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On July 27 National Security Council spokesman John Kirby confirmed the offer of a prisoner swap with Russia in exchange for Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan. (Video: The Washington Post)

Today, President Biden said that he is “feeling great” after two negative tests for the coronavirus that followed five days of isolation. Speaking from the Rose Garden at the White House, Biden urged other Americans to get vaccinated and boosted to increase the chances that their cases would be mild, too, if they contracted the virus. Biden said he is returning to work in the West Wing.

The Senate passed legislation that would invest $280 billion in science and technology innovation, including $52 billion for subsidies for domestic semiconductor manufacturers. The chips bill has been the subject of some drama between the two chambers but could land on Biden’s desk by the end of the week after House passage, giving Democrats something to celebrate.

Your daily dashboard

  • 10 a.m. Eastern time: The House Oversight Committee hears from executives of two gun manufacturers. Watch live here.
  • 11:30 a.m. Eastern time: Biden delivered remarks in the Rose Garden. Watch here.
  • 11:30 a.m. Eastern time: The Senate passed technology and science legislation. Watch here.
  • 2:30 p.m. Eastern time: Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell held a news conference on interest rates. Watch here.
  • 3 p.m. Eastern time: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre briefed reporters. Watch here.

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