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1600 Daily: Everything White House 10/27/17
October 27, 2017

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Yesterday, Congress passed a pro-growth 2018 joint budget resolution, setting the stage for economic relief for the American people in the form of tax cuts, job creation, and simplification of the burdensome tax code. President Donald J. Trump applauds Congress for taking preliminary steps toward pro-jobs, pro-business, pro-America economic reform. Read the full statement from the Press Secretary here and learn more about the Unified Framework for Tax Reform here.


Keeping America’s Middle Class Strong and Prosperous
On Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence published an op-ed in the Denver Post in advance of his visit to Denver, Colorado. “Tax cuts are long overdue. It’s been more than 30 years since President Ronald Reagan passed the last major tax reform, and since those days, America has fallen behind…. In recent years, Denver alone has lost 5 percent of its middle class,” Vice President Pence wrote. The Unified Framework for Tax Reform is specifically oriented to serving the middle class and keeping more dollars in the pockets of hardworking Americans. Read the Vice President’s full op-ed here.

Decisive Action on the Opioid Crisis
Yesterday at the White House, President Trump declared the nationwide opioid crisis in the United States a public health emergency. President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump spoke on the impact of America’s epidemic of drug addiction on children and families, and commended the courageous individuals working to combat the opioid crisis in various ways.

In his remarks, the President recalled the tragic loss of his brother Fred, and urged Americans never to begin using addictive substances. “Illegal drug use is not a victimless crime,” the President said. “There is nothing admirable, positive, or socially desirable about it… We want the next generation of young Americans to know the blessings of a drug-free life.” Read more about President Trump’s strategy to fight the opioid crisis here.

Developments Ahead for American Aerospace
President Trump and his Administration are creating a new program to accelerate the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, also known as drones) into American aerospace. Until now, America’s outdated aerospace regulations have driven Americans to establish offshore zones for drone innovation and testing. The pilot program will increase the number and complexity of UAS operations in the United States and pave the way for developing a national aerospace regulatory system.

Read more on what this means for American aviation here.

Photo of the Day

POTUS signs a Memorandum

President Donald J. Trump, joined by First Lady Melania Trump, signs a Presidential Memorandum ordering the Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency | October 26, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)


Today, President Trump will receive his daily intelligence briefing, followed by a meeting with the Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke. Vice President Mike Pence will be in North Dakota visiting Minot Air Force Base for a briefing on base operations and a tour of the launch facility.

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