President Trump and V.P. Mike Pence on July 20th, 2017

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Yesterday, I met with Republican Senators at the White House and told them that now is the time for action. Obamacare was a big lie. “You can keep your doctor”—lie. “You can keep your plan”—lie. Now, people are hurting, and inaction is not an option. We must repeal and replace this disaster. The Senate should not leave for summer recess until it has passed a plan to give our people great healthcare. I’m ready to act; I have pen in hand. I’ll sign the legislation into law, and then we can celebrate for the American people.

– President Donald J. Trump

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President Trump Hosts Made in America Roundtable with American Companies
Yesterday, President Trump hosted a Made in America Roundtable with 20 American companies and 4 members of Congress. The discussions were focused on the importance of manufacturing products in American factories with American workers.
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President Trump Discusses Healthcare Plan with Members of Congress
President Trump hosted a lunch with members of Congress to discuss the problems with healthcare and to urge not only the repeal, but also the replacement of the disaster known as Obamacare. President Trump’s new plan for healthcare will substantially lower premiums, repeal burdensome taxes, expand coverage options, protect preexisting condition coverage, improve medical outcomes for low income Americans, and redirect authority from Washington D.C. to the states so they can innovate and develop the best practices for the American people.
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Vice President Pence Leads First Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity
Yesterday, Vice President Pence was joined by several elected officials at the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is designed to explore and fix vulnerabilities in the voting process to ensure the integrity of our system.
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PHOTO OF THE DAY

President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence | July 19, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

POTUS AND VP TODAY

Today, President Trump and Vice President Pence will be making an announcement at the White House regarding a Pharmaceutical Glass Packaging Initiative.

COMING UP THIS WEEK

Tomorrow, President Trump will welcome the survivors of the USS Arizona to the White House. On Saturday, President Trump will travel to Norfolk, Virginia, to attend the commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford.

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President Trump’s Weekly Address on July 7th, 2017

 

President Donald J. Trump delivers his Weekly Address to the Nation.

TODAY’S EVENTS

All times EST.

4:35 AM: President Trump attends the G-20 Summit Leaders Retreat

6:30 AM: President Trump participates in the G-20 Summit Leaders Official Photograph

7:15 AM: President Trump participates in an expanded meeting with President Peña Nieto of Mexico

7:50 AM: President Trump participates in the G-20 Summit Leaders Working Lunch

9:30 AM: President Trump participates in the G-20 Summit Leaders Working Session II

9:45 AM: President Trump participates in an expanded meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia

12:25 PM: President Trump attends the G-20 Summit Reception

1:00 PMPresident Trump attends the G-20 Summit Concert

2:15 PM: President Trump attends the G-20 Summit Social Dinner

PHOTO OF THE DAY

President Donald J. Trump speaks to the people of Poland | July 6, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

OBAMACARE FACT OF THE DAY

FACT: According to the most recent data, 1,066,360 families in Texas paid $247.5 million in penalties to the IRS for the right not to purchase health insurance.

WHITE HOUSE UPDATES

President Trump delivered remarks to the people of Poland saying, “I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken. Our values will prevail. Our people will thrive. And our civilization will triumph. So, together, let us all fight like the Poles – for family, for freedom, for country, and for God.

Polish Ambassador to the United States Piotr Wilczek on the Unbreakable Polish-American Bond, “On Thursday, as an active member of NATO and the European Union, Poland hosts President Trump on his second international trip. This visit will demonstrate the unbreakable bonds between Poland and the U.S. and address the challenges facing our neighborhood and the broader Euro-Atlantic community.”

President Trump met in Hamburg, Germany with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to coordinate on key policy areas ahead of the G20 Summit.

Vice President Pence delivered remarks at the Kennedy Space Center where he reaffirmed the Trump Administration’s commitment to lead in space exploration and discovery.

The Congressional Budget Office is using a starting point from 2016 to predict the impact of repealing and replacing Obamacare that has already been proven inaccurate. The CBO has consistently failed to accurately predict how legislation will impact health insurance coverage.

Myth vs. Reality: Democrats are claiming the healthcare bill currently being considered by the Senate will “cut” Medicaid. However, under this bill Medicaid would increase from $393 billion this year to $464 billion in 2027—and that’s adjusting for inflation. Clearly, not a “cut.”

WEST WING READS

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“Trump’s Defining Speech”

– Editorial Board, The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board praised President Trump’s historic speech in Warsaw, noting it “offered the core of what could become a governing philosophy,” and is a “determined and affirmative defense of the Western tradition.” The speech “contained affirmation of ideas and principles and related them to the current political moment,” but it’s “most provocative argument was about our way of life,” the Journal wrote, noting the speech was both a warning to the West and a call to action.
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At Fox News, former Bush and Reagan official Robert Charles writes that in Warsaw, “President Trump gave the most powerful speech of his presidency” in an “echo of Reagan’s ‘tear down this wall’ speech.” The Daily Caller wrote on the Polish crowd’s enthusiastic reception of the President by chanting “Donald Trump.”

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Domestically, The Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard cites the Trump administration’s efforts to bolster “its campaign to deport criminal illegal immigrants by getting countries to stop blocking the transfers and take them back.” Because of the effort, “countries that refuse to take back illegals has been cut in half,” representing a “big win for Trump,” Bedard writes.

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On the healthcare front, in the Omaha World-Herald, Bob Hallstrom, the National Federation of Independent Business’ Nebraska state director, writes that “repeal of Obamacare should not be a partisan issue,” outlining the soaring costs and reduced coverage Nebraskans face under the law. And The Washington Free Beacon reports that “Obamacare’s risk-adjustment program is forcing smaller health insurers and some of the remaining co-ops to pay higher charges,” rewarding some big insurers in the process.

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Economically, it was another strong jobs month. Reuters reports Wall Street extended gains on Friday, “powered by robust jobs data and a rebound in technology stocks.” More people are looking for work, the wire service said, “a sign of confidence in the labor market.”

President Trump’s Schedule for June 29th, 2017

1600 Daily: Everything White House for 6/29/17

Summary:
Get news, events and updates from the White House here at 1600 Daily.

After seven failed years of Obamacare, it is time to put the American people back in control of their own health care. President Donald J. Trump and his Administration continue to work with Congress to repeal and replace the disaster that is Obamacare.

TODAY’S EVENTS

10:30 AM: President Trump receives his daily intelligence briefing

2:00 PM: Press Briefing with Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin – Watch

3:00 PM: President Trump departs the White House en route to the Department of Energy

3:25 PM: President Trump gives remarks at the Unleashing American Energy event – Watch

6:00 PM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome President Moon of the Republic of Korea

6:15 PM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in a reception with the Republic of Korea delegation

6:30 PM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have dinner with President Moon

PHOTO OF THE DAY

 President Donald J. Trump and the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs | June 28, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

President Donald J. Trump and the 2016 World Series Champions, the Chicago Cubs | June 28, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

OBAMACARE FACT OF THE DAY

FACT: 14 out of 17 Nevada counties are projected to have zero insurers on Obamacare’s individual market in 2018.

Obamacare Fact of the Day

WHITE HOUSE UPDATES

Yesterday, President Trump held a meeting with immigration crime victims where they discussed taking strong action against illegal immigration and putting Americans’ safety first.

Yesterday, President Trump and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry hosted a tribal, State, and local energy roundtable.

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Thanks, @TendonMFG, for hosting us. I promise, @POTUS & I will not rest & will not relent until we repeal & replace Obamacare. 

Yesterday, Vice President Pence traveled to Ohio where he met with Obamacare victims and made remarks on healthcare.

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President and First Lady Trump, VP Pence Schedule for June 22nd, 2017

1600 Daily: Everything White House for 6/22/17

Summary:
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Obamacare is failing the American people. Without action to repeal and replace Obamacare, Americans are stuck with higher costs, more taxes, and fewer choices. The trend of bad news for Obamacare is continuing – Americans need relief now.

TODAY’S EVENTS

9:30 AM: Vice President Pence delivers the keynote address at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Legislative Day

11:00 AM: President Trump participates in the American Leadership in Emerging Technology Event

1:00 PM: Vice President Pence delivers remarks at the Wilson Center

3:00 PM: President Trump meets with the International Olympic Committee

7:15 PM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump host the Congressional Picnic

PHOTO OF THE DAY

 President Donald J. Trump | June 21, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

President Donald J. Trump | June 21, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

OBAMACARE FACT OF THE DAY

FACT: The American people know a bad deal when they see one. The most recent data shows that around 6.5 million Americans paid $3 billion in penalties to the IRS rather than buy unaffordable Obamacare plans.

Obamacare Fact of the Day

WHITE HOUSE UPDATES

Yesterday, President Trump visited Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he gave remarks about empowering America’s farmers and protecting our Nation’s proud farming legacy.

VIDEO: @POTUS Donald Trump stands without apology for the men and women of law enforcement – and he always will.

Yesterday, Vice President Pence delivered remarks at the National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety.

Yesterday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, M.D., met with individuals who are facing lack of choice because of Obamacare.

Yesterday, President Trump held a meeting with cybersecurity and energy sector representatives.

The application period for the Fall 2017 White House Internship Program closes this Friday, June 23. Interested applicants can apply here.

WHAT WE ARE READING

“In order for us to expand prosperity and extend economic opportunity to more Americans, we must remain on the cutting edge. This means that government at all levels must focus on removing barriers to innovation and ensuring that technological advances aren’t strangled by bureaucratic red tape.”FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in New Hampshire Union Leader

“The White House is gathering technology leaders on Thursday to discuss how the industry aims to drive economic growth in emerging technology areas like wireless broadband and drones .” The Hill

..the nation’s second-largest health insurer announced Wednesday it plans to pull out of ObamaCare exchanges in Indiana and Wisconsin next year — a move that fueled GOP calls on Capitol Hill to upend the law. ” Fox News

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