Puerto Rico’s March 6 – 12, 2017 political week in tweets
GOP Lawmaker Wants to Make “Dreamers” Citizens
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 12, 2017
Representative Carlos Curbelo said Sunday that the Republican party is working to provide citizenship to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. This group, also called the “Dreamers,” also has support from President Trump, who although tries to appease Republicans on both sides of the issue, has plans to see Curbelo’s proposed legislation through.
Tanning Industry Cheers on GOP on Repeal of A.C.A.
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) March 10, 2017
During his two terms as president, Barack Obama was a man that was not at all liked by the tanning industry, thanks to his institution of the Affordable Care Act, which put a 10% excise tax on indoor tanning services. Now, as the Republicans propose a bill to repeal the Act, tanning salons are rejoicing that with the tax disappearing, they can now run more successful businesses.
Dakota Pipeline Protests Move to Nation’s Capital
— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) March 12, 2017
Capping a four-day protest in Washington D.C., thousands of protesters marched to the White House, hoping to stop the Army from constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline on native land in North Dakota. Many indigenous Native Americans say that President Trump won’t listen to their requests to even consider stopping the construction.