Friday’s news: Chief of Staff John Kelly delivers an emotional press conference to address the recent controversy over the president’s call to a Gold Star family. Plus, two former presidents issue dire warnings about the state of American politics, and the GOP gains steam in their drive for tax reform.
Cornyn — a member of Senate leadership who has a strong say over the floor schedule — has made it clear that Vought will be held up until he gets more funding for Texas' hurricane relief, according to three sources close to the situation.
We will discuss the ongoing efforts to stabilize health care exchanges and the impact on budget and tax negotiations as well as the deadly attack in West Africa that killed 4 U.S. troops and the wider concerns about how families of fallen soldiers are comforted.
Another big week on Capitol Hill, with a bipartisan push to stabilize health insurance markets and the continuing GOP effort to pass tax reform legislation before the end of the year. In global news, a major U.S. battlefield win against ISIS, and a young, new, conservative leader in Europe.