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Trump's infrastructure plan is reportedly coming in January

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A senior administration official says the White House plans to release its long-awaited infrastructure plan in early January, per Bloomberg. The plan — reportedly complete and recently reviewed by Trump — would utilize $200 billion in federal money over the next decade to incentivize another $800 billion in spending from state and local authorities and private entities.

Word of caution: When Axios’ Jonathan Swan asked a senior White House official less than two weeks ago when infrastructure might happen, the response was: “Good question!”

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Trump: Transgender people "disqualified" from the military

SecDef Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford.
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford. Photo: Andrew Harrer-Pool / Getty Images

President Trump late Friday issued an order disqualifying most transgender people from serving in the military.

"[T]ransgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria -- individuals who the policies state may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery -- are disqualified from military service except under certain limited circumstances."

Why it matters: Anything short of an inclusive policy for transgender troops will be viewed as a continuation of the ban Trump announced on Twitter in August.

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Both Bush and Obama also requested line item veto power

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President Trump tweeted on Friday evening that to avoid having "this omnibus situation from ever happening again," he wants Congress to re-instate "a line-item veto."

Why it matters: This would allow him to veto specific parts of a bill without getting rid of the entire thing. Trump was deeply unhappy with the $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress early Friday morning, but signed it anyway on Friday afternoon.