July 24, 2017

7-24-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief

  • Jared Kushner – President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a senior adviser – is scheduled to speak privately with the Senate Intelligence Committee today as part of the panel’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible ties to the Trump campaign. In a prepared statement, Kushner said: “I did not collude.” (The New York Times)
  • After lawmakers reached an agreement to move forward this week on a Russia sanctions bill, the White House signaled that Trump is open to signing the legislation, which is expected to include sanctions against Iran and North Korea. (Reuters)
  • The Senate could vote on a health care measure as early as Tuesday. However, some GOP senators say Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has not told them whether they will vote on legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare or whether the chamber will consider a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act without an agreed-upon replacement measure. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • House and Senate Democrats are unveiling their new economic agenda, known as “A Better Deal.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that in 2016, “The number one thing that we did wrong is we didn’t tell people what we stood for.” (Politico)

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