Today in Today’s News: -The New York Times article -US lawmakers will not vote on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act today, even as the Republican-controlled House of Representatives continues to debate its replacement plan.
-The House will hold a special session tomorrow to debate the Republican plan, with the goal of passing the legislation by the end of the week.
-Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the Republican leading the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
-US senators and representatives will vote on two measures to repeal Obamacare tomorrow.
-House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will hold another closed-door hearing today on the opioid crisis.
-A New York City police officer is charged with killing a mentally ill man in a dispute over a parking space.
-Two Texas teenagers are charged with murder in the death of a 15-year-old boy who died after his father refused to let him leave his home.
-A Missouri man who was shot in the leg was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
-President Donald Trump signed an executive order requiring the Department of Homeland Security to implement the recommendations of a commission created by his administration.
-The first of the US president’s three national parks opened for visitors today, including the Grand Canyon, the Grand Staircase-Escalante and the Big Bend National Park.
-Trump signed an order banning new coal mining in parts of Appalachia.
The White House has said it is looking into ways to protect coal miners and coal-producing areas.
Today’s Daily News: -Congresswoman Barbara Comstock of Virginia said she was worried about how the administration would respond to the election.
She said the president had a responsibility to make sure that the American people were protected.
She said she is concerned about how this will affect our ability to continue to serve the people of the Commonwealth.
-The US Supreme Court on Monday will hear arguments in the state of Maine’s lawsuit to block the release of a trove of voter information from a database maintained by the Department on Elections.