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President Trump's weekly address: February 17, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
by Martin Barillas

President Trump said in his weekly address today that his administration has made “major steps to remove wasteful regulations, and get our people back to work. I’ve been saying I was going to do that for a long time. He referred to two bills he signed this week that “will remove burdens on our economy.” Trump spoke of House Joint Resolution 38, which he said “eliminates an anti-coal regulation put forward by unelected bureaucrats. Our coal miners have been treated horribly.”

Promising to “turn that around” quickly, the president said that he will “fight for lower energy prices for all Americans as part of the deal.” Trump also said that he signed a bill that eliminates another regulation, which he said that the Dodd-Frank legislation on financial institutions, that has an impact on energy companies. Thus, he said, the administration was able to save energy companies millions of dollars in compliance costs.

Mentioning today’s White House conference on women in business, he vowed that he will work to ensure that female entrepreneurs have access to capital and markets they need to succeed.

He also touted this week’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while he recommitted the country to its alliance with the Jewish State to protect innocent human life. Saying that his administration will work “tirelessly” on behalf of the people, Trump said “We are not here for the benefit of bureaucrats, consultants, or pundits. We are here to work for you, and only for you, the American people.”

Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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