President Trump at Presentation of the Congressional Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, U.S. Army

President Trump at Presentation of the Congressional Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, U.S. Army

Washington, DC….Thank you very much. Please. Thank you, Chaplain, very much. It’s really beautiful. Today, it’s my privilege to award the highest military honor to an American soldier who demonstrated exceptional courage to protect his men and defend our nation. Will you please join me in welcoming Staff Sergeant David Bellavia? David, thank you. (Applause.) […]

Executive Order Establishing a White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing

Executive Order Establishing a White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing

Washington, DC…By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Purpose. For many Americans, access to affordable housing is becoming far too difficult. Rising housing costs are forcing families to dedicate larger shares of their monthly […]

Public Policy Institute Releases Report on Recidivism of Felony Offenders in California

Public Policy Institute Releases Report on Recidivism of Felony Offenders in California

Sacramento, CA…California has undertaken numerous corrections reforms in the past decade—including public safety realignment in 2011 and Proposition 47 in 2014—in hopes of reducing the prison population, maintaining public safety, and improving persistently high recidivism rates. These reforms lowered incarceration levels, and in their aftermath, crime rates have fluctuated. Recidivism rates provide another important window […]

Cannabis Banking Update

Cannabis Banking Update

Washington, DC…This week, the House passed H.R. 3055, a bundle of appropriations bills referred to as a “minibus,” that includes several amendments on cannabis banking and other cannabis- related issues. Last week the House Appropriations Committee approved the financial services appropriations bill for Fiscal 2020 that contains the SAFE Banking Act of 2019 (SAFE Act). […]

RCRC Board of Directors Creates Homeowners Insurance Ad Hoc Committee

RCRC Board of Directors Creates Homeowners Insurance Ad Hoc Committee

Sacramento, CA…Earlier this week, the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) Board of Directors approved a resolution creating an Ad Hoc Committee on Homeowners Insurance (Committee). The Committee is tasked with considering potential solutions for the increase in homeowners insurance cancelations and non-renewals in high fire risk areas. The potential solutions include, but are not […]

President Trump at Signing of Executive Order on Iran Sanctions

President Trump at Signing of Executive Order on Iran Sanctions

Washington, DC…Okay, thank you very much. In a few moments, I’ll be signing an executive order imposing hard-hitting sanctions on the Supreme Leader of Iran and the Office of the Supreme Leader of Iran, and many others. Today’s action follows a series of aggressive behaviors by the Iranian regime in recent weeks, including shooting down […]

Michael R. Pompeo at the Release of the 2018 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

Michael R. Pompeo at the Release of the 2018 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

Washington, DC…Good afternoon, everyone. I’m proud to be here today to speak about the State Department’s ongoing mission to advance international religious freedom. This mission is not just a Trump administration priority – it’s a deeply personal one. For many years, I was a Sunday school teacher and a deacon at my church. And that […]

President Trump Wants China, Japan & Others to Help Protect Tankers in Middle East

President Trump Wants China, Japan & Others to Help Protect Tankers in Middle East

Washington, DC….The Latest from President Trump on Iran Via Twitter…”China gets 91% of its Oil from the Straight, Japan 62%, & many other countries likewise. So why are we protecting the shipping lanes for other countries (many years) for zero compensation. All of these countries should be protecting their own ships on what has always […]

The Latest from President Trump on Delaying Deportations

The Latest from President Trump on Delaying Deportations

Hauvers, MD….From President Trump while at Camp David via Twitter. “I want to give the Democrats every last chance to quickly negotiate simple changes to Asylum and Loopholes. This will fix the Southern Border, together with the help that Mexico is now giving us. Probably won’t happen, but worth a try. Two weeks and big […]

The Latest from President Trump on Iran

The Latest from President Trump on Iran

Hauvers, MD….From President Trump while at Camp David via Twitter. “Iran cannot have Nuclear Weapons! Under the terrible Obama plan, they would have been on their way to Nuclear in a short number of years, and existing verification is not acceptable. We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday. I look forward to […]