President Donald Trump sent a $4.1 trillion budget for fiscal year 2018 to Congress today with a plan to balance the budget and get people off public assistance and into the workforce. "This is the first time that an administration has written a budget through the perspective of the people paying the taxes," White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said.
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Senate Intelligence Committee members said they are looking at the legality of holding former national security adviser Michael Flynn in contempt of Congress after he invoked the Fifth Amendment instead of complying with a subpoena for records of his meetings with Russian officials. Former FBI director James Comey will testify before the intelligence panel after Memorial Day but may be limited in what he can say by special counsel Robert Mueller.
The number of Americans without health insurance fell from 48 million in 2010 to 28.6 million in 2016, according to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics. Rates of the uninsured dropped in all age groups but varied based on income and race.