FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Your political briefing: Trump rescinds DACA; Evans resigns House seat; DOJ, FBI subpoenaed

Here's what's trending in politics in Georgia and around the nation on Wednesday.

1. Trump rescinds DACA program
President Donald Trump on Tuesday rescinded the executive order that created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, punting the issue of how to deal with undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children to Congress to deal with. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the program would end in six months.

2. Sen. David Perdue on President Trump’s decision to end the DACA program.

3. Evans resigns House seat
Georgia House Rep. Stacey Evans has resigned her seat to concentrate on a run for the Democratic nomination for governor. A special election will be held on Nov. 7 to fill her 42nd District seat.

Stacey Evans’ campaign for governor will require her to keep liberal support while appealing to more moderate white voters, particularly those repelled by President Donald Trump. Hyosub Shin hshin@ajc.com
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

4. Meetings on health care
Governors and state health insurance commissioners will meet with senators in Washington this week to talk about health care. Hearings are scheduled to talk about helping people facing premium hikes in the individual market.

5. Intelligence Committee issues subpoenas for Justice, FBI 
The House Intelligence Committee issued subpoenas Tuesday to the FBI and the Department of Justice for information about an unverified dossier that allegedly tied Trump to members of the Russian government. Identical subpoenas were issued on Aug. 24, according to reports, giving the officials a Sept. 1 deadline to reply. They did not reply on Sept. 1. According to The Washington Examiner, the new subpoenas were directed to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The two will be called to appear before the committee and explain why they did not comply with the previous subpoenas.

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