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GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the Week in Congress (Feb. 13-17, 2017)

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President Trump signed CRA resolution into law, reversing oil and gas reporting rule. It’s the first time in 16 years the Congressional Review Act’s been used to repeal a regulation. House and Senate both passed more CRA resolutions related to guns, land, labor, and healthcare. Plenty of famous faces on the Hill from foreign leaders to Fed chair, astronaut to actor. House Republicans presented most detailed look yet at their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Michael Flynn stepped down as national security adviser. Senate confirmed five more nominees. White House decided to rescind travel ban executive order and issue a new one next week. Trump administration’s first major regulation opened for public comment. Four more nominees are teed up for final votes, following next week’s recess.