Hurricane Irma and 9/11 Counterterrorism Briefing
Yesterday, President Trump received a Hurricane Irma and 9/11 counterterrorism briefing from his Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism Adviser Thomas Bossert and members of his National Security Council team.
President Trump Approves Alabama Emergency Declaration
President Trump declared that an emergency exists in the State of Alabama and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irma beginning on September 8, 2017, and continuing.
Residents and business owners who sustained losses in designated counties can begin applying for assistance by registering online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
Spirit of Unity
Tonight, President Trump will host a bipartisan Senators dinner at the White House to discuss tax reform. Continuing in that spirit of unity, the President will meet this week with Sen. Tim Scott to discuss racial reconciliation, and with a bipartisan group of legislators to discuss how to “change the tone” of divisiveness in Washington.
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in a Sept. 11 observance at the Pentagon| September 11, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
Today, President Trump will meet with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt. The President will then receive his daily intelligence briefing and meet with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster. In the afternoon, the President will welcome Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak of Malaysia and lead an expanded meeting with him. The President will then meet with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. This evening, the President will host a bipartisan Senators dinner.
Vice President Pence will join President Trump to participate in an expanded bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak of Malaysia. Following, the Vice President will travel to the U.S. Capitol to participate in the Senate Republican Policy Lunch. The Vice President will then participate in a meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. In the evening, the Vice President will join the President for a bipartisan Senators dinner.
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