WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will propose arming school staff and raising the minimum age to 21 to purchase certain firearms in a school safety proposal that the administration will release on Sunday, a White House spokesman said in broadcast comments.
A group of Republican senators has introduced a bill to give federal prosecutors the option of impaneling a second jury for sentencing in federal death penalty cases where the first jury failed to reach a decision.
Senate Republicans are considering repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate, which requires that Americans have health care coverage or pay a fine to the IRS, in their tax reform legislation, CNBC reported.
Republican Sens. Roy Blunt (Mo.), John Cornyn (Texas), Ted Cruz (Texas), and James Lankford (Okla.) on Monday introduced a bill that would make houses of worship eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program grants.
Five prominent GOP senators are calling on the Trump administration to expel Cuban diplomats from Washington immediately and even close the U.S. embassy in Havana if the Cuban government is not more forthcoming about mysterious “acoustic” attacks that have seriously harmed U.S. diplomats.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) took himself out of consideration to be the next FBI director on Monday.
The Senate’s No. 2 Republican criticized President Obama’s recent decision to “opine” publicly about the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email, calling the move inappropriate and insulting.