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Trump Wants Jets Owner, Former Dodgers Co-Owner as US Envoys

The Senate must confirm the nominations



    After touring a local college, President Donald Trump held a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The theme of the event was billed as “Promises Made, Promises Kept,” and Trump talked about what he said were the major accomplishments of his five months in office. (Published Thursday, June 22, 2017)

    President Donald Trump says he'll nominate New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom.

    Johnson raised money for Trump's presidential campaign and donated funds to help pay for inaugural festivities. Johnson is chairman and CEO of The Johnson Co., a private asset management firm in New York. He has owned the National Football League team since 2000. Johnson's nomination was expected after Trump made a public reference to it in January.

    Trump also announced his choice of Jamie McCourt, an attorney and former co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, to be the U.S. ambassador to Belgium.

    The president says he wants career foreign service officer Maria Brewer to fill the ambassador's post in Sierra Leone.

    Protesters Removed From Senate Health Care Bill Hearing

    [NATL] Health Care Bill Protesters Forcibly Removed From Senate Finance Committee Room

    Protesters chanting "No cuts for Medicaid, save our liberty!" were forcibly removed from the Senate Finance Committee room Monday as lawmakers attempted to convene a hearing into the Republican Graham Cassidy health care bill.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017)

    The Senate must confirm the nominations.