The DC Daily – February 3, 2017

In Today’s Issue:

  • University Presidents Sign Immigration Letter
  • DeVos Schedule Update
  • 2017 Congressional Agenda
  • Marine Lab Drone 

UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS SIGN ON

On February 2, Duke University President Richard Brodhead joined 48 other university leaders around the country in signing a letter calling on President Trump to rectify or rescind the immigration Executive Order.

“If left in place, the order threatens both American higher education and the defining principles of our country.”

President to President

DeVos MOVES ON

Senators voted 52-48 to end debate in an early-morning session today, setting the stage for a final confirmation vote next Tuesday on President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Secretary of Education Ms. Betsy DeVos.

DeVos Clears Hurdle

CONGRESSIONAL SCHEDULE

The House Republicans’ proposed legislative agenda for 2017 was recently leaked providing a cheat sheet of deadlines and hopeful accomplishments for the upcoming year.

GOP Deadlines

TOP-DOWN VIEW FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD

Because it is Friday, and we could all use an aerial photo of humpback whales, courtesy of Duke Marine Lab’s drone in Antartica.