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Remarks by the Vice President on Healthcare, Cleveland OH

Tendon Manufacturing  Cleveland, Ohio 5:09 P.M. EDT   THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Ohio!  (Applause.)    It is great to be back in the Buckeye State.  It truly is.  And before I get started, allow me to bring greetings from a friend of mine, a man the people of Ohio voted overwhelmingly to send to the Oval Office, the 45th President of the United States of America — President Donald Trump.  (Applau...
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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 e...

Press Gaggle by Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tom Homan, U.S. Attorney for the State of Utah John Huber, and Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:36 P.M. EDT MS. SANDERS:  Good afternoon.  First off, before we get started, I want bring up Tom Homan, the Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and John Huber, the United States Attorney from Utah, to tell you about two upcoming pieces of immigration legislation that will be voted on in the House later this week.  And after they finish, as always, I will come back and take some more questions.   ...

Remarks by President Trump During Meeting with Immigration Crime Victims

Cabinet Room 3:07 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Good to have you all.  Hello, Chairman.  Great man, right here.  Might be another one right there.  We have some good ones.  We had a wonderful meeting on healthcare, yesterday, you probably know about, and so we're moving along.  Hello, Thomas. Thank you very much for being here to discuss two crucial votes taking place in Congress tomorrow on vital safety and national security leg...

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity

This morning, Vice President Mike Pence held an organizational call with members of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. The Vice President reiterated President Trump’s charge to the commission with producing a set of recommendations to increase the American people's confidence in the integrity of our election systems. “The integrity of the vote is a foundation of our democracy; this bipartisan commission will review ways to strengthen that integ...

Remarks by President Trump and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry at Tribal, State, and Local Energy Roundtable

Roosevelt Room 11:41 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you all for being here.  Very much appreciated.  We welcome you to the White House.  Have you all been to the White House before?  Have you been here before?  Q    Yes. THE PRESIDENT:  That’s good.  Well you guys have been — most people say no.  I’m very impressed with that count. I’m thrilled to be joined by Governor Paul LePage...

HHS Secretary Price: “ObamaCare’s Victims Need Relief Now”

“As of this week, 49 counties across the country do not have a single insurer offering plans on the exchanges next year. This year more than 1,000 counties had only one insurer in the ObamaCare market, meaning millions of Americans had no meaningful choice. Meanwhile, the insurers that did stay in the market increased premiums for their midlevel plans by an average of 25%.” ObamaCare’s Victims Need Relief Now By Tom Price Wall Street Jo...

Statement from the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Visit to France on Bastille Day

President Donald J. Trump has accepted French President Emmanuel Macron’s invitation to visit France on Bastille Day.  President Trump looks forward to reaffirming America’s strong ties of friendship with France, to celebrating this important day with the French people, and to commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I.  The two leaders will further build on the strong counter-terrorism cooperation and economic partnership between the two countri...

President Donald J. Trump Signs S. 1083 into Law

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, the President signed into law: S. 1083, which allows the Merit Systems Protection Board to act upon a request from the Office of Special Counsel to extend a stay of a personnel action during a period when the Board lacks a quorum. ...

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Phone Call with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of Ireland

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to congratulate him on his new role as the prime minister of Ireland. President Trump underscored the importance of the United States-Ireland relationship and invited Taoiseach Varadkar to participate in the traditional White House St. Patrick’s Day celebration in March 2018. ...

Press Briefing by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 2:31 P.M. EDT MS. SANDERS:  Good afternoon.  Nice crowd.  I know everybody is excited about Energy Week; we certainly are here at the White House.  And that's why we've got Secretary of Energy Rick Perry here to talk to you about what the President and others in the administration are doing all this week to emphasize our commitment to American energy dominance, and he'll take some of your questions after...

Remarks by President Trump at a Meeting with Republican Senators

East Room 4:08 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, I thought I'd ask you folks to come say hello, and we'll discuss healthcare.  We have really no choice but to solve this situation.  Obamacare is a total disaster.   It's melting down as we speak.  Rates are going up.  In fact, it's very interesting, Lisa, that you're sitting next to me because, in Alaska, it was 206 percent — a 206 percent increase in Alaska...

H.R. 3003 – No Sanctuary for Criminals Act

June 27, 2017 (House) STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY H.R. 3003 – No Sanctuary for Criminals Act Rep. Goodlatte, R-VA, and nine cosponsors) The Administration strongly supports House passage of H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act. This bill would ensure that American taxpayers are not subsidizing States and...

H.R. 3004 – Kate’s Law

June 27, 2017 (House)   STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY H.R. 3004 – Kate’s Law (Rep. Goodlatte, R-VA, and 11 cosponsors) The Administration strongly supports H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law. This bill commemorates Kate Steinle, the 32-year-old woman who was shot and killed two years ago in San Francisco as she...

President Donald J. Trump Unleashes America’s Energy Potential

“Together, we are going to start a new energy revolution — one that celebrates American production on American soil.” – President Donald J. Trump ACHIEVING AMERICAN ENERGY DOMINANCE: President Donald J. Trump has taken action in his first five months to remove unnecessary and burdensome roadblocks that would have prevented the United States from achieving energy dominance. President Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord....

Remarks by the Vice President to the US-India Business Council

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium Washington, D.C. 11:00 A.M. EDT   THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Chairman Chambers, President Aghi, Ambassador Sarna, Ambassador Roemer, distinguished Members of Congress who joint us here today.  It is an honor to join you for the 42nd Annual Leadership Summit of the U.S.-India Business Council.  Give yourselves a round of applause.  This is a great, great annual event.  (Applause.)   ...

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on National HIV Testing Day

Today, on National HIV Testing Day, we encourage people to take the first step – discovery – in fighting the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the virus that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).  HIV has been one of the world’s most significant health challenges since it was first identified 35 years ago.  Greater awareness through testing is crucial in defeating HIV and AIDS.  Thankfully, because of progress in testing and treatment, we have never been c...

Perry, Zinke and Pruitt: “Paving the path to U.S. energy dominance”

“This is a truly amazing moment in the energy sector, and President Trump is seeking to capitalize on the opportunity for the betterment of the American economy and our citizens. For the first time in four decades, the energy story in the United States is about becoming an energy exporter and no longer about peak resources or being beholden to foreign powers.” Paving the path to U.S. energy dominance By Rick Perry, Ryan Zinke an...

President Donald J. Trump Approves Nebraska Disaster Declaration

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Nebraska and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm and straight-line winds during the period of April 29 to May 3, 2017. Federal funding is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or rep...

Fact Sheet: The United States and India — Prosperity Through Partnership

President Donald Trump hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on June 26, 2017. The visit reinforced the close ties between the United States and India that have strengthened both great democracies. Highlights of this cooperation include: Global Partners on Defense and Security Major Defense Partner. The United States remains a reliable provider of advanced defense articles in support of India’s military modernizat...