WHITE HOUSE LATEST. JUNE 2018. FROM HOMELAND SECURITY ISSUES AND MORE.

President Donald J. Trump will host a meeting of his Cabinet, focusing on much-needed government reorganization and Civil Service reform across Federal agencies.

Enforcing the law while keeping families together

President Trump signed an executive order yesterday to keep families together while they face any criminal improper entry or immigration proceedings involving their members. “We’re going to have strong — very strong borders, but we’re going to keep the families together,” the President said from the Oval Office. “I didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated. It’s a problem that’s gone on for many years.”

This executive order allows the Administration to continue to protect the border with its zero-tolerance policy while avoiding the separation of illegal alien families, to the extent the President can legally do so. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will seek an immediate modification of the Flores settlement agreement, which prevents Immigration and Customs Enforcement from detaining families together for more than 20 days.

“We believe it’s a false choice between whether we are a country of law and order, a country with borders, and a country that demonstrates the compassion and the heart of the American people,” Vice President Mike Pence said at the signing.

“We ask Congress to do their part,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said. Congressional Democrats have so far refused, preferring not to undermine their larger agenda of open borders. Yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) refused to do his job, saying “legislation is not the way to go here.”

Learn more about enforcing the law while keeping families together.

WatchPresident Trump signs the executive order addressing family separation

Manufacturers: ‘This record optimism is no accident’

The President joined mining and steel workers in Duluth, Minnesota, yesterday to discuss how the Trump Administration is taking up their cause and getting people back to work. Earlier in the day, news broke that U.S. manufacturer confidence had surged to a 20-year record high: A stunning 95.1 percent of manufacturers surveyed said they have a positive outlook for their companies.

“This record optimism is no accident,” said Jay Timmons, President of the National Association of Manufacturers. “It is fueled by the game-changing tax-reform passed six months ago.”

Iron mining is important work in Minnesota—a $3 billion industry. Raw iron is mined from northern Minnesota’s Iron Range, where it is then transported via the Duluth seaport to steel refineries throughout the United States and world. Through “America First” economic and trade policies, the Administration is giving these industries new life.

See President Trump address mining and steel workers in Minnesota.

MoreHow the Administration is confronting China’s unfair trade policies

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Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, signs an executive order affording Congress an opportunity to address family separation | June 20, 2018

First Lady Melania Trump Makes Surprise Visit to Texas Shelter, Praises Social Workers in ‘Difficult Times’

First Lady Melania Trump “traveled to the facility in McAllen, Texas, to thank law enforcement officials and social-service providers for their hard work, and to discuss efforts to reunite families with their children,”

Dave Boyer reports in The Washington Times. “She was also meeting with children between the ages of 12 and 17 who are being held at the Upbring New Hope Children’s Shelter, part of Lutheran Social Services.”

 

The First Lady thanked the social workers “for your heroic work that you do every day and what you do for those children.”

 

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In The Hill, OMB Deputy Director of Management Margaret Weichert explains how the Trump Administration’s plan to reorganize the federal government will better serve the American people by balancing “the mission, service and stewardship responsibilities of the executive branch, while reducing inefficiency, risk and duplication.”

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“A majority of voters blame the parents of the separated children at the southwestern border for the current immigration crisis, not the federal government, according to a new poll,” Jennifer Harper reports for The Washington Times. A new Rasmussen Reports survey indicates that “54 percent of likely U.S. voters say the parents are more to blame for breaking the law.”

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In the Washington Examiner, Jenna Ellis writes that President Trump “is not caving or reversing course, but rather is going on the record formally charging his law enforcement officers . . . with making every effort to keep families together when such action is legally available. This is a very good thing for a president to show constitutional restraint and acquiescence to the rule of law, while ordering agencies to execute the law with more compassion if and where possible.”

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“Thankfully, President Trump signed an executive order to stop separation of families at the border. But it’s not a long-term solution. Congress does have to act,” Ned Ryun writes in The Hill. “This entire episode has really shown what Democrats and their allies in the media believe . . . They see no purpose in immigration laws and favor open-border policies.”

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In The Wall Street Journal, National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro writes that President Trump’s recently announced tariffs “will form a critical line of defense against predatory trade practices China has used to the detriment of American industries.”

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In USA Today, Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Peter O’Rourke writes that “USA TODAY’s misleading Sunday article, ‘Secret VA nursing home ratings hide poor quality care from the public,’ is a prime example of why the phrase ‘fake news’ has gained such prominence.”

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FBI MOLE ! HOAX EXPOSED!

 

University of Cambridge professor Stefan Halper has been identified as an FBI informant in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign,

Multiple News Outlets reported Saturday 20 May, 2018 The 73-year-old academic reportedly has deep ties to American and British intelligence, having served in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations. President Trump tweeted that confirmation of an FBI plant in his campaign would become the nation’s all time biggest political scandal. “Reports are there was indeed at least one FBI representative implanted, for political purposes, into my campaign for president,” Trump wrote. “It took place very early on, and long before the phony Russia Hoax became a “hot” Fake News story. Over the past several weeks, House Republicans have been claiming that the FBI during the 2016 election used an operative to spy on the Trump campaign, and they triggered outrage within the FBI by trying to learn his identity. The controversy escalated when President Trump joined the fray on Friday morning, 19 May, 2018. “Reports said there was indeed at least one FBI representative implanted, for political purposes, into my campaign for president,” Trump tweeted, adding: “It took place very early on, and long before the phony Russia Hoax became a “hot” Fake News story. If true – all time biggest political scandal!” On 8 May 2018, the Washington Post described the informant as “a top-secret intelligence source” and cited DOJ officials as arguing that disclosure of his name “could risk lives by potentially exposing the source, a USA citizen who has provided intelligence to the CIA and FBI.”

 

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The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner, who spent much of last week working to ensure confirmation of Trump’s choice to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel, actually threatened his own colleagues in Congress with criminal prosecution if they tried to obtain the identity of the informant. “Anyone who is entrusted with our nation’s highest secrets should act with the gravity and seriousness of purpose that knowledge deserves,” Warner said. But now, as a result of some very odd choices by the nation’s largest media outlets, everyone knows the name of the FBI’s informant: Stefan Halper. And Halper’s history is quite troubling, particularly his central role in the scandal in the 1980 election.

THE WHITE HOUSE LATELY:Mon 21-

The Day That WAS……….

President Donald J. Trump  participated in the swearing-in ceremony for America’s new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Gina Haspel.
The President  hosted dinner for a group of governors to discuss the importance of secure borders, smart immigration policies, and safe communities.
 

 

President Trump supports prison reform


Crime imposes a significant burden on Americans’ well-being and taxpayer-financed resources. These costs are amplified by re-arrest rates for released American prisoners that exceed 50 percent. Many programs have been tried to reverse this trend over the past few decades. Some of them work; some don’t.

President Donald J. Trump supports prison reform legislation that builds on evidence-based programs to reduce prisoner recidivism rates. The President has called on Congress to help former inmates who have completed their sentences to have a second chance to become contributing members of society.

The White House hosted a summit on prisons last week.

“Prison reform is an issue that unites people from across the political spectrum,” President Trump said. “It’s an amazing thing. Our whole nation benefits if former inmates are able to reenter society as productive, law-abiding citizens.”

Learn how President Trump wants to fix America’s prison system.

Watch:

Highlights from the President’s remarks at the White House summit

Making NATO work for America-and the world

President Trump hosted NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House last week. The President is continuing the legacy of transatlantic unity and is working with Secretary General Stoltenberg to ensure a successful NATO Summit this summer. President Trump also met with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday.

Sharing the defense burden continues to be a major priority.

The Trump Administration is working with NATO Allies to ensure they make progress in meeting their agreed-upon defense spending commitments, which is in the interest of each NATO member individually and the alliance collectively.

Every NATO member has increased defense spending since President Trump took office. In 2017 alone, there was a boost of more than 4.8 percent in defense spending among NATO Allies, amounting to nearly $14 billion. This was the largest single-year increase in more than a quarter century.

More from President Trump’s meeting with NATO’s Secretary General

Watch: The President participates in an expanded bilateral with the Secretary General


Official White House Photo-: Shealah Craighead

President Trump delivers remarks at the White House Prison Reform Summit | May 18, 2018

Joint Tree Planting Exercise

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry has organised a Joint Tree Planting Exercise at Gatare Forest  Station in Kigumo Constituency, Muranga County. Wednesday 21/4/2018. From 9 a.m.till 2 p.m.

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Forestry Keriako Tobiko, leading the residents and other stakeholders in planting a total of 15000 seedlings of indigenous trees in 15 hectares of the state forest area is part of an ongoing National Tree Planting Season being observed across the Country.

 

THE WHITE HOUSE HOSTS THE ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER.

‘This will be remembered’

 


President Donald J. Trump hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a bilateral visit at the White House yesterday. The two leaders discussed the imminent move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to its capital city of Jerusalem, as well as the path to peace for the Middle East.

“I want to tell you that the Jewish people have a long memory,” Prime Minister Netanyahu said. “We remember 70 years ago, President Harry S. Truman was the first leader to recognize the Jewish state. And we remember how a few weeks ago, President Donald J. Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” he continued.

“Mr. President, this will be remembered by our people throughout the ages. And as you just said, others talked about it. You did it.”

The greatest challenge to the Middle East is encapsulated in one word, says Prime Minister Netanyahu.


 

‘Needed attention’ on infrastructure
Two top officials in Oklahoma—the state’s Governor, Mary Fallin, along with Secretary of Transportation Mike Patterson—write that “infrastructure improvement is a priority issue because of its direct impact on economic growth and stability as well as the safety and well-being of our citizens.”

The two state leaders make a convincing case:

  • In 2011, 706 of Oklahoma’s 6,800 highway bridges were structurally deficient. That number is coming down to 187 under Gov. Fallin, and the President’s “plan will allow Oklahoma to continue to prioritize infrastructure projects.”
  • President Trump’s proposal includes traditional transportation such as roads and transit, but it also supports broadband internet, water and power systems, and other indispensable pieces for a modern infrastructure system.
  • The Administration’s plan will benefit states such as Oklahoma by directing 25 percent of Federal funding—about $50 billion—for rural projects.

The bottom line? “We support the Trump administration’s infrastructure proposal for starting the dialogue about the need for these improvements,” the pair write.

Learn more about why Oklahoma’s leaders are with President Trump on infrastructure.


America to overtake Russia on oil
The United States will eclipse Russia to become the largest oil producer in the world by 2023, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday.

This latest headline is yet more evidence that President Trump’s plan to achieve American energy dominance is paying off just 13 months into his term. “Together, we are going to start a new energy revolution—one that celebrates American production on American soil,” the President said last year.

According to the Journal, “U.S. crude production is expected to reach a record of 12.1 million barrels a day in 2023, up about 2 million barrels a day from this year.” What will that mean for America? “Once heavily dependent on imports from the Middle East, the U.S. is getting closer to achieving its goal of producing enough crude to meet domestic demand for refined products like gasoline,” the Journal says.

Learn more: The U.S. will be the world’s largest oil producer by 2023, says IEA


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Vice President Mike Pence at AIPAC 2018 | March 5, 2018

(Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

 

POTUS LATELY………………………..

 President Trump  participated in an expanded bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven of Sweden. Later, the President met with Swedish business representatives before holding a joint press conference with Prime Minister Löfven.

Watch live at 3:30pm ET.


The Vice President Pence M participated in a phone call with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine. The Vice President then travelled to Omaha, Nebraska, to deliver keynote remarks at an America First Policies “Tax Cuts to Put America First” event.


Vice President Pence: Tax cuts are working in Iowa

 

In the Des Moines Register, Vice President Mike Pence writes, “When I visit Iowa on Tuesday, I’ll bring a message to the good people of the Hawkeye State: The American economy is booming — and we’re just getting started.”
The Vice President continues, “Since Day 1 of our administration, President Trump has been fighting to rev the engine of our national prosperity and restore hope to the forgotten men and women of America.” Vice President Pence notes that “since our election, businesses large and small have created 2.5 million new jobs, including nearly 12,000 new good-paying jobs in manufacturing in Iowa alone.”

 

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Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) writes in Tulsa World that “it’s only been two months, but tax reform is already working for Oklahomans.” Sen. Lankford notes that “many companies across the nation and across Oklahoma are using their tax savings to reinvest in their employees and add new equipment. It feels like almost every day there are new stories of employee bonuses and increased wages announced for workers.”



Critics of the recently signed tax reform law are using flawed logic to make their case, tax expert Alan Viard of the American Enterprise Institute argues. The real benefits of tax reform will be felt in the long run, Viard says. “Additional capital in the United States makes workers more productive and therefore more valuable to employers,” leading to higher wages.



In The Hill, Jay Timmons and Stephen Sandherr write that “whether large or small, companies across both the manufacturing and construction industries have expressed positive views about their future and poised to expand this year, according to recent surveys from our organizations.” Timmons and Sandherr add that “this includes optimism on the ability to hire more workers and compensate them better and the growth of the American economy as a whole.”



“Many businesses, from JPMorgan Chase to Walmart and Apple, have outlined plans to invest in expansion while boosting salaries for their lowest-paid workers,” James Langford reports for the Washington Examiner. “That has the potential to increase consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of the nearly $20 trillion U.S. economy.”

 


THROWBACK WHITE HOUSE PHOTO


NFLERS
President Donald J. Trump participates in a visit with 2016 Stanley Cup Champions: The Pittsburgh Penguins Tuesday October 10, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

#THE WHITE HOUSE-RELIGIOUS LIBERTY NEWS,,CHILD TAX CREDIT,,TAX REFORM.

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The current tax plan is a disaster and needs to be reformed for all Americans. President Donald J. Trump is committed to bringing historic tax relief to the American people based on four key ideas – cutting taxes for every day Americans, simplifying the tax code, giving business the competitive edge, and investing in America. Today, President Trump is traveling to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to deliver this message on tax reform to the American Trucker Association.

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“TRUMP IS OVERWRITING OBAMA’S UNLAWFUL GREEN SCHEMES”

– Rich Lowry, New York Post

Rich Lowry in the New York Post writes on President Trump’s effort to roll back the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which was imposed with “tendentious readings of the law and sweeping bureaucratic actions.” Lowry comments President Trump “has operated within constitutional lines better than his technocratic predecessor,” and the real problem with President Obama’s environmental plan is that it must not be instituted by “strained legal interpretations alone,” which it originally was, enough so that the Supreme Court blocked “its implementation pending all the lawsuits against it.” Furthermore, although President Obama’s Climate Action Plan was designed to have an impact on global warming, Lowry reports the most it would do is “reduce the global temperature by 15 one-thousands of a degree by 2100.” Lowry concludes that President Obama’s “impatience with Congress and his administrative imperiousness,” led to presumptuous polices, and “what he imposed unilaterally is subject to unilateral reversal.”
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On tax reform, the Observer’s Peter Ferrara writes President Trump’s tax reform plan is “a large, even historic, pro-growth tax rate cut based on the same model as the enormously successful Kennedy and Reagan tax cuts,” and it is “historical facts, not opinion,” that President Trump’s plan will also “grow federal revenue.”

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Regarding immigration, the editorial board of Investor’s Business Daily comments that President Trump’s 70-point immigration plan “leans heavily toward reinforcing the U.S. border against illegal crossings,” is “long overdue,” and the President is being “generous” for being open to legalizing the Dreamers while only asking Congress to “take the border seriously,” in return.

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In religious liberty news, The Hill’s Jonathan Easley remarks “Trump’s presidency has been a triumph for the religious right,” as in the past week, the social conservatives faced three major gains focused on pro-life and religious freedom.

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And The Associated Press reports on Ivanka Trump’s successful push to “get a family-focused tax credit included in the Republican tax overhaul proposal.” Ivanka has been busy meeting with lawmakers to gain support for the plan, stating the child tax credit will give families “the flexibility to make the best choices regarding their families’ care,” AP writes.

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“TAX REFORM WILL GIVE WORKERS A RAISE”

– Lawrence Lindsey, The Wall Street Journal

 

Lawrence Lindsey, president and CEO of the Lindsey Group, writes in the The Wall Street Journal that if President Trump’s tax reform package passes through Congress, “we can expect economic growth to accelerate to roughly 3.2% for the next three to five years,” which history suggests will ultimately result in higher “real” wages for workers. The bill also encourages entrepreneurship and small-business formation, “the ultimate driver of productivity growth,” Lindsey remarks before commenting that a “rise in real wages” would “lead to the first sustained decline in income inequality in more than 40 years.” If the plan passes, “The American economy will finally start working in the interest of the great middle class and not simply those at the top,” Lindsey concludes.
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On the tax reform push, Laura Olson of The Morning Call reports President Trump will pitch his tax plan to “roughly 1,000 people, including lots of truckers,” in Harrisburg, PA on Wednesday. The President plans to speak about how his plan “will benefit truckers by lowering their tax rates, boosting manufacturing, and making it easier for families to pass their trucking business onto their children,” Olson writes.

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Regarding the need for a tax overhaul, U.S. Treasury Department Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Tony Sayegh writes in Wisconsin Business Voice that “it is time for lawmakers to put partisanship aside and come together to get our economy and wages growing at a much faster rate,” calling President Trump’s tax plan a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to put “America first.”

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And in the Washington Examiner, Joseph Lawler reports President Trump’s tax reform plan looks to “increase the typical family’s earnings by $4,000,” an estimate that remains consistent with his argument that lowering the corporate tax rate and reforming corporate taxes will raise earnings for the American people.

 

 

 

 

NFLERS


President Donald J. Trump welcomes the 2017 Stanley Cup Champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins to the White House

 October 10, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

In labor news, Andy Puzder, opinion contributor at The Hill, comments that the 16-year low unemployment rate of 4.2 percent is a result of President Trump’s deregulation efforts, which have led to “businesses across the country are [sic] hiring and more Americans are [sic] working better jobs for higher pay.”

THE WHITE HOUSE THIS WEEK

AT THE INVICTUS GAMES IN CANADA ON SATURDAY the 23rd September 2017.

Prince Harry of Britain and the US First Lady Melania Trump.

This was Melania’s first Solo trip as the First Lady.

 

 

On Sunday the  24th, President Donald J. Trump announced the establishment of enhanced national security measures, aimed at creating—for the first time in history—minimum requirements for international cooperation to support visa and immigration vetting and adjudications for individuals seeking entry to the United States.

This is a critical step toward establishing an immigration system that protects Americans’ safety and security in an era of dangerous terrorism and transnational crime.

“Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.”

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Strengthening Security Standards for Traveling to America
President Trump is taking key steps to protect the American people from those who would enter our country and do us harm. The President is putting the security of the Nation first by implementing minimum security standards for immigration, enhancing security through more rigorous vetting, and properly screening individuals coming to this country in order to ensure the safety of the American people.
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First Lady Melania Trump’s First White House Kitchen Garden Event
First Lady Melania Trump welcomed several children from the Girls and Boys Club of Greater Washington, FBR Clubhouse in Ward 8, to the White House on Friday. Along with the National Park Service (NPS), which maintains the White House grounds, the group spent time in the White House Kitchen Garden learning about the importance of the outdoors and healthy eating.

Hurricane Maria
The federal government is continuing to provide life-saving and life-sustaining resources to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. While significant progress in being made in the response to Hurricane Maria, recovery for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be long and will require the help of the whole community. As access to ports, airfields, and roads continue to open, resources will become more easily available to the hardest hit areas.
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First Lady Melania Trump and Prince Harry at the Invictus Games | September 23, 2017

(Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

First Lady Melania Trump’s First White House Kitchen Garden Event
First Lady Melania Trump welcomed several children from the Girls and Boys Club of Greater Washington, FBR Clubhouse in Ward 8, to the White House on Friday. Along with the National Park Service (NPS), which maintains the White House grounds, the group spent time in the White House Kitchen Garden learning about the importance of the outdoors and healthy eating.
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“PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND HIS DAUGHTER IVANKA ARE UNVEILING A NEW FEDERAL COMPUTER SCIENCE INITIATIVE WITH MAJOR TECH BACKERS”

 

 

Tony Romm of Recode reports on President Trump’s efforts “to supercharge the U.S. government’s support for science, tech, engineering, and mathematics” as well as coding education. Along with a presidential memorandum that devotes at least $200 million of Department of Education grand funds to STEM fields, the President’s daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, will be travelling to Detroit to unveil “a series of private-sector commitments” that are “meant to boost U.S. coding and computer-science classes and programs” alongside business leaders from companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google, Romm writes. Recently, Ivanka has focused on how coding education will assist with workforce development, stating she hopes “all children will have the opportunity to become fluent in this language of the future,” Romm concludes.
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Regarding the Affordable Care Act, The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes that ObamaCare’s tax penalty for not purchasing insurance is being predominantly and unfairly paid by the poor and middle class.

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On tax reform, Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist writes in Fox News that the “emerging tax reform and reduction legislation will deliver a strong boost to the creation of jobs, income and wealth” and that passage “looks increasingly likely.”

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In USA Today, former Congressman Jon Christensen writes that “President Trump said what millions of Americans, including myself, feel” about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, saying “when millionaire athletes refuse to honor America and pay homage to the men and women who died for our freedom, and instead, choose to use their field of occupation to make a statement, then I can choose to turn the channel.”

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Regarding the opioid crisis, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway write in City & State PA on the extensive efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, from over $800 million in HHS-given grants to a new five pillar strategy focused on prevention, treatment, and recovery. Price and Kellyanne state “this is an administration-wide effort to reduce the demand for drugs” and “the President is leading the way, and urging each of us to do our part.”

 

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THE WHITE HOUSE REMEMBERS THE LIVES LOST IN THE 9/11 (2001)

THE WHITE HOUSE:-WE  pay tribute to and remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost in the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. We mourn them, we honor them, and we pledge to never forget them.

 

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President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and members of the Cabinet pray prior to their Cabinet meeting 2017 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump led a moment of silence at the White House in remembrance of those lost on September 11, 2001. Watch the moment of silence.
The President and the First Lady then participated in a 9/11 observance at the Pentagon. Watch the remembrance ceremony.

 

“US marks 9/11 anniversary with resolve, tears and hope”

– Jennifer Peltz & Karen Matthews, Associated Press

 

On the 16th anniversary of 9/11, AP reports on the personal stories and ceremonies taking place today. Rob Fazio has come to the place where his father, Ronald Carl Fazio, and thousands of others died September 11th. “‘I’ll come every year for the rest of my life,’ the son said. ‘It’s where I get my strength.’” President Trump spoke at the Pentagon telling extremists that “America cannot be intimidated,” and Vice President Mike Pence delivered remarks at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
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Later, the President received his daily intelligence briefing and received an update on Hurricane Irma.

 

Hurricane Irma Update
President Trump, Vice President Pence, and members of the Cabinet received a briefing on sunday, from Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long, and Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert on the ongoing Federal response and recovery operations for Hurricane Irma. They also discussed Federal support for Hurricane Harvey recovery, which is still in the early stages. President Trump stressed that his top priorities are life-saving and life-sustaining efforts in affected areas. The President is in regular contact with Governors currently in the path of Hurricane Irma, as well as Governors of the States and territories already impacted by the storm. He continues to extend his thoughts and prayers to those affected, while recognizing the many volunteer and faith-based organizations dedicating their time and efforts to help their fellow Americans.
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President Trump Approves Additional Disaster Declarations
Yesterday, President Trump amended the U.S. Virgin Islands Disaster Declaration and authorized an increase in the level of Federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures undertaken as a result of Hurricane Irma. The President also declared that a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the State of Florida, and ordered Federal aid to supplement recovery efforts.

FEMA Resources
Residents and business owners who sustained losses in designated counties can begin applying for assistance by registering online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

 

TRUMPS
President Donald J. Trump leads a video teleconference monitoring current tropical storm conditions and damage assessments in southeastern Texas, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, from a conference room at Camp David, near Thurmont, MD. Participating in the call are Vice President Mike Pence; Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly; Thomas Bossert, Homeland Security Advisor; Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; and William B. “Brock” Long, Administrator of FEMA.Included on the call were various Cabinet members and other White House Senior Advisers (Official White House Photo – Shealah Craighead)

Vice President Mike Pence is in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to commemorate the 16th anniversary of September 11 at the Flight 93 National Memorial. The Vice President will deliver remarks, tour the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitors Center, and participate in a wreath laying ceremony with the friends and family of the fallen.

 

President Trump Welcomed the Amir Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah of Kuwait
On Thursday 7th september 2017,, President Trump met with the Amir Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah of Kuwait to discuss the importance of cooperation between the United States and Kuwait in defeating terrorism as well as the economic partnership the two nations share. The Amir extended his thoughts and condolences to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
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President Donald J. Trump and Amir Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah of Kuwait | September 7, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Stephanie K. Chasez)