House lawmakers last night passed legislation to address the approaching debt limit deadline as well as the annual defense policy bill, sending both to the Senate. The moves are a key step in freeing up time for Senate Democrats to pass President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda before Christmas, but a key holdout remains…
Lawmakers announced a deal to resolve the debt ceiling and released a compromise annual defense policy bill, both pieces of legislation with pressing deadlines that have evaded agreement for weeks. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden in a two-hour call with Russian President Vladimir Putin said the U.S. would respond strongly to any attack on Ukraine.
Federal election officials are seeking expedited legal guidance from the Government Accountability Office on whether funds allocated to states for election administration can be used to pay for personal security purposes.
President Joe Biden will speak today with Russian President Vladimir Putin as tensions flare between the nations. At the Capitol, lawmakers are weighing plans to tie the effort to raise the debt ceiling to a must-pass defense policy bill.
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