GOP, Democrats Spar Over Government Funding

With just a week left to reach a deal to fund the government, President Trump and Democratic leaders took turns this week asserting who the country would blame if there is a government shutdown. Though congressional leaders said talks will continue, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) cancelled… Read more »

Courts Block Latest Travel Ban

A federal judge in Maryland yesterday granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against the latest version of the Trump administration’s travel ban, following a similar order earlier in the week by a judge in Hawaii. The third iteration of President Trump’s travel ban was announced in September and would have banned travelers from six mostly-Muslim countries… Read more »

Trump Signs Order to Expand AHPs

President Trump signed an executive order this morning instructing federal agencies to rewrite federal rules for association health plans (AHPs), which allow small businesses of a similar type to band together through an association to purchase coverage. Under the executive order, membership groups could sponsor insurance plans across state lines and would be able to… Read more »

White House Expands Travel Ban

The Trump administration updated and expanded its travel ban Sunday night, hours before it was set to expire. The new rules now apply to visitors from eight countries – including two that do not have majority-Muslim populations. Trump’s original travel ban, signed as an executive order at the beginning of his presidency, was criticized in… Read more »

Trump Preparing Executive Order on Health Care

With health care legislation stalled, President Trump on Wednesday told reporters at the White House that he plans to issue an executive order to allow health insurance to be purchased across state lines. Selling insurance across state lines is an idea many Republicans have long supported, and could encourage the formation of interstate association health… Read more »