Highlights: The presidency on Feb. 28 at 5:14 p.m. EST

Highlights: The presidency on Feb. 28 at 5:14 p.m. EST
Highlights: The Trump presidency on Feb. 28 at 5:14 p.m. EST

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


After a turbulent start to his presidency, goes before Congress on Tuesday night to give a speech that will be closely watched for details of his plans for the economy and whether he can strike a more conciliatory tone.

The White House and Congress lack agreement on a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare amid signs of growing Republican division on the issue, as prepares to address lawmakers about his 2017 agenda.


is considering introducing legislation to provide illegal immigrants a pathway to legal status - but not immediately to citizenship, CNN reported.

says "maybe it's my fault" that his immigration policy was not communicated effectively, but gives himself a grade of A for "what I've actually done."


's nominee to be director of national intelligence pledges to back thorough investigation of any Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, seeking to reassure lawmakers worried that partisan politics might interfere with a probe.

The National Security Agency risks a brain-drain of hackers and cyber spies because of a tumultuous reorganization and worries about the acrimonious relationship between the intelligence community and , according to current and former NSA officials and cyber security industry sources.


The White House denies that plans to issue an executive order to change the national biofuels program, after the U.S. Renewable Fuels Association says the president's team had informed the group an order was pending.


's attorney general, Jeff Sessions, says the federal government should stop suing local police departments, signaling a sharp departure from the Obama administration's policy toward law enforcement exhibiting patterns of racism or excessive force.


There could be stiff opposition from Democrats and even Republicans to 's proposal to slash funding for the State Department and foreign aid.


Major U.S. corporations are going to war in Washington over a Republican "border adjustment" tax proposal meant to boost exports over imports, with lawmakers coming under pressure from some of the nation's biggest employers.


signs an order directing regulators to review an Obama administration rule that expanded the number of federally protected waterways as the new president targets environmental regulations conservatives label as government overreach.

(Compiled by Bill Trott and Jonathan Oatis; Editing by Leslie Adler and Grant McCool)

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