Saturday, November 18, 2017

The White House - 1600 Daily: Promoting International Peace and Security

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President Donald J. Trump visits Vietnam | November 11, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Tax Reform that Makes Numbers Move
Today, President Donald J. Trump will be at the U.S. Capitol to talk America First tax reform with the House Republican Conference. The President’s priorities have been consistent: cutting tax rates for middle-income families, simplifying the tax code, and slashing the corporate tax rate to promote job growth and bring overseas profits back to the U.S. economy. Pay raises from these tax cuts could put around $5,000 back in American pockets, allowing more hardworking American families to enjoy financial prosperity and peace of mind. Dramatic tax cuts, massive job creation, and competitive American business are at the heart of America First tax reform.

Growing America’s Global Relationships in Asia
During President Trump’s recent historical trip to Asia, he made tremendous efforts to invest in American workers, encourage fair and reciprocal trade, generate unified resolve to denuclearize North Korea, promote a free and open Indo-Pacific region, and express the United States’ commitment to Asia.

“I'm here to advance peace, to promote security, and to work with you to achieve a truly free and open Indo-Pacific, where we are proud and we have sovereign nations, and we thrive, and everybody wants to prosper,” President Trump said of his trip.

In China, South Korea, and Vietnam, new trade and investment deals were announced that will create jobs for American workers, increase American exports, and stimulate investments in American communities. President Trump underscored the importance of rebalancing bilateral economic relationships with all countries he visited, advancing fair trade and working towards ending years of unbalanced trade that has left too many Americans behind. Additionally, President Trump called upon all responsible nations to work to compel the North Korean regime to denuclearize and strengthened existing relations with Asian nations that will propel regional development and prosperity.

Read more about the strides President Trump made towards global prosperity here. 
Continuing Relief and Recovery in Texas
Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence visited Austin, Texas, on Wednesday to receive a briefing on Hurricane Harvey disaster relief and recovery efforts at the FEMA Joint Field Office. The Vice President thanked the hard-working men and women of FEMA and emergency responders for their dedication and he made clear that the Administration has made the full resources of the federal government available to the people of Texas during the recovery. He was joined by Governor Greg Abbott, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, and FEMA Administrator Brock Long.

See more here.


In the morning, President Donald J. Trump traveled to the U.S. Capitol, where he delivered remarks on tax reform to the House Republican Conference.
Tonight, the Vice President will speak at the Tax Foundation's annual dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

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