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  • behindmyback.org WA State DOE SMA 1971

    IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME
    Based on this 1971 premise

    1971 Rod Mack:

    ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE is one of many perspectives,

    MY OBSERVATION IS THAT IN AREAS WHERE ECONOMICS IS A PRIME
    CONSIDERATION—

    IN THE SMALLER, LESS AFFLUENT
    COMMUNITIES—

    THERE IS A HIGHER PRIORITY FOR JOBS AND TAX
    BASE THAN THERE IS PRIORITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

    Rod Mack  My charge, when I joined ECOLOGY IN 1971, was developing the regulations related to the permit system of the Shoreline Management Act (SMA) as well as the guidelines.

     Those GUIDELINES were basically instructions FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS’ preparation of their Master Programs as well as standards or criteria for evaluating developments that took place on the shorelines, AGAIN, BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

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    2017 Pearl Rains Hewett:

    ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE is one of many perspectives,
    MY OBSERVATIONS FROM JAN 26, 2011 TO OCT 22, 2017  IS THAT IN AREAS WHERE ECONOMICS IS A PRIME CONSIDERATION—IN THE SMALLER, LESS AFFLUENT
    COMMUNITIES—THERE IS A HIGHER PRIORITY FOR JOBS AND TAX
    BASE THAN THERE IS PRIORITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS.

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    President Trump was elected Nov 8, 2016 because

    FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS, THE VOTERS, IN AREAS WHERE ECONOMICS WAS A PRIME CONSIDERATION, THERE WAS A HIGHER PRIORITY FOR JOBS AND TAX BASE  FOR HARD WORKING MIDDLE CLASS CITIZENS IN THE USA,THAN THERE WAS A PRIORITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS.

    INDEED, TRUMP’S PRIORITY ONE WAS ROLLING BACK THE FEDERAL JOB KILLING REGULATIONS, AND RETURNING POWER BACK TO THE PEOPLE.

    WHAT HAPPENED TO US BETWEEN 1971 AND OCT 22, 2017 ON THE CLALLAM COUNTY 2017 SMP UPDATE?

    TRICKLE DOWN FEDERAL JOB KILLING REGULATIONS. period

    ENACTED BY CONGRESS CONTROLLED AND MANDATED BY FEDERAL APPOINTED AGENCIES AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS placed exclusive, planning and regulatory authority with federal appointed government agencies EPA ETC….

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    Aug 13, 2013 I POSTED “SMP and Water 1970-2013” on behindmyback.org on and sent it to ZSMP as a public comment.

    SMP and Water 1970-2013

    Posted on August 13, 2013 11:22 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME?
    Based on this 1971 premise

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    NOV 17, 2014 I POSTED IT AGAIN…..

    Behind My Back | SMP a Good Idea? 1971-2014?

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/11/17/smp-a-good-idea-1971-2014/

    NOV 17, 2014 – www.behindmyback.org/2013/10/06/ad–valorem–tax-dilemma/ … permit system of the Shoreline Management Act (SMA) as well as the guidelines. … The FEDERAL road to WA State ECOLOGY’S SMP and WATER HELL was … it said, if a state wants to do a program, here’s some MONEY to do it; then, once …

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    NOW, WE ARE FACED WITH THE CLALLAM COUNTY 2017 SMP UPDATE

    WHAT AM I GOING TO DO ABOUT THAT…

    THE USUAL…

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    —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: zSMP

    Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 1:09 PM

    Subject: SMP and Water 1970-2013

     

    This is my public comment on the

    Clallam County SMP Update

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    1971 Rod Mack: ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE is one of many perspectives,
    my observation is that in areas where ECONOMICS is a prime
    consideration—in the smaller, less affluent
    communities—there is a higher priority for jobs and tax
    base than there is priority for environmental concerns

    IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME?
    Based on this 1971 premise

    Rod Mack: My charge, when I joined ECOLOGY IN 1971, was developing the regulations related to the permit system of the Shoreline Management Act (SMA) as well as the guidelines. Those GUIDELINES were basically instructions FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS’ preparation of their Master Programs as well as standards or criteria for evaluating developments that took place on the shorelines, AGAIN, BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

    IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME?
    Both by premise and legislative intent

    IN 1971….

    In 1972 the SHORELINE MANAGEMENT ACT PASSED

    The FEDERAL road to SMP and WATER HELL was PAVED with good intentions?

    AND HOW MUCH FEDERAL MONEY?

    When the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act came along, it said, if a state wants to do a program, here’s some MONEY to do it; then, once it’s done, here’s some MORE MONEY to manage it.

    There’s a definite tie. The Federal Coastal Zone Management Act came about in ’72 at virtually the same time our Shoreline Management Act was finally approved.

    We were watching it very closely, because the federal law provides SUBSTANTIAL FUNDING to states that develop management programs. Here, we had the Shoreline Management Act.

    MORE FEDERAL MONEY AND MORE FEDERAL MONEY AND MORE FEDERAL  MONEY
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    BAIT AND SWITCHED TO FEDERAL CONTROL

    When? and how did we lose our right to local government?
    When? and how were the appointed given state RULE by WAC?
    When? and how were federally appointed agencies given ultimate power?

    WHEN INDEED..
    THE EXPLOSION OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION ENACTED
    BETWEEN 1970 AND 1980 TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT

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    HISTORY Shoreline Act 40, 263 From 1971-2005
    Washington State Department of Ecology
    Ecology Publication #05-01-006
    A 570 page report the first 35 years, 1970 – 2005
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    UPDATE 2013 STATE? SHORELINE MANAGEMENT ACT?
    HAS BECOME FEDERALLY ENACTED
    SHORELINE MANAGEMENT BY APPOINTED FEDERAL AGENCIES.
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    Shoreline Act 40, 263 From 1971-2005

    1971 The ENVIRONMENTALISTS proposed the state’s jurisdiction would include 500 feet back from the water’s edge, providing for a strip of land, 500 feet wide, that would be the jurisdiction of their bill.

    1971 They, the ENVIRONMENTALISTS also placed primary, almost exclusive, planning and REGULATORY AUTHORITY WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY, instead of LOCAL GOVERNMENT
    Resulting in a very STRONG ROLE by the STATE and a much lesser role by LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

    That initiative got enough signatures to go on to the ballot at the next general election. Seeing that, THE LEGISLATURE THEN DECIDED, as is allowed and provided for under the state’s constitution, to enact their version to put on the ballot, which was the 1972 SHORELINE MANAGEMENT ACT, which ultimately passed. The basic difference between the initiative and the act was that the act named a strip 200 feet from the water’s edge as the area of jurisdiction, and then set up the joint state/local approach.
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    2013 WA STATE SHORELINE MANAGEMENT ACT? AND WATER?

    A much lesser role of STATE AND LOCAL government?

    FEDERAL APPOINTED AGENCIES EDICTS MANDATING TO THE WA STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

    WA STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY’S WAC’S, EDITICS, RULING, REGULATING AND ENFORCING OF LOCAL COUNTY AND CITY GOVERNMENT

    ENACTED BY CONGRESS CONTROLLED AND MANDATED BY FEDERAL APPOINTED AGENCIES AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS placed exclusive, planning and regulatory authority with federal appointed government agencies EPA ETC….

    RESULTING IN A VERY STRONG ROLE BY THE ACTS OF CONGRESS and AMENDMENTS TO THOSE ACTS and DELIGATING ALL POWER TO APPOINTED FEDERAL AGENCIES AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS.

    IF WILD OLYMPICS WAS FEDERALLY ENACTED jurisdiction would include 500 feet (or more) back from the water’s edge, providing for a strip of land, 500 feet (or more) wide, that would be the FEDERAL jurisdiction of that ACT.

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    Chapter Seven – Saving the Shorelines 2005
    The Plan to Protect the Coastlines
    An interview with Rodney Mack
    February 2, 2005
    Position held at time of interview:
    Retired, formerly Program Manager for the Shorelands and
    Environmental Assistance Program,
    Washington State Department of Ecology, 1983-1994

    From an environmental standpoint, given the two versions of the shorelines legislation, the environmentalist version talked about a jurisdictional area. In other words, what areas, what pieces of geography, the act applied to.

    Our Shoreline Management Act was probably, with maybe the exception of California, the strongest law of its kind in the country at the time. This was right at the beginning of the ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT, and what we were doing was groundbreaking. It wasn’t a case where we could pick up the phone and call some other state and say, hey, what did you guys
    do in dealing with this? Other states were calling us.

    When the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act came along, it said, if a state wants to do a program, here’s some MONEY to do it; then, once it’s done, here’s some more MONEY to manage it.

    There’s a definite tie. The Federal Coastal Zone Management Act came about in ’72 at virtually the same time our Shoreline Management Act was finally approved.

    We were watching it very closely, because the federal law provides SUBSTANTIAL FUNDING to states that develop management programs. Here, we had the Shoreline Management Act.

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    History is GOOD
    EXACTLY WHAT WAS WA STATE PLANNING IN 2005?

    shoreline development 259, 262, 264

    WA STATE WATER

    There’s an old saying, “In the Eastern United States, we take water forgranted. In the WEST, we take water from each other.

    My comment WHISKEY IS FOR DRINKING; WATER IS FOR FIGHTING OVER
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    Chapter 4, Troubled Waters: Rivers, Streams, and Salmon Recovery
    ……….117
    Habitat, Hydropower, Hatcheries and Harvest, Dick Wallace
    ………….117
    Protecting In-stream Flows, Ken Slattery
    ………………………..129
    The Problem of Pollutants in the Watershed, Dave Peeler
    ……………139
    Devising a Plan for the Dungeness and Elwha Rivers, Cynthia Nelson
    …..149

    Chapter 5, Shifting Standards:
    Treating Wastewater Discharges to Puget Sound
    ………………………165

    Chapter 7, Saving the Shorelines
    ………………………………….259
    A Plan to Protect the Coastlines, Rod Mack
    ………………………259
    Chapter 8, Dividing the Waters: Determining Yakima River Water Rights
    …..295

    Chapter 9, Environment 2010
    RANKING AIR AT THE TOP, Stu Clark
    ……………………………..344
    AT THE TABLE FOR EPA, Randy Smith
    …………………………….390
    History is GOOD
    EXACTLY WHAT WAS WA STATE PLANNING IN 2005?
    WA STATE ON WATER
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    Water Code of 1917 298
    water pollution 9, 41-42, 117
    Water Pollution Control Commission 6, 8-9, 11, 25,
    27, 92, 166, 180, 464
    Water Pollution Hearings Board 25
    Water Quality 11, 16, 18, 58, 60, 80, 113, 118, 122, 139,
    141, 160
    Water Quality Investigation Section 508
    Water Quality Program 11, 18, 80, 118, 139, 165-166,
    451, 494, 503, 508
    WATER RESOURCES ACT OF 1971 18, 131, 317
    Water Resources Program 18, 92, 118, 126, 129, 134,
    149, 295, 303, 305, 309, 318
    WATER RIGHT CLAIMS REGISTRATION ACT 310
    water rights 9, 14, 122, 124, 129-130, 132, 137, 143,
    146, 149-150, 152-153, 155-157, 160, 163, 186,
    295-304, 306-311, 313-314, 317-326
    Water rights 296
    Water Rights Claims Registration Act 300
    WATER STRATEGY 124
    water-dependent industrial uses 285
    Watershed Management Act 143, 145, 147
    Watershed planning 121, 159
    Watershed Planning 117, 122, 131-133, 144, 149,
    158-159
    Watershed Planning Act 122, 131-133, 144, 149,
    158-159
    watershed planning units 132, 14
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    2005 WA STATE DEPT OF ECOLOGY AND CONGRESS
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    CONGRESS 2, 6, 70, 125, 130, 133, 186-187, 193,
    356-359, 372-373, 376, 378-379, 382, 387-388,
    391-392, 400, 462, 505, 524
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    2013 WA STATE DEPT OF ECOLOGY AND CONGRESS

    CONGRESS PASSED THE ESA AS PART OF THE EXPLOSION OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION ENACTED BETWEEN 1970 AND 1980 TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT.

    1966 CONGRESS ENACTS FEDERAL Endangered Species Act
    Congress passed the ESA as part of the explosion of federal … – Gale
    www.gale.cengage.com/pdf/samples/sp657497.pdf‎
    by ES ACT – ‎Related articles

    Congress passed the Endangered Species Preservation Act in 1966, … Congress enacted significant MORE amendments in 1978, AND MORE 1982, and MORE 1988,

    1969 The National Environmental Policy Act of | Department of Energy
    energy.gov/nepa/downloads/national-environmental-policy-act-1969‎

    Full text of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, available as a download. NEPA established a national policy for the environment …
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    1972 Coastal Zone Management Act – Office of Ocean and Coastal …
    coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/czm/czm_act.html‎
    Congressional Action to Help Manage Our Nation’s Coasts … growth in the coastal zone by passing the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) in 1972. The Act …
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    1972 CONGRESS ENACTS FEDERAL Clean water act
    CWA | Civil Enforcement | Compliance and Enforcement | U.S. EPA
    www.epa.gov/Compliance/civil/cwa/index.html‎
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    Congress passed the ESA as part of
    THE EXPLOSION OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION ENACTED
    BETWEEN 1970 AND 1980 TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT.

    This entry was posted in APPOINTED FEDERAL AGENCIES, Clallam County SMP, Economic Impact, Intro to Deprived Of Our Water, Politically Motivated, Rubber Stamped, Shoreline Management Plan, The We’s who WANT, Tribal Right issues?, WA State Water Laws, WHAT A CONCEPT?, Wild Olympics.

    OCT 22, 2017


  • Citizen and Nuclear Disarmament 1961-2017

    NEARLY 56 YEARS AGO, DEC 4, 1961 THE UNITED STATES INTRODUCED THE QUESTION OF DISARMAMENT PROGRAM AT THE SIXTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS (click on the link it is a one page document)

    A/RES/1664(XVI) C.1 19 A/PV.1070
    04 Dec. 1961
    58-10-23
    NON-RECORDED
    A/4980/Add.1 QUESTION OF DISARMAMENT

     

    THIS UNITED NATIONS COMPLETE AND PERMANENT  DISARMAMENT LAW WAS SIGNED AS U.S. PUBLIC LAW 87-297 FOR THE UNITED STATES IN 1961

    PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY SIGNED IT AND EVERY PRESIDENT SINCE HAS WORKED TO ENACT ITS PROVISIONS, FOR NEARLY 56 YEARS.

    1961 THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD, CONSCIOUS OF THE CRISIS IN HUMAN HISTORY PRODUCED BY THE REVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN WEAPONS

    A WORLD WHERE ADJUSTMENT TO CHANGE TAKES PLACE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRINCIPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS;

    A WORLD WHERE THERE SHALL BE A PERMANENT STATE OF GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT

    UNDER EFFECTIVE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL.

    INCLUDING COMPLETE AND PERMANENT DISARMAMENT OF AMERICAN CITIZENS

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    LAS VEGAS MASSACRE OCT 1, 2017  10:05PM….

    OCT 2, 2017 THE WA DC DEMOCRATS, PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL GLOBALISTS ET AL, IMMEDIATELY JUMPED THE GUN AGAIN.

    THEY WANT U.S. LAWS, MORE NEW U.S LAWS IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND UNDER INTERNATIONAL CONTROL?  TO EVENTUALLY COMPLETELY AND  PERMANENTLY DISARM AMERICAN CITIZENS?

    Click on the link and read THE FULL TEXT OF THE … THE UNITED STATES PROGRAM FOR GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT IN A PEACEFUL WORLD

    Behind My Back | Complete Disarmament Public Law 87-297

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/01/15/complete-disarmament-public-law-87-297/

    Posted on January 15, 2016 12:41 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett

    Jan 15, 2016 – There follows a summary of the principal provisions of the United States Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World.

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    FOR NEARLY 56 YEARS, FROM 1961 TO 2017 CITIZENS WERE LED TO BELIEVE THAT IT WAS JUST A UNITED NATIONS PROGRAM FOR COMPLETE NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT.

    HOWEVER IN 1961, BEFORE STAGE I FOR COMPLETE DISARMAMENT CLOSES

     ALL CITIZEN OWNED GUNS ARE TO BE BANNED.

    BETWEEN 1961-2017 THE UNITED NATIONS, USING THE, PEACEFUL WORLD GLOBALIZATION PROGRAM, THE PROGRESSIVE, LIBERALS BANNED CITIZENS GUNS IN MOST OF THE UNITED NATIONS MEMBERS IN THE WORLD.

    Click on the link and read THE FULL TEXT OF THE … THE UNITED STATES PROGRAM FOR GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT IN A PEACEFUL WORLD

    The US Declaration for Complete Disarmament

    Posted on January 15, 2016 1:22 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett

    The US Declaration for Complete Disarmament

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    Freedom from War (1961)

    dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/arms/freedom_war.html

    There follows a summary of the principal provisions of the United States Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World. The full text of the …

    THE FULL TEXT OF THE …
    THE UNITED STATES PROGRAM FOR GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT IN A PEACEFUL WORLD

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    1961 SET FORTH AS THE OBJECTIVES OF A PROGRAM OF GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT IN A PEACEFUL WORLD

    Snippets..

    1961 THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD,
    CONSCIOUS OF THE CRISIS IN HUMAN HISTORY PRODUCED BY THE REVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN WEAPONS

     WITHIN A WORLD DIVIDED BY SERIOUS IDEOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES;

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    Determined to save present and succeeding generations from the scourge of war and the dangers and burdens of the arms race and to create conditions in which all peoples can strive FREELY and peacefully to fulfill their basic aspirations;

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    DECLARED THEIR GOAL TO BE: A FREE, SECURE, AND PEACEFUL WORLD OF INDEPENDENT STATES ADHERING TO COMMON STANDARDS OF JUSTICE AND INTERNATIONAL CONDUCT AND SUBJECTING THE USE OF FORCE TO THE RULE OF LAW;

    A WORLD WHERE ADJUSTMENT TO CHANGE TAKES PLACE

    IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRINCIPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS;

    A WORLD WHERE THERE SHALL BE A PERMANENT STATE OF GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT UNDER EFFECTIVE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL

    AND WHERE THE RESOURCES OF NATIONS SHALL BE DEVOTED OF MAN’S MATERIAL, CULTURAL, AND SPIRITUAL ADVANCE;


    SET FORTH AS THE OBJECTIVES OF A PROGRAM OF GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT IN A PEACEFUL WORLD……

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    WHAT ELSE WAS THE UNITED NATIONS DOING IN 1961, NEARLY 56 YEARS AGO?

    THE KOREAN QUESTION DEC 20, 1961 AND OCT 5, 2017 (click on the link it is a one page document)

    A/RES/1740(XVI) C.1 20 A/PV.1087
    20 Dec. 1961
    60-11-27
    A/5071 THE KOREAN QUESTION

     

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    WHAT ELSE WAS THE UNITED NATIONS DOING IN 1961, NEARLY 56 YEARS AGO?

    16th Session (1961-1962) – General Assembly – Quick Links …

    research.un.org/en/docs/ga/quick/regular/16

    Sep 28, 2017 – Resolutions adopted by the General Assembly at its 16th session. Resolutions and … Meeting Record/ Date/ Press Release/ Vote, Draft, Topic … 1961 58-13-24, A/5076, The United Nations financial position and prospects.

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    The bottom line………

    OCT 5, 2017 OVER 56 YEARS LATER

    THE WORLD IS NOT PEACEFUL, DONALD J. TRUMP IS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT IS POSSIBLE,  BUT, DISARMING AMERICAN CITIZENS IS OUT OF THE QUESTION. period


  • The World Bank was Banking on WOTUS

    WORLD BANK’S POLICY IS DETAILED AND EXPLICIT FOR INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS

    The World Commission on Dams (“WCD”) completed its work in the second part of 2000. …. GLOBAL ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT-THE WORLD BANK….

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    INDEED, THE WORLD BANK…. DID RESPOND TO DIFFERENT MARKETS IN TERMS OF FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC PROFITABILITY. ($$$ stakeholders)

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    2001-INTRODUCTION: WORLD COMMISSION ON DAMS REPORT, DAMS AND DEVELOPMENT

    PROFESSOR KADER ASMAL, CHAIR WORLD COMMISSION ON DAMS

    American University International Law Review 16, 6 (2001): 1411-1433

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    PREFACE  REDEFINING GLOBAL ROLES IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    1. GLOBALIZATION IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

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    Attributable to GLOBALIZATION or not, the roles of corporations, the public sector, and civil society have been redefined.

     THE CHANGE IN THE ROLE OF NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS IS THE MOST EVIDENT-AND MOST SIGNIFICANT FOR THE CASE OF THE WCD.

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    GLOBAL IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE WITNESSED A THREE-WAY MIGRATION OF THE AUTHORITY-VOLUNTARY OR INVOLUNTARY-ONCE VESTED IN THEM:

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    GLOBAL IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    UPWARD MIGRATION TO SUPRANATIONAL STRUCTURES WITH FUNCTIONS ONCE VESTED

    SOLELY IN THE STATE, SUCH AS THE EUROPEAN UNION (“EU”), THE INTERNATIONAL

    MONETARY FUND (“IMF”), OR THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (“WTO”);

     DOWNWARD MIGRATION TO REGIONAL AND LOCAL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT, IN KEEPING WITH THE PRINCIPLE OF SUBSIDIARITY

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    GLOBAL IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    AND IN RESPONSE TO PUBLIC DEMAND FOR LIGHTER CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STRUCTURES;

     AND OUTWARD MIGRATION TO THE MARKET, CORPORATIONS, AND ELEMENTS OF CIVIL SOCIETY.

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    GLOBAL IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    MANY FUNCTIONS FORMERLY RESTING WITH GOVERNMENT ARE NOW PRIVATIZED,

    OR ABANDONED AND ADOPTED BY NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (“NGOS”)

    and other elements of civil society.

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    I SUGGEST ABOVE THAT THOSE GROUPS WITH THE GREATEST ADAPTIVE CAPACITY

    HAVE BENEFITED FROM RAPID GLOBAL CHANGE, WHILE THOSE WITH THE GREATEST DIFFICULTY IN EMBRACING CHANGE HAVE SUFFERED.

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    IN 2001- PRIORITY IN 2017

    PROMINENT AMONG THESE ARE THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL INSTITUTIONS  AT THE

    FOREFRONT OF GLOBAL ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT-THE WORLD BANK, THE IMF,

    THE WTO-AND TO A LESSER EXTENT THE ORGANIZATIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS.

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    GLOBAL IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    THESE ORGANIZATIONS, DESPITE ATTEMPTS AT COMMUNICATION WITH NGOS, RETAIN A

    DECISION-MAKING STRUCTURE THAT IS BARELY ACCOUNTABLE TO GOVERNMENTS.

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    1. The Collapse of the Washington Consensus

     

    1. Elements of the New Development Paradigm

     

    1. Origins of the WCD

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    1. WHAT WENT WRONG?

    A LOOK AT HOW THE DAM INDUSTRY CHANGED

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    1. ACCOUNTABILITY

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    1. ROLE OF THE WORLD BANK

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    GLOBAL PREFACE  IN 2001 OR AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    IN THE END, THE ISSUE IS NOT DAMS. Eliminating poverty and deprivation,

    helping to meet human needs and bettering human prospects is what

    the process of development must address. THESE GOALS MUST BE PLACED

    IN THE FOREFRONT.

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    1991-2017 IN THE END, THE ISSUE IS NOT DAMS.

    IN 2017 THE PRIORITIES OF THE PRESIDENT (POTUS)

    “AMERICANIZATION NOT GLOBALIZATION”

    AMERICAN PRIORITIES HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE FOREFRONT.  period

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      A BRIEF HISTORY OF “WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES” (WOTUS).

    The World Commission on Dams (“WCD”) completed its work in the second part of 2000. …. GLOBAL ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT-THE WORLD BANK….

    2000 THE WORLD BANK’S POLICY IS DETAILED AND EXPLICIT FOR INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS

    2000 The World Bank was Banking on WOTUS

    FROM THE GLOBAL 2000 POLICY TO AMERICA’S  2017 PRIORITY

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     Drain the Swamps: A Brief History of “Waters of the United States” and …

    https://gelr.org/…/drain-the-swamps-a-brief-history-of-waters-of-the-united-states-and…

    MAR 2, 2017 – Drain the Swamps: A Brief History of “Waters of the United States” and … Under Scalia’s plurality opinion, WOTUS should only include waters …

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    Behind My Back | Feb 28, 2017 POTUS Executes WOTUS

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/03/02/feb-28-2017-potus-executes-wotus/

    MAR 2, 2017 – Feb 28, 2017 POTUS Executes WOTUS. Posted on March 2, … www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/04/wotus–water-runs-down-hill/. Posted on …

     

    For the understanding of a reasonable person

    THE POTUS, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DONALD J. TRUMP

    SIGNED A EXECUTIVE ORDER

    ON WOTUS WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES.

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    ]Introduction: World Commission on Dams Report, Dams and …

    digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1252&context=auilr

    by K Asmal – ‎2001 – ‎Cited by 11 – ‎Related articles

    The World Commission on Dams (“WCD”) completed its work in the second part of 2000. …. GLOBAL ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT-the World Bank, the IMF,

     

    1. REDEFINING ROLES

     

    THE WORLD BANK IS THE AGENCY in this group most relevant to the

    dams debate. Its traditional mode of operation-high-level dealing

    with central governments on the basis of a technical dossier-too

    often leads to results that are problematic, leaving behind a number

    of failures. The factors behind these failures are significant for the dams debate, as

    DOCUMENTED IN THE LINKS PROVIDED.

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    A PREFACE  IN 2001- A PRIORITY IN 2017

    the world bank & the world commission on dams report q&a

    siteresources.worldbank.org/INTWRD/…/WB&WCDQ&A.p…

    THE WORLD BANK believes that the World Commission on Dams Report has made a great contribution in framing many of the major issues in this CONTENTIOUS and …

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    SO CONTENTIOUS THAT SOMEBODY WROTE A 446 PAGE BOOK IN 1996

    Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision-making – The Report of the World Commission on Dams

    Common terms and phrases ENVIRONMENTAL BUZZ WORDS REFERENCED IN THE DAM BOOK

    AND In terms of financial and economic profitability, the bottom line is World Bank

    alternatives application of SEA applying SEA Background and objectives budget support capacity development capacity-building civil society conflict consultation cont context country’s decision makers decision-making developing countries development agencies development co-operation agencies DFID economic ensure entry points environment environmental and social environmental considerations Environmental Impact Assessment environmental issues environmental management environmental risks environmental sustainability Espoo European Commission evaluation framework GPRS Guidance Note hydropower identify implementation improve involved Key questions linkages MDGs Millennium Development Goals Ministry mitigation monitoring natural resources Note and Checklist OECD opportunities options organisations participatory partner countries plans and programmes policy reforms potential Poverty Reduction Strategy priorities private sector proposed provides PRSP PSIA public engagement recommendations regional relevant requirements SEA approach SEA process sector programme sectoral policies Social Impact Assessment social impacts specific stakeholders Strategic Environmental Assessment sustainable development Tanzania transboundary UNDP UNECE World Bank

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    The World Bank Versus the World Commission on Dams

    WWW.WATER-ALTERNATIVES.org/index.php/allabs/99-a3-2-22/file

    by R Goodland – 2010 – ‎Cited by 9 – ‎Related articles

    KEYWORDS: WORLD BANK, hydropower, big dams, oustees, displacement, ….

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    STARTED WITH A SIMPLY PREFACE  IN 2001

    ENDED IN 2017 WITH THE ELECTION OF PRESIDENT TRUMP (POTUS)

    “AMERICANIZATION NOT GLOBALIZATION”

    AMERICAN PRIORITIES HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE FOREFRONT.  period

     


  • Sen. Cantwell Bipartisan Fix for Affordable?

    IF YOU DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE 500 LB. GORILLA IN WA DC, OBAMACARE’S UNAFFORDABLE FEDERAL HEALTHCARE FIX  JUST EMAIL OUT THE FOLLOWING AND CHANGE THE SUBJECT.

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Office of Senator Maria Cantwell

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 4:40 PM

    Subject: A BIPARTISAN FIX TO OUR AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS

    FELLOW WASHINGTONIANS

    AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS IS HAPPENING ACROSS OUR COUNTRY

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     LET’S CALL SENATOR CANTWELL (D) AFFORDABLE FIX A 50% INCREASE IN THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT (LIHTC)

    LET’S CALL SENATOR CANTWELL (D) AFFORDABLE FIX ABOUT $15 BILLION ANNUALLY.

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    Senators Cantwell and Hatch Reintroduce Affordable Housing Credit …

    www.enterprisecommunity.org/…/2017/…/senators-cantwell-and-hatch-reintroduce-af…

    Mar 8, 2017 – and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 (S. 548) , a …

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    RECENTLY Jul 18, 2016  THERE HAS BEEN A FLURRY OF LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS TO ADD YET MORE HOUSING SUBSIDIES TO THE HOUSING SECTOR, ALREADY ONE OF THE MOST HEAVILY SUBSIDIZED.

     Jul 18, 2016  How Much would It Cost?

    FOR EXAMPLE, S.2962 BY SENATOR CANTWELL WOULD INCREASE THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT (LIHTC) PROGRAM TO ABOUT $15 BILLION ANNUALLY (A 50% INCREASE)

     The legislation is very similar to the comprehensive version of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (S. 3237), introduced by Senators Cantwell (D) and Hatch  (R) in 2016

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    AND THE LATEST (S. 548)

    Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 (S. 548) – GovTrack

    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s548

    1. S. 548. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform the low-income housing credit, and for other purposes. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in …
    2. S.548: Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017

    About this Bill

    You can

    read the bill

    Sponsor

    Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

    Total Cosponsors

    19 (10 Democrats, 1 Independent, 8 Republicans)

    Introduced

    March 7, 2017

    Latest Major Action

    March 7, 2017

    See it on

    GovTrack

    See it on

    C-SPAN

    Bill Progress

    • Bill introduced in the Senate
    • Bill passed in the Senate
    • Bill passed in the House
    • Bill signed into law

    Bill Summary

    Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the low-income housing credit, to rename the credit “the affordable housing credit” and make several modifications to the credit. The bill increases state allocations for the credit and modifies the cost-of-living adjustments. It also revises tenant eligibility requirements, with respect to: the average income test, income eligibility for rural projects, increased tenant income, student occupancy rules, and tenant voucher payments that are taken into account as rent. The bill revises various requirements to: establish a 4% minimum credit rate for certain projects, permit relocation costs to be taken into account as rehabilitation expenditures, repeal the qualified census tract population cap, require housing credit agencies to make certain determinations regarding community revitalization plans, prohibit local approval and contribution requirements, increase the credit for certain projects designated to serve extremely low-income households, increase the credit for certain bond-financed projects designated by state agencies, increase the population cap for difficult development areas, and eliminate the basis reduction for affordable housing properties that are allowed the credit and receive certain energy-related tax credits and deductions. The bill also modifies requirements regarding the reconstruction or replacement period after a casualty loss, rights related to building purchases, the prohibition on claiming acquisition credits for properties placed in service in the previous 10 years, foreclosures, and projects that assist Native Americans.

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

    Bill Actions

    Date

    Description

    March 6, 2017

    Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

    Sources: Library of Congress, Clerk of the House of Representatives, Secretary of the Senate, Government Printing Office, Sunlight Fou

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     The bottom line on SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL(D)  EMAIL AUG 1, 2017

    I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN ME AS I CONTINUE FIGHTING TO EXPAND THE (2014 $6.7 BILLION) LIHTC  TO ABOUT $15 BILLION ANNUALLY (A 50% INCREASE) AND BUILD MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, FOR MORE AMERICANS.

     OF COURSE SHE LEFT OUT THE AFFORDABLE $15 BILLION DOLLAR ANNUAL COST.

    $15,000,000,000.00

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    THE FULL TEXT OF SENATOR MARIA CANTWELLS AUG 1, 2017 EMAIL IS AT THE BOTTOM

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    HISTORY DOCUMENTS

     Market-based solutions are the only way to get home prices and rents …

    www.aei.org/publication/market-solutions-only-way-get-housing-back-in-line/

    Jul 18, 2016 – For example, S.2962 by Senator Cantwell would increase the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program to about $15 of government subsidies charged to all tax payers,” (iii) subsidized housing “invariably costs …

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    Nov 7, 2013 – How Much DID (LIHTC)  Cost? $6.7 BILLION DOLLARS  

    The Tax Break-Down: The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit …

    www.crfb.org/blogs/tax-break-down-low-income-housing-tax-credit

    Nov 7, 2013 – How Much Does It Cost? According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, the LOW INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT (LIHTC)  WILL COST $6.7 BILLION DOLLARS  IN FOREGONE REVENUE IN 2014

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    HOW THINGS WORK (OR NOT)

    Under The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

    the government allocates nonrefundable tax credits to state-run housing agencies

    who distribute them to housing developers

    that agree to make a portion of their units available to low-income renters.

    The housing developers who receive the tax credits

    then sell them to independent investors to help finance the actual development of the housing units.

    The investors are ultimately the ones who claim the tax credit

    rather than the low-income residents of the rental units or the developers.

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    Senator Hatch (R-UT)

     “One reason I support the LIHTC is that it… allows decisions on housing to be made within the communities where the housing is needed while involving the private sector.” – Senator Hatch (R-UT)

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    15  BILLION REASONS I OPPOSE THE LIHTC,  I  STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP ON CUTTING FUNDING FOR LOCAL PROJECTS THAT SHOULD BE FUNDED BY STATES AND LOCALITIES THAT BENEFIT FROM THEIR USE…..

    SEATTLE, AND MANY OTHER BIG (D) CITIES AND STATES HAVE SELF INFLICTED “LOCAL CRISIS FUNDING ISSUES”

    IF A CITY OR A STATE CREATES A LOCAL CRISIS  WITH POOR PLANNING, GREED OR STUPIDITY MOST CERTAINLY, FEDERAL FUNDING MUST BE CUT AND THE CITY AND STATE MUST FIND LOCALLY FUNDING FOR THE FINANCIAL CRISIS THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING.

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    Priorities Poll | Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senator

    https://www.cantwell.com/action/2017-priorities-poll

    2017 Priorities Poll. … Will you take 30 seconds to take my 2017 Priorities Poll? First Name. Email Address … Access to affordable housingSeattle, WA 98111.

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    affordable housing | KNKX

    knkx.org/term/affordable-housing

    Leaders of the Rental Housing Association of Washington say the City … Officials who help low-income people get housing in Seattle say it’s not clear how … HOUSING ADVOCATES’ BIG PRIORITY IN 2017: Defending A $48 Fee … Cantwell Highlights Pierce County Affordable Housing Shortage, Pushes For Tax Credit Extension.

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    SEATTLE, AND MANY OTHER BIG (D) CITIES AND STATES HAVE SELF INFLICTED “LOCAL CRISIS FUNDING ISSUES”

    PRESIDENT TRUMP IS CUTTING FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LOCAL PROJECTS THAT SHOULD BE FUNDED BY STATES AND LOCALITIES THAT BENEFIT FROM THEIR USE…..

    SHALL WE START WITH FEDERAL FUNDING FOR (D) SANCTUARY CITIES AND THOSE WHO BENEFIT FROM THEIR USE.

    SEATTLE WA HAS A LOCAL SELF INFLICTED AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS,  AS DO MANY OTHER BIG (D) CITIES

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    Aug 1, 2017 SENATOR CANTWELL (D)  email SAYS, IF WE DON’T TAKE (FEDERAL) ACTION NOW, AS MANY AS 15 MILLION AMERICANS WILL BE SPENDING HALF THEIR MONTHLY INCOME ON RENT BY 2025.

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    June 26, 2017 FREE THE OBAMACARE 15 MILLION AMERICANS, They’re not ‘losing’ insurance; they just won’t be forced to get policies they don’t want.

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    AND, REALLY, SENATOR CANTWELL (D) AUG 1, 2017  EMAIL SAID,  If we don’t take action now, to bolster the AFFORDABLE “HOUSING” CRISIS  program, IT’S LIKELY THAT ALMOST $1 BILLION IN INVESTMENTS WILL BE LOST IN THIS YEAR ALONE.

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    IN 2016 ALONE, OBAMACARE WILL COST AMERICAN TAXPAYERS A  TOTAL OF $110,000,000,000.00 $110 BILLION DOLLARS. IN JUST ONE YEAR, 2016  UNAFFORDABLE OBAMACARE WAS A  NATIONAL MEDICAL $110 BILLION DOLLARS FINANCIAL CRISIS.

    SO Aug 1, 2017 EMAIL, WA DC SENATOR CANTWELL (D) IN SEATTLE: WANTS A FEDERAL BIPARTISAN FIX TO OUR? THE AFFORDABLE “HOUSING” CRISIS?

    REALLY, SENATOR CANTWELL (D)  15 MILLION AMERICANS WILL BE SPENDING THEIR MONEY ON WHAT?

    REALLY, PRESIDENT TRUMP AND GOP, FREE THE OBAMACARE 15 MILLION AMERICANS THAT WILL BE SPENDING THEIR MONTHLY INCOME ON  UNAFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE THAT THEY DON’T NEED AND DON’T WANT.

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    SEATTLE HAS A  SELF INFLICTED LOCAL CRISIS FUNDING THE HOMELESS, AS DO MANY OTHER BIG (D) CITIES

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    I STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP CUTTING FUNDING FOR LOCAL PROJECTS THAT SHOULD BE FUNDED BY STATES AND LOCALITIES THAT BENEFIT FROM THEIR USE…..

    IN EXPLAINING THE CUT, THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET THIS WEEK SAYS TRANSIT ISN’T A NATIONAL MISSION.

    “THE BUDGET PROPOSES REDUCED FUNDING FOR … LOCAL TRANSIT PROJECTS THAT SHOULD BE FUNDED BY STATES AND LOCALITIES THAT BENEFIT FROM THEIR USE,” IT SAYS.

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    BIPARTISAN SUPPORT?  LIKE OBAMACARE?  DODD-FRANK?

    BIPARTISAN AFFORDABLE SUPPORT?  FROM ELECTED DEMOCRATS AND BLUE HILLARY STATES?

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    REALLY…

    Support Affordable Housing today! | Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senator

    https://www.cantwell.com/action/support-affordable-housing-today

    Sign on to call on Congress to to encourage, support, and accelerate the construction of affordable housing.

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    AUG 2, 2017  REALLY,  SENATOR CANTWELL GO BACK TO WA DC

     GET YOUR DEMOCRATIC COLLEAGUES TOGETHER, SENATOR MURRAY AND REP. KILMER  AND  DO AN AFFORDABLE FIX ON OBAMACARE

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    JUNE 26, 2017 FREE THE OBAMACARE 15 MILLION  THE CBO DOESN’T BELIEVE THAT MILLIONS WILL “LOSE” THEIR INSURANCE IN 2018. INSTEAD, THE AGENCY THINKS THAT MILLIONS WILL HAPPILY CANCEL THEIR COVERAGE — EVEN THOSE WHO GET IT FOR FREE. THE REASON: THE SENATE BILL WOULD REPEAL THE OBAMACARE TAX PENALTY ON THE UNINSURED, KNOWN AS THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE.

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    Senate Health Care Bill Will Reduce Coverage by 15 Million. Good …

    www.nationalreview.com/article/448991/senate-health-care-bill-will-reduce-coverage-…

    Jun 26, 2017 – This week, the Senate will decide whether to end government … will lose medical coverage next year if the Senate GOP’s healthcare bill … 12.7 uninsured million people — more than twice as many … READ MORE: … Next Article ….. fewer preventable hospital deaths(2015) http://www.politifact.com/.
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    —– Original Message —–

    From: Office of Senator Maria Cantwell

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 4:40 PM

    Subject: A Bipartisan Fix to Our Affordable Housing Crisis

     

    Fellow Washingtonians,

    An affordable housing crisis is happening across our country.

    If we don’t take action now, as many as 15 million Americans will be spending half their monthly income on rent by 2025.

    That’s why I requested today’s hearing, to address the worsening affordable housing shortage gripping our nation, and discuss my Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, that would expand the successful Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) – our most effective tool for addressing America’s affordable housing crisis.

    WATCH: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on the Affordable Housing Crisis

    Under my proposal, which is cosponsored by Finance Committee Chairman Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), and 16 others, the expanded LIHTC would help create or preserve approximately 1,300,000 affordable homes over a 10-year period – an increase of 400,000 more units than is possible under the current program.

    Senators from both parties spoke in support of the LIHTC program, presenting an opportunity for bipartisan action as tax reform negotiations begin.

    “One reason I support the LIHTC is that it… allows decisions on housing to be made within the communities where the housing is needed while involving the private sector.” – Senator Hatch (R-UT)

    “The LIHTC is a critical tool.” – Senator Brown (D-OH)

    “I’m a big supporter of Ms. Cantwell’s program… It has passed the test of time” – Senator Isakson (R-GA)

    “The LIHTC is the major tool available and strengthening that tool is the most important thing I believe we can do.” – Senator Cardin (D-MD)

    If we don’t take action now, to bolster the program, it’s likely that almost $1 billion in investments will be lost in this year alone.

    According to the National Association of Home Builders, annual LIHTC development supports approximately 95,700 jobs and $9.1 billion in wages and business income.

    “America’s housing affordability crisis affects millions of families in urban, suburban, and rural areas nationwide, and the federal government must do everything in its power to help communities address it—beginning with expanding the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. We commend Senator Cantwell and her colleagues for pursuing a bipartisan solution to this pressing issue and urge every member of Congress to reflect on today’s hearing and support the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017.” – Anthony J. Alfieri, president, Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition.

    My bill would also allow the 58,000 homeless students in the U.S. to finally access the affordable housing units created with LIHTC, expanding development opportunities in rural and Native communities and providing flexibility and financial feasibility to developments so they can more deeply target their units to the neediest individuals, including the homeless.

    Over the past year, I’ve met with local communities and visited affordable housing developments in Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Vancouver, Walla Walla, Longview, Kent, Bremerton, Bellingham, Portland, New York City and Salt Lake City and they’ve all told me the same thing: we need more affordable housing.

    I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN ME AS I CONTINUE FIGHTING TO EXPAND THE LIHTC AND BUILD MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, FOR MORE AMERICANS.

    As always, you can contact me with your questions and concerns through my website. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook to stay updated on the issues. Let’s stay in touch!

    Sincerely,

    Maria

     

    Looking for assistance? Senator Cantwell’s office may be able to help.

    Click below to contact the office closest to you:

     

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    Priorities Poll | Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senator

    https://www.cantwell.com/action/2017-priorities-poll

    2017 Priorities Poll. … WILL YOU TAKE 30 SECONDS TO TAKE MY 2017 PRIORITIES POLL? First Name. Email Address … Access to affordable housingSeattle, WA 98111.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP IS WORKING ON TAX REFORM – THE BUDGET
    As a Hardworking Taxpaying Voting American citizen, what are your priorities?

     


  • 526 VA Officials Fired for Misconduct

    FOX NEWS REPORTED, JULY 7, 2017  THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS FIRED 526 VA OFFICIALS FOR MISCONDUCT

    Patriotic Americans  remember the May 2014 The VA Scandal.

    Did you ever hear this? May 21, 2014 Veterans Affairs officials said Wednesday that their mission was precisely the same as the one President Abraham Lincoln described in his second Inaugural Address in 1865: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.”

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    OCTOBER 27, 2015  DONALD TRUMP QUOTE SIOUX CITY, IOWA (CNN)

    A QUESTION FROM A WOUNDED VETERAN  COMPELLED TRUMP’S RESPONSE  

    OCTOBER 27, 2015  “I AM GOING TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE (DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS) LIKE YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE,” TRUMP SAID,  “AS PRESIDENT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT.

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    Hundreds of VA officials fired since Trump’s inauguration – CBS News

    www.cbsnews.com/news/hundreds-of-va-officials-fired-since-trumps-inauguration/

    By Bo Erickson and Ellee Watson CBS News July 7, 2017, 2:12 PM. Hundreds of VA officials fired since Trump’s inauguration … than 500 officials have been fired for misconduct since President Trump took office … The list outlines a total of 747 disciplinary actions including 526 employees who were fired since January 20, 2017.

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    INDEED, DONALD J. TRUMP’S MISSION HAS ALWAYS BEEN  PRECISELY THE SAME AS THE ONE PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN DESCRIBED IN HIS SECOND INAUGURAL ADDRESS IN 1865: “TO CARE FOR HIM WHO SHALL HAVE BORNE THE BATTLE, AND FOR HIS WIDOW, AND HIS ORPHAN.” AND,  LEST WE FORGET, AS IN LINCOLN’S NOV 19, 1863, GETTSBURG ADDRESS.

    ON OCT 31, 2015 TRUMP’S PLAN TO REFORM THE VA… HE WOULD FIRE “THE CORRUPT AND INCOMPETENT VA EXECUTIVES WHO LET OUR VETERANS DOWN.”

    REMEMBER ON OCTOBER 27, 2015, TRUMP SAID,  “AS PRESIDENT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT”.

    INDEED AS GUARANTEED, FOX NEWS REPORTED, JULY 7, 2017  THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS FIRED 526 VA OFFICIALS FOR MISCONDUCT

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    Donald Trump Offers To Personally Help Wounded Vet in Iowa (10-27 …

    ▶ 4:12

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAwY5XsE4-k

    OCT 27, 2015 – Uploaded by Right Side Broadcasting Network

    Donald Trump Offers To Personally Help Wounded Vet in Iowa (10-27-15). Right Side BroadcastingDonald Trump Offers To Personally Help Wounded Vet in Iowa (10-27-15) Right Side Broadcasting Network 1,626,450 views

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    Donald Trump’s surprise promise to a wounded veteran

    By Noah Gray, CNN Updated 11:19 PM ET, Tue OCTOBER 27, 2015

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    Donald Trump Rally For Veterans! (Full Rally) – YouTube

    ▶ 56:29

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwKgWhzeaOM

    JAN 28, 2016 – Uploaded by wwwMOXNEWScom

    January 28, 2016 C-SPAN News http://MOXNews.com.

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    JAN 29, 2016  CNBC ASKS WHY ABSENT TRUMP WON THE DEBATE?

    and, trash talking the establishment GOP contenders..

    An absent Trump won this debate: Why – CNBC.com

    www.cnbc.com/2016/01/29/an-absent-trump-won-this-debate-why.html

    JAN 29, 2016 – By missing the GOP debate, Donald Trump was spared all but glancing blows from those battling to catch up.

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump won. The Republican debate lost — and so did his rivals.

    The Republican candidate skipped the final televised faceoff before Iowans vote in caucuses on Monday. That spared him all but glancing, humorous blows from those battling to catch up.

    “Let me say, I’m a maniac and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly,” Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas began. “And Ben, you’re a terrible surgeon. Now that we’ve gotten the Donald Trump portion out of the way …”

    Later, Cruz jokingly threatened to leave the stage if he received any more challenging questions. He drew a few chuckles — but also drew attention to what moderator Megyn Kelly called “The elephant not on the stage.”

    The altered dynamic left more room than usual for other candidates. Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida both received heightened scrutiny of their stances

    Similar scrutiny of Trump, whose reversals have appeared more stark, would have amplified attacks he is suffering in TV attack ads. With his absence, he avoided it.

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who once was expected to become the top Republican candidate, displayed more assertiveness and command in the absence of the bombastic real estate magnate whose success so far has dumbfounded the son and brother of former presidents. Yet he has fallen so far behind that his ability to take advantage is questionable.

    The same is true of libertarian Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, the iconoclastic legacy candidate who had hoped to inherit the base of his father, Ron Paul,

    Govs. John Kasich of Ohio and Chris Christie of New Jersey also enjoyed moments of command. But their messages underscored their hope merely to survive caucuses here and score a breakthrough in New Hampshire eight days after the Iowa caucuses.

    Yet they never got a chance to lay a glove on the runaway leader in New Hampshire, and in the South Carolina primary after that, and in national polls. That’s Trump, who managed another feat of media jujitsu after having dominated headlines before the debate with drama about whether he’d show up.

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    01/28/16 02:56 LIBERAL MEDIA’S FAVORITE SUBJECT TRASH TALKING DONALD J. TRUMP

    BEFORE TRUMP’S  JAN 28, 2016 RALLY FOR VETERAN’S

    Ever since Donald Trump launched his campaign for president last summer, he has linked himself closely to the cause of veterans he believes have been mistreated by the federal government. Most recently, he has pledged to headline a high-profile fundraiser in Des Moines on behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project instead of attending a potentially crucial Republican debate on Thursday prior to the Iowa caucuses. Trump has scheduled his fundraiser to air opposite the Fox News-hosted debate.

    Trump has been widely criticized by veteran’s groups FOR NOT PROVIDING SPECIFICS about what he would do to address the concerns and challenges of the veteran community

     “We’re going to take care of those wounded warriors and we’re going to take care of our vets better than anybody,” he said on the USS Wisconsin last October, 2015. “[My] plan will ensure our veterans get the care they need, wherever and whenever they need it.”

    the only specific policy shift he outlined was that he would support allowing veterans to seek medical care covered by Medicare from non-VA affiliated hospitals in a  competitive marketplace

    ON OCT 31, 2015 TRUMP’S PLAN TO REFORM THE VA… HE WOULD FIRE “THE CORRUPT AND INCOMPETENT VA EXECUTIVES WHO LET OUR VETERANS DOWN.”

    REMEMBER ON OCTOBER 27, 2015, TRUMP SAID,  “AS PRESIDENT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT”.

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    Donald Trump Plan To Reform Veterans Affairs – Trump Norfolk Rally …

    ▶ 17:31

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q2bwmq6PBs

    OCT 31, 2015 – Uploaded by Les Grossman NEW OFFICIAL CHANNEL

    Donald Trump unveiled his plan Saturday to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs on the USS Wisconsin

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    JULY 6, 2017 … Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is partnering with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Austin, Texas for a … Defend and Reform Town Hall Series

    Concerned Veterans for America – Home | Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com › Places › Arlington, Virginia

    416503 likes · 3036 talking about this. … Concerned Veterans for America Defend and Reform Town Hall in . …. Concerned Veterans for America Defend and Reform Town Hall Series in Austin, TX July 6, 2017Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is partnering with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Austin, Texas for a …

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    May 2014, It was whistleblowers who exposed the VA Scandal over long waits for care, over three years ago.

    October 27, 2015  Donald Trump quote…

    “I am going to put pressure on the (Department of Veterans Affairs) like you wouldn’t believe”

    Trump said,  “AS PRESIDENT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT.

    INDEED….


  • People Send Me Stuff – This is Good News

    Three (3) BLM state directors removed in reorganization — sources

    Reassigning three state directors represents a major administrative change for the agency.

    DO YOU REMEMBER BLM NEVADA STATE DIRECTOR AMY LUEDERS?

    Amy Lueders was BLM Nevada director during the disastrous 2014 armed standoff with ranchers and militia groups who blocked the agency from removing hundreds of head of cattle owned by rancher Cliven Bundy that were illegally grazing on federal land.

    DO YOU REMEMBER BLM NEW MEXICO STATE DIRECTOR AMY LUEDERS?

    Amy Lueders, appointed New Mexico state director in 2015, was viewed as instrumental in helping BLM develop sweeping federal greater sage grouse conservation plans that were key in convincing the Fish and Wildlife Service not to list the bird for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

    PRIOR to her appointment as New Mexico director, Amy Lueders served on detail in BLM’s Washington headquarters overseeing SAGE GROUSE CONSERVATION as acting assistant director for renewable resources and planning.

    Zinke, a longtime critic of the federal plans, this month announced Interior will review the GROUSE PLANS to determine in part whether they are hindering energy production on public lands (Greenwire, June 7).

    New Mexico Director, Amy Lueders is among as many as 50 BLM and other Interior (SES) career officials notified this month that they are being transferred to different agencies or other positions within BLM

    Sources also confirmed that , Amy Lueders is being transferred to an unspecified position at the Fish and Wildlife Service in Albuquerque, N.M. The Washington Post first reported , Amy Lueders’ transfer.

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    Read, research and document ….

    After President Trump took office Jan 20, 2017

    MIKE NEDD  BECAME THE  BLM “ACTING” DIRECTOR IN MID MARCH 2017 according to Sally that answered Nedd’s phone in  his WA DC office 202-208-3801, today  June 30, 2017. (she was not very friendly)

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    BLM ACTING Director Nedd was not involved in the decision to transfer the state directors, a source with knowledge of the reorganization told E&E News.

    The source said Nedd was told of the transfers about an hour before the letters were sent June 15 to the employees targeted for transfer.

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    BLM “ACTING”  Director Mike Nedd “REACTING” to as many as 50 BLM and other (SES) Interior career officials notified June 15, 2017 that they are being transferred to different agencies or other positions within BLM, click on the link

    BLM ACTING Director Nedd sent an agencywide email to all staff Date: Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 5:35 AM  Subject: Defining Our Priorities in a Time of Change

    snippets…

    Hello Fellow BLMers,

    During this transition, it’s important we take extra care of one another and ourselves. If we do so, I know we will succeed. We’re BLM Strong, and we’ll get through this transition. We are all in this together.

    Take care and have a wonderful day! : )

    MICHAEL D. NEDD

    BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, ACTING DIRECTOR

    202-208-3801 Office mnedd@blm.gov

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    Hmmm….. Acting BLM Director Michael D. Nedd’s  5:35 AM  email’s  bottom line

    “Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, for all the people you can, WHILE you can!

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    AND THAN, REACTING  FURTHER AFTER the  5:35 AM email  …. BLM ACTING Director Mike Nedd held a June 16, 2017 teleconference with members of the agency’s Executive Leadership Team to discuss the latest SES transfers and to prepare senior leadership for “one or two more rounds” of similar moves in the coming weeks, sources said.

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    I was Reacting to the good news.. but as usual, I did more reading, researching and the documentation above before I posted this comment.

    We are all in this together. continue reading the good news…

    Take care and have a wonderful day! : )

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    This is the Good News

    unedited full text at the bottom

    —– Original Message —–

    From: XXX

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:04 AM

    Subject: BLM at Interior being reorganized

    INTERIOR (DOI)

    3 BLM state directors removed in reorganization — sources

    Scott Streater, E&E News reporter

    The Bureau of Land Management is reassigning three state directors — Ruth Welch in Colorado, Bud Cribley in Alaska and Amy Lueders in New Mexico — to positions at other federal agencies as part of a broader Interior Department reorganization. BLM (Welch);Cribley/LinkedIn;BLM/Facebook (Lueders)

    The Bureau of Land Management is reassigning the directors of the Alaska, Colorado and New Mexico state offices to positions at other federal agencies as part of an Interior Department reorganization that sources say is only beginning.

    Alaska Director Bud Cribley, Colorado Director Ruth Welch and New Mexico Director Amy Lueders are among as many as 50 BLM and other Interior career officials notified this month that they are being transferred to different agencies or other positions within BLM, multiple sources with knowledge of the moves told E&E News.

    The Senior Executive Service officials were told of the transfers earlier this month and given 15 days, or until Wednesday, to either accept the transfers, retire or resign (Greenwire, June 16). Additional transfer notices will be coming as soon as this week, sources said.

    BLM and Interior Department officials have declined to provide many details about the ongoing reorganization effort, or the transfers of SES employees to other federal agencies.

    But reassigning three state directors represents a major administrative change for the agency. The trio at issue oversee 94 million acres of some of the most resource-rich and environmentally sensitive lands managed by the agency.

    It’s not clear whether anyone has been named to replace the outgoing state directors.

    Heather Swift, an Interior spokeswoman, declined to confirm that the state directors are being reassigned.

    “I have no information on specific personnel matters at this time,” Swift said in an email.

    But sources confirmed that Cribley is being transferred from the Alaska state office to an unspecified administrative position at the Fish and Wildlife Service in Washington, D.C. Cribley would have 60 days to move if he accepts the transfer, sources said.

    Welch is being reassigned to an administrative position with the Bureau of Reclamation but will remain in the Denver area.

    Sources also confirmed that Lueders is being transferred to an unspecified position at the Fish and Wildlife Service in Albuquerque, N.M. The Washington Post first reported Lueders’ transfer.

    It’s not clear whether the three state directors have agreed to the transfers. Only Cribley, who first joined BLM in 1975, has been with the agency long enough to retire with full benefits, sources said.

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has defended the transfers in general, telling reporters last week that he wasn’t firing anyone, but rather shifting people to jobs where their skills are better suited (E&E News PM, June 21).

    Senior executives are required when they enter the SES to sign a form acknowledging they are subject to involuntary reassignments.

    By statute, reassignments must comply with proper notification requirements of at least 15 days for a transfer to another SES job within the same agency and the same commuting area, and 60 days for a transfer outside the geographic commuting area.

    “If you accept an SES position, you should be prepared to move,” Zinke said.

    More moves coming

    BLM acting Director Mike Nedd held a June 16 teleconference with members of the agency’s Executive Leadership Team to discuss the latest SES transfers and to prepare senior leadership for “one or two more rounds” of similar moves in the coming weeks, sources said.

    A BLM source said a new round of agency transfers could come as early as Thursday.

    Swift, in a brief email to E&E News, wrote that Zinke “has been absolutely out front” that transfers were coming since “his first-day address to all employees” in March.

    They are part of an Interior agencywide reboot Zinke outlined in general terms this month that calls for reorganizing the agency under a “joint system” that would shift federal employees from Washington to the field (E&E News PM, June 8).

    He has promised more details in the coming weeks.

    “Personnel moves are being conducted to better serve the taxpayer and the Department’s operations through matching Senior Executive skill sets with mission and operational requirements,” Swift wrote.

    The Trump administration’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget for BLM calls for a nearly 13 percent cut in funding from current operating levels.

    Nedd sent an agencywide email to all staff June 16 acknowledging that the budget cuts, if implemented, “could mean 1,000 fewer full-time equivalent employees across the Nation,” according to a copy of the email obtained by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

    Nedd’s email says the agency can probably handle most of the reduction through attrition and retirements but adds that BLM “may also seek authority from the Office of Personnel Management to offer early retirement and voluntary separation incentives later this year.”

    Nedd was not involved in the decision to transfer the state directors, a source with knowledge of the reorganization told E&E News. The source said Nedd was told of the transfers about an hour before the letters were sent June 15 to the employees targeted for transfer.

    Sources said the transfer decision came down the chain of command from James Cason, Interior’s associate deputy secretary.

    Cason, a George W. Bush-era official who served as Interior associate deputy secretary from 2001 to 2009, is co-leading an Interior rule-cutting task force (E&E News PM, April 24).

    Though details are few, the transfers have sparked questions from elected leaders. New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall (D) at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing last week expressed concern to Zinke about losing Lueders.

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), attending the Western Governors’ Association annual meeting in Whitefish, Mont., told E&E News this week that he’s concerned about the impacts of losing talented BLM staffers that his office has worked with on issues like greater sage grouse management.

    “All I have is anecdotal information, but it sounds like people are being transferred away from their expertise and away from their traditional area of responsibility, and I do worry that we’re going to lose some of the institutional memory, that kind of muscle memory that allows you to get good policy and not bad policy,” Hickenlooper said.

    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D), also attending the WGA meeting, echoed Hickenlooper. While Bullock said it’s “laudable” to reorganize the agency to make it more effective, “we need to make sure in doing so we’re not taking steps back.”

    Political payback?

    Alaska, Colorado and New Mexico have all been involved in controversial energy development and natural resource issues in the past few years, and sources say Interior brass do not view the three state directors at issue as being compatible with the Trump administration’s stated push to promote more oil and gas development and mining activity on federal lands.

    The transfer of Cribley, who has been BLM’s Alaska state director since November 2010, comes just weeks after Zinke toured the state and announced plans to open new sections of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska to oil and gas leasing (Energywire, June 1).

    Sources said Cribley had a good relationship with Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who accompanied Zinke on part of his tour through the state last month.

    But Murkowski and other members of Alaska’s congressional delegation have long complained about federal land-use policies that they say have limited access to mineral resources and stifled economic development.

    Welch, appointed Colorado state director in June 2014, helped broker agreements throwing out already-issued oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide portion of the White River National Forest and atop the sensitive Roan Plateau.

    Welch stood next to former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell during a ceremony in Denver announcing both agreements; the leader of an industry trade group derided the ceremony as “despicable” (E&E News PM, Nov. 17, 2016).

    Lueders, appointed New Mexico state director in 2015, was viewed as instrumental in helping BLM develop sweeping federal greater sage grouse conservation plans that were key in convincing the Fish and Wildlife Service not to list the bird for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

    Prior to her appointment as New Mexico director, she served on detail in BLM’s Washington headquarters overseeing sage grouse conservation as acting assistant director for renewable resources and planning.

    Zinke, a longtime critic of the federal plans, this month announced Interior will review the grouse plans to determine in part whether they are hindering energy production on public lands (Greenwire, June 7).

    Lueders was also BLM Nevada director during the disastrous 2014 armed standoff with ranchers and militia groups who blocked the agency from removing hundreds of head of cattle owned by rancher Cliven Bundy that were illegally grazing on federal land.

    Other moves

    Other high-ranking BLM officials are also being transferred.

    Among them is Salvatore Lauro, who directs the agency’s Office of Law Enforcement and Security.

    Lauro is scheduled to be transferred to the Fish and Wildlife Service as chief of FWS’s Office of Law Enforcement.

    The current FWS Office of Law Enforcement chief, Bill Woody, will essentially switch places with Lauro and is scheduled to be transferred to head up BLM’s Office of Law Enforcement and Security.

    In addition, Janine Velasco, BLM’s assistant director of business, fiscal and information resources management, is being transferred to an unspecified administrative position at FWS in Washington.

    Reporter Jennifer Yachnin contributed.

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    “Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, for all the people

    you can, WHILE you can!


  • Trump’s Domino Effect in WA DC

    Trump’s Domino Effect in WA DC

    How President Trumps  Domino Effect worked on JOBS

    That crucial start rested on one finger.

     275,000  EPA domino’s toppled in a spiral visual (video below)

    Enjoy Your Life

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    Domino day is an annual team event where groups from around the world come together to achieve the simple goal of knocking over the most Dominos,

    in ways that are entertaining and incredibly well choreographed.

    As, was President Trump’s incredibly well choreographed executive order on the EPA

    Watch  these spectacular visuals…..  including rockets, helicopters and air planes..

    Spectacular Domino Rally Stunt Screen Link – YouTube

    ▶ 6:05

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BVr6LaC_HQ

    Jun 6, 2014 – Uploaded by FlippyCat

    Subscribe http://flippycat.com/subscribe See more at http://youtube.com/flippycat I set out … EXTRAS: https

    In 1988 Donald  J. Trump started lining up his presidential domino’s

     Oprah Winfrey Interviews Donald Trump in 1988 – YouTube

    ▶ 3:11

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZpMJeynBeg

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     President Trump’s Global Domino Effect

    Domino Effect: 270,000 dominoes fall as world record is broken …

    ▶ 2:11

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDjcJlDg_ig

    Jul 18, 2013 – Uploaded by ODN

    More than 270000 dominoes have fallen in a feat set up in a week by a …

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    President Trump’s Globe Domino Effect on Terrorism

    Behind My Back | President Trump’s Amazing Grace

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/05/21/president-trumps-amazing-grace/

    May 21, 2017 – President Trump’s Amazing Grace TODAY, MAY 21, 2017 PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SPOKE TO THE LEADERS OF 50 MUSLIM COUNTRIES AT …

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    President Trump’s Globe Domino Effect on NATO

    Trump Shames NATO Leaders on Defense Spending as Unity Tested

    www.newsmax.com/Politics/trump-nato-terror/2017/05/25/id/792326/

    May 25, 2017 – U.S. President Donald Trump hectored NATO leaders to pay their fair share … Yet of the 28 member nations, 23 “are still not paying what they …

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    275000 Dominoes – Enjoy Your Life (Guinness World … – YouTube

    ▶ 10:01

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QtdPfz_faM

    Jul 16, 2013 – Uploaded by Sinners Domino Entertainment

    http://www.sinnersdominoentertainment.com Edited by … i just watched dominoes falling over for 10 straight …

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    The WA DC Democrat’s and fake news media et al  have colluded on A LEAKING hugely complicated, connected, delusional  Russian Connection

    COMEY’S  A LEAKER AND THE DOMINO EFFECT ON UNMASKING  IN WA DC

     OOPS…One wrong move and they all fall down……

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    Dominoes Competitions: Knocking Over A Line of World Records …

    weburbanist.com/…/dominoes-competitions-knocking-over-a-line-of-world-records/

    Mar 8, 2011 – Dominoes were designed as a game to be played on a flat surface, but most children simply line them up and knock them down.a hugely complicated dominoes setup: One wrong move and they all fall down…

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    The crucial start for making America Great Again rested on one finger

    A hugely complicated dominoes setup

    President Trump’s Domino Effect

    Simply line up them  and knock them down.


  • I Got A Phone Call From WA DC

    Yep, May 19, 2017, Rep Kilmer’s Martha called me from WA DC her time,  9:50 AM

    I received the call on my time,  12:50 PM West Coast time.

    We had about a 20 minute conversation.

    The rest of the story  is the timing  and content of the ridiculously absurd  email Rep Kilmer Friday, sent to me May 19, 2017 10:52 AM.

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    THIS IS THE STORY

    I have been emailing  a bunch of the postings on this website to Rep Kilmer on his “contact me”.  Checking the box I want a response.

    It took some goading, doing something continuously, provoking and  annoying, to stimulate action, reaction but I finally got  a  response from Kilmer’s office in WA DC.

    Martha wants to know

    What  I want from WA STATE Representative Derek Kilmer?

    Really? What do I want? This is my 920th posting on behindmyback.org. established  Jan 29, 2013

    Simply put, I want what Abraham Lincoln   wanted on Nov 19, 1863 “Gettysburg Address” that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

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    What do I want?

    As a concerned American Grandmother, with three children, (10) grandchildren and (9) great grand children…

    I want exactly the same as We the hard working  American citizens want, the WA DC. establishment  of elected Representatives, both Republican’s  and Democrat’s to work for the American people not the party.

    What “we the American people want” is for all elected MEMBERS OF CONGRESS et al, like resistance, bad mouthing, obstructing, Schumer, Maxine Waters, Cummins, Pelosi, Feinstein, Pocahontas, Cantwell, Murray, and Kilmer to follow the lead of President Trump and put America and the American people first.

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    To the WA DC Politico establishment congress et al,  I would ask…

    “When honor and the law no longer stood  on the same side of the line, what did you stand for?

    You, members of congress et al, had a choice

    “You always have a choice. don’t ever imagine you don’t. Whatever you do, it’s a decision and you have to accept responsibility for it. That’s when honor becomes more than empty words.”

    Next time you’re faced with a choice, like fixing the Obamacare disaster, vote for the right thing. it will hurt all American’s less in the long run.”

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    You, the establishment politicians,  lost the election on Nov 8, 2016.

    YOU WERE OVERWHELMINGLY  REJECTED BY AMERICAN VOTERS

    GET OVER IT.

    TRUMP WON BECAUSE HE WAS NOT A  UNITED NATIONS GLOBALIZATION POLITICIAN AND HE LOVES AMERICA

    “WHEN HONOR AND THE LAW NO LONGER STOOD  ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE LINE, WHAT DID TRUMP STAND FOR?

    PRESIDENT TRUMP WON BECAUSE HE HAD A PLAN FOR AMERICA. HE  SIGNED A CONTRACT WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND FIRST 100 DAY PLAN FOR AMERICA.

    AMERICAN VOTERS HAD A CHOICE

    IT WAS AN EASY CHOICE FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS.

    WITHOUT AMERICA THERE WOULD BE NO FREE WORLD

    WITHOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP THERE WOULD BE NO AMERICA

    AMERICA HAS DULY ELECTED  INTELLIGENT, HONORABLE, HONEST,  STRONG, LAW ENFORCING, HARD WORKING CONSTITUTIONALLY MOTIVATED,  TRULY PATRIOTIC, GLOBALLY POWERFUL  AMERICAN PRESIDENT.

    WHAT DO I WANT FROM WA DC?

    READ THE PLANS FOR AMERICA THAT MADE DONALD J. TRUMP PRESIDENT.

    Members of congress et al, The Next time you are  faced with a choice, like fixing the Obamacare disaster, protecting America’s borders, creating prosperity, like putting justice on the right side of the law, vote for the right thing for the American People.

    Members of congress et al,  always had a choice. Whatever you did, whatever you do,  Schumer, Maxine Waters, Cummins, Pelosi, Feinstein, Pocahontas, Kilmer, Murray, Cantwell,  We the American voters  know who you are, we know what you did,   it was  your decision, you own it and you are responsible for it.

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    Kilmer’s Martha and I talked for about 20 minutes, partly about lies and atrocities committed in America.

    The Benghazi lies, that I knew about two weeks after it happened and told Kilmer about in 2012.  The media cover up of the rape of a five year old developmentally disabled girl in Twin Falls Idaho, (got no response from Kilmer, Cantwell or Murray)  Female genital mutilation,  by a doctor Detroit U.S.A.  practicing medicine in Henry Ford Hospital.

    Martha said she would check out my website.

    And,  when Martha asked me What I wanted  Rep Kilmer to do about Obamacare, I said, I want Rep Kilmer to stand up in the U.S. House of Representative, cross the isle, and support a bipartisan fix in the best interest of the American people..

    I asked Martha to let me know when Rep Kilmer will be on C-SPAN doing it.

    The bottom line

    Members of congress et al,  always had a choice. Whatever you did, whatever you do,  Schumer, Maxine Waters, Cummins, Pelosi, Feinstein, Pocahontas, Kilmer, Murray, Cantwell,  We the American voters  know who you are, we know what you did,   it was  your decision, you own it and you are responsible for it.

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    THE REST OF THE STORY

    Yep, May 19, 2017 Martha called me from WA DC her time,  9:50 AM

    My time in Port Angeles WA,  12:50 PM

    Martha and I  had a 20 minute conversation 42 MINUTES  later WA DC time

    I received the  ridiculously absurd ..wildly illogical and wholly inappropriate robo response email from Rep Kilmer

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Representative Derek Kilmer

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 10:52 AM

    Subject: Responding to Your Message

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    Dear Ms. Hewett ,

    ABSURD SNIPPET FROM  KILMER’S EMAIL

    Thank you for contacting me regarding your concerns about President Donald Trump and the policies his administration is pursuing.

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    I AM A DEPLORABLE GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP

    I was Trump’s Campaign Chair in Clallam County  WA.

    Trump is the President of the United States of America and, by popular vote, Trump is the president in Kilmer’s hometown Port Angeles Clallam County WA

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    MORE ABSURD SNIPPETS FROM  KILMER’S EMAIL

    Kilmer shares my concerns…

    Kilmer appreciates me taking my time to share my thoughts with him.

    Kilmer thinks about the future he wants for his two little girls. He wants  his  daughters – and all kids.

    Kilmer says, Unfortunately, the new Trump Administration appears to have the wrong priorities.

    Kilmer says, Please know that I will continue to oppose these efforts.

    Kilmer says, America is the sum of its diverse parts, and Kilmer says he will vehemently oppose any attempts to undermine protection of our values.

    Kilmer says Trump has called into question the rule of law.

    Kilmer says, He  will also do all he can to ensure that Congress exercises its oversight authority and advocates for the rule of law.

    Kilmer says, If we are going to advance thoughtful, positive policies

    and if we are going to stop wrong-headed, divisive ones,

    we need citizens like you to be engaged. Thank you for that.

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    THE REST OF THE STORY DOCUMENTED

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Representative Derek Kilmer

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 10:52 AM

    Subject: Responding to Your Message

    Dear Ms. Hewett,

    Thank you for contacting me regarding your concerns about President Donald Trump and the policies his administration is pursuing. I share your concern, and I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me.

    When I think about the next four years, I think about the future I want for my two little girls. I want my daughters – and all kids – to be able to get a top-notch education where their class sizes are small and their teachers are treated like professionals. As they grow older, I want my kids to be able to go to college without taking on mounds of debt. When they’re old enough, I want each of them to be able to get a good job that pays a good wage and has decent benefits – where they’re respected as working people. I want that for all Americans. I want my daughters to grow up in a world where discrimination is a thing of the past – where regardless of your race, religion, gender, orientation, ethnicity, ability or disability, you are a valued member of our community and our country. I want that future for them. I want them to grow up in a world where we protect the planet because we know our kids are only as safe as the water they drink, the air they breathe, and the earth we pass on to them.

    Frankly, those are the issues, among many others, that will be at stake in the years ahead.

    Unfortunately, the new Administration appears to have the wrong priorities. President Trump has already pursued policies that target immigrants, divide refugees by religion, and deny healthcare to millions of Americans. He has sought to undermine ongoing investigations into Russia’s engagement with our election and has called into question the rule of law. He has levied attacks on the judiciary and created enormous concerns about his own conflicts of interest. He has questioned the vital need to protect our environment for future generations.

    Please know that I will continue to oppose these efforts. America is the sum of its diverse parts, and I will vehemently oppose any attempts to undermine protection of our values.

    I will also do all I can to ensure that Congress exercises its oversight authority and advocates for the rule of law. The Constitution calls for protection of civil rights and civil liberties. It calls for the protection of free speech, freedom of religion, and a free press. It created an independent judiciary, empowered to review the actions of the executive branch to ensure they are legal and Constitutional. I respect that, and I’ll do everything in my power to make sure that our president respects those principles as well.

    Abraham Lincoln once said, “Public sentiment is everything.” If we are going to advance thoughtful, positive policies and if we are going to stop wrong-headed, divisive ones, we need citizens like you to be engaged. Thank you for that.

    Hearing the views of folks in our region is important to my work. I encourage you to continue to share your views with me on this topic or any other issue. Thank you for reaching out. It is an honor to serve as your representative.
    Sincerely,

    Derek Kilmer
    Member of Congress

     


  • President Trumps Reformation of America

    President Trumps Reformation of America

    DONALD J. TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN WAS REFORMATION OF U.S. GOV.’S  ESTABLISHED POLICY OF ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL.

    TO TAKE FROM ONE MERELY TO GIVE TO ANOTHER; TO DISCHARGE ONE DEBT BY INCURRING ANOTHER.

    JUN 28, 2016  DONALD TRUMP SAYS U.S. ROBBED BY ‘ELITE’ TRUMP OUTLINED SEVEN STEPS HE WOULD TAKE TO HELP BRING BACK AMERICAN JOBS LOST TO GLOBALIZATION, INCLUDING WITHDRAWING THE U.S. FROM THE …

    ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL STARTED AS AN ISSUE TO  REFORM  CATHOLIC CHURCH TAXES AND TITHES

    BUT, ENDED UP WITH MARTIN LUTHER’S PROTESTANT REFORMATION

    THE WORLD WOULD BE FOREVER TRANSFORMED.

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    Historians usually date the start of the PROTESTANT REFORMATION to the  publication of  95 Theses written in 1517 by Martin Luther, professor of moral theology at the University of Wittenberg

    THE FIRST BOOKS GUTENBERG PRINTED WITH HIS PRESS WERE COPIES OF THE BIBLE.

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    The Protestant Reformation

    Gutenberg’s printing press “meant more access to information, more dissent, more informed discussion and more widespread criticism of authorities,” observes the British Library. As such, the printing press played a key role in popularizing ideas associated with the new Protestant faith during the European Reformation, allowing the press to “shape and channel a mass movement,”

    Protestant thinkers used the printing press to spread their ideas across Europe, pamphlets by Reformation leader Martin Luther, outnumbering Catholic writers five to three and making up 20 percent of all pamphlets published between 1500 and 1530. The invention of the printing press removed control of written material from the Catholic Church

    G.R. Evans writes, “THE PRINTING PRESS WAS THE FACEBOOK OR TWITTER OF ITS TIME.” It was a new and exciting technology and it was fast. What was said in print had the power to spread much faster and much farther than anything before it

    THE WORLD WOULD BE FOREVER TRANSFORMED.

    ”NO REFORMER WAS MORE ADEPT THAN MARTIN LUTHER AT USING THE POWER OF THE GUTENBERG PRESS TO SPREAD AND COMMUNICATE HIS IDEAS. BETWEEN 1518 AND 1525, LUTHER PUBLISHED MORE WORKS THAN THE NEXT 17 MOST PROLIFIC REFORMERS COMBINED.

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    UNTIL DONALD J. TRUMP…..

    IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME AND TECHNOLOGY

    HISTORIANS WILL DATE THE START OF THE TRUMP’S REFORMATION OF AMERICA  TO JUNE 16, 2015 WHEN HE FORMALLY ANNOUNCED HIS CANDIDACY FOR PRESIDENT OF  THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    AMERICAN HISTORY IS FILLED WITH NOTABLE PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATORS: LINCOLN, FDR, KENNEDY, REAGAN AND OBAMA. EACH, IN THEIR TIME, USED THEIR SKILLED ORATORY ALONG WITH THE TECHNOLOGY OF THEIR DAY, TO DELIVER THEIR MESSAGE TO A NATION AND THE WORLD.

    DONALD J. TRUMP WON SOCIAL MEDIA.

    TRUMP WAS THE MOST GOOGLED CANDIDATE, AND ALSO MOST MENTIONED ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK.

    INDEED, DONALD J. TRUMP BECAME THE MOST PROLIFIC COMMUNICATIONS REFORMER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.

     BASED ON THE HISTORICAL PREMISE OF ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL.

    TO TAKE FROM ONE MERELY TO GIVE TO ANOTHER; TO DISCHARGE ONE DEBT BY INCURRING ANOTHER.

    JUN 28, 2016  DONALD TRUMP SAYS U.S. ROBBED BY ‘ELITE’ TRUMP OUTLINED SEVEN STEPS HE WOULD TAKE TO HELP BRING BACK AMERICAN JOBS LOST TO GLOBALIZATION, INCLUDING WITHDRAWING THE U.S. FROM THE …

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    Since  June 2015 President Trump has said lots of negative things about the media since he began running for the White House.

    Meanwhile, the public’s trust in PUBLIC mass media dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history. Fewer than one in three Americans have confidence in the media to “report the news fully, accurately, and fairly.

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    WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA WIELDED DIRECTLY AND PERSONALLY BY A PRESIDENT ON A MISSION TO “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” HAS BEEN QUITE EFFECTIVE.

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    ON NOV 8, 2016 PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP CHANGED THE WORLD, CASH STRAPPED HARD WORKING AMERICAN CITIZEN VOTED FOR AND ELECTED A NON-ESTABLISHMENT PRESIDENT,  DONALD J. TRUMP  TO STOP THE GLOBALIZATION POLICY OF ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL AND PUT AMERICA FIRST.

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    TRUMP WAS  ELECTED  PRESIDENT  AND THE SOCIAL PHENOMENA, GLOBAL MASS HYSTERIA ENSUED…..

    PERPETUATED AND INFLAMED BY THE CHERRY PICKING LIBERAL PUBLIC NEWS MEDIA WHETHER REAL, OR FALSE NEWS,  TRANSMITTING,  COLLECTIVE ILLUSIONS OF THREATS, OR IMAGINARY, THROUGH A POPULATION IN SOCIETY.

    IN SOCIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY, MASS HYSTERIA (ALSO KNOWN AS COLLECTIVE HYSTERIA, GROUP HYSTERIA, OR COLLECTIVE OBSESSIONAL BEHAVIOR) IS A PHENOMENON THAT TRANSMITS COLLECTIVE ILLUSIONS OF THREATS, WHETHER REAL OR IMAGINARY, THROUGH A POPULATION IN SOCIETY AS A RESULT OF RUMORS AND FEAR.

    THE SOCIAL PHENOMENON MASS HYSTERIA?

    STARTING WITH  THE 1600 WITCH HUNTS….

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    John F. Markey: A Redefinition of Social Phenomena – Brock University

    https://brocku.ca/MeadProject/Markey/Markey_1926.html

    The purpose of this article is to consider some of the facts which are becoming increasingly evident in regard to the meaning of social phenomena. Evidences …(FROM 1926?)

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    TRUMP  MASTERED TWITTER BY EMBRACED IMMEDIACY TRANSPARENCY AND TRUTH,  TO BY- PASS THE FAKE NEW.

    Feb 16, 2017 – US President Donald Trump has launched a ferocious attack on the media while defending his record during his first weeks in office. Mr Trump …

    Apr 6, 2017 – If there’s been one consistent thread through Donald Trump’s relatively brief political career, it’s this: The media are bad, biased and generally …

    NO KIDDING?  the public’s trust in PUBLIC mass media dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history. Fewer than one in three Americans have confidence in the media to “report the news fully, accurately, and fairly.

    THE LIBERAL MEDIA PRESS REPORTERS HAVE AN  “INCREDIBLE” LEVEL OF  HOSTILITY TOWARDS WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY.

    May 11, 2017 TRUMP SAID THERE’S AN “INCREDIBLE” LEVEL OF HOSTILITY FROM REPORTERS TOWARD PRESS SECRETARY SEAN SPICER AND HIS DEPUTY, SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS.

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    SEAN SPICER HAS A JOB AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

    HE IS THE  PRESS SECRETARY

    WHAT IS A HOSTILE WORKPLACE?

    Conduct and speech typically considered “hostile” is intimidating, offensive, abusive and/or otherwise offensive, going beyond rudeness or casual joking. … TO QUALIFY AS A “HOSTILE” WORKPLACE, CONDUCT MUST BE INTENTIONAL, SEVERE, RECURRING AND/OR PERVASIVE AND INTERFERE WITH THE EMPLOYEE’S ABILITY TO PERFORM HIS/HER JOB.

    WHAT IS A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT?. … In United States labor law, a hostile work environment exists when one’s behavior within a workplace creates an environment that is difficult or uncomfortable for another person to work in.

    WHY WOULD PRESIDENT TRUMP ASK ANYONE TO WORK IN A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT?

    RECURRING? The 45-year-old held his first press briefing on January 21, 2017  where he admonished TIME Magazine reporter Zeke Miller for falsely reporting Trump had removed a bust of Martin Luther King from the Oval office.

     Feb 24, 2017 – Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, has already had a series of combative encounters.

     May 11, 2017 TRUMP SAID THERE’S AN “INCREDIBLE” LEVEL OF HOSTILITY FROM REPORTERS TOWARD PRESS SECRETARY SEAN SPICER AND HIS DEPUTY, SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS.


  • U.S. GPO Keeping America Informed?

    U.S. GPO Keeping America Informed?

    U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO)  Keeping America Informed?

    OOPS… Today is April 27, 2017 the last entry posted was April 14, 2017

    GPO Keeping America Informed? Is 13 days behind the times.

    If you can’t put it simply, you don’t understand it very well.

    The 100th day of Trump’s presidency will be April 29, 2017.

    “Keeping America Informed?”

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     UPDATING THE Checklist of White House Press Releases starting April 15, 2017

    Why bother with that?

    SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS?

    THE FOLLOWING LIST CONTAINS RELEASES OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESS SECRETARY THAT ARE NEITHER PRINTED ITEMS NOR COVERED BY ENTRIES IN THE DIGEST OF OTHER WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCEMENTS.

    At least what there is, is in chronological order.

    DCPD-2017 CHECKLIST – Checklist of White House Press Releases

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    The Checklist of White House Press Releases starting April 15, 2017

    Why bother with that?

    SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS?

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    April 26, 2017

    Press Briefing by Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin on Executive Order Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protections

    April 26, 2017

    Background Briefing on the First 100 Days

    April 26, 2017

    Briefing by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn

    April 26, 2017

    On-the-Record Press Call on the Education Federalism Executive Order

    April 25, 2017

    Press Briefing by Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke on the Executive Order to Review the Designations Under the Antiquities Act

    April 25, 2017

    Daily Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

    April 24, 2017

    On-the-Record Press Briefing on the President’s Executive Order Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity

    April 24, 2017

    Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 4/24/2017, #40

    April 21, 2017

    Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Sean Spicer

    April 21, 2017

    Press Briefing by Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin on Financial Services Executive Order and Memoranda

    April 20, 2017

    Press Briefing by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the Memorandum Regarding the Investigation Pursuant to Section 232 (B) of the Trade Expansion Act

    April 19, 2017

    Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 4/19/2017

    April 18, 2017

    Gaggle on Background on Buy American, Hire American Executive Order

    April 18, 2017

    Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders en route Kenosha, WI, 4/18/2017

    April 17, 2017

    Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 4/17/2017, #38

    April 17, 2017

    Background Briefing on Buy American, Hire American Executive Order

    April 14, 2017

    Background Press Call on the Vice President’s Travel to South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, and Australia

     

    AND THERE YOU HAVE IT.. Well sort of….

    UPDATED AND KEEPING AMERICA INFORMED

    April 14, 2017

    White House Commends Atlanta First Responders for Response to Interstate 85 Bridge Fire

    April 14  Statement by the Press Secretary: White House Commends Atlanta First Responders for Response to Interstate 85 Bridge Fire

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    ADMINISTRATION OF DONALD J. TRUMP,

    Checklist of White House Press Releases

    The following list contains releases of the Office of the Press Secretary that are neither printed items nor covered by entries in the Digest of Other White House Announcements.

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    Just saying… Based on all of the documentation above

    The Russians didn’t do it!

    PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP DID!

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    January 20

    Text of a memorandum from White House Chief of Staff Reinhold R. “Reince” Priebus to the heads of executive departments and agencies on the regulatory freeze pending review

    January 21

    Transcript of remarks to reporters by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    January 23

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Takes Action: Signs Series of Presidential Memoranda Dealing With Trade and Other Issues

    January 24

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Takes Action To Expedite Priority Energy and Infrastructure Projects

    Statement by the Press Secretary on media coverage of the children of Presidents

    January 25

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Praise for President Trump’s Bold Action

    January 26

    Statement by Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Mark S. Sandy: Budgetary Impact Analysis for Executive Order Entitled “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal”

    Statement by Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Mark S. Sandy: Budgetary Impact Analysis for Executive Order Entitled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States”

    Statement by Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Mark S. Sandy: Budgetary Impact Analysis for Executive Order Entitled “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements”

    Statement by Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Mark S. Sandy: Budgetary Impact Analysis for Executive Order Entitled “Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure Projects”

    January 27

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Announces Manufacturing Jobs Initiative

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump’s First Week of Action

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Evening Communications Briefing

    January 29

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Top Highlights From the Sunday Shows

    January 30

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Senate Democrats Obstruct President Trump’s Nominees To Lead Major Departments, Agencies

    Statement by the Press Secretary on the appointment of Dana J. Boente as Acting Attorney General

    January 31

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump Will Continue To Enforce Executive Order Protecting the Rights of the LGBTQ Community in the Workplace

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Works To Make Drugs More Affordable, Create Jobs

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Doing What He Said He Would: President Trump’s Transparent, Principled, and Consistent Process for Choosing a Supreme Court Nominee

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump Nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court

    Text of a background paper on Supreme Court Nominee Neil M. Gorsuch

    Text of a brief curriculum vitae of Supreme Court Nominee Neil M. Gorsuch

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Bipartisan Praise for the “Impossible To Oppose” Judge Neil Gorsuch

    February 1

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Editorial Boards Across the Country Praise Judge Gorsuch

    Statement by the Press Secretary: First Lady Melania Trump Announces Chief of Staff

    Statement by National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn on Iran’s ballistic missile launch

    February 2

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: More Editorial Praise for Judge Gorsuch

    Statement by the Press Secretary: White House National Security Adviser Announces NSC Senior Staff Appointments

    Statement by the Press Secretary on Israel’s settlement activity

    February 3

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary on judicial action against the President’s Executive Order 13769 titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States”

    Statement by National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn announcing U.S. sanctions against Iran

    February 4

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump’s Second Week of Action

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Making America Safe Again: In Only Two Weeks, President Trump Delivers on His Promise To Make America Safe Again

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Getting Americans Back to Work: Sticking to His Word: President Trump’s First Two Weeks Prioritized Putting Americans Back to Work

    February 5

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Top Highlights From Sunday’s Shows

    February 6

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    February 7

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: In Case You Missed It: McClatchy on Historical Precedent for President’s National Security Executive Order

    Statement by the Press Secretary: White House Director of Legislative Affairs Announces Legislative Affairs House Staff Appointments

    February 8

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump Announces His Cabinet

    Statement by the Press Secretary: First Lady Melania Trump Announces the Appointment of Anna Christina Niceta Lloyd as White House Social Secretary

    Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s letter to President Xi Jinping of China

    Text of a CNBC.com op-ed by U.S. Global Investors Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer Frank Holmes: “CEO Confidence at Near-Record High. Why? Trump’s War on Regulation” (published February 7)

    February 9

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Transcript of a background press call by senior administration officials on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan’s visit to the White House

    February 11

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Acts To Restore Public Safety and Protect Law Enforcement

    February 12

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Top Highlights From Sunday’s Shows

    February 13

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump Names Lt. General Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr., as Acting National Security Advisor; Accepts Resignation of Lt. General Michael Flynn

    Text of National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn’s letter of resignation submitted to the President

    February 14

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: First Lady Melania Trump Announces the Reopening of the White House Visitors Office

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump: Cutting Red Tape for American Businesses

    February 15

    Text of an article by Richard Wolf of USA Today: Former Law Clerks Herald Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch’s Independence (published February 14)

    Text of a joint readout of the President’s meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel

    February 16

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump: Putting Coal Country Back To Work

    Text of an op-ed by Sen. Charles E. Grassley for USA Today: Democrats’ Supreme Court Double Standard

    February 17

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    February 19

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    February 20

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump’s First Month: Achieving Results for the American People

    February 21

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    February 22

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    February 23

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    February 24

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Cuts Through More Red Tape

    Text of an article by Jay Timmons of the Washington Examiner: Trump’s Focus Brings Renewed Optimism to America’s Manufacturers

    February 26

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Top Highlights From Sunday’s Shows

    February 27

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: White House National Economic Council Director Announces Senior Staff Appointments

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Announce Special Guests for the Joint Address to Congress

    Text of an article by Anita Kumar and William Douglas of McClatchy: Trump Seeks To Outdo Obama in Backing Black Colleges

    Text of a readout of a White House listening session with leaders of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    February 28

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Principle Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Delivers on Jobs for the American People

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump’s First 40 Days of Action: Achieving Results for the American People

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Is Delivering on Immigration Enforcement for the American People

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Inherited Many Challenges

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Is Working To Rebuild Our Nation’s Infrastructure

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Is Confronting Our Nation’s Broken Healthcare System

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump Is Restoring Public Safety for All Americans

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Is Rebuilding Americas National Security

    Statement by the Press Secretary announcing that the President signed H.R. 255, H.R. 321, and H.J. Res. 40

    Excerpts of the President’s address before a joint session of the Congress

    March 1

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Text of a readout of the President’s meeting with Republican congressional leaders

    March 2

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Editorials Praise President Trump’s Joint Address

    March 3

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Principle Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    Text of an op-ed by Alan Tonelson for the New York Times: What Trump Gets Right on Trade (published March 2)

    March 5

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Top Highlights From Sunday’s Shows

    Statement by the Press Secretary on reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election

    March 6

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Congratulates Exxon Mobil for Job-Creating Investment Program

    March 7

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Announce Reopening of White House Public Tours

    Text of a readout of the President’s meeting with the House Republican Deputy Whip team

    March 8

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Announce 2017 White House Easter Egg Roll

    Statement by the Press Secretary on the observance of International Women’s Day

    March 9

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary on the 10-year anniversary of the disappearance of Robert A. Levinson in Iran

    Text of a readout of the President’s National Economic Council listening session

    March 10

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Transcript of a background press briefing by senior administration officials on the upcoming visit of Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump’s First 50 Days of Action: Achieving Results for the American People

    Text of an op-ed by Douglas Holtz-Eakin for the Washington Post: The American Health Care Act Is a Good Start (published March 9)

    March 12

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Top Highlights From Sunday’s Shows

    March 13

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump: Protecting Taxpayer Money

    Statement by the Press Secretary announcing that the President signed H.R. 609

    Text of a readout of the President’s listening session on health care reform

    March 14

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Text of an article by Damian Paletta of the Washington Post: Trump Budget Expected To Seek Historic Contraction of Federal Workforce (published March 12)

    March 15

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Transcript of a press briefing by Office of Management and Budget Director John M. “Mick” Mulvaney previewing the President’s fiscal year 2018 budget

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Announce Additional Details for 2017 White House Easter Egg Roll

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump: Buy American and Hire American for the United States Automobile Industry

    Statement by the Press Secretary on Senate confirmation of National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster to continue service at the rank of Lieutenant General

    Text of a Wall Street Journal editorial: The Health Bill’s Fiscal Bonus (published March 14)

    March 16

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Text of a letter to the editor by Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas E. Price in the New York Times: The Health Secretary, on the Republican Bill (published March 15)

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Happy Birthday to Mr. Ray Chavez

    March 20

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    March 21

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump Signs NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017

    Statement by the Press Secretary announcing that the President signed S. 442

    March 22

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: White House Director of Legislative Affairs Announces Legislative Affairs Staff Appointments

    Statement by the Press Secretary: White House To Make Financial Disclosures Public

    Text of a readout of the President’s meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus

    Text of a Detroit News editorial: Gorsuch Turns Back Democratic Attacks

    March 23

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Text of an op-ed by Thomas Donohue for The Hill: Why Business Supports the House Republican Healthcare Plan

    Text of a joint readout of the March 20–23 consultations by senior-level U.S. and Israeli delegations

    March 24

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Delivers on Jobs for the American People

    Statement by the Press Secretary on the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome

    March 27

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Transcript of a background press briefing by senior administration officials on the President’s Executive Order titled “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth”

    Statement by the Press Secretary: First Lady Melania Trump Announces Director of Communications

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Takes Action To Get Washington Out of the Way

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump Announces the White House Office of American Innovation (OAI)

    Statement by the Press Secretary announcing that the President signed H.J. Res. 37, H.J. Res. 44, H.J. Res. 57, and H.J. Res. 58

    March 28

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump’s Energy Independence Policy

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President and First Lady Host Bipartisan Reception for Senators at the White House

    Statement by the Press Secretary announcing that the President signed S. 305

    March 29

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump Signs an Executive Order Establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

    Text of a Wall Street Journal editorial: Trump’s Energy Progress (published March 28)

    March 30

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Joint readout of a meeting between the President and Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen of Denmark

    March 31

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Transcript of a background press briefing by senior administration officials on the release of financial disclosure forms for White House staff members

    Transcript of a background press briefing by senior administration officials on the upcoming visits of President Abdelfattah Said Elsisi of Egypt and King Abdullah II of Jordan

    Statement by the Press Secretary: The Gorsuch Process: Unprecedented Access and Transparency

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Restores Confidence in the American Economy

    Statement by the Press Secretary announcing that the President signed H.J. Res. 42, H.R. 1362, and S.J. Res. 1

    April 3

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary announcing that the President signed H.J. Res. 69, H.J. Res. 83, H.R. 1228, and S.J. Res. 34

    Text of a readout of the President’s meeting with President Abdelfattah Said Elsisi of Egypt

    Text of an article by Darlene Superville for the Associated Press: Bit by Bit, Trump Methodically Undoing Obama Policies

    April 4

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Transcript of a background briefing by senior administration officials on the visit of President Xi Jinping of China

    April 5

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer and Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short on the Congressional Review Act

    Statement from the Press Secretary on the decline in Southwest border apprehensions

    Statement from the Press Secretary on the observance of Gold Star Wives Day

    April 6

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Transcript of a press briefing by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster

    April 7

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Transcript of a press briefing by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., on the President’s meetings with President Xi Jinping of China

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump Congratulates Judge Neil M. Gorsuch on His Historic Confirmation

    Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s meetings with President Xi Jinping of China

    April 10

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    April 11

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Transcript of a background press briefing by senior administration officials on Syria

    Transcript of an on-the-record press briefing by Office of Management and Budget Director John M. “Mick” Mulvaney on a comprehensive plan for reforming the Federal Government and reducing the Federal civilian workforce

    Statement by the Press Secretary on Montenegro’s NATO accession protocol

    April 12

    Transcript of a background briefing by senior administration officials on the visit of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

    Transcript of a background briefing by a senior administration official on the U.N. vote on Syria and China-U.S. relations

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump: Creating an Efficient, Effective and Accountable Federal Government

    April 13

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary announcing that the President signed H.J. Res. 43

    Statement by the Press Secretary announcing that the President signed H.J. Res. 67

    April 14

    Transcript of a background press call by senior administration officials on the Vice President’s travel to South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, and Australia

    Statement by the Press Secretary: White House Commends Atlanta First Responders for Response to Interstate 85 Bridge Fire