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September 14: Irma Death Toll Still Climbing

by Countable | 9.14.17

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

What to Watch

What Everyone Is Watching

A nursing home in Florida, where eight residents died after being left without air conditioning following Hurricane Irma. Police on Wednesday evacuated 115 residents from the facility - the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills - and brought them to nearby hospitals. "We're conducting a criminal investigation into the deaths that occurred here," Tomas Sanchez, the Hollywood police chief, said at a news briefing, "It's a sad event

What’s Worth Watching
  • The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe - made up of members from both the House and Senate - meet today to discuss "The Scourge of Russian Disinformation." The hearing will examine “Russia’s efforts to spread disinformation” at home and abroad, and witnesses will discuss “the effectiveness of U.S. counter-measures across a variety of platforms.” Watch live at 9:30 A.M. here.

  • It’s a phrase you’re going to be hearing a lot more of in the coming weeks (and months): "tax reform." The President is touting it, and today the Senate Finance Committee holds a full hearing on “Individual Tax Reform.” Witnesses include public-policy academics, research fellows and the Senior Vice President of Pioneer Realty. Watch live at 10:00 A.M. here.

The President: Florida & D.C.

  • 10:55 A.M. EDT - The President receives a briefing on Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Fort Myers

  • 12:10 P.M. EDT- Trump visits with individuals impacted by Irma in Naples

  • 7:00 P.M. EDT - The President and First Lady host the White House Historical Association reception and dinner at the White House

The House of Representatives: IN SESSION

  • Voting a bill to ban foreign nationals who are gang members from entering the U.S. and prioritize the deportation of those here illegally.

  • Voting on a bill providing a $429 billion to a variety of federal departments for fiscal year 2018.

  • Voting on one other bill.

The Senate: IN SESSION

Convening at 10:00 A.M for morning business. Agenda to be announced.

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  • Judi
    09/14/2017
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    The elderly and vulnerable need care and support.

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  • Pamela
    09/16/2017
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    This is beyond cruel. The emplyees had a duty to keep their chargers safe treated with dignaty.

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  • Anne
    09/16/2017
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    This is horrifying! Why weren't these people evacuated?

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  • Sheryl
    09/14/2017
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    I spent several months in a nursing home after my hip replacement went bad and I can personally say that we are failing the elderly. Reforms are DEFINITELY NEEDED in regards to their care, comfort, safety and happiness.

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  • Deborah
    09/14/2017
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    Elderly needs to be helped right away!

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  • GatewayJohn
    09/14/2017
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    Based on past experience I think US toll is remarkably low Perhaps Harvey helped in this aspect

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  • Steven
    09/14/2017
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    I agree with each of you, and I sense there's probably criminal negligence here. We're the greatest nation on earth with some of the worst treatment of human beings. And, yes, especially the elderly.

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  • Ben
    09/14/2017
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    Send all late help they need

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  • MarkYukhimets
    09/15/2017
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    Government has to react very quickly to needs of people and supply everything necessary for their well been, safety, food, and care with medical services should be provided to all in need of such privileges while they are on our soil.

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