For the first time since President Donald Trump took office, more voters disapprove of his performance. That’s according to a poll taken after House Republicans last week failed to vote on a repeal-and-replace plan for Obamacare.
President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order today that aims to roll back parts of former President Barack Obama’s climate change legacy. But some economists say Trump could fall short of his promise for energy independence and a resurgence in coal jobs.
The Senate Intelligence Committee will question Jared Kushner, a close adviser to President Donald Trump, about meetings he organized with the Russian ambassador. The news came as the White House was raising Kushner’s profile by putting him in charge of the newly created White House Office of American Innovation.
President Donald Trump demanded House Republicans vote Friday on a health care plan that wasn’t popular throughout the caucus. That vote never happened after leaders failed to secure the necessary vote, and the members say they’re moving on to tax reform.
President Donald Trump demanded that House Republicans vote on their health care bill today, despite uncertainty about whether it has enough votes to pass. After meetings into the evening, leaders rolled out changes meant to woo conservatives and moderates alike.
House Republican leaders are in a battle with conservatives who are opposed to their health care legislation, and one side may emerge victorious today. The House is expected to vote on the measure this evening even though it is not clear the bill has enough support to pass.
On his second day of confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch stressed his independence from President Donald Trump. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Gorsuch’s confirmation vote should be delayed because of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe of alleged ties between the Russian government and Trump’s presidential campaign.
House Republicans revealed changes to their health care bill meant to win over conservatives ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to their conference meeting today. But the conservative House Freedom Caucus is still withholding its support.
Judge Neil Gorsuch will face lawmakers for public questioning today as his Supreme Court confirmation hearing begins in the Senate Judiciary Committee. While Republicans say his nomination will sail through, Democrats are likely to target him with questions on issues like President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
President Donald Trump unveiled his fiscal year 2018 budget blueprint. Along with proposed cuts to foreign aid and the Department of Energy, the proposal would roll back funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, cut funding for the National Institutes of Health and implement large cuts across the government to fund defense and security increases.