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1600 Daily: Everything White House for 6/21/17

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

Obamacare has led to higher costs and fewer health insurance options for millions of Americans. The 2010 healthcare law has brought the American people rising premiums, unaffordable deductibles, fewer insurance choices, and higher taxes. President Donald J. Trump promised to repeal and replace this disaster, and that is exactly what he is working with Congress to achieve.

Today's Events

9:45 AM: Vice President Pence delivers remarks at the U.S. Department of Justice National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety

11:30 AM: Vice President Pence participates in a call with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci

11:30 AM: President Trump receives a cybersecurity briefing

6:10 PM: President Trump tours Kirkwood Community College

6:25 PM: President Trump gives remarks at an event highlighting agricultural innovation

Photo of the Day

 Vice President Mike Pence and President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine | June 20, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

Vice President Mike Pence and President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine | June 20, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

Obamacare fact of the day

FACT: Next year, 94 out of 99 Iowa counties may only have one insurer selling Obamacare coverage and no choices.

Obamacare Fact of the Day

WHITE HOUSE UPDATES 

Yesterday, President Trump met with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine.

Yesterday, Vice President Pence delivered remarks at the National Association of Manufacturers 2017 Manufacturing Summit.

Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta spoke at the SelectUSA Investment Summit where he detailed the Trump Administration's plans to expand and invest in apprenticeships.

ICYMI: First Lady Melania Trump welcomed students from the U.S. Department of Education Presidential Scholars Program to the White House earlier this week.

Yesterday, Mrs. Karen Pence spoke at the Congressional Award Gold Medal Celebration for Military Youth.

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

"Regardless, in places and among people who have felt abandoned politically, dismissed culturally, and forgotten economically, hope has been in short supply. And for now at least, as Todd Sias put it, "The hope of [the American dream] is alive again with Donald Trump." - Daniel Allott in the Washington Examiner

"President Trump will travel to Iowa on Wednesday to highlight the need for Internet connectivity in rural areas and to promote the administration’s technology agenda..." - The Hill

"China opened its gates to US beef imports this week, giving American cattle farmers much sought-after access to the country's massive market following a 14-year ban....Announced last month, the lifting of the beef embargo was one of the first concrete results of trade discussions that began when Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Donald Trump..." - Agence France Presse