5 May 2017

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Last week
  • Dept. of Energy stops payments on research grants already awarded (source).
  • More details on Congress deal to avoid government shutdown (source).
  • GAO report on government waste (source).

Monday 5/1
  • DJT creates a technology council. (source).
  • DJT ends Michelle Obama's 'Let Girls Learn' program (source).

Tuesday 5/2
  • U.S. will attend Syria cease-fire talks (source).
  • DJT puts anti-abortion activist in charge of Title X program (source).

Wednesday 5/3
  • Woman arrested for laughing at Jeff Sessions (source).

Thursday 5/4
  • House passes Obamacare repeal (source).
  • Analysis of health care bill impacts.
  • Health care bill still unlikely to pass Senate (source) (hint: now would be an excellent time to call your senators) (more detail on Senate reactions).
  • Dodd-Frank repeal passes House committee vote (source).
  • DJT executive order ok's political lobbying by churches (source).
  • FCC chair whining that there are people supporting Net Neutrality (source).
  • House Russia investigation moves forward with hearings from FBI and NSA (source).
  • In appointee news, DJT's Drug Czar pick withdraws (source) and Sec. of Navy pick likely to fail (source).
  • DJT planning a trip to Europe and the Middle East for later this month (source).

Legislative action this week (I'm going to stop tracking stuff that goes through on voice votes which are generally minor/uncontroversial bills)


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