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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) depart after the unveiling of a statue of President Harry S. Truman in the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Today, the House passed a stopgap funding bill to keep the government open through mid-December on a 230-201 vote, taking its last major action before lawmakers head home to focus on the November midterm elections. The Senate passed the continuing resolution in a bipartisan 72-25 vote Thursday before leaving town. The margin in the House was tighter because House GOP leaders urged their members to vote against the bill. Biden signed the measure Friday evening.

The Supreme Court held a traditional investiture ceremony Friday for Ketanji Brown Jackson, the court’s first Black woman, as it prepares to open a new term. President Biden and Vice President Harris were among those in the invitation-only audience at the court.

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  • 10 a.m. Eastern: The Supreme Court held an investiture ceremony for Jackson.
  • 11 a.m. Eastern: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds a weekly news conference. Watch here.
  • Noon Eastern: Biden hosted a White House reception to celebrate the Jewish new year. Watch here.
  • 1:45 p.m. Eastern: Biden delivered remarks on Hurricane Ian. Watch here.
  • 2:45 p.m. Eastern: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre briefed reporters. Watch here.
  • 4 p.m. Eastern: Biden spoke at a reception to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Watch here.
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10 a.m. Eastern: The Supreme Court held an investiture ceremony for Jackson.
11 a.m. Eastern: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds a weekly news conference. Watch here.
Noon Eastern: Biden hosted a White House reception to celebrate the Jewish new year. Watch here.
1:45 p.m. Eastern: Biden delivered remarks on Hurricane Ian. Watch here.
2:45 p.m. Eastern: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre briefed reporters. Watch here.
4 p.m. Eastern: Biden spoke at a reception to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Watch here.

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