LOOP: Trump hosts immigration talks at White House

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IMMIGRATION MEETING  President Trump brought a group of 20 members of Congress from both parties for a meeting at the White House on border security and the legal status of children of illegal immigrants. They agreed on four goals during the immigration talks. http://cvote.it/2mdU2ww 

BANNON OUT AT BREITBART  Steve Bannon continues a week of setbacks. He was forced to step down as the CEO of Brietbart News and he won’t be hosting a show on Sirius XM as planned. Where’s his next move? Fox News launched a preemptive strike: “Fox News will not be hiring Steve Bannon.” http://cvote.it/2CZl8lK

TAX CUT CONSEQUENCES  Over 3 million customers got some great news as Pepco, Washington Gas, and other utilities announced lower energy rates because of the reduction in federal corporate tax rate dropped from 35% to 21%. http://cvote.it/2mg7os2

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY  The Trump administration agreed to pay $3 million to settle lawsuits filed by organizations who sued the federal government for restricting their religious liberty over Obama’s contraceptive HHS mandate. http://cvote.it/2CY0XEo

RETURN TO PORK?  President Trump suggested that reviving earmarks (pork barrell spending) could help Congress run more smoothly. http://cvote.it/2meREFN

SHRINKING BUREAUCRACY  By the end of Trump’s first term, the Environmental Protection Agency’s workforce could be cut in half. http://cvote.it/2mcWi7q  

SLUSH FUND HALTED  Trump’s budget chief and acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau put the breaks on an Obama-era agency slush fund which has been doling out cash only to Democratic cronies. http://cvote.it/2md0fc1 

QUOTE OF THE DAY  “CatholicVote is one of the nation’s largest and most effective advocacy groups for pro-life, pro-family values. Their support will be invaluable in our campaign to defeat pro-choice Senator Bob Casey and protect and defend life, family and freedom.” -Rep. Lou Barletta, candidate for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. http://cvote.it/2CTFsoz

LITURGY  The U.S. Bishops have released a memo regarding liturgical translations in wake of Pope Francis’ Sept. 9 apostolic letter which gave greater authority to national bishops’ conferences. http://cvote.it/2mdYUSk

SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Gregory of Nyssa – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS READINGS  “Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.” (Ps 40:8) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

DIGNITY  Teaching our girls that beautiful doesn’t mean “sexy.” http://cvote.it/2CV0ItY

 

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also regular contributor with Catholic Pulse. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

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