Vice President Pence Delivers Keynote Address at the University of Notre Dame Commencement Ceremony




LIVE FROM Saudi Arabia – President Donald Trump expected to underline the need to confront extremism in Islam

President Donald Trump is expected to underline the need to confront extremism in Islam when he makes a speech in Saudi Arabia later on Sunday.



President Donald Trump is expected to underline the need to confront extremism in Islam when he makes a speech in Saudi Arabia later on Sunday.


“If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief, and your soul will be condemned.”  

“The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries, and for their children,”








5/20/2017 – Vice President Pence Delivers Keynote Address at Grove City College’s 137th Commencement Ceremony

5/19/2017 – Weekly Address by President Donald J. Trump



President Trump begins his trip abroad this afternoon, where he will make five stops. The President will be departing the White House at 1:50 PM. The President will seek to reaffirm America’s global leadership, continue building key relationships with world leaders, and deliver a message of unity to America’s friends and allies. He will be making stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, and Belgium, and will be attending both the NATO and G7 summits. First Lady Melania Trump will join the President for the eight-day trip overseas. Stay up to date with the President’s trip at and on Twitter #POTUSAbroad.


My fellow Americans,
This weekend I begin my first trip overseas as president – a trip with historic significance for the American people.
I will be visiting with the leaders in many different countries to strengthen our old friendships, build new partnerships, and unite the civilized world in a fight against terrorism.
In that spirit of unity, I will travel to lands associated with three of the world’s great religions.
My first stop will be Saudi Arabia – the heart of the Muslim World. There, I will address a historic gathering of the leaders of more than 50 Muslim nations. I will represent the views of the American people frankly and clearly.
Many of these leaders have expressed growing concern about terrorism, the spread of radicalization, and Iran’s role in funding both. Now it appears Muslim leaders are ready to take more responsibility and a much bigger role in fighting terrorism in their region. It’s about time we do it, we’ll do it together, but it has to be done.  
America cannot solve all of the world’s problems, but we can – and we must – help any nation willing to join in the common cause of eradicating terrorism from the face of the earth.
Next, I’ll travel to the ancient city of Jerusalem to talk with my good friend, Prime Minister Netanyahu, about bringing peace and prosperity to both our nations. Israel is an important American ally, but in recent years we haven’t always treated them that way. It’s time to renew our friendship.
While I’m there, I’ll also meet with President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority in Bethlehem to discuss ways to advance peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
From there, I’ll head to the Vatican, where I will have the great honor of an audience with Pope Francis. I look forward to speaking with the Pope about how Christian teachings can help put the world on a path to justice, freedom, and peace.
I will also meet with friends and allies in Europe at a gathering of NATO in Brussels and at the G-7 Summit in Italy. Finally, I will close my trip by saying thank you to some of the courageous men and women of the United State Military serving their nation overseas.
In my Inaugural Address, I pledged to strengthen America’s oldest friendships, to seek new partners in pursuit of peace, and above all – to always put American people first.
I also pledged that our partners must show that they’re partners, they must show that they’re friends, and they must contribute financially to the tremendous cost – the money that we’re spending – is so big; it’s so much; and it’s not fair for our nation.  They have to help and I’m sure they will. The fact is that I’m excited about new possibilities for peace and prosperity – and I hope you are too.
Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.

We pray for our President and First Lady for a safe, successful trip abroad.  You will be missed.  We are Here, supporting, praying, Trumping until you get back Sir!  God Bless Our Beloved President and First Lady!


VA’s Commitment to Women Veterans


It is vital for America to know that even though the left continues to try AND destroy this Administration at the expense of American citizens, President #DonaldJTrump and his White House continues to work hard every day to fulfill their promises to America.  President Trump’s White House is committed to MAKING things happen FOR AMERICA to Make America Great Again for “EVERYONE, all-inclusive.”


VA’s Commitment to Women Veterans

As we celebrate Women’s Health Week, I am pleased to announce that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has adopted American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer screening guidelines that give women a choice to begin screening at age 40.

The guidelines also recommend starting yearly mammograms by age 45 and then every other year from age 55. The guidelines apply to women at average risk for breast cancer and complement VA’s already-extensive program for breast care for Veterans.

I believe it’s important for our women Veterans to know that they are in control of their care and the care they receive from VA is consistent with or exceeds care in the private sector. Adopting American Cancer Society standards gives Veterans further assurances that their care aligns with other health-care systems.

It’s worth drawing attention to a few other related facts:

  • All eligible women Veterans have access to mammograms either onsite or through care in the community;
  • Currently, 76 percent of women Veterans age 40-49 receive mammograms through VA.
  • VA quality scores from the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), show that women Veterans are much more likely to receive age-appropriate breast cancer screening than women in private sector health care;
  • In 2015, VA provided mammogram screenings to 86 percent of its women Veteran patients age 50-74, compared with the private sector at 73 percent; and
  • VA has established a state-of-the-art information technology Breast Cancer Registry (BCR). The BCR integrates data from several VA sources to provide comprehensive patient specific information about breast cancer screening, test results, past and current breast cancer treatment, and population surveillance of breast care (both in the community and within VA).

Our Acting VA Under Secretary for Health Dr. Poonam Alaigh said it perhaps best last week: “Engaging and better servicing the unique healthcare needs of our women Veterans is one of VA’s most important priorities. When it comes to their care, we want women Veterans to be in control of it every day and in every way.”

For more information about VA’s commitment to women Veterans, please visit or call 855-VA-WOMEN (855-829-6636) for information about VA services and resources.

Melania Trump Announces Inaugural Foreign Trip as First Lady of the United States

The White House
Office of the First Lady
For Immediate Release

Melania Trump Announces Inaugural Foreign Trip as First Lady of the United States

Mrs. Melania Trump is pleased to announce some of the stops on her first foreign trip as First Lady of the United States of America. 

On Friday, May 19, 2017, the First Lady will join her husband President Donald J. Trump on an eight-day, five-stop trek to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Israel, Rome, Brussels, and Sicily, returning to Washington, DC, on Saturday, May 27, 2017. 

The First Lady will join her husband throughout each day, but will also participate in many of her own events. In the latter part of the trip, Mrs. Trump will attend spousal programs at the NATO and G-7 summits.  She will conclude the trip by delivering remarks to United States military personnel and families in Italy.

“I am very excited for the upcoming trip,” stated First Lady Melania Trump. “This will not just be an opportunity to support my husband as he works on important matters of national security and foreign relations, it will also be my honor to visit and speak with women and children from different countries, with different perspectives.”

The White House will release daily guidance the day before each event, and a full readout of the First Lady’s activities will be provided at the end of each day.


Meeting of the President’s NSTAC Members


Overview of the Administration’s National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications and Cybersecurity Priorities

Car jumps curb, hits pedestrians in Times Square

Fox News reported that one person was killed and 19 others were struck by a speeding vehicle that jumped the curb and plowed into a crowd in New York’s Times Square on Thursday afternoon.

A 26-year-old man has been taken into custody in this incident. Some sources told Fox News that it appeared to be an accident.  Not yet confirmed.  Several buildings in the area are on lockdown due to this incident. 



Allegedly, the 26-year-old driver, a Bronx man, made a wrong turn, drove in the wrong direction for three blocks, striking multiple pedestrians until crashing at West 45th Street, according to law enforcement sources. After crashing, he attempted to flee on foot but was detained, sources said. He allegedly punched a police officer as they took him into custody, sources said.

The driver has two prior arrests for driving while intoxicated as well as other motor vehicle violations, sources said.








5/18/2017 – Speaker Ryan’s Weekly Press Conference – (starts 4:18 into video)


Speaker Ryan is speaking about the House’s Legislation and achievements – This is a very informative Press Briefing with all the information we are all looking to hear about.


Vice President Pence Speaks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Invest in America! 2017 Summit


U.S. Chamber of Commerce

1615 H St., NW

Washington, DC 20062

Phone: 2024635304

The Invest in America! Summit brings together global investors and U.S. stakeholders to discuss benefits and challenges of foreign investment in the U.S., and to promote opportunities for partnership.

Confirmed speakers include Vice President Mike Pence, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, and Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor. 

Panel discussions on Public Private Partnerships, Infrastructure and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) will include leaders in the fields of law, finance, transportation, infrastructure and banking.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

For more information, contact


The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Remarks by the Vice President at the US Chamber of Commerce’s Invest in America Summit

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Washington, D.C. 

12:17 P.M. EDT
THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you, Tom Donohue.  Thank you all for that warm welcome.

And on behalf of President Trump, let me just say thank you to Tom Donohue for your decades of tireless advocacy for business in America.  Would you all join me in showing your appreciation for Tom Donohue’s years of leadership for American free enterprise?  (Applause.) 

It’s an honor for me to be back at the United States Chamber of Commerce, the leading voice for American industry for more than 100 years, and to have the privilege to participate in this Invest in America Summit.

I bring greetings this morning from a champion of American workers and of American free enterprise — the 45th President of the United States of America, President Donald Trump.  (Applause.) 

From the very first day of this administration, President Trump has been fighting to restore jobs and opportunities for the forgotten men and women of this country. 

And whatever Washington, D.C. may be focused on at any given time, rest assured, President Donald Trump will never stop fighting for the issues that matter most to the American people — good jobs, safe streets, and a boundless American future.  (Applause.) 
But I’m here today with a very specific message to all of those that are gathered here, on behalf of the President, it’s my pleasure to announce:  America is open for business.  (Applause.) 
It’s great to be with you all today.  I’m especially honored to be joined by two friends who were job creators in their prior life and now they’re leading two of the great states of America — Governor Doug Ducey and Governor Matt Bevin of Arizona and Kentucky respectively.  Thank you for being with us today.  Thanks for being such great, great leaders.  (Applause.) 
I’m also grateful to have with us so many American and international business leaders, and representatives of nearly 40 nations across the wider world.  On behalf of President Trump and the American people, thank you for all that each of you do to strengthen the bonds of commerce and friendship between our land and yours.
From factories to finance, from real estate to retail, your nations, your businesses recognize that investing in America means investing in success — for you and for us.
And as you know, placing a bet on America is really no bet at all.  It’s a prudent, safe, and smart decision, and one that will reap rewards for many years to come.
The advantages of investing in the American economy are really too numerous to count.  They include our unparalleled system of capital, the quality and caliber of our workforce, and, of course, the entrepreneurial spirit that fuels the economic engine of the most powerful economy in the world.

For all these reasons, and so many more, today foreign direct investment in America tops a stunning $3.1 trillion.  No other nation in the world even comes close. 
The benefits of foreign investment, either from firms headquartered overseas or in domestic businesses with majority foreign ownership, are felt in American communities large and small.
You know I saw it firsthand, as Tom mentioned, back when I was Governor of the state of Indiana.  My former Secretary of Commerce, Victor Smith, is with us here today, and he can attest that foreign investment means jobs and opportunities for people all across our state and all across America. 
In our case in 2014, over 170,000 Hoosiers worked at foreign-owned companies, and the billions of dollars invested in our economy by international businesses contributed to Indiana’s reputation as a great place to live and work and raise a family. 
The truth is America as a whole is better off. 
All told, foreign investment is responsible for more than 6.3 million American jobs — $57 billion in research and development in every field and industry and $425 billion in annual American exports.
So let me just say on behalf of President Trump, thank you to all of the nations that are represented here for your businesses playing such an indispensable role in the prosperity of the United States of America.  (Applause.) 
Your investment in our nation is vital to the American people, and ultimately it’s a win-win for both of us.  But we’re here today because the truth is that we have a tremendous opportunity for growth in America.
And rest assured, President Donald Trump is firmly committed to renewing America’s reputation as the best place in the world to make an investment and the premier investment destination on Earth.
Since day one, President Trump has taken decisive action to strengthen the American economy and extend our competitive edge.  This President has signed more bills to slash red tape than any President in American history.  Before this administration, only one President had ever signed a Congressional Review Act measure — President Trump has already used that legislation 14 different times.
He’s used what is known as the Congressional Review Act to repeal overreaching, unnecessary, and harmful regulations ranging from the Department of the Interior, the Department of Labor, the SEC, the Federal Communications Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and more.  It’s been a restoration of common sense in regulations in America.
And beyond that legislation, President Trump has ordered every agency in Washington, D.C. to find two regulations to get rid of before they issue any new regulations on American businesses and American free enterprise.  (Applause.)  
Overall, this President has already eliminated rules and mandates that would have cost our economy as much as $18 billion every single year.  And the President’s leadership doesn’t start there. 
He’s been rolling back the ban on offshore drilling.  He’s put the Clean Power Plan on a path to extinction.  President Trump recently approved the Keystone and Dakota pipelines what will create thousands of American jobs and strengthen America’s energy future.  (Applause.) 
And President Trump is keeping his promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, and to end its burden on businesses and give the American people finally the quality of healthcare that they deserve.
The President’s leadership has made a tremendous impact on our economy, and we’re just getting started.
Since the start of this year, businesses from across this country and across the wider world have created more than 700,000 American jobs.  Company after company all across this nation are making record investments in American workers and in America’s future — billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs.
This represents nothing short than a vote of confidence in the President’s agenda.  And make no mistake about it, we’ve only just begun.  
If you take nothing else from what I say today, know this:  President Donald Trump is committed to signing the most significant and consequential tax relief in American history, releasing the boundless potential of the American economy.  (Applause.) 
As Secretary Mnuchin said just a few weeks back, the President’s plan will strengthen the American economy and create untold opportunities of investment from across the wider world.
We’re going to cut taxes across the board for working families, small businesses, and family farms.  We’re also going to put more money in the American people’s pockets — and make the tax code simpler, flatter, and fairer for everyone.
But when it comes to business, like all of you gathered here, President Trump’s tax plan will give you more incentive to invest in America than ever before.  Our administration under President Trump’s leadership is going to fight to cut the corporate tax rate in America to 15 percent and make America competitive — American businesses competitive again with businesses all over the world.  (Applause.) 
He’ll end the outdated policy of worldwide taxation and enact a territorial system in its place.  And President Trump will make sure that our businesses can finally bring back the trillions of dollars that are locked overseas and invest them in American workers and America’s future.
The bottom line is that President Trump’s tax plan will strengthen our economy and strengthen our reputation as the best place to invest and the best place to do business anywhere in the world.
The same is true of the rest of our agenda.  In case you hadn’t noticed, the American people elected a builder to be President of the United States, and President Donald Trump is going to rebuild the infrastructure of America.  (Applause.) 
The President is committed to make historic investments in our infrastructure to ensure that our businesses and yours have the best roads, the best bridges, the best airports, and the best future possible.
The truth is that every dollar we invest in infrastructure is a dollar we invest in America’s future, and we look forward to leveraging the expertise of other nations, including many of you here today.  We have much to learn from one another in areas we can work together to strengthen the infrastructure of this great nation and our great economy. 
And President Trump, I can assure you, has a deep appreciation for the role that international trade plays in enriching the American economy and opening doors of opportunity to the American people.
But as the President has made clear, too many of America’s established trade relationships don’t fulfill the stated goal of being a win-win agreement for both sides.  In fact, in far too many cases, as the President has observed, America has been on the losing side of its trade deals.
The President has placed a high priority on fostering trade relationships that are free and fair; trade relationships that don’t work for one party simply don’t work at all. 
And under the President’s leadership, our administration will continue to work with all of our trading partners on a bilateral basis to roll back the policies that put American businesses at a disadvantage.  We’re going to work to break down barriers to investment.  We’re going to work to create a truly level playing field for companies on both sides so we can prosper together.  (Applause.) 
The agreement announced last week between America and China is actually a model of what President Trump will continue to achieve.  It opens the path to greater commerce by breaking down barriers to trade and investment in beef, biotechnology, energy, financial services, and more. 
It was an important accomplishment.  I’m confident this agreement will be the first of many — not only with China but with nations across the wider world. 
In fact, just last month I traveled to the Asia Pacific on the President’s behalf to promote our economic relationships with South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, and Australia.  And at the President’s direction, together with Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, I had the privilege of announcing a new U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue. 
We look forward to this dialogue, to seeing it progress, and to exploring ways that we can begin similar discussions with other nations around the world, including many of those gathered here.
President Trump and our administration, I can assure you, will work tirelessly to ensure that our trade policies with all of trade partners are mutually beneficial and that they maximize the opportunity for investment in America.
Thanks to the leadership of President Donald Trump, there simply is no better time to invest in America and no better time for you to attend this summit.
Our President has already taken decisive action to renew America’s promise as a land of opportunity and prosperity.  And in the days and weeks ahead, we will continue to work tirelessly to enact our agenda to make the strongest economy in the world stronger still.
So today I say with confidence that with your continued help, with your innovation and with your industry, the companies that are represented here today, along with the leadership of President Donald Trump, I know the best days for America and all of her friends across the world are yet to come.
Thank you.  God bless you all and God bless the United States of America.  (Applause.) 
12:31 P.M. EDT