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Satellite image of Puerto Rico at night on July 24, before the passing of Hurricane Maria, and on Sept. 24, after the storm hit. 9 days later, 95% of the island is still without power. Photo: NOAA via AP

President Trump will spend 5.5. hours on the ground in San Juan, Puerto Rico Tuesday, surveying Hurricane Maria's damage. But Trump will likely stay in and around the island's capital, where 400,000 of Puerto Rico's 3.5 million residents live and where hurricane recovery is progressing with disproportionate speed. Meanwhile 95% of the island is still without power, and half of Puerto Rico still lacks clean drinking water.

Why it matters: Blocked roadways and a lack of truck drivers have kept much of the food, water, medicine and other resources shipped to Puerto Rico at the Port of San Juan. During his visit, Trump will see a city on its way to recovery.

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House passes sweeping election and anti-corruption bill

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The House voted 220-210Wednesday to pass Democrats' expansive election and anti-corruption bill.

Why it matters: Expanding voting access has been a top priority for Democrats for years, but the House passage of the For the People Act (H.R. 1) comes as states across the country consider legislation to rollback voting access in the aftermath of former President Trump's loss.

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House passes George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

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The House voted 220 to 212 on Wednesday evening to pass a policing bill named for George Floyd, the Black man whose death in Minneapolis last year led to nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice.

Why it matters: The legislation overhauls qualified immunity for police officers, bans chokeholds at the federal level, prohibits no-knock warrants in federal drug cases and outlaws racial profiling.

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Senate Republicans plan to exact pain before COVID relief vote

Sen. Ron Johnson. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Republicans are demanding a full, 600-page bill reading — and painful, multi-hour "vote-a-rama" — as Democrats forge ahead with their plan to pass President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.

Why it matters: The procedural war is aimed at forcing Democrats to defend several parts the GOP considers unnecessary and partisan. While the process won't substantially impact the final version of the mammoth bill, it'll provide plenty of ammunition for future campaign messaging.