Congress

Trump first president to protect electric grid from EMP, cyberattacks

(Worthy News) – President Trump became the first national leader to call for protecting the U.S electric and communications grid against an electromagnetic attack like one practiced in North Korea. Deep in his new national security strategy released this week, he made good on a campaign promise to move quickly to make the fixes that…

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Companies trumpet bonuses, pay hikes after Congress passes tax bill

(Worthy News) – Multiple companies announced Wednesday they plan to reward employees with higher wages and bonuses due to the tax bill passed by the Republican-led Congress. Wells Fargo, Boeing, Fifth Third Bancorp, and Comcast each announced additional investments and attributed the changes to the tax reform legislation. The announcements follow that of AT&T, which…

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Congress sends historic tax bill to Trump

(Worthy News) – House Republicans on Wednesday voted for the second time in two days to pass a major tax overhaul, sending the $1.5 trillion tax cut to President Trump, as promised, just before Christmas. “With the new tax system we will deliver today, things will change for the better, and they will change immediately,”…

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Congress Fails to Repeal Johnson Amendment in Tax Bill

(Worthy News) – A measure within the federal tax overhaul bill that would end the IRS regulation barring churches from endorsing political candidates has been removed from the proposed legislation. The Senate’s parliamentarian struck out the language overturning the Johnson Amendment, with the Hill reporting last week that the reason was because it “did not…

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Congress ignores Trump’s deadline on Iran nuclear deal

(Worthy News) – Congress is about to miss what was widely seen as a deadline to deal with President Trump’s demands for a harder line on the Iran nuclear deal, failing to agree on new sanctions against Tehran and punting the future of the deal back to Mr. Trump. A Republican legislative push to establish…

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House Republicans urge repeal of Obamacare individual mandate penalties in tax bill

(Worthy News) – House Republicans on Monday urged congressional leaders to include the repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate penalty in the final version of the tax bill. “Including language to repeal this harmful policy will return personal decisions about healthcare choices to patients, fulfilling a key promise we have made to the American people,” nearly…

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Trump wants Congress to fix ‘lax’ immigration after NY attack

(Worthy News) – US President Donald Trump said Monday that a bomb attack by a 27-year-old from Bangladesh on New York’s subway system underscored the “urgent need” for Congress to enact immigration reform. Three people were slightly injured after the attacker’s pipe bomb exploded only partially, while the suspect was sent to a hospital with…

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Schulz fights for 'United States of Europe' by 2025

(Worthy News) – Martin Schulz, the leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) urged his fellow members on Thursday (7 December) to enter into coalition talks with chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives to form a grand coalition. Schulz, the former president of the European Parliament, urged his party to push for the creation of a “United States…

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