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President Donald Trump on Tuesday rescinded the executive order that created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, punting the issue of how to deal with undocumented immigrants brought to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.
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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