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Haley: No reason for Trump administration to reject climate change report
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley in an interview early Tuesday said she doesn’t see any reason for the Trump administration to reject a new report from government scientists on climate change’s impact.
Haley was asked on NBC’s “Today” show whether she thinks the Trump administration would embrace the report, given that the U.S. just withdrew from the Paris climate agreement.
“Just because we pulled out of the Paris accord doesn’t mean we don’t believe in climate protection,” Haley said.
Republican senators realizing legislative agenda is in their own hands
Washington (CNN) – Republican senators left Washington for the annual August recess last week, devoid of the kind of monumental accomplishments many of them had hoped for.
“It’s not good enough. We’ve got to do better,” said Sen. Ron Johnson, a Republican from Wisconsin, of the Senate’s effort so far this year.
In part, they have themselves to blame. After using a process that required only Republican support, they still failed to find consensus on a plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act and haven’t otherwise moved on President Donald Trump’s legislative agenda.
Washington dysfunction fuels uncertainty for businesses
Corporate uncertainty about whether the Trump administration will be able to deliver on numerous promises – including tax cuts, health care, a China crackdown and infrastructure – has forced many companies to put important hiring and investment decisions on hold, potentially crimping an economic expansion that appears ready to accelerate.
A Washington Post review of dozens of conference calls in recent weeks between chief executives and analysts show how the fog of policymaking is paralyzing many companies from taking risks that in normal times would help them grow. The conference calls were held as part of a quarterly ritual in which executives discuss their firm’s performance and outlook for the future, and they give voice to some of the reasons U.S. economic growth has been so weak at a time when inflation and interest rates remain historically low.
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