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”

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as American Red Cross Month

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

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as American Red Cross Month

AMERICAN RED CROSS MONTH, 2017

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

For more than 135 years, the American Red Cross has stepped into the breach, providing shelter, food, and emotional support to victims of natural disaster, war, conflict, and unexpected hardship.  Today, the Red Cross is responsible for a remarkable 40 percent of our Nation’s blood supply, teaches life-saving techniques to volunteer citizen-rescuers, and leads the world in international humanitarian aid.  The Red Cross has proudly and ardently supported our military, our veterans, and their families for more than a century, delivering over 352,000 services to members of the military and veterans each year.

The American Red Cross is a miracle-working organization, rooted in the legacy of its gallant founder, Clara Barton, who tore down every convention at the time regarding women in battle, giving history one of the most incredible examples of courage and devotion to duty that it has ever known.  Her tremendous legacy lives on through the Red Cross’s assistance to hundreds of thousands of Americans affected by disasters each year.  In 2016, volunteers responded to 180 significant incidents, including wildfires, storms, flooding, Hurricane Matthew, and other emergencies at all times of the day and night.  They opened nearly 800 emergency shelters, served more than 4.1 million meals and snacks, and distributed more than 2.1 million relief items.  Last year, the Red Cross helped 79,000 families recover from home fires that left them with no place to go. Continue reading “President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as American Red Cross Month”

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.

Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, 2-17-17

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 17, 2017

Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders En Route West Palm Beach, Florida
Aboard Air Force One
En Route West Palm Beach, Florida

3:16 P.M. EST

MS. SANDERS:  I’ll read a little bit, give you guys a quick update.  Clearly, I’m not Sean, but hopefully you guys will treat me just as nicely as you do him every week.

First, I’d like to say the President was pleased to see that the EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, was confirmed by the Senate today.  Administrator Pruitt will be essential in the President’s plan to restore the EPA’s essential mission of keeping our air and water clean and safe.  In this administration, the EPA will no longer spend unnecessary taxpayer dollars on an out-of-control, anti-energy agenda.  The President is glad to finally have him officially onboard.

As you know, we just came from Boeing, where the President talked jobs with company executives and celebrated the rollout of the amazing 787-10 Dreamliner.  That airplane is an incredible example of what American ingenuity and initiative can create.  President Trump is committed to unleashing U.S. businesses so that we can create, imagine, inventive — and building in this country again. Continue reading “Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, 2-17-17”

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.

Joint Statement from President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 13, 2017

Joint Statement from President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held their first official meeting today in Washington, D.C. and affirmed their longstanding commitment to close cooperation in addressing both the challenges facing our two countries and problems around the world.

No two countries share deeper or broader relations than Canada and the United States.  We are bound together by our history, our values, our economy, our environment, and our resolve to improve the lives of our citizens.  Our close relationship and ongoing collaboration allow us to successfully meet any challenges we may face over the coming years, and to build a prosperous future for the people of both countries. Continue reading “Joint Statement from President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau”

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Abe of Japan in Joint Press Conference

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 10, 2017

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Abe of Japan in Joint Press Conference

East Room

1:08 P.M. EST

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  Prime Minister Abe, on behalf of the American people, I welcome you to the very famous White House.  You honor us with your presence.  This is one of our earliest visits from a foreign leader, and I am truly glad that it could be from such an important and steadfast ally.

The bond between our two nations, and the friendship between our two peoples, runs very, very deep.  This administration is committed to bringing those ties even closer.  We are committed to the security of Japan and all areas under its administrative control, and to further strengthening our very crucial alliance.

The U.S.-Japan alliance is the cornerstone of peace and stability in the Pacific region.  It is important that both Japan and the United States continue to invest very heavily in the alliance to build up our defense and our defensive capabilities, which, under our mutual leadership, will become stronger and stronger, and, as time goes by, ultimately they will be impenetrable.

We face numerous challenges, and bilateral cooperation is essential.  Our country is committed to being an active and fully engaged partner.  We will work together to promote our shared interests, of which we have many in the region, including freedom from navigation and of navigation, and defending against the North Korean missile and nuclear threat, both of which I consider a very, very high priority.  Continue reading “Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Abe of Japan in Joint Press Conference”

Remarks by President Trump Before SCOTUS Listening Session

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 09, 2017

Remarks by President Trump Before SCOTUS Listening Session

Roosevelt Room

12:41 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you all for coming.  We had a couple of great meetings this morning — the airline industry, we’re going to get that one going.  They’ve got a lot of problems but it’s going to be good.  We just had talks with Qatar and a couple of countries — Afghanistan.  I would say that that’s a tough situation but we’ll do something about it.  We’ll be having some — we’ll be giving you some pretty — information — pretty good information soon.  We’re going to have some good, big conversations with other world leaders over the next few hours.  A lot of things happening, a lot of positive things.

I want to start by thanking Senator Manchin for having the courage to vote for somebody that’s really very outstanding, really outstanding — as good as they’ve seen in a long time.  Nominating the justice to the Supreme Court, a justice, has always been considered one of the very important things that a President can do.

I guess I’m looking very much at defense and we’re negotiating a lot of contracts with airlines and a lot of other people, but when you get right down to it, the F-35 Fighter is very important and all of the things we’re doing are very important.  But I’ve always considered, and I guess a lot of people have, the Supreme Court nominees to be right up there — right up there.  We’ll take defense, number one, I think, Senator, we have to go with defense of our country, number one.  And right after that, I suspect it’s going to be Supreme Court justices.   Continue reading “Remarks by President Trump Before SCOTUS Listening Session”

Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with the Aviation Industry

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 09, 2017

Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with the Aviation Industry

State Dining Room

9:47 A.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you for being here.  Nothing like having meetings in the White House.  Good place.  Good place for meetings.  Good place for a lot of things.  People don’t realize I inherited a mess.  A big mess.  I think they know.  I think they understand.

Well, thank you all.  I know so many of you through reading and through business magazines, and you’ve done an amazing job.  And I want to congratulate you.  I know you’re under pressure from a lot of foreign elements and foreign carriers.  I’ve been hearing that a little bit.  At the same time, we want to make life good for them also.  They come with big investments — in many cases, those investments are made by their governments.  But they are still big investments.

I’m thrilled to welcome the leaders of the airline industry to the White House.  Your industry supports over 10 million well-paying U.S. jobs and creates almost $1 trillion in economic activity, which is really big stuff, really amazing.

Last year, our airlines moved approximately 2 million people each day in our country, which is an incredible number of people.  And they move them well — despite the bad equipment that the airports give you in many cases, because they can’t get approvals, and we had regulatory morass that’s a disaster. Continue reading “Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with the Aviation Industry”