Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Agenda: Mt. Pleasant family at White House; Scott files bill to track police shootings

"Victims" of Obamacare

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 10:48 AM

A Mount Pleasant family that includes a three-year old diagnosed in utero with spinal bifida visited the White House yesterday, named 'victims' of Obamacare by the Trump administration as it pushes to reform the health care law, which the family says makes it difficult for their child to receive annual treatments.  Source: P&C

President Donald Trump's tweets and comments expressing displeasure with Attorney General Jeff Sessions have some of the longtime Alabama senator's former colleagues riled up. Source: WaPo, McClatchy

After getting reassurances from Charleston and Mount Pleasant water system managers and state regulators that local tap water was safe to drink, some Mount Pleasant residents want more testing and vigilance to ensure their children's safety. Source: P&C

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a skeptic of human-caused climate change, visited S.C. yesterday to discuss the administration's intention to rescind the federal Clean Water Rule, which is designed to protect drinking water from surface runoff contaminants. Source: P&C

On Friday, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott introduced the 'Walter Scott Act' to track police shootings in hopes that "we can better address the issues that lead to officer-related shooting deaths." Source: The State

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