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The GoldFish Report No. 434, Week 157 POTUS Report: Peace is the Prize with Trade Deals


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Proclamation on National School Choice Week, 2020

Office of the Press Secretary


National School Choice Week, 2020

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By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation



     Each child is a gift from God who has boundless potential and deserves a fair shot at the American Dream.  To have that fair shot, children and their families must be free to pursue an educational environment that matches their individual learning style, develops their unique talents, and prepares them with the knowledge and character needed for fulfilling and productive lives.  During National School Choice Week, we ensure America's brightest days are ahead by again committing to fighting for every student's freedom to pursue the best possible education.

     Sadly, for decades, we have tolerated an education system that continues to fail too many children.  At a time when our students need the skills to succeed in an ever-changing world, the "Nation's Report Card" shows that about two-thirds of our children are not Proficient readers.  That means nearly two out of three students are not where they need to be.  Our great Nation can no longer accept a two-tiered education system in which opportunity is decided by a child's neighborhood.

     The success of future generations determines the success of our Nation.  With school choice, we can ensure the underserved children of our Nation are forgotten no more.

     Education freedom helps inspire and educate students by providing a learning environment that best fits their unique needs, and it allows families to make choices based on their individual situations.  A growing number of States and their communities are taking bold action to ensure all students, regardless of background or socioeconomic status, can receive a great education.  I applaud State, local, and tribal leaders who are actively working to empower more families with educational choice.  The expansion of school choice, including out-of-district public, charter, magnet, private, religious, home, and online education programs, has provided life-changing opportunities to millions of students.

     My Administration is protecting and building upon efforts to expand access to a wide range of high-quality education options. Today, I renew my call on the Congress to focus on what is best for children and pass a Federal tax credit to support State-based educational choice programs.  Through this historic investment, more than one million more students will receive an education that meets their needs, all without taking a single dollar from America's great public schools.  I also renew the call for the Congress to expand and make permanent the highly successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which has achieved historic success under my Administration.

     Education can open any door.  During this National School Choice Week, we are heartened by the many students whose lives have been changed by the freedom to make their own educational choices.  And we are motivated to continue to advance educational choice by the millions who are still denied the opportunity to choose the educational path that best meets their needs.  We challenge all lawmakers to work to ensure that every child has the opportunity to fulfill their potential and achieve the American Dream.

     NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 26 to February 1, 2020, as National School Choice Week.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
twenty-fourth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth.
 



                              DONALD J. TRUMP
 


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Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Derivative Aluminum Articles and Derivative Steel Articles into the United States

Office of the Press Secretary

ADJUSTING IMPORTS OF DERIVATIVE ALUMINUM ARTICLES AND DERIVATIVE STEEL ARTICLES INTO THE UNITED STATES

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION



     1.  On January 11, 2018, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) transmitted to me a report on his investigation into the effect of imports of steel articles on the national security of the United States, and on January 19, 2018, the Secretary transmitted to me a report on his investigation into the effect of imports of aluminum articles on the national security of the United States.  Both reports were issued pursuant to section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862).

     2.  In Proclamation 9704 of March 8, 2018 (Adjusting Imports of Aluminum Into the United States), and Proclamation 9705 of March 8, 2018 (Adjusting Imports of Steel Into the United States), I concurred in the Secretary's findings that aluminum articles and steel articles were being imported into the United States in such quantities and under such circumstances as to threaten to impair the national security of the United States.  I therefore decided to adjust the imports of aluminum articles, as defined in clause 1 of Proclamation 9704, as amended, by imposing a 10 percent ad valorem tariff on such articles imported from most countries, beginning March 23, 2018.  I also decided to adjust the imports of steel articles, as defined in clause 1 of Proclamation 9705, as amended, by imposing a 25 percent ad valorem tariff on such articles imported from most countries, beginning March 23, 2018.

     3.  In Proclamation 9758 of May 31, 2018 (Adjusting Imports of Aluminum Into the United States), I decided to further adjust imports of aluminum articles by imposing quotas on such articles from the Argentine Republic (Argentina).  In Proclamation 9740 of April 30, 2018 (Adjusting Imports of Steel Into the United States), I decided to adjust imports of steel articles by imposing quotas on such articles from the Republic of Korea (South Korea), and in Proclamation 9759 of May 31, 2018 (Adjusting Imports of Steel Into the United States), I decided to adjust imports of steel articles by imposing quotas on such articles from Argentina and the Republic of Brazil (Brazil).

     4.  In Proclamation 9704 and Proclamation 9705, I directed the Secretary to monitor imports of aluminum articles and steel articles, respectively, and inform me of any circumstances that in the Secretary's opinion might indicate the need for further action under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended.

     5.  The Secretary has informed me that domestic steel producers' capacity utilization has not stabilized for an extended period of time at or above the 80 percent capacity utilization level identified in his report as necessary to remove the threatened impairment of the national security.  Stabilizing at that level is important to provide the industry with a reasonable expectation that market conditions will prevail long enough to justify the investment necessary to ramp up production to a sustainable and profitable level.  Capacity utilization in the aluminum industry has improved, but it is still below the target capacity utilization that the Secretary recommended in his report.  Although imports of aluminum articles and steel articles have declined since the imposition of the tariffs and quotas, the Secretary has informed me that imports of certain derivatives of aluminum articles and imports of certain derivatives of steel articles have significantly increased since the imposition of the tariffs and quotas. The net effect of the increase of imports of these derivatives has been to erode the customer base for U.S. producers of aluminum and steel and undermine the purpose of the proclamations adjusting imports of aluminum and steel articles to remove the threatened impairment of the national security.  

     6.  The derivative articles the Secretary identified are described in Annex I (aluminum) and Annex II (steel) to this proclamation.  For purposes of this proclamation, the Secretary determined that an article is "derivative" of an aluminum article or steel article if all of the following conditions are present:  (a) the aluminum article or steel article represents, on average, two-thirds or more of the total cost of materials of the derivative article; (b) import volumes of such derivative article increased year-to-year since June 1, 2018, following the imposition of the tariffs in Proclamation 9704 and Proclamation 9705, as amended by Proclamation 9739 and Proclamation 9740, respectively, in comparison to import volumes of such derivative article during the 2 preceding years; and (c) import volumes of such derivative article following the imposition of the tariffs exceeded the 4 percent average increase in the total volume of goods imported into the United States during the same period since June 1, 2018.  The modifications to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States described in Annex I (aluminum) and Annex II (steel) to this proclamation implement the Secretary's determinations in this regard.

     7.  From June 2018 to May 2019, import volumes of steel nails, tacks, drawing pins, corrugated nails, staples, and similar derivative articles increased by 33 percent, compared to June 2017 to May 2018, and increased by 29 percent, compared to June 2016 to May 2017.  From January 2019 to November 2019, import volumes of such articles increased by 23 percent, compared to the same period in 2017.  Similarly, from June 2018 to May 2019, import volumes of aluminum stranded wire, cables, plaited bands, and the like (including slings and similar derivative articles) increased by 152 percent, compared to June 2017 to May 2018, and increased by 52 percent, compared to June 2016 to May 2017.  From January 2019 to November 2019, import volumes of such articles increased by 127 percent, compared to the same period in 2017.  Finally, from June 2018 to May 2019, import volumes of bumper and body stampings of aluminum and steel for motor vehicles and tractors increased by 38 percent, compared to June 2017 to May 2018, and increased by 56 percent, compared to June 2016 to May 2017.  From January 2019 to November 2019, import volumes of such articles increased by 37 percent, compared to the same period in 2017.

     8.  It is the Secretary's assessment that foreign producers of these derivative articles have increased shipments of such articles to the United States to circumvent the duties on aluminum articles and steel articles imposed in Proclamation 9704 and Proclamation 9705, and that imports of these derivative articles threaten to undermine the actions taken to address the risk to the national security of the United States found in Proclamation 9704 and Proclamation 9705.  As detailed in the Secretary's reports, domestic production capacity to produce aluminum articles and steel articles for national defense and critical infrastructure is essential to United States national security.  This domestic production capacity is used to provide the essential inputs of aluminum and steel used in derivative aluminum articles and derivative steel articles.  The Secretary has assessed that reducing imports of the derivative articles described in Annex I and Annex II to this proclamation would reduce circumvention and facilitate the adjustment of imports that Proclamation 9704 and Proclamation 9705, as amended, made to increase domestic capacity utilization to address the threatened impairment of the national security of the United States.

     9.  Based on the Secretary's assessments, I have concluded that it is necessary and appropriate in light of our national security interests to adjust the tariffs imposed by previous proclamations to apply to the derivatives of aluminum articles and steel articles described in Annex I and Annex II to this proclamation.  This action is necessary and appropriate to address circumvention that is undermining the effectiveness of the adjustment of imports made in Proclamation 9704 and Proclamation 9705, as amended, and to remove the threatened impairment of the national security of the United States found in those proclamations.  

     10.  Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended, authorizes the President to adjust the imports of an article and its derivatives that are being imported into the United States in such quantities or under such circumstances as to threaten to impair the national security of the United States.

     11.  Section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2483), authorizes the President to embody in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) the substance of statutes affecting import treatment, and actions thereunder, including the removal, modification, continuance, or imposition of any rate of duty or other import restriction.

     NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP
, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended, section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, do hereby proclaim as follows:

     (1)  In order to establish increases in the duty rate on imports of certain derivative articles, subchapter III of chapter 99 of the HTSUS is modified as provided in Annex I and Annex II to this proclamation.  Except as otherwise provided in this proclamation, all imports of derivative aluminum articles specified in Annex I to this proclamation shall be subject to an additional 10 percent ad valorem rate of duty, and all imports of derivative steel articles specified in Annex II to this proclamation shall be subject to an additional 25 percent ad valorem rate of duty, with respect to goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on February 8, 2020.  These rates of duty, which are in addition to any other duties, fees, exactions, and charges applicable to such imported derivative aluminum articles or steel articles, shall apply to imports of derivative aluminum articles described in Annex I to this proclamation from all countries except Argentina, the Commonwealth of Australia (Australia), Canada, and the United Mexican States (Mexico) and to imports of derivative steel articles described in Annex II to this proclamation from all countries except Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and South Korea.  The Secretary shall continue to monitor imports of the derivative articles described in Annex I and Annex II to this proclamation, and shall, from time to time, in consultation with the United States Trade Representative (USTR), review the status of such imports with respect to the national security of the United States.  In the event of a surge of imports of any derivative article described in Annex I or Annex II to this proclamation from any excepted country, the Secretary, with the concurrence of the USTR, is authorized to extend application of the tariff imposed by this proclamation on imports of any derivative article experiencing such surge from such country, or to adopt appropriate quotas for imports of such derivative article from such country, or to negotiate a voluntary agreement with such country to ensure that imports of such derivative article from such country do not undermine the effectiveness of the adjustment of imports made in Proclamation 9704 and Proclamation 9705, as amended.  The Secretary shall publish such action in the Federal Register and notification shall be provided to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security.

     (2)  The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the USTR, the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, and such other senior executive branch officials as the Secretary deems appropriate, is hereby authorized to provide relief from the additional duties set forth in clause 1 of this proclamation for any derivative article determined not to be produced in the United States in a sufficient and reasonably available amount or of a satisfactory quality and is also authorized to provide such relief based upon specific national security considerations.  Such relief shall be provided for a derivative article only after a request for exclusion is made by a directly affected party located in the United States.  If the Secretary determines that a particular derivative article should be excluded, the Secretary shall publicly post such determination and notify CBP concerning such article so that it will be excluded from the duties described in clause 1 of this proclamation.  For merchandise entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the date the duty established under this proclamation is effective and with respect to which liquidation is not final, such relief shall be retroactive to the date the request for relief was accepted by the Department of Commerce.

     (3)  Any derivative article described in Annex I or Annex II to this proclamation, except those eligible for admission under "domestic status" as defined in 19 CFR 146.43, that is subject to the duty imposed by clause 1 of this proclamation and that is admitted into a U.S. foreign trade zone on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on February 8, 2020, may only be admitted as "privileged foreign status" as defined in 19 CFR 146.41, and will be subject upon entry for consumption to any ad valorem rates of duty related to the classification under the applicable HTSUS subheading.  Any derivative article that is described in Annex I or Annex II to this proclamation, except those eligible for admission under "domestic status" as defined in 19 CFR 146.43, that is subject to the duty imposed by clause 1 of this proclamation, and that was admitted into a U.S. foreign trade zone under "privileged foreign status" as defined in 19 CFR 146.41, prior to 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on February 8, 2020, will likewise be subject upon entry for consumption to any ad valorem rates of duty related to the classification under the applicable HTSUS subheading added by this proclamation.

     (4)  Derivative articles shall not be subject upon entry for consumption to the duty established in clause 1 of this proclamation merely by reason of manufacture in a U.S. foreign trade zone.  However, derivative articles admitted into a U.S. foreign trade zone in "privileged foreign status" pursuant to clause 3 of this proclamation shall retain that status consistent with 19 CFR 146.41(e).

     (5)  No drawback shall be available with respect to the duties imposed on any derivative article imposed by clause 1 of this proclamation.

     (6)  The Secretary, in consultation with CBP and other relevant executive departments and agencies, shall revise the HTSUS so that it conforms to the amendments and effective dates directed in this proclamation.  The Secretary shall publish any such modification to the HTSUS in the Federal Register.

     (7)  Any provision of previous proclamations and Executive Orders that is inconsistent with the actions taken in this proclamation is superseded to the extent of such inconsistency.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth.



                              DONALD J. TRUMP


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REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP TO THE NATION’S MAYORS ON TRANSFORMING AMERICA’S COMMUNITIES

Office of the Press Secretary

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP
TO THE NATION’S MAYORS ON
TRANSFORMING AMERICA’S COMMUNITIES

East Room
 


4:38 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Please, sit down.  Please.  (Applause.)  It is a great place, isn’t it?  It’s the White House.  It’s a great place.

And it’s my pleasure to welcome our nation’s mayors to the White House.  We are here today to strengthen the bonds of cooperation between the federal and local governments so that we can deliver great jobs, excellent schools, affordable healthcare, and safe communities for all of our people.

We are honored to be joined by Secretary Alex Azar -- Alex, thank you very much.  Secretary Ben Carson, who’s done a wonderful job and deals with the mayors a lot.  Right, Ben?  Really great.  Administrator Jovita Carranza -- thank you very much.  Thank you, Jovita.

And Acting Secretary Chad Wolf -- and your numbers are great.  I just looked at your numbers.  They’re great, (inaudible).  (Laughter.)  We’re -- thank you very much, Chad.  It’s a lot of progress on the border.  He -- among many other things, including Coast Guard, he controls the border, and he’s doing a good job.

I also want to thank Mayor Bryan Barnett and -- for helping to organize today’s meeting.  It’s been a tremendous success that so many people accepted; few people didn’t accept, actually.  And I want to thank you all very much.

All across America, cities are being lifted up by our booming economy.  America is now the hottest economy anywhere in the world.

We’ve created over 7 million jobs since the election -- a number that would be unthought of.  If I ever said that during the campaign -- you know the feeling -- they would have gone after me very strongly, huh?  Huh?  (Laughter and applause.)

The unemployment rate is the lowest in more than half a century.  African American, Hispanic American, Asian American unemployment have reached the lowest levels ever recorded in the history of our country.  African American, Hispanic American poverty rates are at record lows.  Great.  (Applause.)  That’s great.  More than 2 million millennials have gotten jobs, and their wages have grown by nearly 5 percent every year -- which is another record.

We doubled the child tax credit, benefitting 40 million American families.  And we’ve lifted 650,000 single mothers and 1.4 million children out of poverty.  (Applause.)  True.  Ten million people have been lifted off of welfare in less than three years.

Earnings for the bottom 10 percent are rising faster than earnings for the top 10 percent.  You don’t hear that too often, but it’s been incredible, actually.

For the first time in nearly 30 years, every single metro area in the United States has seen incomes rise.  Median household income is at the highest level ever recorded.  And, speaking of that, in terms of dollars: Under President Bush, it was a $450 increase over eight years; under President Obama, it was a $975 increase over eight years; and under your favorite President, President Trump -- (laughter) -- it was almost a $10,000 increase over less than three years.  So we did it, as of less than three.  (Applause.)  We’ve been here now just three, as of a few days ago.  Time flies.  But $10,000.  So that’s -- in a three-year period.  So that’s something really special.  And they’ve never seen growth like that.

We’re delivering for Americans and we’re doing it for every race and color, religion and creed, creating not only the most prosperous, but also the most inclusive economy anywhere in the world.  I believe that.  It’s the most inclusive economy anywhere in the world.  That’s a great thing.

To create jobs and opportunity, we designated nearly 9,000 Opportunity Zones in distressed communities where capital gains on long-term investments are now taxed at zero.  Opportunity Zones have been incredible.  Tim Scott, the senator -- great senator -- from South Carolina, came to me two years ago, and he had this idea.  And nobody knew it was going to work out the way it has, but billions and billions of dollars are pouring into the communities.  Part of it also is the fact that we’re doing so well, as an economy, that people have the money to put in.  But it’s -- there’s probably never been anything like this.

Tremendous wealth is now pouring into areas that, for 100 years, saw nothing -- no dollars, nothing.  The 35 million Americans who live in these areas have already seen their home values rise by $25 billion over the country.

My administration also understands that, for our cities to thrive, our citizens must be safe and they must be secure.  And that’s why we are working with state and local governments through the revitalized Project Safe Neighborhoods -- you know that program: Project Safe Neighborhoods -- to adopt the most proven and effective crime-fighting techniques.

We’re also enacting landmark criminal justice reform to improve reentry programs and reduce all of the things that we try and strive so hard to take care of.  If you look at our prisons now, we have people coming out, and they’re able to get jobs more than at any time ever in the history of our country.  That’s because the economy is so good, and we’ve given incentives, and it’s been an incredible success.  Employers are really, really happy.

And people aren’t going back to jail at anywhere near the clip.  It’s been something that’s been incredible -- criminal justice reform.  I was asked by a group of people that were on the very liberal side of things, and we got a group of people that were on the very conservative side of things, and we got it done.  Nobody was able to get it done.  We got it done.  Criminal justice reform.  And that’s something we’re very proud of.  It’s really working fantastically well, as a lot of you -- as a lot of you know.  (Applause.)

Before my election, violent crime was on the rise, and America saw the steepest two-year consecutive increase in murders in nearly half a century.  It was in bad, bad condition.  In just a short time, we’ve reduced the number of murders in America’s major cities by more than 10 percent.  And we’re getting tremendous numbers coming out now, much better than even that.

The nationwide violent crime rate has declined for two straight years.  And, working with many leaders in this room, we have boldly tackled the opioid crisis.  We’ve really made tremendous progress.  In some cases, down 21 percent.  Now, 21 percent is not much, when you think of the problem, but we have a lot of things happening.

And fentanyl -- I spoke with President Xi of China, and they’re coming down very hard on fentanyl.  We made our deal with China, as part of it -- just in terms of relationship.  I said, “Really, you have to do something.”  And they’ve put in very strong penalties, and their penalties are really strong.  You want to talk about penalties?  Those are strict.  (Laughter.)  And their court cases go slightly quicker than ours.  (Laughter.)  Like -- like one day.  One day.  They call them “quick trials.”  They go quick.  (Laughter.)  They go so quick, you don’t know what happened.  (Laughter.)  Ours take 15 years; theirs takes one day.  But he was -- he’s been terrific on that.  And we’re seeing a tremendous -- a tremendous difference in the fentanyl.

Drug overdose deaths declined for the first time in nearly 30 years.  The Department of Homeland Security is also working directly with many of the mayors in the cities, really, represented so brilliantly in this room, to remove dangerous criminals from your communities.

We have -- ICE is taking out MS-13 gang members by the thousands -- by the thousands.  And we’re bringing them back to where they came from.  And we’ve had great cooperation from those countries -- Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Mexico.  Mexico has been terrific.  Mexico has given us 27,000 soldiers at our southern border.  And we’re working really well with Mexico -- best we’ve ever worked with Mexico.

When local police arrest a criminal, they run them through a federal database.  If the criminal is found to be here illegally, ICE issues a detainer request.  Honoring these detainers is vital to public safety, and we work with the mayors on that.

And we have some sanctuary cities represented also in the room.  But it's been -- it's been a very tough thing, working with the sanctuary cities.  But sanctuary city policies that order police to ignore these federal detainers and release criminal aliens to the public -- that’s really a tremendous risk.  The public is -- you see the statistics; you see the numbers.  And it's just --

One recent example: New York City arrested a criminal alien on assault charges.  But, under city policy, they defied ICE's detainer request and released the violent criminal.  After being freed by the city, the same criminal alien allegedly raped, brutalized, and murdered a 92-year-old woman on the streets of New York.  This horrible crime -- and there's so many others -- was 100 percent preventable.  They wanted to take this person -- I'm being nice -- take this person and bring them out and couldn’t get them.

I urge all of you here today to cooperate fully with the federal enforcement.  We're all on the same team.  I think that’s the biggest point is we're all on the same team.  We want to have safety.  And you -- some have sanctuary cities, but even if you have sanctuary cities, we want to be able to work together because tremendous differences in crime numbers can happen.  And it's been happening.  And with some of the mayors in the room -- and I'm friends with a lot of you; I know a lot of you -- we've had incredible success.

To further ensure that every child can access the American Dream, we've made education a top priority.  That’s why we strongly support charter schools and the right of parents to send their kids to the school of their choice.  We want choice.

At the same time -- and again, you're going to have to do what's good for your community, and we work with you.  But we found that choice is something that's so popular -- the people love it.  The -- so many different groups of people from different areas, they love choice.  We want to ensure that the students and workers alike are able to take advantage of every opportunity in our soaring economy -- and soaring it is.  In the history of our country, we now have the best economy.

Through our Pledge to the American Workers, more than 400 companies have committed to providing nearly 15 million new job and training opportunities.  All Americans, no matter their age or background, should have access to cutting-edge programs that prepare them for the exciting jobs of tomorrow.

We have many, many companies moving into the United States.  They want to be where the action is.  They're coming back -- car companies; many, many forms of companies.  And we're making it a priority to have those companies train people.  And they're doing that now.  We're up to 15 million people.  It's really been incredible.  My daughter Ivanka has worked very hard on that program.  She wanted to do 500,000, two years ago, and we’re going to be hitting, very shortly, 15 million.  So, she did a great job.  (Applause.)  Great job.

But families are at the center of our national agenda.  We’ve made charitable -- and child- -- really, looking at it -- looking it, we've made such progress with childcare, and more affordable and increased childcare funding for low-income parents.  And we enacted paid family leave for government employees -- a model for the entire community.  Millions of families are benefitting from our ambitious campaign to lower the cost of prescription drugs -- which is something you're all working on -- and to hold big pharma accountable.

One of things we're doing with Ron DeSantis in Florida is we're going to -- we're very close to getting it done, I believe.  Right, Mr. Secretary?  Because of, really, some terrible laws that, if we worked together, if we were able to get the Democrats to go along, we could lower prescription prices tremendously.  But what we're doing is we're going to allow our mayors, our governors to go out and make deals to buy it from Canada and, it could be, some other countries where the prices are much lower.  In fact, I think you'll probably save 50 percent -- “five-oh.”  That'll be a number that nobody has ever even heard of.  Can you imagine that?  (Applause.)  

So, you'll end up saving -- you'll end up saving 50 percent by buying it.  Same pills, same box, same manufacturer in the manufacturing plant, and you save 50 percent, which tells you that we can do a lot of great things here.  Why should that happen?

But we're going to be buying a lot of things from Canada.  Canada is very happy and they have much lower drug prices.  Can you imagine if you went back and your programs -- your prescription drugs were 50 percent lower?  And we’re going to be able to do that.  So we have that in a number of states.  And Ron is one of the leaders of it.  

As city leaders, you also know firsthand the vital importance of infrastructure and the painful delays imposed by meddlesome bureaucracy.  Earlier this month, we issued a proposed new rule to reduce the permitting time by over 50 percent for building new roads, highways, bridges, and all of the different things that you have to build -- infrastructure -- in your communities.

We have highways that were taking 21 years to get approved.  And by the time they got there, they cost 20 times more.  They cost millions -- hundreds of millions of dollars.  And we had one in a certain state -- it took 17 years and it cost, I think, 41 times more expensive than they originally had approved.  And it was -- instead of a straight line, it was like this.  In other words, not even a small drink if you were going to be a driver on that road because it was -- (laughter) -- what a mess.  And 21 years it took, and it cost many, many times.  And the road was a lot longer than it should have been, too, because of the twists and turns, which creates danger.

And we have that down to two years now.  And we think we’ll have it down to one year.  And you may get rejected, but it’s going to go quickly.  It’s going to go quickly.  (Applause.)

And you know, we have -- we have things out there for 20 years -- highways –- that should not be complicated and they can’t get them approved.  And in many cases, they go 20 years and then they get rejected.  How would you like to work on that?  You work half of your adult life –- half of your working life on one road or highway -- and at the end of it, they raise it and you lose three to two, and that’s the end of the project.  So for 20 years, you wasted half of your life.

My administration stands ready to work with each one of you to make our cities safer and stronger and more vibrant than ever before.  As part of this commitment, last year my administration launched an initiative to cut federal, state, and local regulations to reduce the cost of housing.  We also hosted a White House summit last month on mental health -- a really critical issue confronting many cities and states.

Finally, in the face of attacks on synagogues, mosques, and churches in our community -- something that is just so horrible -- we must work together to reject the monstrous evils of anti-Semitism and anti-religious bigotry.  (Applause.)

And in a few moments, it’s –- thank you for that.  That’s -- that’s incredible enthusiasm for that.  Incredible, because it’s just –- it’s crazy; what’s going on is crazy.

In a few moments, I will sign legislation authorizing $375 million for federal grants to help houses of worship and other faith-based and non-profit organizations defend against violence.  (Applause.)

We are committed to building a nation where every community is secure, every family is safe, and every child can grow up in dignity and in peace.

I want to again thank all of these mayors –- they’re such great mayors, at least some of you.  I know a couple -- (laughter).  But that’s okay.  You’re here.  Maybe –- maybe I’m wrong about that, right?  (Laughter.)  But I do, I know so many that have done such a great job in this room.  Friends of mine.  They love their job, they love what they’re doing, and there’s nobody in the world that can do it better.  So I really appreciate you being here.

Working together, we’re making our cities into thriving and dynamic centers of culture and creativity, innovation, and commerce.  And we’re building a future where all of our citizens can achieve their own beautiful American Dream.   And I just tell you, our country has never done better than it’s doing right now.  We’re the envy of the world.  Our economy is the strongest.  We are doing deals like the great China deal.  We’ll be taking in $250 billion.  That’s tremendous.  They’ll be buying $250 [billion] -- $50 billion from the farmers.  And it could even go more.  I mean, it could go higher.  I don’t know that they can even produce that much.

The fact is: We love our farmers, but they were doing -- the maximum they ever did was $16 billion in one year to China.  And they had a deal that was done.  It was at $20 [billion].  And I said, “Make it $50 [billion].”  And everyone said, “Well, you can’t.”  I said, “Make it $50 [billion].”  They said, “You can’t make that much.”  I said, “That’s okay, right.  We’ll buy larger tractors.”  (Laughter.)  Guess you have to buy a little more land too, but they’ll do it.  You know, the farmers never let you down.  The farmers are going to do it.  It’s to their benefit.

But -- so we’re going really right in the other direction.  We are going to have numbers.  We’ve made a deal with Japan -- $40 billion.  A lot of that goes to farmers and manufacturers.  And we’ve created 700,000 manufacturing jobs, which we were told by past administrations -- but one, in particular -- that you would never have manufacturing jobs.  I would say, you have to be -- I mean, how can you not have manufacturing jobs?

So we’re at 700,000 manufacturing jobs.  I’d like to -- (applause).  Yeah.   And these are great jobs, too.  These are great jobs, skilled jobs, high-paying jobs.  I’d like to now invite the mayors, community leaders, and members of my administration to join me on stage as I sign this incredible piece of legislation.  It took a long time to get it here, but this is something that’s very, very special and very, very great for you, as mayors.

And again, keep up the good work.  You’ve done an incredible job.  Thank you.  (Applause.)

(The legislation is signed.)

(Applause.)
                             END                   4:55 P.M. EST

 


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Bill Announcement

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On Friday, January 24, 2020, the President signed into law:

H.R. 583, the "Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement Act" or the "PIRATE Act," which authorizes enhanced penalties for pirate radio broadcasters and requires the Federal Communications Commission to increase enforcement activities; and

H.R. 2476, the "Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019," which authorizes within the Department of Homeland Security a Nonprofit Security Grant Program to make grants to eligible nonprofit organizations for target hardening and other security enhancements to protect against terrorist attacks.


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1600 Daily The White House • January 24, 2020 The Dishonest Impeachment Case

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The White House • January 24, 2020

The dishonest impeachment case


Today marks the end of House Democrats’ 3-day presentation of their historically weak Articles of Impeachment against President Trump. Starting tomorrow, the President will have a chance to respond to Democrats’ dishonest case.

As expected, the media is going the extra mile to prop up Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) performance this week. Their hope, much like Schiff’s argument itself, is that if you repeat a lie enough, people might soon forget you don’t have any actual evidence for it.

 MUST WATCHCaught! ABC anchor tries to cut off the President’s counsel 

That strategy was on full display in today’s finale. Schiff spent long portions of his presentation lecturing Senators on the importance of U.S. security aid to Ukraine, claiming that President Trump undermined it. The truth, of course, is that President Trump is the one who secured that lethal defense aid for Ukraine in the first place, reversing the Obama Administration’s policy of weak support.

It gets better. Guess who voted against authorizing the assistance for Ukraine? House Democrats’ own impeachment managers. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) voted no on the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included $300 million for Ukraine. Nadler joined Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) in voting against the FY2019 NDAA, as well, with its $250 million for Ukraine.

Unfortunately, this behavior is par for the course for Democrats in Washington lately. Their obsession with attacking President Trump has led to all sorts of outright lies over the past 3 years, many of which the media simply declined to fact-check:

  • Beginning in 2017, Schiff lied multiple times that he had seen evidence of collusion between President Trump and Russia. Of course, the Mueller Report exposed that as a leftwing hoax—so Schiff just moved on to Ukraine.
     
  • Also in 2017, Schiff tried to repeatedly mislead the public on the credibility of the debunked Steele dossier. In 2018, he issued a memo to Republicans stating that the FBI and Justice Department didn’t abuse the surveillance process to spy on the Trump campaign. That is now a proven falsehood.
     
  • Chasing another hoax, Schiff tried to obtain compromising photos of the President that never even existed. He was duped by Russian pranksters.
     
  • It was discovered that Schiff’s team coordinated with the whistleblower at the center of the Ukraine allegations before the complaint was ever even filed. Schiff had previously lied that there was no contact with the whistleblower.
     
That’s just a small sample of some of the worst lies from one Democrat impeachment manager. But no matter how many things they make up, the facts of the case won’t change: President Trump is not accused of a corrupt action or of breaking the law. He is under attack by avowed political enemies on the subjective basis of motive and intent because they disagree with his policies.

Think about that as a precedent.

“‘Dazzling’: Adam Schiff's history of inaccuracies, conspiracy theories follows him to Senate floor”

Shameless: “Adam Schiff Refers to Russia Over 30 Times During Senate Impeachment Hearing”

What President Trump told the 47th March for Life


President Trump made history today, becoming the first President to join thousands of Americans at the annual March for Life rally in Washington. Here are a few important things he told the crowd:

  • When it comes to abortion, Democrats have embraced the most radical and extreme positions.
  • Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House.
     
  • Every life brings love into this world. Every child brings joy to a family. Every person is worth protecting.
     
  • Young people are the heart of the March for Life—and it is your generation that is making America a Pro-Family, Pro-Life Nation!

READ: Thousands of Americans are marching to defend the unborn—and the President stands with them.

Pro-life Americans: President Trump "has pursued policies we’ve dreamt of"

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President Trump delivers remarks at the 47th Annual March for Life gathering | January 24, 2020



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REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE 47TH ANNUAL MARCH FOR LIFE The National Mall Washington, D.C.

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 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP
AT THE 47TH ANNUAL MARCH FOR LIFE

The National Mall
Washington, D.C.
 


12:28 P.M. EST

     THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much and thank you, Jeanne.  It is my profound honor to be the first President in history to attend the March for Life.  (Applause.)  We’re here for a very simple reason: to defend the right of every child, born and unborn, to fulfill their God-given potential.  (Applause.)

     For 47 years, Americans of all backgrounds have traveled from across the country to stand for life.  And today, as President of the United States, I am truly proud to stand with you.  (Applause.)

     I want to welcome tens of thousands -- this is a tremendous turnout -- tens of thousands of high school and college students who took long bus rides -- (applause) -- to be here in our nation’s capital.  And to make you feel even better, there are tens of thousands of people outside that we passed on the way in.  If anyone would like to give up their spot, we can work that out.  (Laughter.)  You have a tremendous group of people outside.  Thousands and thousands wanted to get in.  This is some great success.  (Applause.)  Young people are the heart of the March for Life, and it’s your generation that is making America the pro-family, pro-life nation.  (Applause.) 

     The life movement is led by strong women, amazing faith leaders, and brave students who carry on the legacy of pioneers before us who fought to raise the conscience of our nation and uphold the rights of our citizens.  You embrace mothers with care and compassion.  You are powered by prayer, and motivated by pure, unselfish love.

     You’re grateful -- and we are so grateful -- these are incredible people -- to be joined by Secretary Alex Azar and Kellyanne Conway.  (Applause.)  Thank you.

     And thanks also to Senators Mike Lee and James Lankford, who are here.  James, Mike -- thank you, fellas.  And Representatives Steve Scalise -- (applause); Chris Smith -- (applause); Ralph Abraham -- (applause); Warren Davidson -- (applause); Bob Latta -- (applause); John Joyce -- (applause); Lloyd Smucker -- (applause);  Brian Fitzpatrick -- (applause); and Brad Wenstrup.  (Applause.)  Thank you, all.  (Applause.)

     And I have to say -- and I look at it -- I see it exactly -- we have many, many more politicians in the audience.  But, if you don’t mind, I won’t introduce them all.  (Laughter.) 

     All of us here today understand an eternal truth: Every child is a precious and sacred gift from God.  (Applause.)  Together, we must protect, cherish, and defend the dignity and sanctity of every human life.  (Applause.)

     When we see the image of a baby in the womb, we glimpse the majesty of God’s creation.  (Applause.)  When we hold a newborn in our arms, we know the endless love that each child brings to a family.  When we watch a child grow, we see the splendor that radiates from each human soul.  One life changes the world.  From my family -- and I can tell you, I send love and I send great, great love.

     And from the first day in office, I’ve taken a historic action to support America’s families and to protect the unborn.  (Applause.)  And during my first week in office, I reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy, and we issued a landmark pro-life rule to govern the use of Title X taxpayer funding.  (Applause.)

     I notified Congress that I would veto any legislation that weakens pro-life policies or that encourages the destruction of human life.  (Applause.)

     At the United Nations, I made clear that global bureaucrats have no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that protect innocent life.  (Applause.) 

     Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House.  (Applause.)  And as the Bible tells us, each person is “wonderfully made.”  (Applause.)

     We have taken decisive action to protect the religious liberty –- so important.  Religious liberty has been under attack all over the world, and, frankly, very strongly attacked in our nation.  You see it better than anyone.  But we are stopping it, and we’re taking care of doctors, nurses, teachers, and groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor.  (Applause.)  We are preserving faith-based adoption.  (Applause.)

     And to uphold our founding documents, we have confirmed 187 federal judges -- (applause) -- who apply the Constitution as written, including two phenomenal Supreme Court Justices: Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.  (Applause.)

     We are protecting pro-life students’ right to free speech on college campuses.  (Applause.)  And if universities want federal taxpayer dollars, then they must uphold your First Amendment right to speak your mind.  And if they don’t, they pay a very big financial penalty, which they will not be willing to pay.  (Applause.)

     Sadly, the far-left is actively working to erase our God-given rights, shut down faith-based charities, ban religious believers from the public square, and silence Americans who believe in the sanctity of life.  They are coming after me because I am fighting for you and we are fighting for those who have no voice.  And we will win because we know how to win.  (Applause.)  We all know how to win.  We all know how to win.  You’ve been winning for a long time.  You’ve been winning for a long time.  (Applause.) 

     AUDIENCE: Four more years!  Four more years!  Four more years!

     THE PRESIDENT:  Together, we are the voice for the voiceless.  When it comes to abortion, Democrats is a -- and you know this, you’ve seen what’s happened -- Democrats have embraced the most radical and extreme positions taken and seen in this country for years, and decades -- and you can even say “for centuries.”

     AUDIENCE:  Booo --

     THE PRESIDENT:  Nearly every top Democrat in Congress now supports taxpayer-funded abortion, all the way up until the moment of birth.

     AUDIENCE:  Booo --

     THE PRESIDENT:  Last year, lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb right up until delivery.

     AUDIENCE:  Booo --

     THE PRESIDENT:  Then, we had the case of the Democrat governor in the state of Virginia -- the Commonwealth of Virginia.

     AUDIENCE:  Booo --

     THE PRESIDENT:  And we love the Commonwealth of Virginia, but what is going on in Virginia?  What is going on?  The Governor stated that he would execute a baby after birth.  You remember that.

     Senate Democrats even blocked legislation that would give medical care to babies who survive attempted abortions.  That’s why I’ve called on Congress -- two of our great senators here, so many of our congressmen here -- and called upon them to defend the dignity of life and to pass legislation prohibiting  late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in their mother’s womb.  (Applause.)

     This year, the March for Life is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which forever enshrined women’s rights to vote in the United States -- (applause) -- and given by the United States Constitution.  Such a big event.  (Applause.)

     Today, millions of extraordinary women across America are using the power of their votes to fight for the right, and all of their rights, as given in the Declaration of Independence –- it’s the right to life. To all the women here today: Your devotion and your leadership uplifts our entire nation, and we thank you for that.

     The tens of thousands of Americans gathered today not only stand for life -- it’s really that they stand for it so proudly together, and I want to thank everybody for that.

     You stand for life each and every day.  You provide housing, education, jobs, and medical care to the women that you serve.  You find loving families for children in need of a forever home.  You host baby showers for expecting moms.  You make –- you just make it your life’s mission to help spread God’s grace.

     And to all of the moms here today: We celebrate you, and we declare that mothers are heroes.  (Applause.)  That’s true.  Your strength, devotion, and drive is what powers our nation. And, because of you, our country has been blessed with amazing souls who have changed the course of human history.

     We cannot know what our citizens yet unborn will achieve, the dreams they will imagine, the masterpieces they will create, the discoveries they will make.  But we know this: Every life brings love into this world.  Every child brings joy to a family.  Every person is worth protecting.  (Applause.)  And above all, we know that every human soul is divine, and every human life –- born and unborn –- is made in the holy image of Almighty God. (Applause.)

     Together, we will defend this truth all across our magnificent land.  We will set free the dreams of our people. And with determined hope, we look forward to all of the blessings that will come from the beauty, talent, purpose, nobility, and grace of every American child.

     I want to thank you.  This is a very special moment.  It’s so great to represent you.  I love you all and –- (applause) -- and I say with true passion:  Thank you. God bless you.  And God bless America.  Thank you all.  Thank you.  (Applause.)


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