President Joe Biden is back in Washington after Wednesday’s historic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Stateside in Washington this week, a bipartisan group of at least 20 senators has signaled agreement to a $1 trillion compromise on infrastructure funding.
President Biden is on his first trip abroad, promoting democracy as he meets with the G7 ahead of a meeting next week with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The panel discussed the challenges abroad, as well as Vice President Harris’s trip to Central America to deal with immigration. Ed O'Keefe of CBS News co-moderates.
This Friday, Washington Week will explore the threat to American democracy. The partisan battle over voting rights continues across the country with at least eighteen state legislatures currently advancing bills with tougher voting standards, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.
A year after George Floyd was murdered by former officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, the panel discussed what’s changed, what hasn’t and where racial justice and policing reforms stand in Capitol Hill.
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a ceasefire but President Biden faces challenges to broker a more lasting peace. The panel also discussed the debate over a bipartisan commission to investigate the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th.
On Thursday, Israel’s security cabinet approved a ceasefire after 11 days of fighting against Hamas and as both the United Nations and President Joe Biden have tried to mediate an end to the violence. But the issue still poses a political challenge to the president as he aims to prevent the conflict from flaring back up. Plus, Republican leaders in both the House and Senate oppose the bill but the House passed the resolution by a 252-to-175 margin, with 35 Republicans voting in support.