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MNI POLITICAL RISK - Border Security Bill On Brink Of Collapse

  • Legislation to overhaul of US-Mexico border policy and unlock USD$118 billion in supplemental funding for Ukraine and other US allies collapsed yesterday after an offensive from Republicans aligned with former President Donald Trump.
  • Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will appear in front of the House Financial Services Committee today to provide testimony at the annual hearing of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will hold a press conference in Qatar today as he continues his fifth tour of the Middle East since war broke out between Israel and Hamas in October 2023.
  • The House of Representatives will vote today to impeach DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas – the first bid to impeach a Cabinet Secretary in 150 years.
  • Nevada will hold a Republican presidential primary today. Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is on the ballot but the primary will not award any delegates due to a dueling caucus two days later.
  • A high-level delegation of Treasury Department officials will travel to Beijing this week for economic talks with Chinese officials.
  • White House Principal Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer travelled to Guyana and Colombia this week amid fears of a regional conflict and the prospect of a return of Venezuela sanctions.
  • Poll of the Day: 57% of voters now say that the US is facing “a crisis of illegal immigration" at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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