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Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Biden will host a drive-in rally in metro Atlanta next week to celebrate his first 100 days in office, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports.

Why it matters: Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock's victories in January's runoff elections in Georgia secured Democrats' thin majority in the Senate, allowing Biden to pass his signature $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. The visit will come one day after Biden addresses a joint session of Congress for the first time.

The big picture: Biden went big during his first 100 days in office, successfully passing the stimulus package and reaching his goal of giving 200 million vaccine doses. He's now turning his attention toward other progressive priorities.

  • Democrats are pushing to pass a federal voting rights expansion, which comes after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed a law that curbs voting access — sparking backlash from Biden, congressional Democrats, voting activists and corporations.
  • Biden's visit also comes as he is promoting a sweeping $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, which includes major climate-related spending.

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Apr 22, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Senate Republicans unveil $568 billion infrastructure counterproposal

Sens. John Barasso and Shelley Moore Capito. Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Senate Republicans formally rolled out the framework for their $568 billion counterproposal to President Biden's $2.5 trillion infrastructure plan on Thursday.

Why it matters: The package is far narrower than anything congressional Democrats or the White House would agree to, but it serves as a marker for what Republicans want out of a potential bipartisan deal.

Apr 23, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Biden's tax-the-rich plans to be detailed in days

(Photo: Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images)

In the next few days, the White House will unveil long-awaited details for most of the tax-the-rich proposals President Biden has been promising since last year's campaign — laying the groundwork ahead of an April 28 speech to lawmakers timed around his first 100 days in office.

What we're hearing: Think of Biden's plans to increase the top marginal rate to 39.6% and the capital gains rate to 43.4% for the wealthiest Americans as opening bids.

By the numbers: States weighing voting changes

Data: Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law; Cartogram: Michelle McGhee/Axios

Georgia is not alone in passing a law adding voting restrictions, but other states are seeing a surge in provisions and proposals that would expand access to the polls, according to data from the Brennan Center for Justice.

Driving the news: Just Wednesday, the New York State Assembly passed a bill to restore voting rights to convicted felons who have been released from prison.