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The Senate approved a new organizing resolution along party lines Friday night that sets up a final vote on the articles of impeachment against President Trump next Wednesday afternoon.

What's next: The Senate is now adjourned until 11 a.m. on Monday, at which point House managers and Trump's counsel will be given two hours each for closing arguments.

  • Following closing arguments, the Senate trial will adjourn until Wednesday at 4 p.m., after which senators will deliver a final verdict on Trump.
  • Parts of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday senators will have an opportunity to give floor speeches regarding their vote in a legislative session, without Chief Justice John Roberts.

Worth noting: This could affect Tuesday night's State of the Union address, but as of now, White House and House Democratic officials say there are no plans to delay it.

  • “The president is gratified that finally at long last after multiple delays the senate will set a schedule for his acquittal as quickly as possible," Eric Ueland, White House director of legislative affairs, told reporters Friday. "I do not believe that that schedule interferes with his ability to deliver a strong and confident State of the Union message next week in the House of Representatives.”
  • A senior Democratic aide told Axios that there has been "no discussion of moving the address," and that the White House has not reached out to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office about a change in timing.

Go deeper: ⚖️ Live updates: Trump on track for acquittal

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Inequality Index signals October jobs growth for lower-income Americans

Data: Morning Consult/Axios Inequality Index; Chart: Axios Visuals

Polling for the Morning Consult/Axios Inequality Index suggests that as the Delta variant ebbed over the last month, job security improved for lower-income Americans.

The big picture: As a result of the improving environment, the Inequality Index this month declined to its lowest point since April — reversing a significant spike in September.

White House unveils landmark reports on climate links to security, migration

Photo Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

The Biden administration on Thursday released a sweeping set of assessments on climate change's threat to national security and its role in fueling migration.

Why it matters: One of the key products, a formal National Intelligence Estimate on climate change, marks the first time all 18 elements of the U.S. intelligence community have released a consensus report on the topic.

Scoop: Garland defends DOJ's handling of Jan. 6 probe

Attorney General Merrick Garland. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Attorney General Merrick Garland will tell the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday that federal prosecutors "are doing exactly what they are expected to do" in seeking accountability for the "intolerable assault" on the Capitol on Jan. 6, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: Allies of former President Trump, including Republican congressmen, have criticized the department's treatment rioters charged with crimes, and sought to recast the insurrection as a righteous protest. Garland's testimony with be his first appearance before the panel.