When President Trump visits Snap-On Tools in Kenosha, Wisconsin Tuesday, he is expected to sign an Executive Order titled “Buy American Hire American.” It calls on agencies to propose suggested reforms to the H1B visa program...that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. Officials say the order calls on various cabinet agencies to “take prompt action to crack down on fraud and abuse” within our immigration system to protect workers in the United States and reform the program by "awarding visas to the most skilled and highest paid applicants." Last month the administration issued tougher requirements for foreign computer programmers applying for H1B visas. Asked whether Mr. Trump's business interests would need to change practice to comply with the new rules, an official said "the job of the president is to set policy for the federal government so any questions about a private company I'm not able to speak to or answer."
--Tuesday is tax deadline day...the three day extension ends at midnight. Three states, Delaware, Minnesota and Massachusetts on average paid the most per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes last year.
--Asked by ABC's Jonathan Karl whether President Trump would release his tax returns, spokesman Sean Spicer said: "He is still under audit."
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The search for the gunman who killed an elderly man in Cleveland, and posted it to Facebook, is now a nationwide manhunt. Cleveland officials say a 50-thousand dollar reward is offered for information leading to the arrest of suspect Steve Stephens.
Vice President Pence landed in Tokyo today for meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Abe and Deputy Prime Minister Aso. At a press conference with Deputy Prime Minister Aso, Pence said "As I made clear on behalf of the president in my recent visit to south Korea, the era of strategic patience is over, and while all options are on the table, president trump is determined to work closely with Japan and south Korea and all of our allies in the region and china to achieve a peaceful resolution in the Korean peninsula."
Prime Minister Theresa May calls for a General Election to be held on June 8th. Prime Minister Theresa May replaced David Cameron when he resigned the day after he lost the Brexit referendum vote in June last year.
A referendum he put forward. May’s Conservative Party holds a 21% lead over the Labour Party.
Tuesday, United executives will hold an earnings call when analysts and investors are expected to go after them on the handling of recent customer service issues...including the dragging of a passenger off a flight.
Another test of political strength...A special election in Georgia Tuesday aims to decide who takes the congressional seat of Tom Price, now HHS Secretary. Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel are the top contenders. Someone must get more than 50-percent of the vote...or there will be a runoff. President Trump recorded a robocall warning that Ossoff would "raise your taxes, destroy your health care, and flood our country with illegal immigrants."
A supply run to the International Space Station Tuesday will feature NASA's first ever 360-degree livestream of the rocket launch. The cargo spacecraft is set to lift off from Cape Canaveral at 11:11am ET.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request by the state of Arkansas to carry out the execution of a death row inmate who was scheduled to die before midnight. The court delivered its ruling early Tuesday morning denying a request to vacate a stay of execution for convicted murderer Don Davis. Davis is expected to head back to death row, even though he was already served his "last meal" on Monday. This is the second time that Davis, 54, has come within hours of execution. In 2010, he came within six hours of execution for the 1990 death of Jane Daniel. Two drug makers oppose the use of their products to kill people.