April 7, 2017

4-7-2017 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief

  • On Capitol Hill, many lawmakers – including some Democrats – expressed support for President Donald Trump’s decision to order U.S. airstrikes against Syria. But some lawmakers, such as Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), said any further military action will require congressional authorization. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Trump met Thursday with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The two leaders are expected to continue talks today on issues like trade and North Korea, though U.S. military action in Syria is likely to overshadow the discussions. (Financial Times)
  • The Senate is expected to vote at 11:30 a.m. today to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch as the next Supreme Court justice, marking Trump’s first major congressional victory since taking office. (Reuters)
  • The House Rules Committee met on Thursday to consider a change to the Republican leadership-backed American Health Care Act, but Republicans are no closer to reaching a final agreement on the legislation as they head home for a two-week recess. (Politico)

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