FIVE STORIES PRESIDENT TRUMP DOESN’T WANT YOU TO MISS

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From The White House – October 31, 2020
The Economy’s Post-Lockdown Comeback
-The Wall Street Journal
“The U.S. economy grew at a record 33.1% in the third quarter, even after most government transfer payments expired. When politicians lift their lockdowns, and Americans can get on with their prudently cautious lives even in a pandemic, people work, business invests and the economy grows,” The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes.

Why Trump’s Health Care Price Transparency Rules Will Reignite America’s Economy
-Fox Business
“In a historic win for all Americans on Thursday, President Trump issued a final rule requiring health insurers to post the prices they have negotiated with hospitals, medical facilities, and doctors. Under this rule, health care consumers, including employers sponsoring workplace coverage, can finally know prices before they receive care,” economist and former Reagan adviser Art Laffer writes.

I’m the FDA Point Person on COVID-19 Vaccines. We’ll Make Sure They’re Safe and Effective.
-USA Today
“With high uptake, COVID-19 vaccines have the potential to save many lives in the United States,” Dr. Peter Marks of the FDA writes. “Therefore, it is critical to be open and transparent about the process that the [FDA] will follow to help make safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available . . . We pledge to do our duty to the best of our ability, independently and without conflicts of interest.”

Secretary of State Pompeo: America First Foreign Policy Is Succeeding
-Fox News
“An America First foreign policy puts our national interests first, which starts with seeing the world as it is, not as we wish it were,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo writes. “Seeing the world with clear eyes also means recognizing without hesitation who our friends are. America has no greater friend than Israel.”

Trump Is the Greatest President in the Modern Era When It Comes to Shaping the Judiciary
-The Washington Post
“With the Senate’s confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, President Trump has cemented his legacy as the most important president in the modern era when it comes to shaping the judiciary,” Marc Thiessen of the American Enterprise Institute writes. “Trump has made better judicial choices than any modern Republican president.”

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BREAKING: Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett

From The White House – October 26, 2020

After a unanimous vote by the Judiciary Committee last week, the Senate just confirmed Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett to become the 115th Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

“Having confirmed her to the Circuit Court in 2017 with bipartisan support, the Senate has already undertaken a thorough and rigorous review of her record,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said after President Trump made the nomination last month.

Throughout Justice Barrett’s career, she has faithfully upheld the U.S. Constitution as written. The American Bar Association gave Barrett its highest rating, and she has an impressive track record across the legal profession—as a judge, professor, and litigator.

Most important, she will bring a valuable new perspective to our nation’s High Court:

  • Justice Barrett is the first mother of school-aged children to become a Supreme Court Justice. She is also only the fifth woman ever to serve.
     
  • As the mother of a child with special needs, she understands the issues and concerns confronting our nation’s most vulnerable people.
     
  • Justice Barrett is the only current justice to have a law degree from a school other than Harvard or Yale. She graduated at the top of her class from Notre Dame Law School in Indiana.

Justice Barrett has made her philosophy clear: She will not legislate from the bench. “Courts have a vital responsibility to the rule of law, which is critical to a free society, but courts are not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life,” she said during her confirmation hearings.

“The policy decisions and value judgments of government must be made by the political branches, elected by and accountable to the people,” she added.

One letter—written by Justice Barrett’s former law clerks—calls her approach principled and independent-minded. “Judge Barrett taught us that a good judge will not always like the results she reaches; a good judge goes wherever the law leads,” it says.

Justice Barrett is the very model of a sympathetic yet impartial judge, according to her colleagues at Notre Dame Law School. She is exactly the type of person whom the American people deserve to have sitting on their Supreme Court.

“If we are to protect our institutions, and protect the freedoms, and protect the rule of law that’s the basis for the society and the freedom that we all enjoy—if we want that for our children and our children’s children—then we need to participate in that work,” Justice Barrett said.
🎬 WATCH: Why Justice Barrett accepted President Trump’s nomination

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The Importance of Amy Coney Barrett

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From The White House – September 28, 2020
The Importance of Amy Coney Barrett
Judge Amy Coney Barrett “is the latest example of a new generation of originalist judges whom Mr. Trump and the GOP Senate have elevated to the federal bench. The numbers—three Justices and 53 appellate-court judges—are crucial, but more important is how they approach the law,” The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes.
 
“With rare exceptions, they think of themselves as protectors of the proper constitutional order, not as a third policy-making alternative to the political branches.”
 
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“We all have had the privilege of being Judge Barrett’s students. While we hold a variety of views regarding how best to interpret statutes and the Constitution, we all agree on this: The nation could not ask for a more qualified candidate than the professor we have come to know and revere,” six Notre Dame Law School alumni and students write in USA Today.

“As a result of President Trump’s substantial reforms to ObamaCare, premiums declined over the last two years for the first time since the flawed law was enacted. A staple of President Trump’s approach to health care reform is rooted in returning the choice to individuals as opposed to government bureaucrats,” Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson writes for Fox Business.

“The Department of Homeland Security seized nearly twice as many hard drugs at the U.S.-Mexico border during President Trump’s first term in office than in President Barack Obama’s two terms,” Anna Giaritelli reports. “We’re talking fentanyl, meth—those, that level of drug seizures,” DHS Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinell said. Read more in the Washington Examiner.

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