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January 13 – The president a Presidential Delegation to Muscat, Oman to pay respects upon the death of His Majesty Qaboos bin Said Al-Said, Sultan and Prime Minister of the Sultanate of Oman. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette will lead the team, which will include U.S. Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman Leslie Tsou, Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs Kathryn Wheelbarger, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arabian Gulf Affairs Timothy Lenderking, and Director of Arabian Peninsula Affairs Allison Minor.
January 15 – While President Trump made one nomination Wednesday – Drew B. Tipton of Texas to serve as Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas – the news from the White House was all about trade with China. President Trump signed the Phase One trade agreement with China. He and Vice Premier Liu He of China enjoyed a luncheon and addressed the press together. They revealed that the trade deal will cover both intellectual property and currency.
January 16 – The president approved the disaster declaration in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and ordered assistance and funds to aid in recovery from major earthquakes. He made a couple of nominations as well: Judy Shelton of Virginia and Christopher Waller of Missouri to be Members of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. President Trump also remarked on constitutional prayer in public schools. Nine federal agencies are proposing new rules to roll back discriminatory regulations and the Trump administration has released a new memo to make sure federal funding is never used to violate the First Amendment.
January 17 – President Trump signed the H.R. 2385 into law Friday, which allows a grant program through the Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct cemetery research and produce educational materials for the Veterans Legacy Program. He also approved the disaster declaration in Vermont and authorized federal assistance after severe storms caused flooding throughout the state.
January 18 – On Saturday, President Trump issued his official response to the articles of impeachment. “The Articles of Impeachment submitted by House Democrats are a dangerous attack on the right of the American people to freely choose their President,” he began. “This is a brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election and interfere with the 2020 election—now just months away. The highly partisan and reckless obsession with impeaching the President began the day he was inaugurated and continues to this day.”
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