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Statement by the Press Secretary on North Korea’s Missile Test

The Administration is aware of the most recent North Korean missile test.  The President has been briefed. ...
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President Donald J. Trump to Open Up America’s Energy Potential

“I am going to lift the restrictions on American energy, and allow this wealth to pour into our communities.” – Donald J. Trump AMERICA’S ENERGY RESOURCES ARE LOCKED AWAY: Under the previous administrations, America’s offshore resources were blocked from responsible development. Ninety-four percent of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf’s (OCS’s) 1.7 billion acres are either off-limits to or not considered for oil and gas explor...

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Sean Spicer en route Atlanta, GA, 4/28/2017

Aboard Air Force One En Route Atlanta, Georgia 1:09 P.M. EDT MR. SPICER:  Good morning.  The President is going to be speaking later, so I'll try to keep this short and let his words carry the day. Before we left, the President signed an executive order on offshore energy development.  I know the President made a statement on this order.  And during the signing ceremony, Secretary Zinke gave you a little detail during that briefing ...

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Sean Spicer en route Atlanta, GA, 4/28/2017

Aboard Air Force One En Route Atlanta, Georgia 1:09 P.M. EDT MR. SPICER:  Good morning.  The President is going to be speaking later, so I'll try to keep this short and let his words carry the day. Before we left, the President signed an executive order on offshore energy development.  I know the President made a statement on this order.  And during the signing ceremony, Secretary Zinke gave you a little detail during that briefing ...

Remarks by Vice President Pence at Swearing-In Ceremony for Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta

Vice President’s Ceremonial Office 11:55 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  On behalf of the President of the United States, it is my honor to welcome you all today to the Office of the Vice President here at the White House complex for a very important moment in the life of this administration and in our national life, as I administer the oath of office to the 27th Secretary of Labor for the United States of America, Alexander Acosta.  (Applause.)   W...

Presidential Executive Order Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy

EXECUTIVE ORDER - – - – - – - IMPLEMENTING AN AMERICA-FIRST OFFSHORE ENERGY STRATEGY By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, 43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq., and in order to maintain global leadership in energy innovation, exploration, and production, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Findings.  America must p...

Five Nominations Sent to the Senate

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE: David Bernhardt, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior, vice Michael L. Connor. Ryan Dean Newman, of New Mexico, to be General Counsel of the Department of the Army, vice Alissa M. Starzak. Pamela Hughes Patenaude, of New Hampshire, to be Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, vice Nani A. Coloretti. Mira Radielovic Ricardel, of California, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Adm...

Remarks by President Trump at Signing of Executive Order on an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy

Roosevelt Room 11:04 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Mike Pence — a really wonderful guy, and my great friend, and a truly great Vice President.  He will go down as a truly great Vice President.   Many thanks to Secretaries Wilbur Ross and Ryan Zinke.  Very proud of the job they're doing.  We're also pleased to welcome many members of Congress and energy industry leaders to the White House.  And I want to ...

President Trump’s 100 Days of Security and Safety

“We’re going to make our country safe again. And we are going to make our country great again” – President Donald J. Trump PUTTING AMERICA FIRST, PROTECTING NATIONAL SECURITY: President Donald J. Trump’s top priority is the security of the American people and the American homeland. President Trump has prioritized rebuilding and empowering the military to restore national security. During his first 100 days, the ...

Remarks by President Trump at Signing of Executive Order on Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection

Department of Veterans Affairs Washington, D.C.  4:44 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  And, Mike, you’ve been so magnificent as our Vice President that we very much appreciate it.  Thank you very much.   I’m pleased to be here.  And we're joined by so many members of Congress.  It's been really a fantastic period of time for me. And I'm honored also to be at the Department o...

President Donald J. Trump Stands up for American-Made Aluminum

AMERICA’S ALUMINUM INDUSTRY IN TROUBLE: While American manufacturing of aluminum suffers and shuts down, foreign imports continue to pour into our country. In 2016, aluminum imports into the United States increased by 18 percent while American production fell by 47 percent. Of the eight aluminum smelters based in the United States at the beginning of 2016, seven have either shutdown, reduced production, or are idled. From 2012 to 20...

Daily Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer — #42

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room  1:30 P.M. EDT MR. SPICER:  Good afternoon.  It's a little bit of different room than this morning.  I'm sure you all know that I was up here earlier this morning, off camera, with some of your kids.  It was a pleasure to be able to share a little bit of the White House experience with them, and I hope they enjoyed it.  I think some of you have trained them very well.  I hope they enjoyed their...

Joint Statement from President Donald J. Trump and President Mauricio Macri

President Donald J. Trump hosted President Mauricio Macri of Argentina today to discuss ways to deepen the close partnership between the United States and Argentina.  President Trump welcomed Argentina’s growing leadership role on the world stage and the political and economic reforms recently implemented by the Argentine Government, which have improved the environment for investment, trade, and long term economic development.  President Trump offered his support to President Ma...

ICYMI: WSJ Praise For Trump Tax Reform Plan

“Mr. Trump’s modernization would be a huge improvement on the current tax code that would give the economy a big lift, especially on the corporate side.” Trump’s Tax Principles The Wall Street Journal Editorial The White House rolled out its tax principles on Tuesday, investing new energy in the first serious reform debate in 30 years.  … [P]resident Trump’s outline resembles the supply-side...

President Trump’s 100 Days of Accountability

“Our moral duty to the taxpayer requires us to make our Government leaner and more accountable.” – President Donald J. Trump A GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: For too long the Washington swamp worked to serve itself, but President Donald J. Trump is reforming the Government to serve the American people. President Trump implemented tough ethical standards to ensure his Administration works for the Ameri...

Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with President Macri of Argentina

  Oval Office 11:32 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  First time in the Oval Office for the President and Mrs. Macri.  And it's a great, great honor to have them here.  He's been my friend for many years.  We've known each other for long, prior to politics.  And who would have thought this was going to happen – PRESIDENT MACRI:  Nobody. PRESIDENT TRUMP:  – for both of us.  But he is...

Press Briefing by Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin on Executive Order Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protections

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 6:18 P.M. EDT SECRETARY SHULKIN:  Hi, everybody.  this is my first briefing, so I’m glad to see you all.  Tomorrow, the President is going to be coming over to VA in the afternoon and is going to be signing an executive order that is entitled “Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection.” As you know, accountability is an important issue to us at VA and something that we’re focusing on to make sur...

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Peña Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada

Late this afternoon, President Donald J. Trump spoke with both President Peña Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada. Both conversations were pleasant and productive. President Trump agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time and the leaders agreed to proceed swiftly, according to their required internal procedures, to enable the renegotiation of the NAFTA deal to the benefit of all three countries. President Trump said, “it is my privilege to bring NAFTA up to date through...

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

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...

Remarks by President Trump at Signing of Executive Order on Federalism Education

Roosevelt Room 2:41 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Well, good afternoon.  It’s my great honor, on behalf of the President and the First Lady, to welcome you all to the White House.  This is a distinguished group of American leaders, governors and members of Congress, and members of our Cabinet, and we’re grateful to have you all here.  You know, for nearly 100 days, President Trump has been delivering on the promises that he made to the Amer...