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Wednesday, June 22

State House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster County, speaks about being pressured by the Trump campaign in video played by the Jan. 6 committee on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (Source: Jan. 6th Committee)

• Jan. 6 committee hears recorded testimony from Pa. House Speaker Cutler: The Lancaster County Republican said he received numerous voice messages from Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis seeking his assistance in overturning the 2020 election. (Source: WGAL) The strategy involved certifying a slate of “alternate electors,” for which 20 Pennsylvania Republicans signed a bogus elector form. (Source: WITF)

• ‘Christian state’ forum relocates to Quarryville: After a storm of online protest followed the announcement of the event at Tied House Lititz, it has been moved to Nickel Mine Floor Covering, where it is set for 7 p.m. Thursday. (Source: LNP

• Bills limiting sexual content in school pass committee: Lancaster County state Sens. Scott Martin and Ryan Aument sponsored the bills, which now go to the full Senate for consideration. (Source: WGAL

• Pa. House GOP blocks bill to bar assault weapons to individuals under 21: The Judiciary Committee majority amended the bill to make it a constitutional amendment allowing concealed carry. (Source: AP)

• National/world: Jan. 6 panel hears from local officials pressured by Trump. (Source: AP) Texas state police chief calls Uvalde response an ‘abject failure.’ (Source: NBC News) Biden proposes 3-month gas tax holiday. (Source: CBS News) Chicago implements policy sharply limiting police foot pursuits. (Source: NPR) Earthquake kills hundreds in Afghanistan. (Source: UPI) Senators reach agreement on modest gun law. (Source: NPR)