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

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13 December 2017
2 month ago
[email protected]: My Administration will continue to work around the clock with Governor @RicardoRossello and his team. Great progress being made! PRStrong
2 month 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 month ago
[email protected]: So proud of @FEMA, Military, and First Responders! Thank you!
2 month 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 month 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 month ago
From White House talking points: "Let's gather the facts before we make sweeping policy arguments for curtailing the Second Amendment."
2 month ago
Sen. Bennet: "we should restart a national conversation about gun violence that does not devolve into partisanship and demagoguery."
2 month ago
Pro-life Republican Rep. Tim Murphy allegedly urged the woman he was having an affair with to get an abortion.
2 month 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 month ago
"Speaking with honestyandintegrity that which is a highly inconvenient truth is never easy but it has never been more important" - LtGen Stewart
2 month ago
Pelosi, Lewis, Giffords are holding an event tomorrow honoring the Vegas shooting victims, demanding gun violence prevention legislation.
2 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
Pool report from @Carrasquillo with @POTUS on board USS Kearsarge.
2 month ago
"Always speak truth to power, no matter the cost" LtGen Stewart tells DIA workforce "Speak truth thru your analysisthru your tradecraft"
2 month ago
@StateDept: US and Ukraine aim to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation, an important component of our strategic partnership.
2 month 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 month 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 month ago
Pres Trump handing out flashlights while telling people at Calvary Chapel relief center "you don't need them anymore."
2 month ago
Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan didn't want to talk about gun control today
2 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
"It's no secret we're dealing with an extraordinary amt of diverse and difficult challenges" per @ODNIgov Dir Dan Coats
2 month ago
Sanctions on DPRK "starting to have an impact," says @statedeptspox. "It’s slow, it’s not an overnight thing."
2 month ago
Sec. Mattis tells Congress it's in U.S. national security interest to keep the Iran nuclear deal
2 month ago
"DIA makes our military more lethal" per @DepSecDef
2 month ago
Under LtGen Stewart's leadership, @DefenseIntel provided "top-notch actionable intel to the warfighter and key insight" per @DepSecDef
2 month ago
"You are the type of leader that teams want to follow" @DepSecDef tells outgoing DIA Director Lt Gen Stewart
2 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
Outgoing @DefenseIntel chief @USMC LtGen Vincent Stewart and incoming DIA Chief @USArmy LtGen Robert Ashley at change of directorship ceremony
2 month ago
"The job that has been done here is really nothing short of a miracle," says @POTUS in Puerto Rico.
.@ChrisMurphyCT: 2 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
Pres Trump shook hands today with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, whom he criticized last weekend for saying federal relief inadequate.
2 month 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 month ago
@RandPaul: Proud to join Senators Hatch, Lee, Cruz and Perdue for criminal justice reform.
2 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
Noting "every death is a horror," President Trump contrasts death toll from Hurricane Maria to that from a "real catastrophe like Katrina."
2 month ago
McConnell says he met with Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands officials this am, expects new disaster request mid-October
2 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
Description from pool reporter @Carrasquillo with @POTUS in Puerto Rico.
2 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
Leader @NancyPelosi convening Dems to discuss USVI and PuertoRico recovery with FEMA officials today in US Capitol
2 month ago
@POTUS special praise for @uscoastguard: “It’s incredible what they did.”
2 month ago
@POTUS “The whole team has been amazing.”
2 month ago
Told by Gov @ricardorossello that the hurricane death toll on Puerto Rico is 16, "you can be very proud," says Pres Trump.
2 month ago
"What is your death count?" @POTUS asks @ricardorossello.
Feinstein calls for closing the automatic weapon purchase loophole: 2 month ago
Feinstein calls for closing the automatic weapon purchase loophole: "This is the least we should do."
2 month ago
“Right from the beginning this governor did not play politics,” @POTUS says of @ricardorossello
President Trump: Puerto Rico Gov. Rosselló 2 month 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 month ago
[email protected]: "I've never seen people working so hard in my entire life."
2 month 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 month 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 month ago
[email protected] arrives in PR and receives briefing and meets with state and local leaders including gov @ricardorossello
2 month 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 month ago
Trump just said "few people have ever heard of" a Category 5 hurricane as if Hurricane Katrina wasn't international news
2 month 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 month ago
The Trumps greet and thank military personnel at Muniz ANG Base.
2 month 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 month ago
Pres and Mrs Trump wave as they step off Air Force One in Puerto Rico.
.@schwarzenegger: 2 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
[email protected] calls on President Trump to oppose silencer bill, pressure GOP to address gun violence.
.@SenSchumer: 2 month 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 month 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 month ago
[email protected] says rolling back regulation potentially restricting mentally ill people from buying guns about "protecting people's rights."
2 month ago
Schumer raising prospect of mass killers using proposed national concealed carry bill to attack Times Square or Disneyland
2 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
"It's great to be back," Rep @SteveScalise says at weekly House GOP press conference.
2 month ago
The new CEO of @WellsFargo is testifying before the @SenateBanking Committee.
2 month 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 month ago
President Trump lauds federal recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, adding, "On a local level they have to give us more help"
2 month 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 month ago
There’s been a @[email protected] phone call about the #LVShooting.
2 month ago
Inspector General has opened an investigation into Sec. Ryan Zinke's travel, Interior spokesperson confirms.
2 month ago
@SenCapito: Under @AjitPaiFCC’s leadership, the @FCC has made significant investments to deliver broadband service to underserved parts of the U.S.
2 month 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 month ago
On Senate floor, @SenSchumer says Congress must "help prevent guns, especially the most dangerous guns, from falling into the wrong hands."
2 month 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 month ago
Additional federal disaster assistance made available to Florida for debris removal. Hurricane Irma.
2 month ago
Cornyn adds: "Politicizing this terrible tragedy is, I think, beyond disgusting"
2 month 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 month ago
Facebook turns over 3,000 Russia-linked ads to congressional investigators; Rep. Schiff hopes to make "representative sampling" public
2 month ago
McConnell: "This a moment for national mourning and for prayer"
2 month ago
The Senate is now holding a moment of silence for Las Vegas
2 month ago
Senate Chaplain Barry Black: "Today guide our senators and use them as ambassadors of reconciliation in our nation and world"
2 month 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 month 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 #LVShooting2 month ago
UK PM @theresa_may, in phone call with @POTUS, conveyed her condolences #LVShooting
Also on the lawn dozens of @WhiteHouse staff.2 month ago
Also on the lawn dozens of @WhiteHouse staff.
.@PressSec: 2 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
[email protected] declines to say if president believes Vegas shooting is domestic terrorism. "Would be premature to weigh in" before facts.
2 month 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 month ago
@PressSec "There's a difference between talking and putting diplomatic pressure" on DPRK.
2 month ago
@PressSec "All options are on the table."
2 month ago
"He does," replies @PressSec when asked if @POTUS still has confidence in Secretary of State Tillerson.
2 month 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 month ago
Premature to judge whether LV shootings are "domestic terrorism." WH will leave it to local law enforcement to make those determinations.
2 month ago
@WhiteHouse @PressSec "Premature" to say whether LVShooting is an act of domestic terrorism, says @PressSec.
2 month 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 month ago
[email protected]: "The president will visit Las Vegas on Wednesday to grieve with the friends and family of the victims."
2 month ago
"The federal government is doing everything within our powers and capabilities" for Puerto Rico, says @PressSec.
2 month ago
Chicago has some of strictest gun laws in country but 4,000+ gun deaths last year, notes @PressSec.
2 month ago
White House says there is a time to discuss gun policy, but would be premature to do so today.
2 month 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 month ago
[email protected] chocked with emotion as she spoke of those killed in Las Vegas and of the courage of first responders.
2 month 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 month 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 month ago
At start of @WhiteHouse briefing @PressSec recounting many acts of heroism at LVShooting.
.@PressSec to hold WH press briefing at 2pm/ET.2 month ago
[email protected] to hold WH press briefing at 2pm/ET.
2 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
[email protected]: "How many times can we say that over and over again, 'now's not the time'? Today is the time."
2 month 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 month ago
US would like “to sell a little bit more” to Thailand, says @POTUS.
2 month 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 month ago
Pres Trump reaffirms plans to visit Puerto Rico tomorrow. Will also meet there with USVI Governor. And to Las Vegas on Wednesday.
2 month ago
Update from @WhiteHouse: @PressSec briefs at 14:00 EDT. @POTUS and @FLOTUS to observe a moment of silence at 14:45.
2 month ago
[email protected]: "On Wednesday we will be going to Las Vegas on a very, very sad moment."
2 month 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 month 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 month ago
The flag at the White House is at half staff. Again.
2 month ago
[email protected]: "Even the darkest space can be brightened by a single light."
2 month ago
[email protected]: "In moments of tragedy and horror America comes together as one."
2 month ago
Trump: The speed at which security moves to neutralize the shooter in Las Vegas was miraculous
2 month ago
@POTUS: "We are joined together today in sadness, shock and grief."
2 month 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 month 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 month ago
Pres to deliver statement on Las Vegas massacre in the Diplomatic Reception Room under portrait of George Washington.
2 month ago
US intelligence officials aware of and tracking ISIS claim
Capito statement on the Las-Vegas Shooting:2 month ago
Capito statement on the Las-Vegas Shooting: