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The Daily Countable: Florida School Shooting

by Countable | 2.14.18

Greetings, folks. Hope you're having a pleasant Valentine's Day. We wish we could bring you a more-loving lead story, but we do hope you're spending the evening with those you love or doing what you love.

One Big Thing

A suspect is in police custody following a school shooting in Florida that left seventeen dead. To read our coverage of previous mass shootings - and bills & proposed legislation in response to them - click here.

On the Radar

President Donald Trump urged lawmakers on Wednesday to reject any DACA proposals that do not embrace the "four pillars" of his immigration platform: creating a path to citizenship for DREAMers, securing the border, eliminating the diversity visa lottery, and limiting family-based immigration. Read all about it here.

Also on the Radar

The House Oversight Committee will be investigating the White House’s employment of Rob Porter, an aide who recently resigned following the exposure of domestic abuse with both of his ex-wives. Click here to read more.

Under the Radar

Cyber threats to national infrastructure, particularly energy systems, are a new reality of global conflict. Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced via the department’s website Wednesday that it is opening a new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response. Read our complete coverage here.

Your Gov at a Glance 👀

The White House: President Trump in DC

  • The president will receive his intelligence briefing and meet with bipartisan members of Congress on infrastructure.
  • He will then participate in a working session regarding the opportunity zones established by tax reform.
  • He will also sign S. 534: Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Assault and Safe Sport Authorization and H.R. 4708: DHS Blue Campaign Authorization Act into law.
  • Sarah Sanders will hold a press briefing at 2:30pm ET.

The House of Representatives: In Session

  • Voting on a bill to allow loans to retain their interest rates when sold or transferred across state lines by the lender.
  • Voting on a bill to require mortgage lenders to disclose discounted rates for title insurance premiums and itemize all actual charges imposed on borrowers in the closing documents for mortgages.
  • Voting on a bill to sanction Hamas for its use of human shields.
  • Voting on a resolution calling on the government to intensify efforts to locate the 83,000 unaccounted for U.S. military personnel.

The Senate: In Session

Tomorrow’s Preview

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