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Post Politics Now Trump returns to Washington; Biden on cusp of some wins

The Senate is poised to advance legislation that seeks to bolster the U.S. semiconductor industry. The Biden administration wants to restore protections for LGBT Americans that fell under the Trump administration. A new proposal would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity among health-care providers that receive federal dollars. House liberals are sounding the alarm about a series of bills that would increase funding for local law enforcement, arguing they risk alienating and angering Democratic base voters three months ahead of the midterm elections. The House Democrats plan to bring the bills to the floor later this week at the request of moderate Democrats to blunt attacks by Republicans that Democrats are soft on crime and want to “defund the police”

Rep. Jamie Raskin compared Donald Trump to a crime boss and Harry Houdini on a late-night talk show appearance. The former president is scheduled to be in Washington on Tuesday for the first time since departing on Jan. 20, 2021, ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration as his successor in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Former vice president Mike Pence, who has sought in recent months to distance himself from Trump, also plans to attend a different event. The Senate is teed up Tuesday to take a key procedural vote on legislation that would provide $52 billion in subsidies to domestic semiconductor manufacturers and other measures to boost American competitiveness with China. The vote had been scheduled for Monday night but was delayed.

The Biden administration is weighing whether to declare the nation’s monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency. The World Health Organization on Saturday declared monkeypox a health emergency of international concern. The White House and health agency leaders deliberated through the weekend about their next steps to fight the virus. Two grand jury subpoenas issued to two Arizona state lawmakers show the breadth of the investigation