From the battlefield to the home front
President Donald J. Trump believes our veterans deserve the best healthcare in the world. Yesterday, he signed an order to support them during their transition from uniformed service to civilian life.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre taking an unprecedented action today in that we will be covering all separating military members who are transitioning into civilian life ‚ÄĒ 100 percent of them ‚ÄĒ with the mental health benefit for 12 months,‚ÄĚ Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin said.
‚ÄėA very successful‚Äô immigration meeting
‚ÄúThe President just concluded what we felt was a very successful and productive bipartisan and bicameral meeting,‚ÄĚ Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said. ‚ÄúDuring the close-door session, the leadership agreed to negotiate and narrow the focus to four issues.‚ÄĚ
Quote of the day: ‚ÄėRural broadband is our duty to farmers‚Äô
Secretary Perdue chaired the President‚Äôs task force to revive rural prosperity in America. The task force produced more than 100 recommendations, and organized around five key indicators: connectivity, quality of life, rural workforce, technological innovation, and economic development.
‚ÄúEach recommendation intersects with and complements the others, but the task force found one overarching need: improved high-speed internet access,‚ÄĚ he writes.
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President Donald J. Trump signs an executive order on supporting our veterans during their transition from uniformed service to civilian life | January 9, 2018 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
This morning, President Trump will hold a meeting with his Cabinet. The President will then have lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Later, the President and Vice President will meet with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. The President will then meet with the Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin.