Track-Trump February 16, 2017 (1 Viewer)


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At a wide-ranging press conference, President Trump announced his choice to replace Andrew Puzder for consideration to lead the Department of Labor. The new nominee, R. Alexander Acosta, is the dean of the Florida International College of Law in Miami and a former United States attorney for the Southern District of Florida.

During the press conference, President Trump confirmed that the administration would be withdrawing the executive order restricting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries and submitting a replacement order “tailored” to address legal concerns raised by judges.

The Senate voted 51-49 to confirm South Carolina congressman Mick Mulvaney to direct the Office of Management and Budget.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told reporters that the U.S. still supports a two-state solution, walking back comments made by the President in yesterday’s joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Later, President Trump signed legislation overturning the “Stream Protection Rule,” an Obama regulation designed to minimize water pollution from coal mining waste. At the bill signing, President Trump suggested compliance with the Stream Protection Rule would be economically burdensome.

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