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Biden, McCarthy talk debt divisions without breakthrough

  • The Hill: The FBI found no classified documents on Wednesday at the president’s house in Rehoboth Beach, Del., according to Biden’s personal lawyer.
  • Axios: Biden today expanded federal workers’ potential access to paid and unpaid family and medical leave benefits, including during employees’ initial year of federal employment and for reasons related to personal “safety.” Family and medical leave was among themes in the president’s State of the Union address last year and is a topic of pending legislation (Ms. magazine).
  • The Hill: An amendment that would have allowed guns in the House Natural Resources Committee room failed on a party-line vote on Wednesday after lawmakers debated that question. 
  • Time: Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) is using assistive technology in the Capitol as part of his stroke recovery.  
  • Axios: Biden’s electric vehicle surprise: New federal tax credits designed to be an incentive for carmakers to scale up domestic battery manufacturing are popular (and more expensive for the government than initially projected). 
  • The Hill: House Democrats named the members of the select committees on Intelligence, China, COVID-19 and the “weaponization” of government.
  • Politico: McCarthy’s detractors landed on these House committees.
February 2, 2023

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