President-elect Trump’s new administration continues to take shape…
As another new cabinet nominee is announced … And the list of candidates for secretary of state grows….
On capitol hill, meanwhile, republican lawmakers begin plotting their first moves under a GOP-led congress and president.
fox news correspondent, Joel Waldman, has more from Washington.
President-elect Trump’s inauguration is still well over a month away, but republicans in congress are already planning the repeal of president Obama’s signature piece of legislation … The affordable care act…
House majority leader Kevin McCarthy again indicating the senate will make getting rid of Obamacare their first order of business, despite critics who say changing the health care law could take years to implement …
Rep. Kevin McCarthy
“I’m not going to put a timeline on it, because it’s the very first thing we’ve got to get done. I want to make sure we get it done right.”
As congress plots its policy positions, president-elect Trump officially announced Dr. Ben Carson as his nominee for head of housing and urban development, better known as “HUD”….
But, the real intrigue remains over Mr. Trump’s pick for secretary of state, with the number of candidates ballooning to ten, including Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani …and newer names like California congressman Dana Rohrabacher and former U.S. Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman.
dealing with china will undoubtedly be a big part of the job …with Mr. Trump calling out the country on twitter for its currency manipulation … Just days after irking the communist nation by speaking with Taiwan’s leader.
“we need to do something because China is taking advantage of us, and as Trump said — one way to do it is to make sure the trading relationship is more balanced.”
“and president-elect Trump isn’t the only one hard at work …so is his daughter Ivanka…who met with former vice president Al Gore today to discuss climate change issues. In Washington, Joel Waldman, fox news.”