McConnell expects disaster request for Puerto Rico recovery soon, says Congress will "act quickly"

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19 October 2017
2 week ago
[email protected]: My Administration will continue to work around the clock with Governor @RicardoRossello and his team. Great progress being made! PRStrong
2 week ago
[email protected]: It is a "miracle" how fast the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police were able to find the demented shooter and stop him from even more killing!
2 week ago
[email protected]: So proud of @FEMA, Military, and First Responders! Thank you!
2 week ago
[email protected]: Great meeting with Governor Mapp of the USVI. He is very thankful for the great job done by @FEMA and First Responders.
2 week ago
No details right now on @POTUS schedule in Las Vegas tomorrow due to "operational security," says @Sheriff_LVMPD.
From White House talking points: 2 week ago
From White House talking points: "Let's gather the facts before we make sweeping policy arguments for curtailing the Second Amendment."
2 week ago
Sen. Bennet: "we should restart a national conversation about gun violence that does not devolve into partisanship and demagoguery."
2 week ago
Pro-life Republican Rep. Tim Murphy allegedly urged the woman he was having an affair with to get an abortion.
2 week ago
"My share of the task is to ensure that 320 million Americans get to pursue their hopesanddreams"-new @DefenseIntel Chief LtGen Robert Ashley
2 week ago
"Speaking with honestyandintegrity that which is a highly inconvenient truth is never easy but it has never been more important" - LtGen Stewart
2 week ago
Pelosi, Lewis, Giffords are holding an event tomorrow honoring the Vegas shooting victims, demanding gun violence prevention legislation.
2 week ago
"We have now turned a mountain of data and a daunting challenge into an opportunity, a weapon in the intelligence war" says LtGen Stewart
2 week ago
"You'll be doubted, questioned, 2nd guessed andperhaps blamed by those who do not bear your responsibility" per Stewart, urging on DIA workers
2 week ago
"No shortage of opinion, informed or otherwise, in government and elsewhere about how intelligence analysis shud be conducted" warns LtGen Stewart
Warner spox says 2 week ago
Warner spox says "yes, there will be news" coming out of this press conference tomorrow on status of the SSCI's Russia investigation.
Pool report from @Carrasquillo with @POTUS on board USS Kearsarge.2 week ago
Pool report from @Carrasquillo with @POTUS on board USS Kearsarge.
2 week ago
"Always speak truth to power, no matter the cost" LtGen Stewart tells DIA workforce "Speak truth thru your analysisthru your tradecraft"
2 week ago
@StateDept: US and Ukraine aim to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation, an important component of our strategic partnership.
2 week ago
"I want to thank our DIA workforce for everything you do each and every day to keep this country safe" say former chief LtGen Stewart
2 week ago
"We will never got to war with out our partners and I for one would never want to do with out your extraordinary skills and dedication" per Stewart
Pres Trump handing out flashlights while telling people at Calvary Chapel relief center 2 week ago
Pres Trump handing out flashlights while telling people at Calvary Chapel relief center "you don't need them anymore."
2 week ago
Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan didn't want to talk about gun control today
2 week ago
"I never understand why they post this stuff" to @YouTube, says now former DIA chief Lt Gen Stewart, noting more family will be able to see it
Marine One landed on the USS Kearsarge, amphibious assault ship on disaster relief duty in Puerto Rico, so Pres could thank Navy and Marines.2 week ago
Marine One landed on the USS Kearsarge, amphibious assault ship on disaster relief duty in Puerto Rico, so Pres could thank Navy and Marines.
2 week ago
"The US can't take on all these burdens alone-we need partnerships" per @ODNIgov Dir Coats, praising LtGen Stewart's work with allies
2 week ago
"Our intelligence agencies have to really be up to speed to try to get ahead of the curve" per DNI Coats, praising LtGen Stewart
2 week ago
"It's no secret we're dealing with an extraordinary amt of diverse and difficult challenges" per @ODNIgov Dir Dan Coats
2 week ago
Sanctions on DPRK "starting to have an impact," says @statedeptspox. "It’s slow, it’s not an overnight thing."
2 week ago
Sec. Mattis tells Congress it's in U.S. national security interest to keep the Iran nuclear deal
2 week ago
"DIA makes our military more lethal" per @DepSecDef
2 week ago
Under LtGen Stewart's leadership, @DefenseIntel provided "top-notch actionable intel to the warfighter and key insight" per @DepSecDef
2 week ago
"You are the type of leader that teams want to follow" @DepSecDef tells outgoing DIA Director Lt Gen Stewart
2 week ago
"There's a lot of love in this room," said @POTUS at Calvary Chapel as he tossed rolls of paper towels and other supplies.
2 week ago
Pool: "Motorcade passed broken highway dividers and hundreds of downed treesOne woman held up a sign that read 'You are a bad hombre.'"
Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) calling GOP 2 week ago
Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) calling GOP "a bunch of free-range chickens" for inability to multitask
Outgoing @DefenseIntel chief @USMC LtGen Vincent Stewart and incoming DIA Chief @USArmy LtGen Robert Ashley at change of directorship ceremony2 week ago
Outgoing @DefenseIntel chief @USMC LtGen Vincent Stewart and incoming DIA Chief @USArmy LtGen Robert Ashley at change of directorship ceremony
2 week ago
"The job that has been done here is really nothing short of a miracle," says @POTUS in Puerto Rico.
.@ChrisMurphyCT: 2 week ago
[email protected]: "The reason that these mass shootings continue to happenis because of public policy choices that this Congress makes."
Here's a pic of Trump tossing paper towels into a crowd as he hands out supplies in Puerto Rico.2 week ago
Here's a pic of Trump tossing paper towels into a crowd as he hands out supplies in Puerto Rico.
The sacred and the profane. @Philippines Army(AFP)'s Mandel Ngan snaps President Trump tossing paper towels at a church in Puerto Rico.2 week ago
The sacred and the profane. @Philippines Army(AFP)'s Mandel Ngan snaps President Trump tossing paper towels at a church in Puerto Rico.
Pres Trump shook hands today with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, whom he criticized last weekend for saying federal relief inadequate.2 week ago
Pres Trump shook hands today with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, whom he criticized last weekend for saying federal relief inadequate.
2 week ago
“If the president is changing his view, he should tell us,” Schumer says of Trump dinner with GOP lawmakers that contradicted deal with Dems
@RandPaul: Proud to join Senators Hatch, Lee, Cruz and Perdue for criminal justice reform.2 week ago
@RandPaul: Proud to join Senators Hatch, Lee, Cruz and Perdue for criminal justice reform.
2 week ago
Sen. Merkley: “this is a tax plan fit for a king, living in a towersay, King Trump, living in Trump tower”
.@SenSchumer criticizes 2 week ago
[email protected] criticizes "gall to complain about Puerto Rico throwing our budget 'out of whack' while proposing tax cuts for millionaires."
.@SenSchumer tells President Trump: 2 week ago
[email protected] tells President Trump: "Stop blaming Puerto Rico... roll up your sleeves and get the recovery on track. That's your job."
2 week ago
Bernie says GOP tax plan will move country back to the 1920s and raise specter of a country run by oligarchy of billionaires
Noting 2 week ago
Noting "every death is a horror," President Trump contrasts death toll from Hurricane Maria to that from a "real catastrophe like Katrina."
2 week ago
McConnell says he met with Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands officials this am, expects new disaster request mid-October
2 week ago
Per pool: "Trump held up his arm and softly shot paper towels into the crowd, which they enjoyed."
Statement from @HouseForeign ranking member @RepEliotEngel on US expulsion of diplomats from Cuba.2 week ago
Statement from @HouseForeign ranking member @RepEliotEngel on US expulsion of diplomats from Cuba.
.@POTUS comforts member of military based in PR helping with recovery efforts.2 week ago
[email protected] comforts member of military based in PR helping with recovery efforts.
Description from pool reporter  @Carrasquillo with @POTUS in Puerto Rico.2 week ago
Description from pool reporter @Carrasquillo with @POTUS in Puerto Rico.
2 week ago
Talking to a family of storm victims in Puerto Rico, Trump said: "We're going to help you out. Have a good time."
“You know who helped him? God helped him,2 week ago
“You know who helped him? God helped him," Pres Trump heard telling a homeowner and his family about surviving the hurricanes.
“Since this is concrete, we were safe,” homeowner in Guaynado tells President Trump about riding out the impact of the hurricanes.2 week ago
“Since this is concrete, we were safe,” homeowner in Guaynado tells President Trump about riding out the impact of the hurricanes.
President Trump visiting a residential neighborhood - taking photos with residents and discussing the impact of Hurricane Maria on their homes.2 week ago
President Trump visiting a residential neighborhood - taking photos with residents and discussing the impact of Hurricane Maria on their homes.
.@SenWarren: @WellsFargo CEO Tim Sloan enabled the bank’s massive fake accounts scam, got rich off it, and helped cover it up. He should be fired.2 week ago
[email protected]: @WellsFargo CEO Tim Sloan enabled the bank’s massive fake accounts scam, got rich off it, and helped cover it up. He should be fired.
.@CREWcrew says OSC has issued warning to Nikki Haley over Hatch Act violation for retweeting Trump endorsement of congressional candidate.2 week ago
[email protected] says OSC has issued warning to Nikki Haley over Hatch Act violation for retweeting Trump endorsement of congressional candidate.
Leader @NancyPelosi convening Dems to discuss USVI and PuertoRico recovery with  FEMA officials today in US Capitol2 week ago
Leader @NancyPelosi convening Dems to discuss USVI and PuertoRico recovery with FEMA officials today in US Capitol
2 week ago
@POTUS special praise for @uscoastguard: “It’s incredible what they did.”
2 week ago
@POTUS “The whole team has been amazing.”
2 week ago
Told by Gov @ricardorossello that the hurricane death toll on Puerto Rico is 16, "you can be very proud," says Pres Trump.
2 week ago
"What is your death count?" @POTUS asks @ricardorossello.
Feinstein calls for closing the automatic weapon purchase loophole: 2 week ago
Feinstein calls for closing the automatic weapon purchase loophole: "This is the least we should do."
2 week ago
“Right from the beginning this governor did not play politics,” @POTUS says of @ricardorossello
President Trump: Puerto Rico Gov. Rosselló 2 week ago
President Trump: Puerto Rico Gov. Rosselló "did not play politicsHe was saying it like it was. And he was giving us the highest grades."
2 week ago
[email protected]: "I've never seen people working so hard in my entire life."
2 week ago
“I don’t want to have a general who plays games,” says @POTUS in Puerto Rico.
President praises Puerto Rican Gov Ricardo Rosselló. 2 week ago
President praises Puerto Rican Gov Ricardo Rosselló. "Not even from my party. This Governor did not play politics," says @POTUS.
.@POTUS arrives in PR and receives briefing and meets with state and local leaders including gov @ricardorossello2 week ago
[email protected] arrives in PR and receives briefing and meets with state and local leaders including gov @ricardorossello
2 week ago
"You really got hit – no question about it," President Trump says of Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico at start of briefing on recovery efforts.
2 week ago
Trump just said "few people have ever heard of" a Category 5 hurricane as if Hurricane Katrina wasn't international news
2 week ago
Union representing PR workers on Trump's claim that “their drivers have to start driving trucks”: "We are working."
The Trumps greet and thank military personnel at Muniz ANG Base.2 week ago
The Trumps greet and thank military personnel at Muniz ANG Base.
2 week ago
@KellyannePolls: "Keeping a Career on the Move" a top priority for this Administration. Military spouses are highly mobile AND highly motivated.
Pres and Mrs Trump wave as they step off Air Force One in Puerto Rico.2 week ago
Pres and Mrs Trump wave as they step off Air Force One in Puerto Rico.
.@schwarzenegger: 2 week ago
[email protected]: "It is time to say 'hasta la vista' to gerrymandering. It is time to terminate gerrymandering."
US Department of State: US deeply troubled by conviction/sentencing of Ilmi Umerov in Russian-occupied Crimea. We call on Russia to release himand vacate conviction2 week ago
US Department of State: US deeply troubled by conviction/sentencing of Ilmi Umerov in Russian-occupied Crimea. We call on Russia to release himand vacate conviction
2 week ago
Ryan: GOP bill that makes it easier to buy gun silencers not scheduled for House vote
US orders departure of 15 Cuban diplomats from Embassy in DC amid investigation into health attacks on US personnel in Cuba.2 week ago
US orders departure of 15 Cuban diplomats from Embassy in DC amid investigation into health attacks on US personnel in Cuba.
.@SenSchumer calls on President Trump to oppose silencer bill, pressure GOP to address gun violence.2 week ago
[email protected] calls on President Trump to oppose silencer bill, pressure GOP to address gun violence.
.@SenSchumer: 2 week ago
[email protected]: "When two mass shootings force you to delay a bill" making those mass shootings harder to stop, it's a sign to drop the bill.
2 week ago
"The lateness of his visit is indicative of federal" response, Schumer says of Trump's PR visit. "It's been too late in coming"
.@SpeakerRyan says rolling back regulation potentially restricting mentally ill people from buying guns about 2 week ago
[email protected] says rolling back regulation potentially restricting mentally ill people from buying guns about "protecting people's rights."
2 week ago
Schumer raising prospect of mass killers using proposed national concealed carry bill to attack Times Square or Disneyland
2 week ago
Joe Manchin still seems to regret a bit not running for governor again: "Best job in the world. Oh my god"
San Juan mayor accepts invitation to attend briefing with Trump, plans to reiterate 2 week ago
San Juan mayor accepts invitation to attend briefing with Trump, plans to reiterate "this is about saving lives, not about politics."
.@SpeakerRyan on Las Vegas mass shooting: 2 week ago
[email protected] on Las Vegas mass shooting: "We cannot let the actions of a single person define us as a country. It's not who we are."
2 week ago
Speaker Ryan on gun silencer bill: "That bill is not scheduled now. I don't know when it's going to be scheduled"
2 week ago
McConnell expects disaster request for Puerto Rico recovery soon, says Congress will "act quickly"
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: We cannot let the evil actions of a single person define us as a country. What defines us is the heroism we saw during and after the attack.2 week ago
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: We cannot let the evil actions of a single person define us as a country. What defines us is the heroism we saw during and after the attack.
Rep. @SteveScalise says he prays for victims of Las Vegas shooting, calls for blood donations. 2 week ago
Rep. @SteveScalise says he prays for victims of Las Vegas shooting, calls for blood donations. "There's a lot that we need to pray for."
2 week ago
"It's great to be back," Rep @SteveScalise says at weekly House GOP press conference.
2 week ago
The new CEO of @WellsFargo is testifying before the @SenateBanking Committee.
2 week ago
@RepAdamSchiff: After Las Vegas, all of us in Congress must do more than mourn the dead. We must fight to save the living.
President Trump lauds federal recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, adding, 2 week ago
President Trump lauds federal recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, adding, "On a local level they have to give us more help"
2 week ago
[email protected]: I am so proud of our great Country. God bless America!
There’s been a @POTUS-@JustinTrudeau phone call about the #LVShooting.2 week ago
There’s been a @[email protected] phone call about the #LVShooting.
2 week ago
Inspector General has opened an investigation into Sec. Ryan Zinke's travel, Interior spokesperson confirms.
2 week ago
@SenCapito: Under @AjitPaiFCC’s leadership, the @FCC has made significant investments to deliver broadband service to underserved parts of the U.S.
2 week ago
@SenCapito: I’m confident that rural America will see more progress with @AjitPaiFCC’s continued leadership and I’m proud to support his nomination.
2 week ago
On Senate floor, @SenSchumer says Congress must "help prevent guns, especially the most dangerous guns, from falling into the wrong hands."
2 week ago
Pres Trump authorizes increase in federal share of debris removal costs in Florida from 75% to 90% for next 30 days.
Additional federal disaster assistance made available to Florida for debris removal. Hurricane Irma.2 week ago
Additional federal disaster assistance made available to Florida for debris removal. Hurricane Irma.
2 week ago
Cornyn adds: "Politicizing this terrible tragedy is, I think, beyond disgusting"
2 week ago
Sen. Cornyn on response to Vegas shootings: "Unfortunately I think some of the statements that have been made are fairly predicable"
Facebook turns over 3,000 Russia-linked ads to congressional investigators; Rep. Schiff hopes to make 2 week ago
Facebook turns over 3,000 Russia-linked ads to congressional investigators; Rep. Schiff hopes to make "representative sampling" public
2 week ago
McConnell: "This a moment for national mourning and for prayer"
2 week ago
The Senate is now holding a moment of silence for Las Vegas
2 week ago
Senate Chaplain Barry Black: "Today guide our senators and use them as ambassadors of reconciliation in our nation and world"
2 week ago
Senate Chaplain Barry Black: "Please show mercy to the victims and their families. Lord in spite of this horrific act, give us faith"
2 week ago
Senator Rand Paul‏: This is a GOP tax plan? Possibly 30% of middle class gets a tax hike? I hope the final details are better than this.
UK PM @theresa_may, in phone call with @POTUS, conveyed her condolences LVShooting.2 week ago
UK PM @theresa_may, in phone call with @POTUS, conveyed her condolences LVShooting.
Also on the lawn dozens of @WhiteHouse staff.2 week ago
Also on the lawn dozens of @WhiteHouse staff.
.@PressSec: 2 week ago
[email protected]: "The president has been clear that he's a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and I don't have anything further."
.@PressSec: 2 week ago
[email protected]: "We still strongly support putting diplomatic pressurebut now is not the time simply to have conversations with North Korea."
WH staffers gather on South Lawn to observe Moment of Silence at 245pm/ET with Pres and Mrs Trump.2 week ago
WH staffers gather on South Lawn to observe Moment of Silence at 245pm/ET with Pres and Mrs Trump.
.@PressSec says only conversations Trump admin would have with North Korea would be over detained Americans. 2 week ago
[email protected] says only conversations Trump admin would have with North Korea would be over detained Americans. "Now is not the time to talk."
.@PressSec: Not sure if former Sec. Tom Price has reimbursed for cost of seat on private flights; Price resigned over the issue last week.2 week ago
[email protected]: Not sure if former Sec. Tom Price has reimbursed for cost of seat on private flights; Price resigned over the issue last week.
2 week ago
Sanders says Pres Trump remains "strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment." Is day of mourning and not the day to engage in gun control debate.
2 week ago
"The president has been clear he's a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment," says @PressSec.
.@PressSec declines to say if president believes Vegas shooting is domestic terrorism. 2 week ago
[email protected] declines to say if president believes Vegas shooting is domestic terrorism. "Would be premature to weigh in" before facts.
2 week ago
Q from @HallieJackson: Why did Trump tweet about policy right after Orlando shooting and not after LasVegas shooting? WH @Presssec: "There's a difference between being a candidate and being president."
2 week ago
@PressSec "There's a difference between talking and putting diplomatic pressure" on DPRK.
2 week ago
@PressSec "All options are on the table."
2 week ago
"He does," replies @PressSec when asked if @POTUS still has confidence in Secretary of State Tillerson.
2 week ago
@PressSec "She's been invited to participate in the events tomorrow," says @PressSec of San Juan @CarmenYulinCruz.
Premature to judge whether LV shootings are 2 week ago
Premature to judge whether LV shootings are "domestic terrorism." WH will leave it to local law enforcement to make those determinations.
2 week ago
@WhiteHouse @PressSec "Premature" to say whether LVShooting is an act of domestic terrorism, says @PressSec.
2 week ago
[email protected] says now not time for gun policy debate, but when that time comes, "we need to look at things that may have a real impact."
2 week ago
[email protected]: "The president will visit Las Vegas on Wednesday to grieve with the friends and family of the victims."
2 week ago
"The federal government is doing everything within our powers and capabilities" for Puerto Rico, says @PressSec.
2 week ago
Chicago has some of strictest gun laws in country but 4,000+ gun deaths last year, notes @PressSec.
2 week ago
White House says there is a time to discuss gun policy, but would be premature to do so today.
2 week ago
@WhiteHouse @PressSec "There's a time and place for a political debate but now's the time to unite as a country," says @PressSec responding to guncontrol Q.
.@PressSec chocked with emotion as she spoke of those killed in Las Vegas and of the courage of first responders.2 week ago
[email protected] chocked with emotion as she spoke of those killed in Las Vegas and of the courage of first responders.
2 week ago
[email protected]: Our thoughts and prayers today are with the victims and survivors in Las Vegas and with the people of Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands.
2 week ago
@WhiteHouse @PressSec Voice cracking as @PressSec says "we will grieve as a nation."
At start of @WhiteHouse briefing @PressSec recounting many acts of heroism at LVShooting.2 week ago
At start of @WhiteHouse briefing @PressSec recounting many acts of heroism at LVShooting.
.@PressSec to hold WH press briefing at 2pm/ET.2 week ago
[email protected] to hold WH press briefing at 2pm/ET.
2 week ago
"We're doing really well on Puerto Rico," Pres Trump said again today. "Tremendous progress being madegetting a lot of things done"
.@NancyPelosi: @SpeakerRyan, it’s time for action. Congress must create an Select Committee on Gun Violence.2 week ago
[email protected]: @SpeakerRyan, it’s time for action. Congress must create an Select Committee on Gun Violence.
At the US Capitol, Mark Kelly, husband of ex-Rep Gabby Giffords D-AZ, says Congress needs to act on gun violence2 week ago
At the US Capitol, Mark Kelly, husband of ex-Rep Gabby Giffords D-AZ, says Congress needs to act on gun violence
.@ShuttleCDRKelly: 2 week ago
[email protected]: "How many times can we say that over and over again, 'now's not the time'? Today is the time."
2 week ago
Pres receives condolence call from British PM @theresa_may for loss of life in LV. Russian Pres Putin also sent message of condolences.
2 week ago
US would like “to sell a little bit more” to Thailand, says @POTUS.
2 week ago
Prayuth also expressed optimism to “strengthen the cooperation” between the two countries and to resolve “regional issues.”
Pres Trump reaffirms plans to visit Puerto Rico tomorrow. Will also meet there with USVI Governor. And to Las Vegas on Wednesday.2 week ago
Pres Trump reaffirms plans to visit Puerto Rico tomorrow. Will also meet there with USVI Governor. And to Las Vegas on Wednesday.
2 week ago
Update from @WhiteHouse: @PressSec briefs at 14:00 EDT. @POTUS and @FLOTUS to observe a moment of silence at 14:45.
2 week ago
[email protected]: "On Wednesday we will be going to Las Vegas on a very, very sad moment."
2 week ago
[email protected]: "We're going to be seeing the people of Puerto Rico It's been amazing what's been done in such a short period of time."
2 week ago
@RepAdamSchiff: Devastating news from Las Vegas overnight. My heart is with the victims and their families. Is there no end to this terrible madness?
The flag at the White House is at half staff. Again.2 week ago
The flag at the White House is at half staff. Again.
2 week ago
[email protected]: "Even the darkest space can be brightened by a single light."
2 week ago
[email protected]: "In moments of tragedy and horror America comes together as one."
2 week ago
Trump: The speed at which security moves to neutralize the shooter in Las Vegas was miraculous
2 week ago
@POTUS: "We are joined together today in sadness, shock and grief."
2 week ago
WH not commenting on Islamic State’s unconfirmed claim of responsibility “at this point” say Las Vegas investigation is “ongoing.”
@SpeakerRyan orders Capitol flags lowered to half-staff in remembrance of Las Vegas victims2 week ago
@SpeakerRyan orders Capitol flags lowered to half-staff in remembrance of Las Vegas victims
Pres to deliver statement on Las Vegas massacre in the Diplomatic Reception Room under portrait of George Washington.2 week ago
Pres to deliver statement on Las Vegas massacre in the Diplomatic Reception Room under portrait of George Washington.
2 week ago
US intelligence officials aware of and tracking ISIS claim
Capito statement on the Las-Vegas Shooting:2 week ago
Capito statement on the Las-Vegas Shooting: