Fri, Aug 4, 2017: Trump signs Wounded Officers Recovery Act into law

President Trump on Friday signed into law the Wounded Officers Recovery Act, allowing the U.S. Capitol Police Memorial Fund to provide financial assistance to Capitol Police officers injured in the line of duty.

The White House said the president was proud to sign the bill, noting that it would benefit U.S. Capitol Police Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner, who were injured in June defending Republican lawmakers from gunman who opened fire on them at a charity baseball practice.

The memorial fund previously only provided financial assistance to the families of officer killed in the line of duty.

“Special Agents Bailey and Griner, and all of our law enforcement officers injured in the course of protecting our safety, deserve our steadfast support,” said the White House.

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Fri, Aug 4, 2017: Trump visits FEMA HQ, praises ‘amazing team’

President Trump visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters Friday and pledged a strong commitment to emergency preparation and response as the U.S. anticipates a busy hurricane season.

“We are very strong on Homeland Security, and we’re very strong in respect to FEMA,” Mr. Trump said at the agency’s National Response Coordination Center in Washington. “FEMA is something I’ve been very much involved in already.”

In the roughly six months in office, Mr. Trump has made FEMA assistance available several times by declaring disaster for events such as severe storms in Michigan, tornadoes in Nebraska and flooding in Missouri.

“We’ve already taken care of many of the situations that really needed emergency funds,” the president said. “We do it quickly, we do it effectively, we have an amazing team.”

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Fri, Aug 4, 2017: Trump attends FEMA briefing, calls President of France

10:00 am: Receives a FEMA briefing on hurricane season; FEMA Headquarters

12:30 pm: Lunch with Vice President Pence; Private Dining Room

1:30 pm: Speaks with President Emmanuel Macron of France by telephone; Private Dining Room

3:45 pm: Departs White House

4:55 pm: Arrives Morristown, New Jersey

5:20 pm: Arrives at Trump National Golf Club—Bedminster, New Jersey. He will remain there on vacation for two weeks.