Nation Briefs: May 3, 2017

Nation Briefs: May 3, 2017.
Republicans’ control of the White House and both chambers of Congress gives the comp time proposal — which passed the House in 1996, 1997 and 2013, only to fail to get through the Senate — its best chance in years of actually becoming law.
The legislation is likely to again face hurdles in the Senate.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, whose office declined to comment, hasn’t indicated whether he plans to take up the measure.
CNN refuses to run Trump campaign ad NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s supporters are accusing CNN of censorship for not airing an advertisement touting the president’s accomplishments, which the network said Tuesday it rejected because it was its own form of fake news.
The call was part of the agency’s response to President Donald Trump’s order to get rid of regulations that are burdensome to business and industry.
Both the phone-in session and the nearly 6,000 written comments submitted so far and published on a federal website were dominated by those staunchly opposed to the planned regulatory rollback.
Many identified themselves as being affiliated with environmental groups.
“I actually enjoy breathing clean air and drinking clean water and would find it quite burdensome not to,” said Emily Key, who identified herself as a citizen worried about what cancer-causing chemicals children may be exposed to.
Some said they rejected Trump’s argument that strong environmental regulations impede job creation.

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