The Morning Dispatch: Biden’s Border Woes Continue

Happy Wednesday! Our softball league’s playoffs begin tonight, and rumor has it a certain center-right media company’s CEO is slated to make an appearance …

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The Senate voted 69-30 on Tuesday to pass the bipartisan infrastructure package, with 19 Republicans and all 50 Democrats supporting the bill. It authorizes $550 billion in new spending and would—according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office—add $256 billion to the deficit over the next decade. The package now goes to the House, which is expected to take it up at some point in late August or early September.

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that he will resign his post in 14 days, heading off a likely impeachment following Attorney General Letitia James’ recent report detailing the governor’s history of sexual harassment. Cuomo maintained yesterday the report was “politically motivated” and that the “most serious allegations” against him “had no credible factual basis,” but said he would resign so as not to distract from the government’s functioning. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, will be sworn in upon Cuomo’s resignation.

  • President Biden on Tuesday announced eight U.S. attorney nominations, including Damian Williams to serve as U.S. attorney for the powerful Southern District of New York. Williams has worked in the SDNY office—which is overseeing several investigations into former President Trump’s business and associates—for almost a decade, focusing on securities fraud.

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