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Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), middle, and Cory Booker (D-N.J.). Photo: Drew Angere via Getty Images

Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) said in a statement Thursday they have "reached an agreement on a framework on the status of police reform negotiations."

Why it matters: Lawmakers have been working toward a bipartisan deal for months. Scott, the Senate's lone Black Republican, opposes the Democrats' George Floyd Policing Act but committed to working with Bass and Booker in the wake of Derek Chauvin's trial.

State of play: Lawmakers have tossed aside an end-of-June deadline and plan to keep talking over the Senate’s recess, sources tell Politico.

What they're saying: "There is still more work to be done on the final bill, and nothing is agreed to until everything is agreed to," the lawmakers' statement reads. "Over the next few weeks we look forward to continuing our work toward getting a finalized proposal across the finish line."

The big picture: The George Floyd Policing Act, which passed the House, overhauls qualified immunity for police officers, bans chokeholds at the federal level, prohibits no-knock warrants in federal drug cases and outlaws racial profiling.

  • Scott has opposed parts of the legislation that included a complete ban on chokeholds, no-knock warrants and an end to qualified immunity for individual officers accused of excessive force.

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Oct 1, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Infrastructure vote delayed while leaders hash out deal

Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

A vote on the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill was delayed late Thursday night as leaders on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue continue to hash out a deal on President Biden's larger reconciliation package.

Why it matters: Pelosi had promised centrist Democrats she would bring the Senate-passed measure to the floor today, and spent hours negotiating with members in order to fulfill her pledge.

Report: Climate change is an "emerging threat" to U.S. economic stability

A firefighter watches an airplane drop fire retardant ahead of the Alisal fire near Goleta on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Photo: Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

A top U.S. financial coordinating organization took several steps on Thursday to manage the growing risks that climate change poses to the U.S. financial system.

Why it matters: While the Biden administration has been taking an all-of-government approach to climate change, like factoring climate risk into planning at the Treasury Department, today's moves by the politically independent Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) carry significant weight.

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"I assume full responsibility," Duterte says of drug war

Rodrigo Duterte in 2017. Photo: Linus Escandor II/AFP via Getty Images

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday that he assumes full responsibility for a violent war on drugs that has killed thousands of people, Reuters reported.

Why it matters: Last month the International Criminal Court (ICC) formally authorized an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity during Duterte's war on drugs.