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Presidential Itinerary – the details
President Donald Trump will meet with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia and have a working lunch with him then, in the afternoon, the president will host a law enforcement roundtable on sanctuary cities.
In the evening, the president will head to the National Building Museum where he will attend the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinner.
The meeting with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Video and transcript are HERE.
The Luncheon with the Crown Prince
In attendance at the lunch were Vice President Pence, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, outgoing White House economic adviser Gary Cohn, the presidents son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
The menu for Tuesdays lunch included Heirloom Carrot Bisque, Sumac-crusted Halibut with mint butter, roasted cauliflower and swiss chard, and Fig Tart with Sesame Ice Cream.
Our Nation was founded by farmers. Our independence was won by farmers. And our continent was tamed by farmers. Our farmers always lead the way — we are PROUD of them, and we are DELIVERING for them! #NationalAgricultureDay
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 20, 2018
On the Austin bombings
.@POTUS mourns for victims of the recent bombings in Austin. We are monitoring the situation, federal authorities are coordinating w/ local officials. We are committed to bringing perpetrators of these heinous acts to justice. There is no apparent nexus to terrorism at this time.
— Kayleigh McEnany 45 Archived (@PressSec45) March 20, 2018
Message to the Congress on the Social Security Totalization Agreement with Uruguay
TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:
Pursuant to section 233(e)(1) of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Social Security Amendments of 1977 (Public Law95-216, 42 U.S.C. 433(e)(1)), I transmit herewith a social security totalization agreement with Uruguay, titled “Agreement on Social Security between the United States of America and the Oriental Republic of Uruguay,” and the accompanying legally binding administrative arrangement, titled “Administrative Arrangement between the Competent Authorities ofthe UnitedStates of America and the Oriental Republic ofUruguay for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security between the United States of America and the Oriental Republic of Uruguay” (collectively the “Agreements”). The Agreements were signed at Montevideo, Uruguay, on January 10, 2017.
The Agreements are similar in objective and content to the social security totalization agreements already in force with most European Union countries, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Norway, the Republic of Korea, and Switzerland. Such bilateral agreements provide for limited coordination between the UnitedStates and foreign social security systems to eliminate dual social security coverage and taxation, and to help prevent the lost benefit protection that can occur when workers divide their careers between two countries.
The Agreements contain all provisions mandated by section233 of the Social Security Act and, pursuant to section233(c)(4), other provisions which I deem appropriate to carry out the purposes of section 233.
I also transmit for the information of the Congress a report required by section 233(e)(1) of the Social Security Act on the estimated number of individuals who will be affected by the Agreements and the Agreements’ estimated cost effect. Alsoincluded are a summary of the main provisions and an annotated version of the Agreements with descriptions of each article. The Department of State and the Social Security Administration have recommended the Agreements to me.
I commend to the Congress the Agreement on Social Security between the United States of America and the Oriental Republic of Uruguay and the Administrative Arrangement between the UnitedStates of America and the Oriental Republic of Uruguay for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security between the United States of America and the Oriental Republic of Uruguay.
DONALD J. TRUMP
THE WHITE HOUSE,
March 19, 2018.
Executive Branch Nominations/Designations
Communications with Heads of State (readouts often come the day after the conversation)