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Executive Summary:

  • 24 Senate Republicans have undersigned a letter to President Joe Biden warning that they will vote against any bill to raise the federal debt limit without a promise of spending cuts.
  • President Biden will today head to New York to tout the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act and hone an economic message that is expected to underpin his 2024 presidential campaign.
  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken continues his tour of Israel and Palestine today as tensions increase in the region and US officials warn of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s exertion of control over the judiciary.
  • President Biden yesterday appeared to rule out sending US-made F-16 fighter planes to Ukraine but Kyiv will believe a pivot is possible after this month's decision on main battle tanks.
  • The US is poised to expand its access to military bases in the Philippines as Washington seeks to counter threats from China in the South China Sea.
  • French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire and his German counterpart Robert Habeck will travel to Washington on February 6 and 7 for discussions on the Inflation Reduction Act.
  • Poll of the Day: US voters continue to have a low opinion of Congressional leaders.

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