Congressional Climate September 25th, 2017

Collins, Paul list concerns about Cassidy-Graham bill

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Today’s Hill Action
Senate Floor Schedule
4:00 p.m.: Convene and proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of William J. Emanuel to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.

Committee Hearings
Committee on Finance
2:00pm – SD-215
Hearings to consider the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal.

House Floor Schedule
12:00pm: House will meet for morning hour.
2:00pm: House will meet for legislative business.
Votes will be postponed until 6:30pm.

Committee Hearings
Committee on Rules
5:00pm – H-313 Capitol
Hearing: H.R. 2824: Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act Rules Committee Print 115-33 showing the text of H.R. 2824 as ordered reported by the Committee Ways and Means; H.R. 2792: Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017

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GOP changes Graham-Cassidy bill to win over wary senators

Senate Republicans on Sunday night circulated a revised draft of their bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, aiming to win over key holdout senators.

According to estimates of the state-by-state impacts obtained by The Hill along with the revised bill, Maine and Arizona would see boosts in funding. Alaska would see a small drop in federal funding.

The analysis from the backers of the bill argues that after taking into account money the state would save on its Medicaid program, Alaska would gain relative to current law.

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Poll: 86 percent support Dreamers staying in the country

A majority of Americans in a new survey are in support of letting recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program stay in the country.

A Washington Post/ABC News poll finds 86 percent of respondents are in favor of allowing DACA recipients who were eligible for renewable two-year work permits to stay in the country.

Sixty-nine percent of Americans “strongly” support the DACA program, according to the poll.

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Trump announces new travel restrictions on 8 countries

President Trump is replacing his controversial travel ban with a targeted list of restrictions that will enhance vetting for nationals from eight countries, senior administration officials announced Sunday.

The eight countries on the modified list of countries are Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen.

The officials say these states failed to comply with the U.S. information-sharing requirements that aim to make vetting processes stronger.

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