April 14, 2017

4-14-2017 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief

  • The Trump administration is considering economic sanctions and military action against North Korea if the country conducts a ballistic missile or nuclear test. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to arrive in Seoul on Sunday to discuss U.S. options for responding to any provocation by North Korea. (Bloomberg News)
  • President Donald Trump signed into law two measures: one that would allow states to strip family planning funds from abortion providers, and another that targets a Labor Department rule on expanding retirement accounts. (NPR News)
  • Congressional Democrats said they will use the government spending negotiations to secure funding for health insurers. Trump has threatened to pull the funding to bring Democrats to the table on health care reform. (The Washington Post)
  • The campaign arm for House Democrats is keeping its powder dry amid special elections. While activists are fired up, some Democrats think that might be best for the party’s chances of winning back seats in 2018. (Morning Consult)

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