Monday, March 20
Š FBI director James Comey said the Justice Department has no information to support President Donald Trump’s tweets alleging he was wiretapped by Former President Barack Obama.
Š The White House has installed aides in every cabinet agency to monitor employee loyalty to Trump.
Š FBI director Comey acknowledged the existence of an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and said the probe extends to links between Trump associates and the Russian government.
Tuesday, March 2
Š The Trump administration banned large electronic devices on select flights from eight Muslim countries.
Š New financial documents were released alleging that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort laundered payments from an ex-leader of Ukraine with Russian ties.
Š Despite Trump’s warning to Republicans that failure to support Affordable Care Act replacement legislation would endanger his legislative agenda and their own political careers, more than two dozen GOP lawmakers remained firmly opposed to the legislation.
Š Secretary of State Rex Tillerson publicly threatened to withdraw the U.S. from the U.N. Human Rights Council over its alleged "biased agenda item against Israel.”
Š Democratic senators questioned Judge Neil Gorsuch in hopes of drawing him out on his potential independence from Trump, while Republicans began congratulating him — signaling they anticipate his successful confirmation to the Supreme Court.
Š A U.S. air strike on a school being used as a shelter by families displaced from the ISIL-held Syrian city of Raqqa killed at least 33 people.
Š House bill HR1652 introduced to provide for the regulation of over-the-counter hearing aids.
Š Senate bill S672 introduced to require a report on designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism.
Wednesday, March 22
Š The U.S. Secret Service requested $60 million in additional funding for the next year for Trump travel and protection expenses.
Š Muslim special agents and intelligence analysts at the FBI reported a climate of fear inside the agency due to an organizational culture of suspicion and hostility.
Š Sen.Chuck Schumer called on Democrats to boycott Neil Gorsuch vote while Trump is under FBI investigation.
Š Legislators alleged that Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is incapable of running a credible Russian interference investigation.
Š The Senate voted to overturn landmark internet privacy rules to allow internet providers to sell and share people’s web browsing history without their permission.
Š The State Department indicated it is set to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
Š Congress rolled back Obama’s rule on hunting bears and wolves in Alaska.
Š House bill HR1673 introduced to establish a trust fund to provide for adequate funding for water and sewer infrastructure.
Š House bill HR1677 introduced to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, encourage a negotiated political settlement, and hold Syrian human rights abusers accountable for their crimes.
Thursday, March 23
Š An embarrassed GOP postponed the health-care vote, unable to garner enough support to pass it.
Š The Trump administration proposed cutting the Energy Star program, which sets energy efficiency standards for appliances, electronics, houses and buildings.
Š House bill HR1716 introduced to prohibit any hiring freeze from affecting the EPA.
Friday, March 24
Š TransCanada Corporation said it received a permit from the Department of State to construct the Keystone XL Pipeline. As a result, TransCanada said it will discontinue its bankruptcy claim and end its lawsuit against the government for its previous rejection of the pipeline.
Š U.S. air strikes killed more than 200 civilians in Mosul.
Š Sen. Schumer called on Democrats to filibuster Gorsuch nomination.
Š Trump, following his “Art of The Deal” strategy, gave an ultimatum to House Republicans to pass the health-care measure or “he’d move on to his other legislative priorities.”
Š Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort volunteered to testify before the House Intelligence Committee regarding his role in Russia’s attempts to interfere with the election.
Š House Republican leaders abruptly pulled their rewrite of the nation’s health-care law.
Saturday, March 25
Š According to CNN, the FBI acknowledged it has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Š It became apparent that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is targeting “sanctuary cities” with raids.
Š U.S. military acknowledged it launched a strike against ISIS that allegedly killed more than 100 people.
Š Sen. Bernie Sanders told constituents that he’ll introduce a single-payer health care bill in Congress “within a couple of weeks.”
Sunday, March 26
Š Trump accused the Freedom Caucus and Club for Growth, groups of hard-right House lawmakers, of being at least partially responsible for the collapse of the Republican effort to overhaul the nation’s health-care law.
Š EPA chief Scott Pruitt said the Trump administration will issue an order on Tuesday that begins dismantling a rule under Obama that slashed carbon dioxide emissions and discouraged coal-fired electricity. The order is also slated to compel Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to lift a moratorium on the sale of new coal leases on federal land.