Putin visits Iran, Pelosi to visit Taiwan, House to vote on marriage bill
Happening right now — russian president vladimir putin is making just his second trip abroad since the ukraine invasion began.
The trip is to iran — where putin is scheduled to meet with the leaders of iran and turkey.
The meeting — mean to shore up support for russia’s invasion — comes as fears grow in the west regarding iran’s ability to produce a nuclear bomb.
Speaking of visits — the financial times is reporting house speaker nancy pelosi will visit taiwan next month.
While neither the state department nor taiwan’s foreign ministry has confirmed the trip — china has already responded — promising “Resolute and forceful measures” if the trip happens.
Happening today — the house is set to approve a bill protecting same-sex and interracial marriages.
The bill — which is expected to fail in the senate — comes following the supreme court decision to overturn roe v. Wade.
A bill guaranteeing access to contraceptive services is set to be voted on later this week.