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Yamiche Alcindor, moderator of WASHINGTON WEEK, on set in April 2021.
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Yamiche Alcindor, moderator of WASHINGTON WEEK, on set in April 2021.

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WASHINGTON WEEK, PBS' longest-running public affairs series, features Washington's top journalists analyzing the week's top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans. Join a robust roundtable discussion with award-winning journalists who provide reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the nation’s capital.

Topics for Jan. 14:

There was a major development on Thursday in the investigation into the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The Department of Justice announced the arrest of Stewart Rhodes, the founder and leader of the extremist group Oath Keepers. Rhodes was charged with seditious conspiracy. Washington Week is following this developing story.

President Biden and Democrats are pushing hard for voting rights legislation in advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. On Tuesday, Mr. Biden gave a speech in Georgia that endorsed changing Senate rules to pass the legislation by a simple majority. On Thursday, he travelled to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers. A lot of political capital is being used on this—but will it work?

And, as Omicron continues to wreak havoc, the Supreme Court blocked the federal vaccine-or-test rules for large U.S. businesses, but allowed vaccine mandates for most health care workers.

Amna Nawaz, Chief Correspondent for the PBS NEWSHOUR, will fill in as moderator of this week's roundtable. Yamiche Alcindor will be back next week.

Joining WASHINGTON WEEK to discuss all this and more:

The conversation continues on the Washington Week Extra, live on YouTube at 8:30/7:30c. Amna will discuss historic inflation with Amara Omeokwe, Economics Reporter for The Wall Street Journal.


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