Late Tuesday, the House gave final approval to a bill that temporarily increases the government’s borrowing limit. This move avoids the risk of a “catastrophic” default – at least until early December.
The administration also announced that it will lift travel restrictions at the borders with Canada and Mexico from November for fully vaccinated travelers.
Today, Joe Biden will sign legislation “to designate the 9/11 National Trail route” at 11:15 am The US president will then meet with senior officials and stakeholders to discuss collective efforts to address chain bottlenecks supply of global transport before commenting on the subject.
The White House announced Wednesday that three of America’s largest freight carriers – Walmart, FedEx and UPS – will be extending their hours of operation during the holiday season in an attempt to reduce supply chain bottlenecks in the world, a senior administration official told reporters.
The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach will also transition to 24/7 operations to help reduce the shipping backlog.
Here’s what else we’re looking at today:
The White House Coronavirus Task Force hold a public briefing at 11 a.m. and Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary will inform journalists at 1 p.m.
The first lady, Jill Biden, will visit Chicago and Allentown, PA for conversations with Hispanic Americans.
Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, votes early this morning in northern Virginia.
And, just days after runners from all over the world competed in the Marathon de Boston, the Supreme Court hear the pleadings in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted and sentenced to death for his role in the 2013 terrorist attack that killed three people and injured hundreds more. Judges will consider whether to reimpose the death penalty on Tsarnaev after a federal appeals court overturned it.
Congress is suspended this week, as Democrats scramble to reach agreement on the President’s Build Back Better agenda. However, the House Veterans Affairs Committee holds hearing on recruiting ex-combatants into violent extremist groups at 10 a.m.