Lawmaking

Trump sticks by EPA chief as lawmakers call for resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump expressed support on Tuesday for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, as U.S. lawmakers including two fellow Republicans called for Pruitt’s resignation after reports he paid far below market rates to live in a condo owned by a lobbyist.

Trump, stymied on wall, to send troops to U.S.-Mexico border

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump, unable to get the U.S. Congress or Mexico to fully fund his border wall, will post National Guard troops along the Mexican frontier, officials said on Wednesday, in a move that was likely to escalate tensions with a key U.S. ally.

U.S. lawmakers skeptical of promises to shield farmers from trade dispute

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers and the farm industry were skeptical of the Trump administration’s promise to shield farmers from the rapidly escalating trade dispute between the United States and China, concerned about the lack of details in protecting the U.S. agricultural export sector now embroiled in the back-and-forth.