1237. Threatened to set off a new arms race by withdrawing the US from a key arms control treaty
1238. Argued it would be “too traumatic” to reunite migrant children with their families
1239. Denied foreign influence in the 2016 election
1240. Called Nepal and Bhutan “nipple” and “button”
1241. Attempted to block Philidelphia's safe injection sites
1242. Used the State of the Union Address to call for an end to investigations against himself
1243. Rolled back Obama era regulations on predatory pay day lenders
1244. Eased rules on gun exports
1245. It was revealed that the administration had implemented its family seperation policy over the objection of federal agencies
This week Trump finally gave his much delayed State of the Union address, however aside from that this week was relatively uneventful. Trump tried to justify continuing family seperations, which it was reveal were implemented over the objections of his own officials. But perhaps the most development this week was what didn’t happen. Congress went another week without resolving the budget, and its suggested that if a deal isn’t reached by the end of the day tomorrow another shutdown may be unavoidable.
As always, I don’t expect to catch everything, so let me know if there’s anything you think I’ve missed. The full omnibus is being maintained here (a spreadsheet version can be found here). For an overall summary, click here.