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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is expected to introduce a measure to censure President Trump, as the full House prepares a Wednesday vote on the articles of impeachment, ABC reports.

Why it matters: Gabbard has criticized the Democratic-led impeachment process as "partisan." She is among few House Democrats who are publicly undecided on impeachment.

How it works: A censure is a "less severe" alternative to removal from office, serving as a "formal statement of disapproval."

  • Andrew Jackson is the only president to have been censured.

What she's saying: "I'm taking this time for myself to be able to review everything that's happened all the information that's been put forward," Gabbard said Monday. "And just all the factors that go into really trying to figure out what is the best action to take for our country. And for democracy. It's not a simple or easy decision to make."

Go deeper: The House Democrats supporting impeachment from districts Trump won

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Ro Khanna wary of Biden approach on Middle East

Rep. Ro Khanna. Photo: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile for Web Summit via Getty Images

An outspoken progressive Democrat is wary of President Biden’s approach to the Middle East, arguing it’s like “conceding defeat of the aspiration” to win a Nobel Peace Prize.

Why it matters: A number of members of Biden’s own party dislike his Middle East strategy, as his administration signals the region is no longer the priority it was for President Obama and his predecessors.

Democrats eye reconciliation for immigration

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Comprehensive immigration reform is a pipe dream, but some Senate Democrats are hoping to tie key immigration provisions to the next big reconciliation push.

Why it matters: Immigration is one of the most controversial and partisan issues in U.S. politics, which is why the budget reconciliation process — which allows for bills to pass the Senate with a simple majority rather than the usual 60 votes — is so attractive.

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Scoop: Biden meeting Quad amid own pivot toward Asia

Artists paint portraits of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in Mumbai, India. Photo: Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

President Biden plans to meet this month with the leaders of Japan, Australia and India in a virtual summit of the so-called Quad, according to people familiar with the matter.

Why it matters: By putting a Quad meeting on the president’s schedule, the White House is signaling the importance of partnerships and alliances to counter China’s growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region.