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

» Health Care Bill Still Has A Long Way To Go

» Here’s What's In The House-Approved Health Care Bill

» The Pre-Existing Conditions Debate


Executive Order

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


Dodd-Frank 

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


Star Wars Day

In honor of Star Wars Day, here’s a band called Palette-Swap Ninja telling the story of Star Wars with the music of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. May the 4th be with you! Read the story from NPR