A concerned Trump called @SpeakerRyan today about reports he was planning to step down. @PressSec said Ryan assured @POTUS the reports were not accurate.

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20 September 2018
Trump Jr. calls Trump-appointed FCC chairman "Obama's FCC chairman" in net neutrality tweet
Thousands of names from Sacramento used in fake FCC comments - kcranews
Trump official rips Tillerson: He's "irrelevant" and "not really speaking for the administration"
9 month ago
[email protected] on @POTUS: "He's ready for 2018, he's always looking to help people's lives be better and he's focused on tax cuts." @IngrahamAngle
9 month ago
"President Trump spoke with Putin earlier today and a read out will be sent later tonight," says @PressSec.
9 month ago
[email protected]: "Manufacturing Optimism Rose to Another All-Time High in the Latest @ShopFloorNAM Outlook Survey"
9 month ago
@Neomi_Rao: "Deregulatory action is a broader category than just regulations."
9 month ago
@Neomi_Rao: "There's still a long way to go, it would be very hard for me to quantify."
9 month ago
@NancyPelosi: The path before us is clear: Congress must act quickly to SaveTheInternet by passing @USRepMikeDoyle's resolution to overturn this disastrous decision.
9 month ago
@NancyPelosi: @AjitPaiFCC has eagerly led the effort to saddle consumers with higher costs and less choice, throttle competition and punish entrepreneurs and small businesses.
@NancyPelosi: The power of the Internet has always been rooted in its role as a level playing field where the best ideas, not the deepest pockets, succeed. The @FCC's decision to repeal NetNeutrality is nothing short of radical.
9 month ago
"A lot of these really are up to the agencies." @Neomi_Rao
$570 million/year in cost savings, according to @Neomi_Rao of OMB.
9 month ago
Savings of $8.1 billion from deregulatory actions being taken by US government, according to @Neomi_Rao. "We're planning to keep up the deregulatory efforts."
9 month ago
@Neomi_Rao: "When the government is interfering less in people's lives, they have greater opportunity to pursue their goals."
Now in the @WhiteHouse press briefing room: @Neomi_Rao, administrator of OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
Rep Blake Farenthold R-TX to retire: "I had no idea how to run a Congressional office"
US Department of State: The US remains extremely concerned for Joshua Holt's deteriorating health and welfare under the custody of Venezuela intelligence agency. His life should not be jeopardized. We call on Venezuelan government to grant immediate consular access and release him on humanitarian grounds.
9 month ago
[email protected]: In 1960, there were approximately 20,000 pages in the Code of Federal Regulations. Today there are over 185,000 pages, as seen in the Roosevelt Room. Today, we CUT THE RED TAPE! It is time to SET FREE OUR DREAMS and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
@keithellison: There's no other way to put this: The Republicans on the FCC who just voted to repeal net neutrality are trying to screw over the American people so a few massive corporations can make more money.9 month ago
@keithellison: There's no other way to put this: The Republicans on the FCC who just voted to repeal net neutrality are trying to screw over the American people so a few massive corporations can make more money.
9 month ago
[email protected]: When Americans are free to thrive, innovate, and prosper, there is no challenge too great, no task too large, and no goal beyond our reach. We are a nation of explorers, pioneers, innovators and inventors. We are nation of people who work hard, dream big, and who never, ever give up
Jeff Merkley says he plans to introduce a Congressional Review Act resolution that would reverse the FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules
9 month ago
[email protected]: Today, we gathered in the Roosevelt Room for one single reason: to CUT THE RED TAPE! For many decades, an ever-growing maze of regs, rules, and restrictions has cost our country trillions of dollars, millions of jobs, countless American factories, and devastated entire industries.
NY AG Eric Schneiderman says he will file a lawsuit to stop what he calls the "illegal rollback" of net neutrality rules.
9 month ago
Bernie Sanders on MSNBC: "This is a gift for wealthy Republican campaign contributors. In the Senate bill 62% of the benefits go to the top 1%. 40% of the benefits go to the top 1/10th of 1%. At the end of 10 years, 83 million middle class families will be paying more in taxes."
Asked about the departure of @Omarosa45 from the WH staff next month, Pres said I like Omarosa. Omarosa's a good person.9 month ago
Asked about the departure of @Omarosa45 from the WH staff next month, Pres said "I like Omarosa. Omarosa's a good person."
9 month ago
Trump at regulations event: "By ending excessive regulation we are defending democracy + draining the swamp. Truly, we are draining the swamp."
"Black women have long been on the forefront of change and progress in this country. Sadly, we are so often left on the sidelines of critical discussions and policymaking that disparately impacts us and the communities we support," @RepBonnie
President Trump cuts the red tape at event celebrating what he calls his administration's strides on deregulation.9 month ago
President Trump cuts the red tape at event celebrating what he calls his administration's strides on deregulation.
Sen Mike spox Conn Carroll: "Sen. Lee is undecided on the bill in its current form. Sen. Lee continues to work to make the CTC (child tax credit) as beneficial as possible to American working families."
9 month ago
Asked about Rubio and the GOP tax bill, Trump says he's confident in the end, that "Senator Rubio will be there"
9 month ago
"I think we will get there," says @POTUS of TaxBill. "It'll be the greatest Christmas present that a lot of people have ever received,"
9 month ago
[email protected]: "I like @OMAROSA. Omarosa's a good person."
@POTUS: This is what we have now and this is where we were in 1960.9 month ago
@POTUS: "This is what we have now and this is where we were in 1960."
9 month ago
[email protected]: "We are Americans and the future belongs to us."
"Let's set forth our dreams." — President Trump
9 month ago
[email protected]: "Truly, we are draining the swamp."
9 month ago
[email protected]: "Regulation is a stealth taxation."
9 month ago
[email protected]: "In 1960, there were approximately 20,000 pages in the code of federal regulations. Today there are over 185,000 pages/."
President Trump's permitting-process chart returns for his remarks on cutting regulations.
GOP congressman tells reporters that Trump told him he is open to reform of Medicare, SS "on the first day of his second term."
9 month ago
[email protected]: "Cutting through this maze is critical to restoring our nation's competitiveness."
I love this chart, says @POTUS. This is the process you had to go through to get permits for a highway or a roadway.9 month ago
"I love this chart," says @POTUS. "This is the process you had to go through to get permits for a highway or a roadway."
President Trump says he's challenging his administration "to push even harder to cut even more regulations in 2018—and that should just about do it. I don't know if we'll have any left to cut."
9 month ago
Cornyn on Rubio opposition to tax reform plan - "we are still working with him and expect to satisfy his concern"
9 month ago
[email protected]: "The stock market is soaring to new record levels."
9 month ago
[email protected]: "For every one new regulation, we have eliminated 22."
Trump says 22 federal regulations have been eliminated for every new regulation. Says growth of red tape has come to a screeching halt.9 month ago
Trump says 22 federal regulations have been eliminated for every new regulation. Says growth of red tape has come to a screeching halt.
9 month ago
[email protected]: "For the first time in decades, we achieved regulatory savings. Hasn't happened in many decades. We blew our target out of the water."
POTUS: "This country was going economically down" before he became president.
9 month ago
[email protected]: "We ordered that for every one new regulation two old regulations must be eliminated."
9 month ago
POTUS: "We aimed for 2-for-1 and in 2017 we hit 22-for-1" in ratio of eliminating old regulations to new ones.
9 month ago
POTUS: "We blew our target out of the water."
Red tape of regulation has come "to a sudden, screeching and beautiful halt." - POTUS
@POTUS: We have beautiful clean coal, another source of energy.9 month ago
@POTUS: "We have beautiful clean coal, another source of energy."
"It's a lot of regulations," begins @POTUS with remarks "to cut the red tape of regulation."
Omarosa: "As the only African American woman in this White House, as a senior staff and assistant to the president, I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people."
9 month ago
Sarah Sanders was asked if there were other high-ranking African-Americans in the administration after Omarosa's exit. She did not provide a single name and began talking about Trump's value for diversity in general.
[email protected] says President Trump congratulated Rupert Murdoch on 21st Century Fox sale earlier today, thinks "this could be a great thing for jobs."
Sanders says WH "pretty confident" tax cut bill will be approved by both houses of Congress early next week. And @VP delaying departure to Egypt and Israel in case his voted need in the Senate.
POTUS: We have a really diverse team.9 month ago
POTUS: "We have a really diverse team."
.@replouiegohmert: So many on the Special Counsel's force aren't just biased - they're oozing hatred for Trump out of every pore.9 month ago
[email protected]: "So many on the Special Counsel's force aren't just biased - they're oozing hatred for Trump out of every pore."
Asked if Roy Moore should give his concession speech soon, @PressSec says, It probably sounds like it maybe should have already taken place.9 month ago
Asked if Roy Moore should give his concession speech soon, @PressSec says, "It probably sounds like it maybe should have already taken place."
"April, I'm looking forward to having some pie with you momentarily," concludes @PressSec in remark to @AprilDRyan.
Asked about SandyHook5yrs, @PressSec replies with comments "about national security as a whole," avoiding directly mentioning guncontrol. "I don't think there's any one thing you could do" to prevent "these horrible, horrible tragedies."
9 month ago
[email protected]: Admin. strives to be more diverse.
"We have a really diverse team. We always want to continue to grow the diversity," Sarah Sanders responds when asked how many high level African-American staffers now work at White House, after Omarosa departure.
Rubio says he'll vote NO on the tax bill as written unless the refundable portion of the child tax credit increases from $1,100.
On Sen. Rubio's opposition to tax bill over concerns about the child tax credit, @PressSec says, "We think we've made great strides and frankly pretty historic movement in terms of the child tax creditWe're going to keep working with him."
Sarah Huckabee Sanders won't say how many high level African American staffers are now at the White House. "We have a really diverse team…We always want to continue to grow the diversity."
Sen Susan Collins reacting to House CR not including A-M or reinsurance: "that was never the plan." Says Senate will add them in.
"I'm not going to go into a detailed process" on the @Omarosa45 "resignation."
9 month ago
Sarah Sanders was just asked why taxpayers have to continue paying Omarosa's six-figure salary for another month if her resignation is effective immediately. Sanders said she would not comment on personnel matters.
"We certainly support a free and fair internet," answers @PressSec on @FCC NetNeutrality vote.
[email protected] on FCC ruling on NetNeutrality: "We certainly support a free and fair internet."
"The president likes Omarosa." — Sarah Huckabee Sanders, on the most recently departed White House aide.
9 month ago
"She'll be here later this afternoon," @PressSec says of @Omarosa45 who has resigned. "I'm not going to weigh in any further."
Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Paul Ryan potential departure: "The president did speak to the speaker not too long ago, and let him in no uncertain terms that if that news was true he was very unhappy with it."
A concerned Trump called @SpeakerRyan today about reports he was planning to step down. @PressSec said Ryan assured @POTUS the reports were not accurate.
9 month ago
"I don't think it was very accurate reporting" that @SpeakerRyan is contemplating retiring soon, says @PressSec, adding @POTUS spoke with him today and was assured he's not leaving Congress soon.
9 month ago
[email protected]: "@POTUS likes @GDouglasJones and looks forward to meeting him in person."
9 month ago
@PressSec "He likes Doug Jones and looks forward to meeting him in person," @PressSec says of @POTUS and the victor in ALSen when asked if @MooreSenate should concede.
9 month ago
[email protected]: "What have I learned this past year? Some of my favorite things would probably be to take time to appreciate some of the really incredible moments."
9 month ago
[email protected]: "We're going to keep working with [@marcorubio] until we get the job done."
9 month ago
"Overwhelmingly the middle class will get a huge tax break," says @PressSec of TaxBill.
9 month ago
[email protected]: "As @POTUS said yesterday we're at the final stages of historic tax cuts and reforms."
@RandPaul: The proposed military spending bill busts budget caps. We can be strong while also eliminating waste and making smart choices. Fiscal conservatives should oppose busting our budget caps. I will.
Federal watchdog: Trump admin broke the law with retweet on air traffic control
The FCC just voted along party lines to repeal net neutrality protections
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: This is the right call by @AjitPaiFCC and the @FCC. The way to keep the internet free and open and protect consumers is to crack down on internet service providers that would abuse open access.
FCC Commissioner Clyburn: "What saddens me the most today is that the agency that is supposed to protect you is actually abandoning you. But what I am pleased to be able to say today is that the fight to save net neutrality does not end today."
@SenGillibrand: After we placed a hold on his nomination, Michael Dourson withdrew his name from consideration to lead the EPA's chemical safety office. His ties to the chemical industry made clear that he was unfit for the job. This is a huge win for families in New York and across the country.
@FCC just axed the #NetNeutrality rules in a 3-2 vote along party lines.
"War with North Korea is an all-out war against the government," @LindseyGrahamSC said. "There is no surgical strike option."
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: "When when the current protections are abandoned and the rules that have been officially in place since 2015 are repealed, we will have a cheshire cat version of net neutrality."
"This is pure speculation. As the speaker himself said today, he's not going anywhere any time soon" AsheLee Strong, spokeswoman for Speaker Ryan on retirement rumors.
9 month ago
Former high-level intel officials — including John Brennan, Jim Clapper, Michael Morell and Michael Hayden — recently submitted an amicus brief about Russian "cut outs" as part of a lawsuit brought against Trump and Roger Stone.
Lindsey Graham: If North Korea tests again, there will be a 70 percent chance that Trump orders an attack
"We're not done yet" on Iran, per US Amb @nikkihaley
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: "This is the new norm at the FCC. A norm where the majority ignores the will of the people."
US "specific steps" per @nikkihaley to include "calling out Iran on what they're doing, decertifying the process, having the president say to Congress, 'We've got to look at this behavior,' working with the Secretary-General"
"We've also seen cyber attacks and other things" from Iran that violating the @UN Security Council resolution, per @nikkihaley
US Amb to @UN @nikkihaley says push back vs Iran will involve multiple steps but that "we're going to be forceful about this"
"Now they realize they can't look the other way any longer," per Amb @nikkihaley "You will see us build a coalition to really push back against Iran"
"We are already getting [international] support for the fact that we have to do something" per @nikkihaley "Now they see the president [@POTUS] actually was right" on Iran
@SenCapito: Taxreform will nearly double the standard deduction that is already used by 83% of West Virginians.
@SenCapito: Taxreform will also increase the ChildTaxCredit for families, make American businesses more competitive globally and lead to higher wages and more opportunities for our workers.
The Iran missile behind her, other evidence on display today "is from the last 2 attacks coming from Yemen" per @nikkihaley "This is blatant violation of what they are not supposed to be doing"
"On advice of security, we need to take a brief recess," declares @AjitPaiFCC.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai gets note, stops mid sentence, as he gives statement on net neutrality, says that on the advice of security, they have to immediately recess. Room being cleared.
"These are the things that will be dangerous, that will lead us to the next North Korea if we don't do something to stop it" per US Amb @nikkihaley re Iran
Maine Senators Susan Collins and Angus King are urging FCC Chair Ajit Pai to cancel today's vote on net neutrality repeal.
"Iran has hidden behind the nuclear deal constantly threatening to get out of it" per @nikkihaley "but these are the things they're doing while we're all looking the other way"
"We've seen stagnant wages; we've seen a stagnant economy for way too long, so I am excited about what it means for everybody - more take home pay, more jobs, bringing jobs home from overseas, and yes, we want to get this done by Christmas," @CathyMcmorris.
"There is a lot more of uncomfortable evidence that the int'l community will look at and realize how dangerous this is" per @nikkihaley Iran "a growing threat"
Paul Ryan is contemplating retiring after the 2018 elections
US looking to "find ways to stop Iran from what it's doing" with @UN Security Council, per @nikkihaley
For US, @POTUS decertifying the Iran nuke deal was the 1st step, per Amb @nikkihaley "so that Congress can start looking at these other things that Iran is doing"
"There is no denying that these have Iranian marks all over them" per @nikkihaley
"Iran believes it has been given a pass" per @nikkihaley "It is incumbent upon the int'l community to show not only are they not being given a pass but all of these actions have to stop and stop immediately"
"What happened in Alabama means that Texas is more possible," Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke, who's challenging Sen. Ted Cruz, told NBC News. "It all shows the set of conditions are right."
"When you look at this missile, this is terrifying, absolutely terrifying" per US Amb @nikkihaley
UN Amb. Nikki Haley: "This is not just about the nuclear program. This is about everything else they're doing. Iran believes they have been given a pass."
"Iran is determined to undermine the international consensus against its conduct" per @nikkihaley "We must speak with one voice in exposing the government for what it is - a threat to the peace and security of the entire world"
"These weapons were supplied by the Iranian government. The evidence is undeniable" per @nikkihaley ""The weapons might as well have had 'Made in Iran' sticker on them"
Trump spoke with Murdoch ahead of Disney deal to make sure Murdoch wasn't selling Fox News, person briefed on the call said
Entire @UN Security Council being invited to see the evidence first hand, along with other countries and members of Congress, says @nikkihaley
"This evidence demonstrates a pattern of behavior" by Iran Tehran says @nikkihaley
US Amb to @UN @nikkihaley also say US has Iranian anti tank guided missile - with range of +2 miles, material from kamikaze drone to take out radar sites and explosive boats - "All of these weapons include parts made in Iran"
"It was made in Iran and then sent to Houthi militants in Yemen" per @nikkihaley
Lack of stabilizer fins, plus 9 valves on missile telltale sign it is Iran's, per @nikkihaley Also cites logo of Iranian company on missile
The [short-range ballistic] missile was used to attack an int'l civilian airport in a G20 country. Just imagine if this missile had been launched at Dulles Airport or JFK per @nikkihaley9 month ago
"The [short-range ballistic] missile was used to attack an int'l civilian airport in a G20 country. Just imagine if this missile had been launched at Dulles Airport or JFK" per @nikkihaley
"Behind me is an example… the recovered pieces of a missile fired by Houthi militants from Yemen in to SaudiArabia" per @nikkihaley, says intended target was civilian airport
US has "concrete evidence of illegal Iranian weapons proliferation gatherred from direct military attacks on our partners" per @nikkihaley
9 month ago
[email protected]: As a candidate, I promised we would pass a massive tax cut for the everyday, working Americans. If you make your voices heard, this moment will be forever remembered as a great new beginning – the dawn of a brilliant American future shining with PATRIOTISM, PROSPERITY AND PRIDE!
US Ambassador to the @UN @nikkihaley sharing US evidence on Iran violating its international violations - "We have a story to tell and it's a very important one"
FCC adds "blue alerts" to "notify the public of threats to law enforcement and to help apprehend dangerous suspects"
A pair of @usairforce F-22 jets intercepted two Russian Su-25 jets over Syria yesterday. The American fighter jets, according to @DeptofDefense officials, fired warning flares after the Russian jets crossed a "de-conflciiton" line.
Updated @VP schedule for next week amid TaxBill vote.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions at US-Mexico Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting Transnational Criminal Organizations: We discussed concrete ways we can make this better and that's what we intend to do. We are committed to this effort and I believe that we can and will be successful.
Republican Rep. Mike Coffman breaks with his party, says the FCC should delay the net neutrality vote, says that altering the rules "may well have significant unanticipated negative consequences."
This afternoon @POTUS will update "the nation on the administration's promise to remove two regulations for every one added, as outlined in EO 13771, and the overall effort to rid the federal government of bad, excessive, and outdated regulations," according to @WhiteHouse.
"Demand can create a supply. Supply can create a demand. I think we're heading in the wrong direction on both of those issues." AG Sessions
"We are facing an unprecedented drug crisis in America, perhaps in the entire world," declares US Attorney General Sessions. "This government will not accept these trends."
@SecNielsen of @DHSgov: Detecting, deterring, and dismantling these transnational criminal organizations continues to be of utmost importance to the Trump administration. The United States is proud to call Mexico its partner in targeting this threat.
Just in case his vote is needed, WH says @VP will remain in US for Senate vote on revised tax cut bill. Will then depart on Mideast trip that includes talks with Egyptian Pres al-Sisi and PM @netanyahu and address to the Israeli Knesset
Bernie Sanders: At this moment when our democratic institutions are in peril, ending NetNeutrality protections would be devastating. The FCC must vote against ending a free and open internet.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: In the words of @RepKevinBrady: "We will consider the best ideas from the House- and Senate-passed legislation."
Deputy Sec. Sullivan: We continue to advance shared goal of developing new ways to disrupt transnational criminal organizations and the network of criminal activity they perpetuate…Close collaboration is the only way we can tackle a problem that has no regard for national borders.
"Beginning early on in 2018 we will see those withholdings reduced, which means everyone will have more take home pay, higher paychecks which has been one of our goals in this legislation," @CathyMcMorris.
@RepSchneider: In the 5 years since Sandy Hook, the House has paused 40 times for moments of silence to recognize victims of gun violence, but taken no action to improve our laws on gun safety. The 26 children and educators who lost their lives that day deserve more, we must HonorWithAction
Protests at the FCC again this morning, there was also a candlelight vigil for #NetNeutrality overnight.
A woman and small child were hospitalized after high readings of carbon monoxide were found in a building in D.C. Thursday morning, according to authorities. The D.C. Fire Department says they were called to the the 200 block 56th Place, NE. The woman and child were taken to the hospital and two other people were checked and released by medical personnel, officials say.
9 month ago
[email protected]: Republican Tax Cuts are looking very good. All are working hard. In the meantime, the Stock Market hit another record high!
9 month ago
Rep. Sewell says she thinks there should be an investigation into the accusations of sexual misconduct against President Trump: "No one is above the law"
9 month ago
Russian president says accusations of Trump collusion by his opponents damage US political system.
9 month ago
Putin: It's not for me to evaluate the work of Trump - this should be done by the people. But look at how the markets have grown. This suggests that investors trust what Trump does.
18 attorneys general call on FCC to cancel #NetNeutality repeal vote over millions of fake comments
9 month ago
[email protected] on Mika Brzezinski's comments on @PressSec: "It just amazes me that even the women who say they're feminists are doing everything they can to discredit my daughter." TheStory
9 month ago
[email protected]: Thank you Omarosa for your service! I wish you continued success.
Protesters against the GOP tax bill facing arrest in the Russell Senate office building. KillTheBill
Sen. John McCain admitted to Walter Reed Hospital for "normal side effects" of his cancer treatments, his office says in statement
"It was a very gracious call" from @POTUS and he congratulated him and his staff. invited @GDouglasJones to the @WhiteHouse.
Sen-elect Jones says he has yet to hear from Roy Moore - who last night said he was awaiting possible recount. But did speak today with @SenateMajLdr and @SenSchumer.
9 month ago
@GDouglasJones: "I going to let him make that decision" on when to concede.
"I have not," answers @GDouglasJones when asked if he's heard from @MooreSenate.
9 month ago
@GDouglasJones: "I very much appreciate all of those senators and the president for reaching out to me today."
Doug Jones says one of the first calls he received last night was from Luther Strange, congratulating him on his win
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: In 2018, American workers will see an immediate increase in their paychecks because the tax code is going to be taking less money out of their paychecks in the first place.
US Senator-elect @GDouglasJones says he's received a call from @POTUS.
"It has been a fun campaign despite what people say," says Doug Jones on day after winning Alabama Senate seat.
9 month ago
[email protected]: "We're proud to be The Deplorables."
The EPA Inspector General plans to investigate whether Scott Pruitt misused funds when installing his $25,000 secure phone booth.
@RepShimkus: "I'm hoping that I can finally start sending [postcards]…to my constituents…for them to file their tax returns on."
[email protected] thinks "sweet spot" has been found on a new AUMF for war on terror though no mention of when markup may come. Meanwhile, senators eye possible North Korea-specific AUMF ($)
Arizona @GOP senator says @POTUS "must understand his harmful rhetoric only empowers repressive governments to jail reporters and silence the truth."
@RepFredUpton: "I've personally heard countless stories from folks across Michigan impacted by a tax code that's outdated, unwieldy, and too often rewards those at the very top at the cost of regular folks."
Trump notes he's in such a good mood at the prospect of enacting tax cuts, he refers to "the media," instead of his usual "fake news media."
US envoy for North Korea policy won't be meeting with DPRK officials during his visit to Thailand, according to @StateDept.
9 month ago
[email protected]: "Somebody else called me and everybody else 'the Deplorables' We're proud to be The Deplorables."
Sen Dianne Feinstein: I heard Deputy AG Rosenstein's testimony today. He sees no reason to fire Special Counsel Mueller and says he was the "ideal choice for this task." I agree.
Sen Dianne Feinstein: Three cheers for Deputy AG Rosenstein for making clear (again) that he will say NO to the president if ordered to fire Special Counsel Mueller without cause.
We need the "opportunity to advance [our economy] so we can have the real jobs, not the government jobs….This bill does that." - @RepDonYoung
"We're proud to be the deplorables." — President Trump
Trump: Tells families, like the Howards of Tenino, WA., "we are going to have a country that celebrates you again – hard working great people."
9 month ago
[email protected]: "Unemployment is at a 17-year low Pension and retirement accounts are soaring."
POTUS: "Some day we have to come together and do bi-partisan and hopefully it'll happen soon."
POTUS: "This is for the people of middle income, for the companies that are going to create jobs, this is for very, very special people."
POTUS: "We are going to have a country that celebrates you again."
9 month ago
[email protected]: "Lowering taxes is neither a Republican or Democrat idea, but an American principle and an American idea."
POTUS: "If Congress sends me a tax reform, this is only a small beginning to the things our people will achieve."
Trump cites JFK's effort 55 years ago to pass tax cuts, says it's neither a GOP or Dem idea "but an American principle."
POTUS: "If Congress sends me a bill before Christmas, Americans will see lower taxes and bigger paychecks beginning in February."
Department of State: The US continues to be deeply concerned by the escalating violence and the worsening humanitarian situation in Eastern Ukraine, including attacks on civilian infrastructure used for drinking water and heating supplies. The decision to end the violence lies squarely with Russia.
POTUS: "We want people to wake up in the morning and love going to work."
@lisamurkowski: I'm proud to support tax reform, and I'm also proud to be the lead author of the energy title, which contains the single-most important step we can take to strengthen our long-term energy security and create new wealth.
@lisamurkowski: This effort – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – will be good for our economy, good for jobs and growth, and good for American families and businesses.
As Pres looks on, Kovacs Family from Lebanon, OH say they'll use the tax cut to renovate their home and to save for college for their kids.
Bernie Sanders: There has not been one public hearing, no opportunity to hear from economists, governors, mayors or ordinary Americans who will be impacted by this tax bill. This is a sham.
"It will produce increases in energy, at the same time, it will help cut taxes for average, middle-income American families. That's what we're trying to do." -Rep. Rob Bishop
President Trump says some "will be able to file their taxes on a single, little, beautiful sheet of paper."
POTUS: Families will be able to file their tax returns "on a single little beautiful sheet of paper."
President Trump: "I'm here today to tell you that we will never let bad things happen with respect to the economy of our country."
POTUS: "Millions of middle class families will win under our plan."
9 month ago
[email protected]: "America is coming back bigger, and better, and stronger than ever before America isn't content just by getting by. America is about getting ahead."
9 month ago
[email protected]: "As a country we're being respected again."
POTUS: "Never ever give up. Never ever. I say that also to our great Cabinet."
9 month ago
[email protected]: "It makes America competitive again."
POTUS: "As a country we're being respected again. America is coming back bigger and better and stronger than ever before."
POTUS: "We didn't become great through massive taxation and Washington regulation."
POTUS: "A lot of jobs are going to be created with the money you spend."
NY AG Eric Schneiderman says his office has found 2 million fake comments on net neutrality that were submitted to the FCC using stolen identities.
9 month ago
[email protected]: "The typical family of 4 earning $75,000 will see an income tax cut of more than $2,000, slashing their tax bill in half."
9 month ago
[email protected]: "We want to give you, the American people, a giant tax cut for Christmas."
@POTUS: "We're just days awayI hope, I hope, you know what that means." from keeping the promise "to deliver a giant tax cut."
"A lot of people who were having it tough are going to be paying zero" in taxes, according to @POTUS.
Trump just said child tax credit in bill will be 'larger than anticipated'
9 month ago
[email protected]: "As a candidate, I promised we would pass a massive tax cut for the everyday working American families who are the backbone and the heartbeat of our country."
POTUS: "We want to give you the American People a giant tax cut for Christmas."
@RepKristiNoem: "We have to make sure that our farmers, and our ranchers, and our small businesses can thrive under this new tax code."
@NancyPelosi: @SenateMajLdr in 2010: We shouldn't vote on ACA until our new senator is seated. Seems like a good idea.
Addition to the US debt "and making it worse is a concern to me," says Yellen.
Asked about Bitcoin, @federalreserve Chair Yellen says it's "not legal tender," is "a highly speculative asset" and the Fed does not play any regulatory role except for making sure banks follow money laundering rules.
White House on controversial judicial nominee Brett Talley: "Talley has offered to withdraw his nomination, thus it will not be moving forward"
In the Grand Foyer of the WH, teeming with Christmas Trees, Pres Trump to deliver what aides call his "closing argument," for enactment of the tax cut bill. Will be joined by families who will benefit from the tax cut.
@RepDianeBlack: "We've been preparing for a long time for this day. We knew this was our year to finally make TaxReform a reality."
Rep. Peter King on Steve Bannon: "This guy does not belong on the national stage. He looks like some disheveled drunk that wandered onto the political stage."
@VP: @POTUS and I met with @OrrinHatch, @RepKevinBrady and members of the Conference Committee working on the 'Tax Cuts and Jobs Act' at the @WhiteHouse. We are SO close to passing the largest tax cut in history. We'll get this done!
@SenWarren: @SenateGOP should follow precedent @SenateDems set after 2010 special election in MA. Delay vote on tax bill until @GDouglasJones is seated.
@PeterRoskam: "We are talking about a trajectory that will impact our nation like no other vote that Congress is going to take."
Bernie Sanders: This tax bill was written for Republicans' wealthy campaign contributors. I want to congratulate my Republican colleagues for their honesty about that.
Bernie Sanders: This is not a real conference committee. It is a sham. This tax legislation has already been written behind closed doors.
@RepTerriSewell: I'm calling on Senate leadership to wait on the tax bill until our state has two ELECTED senators in office. For one of the most consequential votes this Senate is likely to take, we cannot have an unelected temporary placeholder speaking on behalf of Alabamians.
@DevinNunes: "At the end of the day we must simply ask ourselves whether want to stick with today's complex, punitive, and unfair tax code. Or take the courageous step necessary to unshackle our economy to the benefit of all Americans."
Rep Kevin Brady R-TX says he expects the tax reform conference report will be filed "by the end of the week"
Democrats on the House Intel Committee want to get Jared Kushner back to answer additional questions, primarily about his foreign contacts.
"We went bold for the American People." - Chairman @RepKevinBrady
NY State attorney Eric Schneiderman: My office has now identified 2 million fake comments on netneutrality that were submitted to the @FCC using the stolen identities of Americans across the country. The FCC must delay its vote until we get to the bottom of this massive fraud
Sen Dianne Feinstein: There's an awful provision in the GOPTaxPlan that would allow drilling in the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Chairman @RepKevinBrady: "We decided not only what we wanted our tax code to stand for, but who it would stand with. Whether that was Washington special interests or all the workers, families, and local job creators. …We chose the American people."
"Trump" is braving sub-Arctic temps at this anti-tax plan rally to advertise a "Medicare going out of business sale." #NotOnePenny
Senator John McCain: Reports that Trump admin is willing to accept 4 more years of Assad's rule in Syria are deeply disturbing and would validate the de facto policy of 2 successive US admins that have failed to end the slaughter.
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