Recovering from Irma: The President and the First Lady are travelling back to Florida

Recovering from Irma: The President and the First Lady are travelling back to Florida

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President Donald J. Trump participates a Hurricane Irma briefing call with FEMA Administrator William "Brock" Long, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, joined by White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, left; Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism Adviser Thomas Bossert, right, and Deputy Homeland Security Adviser John J. Daly, seated, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C. ( Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

The White House- Daily update

Building Unity

President Donald J. Trump wants to continue building unity by working on more issues supported by both parties, especially restoring fairness to our broken tax code and cutting taxes for hardworking Americans. Last night, the President hosted a bipartisan dinner with Senators from both sides of the aisle at the White House. Today, he will host another bipartisan meeting at the White House.

Bipartisan Dinner with Senators
Last night, President Trump hosted Senators for a bipartisan dinner at the White House. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Joe Manchin (D-WV), John Thune (R-SD), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), and Pat Toomey (R-PA) came together to discuss advancing the Administration’s legislative priorities, in particular tax cuts for the middle class. The President asked the bipartisan group of Senators to help deliver tax cuts for American families, which is essential to economic growth and prosperity.

Hurricane Irma Relief Update 
Yesterday, President Trump signed H.R. 3732, the «Emergency Aid to American Survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Jose Overseas Act, «a bill raising the cap for Fiscal Years (FY) 2017 and 2018 on the amount that HHS may spend for the provision of assistance to repatriated U.S. citizens from $1 million to $25 million.
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FEMA Briefing and Resources 
Alex Amparo, Assistant Administrator for Recovery at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) appeared in a live Facebook broadcast explaining actions that storm victims can take to receive assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. He urged citizens who have been displaced or sustained damages to their permanent residence to fill out their insurance claim, then register for assistance at DisasterAssistance.gov.
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PHOTO OF THE DAY

President Trump welcomes Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak of Malaysia to the White House | September 12, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Stephanie K. Chasez)

POTUS AND VP TODAY

In the morning, President Trump will receive his daily intelligence briefing. The President and Vice President will then meet with the Domestic Policy Council. This afternoon, President Trump will be meeting with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott to discuss racial reconciliation. The President will continue meeting today with legislators from both sides of the aisle.

Later in the day, Vice President Pence will join Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Robert Cardillo to tour the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and participate in a series of briefings.

 

COMING UP

Tomorrow, President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Pence, and Mrs. Karen Pence will travel to Florida as part of Hurricane Irma’s recovery and relief efforts. On Friday, the President and First Lady will give remarks to members of the military at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Next week, President Trump and Vice President Pence will attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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