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Republican David Trott with his family as he gave his election night victory speech in Troy, Mich., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Photo: Carlos Osorio / AP

Michigan Rep. Dave Trott, a Republican, said Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2018, per The Detroit News. The 56-year-old lawyer, who's wrapping up his second term, follows several other House Republicans who announced their plans to retire, including Charlie Dent (PA), Dave Reichert (WA), and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL).

Meanwhile, Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) are also reportedly weighing re-election. Upton, who's served in the House since 1987, is considering running for the Senate or other opportunities, while Corker said in a statement Monday that "running for re-election has never been an automatic for me," and that he'll make a decision "at the appropriate time."

Why it matters: The departures could make it harder for Republicans to hold the House in 2018.

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U.S. grants temporary protected status to thousands of Venezuelans

Venezuelan citizens participate in the vote for the popular consultation in December 2020, as part of a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Doral, Florida. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP

Venezuelans living in the United States will be eligible to receive temporary protected status for 18 months, the Department of Homeland Security announced Monday.

Why it matters: Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have fled to the U.S. amid economic, political and social turmoil back home. Former President Trump, on his last full day in office, granted some protections to Venezuelans through the U.S. Deferred Enforced Departure program, but advocates and lawmakers said the move didn't go far enough.

"She-cession" threatens economic recovery

Illustration: Sarah Grillo

Decades of the slow economic progress women made catching up to men evaporated in just one year.

Why it matters: As quickly as those gains were erased, it could take much, much longer for them to return — a warning Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen issued today.

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Sandberg thought Zuckerberg was "nuts" on remote work in January 2020

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Paul Marotta/Getty Image

Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg thought Mark Zuckerberg was "nuts" when he raised the possibility in January 2020 that 50,000 Facebook employees might have to work from home. By March 6, they were.

Why it matters: In an interview Monday with Axios Re:Cap, Sandberg explained how Facebook moved quickly to respond to the pandemic with grants for small businesses and work-from-home stipends for its employees, and how the company has been watching the unfolding crisis for women in the workforce.

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