February 7, 2017 / 1:39 PM / 3 years ago

The Trump presidency on Feb. 7 at 9:47 EST

(Reuters) - Highlights of the day for U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday:

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves after speaking to commanders and coalition representatives during a visit to U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria


Trump’s order temporarily banning U.S. entry to people from seven Muslim-majority countries comes under intense scrutiny from a federal appeals court that questions whether the ban unfairly targets people over their religion.

Homeland Security chief John Kelly tells a congressional panel he should have delayed Trump’s travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries and on all refugees so he could brief Congress on the executive order.

Two Republican senators plan to unveil legislation to curb legal immigration by halving the number of people allowed to live as legal permanent residents.


Trump is planning to issue an executive order targeting a controversial Dodd-Frank rule that requires companies to disclose whether their products contain “conflict minerals” from a war-torn part of Africa, according to sources familiar with the administration’s thinking.


The Senate confirms billionaire Betsy DeVos as education secretary, with Vice President M