Monday, April 24
á The Department of Energy removed references from its websites on how clean energy technologies can reduce the nationÕs reliance on fossil fuels and help lower climate-changing emissions.
á President Donald Trump threatened Congress with a government shutdown unless it provide budget funding for his border wall.
á Trump pressured Democrats to drop their opposition to fund his wall by threatening not to fund ObamacareÕs cost-sharing subsidies.
á The Senate Intelligence Committee has delayed substantially investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
á House bill HR1841 introduced called the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act.
Tuesday, April 25
á Trump praised FranceÕs Neo-Fascist National Front candidate, Marine LePen, saying LePen is strongest on borders and on whatÕs been going on in France.
á The ethics watchdog group American Oversight said it would file complaints about the State Department and U.S. Embassies promoting TrumpÕs Mar-a-Lago and other properties.
á A federal judge in California ordered a temporary stop to TrumpÕs Executive Order to withhold funding to sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce immigration laws.
á Trump backed down from his ultimatum to Congress that they approve funding for his border wall.
á The Trump administration announced plans to impose a roughly 20 percent tariff on softwood lumber imported from Canada.
á The Environmental Protection Agency announced it will shut down the largest civilian-linked data service, storing crucial information on climate change, health impact analysis and environmental justice on Friday.
á The Trump administration denied a Congressional request to provide information on payments received by former national security adviser Michael Flynn from Russian firms.
Wednesday, April 26
á Trump announced Òthe biggest individual and business tax cut in American history.Ó
á Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico that the U.S. would not be pulling out of the North American Free Trade Agreement Òat this time.Ó
á The Army Corps of Engineers wonÕt release a study about the potential effects of a Dakota Access Pipeline oil spill because it claims information in the report could put lives at risk.
á Senate bill S953 introduced to require the Secret Service to make certain White House visitor logs available to the public.
Thursday, April 27
á The U.S. military started installing an antimissile defense system in South Korea.
á The Financial Choice Act was introduced in Congress to roll back the Dodd-Frank banking regulations.
á TrumpÕs proposed corporate tax rate cut is projected to reduce government revenue by $2 trillion over the next decade.
á Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai announced a proposal to undo net neutrality.
á Trump ordered the reconsideration of offshore drilling safety rules implemented after Gulf oil spill.
á House Resolution HRes286 introduced that directs the executive branch to provide information to the House for investigating potential conflicts of interests of President Donald J. Trump.
á Senate bill S985 introduced to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from revising the approved oil and gas leasing program for fiscal years 2017 through 2022.
á Senate bill S987 introduced to transition away from fossil fuel sources of energy towards 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050.
Friday, April 28
á Senate Democrats announced consideration of a lawsuit against Trump on grounds that his business interests have created conflicts of interest that violate the Constitution.
á $15 minimum wage bill introduced in the Senate.
á Congress extended the current budget to keep the government open for another week and avoid a shutdown.
á Trump signed an executive order to consider new offshore drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans.
á Trump nominated David Bernhardt as Deputy Interior Secretary. Opponents have charged that Bernhardt has serious conflicts of interest, because he will work on policies that directly benefit clients for whom he lobbies.
á Trump said he would name Charmaine Yoest, one of the most prominent anti-abortion activists in the country, as Assistant Secretary Of Public Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services.
á House bill HR2242 introduced to prohibit drilling in the outer Continental Shelf and to prohibit coal leases on Federal land.
á House bill HR2247 introduced to amend the Social Security Act to provide for equal treatment of individuals in same-sex marriages.
á House bill HR2248 introduced to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from revising the approved oil and gas leasing program for fiscal years 2017 through 2022.
Saturday, April 29
Sunday, April 30
á Congress reached a bi-partisan budget deal that will fund the government through September, but denies Trump money for a border wall, rejects his proposed cuts to popular domestic programs and does not Òde-fundÓ Planned Parenthood.
á The Center for American Progress Action Fund released their analysis of Congress that finds 180 members of the House and Senate, all Republicans, deny the science behind climate change.