet to choose Republican members to be appointed to the panel.

The big picture: The select committee is meant to be comprised of 13 members, five of whom were to be chosen with consultation with McCarthy, though Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has the final say as to who sits on the panel.

  • Pelosi chose former GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) to serve.
  • The House Democrat-led select committee was formed after Republicans blocked a bill that would have established a bipartisan 9/11-style commission to probe the riot.

Editor's note: This story is breaking. Please check back for updates.

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Kevin McCarthy raises $43.6 million in first half of 2021

Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) raised $43.6 million during the first half of 2021, his campaign announced on Wednesday.

The big picture: McCarthy's announcement comes after the National Republican Congressional Committee said it had raised almost $80 million during the first half of the year, its best-ever first-half haul during an election off-year.

NRCC posts mammoth fundraising haul

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (left) and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Republicans' House campaign arm is putting up huge fundraising numbers as the party seeks to win back control of the lower chamber in the midterms.

Driving the news: The National Republican Congressional Committee raised nearly $80 million during the first six months of 2021, its best-ever first-half haul during an election off year, the committee tells Axios.

Liz Cheney outraised Elise Stefanik in Q2, breaking quarterly record

Rep. Liz Cheney speaks after she was voted out as chair of the House Republican Conference on May 12, 2021. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) set a second straight fundraising record last quarter, bringing in $1.88 million from April to June, Fox News reports.

Why it matters: The impressive haul, an increase from the record-setting $1.5 million Cheney brought in during the first three months of the year, came during the period in which she was ousted as House GOP conference chair for her criticism of former President Trump.