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The White House Daily Chronicle – January 7, 2019

The news behind the news on the president, administration and everything that happens in the White House is always in …  The White House Daily Chronicles.

note: this post is updated throughout the day as events warrant

See all of the daily White House Daily Chronicles HERE.

Presidential Itinerary

President Donald Trump will have lunch with Vice President Mike Pence.

In the afternoon, the president will receive his daily briefing as prepared by the intelligence community.

See all of the president’s daily schedules HERE.

Trump’s Tweets (newest to oldest)

Official Statements

Presss Secretary on Trump’s Thursday visit to the border 

Executive Actions

On Monday, January 7, 2019, the President signed into law:

  • S. 2200, the “National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act of 2018,” which reauthorizes, through fiscal year 2023, and amends provisions of the Department of Commerce’s National Integrated Drought Information System Program; the National Weather Service; the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research; and the National Hypoxia and Harmful Algal Bloom Program
  • S. 2961, the “Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act of 2018,” which authorizes appropriations for Justice Department grant programs that assist in responding to victims of child abuse and in improving the quality of criminal prosecution of child abuse cases; and establishes immunity for individuals who in good faith report suspected or known instances of child abuse or neglect.

Executive Branch Nominations/Designations

  • Geoffrey William Seiji Okamoto of California, to be Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Finance and upon confirmation to be designated as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Finance.Mr. Okamoto currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Finance at the Treasury Department. Previously, Mr. Okamoto was Majority Staff Director for the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection and Policy Director for the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade. He began his career as a consultant at KPMG. Mr. Okamoto earned his B.S. from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and his M.P.P. from Georgetown University.

Communications with Heads of State and State Officials (readouts often come the day after the conversation)

President’s call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India:

“President Trump received a call today from Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India on the occasion of the New Year. The leaders agreed to strengthen the U.S.-India strategic partnership in 2019 and exchanged perspectives on how to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with India, expand security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific, and increase cooperation in Afghanistan.”

President’s call with President Emmanuel Macron of France:

“President Trump spoke with President Emmanuel Macron of France by phone today. The two leaders discussed the situation in Syria, including the commitment of the United States and France to the destruction of ISIS as well as plans for a strong, deliberate, and coordinated withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. They reiterated that any further use of chemical weapons in Syria must not be tolerated.”

Readout of the President’s call with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

“President Trump spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today, during which the two discussed the unlawful detention of two Canadian citizens in China as well as bilateral trade issues.”

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