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President Biden responds to a question from reporters after delivering remarks about the Disclose Act in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Tuesday. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post)

Today, President Biden called on Republicans to join Democrats this week in supporting Senate legislation that would require super PACs and so-called “dark money” groups to disclose donors who give $10,000 or more during an election cycle. Speaking at the White House, Biden said that “dark money erodes public trust” and invoked the name of the late senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), saying his “friend” supported campaign finance reforms as matter of fundamental fairness. Republicans are expected to block an attempt to pass the Disclose Act later this week.

In the House, the Rules Committee is expected to advance a bill that aims to prevent future presidents from trying to overturn election results through Congress. The full House could vote on the bill later this week. The Senate is expected to consider its own version of the legislation, inspired by President Donald Trump’s efforts to reverse the 2020 election results.

Your daily dashboard

  • Noon Eastern time: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and national security adviser Jake Sullivan briefed reporters. Watch here.
  • 1 p.m. Eastern: Biden delivered remarks on the Disclose Act. Watch here.
  • 1:55 p.m. Eastern: Vice President Harris delivered remarks at South Carolina State University’s Fall Convocation in Orangeburg, S.C. Watch here.
  • 7:30 p.m. Eastern: Biden participated in a DNC fundraiser in New York.

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