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Three Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday urged President Donald Trump to withdraw the nomination of Scott Garrett to head the U.S. Export-Import Bank, saying that the nomination of the former Republican congressman from New Jersey, who was a vocal critic of the agency while in office, “makes no sense.”
Verizon’s former top congressional advocate fielded questions about climate change, sound science and government management from a Senate panel Wednesday as he seeks a Commerce Department post as the agency’s general counsel.
President Donald Trump said via Twitter on Wednesday that transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve in the U.S. military "in any capacity," reversing a Department of Defense policy that had been partially under review by the military branches.
There is simultaneously abundant content about Congress’ recent efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and minimal information that would assist the casual observer to make an educated guess about where these efforts are headed. However, the U.S. Senate offered some insight Tuesday when it voted to move ahead with the health care debate, says Michael Parme of Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP.
The Trump administration has placed regulatory reform — particularly related to environmental matters — at the forefront of its agenda. But the D.C. Circuit's recent decision on the methane rule demonstrates that the administration’s attempts to roll back regulations in unconventional ways is clashing with the mechanics of how the federal government operates, say J. Michael Showalter and Kaitlin Straker of Schiff Hardin LLP.