The department commended Murthy on a “smooth transition into the new Trump administration.” He will continue to serve as a member of the Commissioned Corps of Public Health Service, the department said.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer tried to spin Trump’s policy shifts, arguing that the policies themselves, not the President, had changed.
“In both word and action, President Trump sent a strong and clear message today that the use and spread of chemical weapons will not be tolerated,” he said in a statement released hours after the attack. “Israel fully supports President Trump’s decision and hopes that this message of resolve in the face of the Assad regime’s horrific actions will resonate not only in Damascus, but in Tehran, Pyongyang and elsewhere.”
Israel’s swift response was apparently a product of White House officials giving Netanyahu a heads up, according to local reports.
ETP spokeswoman Vicki Granado said in an email to The Associated Press that the line will deliver oil to Patoka, Illinois, within a few weeks.
The airports are in Amman, Jordan; Cairo; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Doha, Qatar; Dubai and Abu Dhabi, both in United Arab Emirates; Istanbul; Casablanca, Morocco; Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin tried to downplay any division, saying that language in the group’s annual statement opposing protectionism was “not really relevant” any longer.
The political battle, where Morgenthau finally blinked after a year, was reminiscent of the spat that ended far more quickly with the Trump administration firing respected U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
The Washington Post Thursday reported on a budget memo proposing drastic cuts to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).
The draft, drawn up by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and first obtained by The Washington Post, outlines a budget that would jeopardize public housing support and uproot most federal development grants for services such as meal assistance and abandoned property cleanup in low-income neighborhoods. Under the proposal, HUD’s budget would be cut by roughly 14% to $40.5 billion for the 2018 fiscal year.