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Summary of Health Care Bill status from GovTrack - Where key legislators stand on the bill.

Status of cabinet picks and other appointments: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/us/politics/donald-trump-administration.html. Hearings are happening this week. New confirmations since last week are Dan Coats (Director National Intelligence).


Sunday 3/10
  • DJT orders all Obama appointed prosecutors at DOJ to resign (source) - many of them promptly join anti-Trump organizations (source).

Saturday 3/11
  • Manhattan attorney Preet Bharara refuses resignation order, is fired. (source).

Monday 3/13
  • DJT's first cabinet meeting.
  • Executive order asks OMB to look for entire agencies that could be eliminated (source).
  • CBO report on healthcare replacement plan - 14 million to lose coverage in first year (source) - Full report.
  • DJT gives CIA free rein to conduct drone strikes (source).
  • DJT looking to severely cut UN humanitarian programs (source).
  • Elsewhere - Russia military deployment to Egypt and Libya (source).
  • Elsewhere - UK Parliament gives official go ahead for Brexit (source).

Tuesday 3/14
  • Snow

Wednesday 3/15
  • DJT promises to lower fuel economy standards (source).
  • House intel panel proceeds with formal investigation of leaks (source).

Thursday 3/16
  • DJT releases budget proposal - note this is basically his wish list, the actual budget will start in Congress (source) - source link contains details - recommended reading, there's a lot there including wiping out entire agencies (details on those). Congress has already said they plan to more or less ignore this.
  • Judges block travel ban (again) (source).
  • Senate panel finds no evidence for DJT wiretap claim (source).


Legislative action this week
  • Legislation awaiting DJT's signature

  • Legislation passed in the House, awaiting Senate

  • Legislation passed in the Senate, awaiting House

  • Legislation advancing in the House


    Map of the week:


  • Date: 18 Mar 2017 02:16 (UTC)
    From: [identity profile] selki.livejournal.com
    More serious things to worry about, but I hate the invasiveness of "New this week - Repeal of rule limiting what occupations can require regular drug testing".

    Also, argh on the short-sightedness of "this would pull more water from the Colorado River for irrigation in Wyoming."

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