2017 July 10
Republicans win five of the seven races in June, seats remain virtually unchanged.
President Trump talks foreign policy.
Notable Public Statements:
President Trump remarks on his vision for the future of American infrastructure at the White House Infrastructure Summit.
Senators Rubio (R-FL) and Menendez (D-NJ) along with Congressman Diaz-Balart (R-FL) penned an Op-Ed with a positive outlook on Trump's US-Cuba Policy changes.
After being sworn in as the first female Governor of Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds discusses her rural upbringing as well as her policy priorities on taxes, energy, education, and workforce development.
In an Op-Ed for CNN, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) advocates for limited US military intervention in the Middle East.
President Trump announces the country's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.
Sen. Rand Paul criticizes Jeff Sessions and the "War On Drugs."
S 722: This bill imposes sanctions upon individuals contributing to Iran’s ballistic missiles program as well as individuals in Russia engaging in activities undermining the security of other nations.
HR 10: The passed Financial CHOICE Act would repeal, reduce, and introduce new regulations for financial institutions and government entities.
CA AB 1578: California House members voted to pass a bill that would prohibit California law enforcement from assisting federal law enforcement in marijuana law enforcement activities.
IL SB 81: This bill would create a plan for raising the minimum wage in the state of Illinois to $15/hour by 2022.
NV AB 374: This bill has received national attention for its plan to drastically expand ...
2017 June 19 - Alejandro Ortiz
“Good afternoon. Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba.” These were the opening lines of Barack Obama’s announcement of his plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba back in December of 2014. Those words could have also opened President Trump’s speech on Friday where he announced plans to roll back some of the changes set forth by the Obama administration.
“We will not lift sanctions on the Cuban regime,” President Trump proclaimed, ”until all political prisoners are freed, freedoms of assembly and expression are respected, all political parties are legalized, and free and internationally supervised elections are scheduled. Elections.”
These plans come just weeks after the bipartisan coalition consisting of US Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced legislation that would lift the Cuban trade embargo.