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McEnany: Administration found siege ‘appalling’
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McEnany: Administration found siege ‘appalling’

(STL.News) White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says President Donald Trump’s administration found the siege of the U.S. Capitol to be “appalling, reprehensible and antithetical to the American way.” Trump himself has not condemned the violence. (Jan. 7) But while McEnany’s statement to the press Thursday broke the White House’s silence a day after the violence, Trump himself remained quiet. McEnany, for the first time, said that the White House was committed to the “orderly transition of power” to President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration. She also took pains to try to draw a distinction between the “violent rioters” and other Trump supporters who attended the president’s rally in Washington just before the siege of the Capitol. But McEnany took no questions....
Presidential Message – First Birthday of the United States Space Force
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Presidential Message – First Birthday of the United States Space Force

Today, December 20th is the 1st Anniversary for the United States Space Force Washington, DC (STL.News) Today, the White House released the following Presidential Message: As Commander in Chief, I send my best wishes to the men and women of the United States Space Force on its first birthday! Over 50 years ago, Americans produced one of history’s most triumphant achievements by taking “one small step for man” and “one giant leap for mankind.”  As our beautiful American Flag was planted on the Moon’s surface, it was clear what had brought humans to this new and wondrous frontier—the American spirit.  One year ago, we opened another chapter in the extraordinary history of American leadership in space, and strengthened America’s heritage as the world’s greatest arsenal of democracy.  T...
First Lady Melania Trump Announces Halloween at the White House
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First Lady Melania Trump Announces Halloween at the White House

(STL.News) – On Sunday, October 25, 2020, the White House grounds will open to ghosts, fairies, superheroes, tiny goblins and other costumed trick-or-treaters as celebrations commence for the Trump Administration’s fourth annual Halloween festivities at the White House.  Gates will open to frontline workers, military families and schoolchildren, accompanied by their parents, from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM. This year’s Halloween event will feature a vibrant display of bright-colored leaves that will envelop the South Portico columns in various shades of autumn.  An array of chrysanthemums will also cascade down the East and West staircases, presenting subtle highlights of nature’s beauty and will be intermixed with festive pumpkins waiting to greet an audience of costumed trick-or-treaters. Extr...
Kentucky Governor Beshear: White House Recommends Limited Gatherings in Red, Orange Counties
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Kentucky Governor Beshear: White House Recommends Limited Gatherings in Red, Orange Counties

Gov. Beshear: White House Recommends More Limits on Small Gatherings in Red, Orange Counties Public, private gatherings ideally should not extend beyond immediate family FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday said the White House is saying Kentuckians in red or orange counties shouldn’t have gatherings at all beyond their immediate families. The Governor noted Kentucky already has guidance limiting to 10 or fewer people gatherings such as backyard barbecues and house parties, but the recommendation from the White House this week goes even further. “There is so much spread at family gatherings, events at the house, as well as weddings and funerals,” the Governor said.  “At the very least, we need people to be a lot more cognizant of the dangers of these gatherings, especi...
Proclamation on Made In America Day and Made In America Week, 2020
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Proclamation on Made In America Day and Made In America Week, 2020

Proclaim October 5, 2020 as Made in America Day and October 4 through October 10, 2020 as Made in America Week Washington, DC (STL.News) The White House released the following, yesterday, Saturday, October 3, 2020: The “Made in America” stamp stands for excellence in craftsmanship.  It is a testament to the expertise of our millions of inventors, craftsmen, tradesmen, and laborers who make up the most skilled, innovative, and dedicated workforce in the world.  On Made in America Day, and throughout Made in America Week, we commend these hardworking men and women and recommit ourselves to strengthening American manufacturing as we rebuild the greatest economy in our Nation’s history for a second time. For too long, politicians failed to recognize the critical importance of using American ...
White House News: Proclamation on Child Health Day, 2020
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White House News: Proclamation on Child Health Day, 2020

Washington, DC (STL.News) The White House released the following Proclamation Saturday, October 3, 2020: Children are one of life’s greatest blessings. They bring boundless joy to families and enrich our communities.  On Child Health Day, we are reminded of our solemn obligation to love and protect these precious lives, and we recommit to helping America’s youth reach their full potential. Our Nation is home to the greatest doctors and medical professionals in the world, and yet, the health of too many American children is compromised at the earliest stages of life.  To end this tragedy, my Administration is taking action to empower doctors and families so that children thrive at every stage of development.  To reduce the rate of infant death, we have invested more than $100 million in t...
White House News: Proclamation on Fire Prevention Week, 2020
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White House News: Proclamation on Fire Prevention Week, 2020

Washington, DC (STL.News) The White House released the following Proclamation, Saturday, October 3, 3030: During Fire Prevention Week, we are reminded to keep doing our part to prevent fires before they tragically claim lives and destroy homes, businesses, and natural resources.  Every American can play a role in raising awareness about preventing fires and taking simple precautions to help prevent fire-related deaths and injuries.  We also commend our Nation’s brave firefighters and emergency workers who risk their health and safety each day, and we solemnly remember those who gave their lives in service to protect Americans and our communities.  This week, I encourage all Americans to take steps to prepare their family, property, and community on what to do before, during, and after a f...
President Donald J. Trump Approves New York Disaster Declaration
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President Donald J. Trump Approves New York Disaster Declaration

Washington, DC (STL.News) Despite President Trumps' chaotic schedule Friday created by the announcement of him being diagnosed with COVID-19, his work of managing the government continues.  The White House released the following statement: Friday, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of New York and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Isaias on August 4, 2020. Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Tropical Storm Isaias in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk. Federal funding is also available on a cost-...
White House Announces 2020 Fall Garden Tours
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White House Announces 2020 Fall Garden Tours

(STL.News) – This fall, the White House will open its gardens and grounds to visitors.  The grounds will be open on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, and Sunday, October 18, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover firsthand the beauty of the South Lawn, First Ladies Garden, White House Kitchen Garden, and the newly renovated Rose Garden.  In August of 2020, First Lady Melania Trump unveiled the restoration the iconic Rose Garden. This event is free and open to the public, however, a ticket is required for all attendees (including small children).  The National Park Service (NPS) will distribute free, timed tickets near the public entrance at the corner of 15th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest throughout each tour day.  The entry...
United States; Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Global Health Security Agenda
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United States; Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Global Health Security Agenda

United States; Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Global Health Security Agenda Annual Report (STL.News) – President Donald J. Trump has no greater priority than the health and safety of the American people.  In today’s interconnected world, we must work to ensure health security across the globe to protect Americans. The White House has released the annual report, “Strengthening Health Security Across the Globe: Progress and Impact of United States Government Investments in the Global Health Security Agenda,” which highlights contributions the United States has made as the global health leader to improve the capacity of our international partners to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. While this report covers progress during the period before the ...
President Donald J. Trump is Promoting Peace and Stability in the Middle East
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President Donald J. Trump is Promoting Peace and Stability in the Middle East

Today, nations across the region and throughout the world are joining together, united in their determination to build a better future Washington, DC (STL.News) SECURING HISTORIC AGREEMENTS: President Donald J. Trump hosted the official signing ceremony for the historic peace agreements between Israel and Arab nations. Today, President Trump presided over the signing ceremony at the White House to establish the foundation of the peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). Bahrain also accepted the President’s invitation to participate in the ceremony, following their agreement with Israel last week. In August, the President secured an agreement to normalize relations between the U.A.E. and Israel – the first such agreement between Israel and a major Arab co...
US Tightens Grip of Dealing With China
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US Tightens Grip of Dealing With China

(STL.News) The White House has asked U.S. government agencies for extensive details of any funding that seeks to counter China`s global influence and business practices, or supports Beijing, amid growing tensions between Washington and Beijing. ? YouTube video courtesy of WION News
President Donald J. Trump Announces Additions to White House Staff
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President Donald J. Trump Announces Additions to White House Staff

Washington, DC (STL.News) Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the additions of Kayleigh McEnany and Alyssa Farah to the White House staff.  McEnany, currently the National Press Secretary for Donald J. Trump for President, will serve as the White House Press Secretary.  Farah is joining the White House as Director of Strategic Communications from her current role as Press Secretary for the Department of Defense.  In addition, Ben Williamson, currently Senior Advisor to the White House Chief of Staff, will work with McEnany and Farah as Senior Communications Advisor.
White House News: Twenty-one Nominations Sent to the Senate
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White House News: Twenty-one Nominations Sent to the Senate

Washington, DC (STL.News) Monday the White House released the following list of nominations that has been sent to the Senate: Daniel Asia, of Arizona, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2024, vice Bruce Carter, term expired. Jennifer Yue Barber, of Kentucky, to be Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador. Jennifer Yue Barber, of Kentucky, to be Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Winifred Bingham, of Florida, to be a Member o...
NAR Applauds Administration’s Actions to Increase Americans’ Access to Affordable Housing
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NAR Applauds Administration’s Actions to Increase Americans’ Access to Affordable Housing

  WASHINGTON/ June 25, 2019 (STL.News) National Association of Realtors® President John Smaby issued the following statement this afternoon after President Trump signed an Executive Order intended to combat housing affordability concerns across much of the nation. “For nearly four decades, U.S. household incomes have increased at a slower rate than home prices, a problem that was only made worse by the Great Recession,” Smaby, a second generation Realtor® and broker at Edina Realty in Edina, Minnesota, said. “Today, despite historic economic growth and recovery, misguided regulations and gaps in new home constructions have stopped far too many Americans from purchasing a home. “The National Association of Realtors® thanks President Trump for taking much-needed steps to address hou...
F-35B Conducts First-Time Flyover Above White House
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F-35B Conducts First-Time Flyover Above White House

? WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) - A rare F-35 flyover occurred today above the White House South Lawn in Washington, D.C. today.  The first-ever F-35 White House flyover was flown by a U.S. Marine Corps F-35B, from VMFAT-501, based at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina.  The flyover commemorates Polish President Andrzej Duda’s visit to the White House today.  Poland has announced its intent to acquire 32 F-35s, a significant step on the path to bringing 5th Generation capability to Poland’s armed forces and further strengthening our critical US-Poland partnership across government, military and industry. The flyover comes the same week the F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martinreached a handshake agreement announcing the lowest cost F-35s in history.  The agreement, kno...