Category: US Politics and Govt

Press Releases: Slovenia Statehood Day

6:51 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 23, 2017 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Slovenia on the 26th anniversary of your independence. The relationship between the United States and Slovenia is based on shared values and interests,from our enduring commitment to global security to our economic partnership. Slovenia has been a steadfast ally in the fight read more »

Press Releases: On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

6:35 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 23, 2017 On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, best wishes to all Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr. This holiday marks the culmination of Ramadan, a month in which many experience meaning and inspiration in acts of fasting, prayer, and charity. This day offers an opportunity to reflect on our shared commitment to building peaceful and prosperous communities. Eid Mubarak. read more »

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

6:00 pm Eastern | World

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Remarks by Vice President Pence to Troops

5:39 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Schriever Air Force Base Colorado Springs, Colorado 2:06 P.M. MDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you so much.  Thank you.  How about a big round of applause for General Raymond.  He is a remarkable leader.  (Applause.)  We couldn’t be more honored to be here in Colorado with the men and women of Schriever Air Force Base where every day you are evolving the force, driving innovation, and mastering space.  Give yourselves a round of applause, would you please.  (Applause.)   I bring greetings this afternoon from your Commander-in-Chief, a champion of the Armed Forces of the United States, the 45th President of the United States, President Donald Trump.  (Applause.) And I also brought my commander-in-chief with me --(laughter) -- my wife of 32 years, who also is a Marine Corps mom.  Would you give a rousing welcome to the Second Lady of the United States, Karen Pread more »

Recovery Centers Open in Oregon and Ozark Counties to Help Missouri Flood Survivors

5:38 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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Recovery Center Opens in Shannon County to Help Missouri Flood Survivors

5:38 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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Recovery Center Opens in Stone County to Help Missouri Flood Survivors

5:38 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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Missouri Renters with Flood Damage May Be Eligible for Federal Help

5:38 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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Help Remains After Disaster Recovery Centers Close in Five Counties

5:38 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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The Leader's Weekly Schedule - Week of 6/26/17

5:16 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

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Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 6/23/2017, #56

5:12 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:51 P.M. EDT  MR. SPICER:  I want to start with some good news.  We continue to see great progress by Congressman Steve Scalise, but additionally, it’s great to note that just a few minutes ago George Washington Hospital has announced that Mike Mika, who was also involved in that shooting, has been upgraded to good condition.  So we continue to keep an eye on the situation and wish him a speedy recovery on his way to getting out of the hospital.  And so that’s a great way to start this. Back to business here.  This morning, after a series of meetings with Secretary of State Tillerson, Homeland Security Secretary Kelly, and Secretary of Defense Mattis, the President was honored to sign the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act surrounded by a group of our nation’s great veterans and their brave families. As we all know, the VA scandals exread more »

The Leader's Weekly Schedule - Week of 6/26/17

5:11 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

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Press Releases: Recent Attacks in Pakistan

4:56 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 23, 2017 The United States condemns the attacks in Quetta and Parachinar, which killed innocent civilians and police officers. We offer our deepest condolences to the victims and their families. We will continue to work with the Government of Pakistan and our partners across the region to combat the threat of terrorism. We stand with the people of Pakistan and the broader Sread more »

Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Focus on the Family 40th Anniversary Celebration

4:37 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Focus on the Family Colorado Springs, Colorado 11:50 A.M. MDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  And thank you, Jim.  Thank you, Jim, for the kind introduction and for the warm welcome of our family to Focus on the Family.  Jim, you’re a strong voice for timeless values and families across America, and this country, our President, and our little family are grateful for you and the leadership you’ve provided.  (Applause.) Thank you, Jim.  You know it really is an honor to be here today in this beautiful chapel, with so many men and women of faith and such stalwart advocates for family, now for four decades across America. I’m grateful that were here to enjoy the music -- (laughter) -- of one of the most inspiring Christian artists in the world --Steven Curtis Chapman.  (Applause.)  Steve and I met not long ago at the White House.  He read more »

National Review: Obamacare Failure Is on the Democrats

4:23 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

OBAMACARE FAILURE IS ON THE DEMOCRATS “Premium and deductible costs are rising and choice and competition are decreasing. As of now, over 1,200 counties will have only one insurance provider available on the individual market next year, and 35,000 individuals will live in counties with no options available at all. These numbers are expected to increase as insurers finalize their 2018 plans in the upcoming weeks, and yet, Democratic lawmakers have not introduced any major legislation to try and fix the system.” Obamacare Failure Is on the Democrats By Juliana Darrow National Review June 23, 2017 Senate Republicans are planning to vote on their version of the long-awaited health-care replacement bill as early as next week; this is the latest development in the contentious process of dismantling the Affordable Care Act. The unveilread more »

President Donald J. Trump Signs S. 1094 into Law

2:41 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

On Friday, June 23, 2017, the President signed into law: S. 1094, the “Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017,” which makes a number of changes to Department of Veterans Affairs authorities related to personnel, accountability, and whistleblower protections.   read more »

First Lady Melania Trump Announces New Chief Usher

2:04 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

First Lady Melania Trump is pleased to announce the selection of Timothy Harleth for the role of White House Chief Usher. In his new position, Mr. Harleth will oversee more than 90 White House Residence staff inside the most famous home in the United States. "I am so pleased that Timothy will be joining our team," said First Lady Melania Trump. "He was selected because of his impressive work history and management skills. My husband and I know he will be successful in this vital role within the White House." "I am so honored at the opportunity to serve the First Family in their new home," said Mr. Harleth. "I look forward to applying my experience with hospitality, leadership, and political protocol in order to ensure the First Family's needs are met, while also protecting and preserving the rich history of the White House. I am excited to work alongside the accomplished and professional staff who are already in place." Mr. Harleth will read more »

Remarks by President Trump at Signing of the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

1:10 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

East Room 11:57 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  (Applause.)  Thank you very much, everybody.  That's really greatly appreciated. And thank you to Secretary Shulkin for that introduction and for your really tireless efforts, David, to protect those who have really been protecting all of us for so long.  There great, great people.  And you know I'm talking about, right?  Congratulations. In just a short time, we’ve already achieved transformative change at the VA -- and believe me, we’re just getting started.  We have so many people that have been so helpful right here in the room -- Tom and all my friends.  It's been fantastic.  The enthusiasm for the Veterans Administration and for making it right for our great veterans has been incredible.  And I want to thank all of them.    One of my greatest honors and joys read more »

Recovery Center Opens in Texas County to Help Missouri Flood Survivors

12:38 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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Press Releases: Mozambique National Day

11:56 am Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 23, 2017 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Mozambique on 42 years of independence. On this occasion, we also celebrate the history of friendship and partnership between our two countries. As part of that growing relationship, I was pleased to be able to meet with President Nyusi just two weeks ago during his visit to Washington.read more »

FEMA Welcomes New FEMA Administrator Brock Long

11:38 am Eastern | U.S. News

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