• Reverting course, Senator Mitch McConnell said the Senate would vote on a substantial criminal justice bill before the end of the year. Mr. Trump is now on the cusp of claiming one of the first truly bipartisan legislative achievements of his presidency.
• The Senate easily passed an ambitious $867 billion farm bill, rejecting stricter work requirements for food stamp recipients embraced by the House and the president. Here’s more on the legislative safety net for farmers.
• The United States military is investigating a weekend vehicle accident in Niger that killed a French soldier. The driver, an American Green Beret, is suspected of drunken driving.
• Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, was grilled by the House Judiciary Committee about everything from search bias claims to data privacy. Read more about the tension-filled hearing.
• Meng Wanzhou of the Chinese company Huawei was granted bail while awaiting extradition from Canada to the United States. The United States claims she deceived financial institutions and caused them to violate sanctions against Iran.
Today’s On Politics briefing was compiled by Margaret Kramer and Isabella Grullón Paz in New York.
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