🏀 Happy Thursday! March Madness tips off at 5:10 p.m. ET.
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🚨House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy will introduce a resolution today calling for Democrats to remove Rep. Eric Swalwell from the Intelligence Committee, Punchbowl News scoops. In December, Axios reported Swalwell's ties to a suspected Chinese spy.
💻 Join Russell Contreras and me today at 12:30 p.m. ET for an Axios Virtual Event on legislation to eliminate the sentencing disparity between powder cocaine and crack. Our guests: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) and advocate Matthew Charles. Register here.