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1600 Daily: Everything White House for 9/25/17

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On Sunday, President Donald J. Trump announced the establishment of enhanced national security measures, aimed at creating—for the first time in history—minimum requirements for international cooperation to support visa and immigration vetting and adjudications for individuals seeking entry to the United States. This is a critical step toward establishing an immigration system that protects Americans’ safety and security in an era of dangerous terrorism and transnational crime. 

“Our government's first duty is to its people, to our citizens -- to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.”


Strengthening Security Standards for Traveling to America
President Trump is taking key steps to protect the American people from those who would enter our country and do us harm. The President is putting the security of the Nation first by implementing minimum security standards for immigration, enhancing security through more rigorous vetting, and properly screening individuals coming to this country in order to ensure the safety of the American people. 
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First Lady Melania Trump's First White House Kitchen Garden Event 
First Lady Melania Trump welcomed several children from the Girls and Boys Club of Greater Washington, FBR Clubhouse in Ward 8, to the White House on Friday. Along with the National Park Service (NPS), which maintains the White House grounds, the group spent time in the White House Kitchen Garden learning about the importance of the outdoors and healthy eating.
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Hurricane Maria
The federal government is continuing to provide life-saving and life-sustaining resources to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. While significant progress in being made in the response to Hurricane Maria, recovery for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be long and will require the help of the whole community. As access to ports, airfields, and roads continue to open, resources will become more easily available to the hardest hit areas. 
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First Lady Melania Trump and Prince Harry at the Invictus Games | September 23, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)


Today, President Trump will have lunch with Vice President Mike Pence. The President will then make an announcement on his Administration’s commitment to equipping the American workforce for jobs of the future. 

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to visit NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. There, the Vice President will visit with NASA officials and employees, and tour the center including the science mission bridge to the International Space Station. 


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