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Evan Vucci / AP

The Trump administration will push the House Republican leadership to move up the end date for Medicaid expansion in the Obamacare replacement bill, cutting off states' ability to enroll new people with extra federal funds in 2018 rather than 2020, according to a source with direct knowledge of the administration's plans.

The administration also wants to block states that haven't expanded Medicaid from doing so before the expansion ends. Both changes would be a major concession to conservatives, who don't want states to rush in and join what they see as an increasingly expensive entitlement.

Why it matters: The administration wants to signal flexibility with conservatives, but they've been running into resistance from House Speaker Paul Ryan and other top Republicans, who think they've already struck the best balance between states that expanded Medicaid and the ones that didn't. The changes could come up either at the House Budget Committee markup tomorrow — where Republicans are already worried about losing conservative votes — or at the Rules Committee next week, just before the package goes to the House floor.

One more for the radar: The administration is also open to changing the bill's tax credits to target more aid to low-income people, although they're not pushing it actively at the moment. Ryan's team has resisted the idea.

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Momentum builds to ban lawmakers from trading stocks

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Some progressive Democrats and MAGA Republicans are uniting on a proposal to ban sitting lawmakers from trading individual stocks, although it's unlikely that leadership will bring the bill up for a vote.

Why it matters: Members of Congress have great power to move stock prices, and great financial incentives to do so.

Thousands without power as "hazardous" winter storm lashes East Coast

Satellite imagery of the Northeastern U.S. taken by NOAA on Jan. 17. Photo: NOAA

A major winter storm was lashing much of the East Coast on Sunday, causing widespread power outages and disrupting travel over the holiday weekend.

The latest: The Weather Prediction Center said in a storm summary Monday that winter storm warnings are still in effect for portions of the Central Appalachians, Ohio Valley, interior Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast, while portions of the Central Appalachians and coastal New England are under high wind warnings.

Colleyville Rabbi credits survival to active-shooter training

Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, one of the people taken hostage in a synagogue outside Fort Worth on Saturday, said in an interview with CBS Monday that he initially took in the man because he thought he needed shelter.

The big picture: Cytron-Walker said he spoke to the hostage taker, identified by the FBI as 44-year-old British national Malik Faisal Akram, for several minutes and made him tea before Akram took the rabbi and three other people hostage during Shabbat services for around 11 hours in Colleyville, Texas.

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