© Reuters. US President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Congressional Republican National Committee March Dinner in Washington, USA.
(Reuters) – Highlight of the day for the administration of US President Donald Trump on Wednesday:
Foreign ministers from 68 countries are meeting in Washington to agree on next steps to defeat the Islamic State, the first such meeting of the US-led military coalition since Trump’s election in November.
House Republicans face the wrath of a vengeful president if they vote against the bill to bring down Obamacare, but if they vote in favor, they risk retaliation from billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch and other right-wing donors. that may be critical in the coming year. re-election races.
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, after a quiet two days at his confirmation hearing, will enter Wednesday’s session with any questions about his prospects that will likely move from the Judiciary Committee to the full Senate.
R. Alexander Acosta, Trump’s second choice to head the Labor Department, stands before a Senate panel for an initial hearing on how he would lead it.
Farmers in America’s agricultural heartland who helped elect Trump are now pressuring his administration to avoid a trade dispute with Mexico, fearing retaliatory tariffs that could exceed $ 3 billion in U.S. exports.
Lobbyists at the banks that opened the Trump era with high expectations for radical regulatory reform are privately adopting an increasingly gloomy tone as hopes for a swift and comprehensive rewrite of the Dodd-Frank legislation fade.
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