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Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in The President’s Blog

On May 11, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Vice President Mike Pence chairs the Commission, and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach serves as the vice chair. Any member of the public wishing to submit written comments for the Commission’s consideration may do so via email at ElectionIntegrityStaff@ovp.eop.gov. Please note that the Commission may post such written comments publicly on our website, including names and contact information that are submitted. Please check back regularly...

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President Trump’s Nominations Face Needless Obstruction

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in The President’s Blog

Senate Democrats have decided to obstruct President Donald J. Trump’s Administration, and the American people, by refusing to confirm qualified nominations. In an effort to prevent the President from following through on the policies for which the American people voted, Senate Democrats are putting his nominations through time-consuming parliamentary procedures not seen by the previous Administration. Unprecedented obstruction by Senate Democrats: https://t.co/lYbExDNaOx pic.twitter.com/Uhbwv8lUhb — The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 10, 2017 In a pursuit to obstruct the will of...

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President Trump in Poland

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in The President’s Blog

President Trump in Poland

On Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump began his second trip abroad by traveling to Warsaw, Poland for bilateral meetings and to deliver an address to the people of Poland. President Trump also spoke about energy security with European leaders attending the Three Seas Initiative Summit. President Trump met first with the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda. The two affirmed the enduring friendship and alliance between Poland and the United States, as demonstrated by the close partnership and cooperation between our two countries in many different spheres, particularly within NATO on...

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President Trump Hosts Chibok Schoolgirls at the White House

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in The President’s Blog

President Trump Hosts Chibok Schoolgirls at the White House

On the night of April 14, 2014, Boko Haram terrorists attacked the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria. They broke in disguised as guards, and forced the girls to leave the school and come with them. According to several reports, the terrorists kidnapped between 200 and 300 girls. Tragically, it is widely believed that Boko Haram sold many of the girls into human trafficking rings across Africa. But approximately 50 of the girls have escaped, including Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu, who visited President Donald J. Trump, and his daughter, Ivanka Trump, at the White...

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President Trump Issues Executive Order on Reviving the National Space Council

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in The President’s Blog

President Trump Issues Executive Order on Reviving the National Space Council

On Friday, President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Order to revive the National Space Council. President George H.W. Bush established the National Space Council in 1989. The Council was tasked with advising and assisting the President regarding national space policy and strategy. The Council ceased operation in 1993. This Executive Order revives the Council and will reinvigorate America’s role as a leader in space, strengthen America’s economy, and advance the security of the American people. Vice President Mike Pence introduced the President before the signing of...

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President Trump Welcomes President Moon to the White House

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in The President’s Blog

President Trump Welcomes President Moon to the White House

This week, President Donald J. Trump hosted President Moon of South Korea at the White House. At their dinner on Thursday evening, President Trump congratulated President Moon on his electoral victory and thanked him for coming to the White House. Early Friday morning, Vice President Pence and President Moon laid a wreath at the Korean War Memorial to commemorate the American and Korean Veterans who lost their lives to preserve freedom in the Korean Peninsula. Later that morning, President Trump and President Moon met privately in the Oval Office. Afterwards, President Trump led...

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Remember All of Obamacare’s Broken Promises?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in The President’s Blog

Remember All of Obamacare’s Broken Promises?

There were a lot of promises made in selling Obamacare—and it seems like just about all of them have been broken. They told us if you liked your doctor, you could keep your doctor . . . and yet so many Americans have lost access to their doctors under new Obamacare insurance plans. They told us if you if you liked your health insurance plan, you could keep it . . . and yet millions of Americans saw their insurance plans canceled because of Obamacare. They promised that premiums would go down by $2,500 and that everyone in America would be covered. Here’s what President Obama...

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Breaking the Beltway Mentality: Billions in New Spending Is Not a ‘Cut’

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in The President’s Blog

Breaking the Beltway Mentality: Billions in New Spending Is Not a ‘Cut’

Under the healthcare bill currently being considered by the Senate, spending on Medicaid, the healthcare program that covers 75 million Americans, would increase from $393 billion this year to $464 billion in 2027—and that’s adjusting for inflation. Yet Democrats are claiming this is a “cut” to the program. Only in Washington would anyone have the nerve to claim an 18 percent increase in government spending on top of inflation is a “cut.” The reality is that the Senate’s healthcare bill, like the legislation passed by the House of Representatives, strengthens and...

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CBO’s Failed Obamacare Enrollment Projections

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in The President’s Blog

CBO’s Failed Obamacare Enrollment Projections

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has consistently failed to accurately predict how legislation will impact health insurance coverage. For example, in 2012, the CBO estimated that 25 million people would have coverage under Obamacare right now. According to a June 2017 report from HHS, only 10.3 million were actually enrolled. CBO’s guess was off by nearly 15 million people. And as the chart shows, CBO has consistently gotten it wrong. The CBO’s history of inaccuracy is reason enough not to blindly trust its analysis of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). In fact, CBO’s...

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President Trump Vows to Usher in Golden Era of American Energy Dominance

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in The President’s Blog

President Trump Vows to Usher in Golden Era of American Energy Dominance

We will bring new opportunity to the heartland, new prosperity to our inner cities, and new infrastructure all across our nation. When it comes to the future of America’s energy needs, we will find it, we will dream it, and we will build it. President Donald J. Trump   On Thursday, President Donald J. Trump joined Energy Industry Executives, members of Congress, and Cabinet Officials at the Department of Energy to deliver remarks on unleashing America’s boundless capacity for energy production. “We’re here today to usher in a new American energy policy,” he...

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President Trump Welcomes the Chicago Cubs to the White House

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in The President’s Blog

President Trump Welcomes the Chicago Cubs to the White House

On Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence welcomed the 2016 World Series Champions, the Chicago Cubs, to the White House. The team brought the Commissioner’s Trophy and participated in a meet and greet with the President. Before bringing the team in to the Oval Office, President Trump made some short remarks in the Roosevelt Room, where he congratulated them on their historic World Series victory last fall. The team gifted President Trump with a customized championship “45” jersey, as well as a “45” scoreboard panel. Original Article Source...

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President Trump Hosts Tribal, State, and Local Energy Roundtable

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in The President’s Blog

President Trump Hosts Tribal, State, and Local Energy Roundtable

On Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump hosted a tribal, State, and local energy roundtable at the White House. He was joined by Governors Paul LePage, Kim Reynolds, Pete Ricketts, and Bill Walker, along with State and tribal leaders from around our great country. President Trump stated his Administration’s intent to roll back harmful regulations that prevent State, local, and tribal communities from accessing vital energy resources. These regulations hinder economic growth that would create jobs and could be used to fund roads, schools, and infrastructure. It is President Trump’s...

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Technology Week Recap

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in The President’s Blog

Technology Week Recap

This week was Technology Week at the White House, and the Trump Administration held events focusing on modernizing government technology and stimulating the technology sector. On Monday, the White House invited major tech leaders and university presidents for the inaugural summit of the American Technology Council. Hosted by the White House's Office of American Innovation, the event consisted of multiple breakout sessions to discuss ways to modernize the government by retiring out-of-date legacy systems and increasing the use of shared services. On Tuesday, United...

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Secretary Price Hosts Listening Session with Obamacare Victims

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in The President’s Blog

Secretary Price Hosts Listening Session with Obamacare Victims

On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., hosted a listening session at the White House with Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma to hear from individuals who are facing a lack of choice in healthcare plans due to insurers pulling out of Obamacare marketplaces. Citizens from Ohio, Iowa, and Missouri shared real-life stories of how Obamacare has negatively impacted themselves, their families, their businesses, and their communities. These real-life examples show the extremely limited options of healthcare plans that are...

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President Trump Visits Kirkwood Community College

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in The President’s Blog

Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump visited Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to address his efforts to foster agriculture innovation. He spoke about the value of farming to the Nation’s economy and ensured the Administration would continuously embrace the challenge to rebuild rural America.  “We have to make sure American farmers and their families, wherever they may be, wherever they may go, have the infrastructure projects that they need to compete and grow. And I mean grow against world competition, because that's who you're up against...

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Obamacare is Failing the American People

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in The President’s Blog

The previous Administration sold Obamacare to the American people through a series of empty promises. Premiums were supposed to drop, but instead they have soared by nearly $3,000. Choices were supposed to multiply, but instead they disappeared, leaving one third of American counties with only one insurer in 2017. The public was supposed to learn to love Obamacare, but 6.5 million Americans chose to pay $3 billion in penalties to the IRS instead of buying health insurance last year. These are the facts about Obamacare, and no one understands them better than Vice President Mike Pence....

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Nearly 30 Million Americans Still Without Health-Insurance Coverage

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in The President’s Blog

Nearly 30 Million Americans Still Without Health-Insurance Coverage

In just the first few months of this year, nearly two million people dropped their Obamacare coverage. According to a new report released by the Administration, 12.2 million people signed up for coverage through the Obamacare exchanges in 2017. But enrollment has already fallen to just 10.3 million people. “The American people know a bad deal when they see one, and that’s why they’re avoiding Obamacare like the plague.” Vice President Mike Pence Obamacare is failing the American people. After projecting to cover 23 million people in 2010, it has covered less than half...

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Honoring Law Enforcement this National Police Week

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in The President’s Blog

Honoring Law Enforcement this National Police Week

    In 1962, President John F. Kennedy declared May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, and this week around the country will be National Police Week. Every year since 1982, members of our law enforcement community, their families and friends have gathered on this day in Washington, D.C. to mourn the fallen and remember their heroism through a memorial service. Yesterday, we upheld that tradition once again as we gathered at the U.S. Capitol to pay our respects to the sacrifice and memory of the fallen. We honor the memory of our heroic fallen in...

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Honoring our Veterans this National Military Appreciation Month

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in The President’s Blog

Honoring our Veterans this National Military Appreciation Month

    Yesterday, we marked National Military Appreciation Month by welcoming Honor Flight veterans, who fought on the front lines of freedom in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, to the White House. Our service members served their country in a way and at a time that challenged each one of them to step up the perseveration of our way of life. With America’s armed forces in the vanguard, the United States was able to stand as a beacon for freedom. Our nation marshaled every ounce of our strength to save freedom across the Atlantic, across the Pacific, and across the very world. The...

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Marking a Milestone for School Choice

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in The President’s Blog

Marking a Milestone for School Choice

Yesterday, the President welcomed advocates, administrators, teachers, parents, and students to the White House to mark a milestone for school choice. This week, Congress is poised to pass legislation that President Trump will sign into law, a spending bill that will give new life and funding to the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program – the only federally funded voucher program in the nation and a case study in school-choice success. Since its creation in 2004, the Opportunity Scholarship Program has given parents and families hope by giving them a pathway to take their children...

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Celebrating National Small Business Week

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in The President’s Blog

Today I had the privilege to celebrate National Small Business Week with the Small Business Administration and small business owners from all across America. Since 1963, the White House has honored America’s small businesses by marking this National Small Business Week and recognizing the tremendous contributions that small businesses make to our country every single day. Just this weekend, President Trump declared that “small business owners embody the American pioneering spirit and remind us that determination can turn aspiration into achievement.” I know firsthand how true...

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President Trump Proposed a Massive Tax Cut. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in The President’s Blog

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to do something big. President Trump has made tax reform a priority, and we have a Republican Congress that wants to get it done. This is something that Democrats should support too because it’s good for the American people. The President is going to seize this opportunity by leading the most significant tax reform legislation since 1986 – and one of the biggest tax cuts in American history. The President has focused on three things since his campaign: job creation, economic growth, and helping low and middle-income families who have been...

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Remarks by the Vice President at a Meeting with US and Indonesian Business Leaders

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in The President’s Blog

  THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Good morning.      AUDIENCE MEMBERS:  Good morning.      THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Selamat pagi.  (Laughter.)      Vice President Kalla, thank you.  Thank you for joining us this morning.  Thank you for your kindness and your hospitality.  It was an honor to meet with you yesterday to discuss the economic partnership between the United States and Indonesia.      I look forward to forging a strong relationship with you in the years ahead for the...

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Celebrating the 196th Anniversary of Greek Independence

Posted by on Mar 25, 2017 in The President’s Blog

Dear Friends, I am so proud to join you in celebrating the 196th Anniversary of Greek Independence, and with President Trump, to have welcomed so many of you to the White House yesterday. Greek Independence Day means so much to all of us. As we gather with friends and family in celebration, we are reminded of the values and ideals that inspired our democracy. The belief that government should be by the people and for the people was a revolutionary concept that has since paved the way to our prosperous and free Nation. This weekend, as we celebrate our shared desires for...

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President Donald J. Trump Delivers the Weekly Address

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in The President’s Blog

Today marks President Donald J. Trump's 50th day in office and while delivering his Weekly Address, he spoke about an issue of paramount importance to families across our Nation: healthcare.   Seven years ago this month, Obamacare was signed into law over the profound objections of American people. Our citizens were told they would have to pass Obamacare to find out what it was and how bad it was.  Now we know that the hundreds of pages were full of broken promises. And this is why we must repeal and replace Obamacare — to deliver relief to American...

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