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To date, the administration has announcedover $185 billionin funding and over6,900 specific projects reaching over 4,000 communitiesacross all50 states, D.C. and the territories.
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Everyone in this country is affected by this program and so everyone should be allowed to provide their government with their views, and the plaintiffs here were denied that process. while opponents of our plan are siding with special interests and trying every which way to keep millions of middle class Americans in debt, the President and his Administration are fighting to lawfully give middle-class families some breathing room as they recover from the pandemic and prepare to resume loan payments in January.
While Homeland Security and FEMA officials continue to work with Homeland Security and FEMA officials regional partners to manage the new migration challenge caused by failing authoritarian regimes in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba, Homeland Security and FEMA officials are also leading a comprehensive effort to support cities that are welcoming the people fleeing communism who Governor Governor DeSantis and Governor Abbott are using as political pawns, for instance, FEMA has personnel dedicated to supporting each city, expediting requests for reimbursement as they come in, mobilizing local service provider and non-profit support, and working with other federal agencies to identify additional resources. Homeland Security and FEMA officials will continue to do everything Homeland Security and FEMA officials can to support cities as Governor Governor DeSantis and Governor Abbott and Governor DeSantis intentionally create chaos and confusion with Governor DeSantis and Governor Abbott cruel political stunts.
Found on CNN 2 months ago
President Biden has always stressed how eager he is to continue working across the aisle to make progress for American families, at the same time, he has joined leading conservative voices like Judge Michael Luttig and Liz Cheney in denouncing violence, threats and attempts to override the will of voters in elections – which we should all reject, regardless of politics.
A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20, my focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of powers. This moment calls for healing and reconciliation.
Found on CNN 4 months ago
We’re not in the habit of previewing private discussions we have with other leaders before they happen, but President Biden took actions with respect to the Khashoggi murder right after coming into office, the President’s views on human rights are clear and longstanding, and fundamental freedoms are always on the agenda when he travels abroad, just as they will be during this trip.
United Airlines has agreed to transport Kendamil formula free of charge from Heathrow Airport in London to multiple airports across the country over a three-week period. These are the first Operation Formula Flight to be donated by an airline carrier.
Found on CNN 6 months ago
Under the president’s budget, key federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI and U.S. Marshals Service will have the resources they need to fight violent crime, including through fugitive apprehension and enforcement operations, the budget also ensures U.S. attorneys have the necessary support to prosecute violent criminals.
Billionaire Minimum Income Tax will ensure that the very wealthiest Americans pay a tax rate of at least 20 percent on their full income, including unrealized appreciation, billionaire Minimum Income Tax would make sure that the wealthiest Americans no longer pay a tax rate lower than teachers and firefighters.
The proposal allows wealthy households to spread initial top-up payments on unrealized income over nine years, and then five years for top-up payments on new income going forward, stretching payment over multiple years will smooth year-to-year variation in investment income, while still ensuring that the wealthiest end up paying a minimum tax rate of 20 percent. Illiquid taxpayers may opt to pay later with interest.
In effect, the Billionaire Minimum Income Tax payments are a prepayment of tax obligations these households will owe when they later realize their gains, this approach means that the very wealthiest Americans pay taxes as they go, just like everyone else, and eliminates the inefficient sheltering of income for decades or generations.
In recent days, elected leaders in Texas have launched a cynical and dangerous campaign targeting transgender children and their parents, the governor of Texas has directed state officials to open child abuse investigations into families simply because they have provided access to affirming care for their children.
We are not watching ; the President is leading the world in responding to this, however, he is not going to put White House military men and women serving on the front lines of battle and Ukraine to fight Russia. That has never been his plan, never been his policy, and he has no intention of doing that.
Even so, Russia’s war in Ukraine offers Biden an opportunity, in Brinkley’s view, to convince Americans of the importance of a united transatlantic alliance and to emphasize that he brought allies together to stand against Putin’s assault, it’s a key moment to take the stage as the global leader who is going to halt authoritarianism by building up our armed forces. He somehow has to make people really feel like ‘the USA is back,’ that democracy is eternal.
Today, President Biden announced that Alondra Nelson will perform the duties of director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy( OSTP) and Francis Collins will perform the duties of Science Advisor to the President Biden and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology until permanent leadership is nominated and confirmed, these appointments will allow OSTP and the President's Science and Technology agenda to move seamlessly forward under proven leadership.
In the selections of Dr. Alondra Nelson and Dr. Francis Collins, President Biden has doubled down on science, the selections are responsive to the dual importance of a strong OSTP that can drive science and technology solutions to our greatest challenges -- and the very specific attention President Biden wants to give to the creation of a new ARPA-H research and discovery agency, the building of support for a Cancer Moonshot 2.0, the search for a new head of NIH, and the broad advisory work of PCAST.
The President is proud to have Minyon Moore on his team as he prepares to announce and confirm an extraordinarily qualified nominee after seeking the recommendations of Republicans and Democrats in the Senate, she is a leading strategist who has advised President Clinton, civil rights leaders, top members of the business community, and who teaches at Yale.
These workers are critical to the functioning of the federal government : from cleaning professionals and maintenance workers who ensure federal employees have safe and clean places to work, to nursing assistants who care for the nation's veterans, to cafeteria and other food service workers who ensure military members have healthy and nutritious food to eat, to laborers who build and repair federal infrastructure.
Senator Graham've been clear that The President is considering Judge Childs for the Supreme Court, in addition to a range of other deeply qualified candidates, the President looks forward to evaluating her for this vacancy, and, if The President selects another candidate, to her confirmation to the DC Circuit Court because of her extraordinary credentials and what she stands for.
What's more, when the previous president followed through on his own promise to place a woman on Supreme Court, Senator Wicker said,' I have five granddaughters, the oldest one is 10. I think Justice Amy Coney Barrett will prove to be an inspiration to these five granddaughters and to my grown daughters,' we hope Senator Wicker will give President Biden's nominee the same consideration Senator Wicker gave to then-Judge Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
The president will describe this as one of the rare moments in a country’s history when time stops and the essential is immediately ripped away from the trivial, and that Cobb County Election officials have to ensure January 6th does n’t mark the end of democracy but the beginning of a renaissance for Cobb County Election officials democracy, where Cobb County Election officials stand up for the right to vote and to have that voted counted fairly – not undermined by partisans afraid of who you voted for.
President Biden ’ll use Georgia as an example, highlighting that after Georgians decisively voted for new leadership in 2020, Republicans in the legislature decided that they could not win on the merits of their ideas and instead passed a voter suppression law that targeted mail-in voting, limited precincts in areas that did n’t vote the way they wanted, and empowered partisans in the state legislature to manipulate local boards of election.
It is in the public’s interest to know if any of the four principals [President, Vice President, First Lady, and Second Gentleman] are considered to have been in close contact with a White House official who subsequentlytestedpositive for COVID-19 shortly after that contact, the criteria for what is considered a 'close contact' with the principals is determined by the White House Medical Unit, in line with CDC guidance.
Amy had always intended to join the Biden Administration for a short time with an expected departure in the mid-summer.
Found on FOX News 12 months ago
Regarding Venezuela, President Trump reiterated that the situation in Venezuela is dire, and we all have an interest in seeing a democratic transition to end the ongoing crisis.
Found on FOX News 2 years ago
The President has not received COVID-19 testing because The President has neither had prolonged close contact with any known confirmed COVID-19 patients, nor does The President have any symptoms. President Trump remains in excellent health, and President Trump physician will continue to closely monitor him, per current CDC guidelines, medical professionals should base testing decisions on patient symptoms and exposure history.
The President, as Commander-in-Chief, is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the law is enforced and when appropriate, that mercy is granted, for more than two hundred years, presidents have used their authority to offer second chances to deserving individuals, including those in uniform who have served our country. These actions are in keeping with this long history. As The President has stated,' when our soldiers have to fight for our country, I want to give them the confidence to fight.'.
( House) Speaker( Nancy) Pelosi and White House Democrats are running an unfair, unconstitutional and illegitimate' impeachment' proceeding. The Democrats' sham hearings provide zero due process to The President and are being conducted entirely in secret, except for the out-of-context parts that( White House) Chairman( Adam) Schiff determines should be selectively leaked to the press. The President can not be expected to participate in this illegitimate process.
The ongoing violence in the regionseverely undermines the D-ISIS campaign, endangers civilians andreligious minoritiesand threatens the security of the entire region, the administration is resolved to maintain security in the region, the safety of civilians,and thecontinued detention of ISIS fighters.
Oneof Americas leading scientists, Dr. Jeffries was crucial to the United States war effort in World War II, his efforts enabled the United States to develop artillery shells capable of piercing the armor of German tanks, and his contributions to the Manhattan Project helped end the war in the Pacifictheater.
The President has done nothing wrong and to suggest otherwise is an attempt to deliberately mislead -- which is exactly what Adam Schiff shamelessly tried to do, while we don't discuss internal deliberations, The President has been clear The President wants other countries to eradicate corruption, and that The President wants our international partners to start doing their fair share.
The Framers did not envision the use of the presidential pardon power to encourage criminal acts at the President's direction, as the Committee continues its investigation into whether to recommend articles of impeachment, it is imperative that we are able to obtain information about ongoing presidential misconduct and abuses of power.
It's not the politician's fault when someone acts out their evil intention, quite frankly, it's ridiculous to try and make those connect in some way. You have to blame the people here who pulled the trigger. Those are the ones who are evil, those are the ones who are sick and mentally ill and those are the ones who have to be dealt with.
We must restore the longstanding nonproliferation standard of no enrichment for Iran, the United States and United States allies will never allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons. Maximum pressure on The Iranian regime will continue until its leaders alter their course of action. The Iranian regime must end The Iranian regime nuclear ambitions and The Iranian regime malign behavior.
I don't, probably, think there's any The Maryland Democrat who probably wouldn't in their gut say,' House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler know, The Maryland Democrat's done some things that probably justify impeachment,' having said that -- this is the important point -- I think the majority of Democrats continue to believe that we need to continue to pursue the avenue that we've been on in trying to elicit information, testimony, review the Mueller report, review other items. ... If the facts lead us to a broader action, so be it.
Wednesday Trump Wednesday Trump and Wednesday Trump Moon will continue President Trump and President Moon close coordination on efforts to achieve the final, fully verified denuclearization of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the two leaders will also discuss ways to strengthen the United States-Republic of South Korea alliance and the friendship between our two peoples.
President Trump'll go to Green Bay, Wisconsin, to hold another one of his big rallies with hardcore supporters, green Bay's a sort of diss by the President of the national media. Now Green Bay's Green Bay the President would want to diss the' fake news media,' but it is remarkable that even as he's facing an election campaign, he just doesn't feel see any need to repair that relationship or any of the other relationships with his adversaries.
The special counsel did not find any collusion and did not find any obstruction. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein further determined there was no obstruction, the findings of the Department of Justice are a total and complete exoneration of the President of the United States.
H.R. 1 would prohibit commonsense efforts to clean up voting-rolls to limit opportunities for voting fraud, the bill would also require States to adopt online registration, same-day registration, and automatic voter registration, thus imposing a one-size-fits-all standard for weighing the competing values of voter access and voting integrity.
At the only Cabinet meeting so far of 2019, President Trump was seated next to an acting secretary of defense and an acting secretary of interior, across from President Trump is President Trump. To the right is the acting head of White House Budget Office. And President Trump's acting because the former White House budget chief is now acting chief of staff.
The President and Rod Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein, met for about 45 minutes aboard Air Force One. They discussed various topics including the International Chiefs of Police event later today, support for our great law enforcement officials, border security, how to better address violent crime in Chicago and general DOJ business.
Throughout his confirmation process, Judge Kavanaugh has had 65 meetings with senators -- including with Sen. Feinstein -- sat through over 30 hours of testimony, addressed over 2,000 questions in a public setting and additional questions in a confidential session. Not until the eve of his confirmation has Sen. Feinstein or anyone raised the specter of new' information' about him.
When the President says Russia hoax, he's not talking about Russian meddling, he's been very clear about that. ... The President, when he says Russia hoax, he means the investigation and some others on TV, never under oath, wanting to suggest that somehow Russian meddling in the 2016 election was successful in changing a single vote or indeed the electoral outcome, and we know that.
The Hammonds are multi-generation cattle ranchers in Oregon imprisoned in connection with a fire that leaked onto a small portion of neighboring public grazing land, the evidence at trial regarding the Hammonds ’ responsibility for the fire was conflicting, and the jury acquitted them on most of the charges.
Right now he'd like to see the system get fixed, and that's what he's focused on doing, he's been clear that he has concerns, that there are a number of aspects that he doesn't believe are fair. And China and other countries have used The WTO to their own advantage. We're focused on fixing the system.
To protect our national security, the United States will implement specific investment restrictions and enhanced export controls for Chinese persons and entities related to the acquisition of industrially significant technology, the proposed investment restrictions and enhanced export controls will be announced by June 30, 2018, and they will be implemented shortly thereafter.
I think the President is on solid ground here, that if you work at the pleasure of the President, like we all do here and you have the privilege and the blessing of coming every day to work in this White House on behalf of the nation that we all love, then you want to be competent, you want to be loyal and you ought to be able to reinforce the agenda that prevailed here.
Admiral Jackson has been on the front lines of deadly combat and saved the lives of many others in service to this country, he's served as the physician to three Presidents—Republican and Democrat—and been praised by them all. Admiral Jackson's record of strong, decisive leadership is exactly what's needed at the VA to ensure our veterans receive the benefits they deserve.
I see people go on TV constantly who don't know President Donald Trump at all and say,' President Donald Trump's loyal to no one but President Donald Trump.' That is completely not true, president Donald Trump stands up for people in President Donald Trump inner circle and people President Donald Trump knows when President Donald Trump thinks they're being treated unfairly, and President Donald Trump's done it again and again.
The United States also assesses the regime still has chemicals -- specifically, sarin and chlorine -- that it can use in future attacks and that the regime retains the expertise necessary to develop new weapons. The Syrian military also maintains a variety of chemical-capable munitions -- including grenades, aerial bombs, and improvised munitions -- that The Syrian military can use with little to no warning.
Last year, The President kept The President promise to end the TPP deal negotiated by the Obama administration because it was unfair to American workers and farmers. The President has consistently said The President would be open to a substantially better deal, including in The President speech in Davos earlier this year. To that end, The President has asked Amb. Lighthizer and Director Kudlow to take another look at whether or not a better deal could be negotiated.
Sanders initially said that Porter would not leave immediately. Rob Porter was a key figure in Trump's White House. (AP) Porter, meanwhile, pushed back strongly on the allegations in the press. These outrageous allegations are simply false. I took the photos given to the media nearly 15 years ago and the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described. I have been transparent and truthful about these vile claims, but I will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign, my commitment to public service speaks for itself. I have always put duty to country first and treated others with respect. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have served in the Trump Administration and will seek to ensure a smooth transition when I leave the White House.
People want it -- Republicans and Capitol Hill Democrats. We're going to have tremendous Capitol Hill Democrats support on infrastructure as you know. I could've started with infrastructure -- I actually wanted to save the easy one for the one down the road. So we'll be having that done pretty quickly.
Text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok andLisa Pagein 2016 that were obtained by Fox News on Tuesday refer to then-candidate Donald Trump as a ‘loathsome human’ and ‘an idiot.’ More than 10,000 texts between Strzok and Page were being reviewed by the Justice Department after Strzok was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe after it was revealed that some of them contained anti-Trump content. The messages were sent during the 2016 campaign and contain discussions about various candidates. … House Intelligence Committee investigators have long regarded Strzok as a key figure in the chain of events that began when the bureau, in 2016, received the infamous anti-Trump ‘dossier’ and launched a counterintelligence investigation into Russian meddling in the election that ultimately came to encompass FISA surveillance of a Trump campaign associate.
It’s disappointing that Senator Schumer and Leader Pelosi are refusing to come to the table and discuss urgent issues, the president’s invitation to the Democrat leaders still stands and he encourages them to put aside their pettiness, stop the political grandstanding, show up and get to work. These issues are too important.
Some Republicans are hoping lawmakers will soon wrap up investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that have dragged on for most of the year. But with new details in the probe emerging almost daily, that seems unlikely. Three congressional committees are investigating Russian interference and whether President Donald Trump’s campaign was in any way involved. The panels have obtained thousands of pages of documents from Trump’s campaign and other officials, and have done dozens of interviews. The probes are separate from special counselRobert Mueller’s investigation. Special CounselRobert Mueller can prosecute for criminal activity, while Congress can only lay out findings, publicize any perceived wrongdoing and pass legislation to try to keep problems from happening again. If any committee finds evidence of criminal activity, it must refer the matter to Special CounselRobert Mueller. All three committees have focused on a June 2016 meeting that President Donald Trump campaign officials held in Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer and others.
President Trumphas invited a bipartisan group of moderate House members to the White House on Wednesdayto discuss a host of issues, including tax reform, infrastructure and health care, according to a congressional source familiar with the meeting. The meeting may also include a discussion of the path forward for ‘DREAMers,’ undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, the source said, asking for anonymity to discuss a meeting that had not been publicly announced. Trump last week canceledformer president Obama’spolicy of protecting DREAMersfrom deportation andset a six-month deadline for Congress to pass legislationto preserve their legal status. As of Tuesday morning,four Republican and eight Democratic House members were confirmed for the meeting, including members of the bipartisan ‘Problem Solvers’ caucus and the centrist Democrat Blue Dog Coalition, according to another congressional source familiar with the meeting.
Donald Trump. Donald Trump announced Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as Donald Trump new White House chief of staff on July 28 – effectively ousting Donald Trump. Then-White House chief of staff Reince Priebus attends a breakfast meeting with small business leaders in White House. ( Reuters/Carlos Barria) I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff, Donald Trump tweeted. COMBATIVE EX-TRUMP AIDE EXPECTED TO JOIN Great American NEWS Great American is a Great American and a Great Leader, Donald Trump said. John Kelly has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. John Kelly has been a true star of my Administration. I would like to thank Reince Priebus for John Kelly service and dedication to his country. We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him, he continued. The replacement of Preibus as Anthony Scaramucci. Anthony Scaramucci The announcement of Anthony Scaramucci, 53, as the White House communications director on July 21 set into motion a big shakeup in White House staff, resulting in the resignations of press secretary Sean Spicer and chief of staff Reince Priebus. White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci walks back to the West Wing of White House. ( AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) But Scaramucci Anthony Scaramucci lasted only 10 days in White House. He was reportedlyremoved at the requestof new White House chief of John Kelly. John Kelly was sworn in as chief of staff just hours before Anthony Scaramucci was removed. Steve Bannon Steve Bannon was removed from Steve Bannon Steve Bannon positionasWhite White House chief strategist on Aug. 18. Steve Bannon Steve Bannon, who was a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, takes a phone call outside Trump Tower. ( AP Photo/Kevin Hagen) White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve's last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.
It would also awaken every American to this simple fact: if this scourge has not found you or your family yet, without bold action by everyone, it soon will, you, Mr. President, are the only person who can bring this type of intensity to the emergency, and we believe you have the will to do so and to do so immediately.
Russia’s... behavior in our election and in Europe demands that we have strong, statutory sanctions enacted as soon as possible, i am concerned by changes( to the The Senate bill) insisted upon by Republicans that give the GOP leadership the sole power to originate actions in The White House to prevent the Trump Administration from rolling back sanctions. The California Democrat suggested her party supports tougher sanctions on North Korea that The White House has already passed, but that putting them in the large bill could result in procedural delays in The Senate. Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Saturday that he would have preferred The White House adopt the upper chamber’s bill but welcomed the effort.
The refrain that we hear frequently from Republicans is that the federal government merely enforce the law that's on the books, if that isn't just them bluffing or trying to distract from the actual issue, them they should surely support additional resources being dedicated to enforcing that law that is already on the books.
Found on CNN 6 years ago
Refusing to evacuate to the rear despite his severe wounds, he directed the operation of his lone field piece continuing to fire in the face of the enemy, with the rebels within 100 yards of his position, Cushing was shot and killed during this heroic stand. His actions made it possible for the Union Army to successfully repulse the Confederate assault.
We are encouraged by the declining number of new Ebola cases in West Africa, but remain concerned about a recent increase in cases in Guinea, and an inability to further reduce case counts in Sierra Leone, moreover, given that a single case can lead to flare-ups of the virus, we must not lose focus.
The 529 provision is a very small component of the President's overall plan to deliver $50 billion in education tax cuts for middle class families, we proposed it because we thought it was a sensible approach, part of consolidating six programs to two and expanding and better targeting education tax relief for the middle class.
The bill's requirements could force agencies to make decisions based on incomplete information or information that may not be available, including potential environmental and community impacts of the proposed pipelines, within the stringent deadlines, and to deny applications that otherwise would have been approved, but for lack of sufficient review time.
Judge Howell's decision today confirms what the Department of Justice and scholars throughout the country have been saying all along: the president's executive actions on immigration are lawful, the Supreme Court and Congress have made clear that federal officials can set priorities in enforcing our immigration laws, and the actions announced by the president are consistent with those taken by administrations of both parties for the last half century.
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