House Approves Final Tax Bill; Sends To Senate, Mayor Bowser Mandates Sexual Harassment Training

House Approves Final Tax Bill; Sends To Senate

The big Republican tax bill is headed to the Senate after final passage by the House. Senate leaders hope to pass it tonight and President Trump could sign the measure as early as tomorrow. Republicans say the bill represents the biggest reform of the tax system in three decades. Democrats call it a “scam” that will primarily benefit the wealthy.

Teen Killed At SE Basketball Court

A teenager is dead following a shooting at a Southeast DC basketball court. Police say a potential armed robbery occurred near the Douglass Community Center on Bruce Place, SE just before 5:30 last night. Seventeen-year-old James Smith was shot and later transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Officers are searching for a male suspect seen wearing a red-hooded sweatshirt.


Mayor Bowser Mandates Sexual Harassment Training

Thirty-thousand District employees will complete sexual harassment training under a mandate signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser. According “The Washington Post” the order signed yesterday mandates employees complete the training by February. It also includes modernized sexual harassment guidelines. The mandate comes after a recent review of the District’s policies in response to the growing number of sexual harassment cases nationally.

White House Searching For More Diverse Employees

The White House is looking to hire “talented young men and women to serve the country.” Chief of Staff John Kelly told NBC News that the issue of diversity came up during a meeting with black Republicans yesterday. Kelly did not specify that he is looking for African-American or Hispanic candidates, but rather “the best and brightest from American society.” He said topic came up in the context of Omarosa Manigualt Newman’s recent departure.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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