President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Irish-American Heritage Month

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
March 01, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Irish-American Heritage Month

IRISH-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2017

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Irish Americans have made an indelible mark on the United States.  From Dublin, California, to Limerick, Maine, from Emerald Isle, North Carolina, to Shamrock, Texas, we are reminded of the more than 35 million Americans of Irish descent who contribute every day to all facets of life in the United States.  Over generations, millions of Irish have crossed the ocean in search of the American Dream, and their contributions continue to enrich our country today.

From our four Irish-born Founding Fathers to Thomas Francis Meagher, the Irish revolutionary who became an American hero after leading the Irish Brigade during the Civil War, Irish immigrants have shaped our history in enduring ways.  Throughout the centuries, hard-working Irish Americans have contributed to America’s innovation and prosperity — tilling the farms of Appalachia, working the looms of New England textile mills, and building transcontinental railroads — often overcoming poverty and discrimination and inspiring Americans from all walks of life with their indomitable and entrepreneurial spirit in the process.  From these early beginnings rose generations of Irish Americans who continue to lead our cities, drive our economy, and protect and defend the land they embrace as their own. Continue reading “President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Irish-American Heritage Month”

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Women’s History Month

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
March 01, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Women’s History Month

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, 2017

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

We are proud of our Nation’s achievements in promoting women’s full participation in all aspects of American life and are resolute in our commitment to supporting women’s continued advancement in America and around the world.

America honors the celebrated women pioneers and leaders in our history, as well as those unsung women heroes of our daily lives.  We honor those outstanding women, whose contributions to our Nation’s life, culture, history, economy, and families have shaped us and helped us fulfill America’s promise.

We cherish the incredible accomplishments of early American women, who helped found our Nation and explore the great western frontier.  Women have been steadfast throughout our battles to end slavery, as well as our battles abroad.  And American women fought for the civil rights of women and others in the suffrage and civil rights movements.  Millions of bold, fearless women have succeeded as entrepreneurs and in the workplace, all the while remaining the backbone of our families, our communities, and our country. Continue reading “President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Women’s History Month”

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Republican Congressional Leaders

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
March 01, 2017

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Republican Congressional Leaders

President Donald J. Trump welcomed Republican Congressional leaders to the Roosevelt Room today to continue their close working relationship.

The Congressional leaders praised the President for delivering a powerful address in the House Chamber last night, and said the momentum it has created could be a catalyst for producing extraordinary change for the American people.

The President expressed his appreciation for the “special group of leaders” before hosting a discussion about working closely together to advance a legislative agenda that puts the interests of the American people first. Continue reading “Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Republican Congressional Leaders”

President Donald J. Trump Signs H.R. 255, H.R. 321 and H.J.Res. 40

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 28, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Signs H.R. 255, H.R. 321 and H.J.Res. 40

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, the President signed into law:

H.R. 255, which encourages the National Science Foundation to recruit and support women to expand their focus into the commercial world in its entrepreneurial programs;

H.R. 321, which requires the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to encourage women and girls to:  (1) study science, technology, engineering and mathematics; (2) pursue careers in aerospace; and (3) further the Nation’s space exploration efforts; and

H.J.Res. 40, which nullifies the Social Security Administration’s rule implementing the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.

Remarks by President Trump at Signing of H.J. Resolution 41

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 14, 2017

Remarks by President Trump at Signing of H.J. Resolution 41

Oval Office

2:18 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  This is a big signing, a very important signing.  And this is H.J. Resolution 41, disapproving the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rule on disclosure of payments by resource extraction issuers.  It’s a big deal.  And I want to thank Speaker Paul Ryan for being here.  He’s been tremendous.  Jeb Hensarling very, very important and really worked hard.  Representative Bill Huizenga and all of the friends — Peter — all of my friends are up here.  And we really appreciate it.

This is one of many that we’ve signed, and we have many more left.  And we’re bringing back jobs big league, we’re bringing them back at the plant level; we’ve bringing them back at the mine level.  The energy jobs are coming back.  And it’s — you see what’s going on with the stock market.  They know that we know what we’re doing, so it’s going up.

So I think what I’m going to do, if I might, can I ask you to say a few words?

REPRESENTATIVE HUIZENGA:  My pleasure, Mr. President.

THE PRESIDENT:  Bill Huizenga.

**:  So this is the first CRA that has been signed by the President.  I’m very pleased to be the author of House Joint Resolution 41.  Over 20 years, there’s been 56,000 rules that have been put in place with very little legislative input or oversight, and it’s time that changed.  And I’m very thankful to the President, the Speaker, our Chairman Hensarling for being able to make this happen.  And we think this is a good first step.  So I’m very pleased.  Thank you.

THE PRESIDENT:  I’ll sign it — we may have to give him the pen.  Congratulations.  Great job.  You’ve done a fantastic job.

(The President signs H.J. Resolution 41.)

THE PRESIDENT:  A lot of people going back to work now.   He’s working on Obamacare — it’s going to be very soon.  Right?

SPEAKER RYAN: Yes.

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you all very much.

Background Press Call on Prime Minister Abe’s Visit to the White House

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 09, 2017
Background Press Call on Prime Minister Abe’s Visit to the White House
BACKGROUND PRESS CALL
BY SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS

ON PRIME MINISTER ABE’S VISIT TO THE WHITE HOUSE

Via Telephone

12:04 P.M. EST

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Hi.  Today’s briefing will be on background.  You may quote the official as a senior administration official.  With that, I will turn it over to our senior administration official.

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Great.  Thanks, and hi, everyone.  So just before we get started with Q and A, I’ll just say a couple words.  I think that in the first few weeks of the Trump administration, you can see the importance that President Trump has placed on our alliances in the Asia Pacific.  Alliances, in his view, are central to our security and prosperity.  At the end of the day, America is great because of our alliances, and the U.S. recognizes that we have tremendous interests across the region.  The President has already spoken to several of his counterparts across the region, including Japan and Korea, Australia and New Zealand.   Continue reading “Background Press Call on Prime Minister Abe’s Visit to the White House”

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 2/7/2017

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 07, 2017

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 2/7/2017, #9

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

1:42 P.M. EST

MR. SPICER:  Good afternoon.  Just before I came up, I wanted to let you all know that we’re monitoring the severe weather that’s going through Louisiana at this time.  The President is aware of the situation and is going to be reaching out to local and state officials throughout the day.

Also, yesterday evening, the President concurred with the FEMA Administrator’s recommendation to approve Governor Bryant’s request to add public assistance to the previously issued major disaster declaration in Mississippi.  Per the Governor’s request, public assistance will be added for three counties — Forrest, Lamar, and Perry.

Yesterday, the President had an amazing day at MacDill Air Force Base, where he met with leaders of both Special Operations Command and Central Command, and then had lunch with enlisted servicemembers thanking them for their service and hearing the ideas that were on their mind. Continue reading “Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 2/7/2017”

Radio Interview of President Trump by Jim Gray, Westwood One Sports Radio

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 05, 2017

Radio Interview of President Trump by Jim Gray, Westwood One Sports Radio

Via Telephone

Q    We’re very pleased to be joined by the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.  This is an interview about the Super Bowl and issues important to sports fans.  We will get to the news of the day shortly.  Mr. President, how are you today?

THE PRESIDENT:  I’m very good, thank you, Jim.

Mr. President, you sit with Bob Kraft, you communicate with Bill Belichick, Tom Brady is a friend — can we take that from your personal relationships that you’re rooting for the Patriots today? Continue reading “Radio Interview of President Trump by Jim Gray, Westwood One Sports Radio”

Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Bill English of New Zealand

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 05, 2017

Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Bill English of New Zealand

President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Bill English of New Zealand spoke on the telephone today.  The two leaders affirmed the close friendship and bilateral partnership between the United States and New Zealand. The two leaders discussed regional issues, including challenges to regional peace and security, and the President affirmed to the Prime Minister the U.S. commitment to strong and active engagement in Asia. President Trump expressed appreciation for New Zealand’s significant contributions to international peace and security concerns.

Readout of the President’s Call with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 05, 2017

Readout of the President’s Call with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the United States’ strong support for NATO.  The leaders discussed how to encourage all NATO allies to meet their defense spending commitments.  Additionally, the parties discussed the potential for a peaceful resolution of the conflict along the Ukrainian border.  The parties agreed to continue close coordination and cooperation to address the full range of security challenges facing NATO.  President Trump agreed to join in a meeting of NATO leaders in Europe in late May.