• NBC NEWS Nov 27, 2019

    2 OMB Staffers Quit After Expressing Frustration About Frozen Ukraine Aid, Top Official Says

    Mark Sandy, a career staffer in the White House Office of Management and Budget, told impeachment investigators that two budget staffers left the agency after expressing frustrations about the unexplained hold on Ukrainian aid, according to new closed-door transcripts released Tuesday. Sandy said that one staffer, who worked in OMB’s legal office and whose name was undisclosed, told him they...

  • Congress Oct 6, 2017

    Trump's One-Two Punch Hits Birth Control, LGBT Rights

    In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump’s administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom directions that could override many anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people and others....
    At a time when Trump finds himself embattled on many fronts, the two directives — issued almost simultaneously on Friday —...

  • Congress Jun 1, 2017

    Leaked Birth Control Rule Would Broaden Religious Exemption

    Women’s groups are threatening to take the Trump administration to court after a leaked, draft regulation revealed a plan to let employers opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and moral reasons....
    The White House refused comment, calling the 125-page document posted online by the news site Vox an “alleged draft.” A government website shows that a...

  • NBC Mar 27, 2017

    Budget Director Mulvaney: DC's ‘A Lot More Broken' Than Trump Thought

    The unpopular health care proposal supported by President Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan could not get enough Republican votes to pass through the House this week, but Mick Mulvaney, the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget on Sunday chalked it up to Washington being “broken” — and questioned the GOP’s ability to govern,...

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