Tuesday, October 1, 2019

West Wing Reads Trump's Two Big Wins for Farmers, Manufacturers, Workers vs. Dems' Impeachment Squad

West Wing Reads

Trump's Two Big Wins for Farmers, Manufacturers, Workers vs. Dems' Impeachment Squad

“The radical Democrats’ impeachment squad and much of the American media are missing a great presidency. Just last week, in a single day, President Trump signed a historic Japanese trade deal in New York as a White House-led team negotiated a radical reform of the Universal Postal Union in Geneva,” White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro writes for Fox Business.

“Together, these two quintessentially Trump deals will net American farmers, manufacturers and workers billions of dollars and create thousands of jobs.”

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“I want to urge everybody who's fair to never use the word ‘impeachment’ for the current political process, because it has nothing to do with an impeachment. This is a legislative coup d'etat. It is an effort by the hard left, the news media, and the deep state to destroy the president chosen by the American people. This is a project they've been involved in since election night 2016,” former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich writes for Fox News. “No one should be confused by the current phony, one-sided partisan effort. It’s not in any way an impeachment process. It is a denial of the American Constitution [and] a repudiation of the American people's choice of president.”
In The Daily Wire, Ryan Saavedra reports that a letter dated from May from the Australian government directly disputes the accuracy of a New York Times report claiming President Trump “pushed” Australia to help “discredit” the Mueller investigation. “The development comes after The New York Times tried to suggest that it was a scandal for Trump to ask for Australia to cooperate with an ongoing Department of Justice (DOJ) [probe] into the origins of the Russia investigation.”
“Apple is boosting its commitment to the American workforce, part of a push to invest hundreds of billions into the U.S. economy. In a major announcement on Monday, Apple said it will build its redesigned Mac Pro in Austin, Texas,” Paul Conner reports for Fox Business. “We’re proud to be building it in Austin,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. “We thank the administration for their support enabling this opportunity.”

1600 Daily The White House • October 1, 2019 A great new leader for our Armed Forces

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The White House • October 1, 2019

A great new leader for our Armed Forces

Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump participated in an Armed Forces Welcoming Ceremony to honor Gen. Mark A. Milley, who became America’s 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Milley takes over for Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, who is retiring after years of exceptional service to our country.

“We’re gathered together for a truly historic occasion,” the President said at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Virginia.

Gen. Milley, now the President’s top military advisor, brings an impeccable record to this crucial role. Throughout his 39 years of service, he has held multiple command and staff positions in eight divisions and Special Forces teams. Most recently, Gen. Milley served as the 39th chief of staff of the U.S. Army.

President Trump also delivered a touching farewell tribute to the deeply admired, outgoing Chairman, Gen. Dunford.

“Joe solidified America’s competitive advantage through global integration of the Joint Force. He also provided critical leadership during the complete rebuilding of our military,” the President said. A big part of that legacy is providing the crucial, strategic direction to the campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. It was Gen. Dunford’s brilliant leadership that guided our courageous service members to a resounding victory over the Islamic State territorial caliphate, now 100 percent obliterated.

“General, your life exemplifies those words that beat in the heart of every Marine: Semper Fi. America salutes your incredible legacy of noble service.”

As one exceptional leader departs, America gains another. Gen. Milley takes over as the highest-ranking member of the most skilled and powerful military in human history. And thanks to the public service of heroes like him, the best is yet to come.

 President Trump: We will keep America safe, strong, and proud

Watch: President Trump embraces wounded veteran who sang ‘God Bless America’

‘The speech they’re trying to hide’

While the Beltway media wasted another week letting Congressional Democrats dictate their news cycle, President Trump was at the United Nations General Assembly last week fighting for the working Americans who sent him to Washington.

Here’s just a small sample of what he accomplished there:
  • President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan reached two major agreements to rebalance our trade relationship. Japan will now open their markets to approximately $7 billion in American agricultural exports.
  • President Trump became the first leader of the United States to host a meeting at the U.N. on religious freedom, where he called on the international community and business leaders to stand up for religious liberty across the globe.
  • The Administration signed an agreement with Honduras on asylum that will help stem the surge of illegal immigrants at our border. A similar agreement was reached with El Salvador just a few days before the U.N. session.
  • The Administration announced more than $50 million in new funding to support Interim President Juan Guaido and the people of Venezuela in their crusade against the violent, socialist Maduro dictatorship.

At the United Nations, Trump Enrages the Left by Calling for Patriotism

More: The speech they're trying to hide—President Trump's stellar UN speech

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President Trump participates in a ceremony honoring the 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Virginia | September 30, 2019


Office of the Press Secretary

Via Teleconference

11:02 A.M. EDT

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Thank you very much, ma’am.  Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.  I just want to thank everyone for being here today.  Upfront, this is a background briefing with attribution to a senior administration official.  And this briefing is for -- to mark the -- it’s a background briefing for the official visit of President Sauli Niinistö of the Republic of Finland.

The ground rules are, again: background, attribution to a senior administration official.  We’ll embargo the contents of this call until after the call is complete.  And we are going to cap the interview time to 20 minutes.

With that, I will hand it over to [senior administration official] at the National Security Council.

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Thank you.  So as my colleague talked about, we’ve got the Finnish President coming to the White House tomorrow for a working visit.  The President will welcome President Sauli Niinistö to the White House to celebrate the establishment of U.S.-Finnish diplomatic relations in May of 1919. 

The President will sadly have to convey our condolences to the people of Finland for today’s attack in Kuopio -- that is K-U-O-P-I-O -- Kuopio -- and offer our assistance.

Over the course of our 100-year-old partnership, ties between our people, our economies, our militaries, and our scientific and academic communities have only grown stronger. 

Every year, some 200,000 Finns visit the United States and some 230,000 Americans travel to Finland.  Bilateral trade is on track to reach $10 billion this year.  Over $1 billion in Finnish foreign direct investment flows into the United States every year, supporting over 23,000 jobs and boosting U.S. exports.

While not a member of NATO, Finland is one of our, and NATO’s, strongest security partners, investing in and developing the needed defense capabilities and maintaining a strong military to address today’s security challenges.  Finland’s leadership in promoting defense and resilience to hybrid warfare is exemplary.

As two Arctic nations, we both care deeply about the High North and want to maintain it as region of low tension.  At the same time, the President is concerned about Russia’s large military buildup in the Arctic and China’s growing ambition and presence.

As Secretary Pompeo said in May, China’s claim to -- and I quote -- “near-Arctic” status is ludicrous and, I quote, “entitles it to exactly nothing.”  We are partnering with our Arctic friends on governance, economic development, and livelihood improvements for this region to preempt China’s debt-trap diplomacy.  The President firmly believes that Arctic governance should be reserved for Arctic nations, particularly through the Arctic Council.

Finland is home to Nokia, which has quickly developed 5G technology that is at least on par with that of Huawei and ZTE, and presents one of the viable alternatives for those countries that cherish privacy of their citizens' data, of the integrity of their networks, the security of their critical infrastructure, and knowing that they’re doing business -- they’re not doing business with companies such as Huawei and ZTE that are involved in the modern-day concentration camps of over 3 million Muslims.

The President will discuss with President Niinistö how we can work together to further improve Western 5G alternatives to the Chinese Communist Party’s surveillance tools, which they masquerade around Europe as, quote, “smart cities.”

The President will also raise the importance of free, fair, and reciprocal trade and the prospect of a comprehensive U.S.-EU trade deal with the Finnish President, since Finland currently holds the rotating EU Council Presidency.

Pushing back against unfair trade practices, especially by nonmarket economies, is a key focus for the President and for Finland, as is protecting our technology, our intellectual property rights, and our companies’ reciprocal market access.

Lastly, the President is glad that the Finnish government has agreed to return the human remains and funeral artifacts that were brought to Finland from the United States' Mesa Verde region in the late 1800s.

I’m happy to field any questions.

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Okay, thank you.  Moderator, you can go ahead.  Thank you.

Q    Hi, this is Dmitry Kirsanov with TASS.  Thank you for doing the call.  I just wanted to clarify something.  As far I understand, you're saying that President Trump is concerned with the Russian military activity in the Arctic, right?


Q    And what exactly is the reason for this concern?

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Well, I think it's pretty clear that the Arctic should be an area for commerce and not for Russian militarization, as Russia has done elsewhere.

All right, next question, please.

OPERATOR:  At this time, there are no further questions in the queue.

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Okay.  Great.  Thank you very much for your time.

                                   END                11:09 A.M. EDT

Presidential Message on Down Syndrome Awareness Month, 2019

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Presidential Message on Down Syndrome Awareness Month, 2019
During Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Melania and I join in celebrating the lives and achievements of Americans with Down syndrome.  We thank individuals with Down syndrome for their incredible contributions to their families, their communities, and our great Nation, and we pledge to empower them to achieve their full potential.  My Administration also renews its commitment to bring attention to and a deeper understanding of the challenges these remarkable Americans face, including their struggle against discrimination. Those thought to have Down syndrome also risk being subjected to the too-often terminations of their lives before birth.

Each year, approximately 6,000 babies are born in the United States with Down syndrome.  Though these newborns will experience many challenges, American innovation and research are helping these beautiful souls lead independent, full, and happy lives.  My Administration is dedicated to fostering opportunities for persons with Down syndrome, so they are better able to participate in our workforce and pursue their dreams.

Every human life possesses immeasurable value, and my Administration will continue to embrace and defend the inherent truth that all of God’s children should be loved and cherished.  This month is an important opportunity for Americans to reaffirm our commitment to creating a society that better appreciates and respects the dignity of life at all of its beautiful and miraculous stages.  We must devote our efforts to ensure that the United States continues to exhibit reverence for human life—both born and unborn.  Together, we can create an inclusive Nation, one where Americans with Down syndrome are embraced in schools, workplaces, and communities—one where discrimination can no longer cast a shadow of inequality.

Our country is incredibly enriched by Americans with Down syndrome.  As a Nation, we are inspired by the spirit and exuberant joy with which these treasured Americans live each day.  

First Lady Melania Trump will travel to Wyoming to visit National Parks and Landmarks

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First Lady Melania Trump will travel to Wyoming to visit National Parks and Landmarks
Washington, D.C. – First Lady Melania Trump will travel to Wyoming on Thursday, October 3rd  to visit some of America’s treasured national parks and spread the message of her initiative, BE BEST.

Earlier this month, alongside the National Park Services (NPS), Mrs. Trump and fourth grade students from a local DC school participated in the ceremonial grand reopening of the Washington Monument.  Mrs. Trump also helped distribute “Every Kid Outdoors” passes, a program of NPS that provides students with free access to hundreds of America’s beautiful national parks, lands, and waters.

The visit out west will focus on one of the First Lady’s pillars of BE BEST - well-being - and encourage fourth graders to get a park pass from NPS.gov in order to spend time outdoors and learn more about the natural beauty of our country.

In her time as First Lady, Mrs. Trump has been a strong proponent of preserving national treasures so that people may enjoy and appreciate their historic value to the nation for generations to come. In addition to speaking with children about the value of getting out in nature and our national parks, this trip will highlight a few historic natural landmarks. 

Presidential Message on National Dyslexia Awareness Month, 2019

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Presidential Message on National Dyslexia Awareness Month, 2019

During National Dyslexia Awareness Month, we recognize the significant contributions made by those living with dyslexia to the unparalleled prosperity and strength of our great Nation.  We also pledge to continue fostering an environment that enables all Americans to live more productive, happier, and fuller lives.

As the most common language-based learning disability, dyslexia affects millions of Americans.  Those living with this condition experience difficulties with writing and reading.  The impacts of dyslexia are often felt the hardest in the classroom, where students with this learning disability can become frustrated by slower rates of academic advancement compared to those of their classmates.  This month, we are reminded of the extraordinary work our country’s outstanding educators are doing to help ensure every child has the opportunity to grow and succeed both in and out of the classroom.  Further, we recognize that children with dyslexia work diligently to excel in the classroom and to build a bright future for themselves.

While dyslexia is most often associated with academic performance, the effects of this learning disability can extend into adult life and lead to difficulty finding and securing employment.  Earlier this year, the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy launched its pilot Apprenticeship Inclusion Models (AIM) initiative.  The AIM initiative will help Americans living with disabilities, like dyslexia, secure apprenticeships so they can learn valuable skills in high-demand industries.  By partnering with employers and apprenticeship programs, AIM can help individuals with disabilities take the next step toward a more fulfilling and meaningful career while earning family-sustaining wages and contributing to our country’s economic success.

Throughout this month, I encourage all Americans to seek out opportunities to remove the stigma associated with learning disabilities such as dyslexia.  Through increased awareness and advances in research—along with the support and encouragement of their fellow citizens—we can help those with dyslexia triumph in their communities and workplaces.

Presidential Proclamation on National Energy Awareness Month, 2019

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National Energy Awareness Month, 2019

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By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

     Throughout the United States, we are seeing a revitalization of our country's energy sector, which is lighting up homes, powering factories, fueling vehicles, strengthening commerce, and driving economic prosperity.  From large cities to rural communities, Americans are reaping the benefits of reduced energy costs and enjoying a renewed sense of energy security.  During National Energy Awareness Month, we recognize the role the energy industry has played in our Nation's success, and we look forward to continued energy developments that will help our economy and the American people.

     Since my inauguration, our country has experienced an energy revolution.  American crude oil production grew by nearly 20 percent last year, and the United States is now the largest crude oil producer in the world.  For the first time in six decades, we are also a net exporter of natural gas, and in 2018, we supplied liquefied natural gas to more than 36 countries on 5 different continents.  Since 2016, annual coal exports have increased more than 90 percent, and by next year, we are set to become a net energy exporter for the first time since 1953.  My Administration will continue to build on our country's energy dominance by pursuing policies that fully unleash America's vast energy resources and capabilities while promoting responsible stewardship of the environment.

     For the first time in decades, the Department of Energy is operating test facilities to develop new and better emissions-free nuclear reactor technology.  My Administration will continue to collaborate with industry and academia to focus research and development on the next generation of energy production.  By leveraging the collective strength of America's brightest researchers and entrepreneurs, we will produce the energy technologies of tomorrow, including advanced small modular nuclear reactors, transformational coal technologies, more efficient semiconductors for solar cells, and improved battery and storage technology.

     Maintaining and enhancing a modern and secure network of electric power lines, oil and natural gas pipelines, and energy storage facilities is essential to keeping energy accessible, affordable, and reliable for American businesses and American consumers.  To accomplish this, we must continue to promote growth across all sectors of our country's energy industry by approving new pipelines, strengthening grid security and resilience, removing restrictions on sensible oil and gas exploration and development, supporting clean coal technologies, and using innovative approaches through the application of artificial intelligence.  This coordination and research will provide energy security, both at home and abroad, and ensure environmental stewardship of our Nation's land, water, and air.

     This month, we highlight our Nation's abundant energy resources and pay tribute to America's energy workforce, which has ushered in a new era of American energy dominance.  At the forefront of the American energy revolution are men and women whose tenacity and resolve are undeniable and unbreakable and whose commitment to innovation has transformed the global energy landscape.  These groups include the North America's Building Trades Unions, the International Union of Operating Engineers, and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, whose members work tirelessly to build, operate, and maintain facilities, infrastructure, and equipment that allow the American people to reap the benefits of our abundant energy resources.  This is a consequential time for the American energy sector, and we will continue to help lay the foundation for our Nation's next generation of energy technologies and ensure a more secure and prosperous future for all Americans.

     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 October 2019 as National Energy Awareness Month.

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

                              DONALD J. TRUMP

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

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President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Individuals to Key Administration Posts
Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration:
James P. Danly of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, for the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 30, 2023.

James Danly is General Counsel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Before joining the Commission, he was a member of the energy regulation and litigation group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP. Danly previously served as law clerk to Judge Danny Boggs at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He was a managing director of the Institute for the Study of War and an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Danly is a former United States Army officer who served two tours in Iraq, first with an infantry company in Baghdad and then on staff at Multi-National Force—Iraq, receiving a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Danly earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and B.A. from Yale University.

Katharine MacGregor of Pennsylvania, to be the Deputy Secretary of the Interior.

Kate MacGregor is currently serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff exercising the authority of the Deputy Secretary at the Department of the Interior. MacGregor has served in several positions at the Department since joining the Trump Administration in January 2017, including Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Lands and Minerals Management. In her time at the Interior, MacGregor has worked on issues with respect to responsible domestic energy and mineral development, ending violence against American Indians and Alaska Natives, enhancing rural broadband, and other Administration priorities. Before joining the Department, she worked on Capitol Hill for ten years, serving two Chairmen of the House Natural Resources Committee, Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Doc Hastings (R-WA), and Representatives Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Thelma Drake (R-VA). MacGregor is a native of Pennsylvania and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.


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

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

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration:

William Ellison Grayson of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Estonia.

William E. Grayson is the National Director of the Family Offices of Bernstein Private Wealth Management in San Francisco, California.  In a long career of public service, Mr. Grayson has served four Presidents.  He was appointed by President Donald J. Trump to the Presidio Trust Board of Directors in San Francisco, California, where he was elected Board Chair by his fellow directors.  During the Obama Administration he served as a Regional Panelist for the White House Fellows Commission.  President George W. Bush appointed Mr. Grayson as a Commissioner on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships and nominated him to the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board.  As Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Army under President George H.W. Bush, Mr. Grayson oversaw the Army’s 2,700 lawyers.  Mr. Grayson received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his J.D. degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law.  He is the recipient of the Outstanding Civilian Service Award from the Secretary of the Army.

Donald Wright of Virginia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the United Republic of Tanzania. 

Don J. Wright, M.D., MPH, a career member of the Senior Executive Service, is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  His career at HHS includes service as Acting Assistant Secretary for Health and Acting Executive Director of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.  Dr. Wright developed and implemented the National Action Plan to Reduce Healthcare Associated Infections and Healthy People 2020, the Nation’s framework for disease prevention and health promotion initiatives.  Before joining the government as Director of the Office of Occupational Medicine at the Department of Labor, he was a clinician in Texas for 17 years.  Dr. Wright received his B.A. at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and his M.D. at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.  He received an MPH at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa.  He was honored by the American College of Preventive Medicine in 2019.

John Hennessey-Niland of Illinois, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Palau.

Mr. Hennessey-Niland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, currently serves as Political Counselor at the United States Embassy in Canberra, Australia.  Previously he was the Foreign Policy Advisor to United States Marine Corps Forces Pacific at Camp Smith, Hawaii, and the Political-Economic Chief at the United States Embassy in Suva, Fiji.  Other diplomatic assignments include Deputy Chief of Mission and later Chargé d’Affaires at the United States Embassy in Dublin, Ireland; Director at the National Security Council for the G-20/G-7; and Director of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at the United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.  Mr. Hennessey-Niland received his B.A. at Tufts University, a MALD at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a Diplome at France’s École Nationale d’Administration.  He speaks French and Dutch.  His awards include the Department of State Foreign Policy Advisors (POLAD) of the Year Award and the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Medal.


Presidential Proclamation on National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, 2019

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National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, 2019

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By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

     Across our country, far too many families and communities have felt the devastation wrought by substance abuse.  As we observe National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, we remember all who have been lost to this affliction and reaffirm our commitment to ensuring the health and safety of our fellow Americans.  Together, we will overcome this tragic crisis gripping our Nation and guarantee that future generations know the blessings of a drug-free life.

     One of the most pressing challenges we are facing is how to overcome the opioid crisis in our Nation.  From 1999 to 2017, our national family lost more than 399,000 loved ones to opioid overdoses.  I am heartened to share that recent data shows a projected decrease of 4 percent in overdose deaths in the United States from 2017 to 2018, and many of our hardest-hit States and counties may see even more significant declines.  While we have made progress in our fight, the illicit opioids, heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine flooding our communities continue to fuel addiction and destroy the lives of countless Americans.

     My Administration is unwavering in our mission to reverse the negative consequences of drug trafficking and abuse, save American lives, and set our Nation on a path to becoming stronger, healthier, and drug-free.  In January, we released the National Drug Control Strategy, which focused largely on prevention.  The Strategy details a multifaceted approach that will reduce abuse by educating the public, increasing the availability of treatment programs, and halting the influx of these poisons into our communities.  As President, I will never waver from my sacred duty to defend our Nation and will continue fighting to protect our citizens from the scourge of addiction.

     To better enable all communities to overcome the grip of addiction, we are allocating critical resources to fight this epidemic on the front lines.  Just last month, my Administration distributed nearly $2 billion in funding to State and local partners across America to assist in their response to the crisis.  We have established grants to help schools implement more effective prevention programs and invested more than ever before in our 731 Drug-Free Community coalitions across all 50 States, bringing together partners to help prevent youth drug abuse.  Additionally, my Administration's Fiscal Year 2020 National Drug Control Budget requests a record $34.6 billion for counter-drug efforts, a $1.3 billion increase from the previous year.  These resources enable States, localities, and tribal communities to provide innovative and important services to prevent and combat substance abuse.

     This month, we renew our resolve to prevent the further loss of life and prosperity caused by these problems and to finally eliminate the blight of addiction from America.  Together, we will guarantee our resilient country emerges from this crisis into a future free from substance abuse.

     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 October 2019 as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.  Through our united efforts to prevent the damaging effects of substance abuse, we will ensure a happier, healthier, and more prosperous future.  I call on parents, educators, mentors, employers, healthcare professionals, law enforcement officials, faith and community leaders, and all Americans to join me in the fight to finally resolve this crisis.

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

                              DONALD J. TRUMP