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Earl Gregg Swem Library

H.R. 1628: Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations

Estimates that passage of the Senate version of the health care legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act would reduce the federal budget deficit by $321 billion over the 2017-2026 time period but result in loss of health insurance coverage for 22 million individuals.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Donald J. Trump et al v. International Refugee Assistance Project

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Presidency,Recreation/Travel,Supreme Court/courts

Supreme Court opinion that allows the Trump travel ban relating to six Middle Eastern countries to continue to be enforced except for those travelers who have a credible claim of relationship with a U.S. person or entity.  Students admitted to U.S. universities would not be affected by the ban. From the U. S. Supreme Court


Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer

Categories: Children,Education,Headlines,Religion/Ethics,Supreme Court/courts

7-2 Supreme Court ruling that churches cannot be excluded from government programs with a secular purpose.  The case involved a Missouri church that wanted to qualify for a state government grant program for upgrading school playgrounds.  From the U.S. Supreme Court