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June 22, 2017

6-22-2017 Political Nuggets….

Today in 5 Lines

President Trump celebrated Republican candidate Karen Handel’s win in Georgia’s special election on Twitter. During his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Russia organized cyberattacks against the United States to influence the presidential election. Senate Republicans are expected to unveil their health-care proposal on Thursday. Trump will hold his first major reelection fundraiser at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. in June. The FBI confirmed that James Hodgkinson, who attacked a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, last week, acted alone and had no ties to terrorism.

Washington Brief

  • Senate Republicans are set to reveal their health care bill today, even as some divisions remain among GOP senators. The legislation is expected to include provisions that would reduce spending on Medicaid, end funding for Planned Parenthood and roll back some taxes. (The Washington Post)
  • President Donald Trump went to Iowa for a campaign-style rally, where he talked up Republican victories in special elections since he took office in January. He also touted his administration’s efforts to cut government regulations. (The Associated Press)
  • House Republicans are struggling to reach an agreement on a spending plan for fiscal year 2018, a step they must complete in order to move on to tax reform. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • The gunman who shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and others at a Congressional Baseball Game practice last week had a list with the names of six lawmakers, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) was on the list; the other names have not been made public. (CNN)

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