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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi raised $16.1 million in the first quarter of the year, including $15.4 million specifically for the DCCC.

Why it matters: Pelosi's ability to raise record amounts of money for the party is one reason it could be hard to replace her, as some of her colleagues have mused about new leadership.

By the numbers:

  • That's $10 million more than her 2016 numbers at this time, per Politico, which first reported the numbers. She raised $49.5 million for Democrats in 2017.
  • Pelosi held 71 fundraising events across 17 cities so far this year.
  • As of the end of March, she has raised $66.7 million for Democrats, adding to a grand total of $659.6 million since joining Democratic leadership in 2002.

What they're saying: "Every where Leader Pelosi travels across the country — whether it is to fundraise for Democrats or meet with local folks concerned about the direction of our country — the takeaway is the same: Americans are ready to put Democrats in charge of the House," said Jorge Aguilar, political spokesman for Pelosi.

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A panel appointed by Congress to review security measures at the Capitol is recommending several changes, including mobile fencing and a bigger Capitol police force, to safeguard the area after a riotous mob breached the building on Jan. 6.

Why it matters: Law enforcement officials have warned there could be new plots to attack the area and target lawmakers, including during a speech President Biden is expected to give to a joint session of Congress.

CDC says fully vaccinated people can take fewer precautions

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People who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can take fewer precautions in certain situations, including socializing indoors without masks when in the company of low-risk or other vaccinated individuals, according to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Monday.

Why it matters: Per the report, there's early evidence that suggests vaccinated people are less likely to have asymptomatic infection and are potentially less likely to transmit the virus to other people. At the time of its publication, the CDC said the guidance would apply to about 10% of Americans.

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Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse tells "Axios on HBO" that if his company loses a lawsuit brought by the SEC, it would put the U.S. cryptocurrency industry at a competitive disadvantage.

Why it matters: Garlinghouse's comments may seem self-serving, but his call for clearer crypto rules is consistent with longstanding entreaties from other industry players.