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April 24, 2017

4-24-2017 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief

  • As Congress faces a Friday deadline to fund the federal government beyond April 28, the White House is pressuring lawmakers to include funding for a border wall between the United States and Mexico. (The Washington Post)
  • The Senate is scheduled to vote today on the nomination of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) to be secretary of agriculture. He’s expected to be confirmed. (The Associated Press)
  • Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said details about the White House’s forthcoming tax overhaul proposal will not be ready until June. President Donald Trump said last week he would make a big announcement regarding tax reform on April 26. (Bloomberg News)
  • Trump is expected to sign executive actions this week focusing on cybersecurity and offshore drilling. (Politico)

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