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5-08-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief President Donald Trump today is expected to name 10 judicial nominees, the first in what could be monthly announcements to fill more than 120 vacancies in lower federal courts. (The New York Times) Sally Yates, the former acting U.S. attorney general who was fired by Trump for refusing […]

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5-05-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief The Senate is going to set aside the controversial health care bill that the House passed by a narrow margin on Thursday and write its own legislation, according to several GOP senators. (Bloomberg News) With the Senate’s 79-18 vote, a $1 trillion spending bill that would fund the […]

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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 […]

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5-03-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Several House Republicans are trying to find a way to assuage concerns by moderates about how to handle pre-existing conditions in the GOP’s health care bill, with new legislative language expected today. White House officials say they want to see a floor vote on Thursday. (Politico) Half of […]

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5-02-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief With a victory over President Donald Trump in congressional negotiations over a spending bill for the rest of the fiscal year, Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill expressed renewed confidence that they can block the president’s agenda if Republican leaders need their votes. (The Washington Post) Trump said he wants […]

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5-01-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Budget negotiators reached agreement on a $1 trillion plan to fund the government through September. The measure would add money to border security, but it does not include appropriations for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico. (CNN) Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the longest serving member of […]

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4-28-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Congress is set to vote today on a continuing resolution that would fund the federal government through May 5. Passage would avert a shutdown on Saturday and buy more time for negotiators to hammer out a longer-term spending bill. (Reuters) House Republicans will not vote on their Obamacare-replacement […]

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4-27-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief House Republicans introduced a one-week spending bill that would fund the government through May 5 and avoid a government shutdown on April 29. The move would buy more time for lawmakers to wrap up negotiations on a government funding bill expected to last through the remainder of fiscal […]

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4-26-2017 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief President Donald Trump today is scheduled to outline the pillars of his plan to rewrite the U.S. tax code, with provisions such as lowering the rate for pass-through businesses to 15 percent from 39.6 percent and cutting the corporate rate. He’s not expected to endorse the border adjustment […]

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4-25-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief President Donald Trump said he would be willing to back down from his demand that funding for a border wall be included in a government spending bill expected later this week. Removing that demand would increase the odds of passing legislation before Friday night’s deadline and avoid a […]

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