Obama Gets a Pay Cut from Congress, Curbelo Takes CHC Beef to Twitter, and Tri-Caucus Grills AG Jeff Sessions

The Senate has now rolled out their tax plan with alterations that would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s so-called insurance mandate. The Congressional Budget Office said this week that the repeal would lead to 13 million people losing their health insurance over the next decade. A vote is expected on Thursday. Also happening on Capitol Hill, House Speaker Paul Ryan (D-WI) announced that the House will require lawmakers and staffers to undergo anti-harassment training. The announcement comes after female lawmakers shared stories of Congressmen who have engaged in sexual harassment. Speaking of inappropriate sexual behavior, a poll released last night shows that Senate candidate and accused pedophile Roy Moore has a six-point lead over Democrat Doug Jones among Alabama voters. During yesterday’s congressional testimony, former Alabama Senator and current AG Jeff Sessions pushed back against Republicans asking that a special counsel investigate Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, the Tri-Caucus grilled him on a litany of other issues. We break it down below. Lastly, the FBI is investigating the judge who sentenced rapper Meek Mill to two-four years in prison, for a parole violation for possible extortion. We’re halfway to the weekend and kicking off Wednesday with this...

  • Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) takes beef with Congressional Hispanic Caucus to Twitter.
  • Barack Obama just got a pay cut. And his doodles just sold for more than $11K.
  • Tri-Caucus members grill AG Jeff Sessions -- we give you the highlights below.
  • Dems question House Speaker Ryan on eminent domain for the proposed border wall.
  • Labor Secretary Alex Acosta testifies today on Capitol Hill and Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) has some questions for him.
  • Indian American GOPer aims to unseat Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL).
  • Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL) wants answers from the NIH on gun violence research funding.
  • FUSION wants to tell your story. Yes, YOURS.
  • Former TX Mayor launches congressional bid.
  • Smithsonian’s anthology of hip hop & rap exceeds fundraising goal.
  • Congressmen Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and Steve Cohen (D-TN) today intro new articles of impeachment.
  • TV One’s Roland Martin and CNN’s Jake Tapper have beef.
  • Obama alumnus joins tech and healthcare venture capital firm.
  • Time Inc. bets on the Latino market.
  • CNNMoney loses reporter covering race and inequality in America.
  • Lawmakers criticize PR government for fishy contract.
  • Tesla hit with racial discrimination lawsuit.
  • Congressman Juan Vargas (D-CA) intros bill to help disabled vets with housing costs.
  • CHC Chair Michelle Luján Grisham (D-NM) opens up about caretaking.
Brenda Arredondo