National Family Week, 2017, 55719-55720 [2017-25492]

Download as PDF 55719 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 224 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Title 3— Proclamation 9677 of November 17, 2017 The President National Family Week, 2017 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Family Week, we emphasize the importance of preserving and promoting strong families, the cornerstone of our society. Families are as diverse as our Nation. They often extend beyond moms, dads, and their children, and include adoptive and foster parents, grandparents, and extended relatives. But no matter their makeup, families share a unique quality—they naturally form the fundamental unit of our society. They hold more influence over our communities and our Nation than any other structure, so it is incumbent upon us, as a Nation, to strengthen and support them. We cannot take strong families for granted. Each member of each family must work every day to nurture the bonds of love and loyalty that form the latticework of strong families. We can show support to our family members by loving selflessly, forgiving quickly, and spending quality time together. In addition, Federal policy should be directed to facilitating the success of our families. Tax policy is a prime example. My Administration believes that Americans should be able to dedicate more of their resources and earnings to the task and duty of providing for their families. More of each paycheck should go toward supporting families and less should be directed to an all-too-often inefficient Federal Government. Our policies must also support working mothers, and enable them to reach their full potential. That is why I am committed to cutting taxes for middle-income families— including by expanding the child tax credit—and fundamentally reforming our Nation’s outdated tax code. Our work will enable families to spend more of their hard-earned dollars on the success of their children. ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with PRES DOCS Federal policy must also guard against threats to the family. In 2016, we lost at least 64,000 lives to opioid and other drug overdoses, devastating American families and communities. To combat this growing crisis, my Administration has already dedicated more than $1 billion in funding to address the drug addiction and opioid crisis since taking office. Last month, my Administration declared the opioid epidemic to be a nationwide public health emergency in order to focus needed Federal resources and attention on this critical matter. We will not abandon our families as they fight the scourge of opioids. Throughout our Nation’s history, in times of both turmoil and triumph, the strength and hope of the American family has sustained our citizens. The family is our foundation, a pillar of our past, and a key to our future prosperity. Strong families teach integrity and patriotism, encourage and foster teamwork, and demonstrate unconditional love and acceptance. When these foundational principles overflow from our homes into neighborhoods and communities, they strengthen and fortify the Nation. During National Family Week, we support and encourage American families to create healthy, nurturing environments for their children and future generations. I hope all Americans will join me in gratitude to our Creator for the many ways families bless and enrich our lives and our Nation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:44 Nov 21, 2017 Jkt 244250 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\22NOD0.SGM 22NOD0 55720 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 22, 2017 / Presidential Documents NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 19 through November 25, 2017, as National Family Week. I invite communities, churches, and individuals to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities to honor our Nation’s families. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. [FR Doc. 2017–25492 Filed 11–21–17; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:44 Nov 21, 2017 Jkt 244250 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\22NOD0.SGM 22NOD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F8–P

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Vol. 82

Wednesday,

No. 224

November 22, 2017

Part II





The President





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Proclamation 9677--National Family Week, 2017



Proclamation 9678--Thanksgiving Day, 2017


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 82 , No. 224 / Wednesday, November 22, 2017 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9677 of November 17, 2017

                
National Family Week, 2017

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National Family Week, we emphasize the 
                importance of preserving and promoting strong families, 
                the cornerstone of our society. Families are as diverse 
                as our Nation. They often extend beyond moms, dads, and 
                their children, and include adoptive and foster 
                parents, grandparents, and extended relatives. But no 
                matter their makeup, families share a unique quality--
                they naturally form the fundamental unit of our 
                society. They hold more influence over our communities 
                and our Nation than any other structure, so it is 
                incumbent upon us, as a Nation, to strengthen and 
                support them.

                We cannot take strong families for granted. Each member 
                of each family must work every day to nurture the bonds 
                of love and loyalty that form the latticework of strong 
                families. We can show support to our family members by 
                loving selflessly, forgiving quickly, and spending 
                quality time together.

                In addition, Federal policy should be directed to 
                facilitating the success of our families. Tax policy is 
                a prime example. My Administration believes that 
                Americans should be able to dedicate more of their 
                resources and earnings to the task and duty of 
                providing for their families. More of each paycheck 
                should go toward supporting families and less should be 
                directed to an all-too-often inefficient Federal 
                Government. Our policies must also support working 
                mothers, and enable them to reach their full potential. 
                That is why I am committed to cutting taxes for middle-
                income families--including by expanding the child tax 
                credit--and fundamentally reforming our Nation's 
                outdated tax code. Our work will enable families to 
                spend more of their hard-earned dollars on the success 
                of their children.

                Federal policy must also guard against threats to the 
                family. In 2016, we lost at least 64,000 lives to 
                opioid and other drug overdoses, devastating American 
                families and communities. To combat this growing 
                crisis, my Administration has already dedicated more 
                than $1 billion in funding to address the drug 
                addiction and opioid crisis since taking office. Last 
                month, my Administration declared the opioid epidemic 
                to be a nationwide public health emergency in order to 
                focus needed Federal resources and attention on this 
                critical matter. We will not abandon our families as 
                they fight the scourge of opioids.

                Throughout our Nation's history, in times of both 
                turmoil and triumph, the strength and hope of the 
                American family has sustained our citizens. The family 
                is our foundation, a pillar of our past, and a key to 
                our future prosperity. Strong families teach integrity 
                and patriotism, encourage and foster teamwork, and 
                demonstrate unconditional love and acceptance. When 
                these foundational principles overflow from our homes 
                into neighborhoods and communities, they strengthen and 
                fortify the Nation.

                During National Family Week, we support and encourage 
                American families to create healthy, nurturing 
                environments for their children and future generations. 
                I hope all Americans will join me in gratitude to our 
                Creator for the many ways families bless and enrich our 
                lives and our Nation.

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                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim November 19 through 
                November 25, 2017, as National Family Week. I invite 
                communities, churches, and individuals to observe this 
                week with appropriate ceremonies and activities to 
                honor our Nation's families.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                seventeenth day of November, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                second.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2017-25492
Filed 11-21-17; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F8-P