Today, the Senate returns to Washington with leaders of both parties hoping to move forward on a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine that was stalled last week by the objections of a single senator, Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Over the weekend, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) became the latest high-profile U.S. political figure to visit the war-torn country and offer assurances of U.S. support. The House has teed up legislation this week on two issues that hit close to home: baby formula shortages and high gas prices.
Meanwhile, President Biden will travel on Tuesday to Buffalo to pay tribute to the victims of what police are calling a racially motivated massacre that has rattled the nation. Congressional Democrats have renewed calls for gun-safety legislation in the wake of the episode that resulted in 10 deaths, but few on Capitol Hill expect movement on the issue.
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