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Pompeo during a meeting at the Chinese Mission to the United Nations Sept. 26. Photo: Bryan R. Smith/ AFP/Getty Images

Three House committees subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday for documents related to investigations on whether President Trump jeopardized national security by pressuring Ukraine's president to investigate political rival Joe Biden.

Why it matters: The subpoena from the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight Committees for these documents — which the committees have previously requested from Pompeo — now has the authority of a formal impeachment inquiry behind it.

Details: The subpoena states that Pompeo has until October 4 to provide documents as "part of the impeachment inquiry and shared among the Committees."

The committees also scheduled depositions for 5 State Department officials on Friday, as part of the House impeachment inquiry, in the following schedule:

  • October 3: Ambassador Kurt Volker
  • October 7: Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent
  • October 8: Counselor T. Ulrich Brechbuhl
  • October 10: Ambassador Gordon Sondland
  • October 11: Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch

Read the letter:

Go deeper: Key House committees threaten subpoenas over Trump-Ukraine allegations

Editor's note: This piece has been updated to reflect that Yovanovitch's deposition has been rescheduled from Oct. 2 to Oct. 11.

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The League of Conservation Voters and Climate Power are aiming another $4 million worth of ads at centrist House Democrats, urging them to support the climate provisions in President Biden’s $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: Progressive groups are trying to counter the onslaught of conservative money pouring into swing districts. Both sides are trying to define Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda and pressure lawmakers to support — or oppose — the legislation scheduled for a vote in the House this week.

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The Senate will hold a futile vote Monday night — just 72 hours before a potential shutdown — on a House-passed bill to fund the government through Dec. 3 and raise the debt limit.

Why it matters: The bill is going to fail. Period. But then comes Plan B: A "clean" continuing resolution — stripped of language about raising the debt limit — that Democrats spent the past week preparing, Axios is told.

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Glenn Youngkin in Harrisonburg, Virginia, on Friday. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Standing on a flatbed hitched to a John Deere tractor in red Rockingham County, Virginia, Glenn Youngkin decried California liberalism and bashed his rival, Terry McAuliffe. He also encouraged early voting. Two words he avoided: Donald Trump.

Driving the news: Youngkin, the Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee, is mounting a serious challenge to McAuliffe — a former governor and veteran of Democratic politics. Axios caught up with him on Friday in Harrisonburg, Virginia.