Capitol Report: What Trump’s Iran move means for the U.S. | IRS suspends contract with Equifax
President Donald Trump is giving Congress 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions on Iran.
President Donald Trump is to announce a combative strategy toward Iran on Friday, ending the U.S. adherence to an Obama-era nuclear deal but stopping short of scrapping the agreement.
Trump’s move, reports CNN, gives Congress 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions lifted under the terms of the deal.
The agreement imposed limits on Iran’s nuclear program in return for a lifting of sanctions that had crippled Iran’s economy. If the deal collapses, CNN writes, Trump may one day face the choice the deal was supposed to circumvent: whether to use force to stop Iran from racing toward the bomb.
IRS suspends Equifax contract: The Internal Revenue Service has suspended the $7.2 million, no-bid contract it awarded to Equifax to verify taxpayers’ identities, Politico reports.
Lawmakers had heavily criticized the IRS’s decision to award the contract to Equifax
which disclosed in September that it had been hacked earlier this year. The IRS’s decision came after reports that the Equifax website may have been compromised a second time.
Trump may extend DACA deadline: President Trump will extend a March 5 deadline to end protections for young undocumented immigrants if Congress doesn’t act by then, a Republican senator says.
Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma said Trump told him he was willing to “give it some time” to allow lawmakers to find a solution for “dreamers,” or unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Lankford’s comments were reported in the Washington Post.
12 ways Trump is scaling back Obamacare: Trump is halting Obamacare subsidies to health insurers, one of the numerous ways his administration is chipping away at the Affordable Care Act.
the New York Times writes about 11 more, including shutting down the ACA’s website for 12 hours nearly every Sunday during open enrollment.
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