A federal program known as the 1115 waiver helps pay for the costs of providing health care to people who are uninsured. Advocates for Medicaid expansion say it fills gaps in care that are caused by Texas’ refusal to expand coverage.
Texas Democrats have been unanimous in their support for impeachment. Many Republicans from the state have been opposed.
The president's visit comes a week after Department of Homeland Security officials touted the “historic” completion of 450 miles of border fencing during his administration.
Republicans will control the process, but a legal and political fight is sure to commence over who is empowered and whose voice is diluted.
The president's decision to back down and sign the measure released $900 billion in stimulus funds into the economy that had been held up for nearly a week.
The outgoing president described the groundbreaking legislation as “a disgrace” and suggested he would not immediately sign off on aid for millions of Americans.
The bill will reinstate supplemental unemployment benefits of $300 per week, and extend eviction protections through the end of January. The legislation also allocates another $284 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program.
Electors across the country were casting ballots Monday and are expected to deliver the 270 votes needed to award the election to former Vice President Joe Biden by the end of the day. Trump and many Texas Republicans have not yet acknowledged defeat.
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