Quick Glance: White House prepares for government shutdown as House Republicans lack a viable plan
- Speaker Kevin McCarthy announces that the House will start voting on the latest plan next week.
- The White House is preparing to direct federal agencies to get ready for a shutdown after House Republicans left without a realistic plan to fund the government and avoid disruptive consequences.
- A federal shutdown after September 30 appears likely unless Speaker Kevin McCarthy can convince his rebellious, right-wing faction to approve a temporary funding measure to prevent closures during ongoing talks.
- The standoff with House Republicans over government funding jeopardizes various activities, including military and law enforcement personnel pay, food safety and aid programs, air travel, and passport processing, potentially causing havoc in the US economy.
Quick Glance: Biden's dog bites again: Secret Service officer injured
- Biden's dog Commander injures another Secret Service officer.
- The dog has had multiple unpleasant encounters with the individuals who protect the White House.
- The President and First Lady express their gratitude to the Secret Service and Executive Residence staff for their efforts in safeguarding them, their family, and the nation.
- The White House is developing additional leash protocols and training for Commander.
Quick Glance: Biden criticizes congressional Republicans for impending government shutdown
- President Biden urges Republicans in Congress to do their job or not be elected.
- A small group of extreme Republicans in Congress refuses to honor an agreement, potentially affecting all Americans.
- Congress has until September 30 to pass legislation to fund the government and avoid a shutdown.
- Biden calls out Trump for supporting a shutdown and neglecting American families.
Quick Glance: Visa-Free Travel for Israelis Announced
- Israel will join the US Visa Waiver Program, allowing Israeli citizens to enter the United States without a visa and vice versa, according to the Biden administration.
- Israeli citizens are expected to enter the US visa-free by November 30, according to an official.
- They can stay for up to 90 days under the program.
- Although officials say these issues have been settled, earlier this month, 15 Democratic senators urged Secretary of State Antony Blinken not to nominate Israel for the program based on the treatment of Palestinian-Americans when traveling to Israel.
Quick Glance: Biden administration grants protection to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans amid border pressure
- The Biden administration is granting temporary legal status to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans already in the country.
- The Homeland Security Department plans to grant Temporary Protected Status to an estimated 472,000 Venezuelans who arrived by July 31, 2023.
- This will make it easier for them to get work authorization to address the increased number of migrants.
- Accelerated work permits do not apply to those who cross the border illegally and seek asylum.
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Quick Glance: White House threatens veto on two GOP funding bills
- The White House threatens to veto two GOP funding bills as it seeks a way to fund the government and prevent a shutdown.
- The Office of Management and Budget has issued two statements on appropriations bills for the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, as well as for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
- The White House argues that the bills violate the spending agreement reached by President Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in May to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a government default.
- The White House criticizes House Republicans for wasting time with partisan bills that significantly cut discretionary spending below the [Fiscal Responsibility Act] agreement and endanger critical services for the American people.
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Quick Glance: Ovidio Guzman Extradited to US - Victory in Fentanyl War
- Son of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman extradited to the United States for fentanyl trafficking.
- The extradition of Ovidio Guzman is a success for the Biden administration's efforts to curb the spread of the deadly opioid.
- Two Mexican officials also confirmed the extradition of the 33-year-old Guzman.
- Guzman was briefly captured by Mexican military police in Culiacan, Mexico.
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Quick Glance: Captured US Jail Fugitive Planned Escape to Canada
- Cavalcante on the ground after being caught
- Cavalcante was captured early on Wednesday before he could flee to Canada
- The 34-year-old, convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, reportedly told law enforcement he planned to carjack someone and head north.
- He also reportedly said that some of the 500 officers searching for him came so close at times that they almost stepped on him.
Quick Glance: Garland to Testify Before Congress, Focus on His Record
- With a few words, President Biden caused turmoil among the leadership of the Justice Department.
- Garland also aimed to reassure the Justice Department staff.
- When Garland assumed the role of attorney general in March 2021, the president's son was already under investigation by Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, a nominee of the previous administration.
- The president and his attorney general rarely make joint public appearances.
Quick Glance: Armed Man Arrested for Impersonating US Marshal at RFK Jr. Event
- A man with two holstered weapons, a U.S. Marshals badge, and a federal ID approached Kennedy at a campaign event in Los Angeles on Friday.
- Los Angeles Police confirmed the arrest of the suspect who posed as a federal agent at the event.
- According to the department, the man did not draw or threaten anyone with the weapon during the event.
- Kennedy claimed that his request for Secret Service protection was denied by the Biden administration in June.
Quick Glance: Federal judge declares DACA illegal again, Supreme Court likely to decide
- Federal judge declares revised DACA policy illegal, but program remains intact for now
- Current injunction against DACA is extended, blocking new applications
- No actions required against DACA recipients
- Biden administration attempts to address concerns with new version of DACA
Quick Glance: Vivek Ramaswamy calls for an end to the lottery system in the H1-B visa program, describing it as 'indentured servitude'
- Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy plans to significantly change the lottery-based system in the H-1B visa program, according to Politico.
- Under the H-1B program, companies in the United States can temporarily employ foreign workers in 'specialty occupations' for up to six years.
- In 2021, Indians received 74.1% of H-1B visas issued by the US.
- According to a limit set by the US Congress, a maximum of 65,000 regular H-1B visas and an additional 20,000 visas for individuals with advanced degrees can be issued each year.
Quick Glance: White House monitors House GOP dysfunction as government shutdown approaches
- Biden aides communicate with congressional leaders about extending the federal funding deadline.
- Economists predict moderate growth impact from a government shutdown, followed by potential greater growth.
- The White House acknowledges the possibility of a shutdown, with potential political consequences for the GOP.
- House Republicans are blamed for not adhering to the debt ceiling agreement reached in June.
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