Maryland, Hawaii Block Travel Ban 2.0
Decisions by federal judges Theodore Chuang of Maryland and Derrick Watson of Hawaii halted President Trump’s revised travel ban that imposed a 90-day ban on new visa approvals for people from six Muslim-majority nations. After Watson issued a temporary ban on Wednesday on the entire order, Chuang reinforced the decision by ceasing enforcement of a single paragraph aimed at stopping the entry of nationals from Syria, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Sudan. President Trump was incensed at the rulings, saying they make "us look weak, which by the way we no longer are. We’re going to fight this terrible ruling.”
Trump Job Approval Rating Dips
President Trump’s job approval rating dropped by 5 points, according to surveys conducted by Fox News since last month. The poll released Wednesday illustrates that 43% of voters approve of the job the president is doing and 51% disapprove. Additionally, the data show:
Budget Gives Rise to Defense, Cuts State Dept. and EPA
President Trump released a partial outline of his 2018 federal budget, which slashes billions from federal agencies to pay for sharp increases in military and homeland security spending.
The budget would slash the EPA’s budget by 31%, the State Department’s by 28%, and the Department of Health and Human Services by 17.9%. The proposal would also eliminate funding for nearly 20 smaller independent agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Legal Services Corporations, which finances legal aid groups.
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Climate Change Catches Up with GOP
17 House Republicans introduced a resolution on Wednesday calling for action on climate change. The move comes as the Trump Administration has removed mentions of global warming from .gov websites and is proposing to slash the budgets of key agencies designed to study and advise on climate mitigation efforts. While the resolution does not endorse any specific solutions, it acknowledges the human impact on the climate.
Members of the resolution: