As the deadline for the DACA program approaches, Republicans are pressuring their leaders to find a permanent fix before Christmas. 34 GOP congressmen sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday, urging for a permanent solution to DACA before its expiration date.
GOP lawmakers are looking to boost privacy protections under a key NSA surveillance program. One America’s Kristian Rouz has the story.
President Trump praises Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore while meeting with GOP senators at the White House on Tuesday. The president made the comments while sitting next to retiring Senator Jeff Flake, who has been a vocal critic of Moore amid the allegations against the judge.
House GOP leaders are forging ahead with a plan to avoid a government shutdown before funding expires at the end of the week. Congressional Republicans are looking to get a two week stop-gap spending measure approved to keep the government running through December 22.
Legislation allowing handgun owners to cross state lines with concealed carry permits is moving forward. New legislation which would allow hand gun owners bring their side-arms into different states is drawing closer to a vote in the House of Representatives.
President Trump pushes Republican tax reform as part of his “America first” agenda. During a speech in Missouri Wednesday, he rallied support for the gop tax overhaul, saying the U.S. needs tax cuts that will help the working class.
Democrat leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi abruptly canceled plans to meet with President Trump. In a joint statement issued Tuesday, the Senate and House minority leaders said since the president is doubting a bipartisan deal will be reached in time to avoid a government shutdown, they are cancelling their scheduled meeting at the White House. They said they will meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, instead, later this afternoon.
GOP senators made last minute changes to the tax reform bill in an effort to win over undecided lawmakers ahead of a key committee vote. Republican Senators Ron Johnson and Steve Daines say they could vote against the tax bill. They argue the legislation puts limited-liability companies and small businesses at a disadvantage compared to larger corporations.
GOP senators gave their support to an Air Force officer who was disciplined for his refusal to sign a same-sex certificate. On Monday, Senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee sent a letter to Air Force Secretary Leland Bohannon, saying military command must ensure the — quote — “spiritual needs of all airmen are met.”