Today, House Democrats approved legislation that would bolster the federal government’s ability to target gas price-gouging. The bill seems unlikely to pass in the evenly divided Senate but was intended to send a message that the party cares about the pinch Americans are feeling at the pump and from ongoing inflation. The Senate voted to send a $40 billion Ukraine aid bill to President Biden’s desk.
Biden, meanwhile, is headed to Asia on his first trip to the region since becoming president following a meeting with the leaders of Sweden and Finland in a show of support for their bids to join NATO. Vice President Harris plans to meet virtually with a group of abortion providers from the White House complex as the Supreme Court weighs the fate of Roe v. Wade.
And counting continues in Pennsylvania in the too-close-to-call Republican primary for U.S. Senate in which celebrity physician Mehmet Oz has a narrow lead over rival David McCormick. Former president Donald Trump has urged Oz to declare victory.
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