Monday, Feb. 27
á The Trump administration considered pulling the U.S. out of the U.N. Human Rights Council.
á Trump proposed a 10 percent increase in defense spending and a reduction in domestic federal spending and foreign aid.
The Trump administration announced plans to abandon the governmentÕs opposition to a key part of TexasÕ voter ID law that disenfranchises poor and minority voters.
á Wilbur Ross confirmed as secretary of commerce.
EPA secretary Pruitt directed his staff to delay an initiative that requires mining companies to prove they can clean up after themselves.
á House bill HR1227 introduced to deregulate marijuana.
á House bill HR1236 to discontinue a Federal program that authorizes State and local law enforcement officers to investigate, apprehend, and detain aliens É and to clarify that immigration enforcement is solely a function of the Federal Government.
á House resolution HRRes152 introduced to withdraw or vacate the Clean Water Act.
á Senate introduced S452 to amend the Clean Air Act to delay the enforcement and implementation of the 2015 national ambient air quality standards for ozone.
Tuesday, Feb. 28
á Trump signed a measure to kill a regulation enacted by the Obama administration to tighten gun background checks for the mentally ill.
á Trump claimed that former President Obama is behind leaks that have plagued TrumpÕs White House and, in addition, behind the crowds of protesting constituents at some Republican town halls.
á House Republicans voted to block a resolution that would have forced Trump to provide Congress with his tax returns.
á Attorney General Sessions said the Department of Justice will pull back on suits against police departments that have violated civil rights.
á Trump gave his first speech to Congress.
Trump announced the creation of Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE), a new Department of Homeland Security office to report American victims of crimes that were committed by undocumented immigrants.
Wednesday, March 1
á Supreme Court sided with Democratic Virginia residents in challenge to VirginiaÕs racially drawn districts, saying redistricting must be reexamined for racial bias.
Ryan Zinke confirmed as Interior Secretary.
á o eliminate the individual and employer health coverage mandates under the Affordable Care Act, to expand beyond that Act the choices in obtaining and financing affordable health insurance coverage.
á House bill HR1287 introduced to require that any Executive order be published on the White House website not less than 72 hours before the Executive order is signed.
Thursday, March 2
á Attorney General Sessions lied to Congress about his contacts with Russia during the 2016 campaign.
á Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for Attorney General Sessions to resign and be investigated by the Department of JusticeÕs inspector general to determine whether he compromised an investigation into Russian influence.
á Sessions said he would recuse himself from the Russia investigation.
The White House proposed cutting EPA staff by one-fifth and eliminating key programs.
á House bill HR1307 introduced to amend the Affordable Care Act to establish a public health insurance option.
á Senate bill S510 introduced to protect a womanÕs right and ability to determine whether and when to bear a child or end a pregnancy by limiting restrictions on the provision of abortion services.
á Senate bill S520 to amend the Social Security Act to reform payment to States under the Medicaid program.
á Senate bill S522 to establish a five-year ban on individuals appointed to Executive Schedule positions and Members of Congress engaging in lobbying activities at the Federal level.
á Senate resolution SJRes28 introduced to disapprove of the rule submitted by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency relating to accidental release prevention requirements of risk management programs under the Clean Air Act.
á Senate resolution SConRes8 introduced clarifying any potential misunderstanding as to whether actions taken by President Donald J. Trump constitute a violation of the Emoluments Clause, and calling on President Trump to divest his interest in, and sever his relationship to, the Trump Organization.
Friday, March 3
á White House proposed steep budget cuts to leading climate science agency in research funding including space satellite programs.
á A Florida judge ruled that Miami-Dade CountyÕs policy of holding undocumented immigrants in jail at the request of the federal government is unconstitutional.
Saturday, March 4
á Trump, citing no evidence, angrily accused Obama or ordering a wiretap of Trump Tower prior to the election — overlooking that a president does not have authority to order a wiretap.
á The White House requested Congress to reauthorize two of the NSAÕs largest surveillance programs that scan traffic passing through the massive internet cables going in and out of the U.S. and ends up catching a vast number of American communications in its dragnet.
Sunday, March 5
á Pentagon talked of a plan for assault on Raqqa, Syria, which calls for significant U.S. troop buildup in the face of in-fighting among anti-Islamic NATO allies.