Impeachment this week:
- Democrats have prolonged impeachment as far as it can go. On Tuesday, the House Rules Committee will do final markups on the two impeachment articles.
- Wednesday the articles of impeachment against President Trump will go to the House floor for a full vote.
- Many Democrats won their seats during the midterms by campaigning on the promise to work with President Trump.
- If they vote in favor of impeachment, they will be held accountable by their constituents.
- Democrats have chosen to use divisive measures in their political game to remove President Trump from office.
- Still bitter from the legitimate 2016 election, Democrats are playing all their cards in an attempt to ensure that Americans cannot vote to re-elect President Trump again in 2020.
The do-nothing Democrats:
- With just five days left in this congressional session, Democrats have remained virtually inactive.
- Nancy Pelosi has wasted time and energy on the impeachment sham instead of prompting her fellow Democrats to do their job and work for the American people.
- In the face of a potential government shutdown, Democrats continue keep impeachment their sole focus.
- Within these five working days, Congress must get a great deal handled: the USMCA, government funding, and impeachment.
- Imagine the work that could be accomplished if congressional Democrats put aside their partisan political gimmicks and work with President Trump for the betterment of the country.
President Trump’s record week:
- As the year winds down, President Trump had a jam-packed week of accomplishments just last week.
- After nearly a year of allowing our farmers and ranchers to suffer, the USMCA finally got its stamp of approval from Pelosi.
- A Phase One deal with China was secured – America will no longer be taken advantage of when it comes to trade deals.
- $1.3 billion was secured for the funding of the southern border wall.
- The 50th Federal Judge was appointed.
- President Trump signed an anti-Semitism Order.
- The House of Representatives approved Space Force.
- Paid family leave was secured for federal government employees.
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS ENSURING THAT FORGOTTEN AMERICANS ARE FORGOTTEN NO MORE
“Every day, we are lifting our forgotten Americans off the sidelines, out of the margins, and back into the workforce.” – President Donald J. Trump
DRIVING A RECORD-SETTING ECONOMY: The booming economy and strong labor market allow Americans of all backgrounds to find work and succeed.
- The current labor market revival is not a continuation of past trends, but instead a direct result of President Trump’s pro-growth policies.
- Since President Trump was elected, more than 7 million jobs have been added to our economy – surpassing the Congressional Budget Office’s predictions by 5 million jobs.
- This year, the unemployment rate has fallen to 3.5%, its lowest level in 50 years.
- Unemployment for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those without a high school diploma have all reached record lows under President Trump.
- The President’s policies are bringing people off the sidelines and into the labor force.
- The prime age labor force has grown by 2.1 million under President Trump.
- The surge in labor demand has resulted in 7 million job openings, which outnumber job seekers by more than 1 million.
- Before President Trump took office, there had never been more recorded job openings than unemployed workers.
- Annual nominal wages grew by 3 percent in 2019 for the first time in a decade.
- Nominal wage growth has now been at or above 3 percent for 16 straight months.
- Wage growth for many previously forgotten groups is now higher than wage growth for more advantaged groups.
- This is the case for lower-income workers compared to higher-income workers, workers compared to managers, and African Americans compared to white Americans.
- These income gains mark a fundamental change compared to before President Trump’s inauguration, contributing to reduced income inequality.
- When measured as the share of income earned by the top 20 percent, income inequality fell in 2018 by the largest amount in over a decade.
- The Gini coefficient, an overall measure of inequality in the population, also fell in 2018.
- In 2018 alone, nearly 1.4 million Americans were lifted out of poverty.
- The poverty rates for African Americans and Hispanic Americans reached historic lows in 2018.
- Over 600,000 children being raised by single mothers were lifted out of poverty in 2018.
- The number of people claiming unemployment insurance as a share of the population is the lowest on record.
- Nearly 7 million fewer people are on food stamps than at the time of the 2016 election.
- 380,000 fewer people are on Social Security Disability insurance than before the 2016 election.
- Americans in economically-distressed communities are benefiting from increased investment thanks to the Opportunity Zones included in President Trump’s historic tax reform.