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As Congress stares down a budget deadline and multiple crises overseas, some House Republicans have focused their efforts on trying to impeach President Biden and his officials.

Why it matters: Impeachment has emerged as the House GOP’s cudgel of choice against the Biden administration as they struggle to secure policy wins in spending negotiations.

Driving the news: A House Oversight Committee hearing on holding Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress made headlines when the president’s son made a surprise appearance.

  • His arrival prefaced heated arguments between committee members and other shocking scenes of discord – just the latest twist in an impeachment inquiry into President Biden that has consumed the attention of the Oversight and Judiciary committees.
  • The House Homeland Security Committee, simultaneously, held the first hearing in its impeachment proceedings against Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas over the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Zoom in: Biden and Mayorkas aren’t the only targets this week.

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