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The Daily Countable: Congress's To Do List, Wildfires & Trump In The Hot Seat

by Countable | 12.11.17

Happy Monday, Countable Friends!

Did you step away from the news this weekend to get into the holiday spirit? Feeling some trepidation about diving back in? Let's run down a list of big ticket items today to help you drown out the unnecessary noise. Or elevator music renditions of Jingle Bells, as the case may be.

One Big Thing

President Trump is again in the hot seat today over allegations that he sexually harassed and assaulted multiple women. Three Democratic lawmakers called for his resignation over the weekend. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley broke with the administration and said Sunday that his accusers should be heard. And now those accusers are speaking with the media in New York City.

Has the #MeToo movement finally caught up with the president? Should it? We're asking for your thoughts in today's Your Turn, which will be up soon. But tell us now if you can't wait. We want to hear your thoughts!

On the Radar

As usual, our crack Countable team of news elves has laid out everything that's scheduled to come in front of Congress this week, so you don't have to figure it out yourself. Check out This Week In Congress for a summary of the week's to do list, as well as links to all the upcoming bills you can weigh in on. Which bills will be on your naughty and nice lists?

Under the Radar

Wildfires continue to rage in California, while GOP leaders in Congress continue to debate the final details of their tax reform bill. Still to be seen is whether they will leave in a provision from the House version of the bill to disallow deductions for personal losses from wildfires. What do you think they should do? Reach out to your lawmakers and tell them!

Your Gov at a Glance 👀

The White House: President Trump in DC

  • The president is having lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
  • This afternoon he's participating in a Friends of Zion award presentation with faith leaders.
  • He's signing a Space Policy Directive in the Oval Office.
  • He's swearing in Jamie McCourt as U.S. Ambassador to France and Monaco.

The House of Representatives: In Session

The Senate: In Session

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