Here’s the headlines:
President Donald Trump declared post-inaugural today the true opening day of his new administration after a weekend spent pondering a string of executive orders on topics ranging from immigration to Israel to the economy, Donald said he will soon meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexico’s President to discuss changes to NAFTA, the trade deal he says has shipped U.S. jobs to those other countries.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote today on President Trump’s nominee for secretary of State. Rex Tillerson, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said in a statement: ‘Though we still have concerns about his past dealings with the Russian government and President Vladimir Putin, we believe that Mr. Tillerson can be an effective advocate for U.S. interests.’
Changes are coming for the Epipen–It will be available free of charge to patients with a household income of less than $100,000 who don’t have government or company insurance. An EpiPen competitor will be out in February, free to 200M people. This is happening Five months after the CEO of Mylan faced an irate House panel over price increases for its EpiPen auto injectors.
One person lost his life and six people were injured during a robbery at a jewelry store in the Rolling Oaks Mall in San Antonio. The person who died was a good Samaritan who tried to stop the robbery. Two men have been arrested.
Very strong winds have caused a red flag warning to go into effect over the weekend. At least two brushfires started over the weekend, the larger one was around Heatherwilde and Highway 45. Strong winds toppled the canopy at the 7 Eleven at North Lamar and Payton Gin was knocked over by the wind. There were also power outages and downed trees.
Thousands gathered in the Women’s March on Austin (Seattle Women’s March) and in hundreds of cities around the country, to protest President Trump and various policies.