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Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) walks to a news conference after a weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Today, the Senate approved a stopgap funding bill that would keep the government open for 2½ months. The measure next goes to the House, where Democratic leaders have signaled it will pass in advance of a midnight deadline Friday to avoid a partial government shutdown. Getting the bill to President Biden is among the final pieces of business before lawmakers leave Washington and turn their full attention to campaigning for the November elections.

Meanwhile, Biden received a briefing on Hurricane Ian, now a tropical storm, and said he would visit Florida when conditions allow. Later Thursday, Biden is hosting a first-of-its-kind gathering of more than a dozen Pacific Island leaders.

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  • 10 a.m. Eastern: House Republican leaders held an event on their “Commitment to America” agenda at the Capitol. Watch here.
  • 12:45 p.m. Eastern: Biden received a briefing and spoke at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s headquarters in Washington. Watch here.
  • 3 p.m. Eastern: Biden spoke at the U.S.-Pacific Island Country Summit at the State Department in Washington.
  • 6:45 p.m. Eastern: Biden hosted a dinner at the White House for the Pacific Island leaders.
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10 a.m. Eastern: House Republican leaders held an event on their “Commitment to America” agenda at the Capitol. Watch here.
12:45 p.m. Eastern: Biden received a briefing and spoke at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s headquarters in Washington. Watch here.
3 p.m. Eastern: Biden spoke at the U.S.-Pacific Island Country Summit at the State Department in Washington.
6:45 p.m. Eastern: Biden hosted a dinner at the White House for the Pacific Island leaders.

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