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President Biden speaks during a meeting of the White House Competition Council on Monday. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post)

Today, with inflation remaining a challenge for his party as the midterm elections loom, President Biden convened senior administration officials at the White House to talk about “new actions that will save families money and lower costs,” according to an advisory. Among the moves announced was a proposed rule that would require airlines and ticket sales websites to disclose additional fees up front, adding more transparency to the process of booking travel. He also mentioned work on bringing competitive pricing to the cost of internet service, poultry and the cellphone service market.

Congress returns to Washington this week with a Friday deadline to pass a short-term funding bill to keep the government open. Also on tap this week: The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection will hold a public hearing on Wednesday. A witness list has yet to be announced but expect a heavy focus on former president Donald Trump.

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  • 10:45 a.m. Eastern time: Biden returned to the White House from Delaware.
  • Noon Eastern: Biden welcomed the Atlanta Braves, winner of the 2021 World Series, to the White House. Watch here.
  • 1:15 p.m. Eastern: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre briefed reporters. Watch here.
  • 4:15 p.m. Eastern: Biden hosted a meeting of the White House Competition Council.
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10:45 a.m. Eastern time: Biden returned to the White House from Delaware.
Noon Eastern: Biden welcomed the Atlanta Braves, winner of the 2021 World Series, to the White House. Watch here.
1:15 p.m. Eastern: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre briefed reporters. Watch here.
4:15 p.m. Eastern: Biden hosted a meeting of the White House Competition Council.

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