The House voted to cut the money to pay for lawmakers’ daily expenses during the legislative session by three-quarters. These per diem allowances are nearly $300 for the first 30 days of the session, then drop to close to $200 a day. They would fall to $50-$75 a day. But the proposal faces a big hurdle in the Senate.
The White House today released an outline of President Donald Trump’s first budget. As expected, the document calls for cutting government programs to offset a big increase in defense spending. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Congress is not going to pass this budget.
The bill to replace the Affordable Care Act is on shaky ground in Congress, drawing criticism from left, right and center in the U.S. House. Guests on “Talk of Alaska” Tuesday said the bill would do more harm than good.