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President Donald J. Trump Is Expanding Educational Opportunity for America’s Children and Families Impacted by the Pandemic

The White House Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 28, 2020

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS EXPANDING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR AMERICA’S CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC

“All families should be empowered to make the decision that is right for their own circumstance.”

President Donald J. Trump

EMPOWERING PARENTS AND STUDENTS: President Donald J. Trump is taking action to expand K-12 educational options for disadvantaged children impacted by the pandemic.

Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order offering flexibility to provide certain disadvantaged children with emergency K-12 scholarships to access in-person learning opportunities.

The Order allows States and eligible entities to use available Federal Community Service Block Grants (CSBG) funds to provide life-changing scholarships to families whose children cannot access in-person learning. + CSBG funds totaled nearly $1.7 billion in FY 2020.

Scholarships provided with CSBG funds can help families pay for private school tuition, home schooling, micro schooling, learning-pod expenses, special education services, or tutoring.

FIGHTING FOR OUR CHILDREN’S WELL-BEING: President Trump is protecting America’s children who need an in-person learning option from prolonged school closures.

Despite providing $13 billion in Federal support for K-12 schools this spring to safely resume in-person learning, more than half of all public school students began school remotely this fall.

A lack of in-person learning most harms low-income students and students with disabilities. + Research shows that during school closures this spring, students’ math progress in low-income neighborhoods decreased by nearly 50 percent and those from middle-income neighborhoods fell by almost a third. + According to surveys, children with special needs were twice as likely to receive little or no virtual instruction and to be dissatisfied with the virtual instruction they received.

A recent survey of educators found student absences have doubled during the pandemic.

Analysts project that if in-person classes do not fully resume until January 2021, low-income students will lose over a year of learning. + Projections also show that an average student could lose between $61,000 to $82,000 in lifetime earnings, or the equivalent of a full year of full-time work.

EXPANDING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: President Trump continues to help each child have a fair shot at the American dream through school choice.

President Trump has led a national conversation on expanding school choice and introduced the most transformative education funding proposal ever, Education Freedom Scholarships.

President Trump has twice signed legislation re-authorizing the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program.

The Trump Administration has invested nearly $1.5 billion in the development of public charter schools, helping this innovative sector grow to 7,500 charter schools serving more than 3 million students.

Because of the President’s historic tax reform, parents across the nation can now withdraw up to $10,000 tax-free per year from 529 education savings plans to cover public, private, or religious K-12 schooling costs.

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Statement From the President

The White House Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 27, 2020

Statement from the President

As President of the United States it is my responsibility to protect the people of our country from the economic devastation and hardship that was caused by the China Virus.

I understand that many small businesses have been forced to close as a result of harsh actions by Democrat-run states. Many people are back to work, but my job is not done until everyone is back to work.

Fortunately, as a result of my work with Congress in passing the CARES Act earlier this year, we avoided another Great Depression. Under my leadership, Project Warp Speed has been a tremendous success, my Administration and I developed a vaccine many years ahead of wildest expectations, and we are distributing these vaccines, and others soon coming, to millions of people.

As President, I have told Congress that I want far less wasteful spending and more money going to the American people in the form of $2,000 checks per adult and $600 per child.

As President I am demanding many rescissions under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. The Act provides that, “whenever the President determines that all or part of any budget authority will not be required to carry out the full objectives or scope of programs for which it is provided, or that such budget authority should be rescinded for fiscal policy or other reasons (including termination of authorized projects or activities for which budget authority has been provided), the President shall transmit to both Houses of Congress a special message” describing the amount to be reserved, the relevant accounts, the reasons for the rescission, and the economic effects of the rescission. 2 U.S.C.

683.

I will sign the Omnibus and Covid package with a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed. I will send back to Congress a redlined version, item by item, accompanied by the formal rescission request to Congress insisting that those funds be removed from the bill.

I am signing this bill to restore unemployment benefits, stop evictions, provide rental assistance, add money for PPP, return our airline workers back to work, add substantially more money for vaccine distribution, and much more.

On Monday the House will vote to increase payments to individuals from $600 to $2,000. Therefore, a family of four would receive $5,200. Additionally, Congress has promised that Section 230, which so unfairly benefits Big Tech at the expense of the American people, will be reviewed and either be terminated or substantially reformed.

Likewise, the House and Senate have agreed to focus strongly on the very substantial voter fraud which took place in the November 3 Presidential election.

The Senate will start the process for a vote that increases checks to $2,000, repeals Section 230, and starts an investigation into voter fraud.

Big Tech must not get protections of Section 230!

Voter Fraud must be fixed!

Much more money is coming. I will never give up my fight for the American people!

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Statement by the President

The White House Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2020

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT

 

Today, I have signed into law’S. 1014, the “Route 66 Centennial Commission Act” (the “Act”). The Act provides for a Commission made up of individuals appointed by the President, in certain cases based on the recommendations of Members of Congress, with responsibility to conduct a study on ways to honor the centennial anniversary of Route 66 and to provide recommendations exclusively to the Congress. To avoid concerns regarding the separation of powers, my Administration will consider this Commission to be located in the legislative branch. I also expect that the General Services Administration (GSA) will be able to fulfill the intent of section 7(d) that the GSA provide to the Commission, on request and on a reimbursable basis, the administrative support services necessary for the Commission to carry out the Act. Consistent with the separation of powers, however, a directive from a legislative branch entity cannot be understood as binding on an executive branch entity like the GSA.

 

DONALD J. TRUMP

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Statement by the President

The White House Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2020

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT

 

Today, I have signed into law’S. 2981, the “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Amendments Act of 2020” (the “Act”), which will provide helpful changes to the governance of the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps. I note that section 207 of the Act purports to authorize NOAA officers to communicate directly with the Congress, free from supervision within the executive branch and free from consequence in the event they make unauthorized disclosures, such as classified or confidential information related to an ongoing investigation. Consistent with the understanding long expressed by Presidents in signing similar legislation into law, provisions of this nature cannot detract from my constitutional authority to supervise, control, and correct NOAA officers’ communications with the Congress related to their official duties, including in cases where such communications reveal sensitive information protected by executive privilege. I anticipate that when supervising officials decide that they must defer, limit, or preclude the disclosure of sensitive information by a NOAA officer, they will contact the appropriate congressional committees promptly to begin the accommodation process that has traditionally been followed with respect to disclosure of sensitive information.

DONALD J. TRUMP

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President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts

The White House Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key positions in his Administration:

Pam Bondi, of Florida, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Edward McMullen, Jr., of South Carolina, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Paolo Zampolli, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Hope Charlotte Hicks, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Derek’S. Lyons, of Texas, to be a Member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Amy Hanson Swonger, of North Carolina, to be a Member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Richard Grenell, of California, to be a Member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.

Martin Oliner, of New York, to be a Member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.

Susan Levine, of Arizona, to be a Member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.

Tim Pataki, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in the Smithsonian Institution.

Stephanie Grisham, of Arizona, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences.

Jeremy Carl, of Montana, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences.

Russell Vought, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy.

Alexander B. Gray, of Florida, to be a Member of the Board of Visitors to the Coast Guard Academy.

Francis John Brooke, Jr., of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Visitors to the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Steven W. Spandle, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Commission on Fine Arts.

Chas Fagan, of North Carolina, to be a Member of the Commission on Fine Arts.

Rodney Mims Cook, Jr., of Georgia, to be a Member of the Commission on Fine Arts.

Perry Guillot, of New York, to be a Member of the Commission on Fine Arts.

Ezra Cohen, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member and Chairperson of the Public Interest Declassification Board.

Julie Strauss, of Virginia, to be a Member of the President’s Advisory 1776 Commission.

Peter Lamelas, MD, of Florida, to be a Member of the Medal of Valor Review Board.

Gregory Smith, of Utah, to be the United States Commissioner of the Upper Colorado River Commission.

Buffie Anderson, of Texas, to be a Member of the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

Kurt A. Kondrich, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

Kristin Yodock, of California, to be a Member of the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

Marcus David Bachmann, of Minnesota, to be a Member of the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

Norma Thompson, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the National Museum and Library Services Board.

Jennie Stapp, of Montana, to be a Member of the National Museum and Library Services Board.

Guy Pinkman, of Nebraska, to be a Member of the Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

Lynn Franzoi, of California, to be a Member of the Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

Preston Crabill, of Michigan, to be a Member of the Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

Sheriff Grady Judd, of Florida, to be a Member of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Michael J. Gableman, of Wisconsin, to be a Member of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Von L. Best, of Texas, to be a Member of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Rachel Fulton Brown, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.

Jenni Sue Jessen, of Colorado, to be a Member of the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking.

Kwami P. Adoboe-Herrera, of Ohio, to be a Member of the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking.

Katherine McGibbon, of Texas, to be a Member of the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking.

Ethan Baker, of Michigan, to be a Commissioner of the United States Section on the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

Carrie Castille, of Louisiana, to be Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Juan Carlos Ben tez, of Guam, to be a Member of the President’s Export Council.

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