President Trump Delivers Remarks at the North Carolina “Opportunity Now” Summit – 2/7/2020

President Trump spoke before leaving the White House for North Carolina Summit – 2/7/2020

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

Fox 46 Charlotte said:

President Donald Trump is ending a busy week with a visit to the Queen City.

The President will be in Charlotte on Friday, Feb. 7  for an event called ‘North Carolina Opportunity Now,’ which is in partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, run by Ben Carson. Carson currently serves as the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, which focuses on promoting economic growth in areas that are called ‘opportunity zones.’

PROMOTING OPPORTUNITY FOR WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES: American workers and families are at the forefront of the Trump Administration’s pro-growth economic agenda.

  • President Trump is working to provide American workers with the tools and opportunities to win in today’s economy and the economy of the future.
  • President Trump is implementing policies that will help working families across the country prosper.
  • The success of American workers and their families is essential to our shared national prosperity.
STRENGTHENING AMERICA’S WORKERS: President Trump is dedicated to equipping American workers with the education and training they need to excel in in-demand and family-sustaining careers.
  • President Trump is calling on Congress to support his plan to provide vocational training at every single high school in America.
  • The President is encouraging private-sector investments with his Pledge to America’s Workers, prompting more than 400 companies to pledge jobs and educational opportunities for nearly 15 million American workers.
    • This includes training in cutting-edge areas like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, cybersecurity, and secure 5G so workers are able to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.
  • The President released common sense occupational licensing reform principles calling on State and local leaders to improve the economic mobility of American workers.
  • Thanks to the President’s strong commitment, Americans are coming off the sidelines and thriving in today’s booming economy.
    • In the fourth quarter of 2019, a record 74.2 percent of workers entering employment came from outside of the labor force, rather than from unemployment.
SUPPORTING WORKING FAMILIES: President Trump is advocating for policies that will benefit American working families.
  • The President is urging Congress to pass legislation that will expand paid parental leave to every working American mother and father.
  • President Trump’s call to action follows his signing of legislation late last year that enacted 12 weeks of paid parental leave for Federal employees.
  • The President created the first paid family leave tax credit for employers who offer paid leave to their employees making $72,000 or less, helping those least likely to receive the benefit.
  • The President signed the largest-ever increase in Child Care Development Block Grants – expanding access to quality, affordable child care for more than 800,000 low-income families.
  • President Trump’s historic tax cuts expanded the Child Tax Credit, providing a boost to families across the country.
  • 40 million American families are benefiting from the expanded Child Tax Credit, with each family seeing an average of $2,200 more in their pockets as a result.

SOURCE: TRUMP WHITE HOUSE

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