.The Daily Countable: AT&T Asks To Be Regulated & ICE Goes After Activists
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by Countable | 1.24.18
You know how the government's going to run out of money again in 16 days? Make that 11 by the time the House gets back from their annual retreat next Monday. And if you think that's enough time to formulate a budget and an immigration deal to protect Dreamers that will get support in both Houses of Congress, I've got a lovely bridge to sell you…
One Big Thing
Believe it or not, AT&T is asking to be regulated. The company took out several full page ads in major newspapers around the country urging Congress to enact an "Internet Bill of Rights" that would provide "neutrality, transparency, openness, non-discrimination and privacy protection for all internet users." Be still, my cynical heart! Read more about what the company is calling for in today's article.
On the Radar
With all the talk of Dreamers and the border wall, we all know that immigration is on the administration's radar for sure. Looks like immigration activists have been as well, as prominent immigration activists, some of whom were brought here as children, have been detained or deported by ICE. The administration says they're not targeting anyone. What do you think?
Read the article and then contact your representatives to tell them!
Under the Radar
In all the flurry and bluster about the shutdown, did you miss This Week In Congress? It will tell you exactly what the Senate is up to this week, including that they confirmed Alex Azar to be Secretary of Health and Human Services today.
Your Gov at a Glance 👀
The White House: President Trump in DC
- The president will host a credentialing ceremony for newly appointed Ambassadors.
- He will then have lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and participate in a working session with mayors.
- The president will then depart DC en route to Zurich, Switzerland.
The House of Representatives: Out
- The House will return Monday January 29.
The Senate: In Session
- Voting on the confirmation of Alex Azar to be Secretary of Health and Human Services.
- Voting to limit debate on the nomination of Sam Brownback to be Ambassador At Large for International Religious Freedom.
- Voting on the confirmation of R.D. James to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army.
- The Senate will likely vote on the confirmation of Sam Brownback to be Ambassador At Large for International Religious Freedom.
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