President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday to provide what he calls "Obamacare relief" for millions of Americans. He praised Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for his support during the announcement: "And I can say, when you get Rand Paul on your side, it has to be positive," stated Trump. Rand Paul had refused last month to vote for a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday to provide what he calls "Obamacare relief" for millions of Americans. He says the action people more competition, more choices and lower premiums. Trump said he still wants Congress repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a press conference on October 4 addressing a story that said he called President Donald Trump a moron and that he was considering resigning. He called the report "petty."
President Donald Trump addressed the nation on Monday, a day after 50 people were killed and 400 were injured when a gunman opened fire on a Las Vegas concert. He praised the speed of Las Vegas police and other first responders who responded to the scene and assured those who were now mourning friends and family "we are here for you."
Representatives Ted Lieu and Ruben Gallego introduced a bill called the "Swamp Flyers Act" to ban taxpayer-funded private jet travel by Cabinet members on September 28. The next day Tom Price resigned as Health and Human Services Secretary after chartering private flights for government use.
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) returned to House floor for the first time on Sept. 28, 2017 since being shot at practice for the annual congressional baseball game. He was welcomed with standing ovations and hugs before he spoke of the "outpouring of love" he received after he was wounded.
Former Alabama judge Roy Moore during his acceptance speech Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 addressed the divisions in the country, saying "We are one nation under God and we can become one nation unified." Moore ran against appointed incumbent Luther Strange in the Ala. GOP Senate runoff election.
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he signed a new executive order to help the United States target people, companies and banks financing and facilitating trade with North Korea. He made the comments at a working lunch with the Prime Minister of Japan and the President of South Korea. Trump also said that China has ordered all its banks to stop all business with North Korea.
James Comey was fired as the FBI's director in May prompting the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. As Mueller's investigation into whether Donald Trump’s campaign or associates colluded with Moscow moved into a more serious phase, the White House's press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has made several statements about Comey from the podium. Here are some of her remarks from September 2017.
"The job that everybody has done is incredible ... to think of the incredible power of that storm and while people unfortunately passed, it was such a small number that nobody would have, people thought thousands and thousands of people may have their lives ended and the number is a very small number, which is a great tribute to you," said President Donald Trump, thanking the first responders during his visit to Naples, Fla. on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.
President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders have reached an understanding on protections for young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York on Sept. 14, 2017. Speaking on the Senate floor, Schumer said: "We all agreed on a framework. ... We agreed the president would enshrine DACA protections into law ... What remains to be negotiated are the details of border security."
President Donald Trump told reporters before he left for Florida on Sept. 14, 2017 that funding "The Wall" would come after a plan for DACA but also said that samples of the proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico were being constructed.