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Trump’s First 100 Days
Today’s Hill Action
Senate Floor Schedule
The Senate reconvenes at 3 p.m. and will resume consideration of the nomination of Jay Clayton to be a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission with a cloture vote at 5:30 p.m.
Nominations: Jay Clayton of New York to be a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
House Floor Schedule
The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. for legislative business and is expected to consider measures under suspension of the rules. Roll call votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
HR 910 – Fair Access to Investment Research Act
HR 1312 – Small Business Capital Formation Enhancement Act
HR 1366 – U.S. Territories Investor Protection Act
HR 657 – Follow the Rules Act
HR 1242 – 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act
HR 1644 – A bill to enhance sanctions with respect to transactions relating to North Korea, and for other purposes.
5:00 p.m.: Working Families Flexibility
Congress Inks Spending Deal That Jettisons Trumps Priorities
U.S. House and Senate negotiators reached a bipartisan deal on a $1.1 trillion spending bill that largely tracks with Democratic priorities and rejects most of President Donald Trump’s wish list, including money to begin building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.
The compromise measure, released early Monday morning, would keep the government open through the end of September. Under House procedures, a vote could be held as early as Wednesday.
GOP leaders eager to focus on health-care and tax overhauls bowed to Democratic demands to eliminate hundreds of policy restrictions aimed at curbing regulations, leaving the Trump administration with few victories.
The White House sought funding to begin building the border wall, as well as $18 billion in cuts to domestic agencies, and both demands were rebuffed. The spending deal includes money for Planned Parenthood, despite Republican demands to defund the group over its provision of abortions.
Dem Senator to Give Trump Plan to Renegotiate NAFTA
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) plans to give President Trump a four-point plan to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement on Monday, as the White House prepares to renegotiate the trade deal with Canada and Mexico.
Brown, a Democratic populist up for reelection next year, often criticizes NAFTA and other trade eals.
Brown says Trump should be careful not to water down “Buy American” provisions during his negotiations with Canada and Mexico.
The Democratic senator wants Trump to press Mexico to enforce labor laws and environmental regulations, which he argues would prevent U.S. jobs from moving to that country.
He supports sector-by-sector negotiations, which he argues would prevent industries from fighting with one another, and he wants to get rid of NAFTA’s independent court system used to settle disputes.
Trump’s First 100 Days The Fact Check Tally
President Trump is the most fact-challenged politician that The Fact Checker has ever encountered. He earned 59 Four-Pinocchio ratings during his campaign as president. Since then, he’s earned 16 more Four-Pinocchio ratings.
But those numbers obscure the fact that the pace and volume of the president’s misstatements means that we cannot possibly keep up. The president’s speeches and interviews are so chock full of false and misleading claims that The Fact Checker often must resort to roundups that offer a brief summary of the facts that the president has gotten wrong.
As part of our coverage of the president’s first 100 days, The Fact Checker team (along with Leslie Shapiro and Kaeti Hinck of the Post graphics department) produced an interactive graphic that displayed a running list of every false or misleading statement made by the president. We also catalogued the president’s many flip-flops, since those earn Upside-Down Pinocchios if a politician shifts position on an issue without acknowledging he or she did so.
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