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April 20, 2017

4-20-2017 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief

  • President Donald Trump has walked back his criticism of both the Export-Import Bank and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, as well as his previous support for labeling China a currency manipulator. His supporters say that while they share his previous views, they also back his new policy positions on those topics, according to a new poll. (Morning Consult)
  • House conservatives and moderates are nearing a deal on health care legislation. However, the proposed amendment might make the plan unpalatable to other Republicans. (The Huffington Post)
  • Trump is expected to sign an executive order as early as today that would direct the Commerce Department to investigate whether steel imports to the United States should be prohibited on national security grounds. (Politico)
  • Vice President Mike Pence said Trump will attend three Asian summits in November. Pence said the subject of the meetings will include security issues and trade, as well as the South China Sea. (Reuters)

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