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Today in Trump: April 3, 2017

WashPo's Ed O'Keefe on Neil Gorsuch

Today in the Trump Administration News

Neil Gorsuch - Senate Judiciary Committee Confirmation Vote

Senate Judiciary Committee votes on Neil Gorsuch to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court. The committee also votes on Rod Rosenstein to be Deputy Attorney General; and Rachel Brand to be Associate Attorney General. 

Egypt

President Trump welcomes Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi to the White House Monday morning. The two first met in September at New York’s Plaza Hotel, with the U.S. president calling el-Sissi “a fantastic guy” and proclaiming “good chemistry” in a meeting that boosted a struggling candidate short on foreign policy experience. 

Report: GOP split over border adjustment tax

Health care reform is not the only issue dividing conservatives; President Trump’s proposed border adjustment tax is apparently causing another split within the GOP.

House Republicans have floated a plan as part of their broad tax overhaul package to impose a tax that would provide tax breaks to U.S. companies that export their products to other countries and would take away tax breaks from those that import products from abroad.

Recent Trump Administration News:

Kushner travels to Iraq

Top Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is in Iraq with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford, CBS News’ Margaret Brennan and Kylie Atwood confirmed Sunday night, citing an Iraqi official.

Trump talks health care, Xi

President Trump ruminated over his plans for his health care overhaul and previewed the agenda for his southern White House summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week in an interview with the Financial Times

Gorsuch and Democrats

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch picked up another Democratic yes vote in the Senate when Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly said he’ll support him. He joins Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and West Virginia’s Joe Manchin.

Golfing with Rand Paul

President Trump hit the links Sunday with Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul and OMB Director Mick Mulvaney. Trump hoped to discuss several issues, including healthcare, at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.

Pressure builds for Michael Flynn to testify without immunity

Pressure continues to mount for former national security adviser Michael Flynn to testify before Congress about possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia, CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett reports. 

Trump leaves without signing executive orders, ignores Flynn questions

President Donald Trump abruptly walked out of the Oval Office Friday without signing executive orders on trade, as he dodged questions about whether he wants the Department of Justice to grant immunity to Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser.

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