Republican-Led Congress Hopes for Sweeping Change
In a highly anticipated ruling, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a unanimous decision refused to reinstate President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, which affected travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The court rejected the Trump administration's arguments that the courts lacked the right to review the president's executive order.
The president wasted no time in responding by tweeting “SEE YOU IN COURT” in all caps. The issue appears headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
The ruling caps off what has been a chaotic first few weeks of Trump’s presidency, which saw a flurry of executive orders and battles over his Cabinet nominees.
Republicans have high hopes for sweeping changes now that the GOP controls the White House, the House and the Senate. What progress has been made on their agenda of repealing and replacing Obamacare and implementing tax reform?
Here to talk about the appeals court decision, his priorities and the new political reality is:
Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger who represents Illinois’ 16th Congressional District which spans from the Wisconsin border through the far western suburbs and to Indiana.
Note: We invited Illinois’ entire Republican congressional delegation weeks ago. Kinzinger was the only lawmaker to accept our invitation.
Feb. 8: How a federal appeals court could read the law on the president’s immigration ban.
Feb. 7: President Donald Trump aims to cut financial regulations. We discuss how the banking and financial industries might change under his administration.
Feb. 7: Despite a shaky confirmation hearing and significant pushback from the public, Republican donor and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as the new U.S. Secretary of Education.