|President Trump signed an executive order yesterday to reduce American dependence on China for critical minerals. The order also expands the domestic mining industry, supports American mining jobs, and reduces unnecessary permit delays.|
These minerals—which include aluminum, lithium, titanium, and many others—are essential inputs for airplanes, computers, cell phones, electricity systems, and advanced electronic products. They are crucial both for our economy and our national security.
For several decades, our country’s mining industry has suffered because of political inaction, a broken permitting process, and predatory foreign competition from China. As a result, the United States is heavily reliant on foreign imports for critical minerals despite the presence of significant sources for many of them across our country.
“We will put our miners back to work,” President Trump said.
Yesterday’s action builds on President Trump’s commitment to restore and strengthen our economy as we safely reopen from the global Coronavirus pandemic.
The Trump Administration has already worked to reform outdated bureaucracy, which too often held up vital American infrastructure projects. This year, amid the Coronavirus outbreak from China, President Trump leveraged the Defense Production Act dozens of times to support production of critical medical equipment here in America.
President Trump also placed a pause on new immigrant visas through the end of this year, ensuring that we continue to put American workers first during this recovery.
📖 President Trump is protecting our mining industry!
📖 MORE: Read President Trump’s executive order.
White House announces dates for Fall Garden Tours! President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are opening the White House gardens and grounds to the public on October 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET.
“The grounds will open on Oct 17 & 18th for the public to view the beautiful colors of the season & experience the beauty of the gardens, including the newly renovated Rose Garden,” the First Lady shared on Twitter.
Earlier this year, the First Lady unveiled her restoration of the White House Rose Garden. In addition to the Rose Garden, visitors will be able to visit the South Lawn, the First Ladies Garden, and the White House Kitchen Garden.
Tickets are free and will be distributed by the National Park Service on each tour day.
🌼 Learn more about the Fall 2020 Garden Tours!
📖 READ: A look back at the history of the White House Gardens
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Marine One lifts off from the South Lawn of the White House
| October 1, 2020
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