A criminal referral is mostly symbolic, with the Justice Department ultimately deciding whether to prosecute Trump or others.
The legislation, which passed 258-169 with almost 40 Republican votes, would require states to recognize legal marriages regardless of “sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin.”
The bill, which would ensure that same-sex and interracial marriages are enshrined in federal law, was approved 61-36 on Tuesday, with support from 12 Republicans, including Alaska Sens. Murkowski and Sullivan.
Republicans have faced public infighting following a disappointing performance in last week’s elections that kept Senate control with Democrats.
The vote puts Congress on track to take the historic step of ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law.
The feud between Scott and McConnell has been percolating for months and reached a boil after the party’s lackluster showing in last week’s midterm elections.
Tuesday’s interview comes as the investigation is winding down and as the panel has subpoenaed Trump for an interview in the coming weeks.
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol exercised its subpoena power against the former president who lawmakers say “personally orchestrated” an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
The delay significantly threatens the legislation and could allow interest groups and other lawmakers opposing the bill more time to rally Republicans against it.
Those words were crossed out with thick black lines, apparently by Trump, according to exhibits released Monday by House investigators.
But the vote marks the beginning of a new era in the debate as lawmakers, governors and legislatures grapple with the impact of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
The House Jan. 6 panel is calling a surprise hearing this week to present evidence it says it recently obtained, raising expectations of new bombshells in the sweeping investigation into the Capitol insurrection.
Maine Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday she will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, giving Senate Democrats at least one Republican vote.
Graham is facing intense pushback from all corners of Washington after calling for the Russian people to end the Ukraine war by assassinating President Vladimir Putin.
The money for the Capitol — including for police salaries, the National Guard and to better secure windows and doors around the building — comes more than six months after the insurrection by former President Donald Trump’s supporters.