The proposed new rules could insulate the state from President Donald Trump’s executive order to roll back the reach of the Clean Water Act.
Federal programs that have assisted communities with cleaner water, safer sidewalks and sewage treatment are on the chopping block in Washington.
Government auditors also report the insurance fund for taxpayer-backed mortgages lost $14.2 billion.
The move has gotten less attention than raids and the border fence, but it has the potential to radically change immigration enforcement nationwide.
Jane Doe said in a statement: “People I don’t even know are trying to make me change my mind. I made my decision and that is between me and God.”
Trump has repeatedly said he would set high ethical standards at Veterans Affairs, yet his appointees have “questionable histories.”
“There are no winners in cases like these. But there sure are losers,” writes a dissenting judge on the panel.
The ruling is the first test of a Trump administration policy of denying abortion access for immigrant minors in federally funded shelters.
“We are providing excellent care to the adolescent girl and her unborn child, who remain under our care until the mother’s release.”
The Office of Refugee Resettlement’s director reminded his staff that “the unborn child is a child in our care” and to make decisions accordingly.
The senators asked Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin to “immediately suspend” the proposed regulation.