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The News Roundup – Domestic

U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy unveiled the chamber’s committee assignments this week and some of the 21 conservatives who initially blocked McCarthy from the speaker’s gavel have walked away with key roles.

On Thursday, President Biden traveled to California to visit areas hit by extreme weather. Since the atmospheric river storms began in late December, thousands of homes have been damaged and at least 20 people have been killed.

The tech layoffs continue this week with Microsoft’s announcement that 10,000 workers, or 5 percent, of its workforce will be let go. Amazon and the business software company Salesforce also announced significant layoffs earlier this month.

We cover the most important stories from around the country on the domestic hour of the News Roundup.

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