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  • President Biden is weighing up a response to an attack perpetuated by an Iran-backed militant group which killed three US personnel in Jordan. The decision could have profound consequences for a region which is teetering on the brink of a major regional war.
  • House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) plans to bring a USD$70 billion tax bill to the floor this week.
  • The Treasury Department announced yesterday it expects to borrow USD$760 billion in the first quarter, USD$55 billion lower than forecast in October.
  • Speaker Johnson met yesterday with the 12 House Appropriations Committee ‘cardinals’ to discuss the FY24 spending bills which need to be drafted and passed before two government funding deadlines in early March.
  • The House Homeland Security Committee will meet today to mark up articles of impeachment against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is in Washington this week to lobby Ukraine-sceptic Republican lawmakers.
  • President Biden will head to Palm Beach, Florida today – deep in the territory of former President Donald Trump – to fundraise and advocate for down ballot Florida Democrats.
  • The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) yesterday unveiled a list of House seats they are targeting in November.
  • Senior US and Chinese officials met today in Beijing for a key meeting on counter-narcotics.
  • The fifth US-EU Trade and Technology Council Ministerial Meeting gets underway today at the Department of State.
  • The Biden administration could reinstate sanctions on the Venezuelan oil sector in April.
  • Poll of the Day: Economic confidence has improved to its highest level in two years.
Full article: US Daily Brief
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  • President Biden is weighing up a response to an attack perpetuated by an Iran-backed militant group which killed three US personnel in Jordan. The decision could have profound consequences for a region which is teetering on the brink of a major regional war.
  • House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) plans to bring a USD$70 billion tax bill to the floor this week.
  • The Treasury Department announced yesterday it expects to borrow USD$760 billion in the first quarter, USD$55 billion lower than forecast in October.
  • Speaker Johnson met yesterday with the 12 House Appropriations Committee ‘cardinals’ to discuss the FY24 spending bills which need to be drafted and passed before two government funding deadlines in early March.
  • The House Homeland Security Committee will meet today to mark up articles of impeachment against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is in Washington this week to lobby Ukraine-sceptic Republican lawmakers.
  • President Biden will head to Palm Beach, Florida today – deep in the territory of former President Donald Trump – to fundraise and advocate for down ballot Florida Democrats.
  • The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) yesterday unveiled a list of House seats they are targeting in November.
  • Senior US and Chinese officials met today in Beijing for a key meeting on counter-narcotics.
  • The fifth US-EU Trade and Technology Council Ministerial Meeting gets underway today at the Department of State.
  • The Biden administration could reinstate sanctions on the Venezuelan oil sector in April.
  • Poll of the Day: Economic confidence has improved to its highest level in two years.
Full article: US Daily Brief