The Perfect Enemy | Gun executives testify before House committee; Senate poised to pass chips bill
August 17, 2022

Gun executives testify before House committee; Senate poised to pass chips bill

Gun executives testify before House committee; Senate poised to pass chips bill  The Washington Post

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Today, the White House released a letter saying President Biden has tested negative twice since Tuesday night for the coronavirus and is ending a period of strict isolation. He is scheduled to appear in the Rose Garden to deliver remarks later Wednesday morning.

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Meanwhile, the House Oversight Committee is holding a high-profile hearing on the role of the firearms industry in the U.S. gun violence epidemic following the release of a report that said five gun manufacturers collected more than $1 billion over the last decade from the sale of military-style assault weapons to civilians.

The Senate is poised to pass legislation that would invest $280 billion in science and technology innovation, including $52 billion for subsidies for domestic semiconductor manufacturers. The so-called chips bill has been the subject of some drama between the two chambers but could land on Biden’s desk by the end of the week after House passage, giving Democrats something to celebrate.

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  • 10 a.m. Eastern time: The House Oversight Committee hears from executives from two gun manufacturers. Watch live here.
  • 11:30 a.m. Eastern time: Biden delivers remarks in the Rose Garden. Watch live here.
  • 11:30 a.m. Eastern time: The Senate plans final votes on technology and science legislation. Watch live here.
  • 2:30 p.m. Eastern time: Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell holds a news conference on interest rates. Watch live here.
  • 3 p.m. Eastern time: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre briefs reporters. Watch live here.

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