12M enroll in health law Trump, GOP are trying to repeal
The transgender "bathroom bill" would require people to use public bathrooms and restrooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificate.
After a second day of sharp disagreement and impassioned debate, the Texas Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to the transgender bathroom bill, sending it to an uncertain reception in the House, where Speaker Joe Straus has said he isn't a fan and prefers to address other priorities.
Texas does, however, have a law against harassing, accosting or assaulting someone in a restroom, Houston state Senator John Whittier responded.
During a public hearing of the bill last week, the bill's sponsor, Sen.
Republicans hold an eight-vote advantage over Democrats on the Budget Committee, and if four GOP members oppose it, the bill could stall. Now that the bathroom bill has tentatively passed, he worries that could change.
Hundreds of conservative activists rallied outside the Capitol in sub-freezing weather to call on congressional leaders and Trump to abandon the GOP bill and fully repeal Obama's law. "So I don't think they would be over here unless they really do want to take input from folks", Corker said. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham), the primary sponsor of the bill, gave an emotional speech Tuesday in favor of the measure, insisting its goal was to ensure privacy in the state. It would undo that law's individual mandate, which requires most people to have coverage, by ending the tax penalty on those who don't.
The North Carolina Senate ignored warnings from business leaders this week, voting to advance the Republican-backed bill, SB 6, by a vote of 21-10.
"I'm afraid that if they vote for this bill, they're going to put the House majority at risk next year", he said during an interview with ABC's "This Week". The measure is awaiting House activity. By making it illegal for transgender people in Texas to be afforded access to facilities consistent with their identity, it opens them up to increased discrimination and harassment as they simply live their everyday lives.
"I believe that the blurring of gender - although I respect that people internalize something different - believe that, all of that blurring will lead to less rights for women", said Kolkhorst.
But he also said early Tuesday afternoon that no meeting of the Senate Education Committee has yet been scheduled to hear House Bill 520, which the House approved March 3 on a 56-39 vote. The organization, a statewide union for teachers, registered against the vote, but a representative did not testify before the Senate.
Ten major industry sectors posted job losses, the majority of which experienced typical seasonal fluctuations. The rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point from December 2016, which was 3.9 percent.
The kingdom, the world's biggest oil exporter, had long refused to cut output under veteran oil minister Ali al-Naimi. United States drillers boosted the rig count by eight to 617 last week, according to data Friday from Baker Hughes.
UNC's opponent enters the tournament after going 16-2 in the SWAC conference on their way to a 23-11 overall record. If history is any indicator, there will nearly certainly be some ACC flavor in town for the NCAA Tournament .
The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website . Laurion Capital Management LP raised its stake in shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl by 0.3% in the second quarter.
The new executive order will ban travel from six countries , instead of seven, and it will no longer affect current visa holders. They have requested a hearing on the case and the Department of Justice is expected to respond soon.
The Venezuelans advanced despite giving up 35 runs in the first round, the third-highest mark in the history of the tournament. Jair Jurrjens picked up the win after striking out five batters and holding Israel to one run and five hits over six innings.
While Chicago braced for its first snowfall in months, larger snowstorms were expected on the East Coast. Around three to six inches of snow are expected on the ground in most of the Chicago area by 3 p.m.
That'd be, obviously, the worst-case scenario, but it's way too early to make that kind of 1:1 correlation. One of our best performances was against Manchester City [2-0 victory in October] and he was the striker.
Plow truck drivers will be out once this storm moves into the area making the interstates and busiest roads a priority. Travel restrictions are expected for I-99 with a 45-mile-per-hour speed limit from Cumberland, Maryland to Bedford.
Jawun Evans, the best scoring point guard in country, leads the nation's eighth highest-scoring offense (85.5 points per game). MI plays five starters who can all make three-pointers and the team ranks among the top 25 in three-pointers made per game.
Ireland's Six Nations championship dream is over for another year after Wales won this evening's encounter in Cardiff 22-9. Little offloads, discipline, those sorts of things throughout the 80 minutes that we could control, and we did that today.
Minnesota Vikings Sign Datone Jones
The 6-foot-4-inch defender is still listed at 285 pounds by the Packers and could join an already strong Vikings defensive line. House left the Packers for a four-year deal with the Jaguars, but was released by Jacksonville after two years.
Gordmans files for bankruptcy, will close all stores
Gordmans' potential fate is part of a national trend of retailers struggling as foot traffic in malls continues to decline. He was later joined by Dan Gordman, a former Bloomingdales executive who eventually married Richman's daughter Esther.
E-mail threat forces JCC to close
The DeWitt center was put on lockdown for some time while police investigated a non-specific threat of violence. Similar threats have been called in today in Wisconsin, New York and California.
Hadwin grabs four-shot lead at Valspar
Cantlay came up short into the bunker, blasted out 15 feet short and missed the par putt. Hadwin shot an even-par round in the final round to finish the tournament at 14 under.