House Approves GOP Health Bill, Trump Signs Another Executive Order, and More
It’s been quite a busy day in the world of politics.
The House voted 217-213 to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
The CBO has not yet analyzed the bill, so House members voted without any knowledge of how many Americans will be affected, or how much the measure will cost. Read the story from The AP.
In other news from the White House, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that weakens the enforcement of an IRS rule — called the Johnson Amendment — that bars churches and tax-exempt groups from endorsing political candidates. It will also amend rules to exempt companies and religious groups from having to provide health care with contraception coverage.
The full text of the executive order has not yet been released, but it falls short of what religious conservatives expected from Trump on the issue. Read the story from The AP.
The Dodd-Frank law was enacted after the 2008 economic meltdown, imposing strict regulations on banks. And now a House panel has voted to overhaul those regulations. Read the story from The AP.