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House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks at DMI Companies in Monongahela, Pa., Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. McCarthy joined with other House Republicans to unveil their "Commitment to America" agenda. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)

Today, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) promoted a Republican platform that lays out the party’s priorities, including strengthening the economy, if it takes control of Congress after the midterm elections. He also challenged President Biden to a series of debates on the document, which contains few concrete proposals. In an earlier speech, also in the Pittsburgh area, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) criticized the GOP plan as short on specifics and highlighted a string of Democratic legislative successes in recent months, including a major investment in the country’s infrastructure.

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In Washington, President Biden appeared at the latest in a series of Democratic National Committee events before hosting a concert at the White House by Elton John. Biden is expected to speak at the event, which has been dubbed “A Night When Hope and History Rhyme.”

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  • 8:15 a.m. Eastern time: Hoyer spoke in Pittsburgh. Watch here.
  • 9:30 a.m. Eastern: McCarthy and GOP colleagues spoke in Monongahela, Pa. Watch here.
  • 1 p.m. Eastern: Biden delivered remarks at a Democratic National Committee event at the National Education Association headquarters in Washington. Watch here.
  • 2:45 p.m. Eastern: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre held a briefing. Watch here.
  • 7 p.m. Eastern: Former president Donald Trump hosted a “Save America” rally in Wilmington, N.C. Watch here.
  • 8 p.m. Eastern: Biden hosted a musical performance at the White House by Elton John. Watch here.

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