Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discussed the Trump administration’s new sanctions on North Korea, saying the order sends a message that foreign financial institutions are “on notice.”
“They can choose to do business with the United States or with North Korea, but not both.”
Former president Barack Obama delivered a speech at the Gates Foundation in New York on Wednesday. He talked about the Affordable Care Act and criticized Republican efforts to repeal it.
Earlier this week, Speaker Paul D. Ryan urged the Senate to pass the latest GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, a proposal known as Graham-Cassidy. And on Wednesday, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dubbed the bill a “stink-a-roo” and said Democrats will have “all hands on deck” to kill the bill. Watch for both the leaders’ remarks.
Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski, R-Ala., opened Tuesday’s Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing by extolling the contributions of former Sen. Pete Domenici, who died last week. Several other members on the committee followed suit and offered their remembrances of the late New Mexico Republican.
Eleven senators, including Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., participated in a rally to oppose the Graham-Cassidy plan. The proposal would repeal the Affordable Care Act.
The debt ceiling, the defense authorization bill and Hurricane Harvey aid will be among the top priorities for the Senate upon their return after Labor Day. Watch Roll Call’s senior Senate reporter Niels Lesniewski’s inside take on the chamber’s schedule for the fall.