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Chaffetz, Comey to speak Monday

He also hinted in an interview with Utah's KSL Newsradio that he was considering leaving before the end of his term. "As you know, after careful consideration and long discussion with my wife, Julie, we agree the time has come for us to move on from this part of our life", Chaffetz wrote in a letter posted on his social media.


Poor and disabled big losers in Trump budget; military wins

Poor and disabled big losers in Trump budget; military wins

Those cuts follow a partial plan from March that targeted domestic agency operations and foreign aid that were quickly dismissed by lawmakers. "Throughout my time in the Senate, I have never seen a President's budget make it through Congress unchanged".



Turkey's Erdogan watched as protesters were attacked

The State Department confirmed that Turkish security personnel were involved in the altercation, which erupted after Erdogan met with President Trump at the White House. "We call upon the Turkish government to apologize immediately for the involvement of any officials", said the statement . In a statement, the Turkey Embassy blamed the conflict on the leftist Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, a Marxist group in Turkey that has for decades been locked in a military conflict with Ankara.


Illinois Senate Democrats pass budget plan, hurdles seen in House

Illinois Senate Democrats pass budget plan, hurdles seen in House

Senate President John Cullerton says Democrats had little choice but to approve a budget proposal on their own after a compromise package with Republicans failed last week. Rauner a plan that should meet all of his requirements to stop holding the state of IL hostage after two years". Just this week, the Illinois Senate passed a two-year property tax freeze.



Peter Gorski: Bill will increase costs, lower coverage

The ACA is by no means ideal, but it already provides affordable health care to millions of Americans. But it would cut taxes, which could jolt the economy, and it could prevent the full collapse of Obamacare. In closing, don't hold your breath waiting for Republicans to explain their new-found confidence in federal funding. "The Medicaid expansion has also expanded access to substance use disorder treatment at a time when many Colorado rural communities have been ravaged by the opioid ...



Democrats criticize Trump budget plan

Trump's budget will include more than $800 billion in cuts to the program, as was outlined by congressional Republicans in the American Health Care Act, The Washington Post reports . The economic assumptions supporting the new budget plan instantly raised bipartisan eyebrows. Trump's economic and budget teams assume a higher economic growth rate than others.