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WEST WING READS – 10/23/2019

White House Press Release – 10/23/2019
Retired officer: Trump’s Withdrawal from Syria Saves American Lives from Unwinnable Middle East Conflict
“President Trump cares about America’s men and women in uniform in a way that his detractors can never fully understand, because he alone bears responsibility when the political class’s visions of glory give way to the grim realities of war,” Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, retired senior intelligence operations officer, writes in the Sun Sentinel.
“The president promised that he would not get America mired in endless, unwinnable foreign wars . . . When presented with an opportunity to disentangle our armed forces from yet another protracted Middle East conflict, the president wisely moved American troops out of harm’s way.”
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“Americans pay too much for prescription drugs under the current system. It is not fair. That’s why Republicans have pushed for legislation to increase competition, transparency, and accountability so people pay less at the counter for their prescriptions,” write Reps. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Virginia Foxx (R-NC), and Greg Walden (R-OR) in Fox News.

“President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump met with Reddit Inc. co-founder Alexis Ohanian at the White House Tuesday as part of the push by the tech entrepreneur—and husband to tennis star Serena Williams—to promote paid family leave,” Justin Sink reports for Bloomberg.

“Through a rarely used stipulation of the Congressional Review Act, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will force a vote for tax cuts on the wealthy. Specifically, he will be trying to repeal the relatively new cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, so that uber-wealthy taxpayers living in high-tax jurisdictions can get a special tax break once again,” Tiana Lowe writes in the Washington Examiner

“Under President Trump’s leadership, the DEA’s National Take Back Day events have shattered records, collecting 4.6 million pounds of unused or unwanted prescription drugs,” American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall and White House Director of National Drug Control Policy Jim Carroll write in Agri-Pulse. 

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