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The impeachment whip list

Graphic: Andrew Witherspoon, Lazaro Gamio/Axios

67 House Democrats and one House Republican now publicly support launching an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, according to an Axios analysis.

Why it matters: The whip count surged in the aftermath of Robert Mueller's statement last week, but pro-impeachment Democrats still only amount to slightly over a quarter of the 235-member caucus.

U.S. to permanently end foreign aid for Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador

U.S. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus speaks during a media briefing
State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Image

The State Department announced Monday afternoon that it is cutting off any further aid to Guatemala, Honduras or El Salvador until the countries take "concrete actions to reduce the number of illegal migrants coming to the U.S. border."

Why it matters: The purpose of the U.S. foreign assistance targeted by Trump is to address the "root causes" of migration through governance reforms, security assistance and economic development, according to Axios Expert Voices contributor Erol Yayboke. Cutting off that aid could exacerbate conditions in the Northern Triangle and lead to even more migration.