Paul Ryan will speak to House Republicans on Friday. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

House Republicans have crafted the framework for a bill granting options to Dreamers in obtaining citizenship through a new visa system, reports Politico. Conservatives are meeting with Paul Ryan to discuss the framework on Friday.

The big picture: A bill has not been drawn up yet, but the framework of one being presented by House Republicans represents a step toward compromise on a key piece of immigration law.

The details: The outline includes two options addressing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, however, Politico was only able to identify one.

  • The identified option creates a new visa program that Dreamers, and other immigrants, can apply for after earning a certain amount of "points." It would end the visa lottery program President Trump has maligned throughout his presidency.
  • The plan also abolishes the ability for immigrants to sponsor married adult children and adult siblings.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Photo: Tom Brenner/Getty Images

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87, the Supreme Court announced Friday evening.

Why it matters: Ginsburg had suffered from serious health issues over the past few years. Her death sets up a fight over filling a Supreme Court seat with less than 50 days until the election.

NYT: White House drug price negotiations broke down over $100 "Trump Cards"

President Trump with Mark Meadows, his chief of staff, on Sept. 3 at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

Negotiations on a deal between the White House and pharmaceutical industry to lower drug prices broke down last month after Mark Meadows, the president's chief of staff, insisted that drugmakers pay for $100 cash cards to be mailed to seniors before the election, according to the New York Times.

Why it matters: Some of the drug companies feared that in agreeing to the prescription cards — reportedly dubbed "Trump Cards" by some in the pharmaceutical industry — they would boost Trump's political standing weeks ahead of Election Day with voters over 65, a group that is crucial to the president's reelection bid, per the Times.

In photos: Virginians line up for hours on first day of early voting

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In some parts of Virginia, people waited in line up to four hours to cast their ballots on the first day of early voting, according to the Washington Post.

The big picture: The COVID-19 pandemic seems to already have an impact on how people cast their votes this election season. As many as 80 million Americans are expected to vote early, by mail or in person, Tom Bonier, CEO of TargetSmart, a Democratic political data firm, told Axios in August.