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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that Biden’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan will likely lead to the Taliban’s return to power as soon as this year.

The Biden administration has proposed a more than 10% funding increase for the IRS for the next fiscal year and an overall investment of $80 billion over the next 10 years to beef up the agency’s depleted auditing staff and outdated technology.

But some former IRS officials said it will take years to produce significant results, especially after accounting for the time it takes to hire new employees and to complete audits of complex returns. Plus, such audits are prone to litigation that could tie up payments for years

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“It will take some considerable period of time, even if IRS gets that funding, to actually show material results or returns on that investment,” said former IRS Chief Counsel Michael Desmond. Read more from @allyversprille  in our morning newsletter.

The rise of senior women staffers on Capitol Hill mirrors the increasing number of female lawmakers, with 142 women in voting positions now—or about 26% of seats—up from just 26 women in the late 1980s.

Detroit-area Democrats are at risk of losing one of their seats a few years after netting major wins in the suburbs, with Michigan one of seven states whose House delegation will decrease in reapportionment.

More than 20 states are now considering bills that would let consumers repair devices, from tractors to iPhones.

President Biden’s plan to raise $700 billion over a decade from increased tax audits of the wealthy and corporations will probably take years to bear fruit and faces skepticism that the figure is realistic.

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BREAKING: The U.S. House votes to increase pandemic relief payments to $2,000 for individuals from $600 after President Trump demanded the change in a surprise turnabout last week.

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Republican senators said they want to move quickly on legislation to support pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong despite a threat of retaliation from China.

JetBlue is the first company to end a pause in PAC contributions following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and disclose giving to one of the GOP lawmakers objecting to the Electoral College vote count.

NEW: Alex Padilla, Jon Ossoff, and Raphael Warnock were sworn in as U.S. senators by VP Harris shortly after the Senate was called into session.

Montana defies voting trends and often splits tickets with its votes for the upper house. Here's a look at the state's heated race between Senator Steve Daines and Governor Steve Bullock 👇

Here is a list of Covid-19 test results for U.S. government officials and others within the political circle as the country counts down to the Nov. 3 presidential election: ✅ President Donald Trump ✅ First Lady Melania TrumpHope Hicks, senior adviser to the president

JUST IN: The Air Force is reviewing whether to turn over any of its military installations to the new Space Force service, according to internal plans compiled by the Pentagon.

Trump vetoed the U.S. defense policy bill after Congress refused to include language that would eliminate Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Here's what you need to know about Section 230 ⬇️

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