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May 5, 2017

5-04-2017 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief

  • The House is scheduled to vote today on legislation that would repeal and replace key parts of the Affordable Care Act, several weeks after the previous Republican-backed plan was pulled from the floor due to insufficient support. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Republicans have the votes to pass the revised measure and send it to the Senate. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Some members of the moderate Tuesday Group are plotting to oust co-chairman Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) after he negotiated with the conservative House Freedom Caucus on the GOP’s health care measure, which helped pave the way for the latest effort to revive the bill. (The Hill)
  • The Senate is planning to vote today on a $1 trillion spending measure that would fund the government through September. The House passed the bill 309-118 on Wednesday. (Roll Call)
  • President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order today that would ease restrictions on political activity and spending by churches and other nonprofit groups. (The New York Times)
  • Trump said he would be a “mediator, an arbitrator or a facilitator” when it comes to seeking a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians. Standing alongside the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House, Trump said, “We’ll get this done.” (CNN)

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