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The Trump Administration won't be revealing who visits the White House complex, Time reports. And the records of who visited the WH during Trump's presidency won't become available until five years after he leaves office.

On what grounds? The administration will file these as presidential records, using a 2013 federal court ruling that said WH visitor logs can remain private since they aren't subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

Why? Per WH Communications Director Michael Dubke, the decision reflects a consideration of "the grave national security risks and privacy concerns of the hundreds of thousands of visitors annually."

Context: The Obama Administration disclosed more than 6 million records of visitors during his presidency, although it did try to maintain its right to redact or withhold records, and often left logs incomplete for personal or donor meetings. The Trump Administration's move falls in line with other administrations' take on this issue, per the NYT.

The Winter White House rules: Secret Service doesn't disclose who visits the Mar-a-Lago resort.

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McConnell: Senate has "more than sufficient time" to process Supreme Court nomination

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said in a floor speech Monday that the chamber has "more than sufficient time" to confirm a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election, and accused Democrats of preparing "an even more appalling sequel" to the fight over Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Why it matters: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has said "nothing is off the table next year" if Republicans push ahead with the confirmation vote before November, vowing alongside Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to use "every procedural tool available to us to ensure that we buy ourselves the time necessary."

House Democrats file legislation to fund government through Dec. 11

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House Democrats on Monday released their proposal for short-term legislation to fund the government through December 11.

Why it matters: This is Congress' chief legislative focus before the election. They must pass a continuing resolution (CR) before midnight on Oct. 1 to avoid a government shutdown — something both Hill leaders and the White House have claimed is off the table.