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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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Jim Jordan says Jan. 6 call with Trump happened after attack

Rep. Jim Jordan. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Wednesday told a House panel his Jan. 6 phone call with former President Trump took place after the attack on the Capitol, though he waffled on the possibility and timing of other calls.

Why it matters: The Jan. 6 select committee is casting a wide net to try to uncover facts about Trump's involvement in the attack, and Jordan's conversations that day with the former president put him in that panel's crosshairs.

Republicans who put it all on the line

Rep. Nancy Mace speaks with reporters after voting to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

A small contingent of House Republicans risked their political futures on Thursday, they say, in the name of constitutional responsibility.

Why it matters: The nine Republicans who voted to hold former Trump aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress are now in peril of becoming political pariahs. They've opened themselves up to potential primary challengers and public attacks from their party's kingmaker — former President Trump.

House votes to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress

Steve Bannon. Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

The House of Representatives voted 229-202 on Thursday to hold former Trump strategist Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the Jan. 6 select committee.

Why it matters: The Justice Department will now consider bringing criminal charges against Bannon, marking a significant escalation in the Jan. 6 committee's efforts to enforce subpoenas against Trump allies who refuse to cooperate.