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December 23 – The president made a few nominations on Monday: Stephen P. McGlynn of Illinois to serve as Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, John Leonard Bedalamenti of Florida to serve as Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and Karen M. Czarnecki of Virginia to be a member of the Federal Service Impasses Panel.
December 25 – Mr. Trump’s scheduled didn’t include much for the week of Christmas, but he didn’t take the time entirely off. He spoke with members of the military and signed the Building Blocks of STEM Act into law on Christmas Day. This new law modifies certain grants to institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations to support STEM education and research focused on early childhood.
December 26 – President Trump signed an Executive Order raising the salary of most federal employees by an average of 3.1%. It’s the largest federal employee pay raise in a decade, and it will go into effect on the first full paycheck of the new year – Jan. 5 for most. He also adjusted the list of African countries that receive the benefits of special trade status. He has removed Cameroon, the Republic of Niger the Central African Republic, and the Republic of The Gambia from the list for failing to meet the requirements, such as establishing an effective visa system. He also wished all who celebrate a happy Kwanzaa.
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