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The House will vote Wednesday on censuring Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) and removing his committee assignments, a source familiar with the matter tells Axios.

Why it matters: Gosar posted a video depicting violence against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and President Biden. The resolution would remove him from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, of which Ocasio-Cortez is also a member, and the Committee on Natural Resources, the source said.

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Gosar's conduct "not only endangerment of [Ocasio-Cortez], but an insult to the institution of the House of Representatives."
  • "We cannot have members joking about murdering each other, as well as threatening the president of the United States," she added.
  • The text of the resolution says, in part, that such "depictions of violence can foment actual violence and jeopardize the safety of elected officials."

What they're saying: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) told CNN she supports the resolution.

  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who serves with Cheney on the House Jan. 6 select committee, said through a spokesperson he supports holding people who make such statements "accountable."
  • He added: "Such behavior is not compatible with the integrity of the institution nor the principles of the Republican Party."

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who lost her committee assignments for her own incendiary remarks, told Axios that "accountability needs to happen" for Democrats if Republicans take control of the House after next year's midterms.

  • Greene said she also wants the 13 Republicans who voted for the bipartisan infrastructure bill to have their committee assignments stripped for defying House GOP leaders.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to add that the House action would also strip Rep. Gosar of his seat on the Committee on Natural Resources.

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) told “Axios on HBO" that the “integrity of our democracy” is at stake without federal voting rights legislation, and the Senate must seriously consider filibuster reform if it can’t get 60 votes to pass it next year.

What they’re saying: “It's an open question as to whether we can get to 60 votes in the Senate on voting. And if we can't, then the Senate is going to have to make some decisions as it relates to filibuster reform,”Jeffries said.

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The World Chess Championship between Norway's Magnus Carlsen and Russia's Ian Nepomniachtchi began on Friday, 1,094 days after Carlsen won his fourth consecutive title.

Why it matters: During the long, COVID-fueled layoff, chess entered a new era, and with the championship finally here, the age-old game is ready for its close-up.

Department of Interior proposes raising cost of drilling on public lands

A horizontal drilling rig and a pump jack sit on federal land in Lea County, New Mexico. Photo: Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Oil and gas companies should pay more to drill on federal lands and waters, the Department of the Interior argued in a report released Friday, saying that the current rates were "outdated."

Driving the news: The Department of Interior report said that the federal government's oil and gas leasing and permitting program "fails to provide a fair return to taxpayers, even before factoring in the resulting climate-related costs that must be borne by taxpayers."