Eric Holder Calls Sessions Dumb on Crime, American Airlines Calls Police on Commentator Symone Sanders, and Congress Wants Trump Tapes

Despite repeated warnings from Donald Trump to North Korea, the adversarial country fired a ballistic missile early Sunday. In a statement late Saturday, the WH said, “North Korea has been a flagrant menace for far too long ... Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea.” This week, the House returns after a week-long recess to get to work on tax reform. The House Ways and Means Committee will hold its first hearings on tax reform on Thursday. There’s action in the Senate as the upper chamber works to hash out an agreement on healthcare. And Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will meet with senators during a closed-door briefing this week over his role in Comey’s firing. Here’s what’s on tap for the Monday read:

    • Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) warns Trump on the H1-B visa program.
    • An HBCU says no thanks to Senator John Cornyn (R-TX).
    • Michelle Obama has words on Trump rolling back school lunch policies.
    • HRC names Latino Obama alumnus to the team.
    • Eric Holder says AG Jeff Sessions bringing back mandatory minimums is "dumb on crime."
    • Bipartisan bill calls for Congressional Gold Medal for Chinese American WWII Vets.
    • Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) gives a call to action at Howard University.
    • Tribal voices help stop Senate from rolling back Obama-era environmental protections.
    • American Airlines calls police on commentator Symone Sanders.
    • Mel Watt has an exchange with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) before the Senate Banking Committee.
    • Debra Lee leaves DC.
    • Sony Pictures Entertainment named Tony Vinciquerra as its CEO.
    • Former senator Bob Dole is helping the president of the Congo stay in power.
    • The Hill Latino will soon host Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and other Latina leaders. Want to join in? Be sure to RSVP in FOMO below.
    Brenda Arredondo