trump congress speechPresident Donald Trump will be speaking to the nation Tuesday night on the eve of the successful trip to Switzerland and the passing of his tax plan. Also, he has laid out a plan of sorts to enable the “dreamers” to remain the the United States in exchanged with ending the immigration lottery and in exchange with $25 billion to fund his Mexican wall.

Last year, when he addressed the nation, about ten days after his inaugural speech, the President gave a sober speech in which afterwards, even the most liberal commentators congratulated him for staying on message.

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trump congress tax pc2 2The Tax Reform legislation pushed by President Donald Trump is a day or days away from being voted upon in the US Congress.  One Louisiana progressive-leaning organization, Louisiana Budget Progress, compiled the below in its daily newsletter.

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It appears that former New Orleans Congressman William "Bill" Jefferson might get a huge Christmas gift.

According to the Associated Press, prosecutors believe he should stay out of prison.  The reason? recently, many of his convictions have been overturned.

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Last week, President Donald Trump took unilateral action via an executive order to stop paying insurance companies amounts as designated under the Affordable Care Act, to reimburse insurers for their payments to insureds under the Affordable Care Act.  The President claims the payments to the insurance companies are a bailout. After terminating the payments, Trump said that  "Obamacare is dead". The President and the Republican-led Congress were unsuccessful in repealing and replacing Obamacare which lack of success precipitated Trump's move last week.

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cassidyLouisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, who is in somewhat of an uncomfortable position, being the governor of the State in which one of the key promoters of congressional legislation on healthcare repeal, US Senator Bill Cassidy, is the key author, has come out against the passing of the current Obamacare repeal legislation.

Here is Governor Edwards's statement:

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kennedy senAnother battle is brewing on Capitol Hill, but this time it is not about taxes or healthcare, but the critical issue of consumer protection. In July, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) enacted a new rule eliminating mandatory arbitration clauses in certain financial contracts. Henceforth, companies can offer arbitration in contracts, but must notify consumers that class action lawsuits are allowed.

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