The cameras are back on, and just in time for the press to ask about the current hot topics: health care and Trump’s new transgender policy in the army.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is scheduled to lead the briefing starting at 2 p.m. EST.
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The last White House press briefing to be on-camera was July 21, when White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned and Anthony Scaramucci was appointed White House Communications Director. Before that, the last on-camera briefing was June 29. Scaramucci teased that the cameras would be back on in a tweet on Monday, and finally it is coming true.
Health care is likely to be the hot topic of the briefing today. On Tuesday the Senate voted 51-50 in favor to proceed with the debate on the Senate’s health care plan to effectively repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The debate continued a few hours later when they voted to repeal and replace Obamacare, but the vote failed. On Wednesday the plan changed to a “skinny repeal,” which means they intend to repeal some parts of Obamacare but leave other elements intact.
The vote for the skinny repeal is expected to take place at 3:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump shook things up Wednesday morning with his tweets which announced the new policy that transgender individuals will not be allowed to serve in the army because they are disruptive and it costs too much to pay for their gender transition surgeries.
Earlier in July, the House voted to get rid of the Obama Administration law that required the U.S. government to pay for transgender service member’s surgery and hormone therapy. The vote failed, leading Trump to take matters into his own hands.
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