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President Trump is expected to announce plans for a U.S.-Mexico border wall today, which he signaled on Twitter. Unlike some of his other first-week orders, such as pushing pipeline projects and approving infrastructure projects, Trump needs congressional support to authorize a border wall.
President Trump is apparently about to roll out executive actions to tighten border security, including his proposed border wall between the US and Mexico. Later on this month he is expected to begin restricting the flow of refugees. Those restrictions would include a 4 month hold on all refugee admissions, and a temporary ban on people coming from some Muslim majority countries.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal today will visit the tornado-devastated areas of south central Georgia following the devastating storms that struck this weekend. Tornadoes took the lives of 15 people in Georgia and one in Florida on Sunday — the most deadly January day for U.S. tornadoes since 1969. President Trump has pledged to assist in Georgia’s recovery. Elsewhere in the US, California continues to deal with mudslides, flooding, closed highways and power outages.
Congressional Republicans head to Philadelphia on today for a three-day retreat to plan strategy for passing an aggressive agenda: Repealing and replacing Obamacare, overhauling the tax system, rebuilding the military and figuring out a way to pay for President Trump’s border wall. This is only the third time since World War II that Republicans have held both Congress and the White House.
State lawmakers want study on air pollution effects on residents around Sea-Tac Airport– ‘There’s this gunk, this oily film that I have to clean off my house, my car and boat. . . It’s coming from the planes,’ said one Burien resident.