Last updated on October 20, 2019
1262. It was reported that US farm exports dropped $1.9bn as a direct result of Trump's trade war
1263. It was further reported that tax payers have been forced to pay $7.7bn to alleviate the impact of Trump's trade war
1265. Lied by claiming that he is building his border wall
1266. Issued a new rule severely cutting funding to Planned Parenthood
1267. Created a new panel to ignore climate science and attempt to change the Federal Government's position on climate change
1268. Michael Cohen revealed that Trump knew about his campaign's involvement with Wikileaks and the DNC email dump
1269. Sued by Washington state over its policy targeting Planned Parenthood in #1267
1270. Justified its transgender ban by comparing being transgender to a disease
The big event this week was the dramatic testimony of Michael Cohen to Congress. In addition to implicating Trump of a much deeper involvement in election collusion than previously understood, Cohen questioned whether Trump would even relinquish power peacefully. Meanwhile, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez deftly laid a trap to allow Democrats to subpoena Trump’s tax records.
However, this was far from the only news this week. The Trump administration also implemented a policy to severely cut funding for Planned Parenthood and was immediately sued for it. Meanwhile, the costs of Trump’s trade policies became more apparent as the USDA reported $1.9bn drop in US agricultural exports as a direct result of his trade war.
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.
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