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Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Getty Images

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told the House Steering and Policy Committee Tuesday night that she will announce this week whether she will appoint a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection, her chief of staff Drew Hammill tweeted.

Why it matters: The creation of such a committee means House Democrats, who currently have a majority, would be responsible for the investigation.

This article has been updated with Hammill's remarks clarifying Pelosi's plan.

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Sep 29, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Biden's climate agenda is hanging by a thread

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Democrats' pathway to moving huge new climate investments through Congress is looking narrower than ever as negotiations over wide-ranging tax and spending legislation reach a fever pitch.

Driving the news: Washington is enmeshed in tricky talks over sweeping legislation that covers taxes, health and social spending, and of course energy and climate.

Thousands without power as "hazardous" winter storm lashes East Coast

Winter view from Charlotte as winter storm Izzy creates dangerous conditions in Charlotte, N.C. on Jan. 16. Photo: Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

A major winter storm was lashing much of the East Coast on Sunday, causing widespread power outages and disrupting travel over the holiday weekend.

The big picture: Heavy snow and ice accumulations were "likely to produce hazardous travel," downed trees and more outages from the Mid-South to the Northeast, per the National Weather Service. Some parts of the U.S. can expect to see up to a foot of snow through Monday.

Updated 5 hours ago - Science

Volcanic eruption in Tonga caused "significant" damage

This satellite image of the eruption on Jan. 15 taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite operated by Japan Meteorological Agency and released by National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). Photo: NICT via AP

Significant damage has been reported in Tonga following an undersea volcanic eruption on Saturday, which covered the Pacific nation in ash and cut off communication lines.

Driving the news: The eruption triggered tsunami warnings across Tonga's islands and in other regions, including the West Coast of the U.S. and New Zealand.