Category: US Politics and Govt

H.Res.414

12:04 am Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3003) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify provisions relating to assistance by States, and political subdivision of States, in the enforcement of Federal immigration laws, and for other purposes. (06/28/2017 legislative day)read more »

H.R.1215

12:04 am Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017 (06/28/2017 legislative day)read more »

H.R.1500

12:04 am Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Robert Emmet Park Act of 2017 (06/28/2017 legislative day)read more »

The Leader's Daily Schedule - 6/29/17

28 Jun 19:45 | US Politics and Govt

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The Leader's Daily Schedule - 6/29/17

28 Jun 19:41 | US Politics and Govt

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Remarks by the Vice President on Healthcare, Cleveland OH

28 Jun 18:53 | US Politics and Govt

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.  (Applause.)    The President sent me here today to say thank you.  Thank you to all the good people of Ohio for your unwavering support.  And I want to promise you, you got exactly what you voted for.  You elected a fighter.  You elected a winner, and I promise you President Donald Trump will never stop fighting for the issues that matter most to the American people -- good jobs, safe streets, and a boundless American future.  (Appread more »

Remarks by President Trump During Meeting with Immigration Crime Victims

28 Jun 17:08 | World

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 legislation.   We're joined by the Chairman of the House Judiciary, Bob Goodlatte, a friend of mine for a long time.  Bob is one of the most skilled legislators in Congress -- and you didn't even tell me to say that, Bob, right -- (laughter) -- and he's worked with law enforcement to write a series of critical immigration bills that will close the dangerous loopholes exploited by criminals, gang members, drug dealers, killers, terroriread more »

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

28 Jun 17:07 | World

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.   Thanks, guys.  DIRECTOR HOMAN:  Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.  My name is Tom Homan, and I’m the Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  I’m at the White House today to participate in a roundtable discussion with President Trump and other important stakeholders, including families of victims who have been killed by illegal aliens.   ICE’s new Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement, otherwisread more »

Help Remains After Disaster Recovery Centers Close in Osage, Pulaski and Reynolds Counties

28 Jun 16:38 | U.S. News

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FEMA Provides Federal Funds to Help Fight South Wenas Fire

28 Jun 16:36 | U.S. News

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

28 Jun 16:22 | US Politics and Govt

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 integrity in order to protect and preserve the principle of one person, one vote,” the Vice President told commission members today. The commission set July 19 as its first meeting, which will take place in Washington, D.C. Vice Chair of the Commission and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach told members a letter will be sent today to the 50 states and District of Columbia on behalf of the Commission requesting publicly-available data from state voter rolls and feedback on howread more »

Press Releases: Remarks With United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Before Their Meeting

28 Jun 14:33 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Ben Franklin Room Washington, DC June 28, 2017 read more »

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

28 Jun 12:56 | US Politics and Govt

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, Kim Reynolds, Pete Ricketts and Bill Walker, along with state and tribal leaders from around our great country.  I’d also like to thank Secretary Perry and EPA Administrator Pruitt -- both here also -- for their work to help the United States achieve true energy dominance.  And that’s what’s happening.  We’ve made so much progress with respect to energy just in the last four months.  It’s been an incredible journey, I will tell you.  We’ve learned read more »

President Donald J. Trump Taking Action Against Illegal Immigration

28 Jun 12:55 | US Politics and Govt

We are protecting the freedoms of law-abiding Americans, and we are going after the criminal gangs and cartels that prey on our innocent citizens.” – President Donald J. Trump TAKING ACTION TO COMBAT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: For too long, politicians across the country have failed to enforce the immigration laws already on the books. Just months in office, President Donald J. Trump is keeping his promises to the American people and taking action to enforce our country’s immigration laws. President Trump’s policies have already had an impact, with 64 percent fewer apprehensions and inadmissible entries at the southwest border compared to the same time last year. In the first 100 days after President Trump signed Executive Orders on immigration enforcement, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has seen nearly 40 percent more Enforcement and Removal Operatiread more »

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

28 Jun 12:22 | US Politics and Govt

“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 Journal June 28, 2017 America faces an urgent crisis in its health-care system. Costs are skyrocketing and choices are disappearing on the individual and small-group markets. Many people now confront the real challenge of having no choice in their health coverage. One of them is Doug Lake, an Iowa radiologist who came to the White House last week to share his story. His daughter, who suffers from a rare cardiac condition, is covered by an insurer that planread more »

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

28 Jun 11:48 | US Politics and Govt

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 countries, and they will discuss many other issues of mutual concern. read more »

Escape to the Lake

28 Jun 10:46 | US Politics and Govt

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SEC Charges Oil and Gas Company and Top Finance Executives with Accounting Fraud

28 Jun 10:45 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Canadian-based oil and gas company and three of its former top finance executives for their roles in an extensive, multi-year accounting fraud. The SEC's complaint alleges that Penn West Petroleum Ltd., which has since been renamed Obsidian Energy Ltd., fraudulently moved hundreds of millions of dollars in expenses from operating expense accounts to capital expenditure accounts. This alleged fraudulent movement caused Penn West to artificially reduce its operating costs by as much as 20 percent in certain periods, which falsely improved reported metrics for oil extraction efficiency and profitability. Penn West was one of Canada's largest oil producers at the time. According to the SEC's complaint, the fraud was orchestrated by the company's former CFO Todd Takeyasu, former vice president of accounting and reporting Jeffery Curran, and former operations controller Waldemar Grab. The SEC alleges that they manipularead more »

Missouri Policyholders Receive $38 Million in Flood Payments

28 Jun 10:37 | U.S. News

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Help Remains After Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Newton County

28 Jun 08:38 | U.S. News

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Help Remains After Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Ripley County

28 Jun 08:38 | U.S. News

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H.Res.351

27 Jun 23:34 | US Politics and Govt

Condemning the violence and persecution in Chechnya. (06/27/2017 legislative day)read more »

H.Res.397

27 Jun 23:34 | US Politics and Govt

Solemnly reaffirming the commitment of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's principle of collective defense as enumerated in Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty. (06/27/2017 legislative day)read more »

H.R.1073

27 Jun 23:34 | US Politics and Govt

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and for other purposes. (06/27/2017 legislative day)read more »

H.R.1500

27 Jun 23:34 | US Politics and Govt

Robert Emmet Park Act of 2017 (06/27/2017 legislative day)read more »

H.R.1135

27 Jun 23:34 | US Politics and Govt

To reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program. (06/27/2017 legislative day)read more »

H.R.220

27 Jun 23:34 | US Politics and Govt

To authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project, and for other purposes. (06/27/2017 legislative day)read more »

H.Res.382

27 Jun 23:34 | US Politics and Govt

Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1215) to improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system. (06/27/2017 legislative day)read more »

H.R.1967

27 Jun 23:34 | US Politics and Govt

Bureau of Reclamation Pumped Storage Hydropower Development Act (06/27/2017 legislative day)read more »

H.R.497

27 Jun 23:34 | US Politics and Govt

Santa Ana River Wash Plan Land Exchange Act (06/27/2017 legislative day)read more »

Press Releases: Secretary Tillerson Meeting with Kuwaiti Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Sabah

27 Jun 20:06 | US Politics and Govt

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 27, 2017 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Today Secretary Tillerson met with Kuwaiti Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Sabah. The Secretary reaffirmed his strong support for Kuwait’s efforts to mediate the dispute between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt. During the meeting the leaders reaffirmed the need for all pread more »

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts

27 Jun 20:05 | US Politics and Govt

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Luis E. Arreaga of Virginia to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Guatemala. Luis E. Arreaga, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, has served as an American diplomat since 1981. He is currently the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs at the Department of State. A former Ambassador, Deputy Chief of Mission, Consul General and senior official at the State Department, Mr. Arreaga possesses cultural and linguistic fluency in the region as well as extensive leadership and interagency management expertise. He has served at eight U.S. Missions overseas and in senior leadership positions at the Department of State. Mr. Arreaga earned a PhD, MS and BA at tread more »

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day

27 Jun 19:16 | US Politics and Govt

On Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day, our Nation recognizes those who have been affected by PTSD and commits to improving treatment options.   An estimated 8 percent of Americans experience PTSD at some point in their lives, including children and adolescents exposed to abuse and trauma.  That is just one reason why my Administration is working toward improving access to mental healthcare for all Americans.  I will fight every day to deliver on the healthcare reforms our Nation deserves.   Our Nation’s veterans are unfortunately among those PTSD affects.  Our veterans are our heroes, and we need their vital contributions to our society.  They have earned the world-class healthcare my Administration has pledged to provide to them.  As part of that pledge, I signed the Veterans Choice Program Improvement Act.  This Act extends and improves the Veterans Choice Program, through which eligible veteraread more »

Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - June 27, 2017

27 Jun 19:11 | US Politics and Govt

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC June 27, 2017 Index for Today's Briefing INDIA DEPARTMENT RUSSIA/SYRIA read more »

President Donald J. Trump Signs S. 1083 into Law

27 Jun 18:20 | US Politics and Govt

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. read more »

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

27 Jun 18:07 | SciTech

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. read more »

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Phone Call with President Emmanuel Macron of France

27 Jun 18:06 | SciTech

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Emmanuel Macron of France to congratulate the French people on France’s successful parliamentary elections. President Trump complimented President Macron for his leadership of the new political party that secured a majority in the French National Assembly and wished him luck in launching his legislative agenda. The two leaders also discussed the current situation in the Middle East and reviewed the agenda for the upcoming G20 Summit. read more »

The Leader's Daily Schedule - 6/28/17

27 Jun 18:03 | US Politics and Govt

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27 Jun 17:54 | US Politics and Govt

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

27 Jun 17:48 | SciTech

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 that.  And, of course, I will be happy to step back up after that and answer questions on other non-energy-related topics.   SECRETARY PERRY:  We'll be ecstatic -- ecstatic. MS. SANDERS:  And be nice to him -- he's from Texas.  Not quite Arkansas, but still a good neighbor.  SECRETARY PERRY:  A good neighbor. Sarah, thank you.  And my privilege to be here today to share with yoread more »

Preliminary Flood Maps in Harris (sims Bayou) County, Tx Ready For Public View

27 Jun 17:37 | U.S. News

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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Revised Flood Maps for Saline County, Arkansas

27 Jun 17:37 | U.S. News

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Press Releases: Briefing on the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

27 Jun 17:11 | US Politics and Govt

Special Briefing Susan Coppedge Ambassador-at-Large, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Press Briefing Room Washington, DC June 27, 2017 read more »

Remarks by President Trump at a Meeting with Republican Senators

27 Jun 16:46 | US Politics and Govt

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.  And I used to use Arizona as the standard; that was 116 percent.  So it's really meltdown, and we're going to try and solve the problem. So I invited all of you, and I think we have either 52 out of 52, or 50 out of 52.  And John, either one is pretty good, I think, as a percentage. So we're going to talk and we're going to see what we can do.  We're getting very close.  But for the country, we haveread more »

H.R. 3003 – No Sanctuary for Criminals Act

27 Jun 16:00 | US Politics and Govt

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 localities that work to affirmatively thwart Federal law enforcement efforts. For States or localities determined to be in violation of Federal law, H.R. 3003 would restrict their eligibility to receive certain Department of Justice or Department of Homeland Security grants. Instead, under this bill, those grant funds would be reallocated to States and localities that comply with Federal law. Additionally, this bill would provide for more robust deread more »

H.R. 3003 – No Sanctuary for Criminals Act

27 Jun 16:00 | US Politics and Govt

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 localities that work to affirmatively thwart Federal law enforcement efforts. For States or localities determined to be in violation of Federal law, H.R. 3003 would restrict their eligibility to receive certain Department of Justice or Department of Homeland Security grants. Instead, under this bill, those grant funds would be reallocated to States and localities that comply with Federal law. Additionally, this bill would provide for more robust deread more »

H.R. 3004 – Kate’s Law

27 Jun 15:48 | US Politics and Govt

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 walked along a pier with her father. The alleged shooter, Francisco Sanchez, was an illegal immigrant who had already been deported five times and had seven felony convictions. H.R. 3004 would increase the penalties that may be imposed on criminal aliens convicted of illegal reentry, deterring reentry and keeping criminal aliens off our streets. The bill is consistent with the Administration's broader efforts to strengthen enforcement of our immigration laws and read more »

H.R. 3004 – Kate’s Law

27 Jun 15:48 | US Politics and Govt

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 walked along a pier with her father. The alleged shooter, Francisco Sanchez, was an illegal immigrant who had already been deported five times and had seven felony convictions. H.R. 3004 would increase the penalties that may be imposed on criminal aliens convicted of illegal reentry, deterring reentry and keeping criminal aliens off our streets. The bill is consistent with the Administration's broader efforts to strengthen enforcement of our immigration laws and read more »

FEMA Grants $456,307 to Stockbridge-Munsee Community

27 Jun 15:37 | U.S. News

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Press Releases: Remarks at the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

27 Jun 14:45 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson    Secretary of State Susan Coppedge    Ambassador-at-Large, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump Ben Franklin Room Washington, DC June 27, read more »

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