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Speaker Nancy Pelosi with Democratic members of the House Jan. 6 select sommittee on July 1. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

The Jan. 6 select committee's first hearing on July 27 will feature law enforcement officers who were subject to some of the highest-profile acts of violence during the Capitol insurrection, Politico reports.

Why it matters: The officers, who suffered a range of traumas, have demanded accountability from the Republicans who downplayed the events or voted against certifying the 2020 election results that day.

Details: The select committee will hear from...

The bottom line: The select committee is moving forward even though House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has yet to choose Republican members to be appointed to the panel, Axios' Jacob Knutson writes.

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Minneapolis mayoral hopefuls weigh in on future of police department

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What the Minneapolis Police Department should look like in the future is a huge topic in the city's mayoral race.

State of play: The public safety charter amendment on the ballot would do away with the current minimum officer requirement and replace MPD with a new public safety agency that could include sworn officers "if necessary."

  • If the amendment passes, many details of that new department will be decided by the next mayor and City Council.

House passes $768 billion defense spending bill

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The House approved a $768 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2022 fiscal year in a bipartisan 316-113 vote on Thursday.

Why it matters: The annual bill, which authorizes Pentagon spending levels and guides policy for the department, would require women to register for the military draft, among other provisions.

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The five Senate Republicans who helped negotiate and draft the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill have been privately courting their Republican colleagues to pass the measure in the House.

Why it matters: House GOP leaders are actively urging their members to oppose the bill. The senators are working to undercut that effort as Monday shapes up as a do-or-die moment for the bipartisan bill.