White House Extends Real ID Deadline Amid Crisis

The Trump administration said this week it will push back the Oct. 1 deadline for Americans to have a Real ID to board domestic flights. At a White House briefing Monday, President Trump said the COVID-19 crisis has forced many states to reduce or completely shut down motor vehicle services as part of their response… Read more »

Comments Due on White House Research Access Policy

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is requesting comments on possible avenues to increase public access to peer-reviewed research published in scientific and technical journals. The White House is said to be considering an executive order that would mandate the immediate, free publication of federally funded research, eliminating the ability of scientific and… Read more »

Trump Requests $1.8 Billion for Coronavirus Response

The White House on Feb. 24 asked Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency spending to respond to the coronavirus epidemic spreading across the globe. The request includes $1.25 billion in new spending for the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the ability to use $535 million in previously appropriated funds set aside… Read more »

Trump’s Tax Cuts 2.0 Plan Expected in September

President Trump’s election-year “Tax Cuts 2.0” proposal is expected in September and could include a 10 percent tax cut for the middle class as well as a new minimum tax on corporations, according to latest reports. The White House has been talking for months about a new tax proposal timed with President Trump’s reelection campaign… Read more »

Trump Proposes $4.8 Trillion Budget Plan

The White House on Feb. 10 released a $4.8 trillion budget plan for Fiscal 2021 that outlines the administration’s political priorities heading into the November election. The plan maintains $740.5 billion for the Defense Department but would cut domestic spending while reducing costs to Medicaid and Medicare. Funding for numerous federal programs and agencies would… Read more »