National Family Week, 2019, 65257-65258 [2019-25886]

Download as PDF 65257 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 229 Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Title 3— Proclamation 9967 of November 22, 2019 The President National Family Week, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The strength of our Republic is not measured only by our military might and robust economy but also by the strength of our family bonds. Families shape our values, develop our character, and teach us to love, forgive, and become productive citizens and responsible members of society. During National Family Week, we pause to reflect on the importance of the family— the bedrock of our Nation. Since I took office, my Administration has empowered families. We are currently in the midst of the longest economic recovery in our Nation’s history, which is improving quality of life and stability for families of all types. Thanks to our economic policies, which include eliminating unnecessary and burdensome regulations and the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, we have seen the unemployment rate drop to a half-century low, real median household income reach a record high, and the poverty rate fall to its lowest level since 2001. We have fought for families by securing a doubling of the Child Tax Credit, preserving the Child and Dependent Care Credit, signing into law the largest ever increase in child care and development block grants—a major new investment in child care affordability—and developing a tax credit for employers who offer paid family and medical leave. We continue to call on the Congress to pass a nationwide paid family leave program. Last year, I signed into law the Family First Prevention Services Act, which reimagines and reorients our Nation’s child welfare system toward keeping at-risk families intact in their own homes and communities and minimizing the need for foster care. This legislation provides funding for mental health therapy, family counseling, addiction treatment, and parenting classes. Additionally, we are working to expand adoption providers so that children of all ages in the foster care system can experience what every child deserves—a loving family in a forever home. For some of our Nation’s families, the incarceration of a loved one is a tremendous challenge. My Administration is proud that the reunification and strengthening of families is one of the many benefits of our criminal justice reform efforts. Since maintaining family and community ties is key to the successful reentry of prisoners into society, the bipartisan First Step Act, which I signed into law in 2018, includes provisions that allow inmates to be placed closer to their home communities, which facilitates family visitation. Further, it includes reasonable sentencing reforms that make our criminal justice system fairer by reducing excessive penalties for certain drug offenders, which allows families to reunify more quickly. This week, we vow always to cherish, honor, protect, and respect the incredible gift of family and renew our commitment to strengthening and celebrating all of our Nation’s families. A stable, loving family is one of life’s greatest blessings. It provides support, comfort, guidance, acceptance, and joy. 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 24 through VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Nov 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\27NOD0.SGM 27NOD0 65258 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / Presidential Documents November 30, 2019, 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 twenty-second day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2019–25886 Filed 11–26–19; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Nov 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\27NOD0.SGM 27NOD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 27, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-25886]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9967 of November 22, 2019

                
National Family Week, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The strength of our Republic is not measured only by 
                our military might and robust economy but also by the 
                strength of our family bonds. Families shape our 
                values, develop our character, and teach us to love, 
                forgive, and become productive citizens and responsible 
                members of society. During National Family Week, we 
                pause to reflect on the importance of the family--the 
                bedrock of our Nation.

                Since I took office, my Administration has empowered 
                families. We are currently in the midst of the longest 
                economic recovery in our Nation's history, which is 
                improving quality of life and stability for families of 
                all types. Thanks to our economic policies, which 
                include eliminating unnecessary and burdensome 
                regulations and the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs 
                Act, we have seen the unemployment rate drop to a half-
                century low, real median household income reach a 
                record high, and the poverty rate fall to its lowest 
                level since 2001. We have fought for families by 
                securing a doubling of the Child Tax Credit, preserving 
                the Child and Dependent Care Credit, signing into law 
                the largest ever increase in child care and development 
                block grants--a major new investment in child care 
                affordability--and developing a tax credit for 
                employers who offer paid family and medical leave. We 
                continue to call on the Congress to pass a nationwide 
                paid family leave program.

                Last year, I signed into law the Family First 
                Prevention Services Act, which reimagines and reorients 
                our Nation's child welfare system toward keeping at-
                risk families intact in their own homes and communities 
                and minimizing the need for foster care. This 
                legislation provides funding for mental health therapy, 
                family counseling, addiction treatment, and parenting 
                classes. Additionally, we are working to expand 
                adoption providers so that children of all ages in the 
                foster care system can experience what every child 
                deserves--a loving family in a forever home.

                For some of our Nation's families, the incarceration of 
                a loved one is a tremendous challenge. My 
                Administration is proud that the reunification and 
                strengthening of families is one of the many benefits 
                of our criminal justice reform efforts. Since 
                maintaining family and community ties is key to the 
                successful reentry of prisoners into society, the 
                bipartisan First Step Act, which I signed into law in 
                2018, includes provisions that allow inmates to be 
                placed closer to their home communities, which 
                facilitates family visitation. Further, it includes 
                reasonable sentencing reforms that make our criminal 
                justice system fairer by reducing excessive penalties 
                for certain drug offenders, which allows families to 
                reunify more quickly.

                This week, we vow always to cherish, honor, protect, 
                and respect the incredible gift of family and renew our 
                commitment to strengthening and celebrating all of our 
                Nation's families. A stable, loving family is one of 
                life's greatest blessings. It provides support, 
                comfort, guidance, acceptance, and joy.

                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 24 through

[[Page 65258]]

                November 30, 2019, 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 
                twenty-second day of November, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2019-25886
Filed 11-26-19; 8:45 am]
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