Trump administration

Transgender military ban: House votes to block troop restriction

Members of the United States Army Fourth Infantry Division ]prior to the home opener between the Anaheim Angels and the Texas Rangers at the Ballpark in Arlington on April 9, 2004.
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The Democratic-controlled House voted 243-183 on Tuesday night to block the Trump administration's move to ban transgender men and women from military service, AP reports.

The big picture: Trump has threatened to veto the underlying $1 trillion spending bill, which includes the military budget, per AP.

This is a developing news story. Please check back for updates.

Air quality worsens during Trump presidency

Low air quality in New York City
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Air quality in the U.S. has declined over the past 2 years since President Trump took office, reports AP.

The big picture: The EPA is expected to issue emissions regulations for coal-fired power plants on Wednesday that are more modest than an Obama-era rule that never took effect — the latest Trump administration move to loosen environmental rules. Trump previously said the U.S. has "the cleanest air in the world," and touted that it has improved throughout his presidency. Wildfires contribute to poor air quality, and the West Coast has seen 2 major seasons in 2017 and 2018, AP found.