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Trump administration proposes to further cut refugee cap in report to Congress

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed admitting a maximum of 45,000 refugees next year, the lowest cap in decades, which officials said was necessary to ensure U.S. security as the government tightens its screening and vetting processes. That figure is the lowest cap since the modern …

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With fuel and water scarce, Puerto Rico presses for U.S. shipping waiver

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/NEW YORK (Reuters) – As Puerto Rico struggles with a lack of fuel, water and medical supplies following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, it is pressing the Trump administration to lift a prohibition on foreign ships delivering supplies from the U.S. mainland. The island’s governor is pushing …

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Trump proposal slashes taxes on businesses, the rich amid deficit worries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed the biggest U.S. tax overhaul in three decades, offering to cut taxes for most Americans but prompting criticism that the plan favors the rich and companies and could add trillions of dollars to the deficit. The proposal, which the Republican president …

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Anthem will not sell individual Obamacare plans in Maine next year

(Reuters) – U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc said on Wednesday it will not offer individual Obamacare plans in Maine in 2018, citing uncertainty in government operations, including around the future of cost-sharing reduction subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The announcement comes a day after the latest failure by the …

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