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(J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray have ambitious plans to hold hearings and put together a bipartisan health care bill when Congress gets back from recess in September, and Alexander already has a list of proposals he thinks are most likely to garner bipartisan support.

Here's what he's saying is the "likely universe of what is possible for a small bipartisan stabilization package," according to a senior GOP aide:

  • Funding for the Affordable Care Act's cost sharing reduction subsidies, which are currently being paid by the administration.
  • A reinsurance program that would help insurers pay for high-cost enrollees, blunting the impact of these enrollees on overall premiums.
  • Expanded state innovation waivers, which would allow states to waive some of the ACA regulations, like essential health benefits. (A similar proposal was part of the Senate's repeal-and-replace bill.)
  • Allowing everyone in the individual market to buy plans that only cover catastrophic care. The ACA limits those plans to people younger than 30.

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Rep. Lou Correa tests positive for COVID-19

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Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Correa is the latest Democratic lawmaker to share his positive test results after last week's deadly Capitol riot. Correa did not shelter in the designated safe zone with his congressional colleagues during the siege, per a spokesperson, instead staying outside to help Capitol Police.

Far-right figure "Baked Alaska" arrested for involvement in Capitol siege

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The FBI arrested far-right media figure Tim Gionet, known as "Baked Alaska," on Saturday for his involvement in last week's Capitol riot, according to a statement of facts filed in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.

The state of play: Gionet was arrested in Houston on charges related to disorderly or disruptive conduct on the Capitol grounds or in any of the Capitol buildings with the intent to impede, disrupt, or disturb the orderly conduct of a session, per AP.