President Donald J. Trump is embracing big change, bold thinking, and outsider perspectives to transform government and make it work better, and at a far less cost. This new spirit of innovation will make life better for all Americans by modernizing critical IT systems, making government more transparent, and saving the taxpayers up to $1 trillion dollars over the next 10 years.
10:30 AM: Vice President Pence participates in a bilateral meeting with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine
11:00 AM: President Trump meets with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster with a drop-in by Vice President Mike Pence and President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine
11:45 AM: Vice President Pence delivers remarks at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) 2017 Manufacturing Summit
12:30 PM: President Trump has a Legislative Affairs lunch
12:45 PM: Vice President Pence participates in the Senate Republican Policy Lunch
2:00 PM: Vice President Pence participates in a series of meetings with lawmakers
7:00 PM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have dinner with Vice President Pence and Mrs. Karen Pence
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American Technology Council Working Session | June 19, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Stephanie K. Chasez)
WHITE HOUSE UPDATES
Yesterday, President Trump held a roundtable with the American Technology Council as part of the administration’s sweeping transformation of the federal government’s outdated technology services.
Yesterday, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed President Juan Carlos Varela and Mrs. Varela of Panama to the White House.
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue hosted a trilateral meeting with Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Mexican Secretary of Agriculture José Calzada Rovirosa in Savannah, Georgia.
The application period for the Fall 2017 White House Internship Program closes this Friday, June 23. Interested applicants can apply here.
WHAT WE ARE READING
“Trump’s modernization efforts don’t grab as many headlines as his other federal priorities — e.g., repealing Obamacare and reforming the tax code — but they are nevertheless important. These efforts will make government work more efficiently and encourage investment and job creation across the country.” – Chrissy Harbin in the Washington Examiner
“One of the last insurers on Iowa’s ObamaCare exchanges announced Monday it would sell plans in 2018 but proposed an average rate increase of 43.5 percent.” – The Hill
“President Mr. Trump has done what President Obama should have done. He made it clear that if Cuba wants normal relations with the United States, human rights violations must end, and so must the harboring of criminals, including Joanne Chesimard, a Black Panther who escaped from prison while serving a life sentence for killing a New Jersey state trooper.” – The Washington Times