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MNI POLITICAL RISK - Crucial US-Mexico Border Deal Takes Shape

Executive Summary:

  • Senate negotiators are at a critical juncture in talks which would transform US-Mexico border policy in return for the GOP greenlighting a vote on President Biden’s USD$106 billion national security supplemental funding request.
  • The House Budget Committee will hold a hearing today on establishing a fiscal commission to address federal debt growth, a key priority of House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA).
  • An endorsement from the Koch brothers' political network could provide a major boost to former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley's presidential campaign.
  • House Republican leadership don't plan to whip against an impending vote to expel Rep George Santos (R-NY) from Congress.
  • President Biden will deliver a speech on Bidenomics today, and continue a personal attack on conservative firebrand Rep Lauren Boebert (R-CO) in her own district.
  • White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with Argentine President-elect Javier Milei yesterday in Washington D.C.
  • Poll of the Day: President Biden’s handling of foreign affairs is adding a new drag on his approval rating.

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