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August 11, 2022

Post Politics Now: Biden says he’s ‘feeling great’ after testing negative for the coronavirus

Post Politics Now: Biden says he’s ‘feeling great’ after testing negative for the coronavirus  The Washington Post

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Today, President Biden declared that he is “feeling great” after two negative tests for the coronavirus that followed five days of isolation. Speaking from the Rose Garden at the White House, Biden urged other Americans to get vaccinated and boosted to increase the chances that their cases would be mild, too, if they contracted the virus. Biden said he is returning to work in the West Wing.

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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 after the release of a report that said five gun manufacturers collected more than $1 billion over the past 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 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 of two gun manufacturers. Watch live here.
  • 11:30 a.m. Eastern time: Biden delivered remarks in the Rose Garden. Watch 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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