In a letter to colleagues, Pelosi said the House will pass the Senate-approved Inflation Reduction Act on Friday.
Kim claimed "victory" over the pandemic as his sister, Kim Yo-jong, blamed the outbreak from the leaflets sent across the border from South Korea.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.
The White House said it was discussing pushing the bill banning assault weapons to top lawmakers in another step further from the recent legislation addressing gun violence.
A bombing in the western district in Kabul led to eight dead and 22 wounded, with Islamic State claiming responsibility.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
The British defense ministry said in its bulletin that Russian forces are likely using anti-personnel mines in the Donbas region, which would lead to many casualties.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the incoming members of the Cabinet and new officials under the ruling Liberal Democratic Party must "review" their ties to the Unification Church.
Pyongyang is holding two meetings of its parliament, with the recent meeting reviewing its anti-epidemic policy.
Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
Joe Biden calls on Congress for three-month federal gas tax suspension
In an effort to ease the rising gas prices, US President Joe Biden is looking for more options to address the ongoing issue. Biden this week, called on Congress to authorize a three-month suspension of the federal gas tax.
CNN reports Biden called on Congress Wednesday to take action in suspending the federal gas tax as he looks for more options to address the issue. The suspension would last for three months until the end of September.
The US leader cited that it was necessary to provide some relief to the public, although the measure might not be enough to resolve the problem.
“By suspending the 18-cent gas tax, federal gas tax for the next 90 days, we can bring down the price of gas and give families just a little bit of relief,” the US leader said in his remarks at the White House.
“I fully understand that a gas tax holiday alone is not going to fix the problem,” Biden continued. “But it will provide families some immediate relief, just a little bit of breathing room as we continue working to bring down prices for the long haul.”
The US leader’s call for a suspension or a federal gas tax holiday would unlikely pass Congress. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stopped short of endorsing the move in a statement issued after Biden’s comments.
Biden also called on the states to take action by removing their own taxes on gas and diesel. The US leader told oil refining companies to increase capacity ahead of the meeting this week with administration officials.
In other related news, Biden on Tuesday nominated Arati Prabhakar as the new White House Science Adviser. If confirmed by the Senate, Prabhakar would be the first woman of color and first immigrant to be in the position.
Prabhakar would lead the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House, replacing Eric Lander, who resigned in February over violating the Biden administration’s workplace policy.
In the post, Prabhakar would tackle issues such as climate change and physical sciences. Prabhakar would also play a big part in the Cancer Moonshot 2.0 initiative that aims to cut the cancer death rate by half over the next 25 years.