The U.S first lady Melania Trump has opened her new “Building the Movement” student art exhibit this morning on the White House’s North Lawn, that marked the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States with artwork from students all over the country.
The exhibit also contains historic pictures woven throughout, bringing the past of the women’s suffrage movement to life through the eyes of the children today.
“The ratification of the 19th Amendment and the women’s right to vote was a turning point in the history of women’s rights in the United States and stood as an example to the world,” the first lady said.
“Since taking office, my husband and this Administration have taken historic measures to empower and support women in the United States and around the wolrd,” she added.
One million Americans will be eased from sufferings (poverty) because of President Donald Trump’s historic Opportunity Zones tax cuts program, the White House Council of Economic Advisers approximate in a new report today.
For more than 50 years, the “War on Poverty” has left too many American communities behind. Many of its programs have “relied on inefficient top-down federal grants and subsidies that empower Washington bureaucrats and special interests with lobbyists at the expense of communities in need,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson and White House Domestic Policy Council Director Brook Rollins wrote today.
In contrast, America’s nearly 8,800 Opportunity Zones appointed after Trump 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act qualify for incentives to motivate private-sector investment, job creation and self-sufficiency instead of government dependency.
“We’re providing massive tax incentives for private investment in these areas to create jobs and opportunities where they are needed the most,” President Donald Trump said at a meeting of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council last year.
“This is all throughout the country”.
About 35 million Americans live in these historically distressed places, where the average poverty rate is more than that of other communities. These disadvantaged communities are also home to a higher share of African Americans and Hispanic Americans.
More than $75 billion has been raised through 2019 for qualified opportunity funds to serve these communities. These investments are anticipated to build a ,minimum of 500,000 new jobs, as well as an 11% decrease in poverty.
“It’s having a profound effect. As far as property value are concerned, they go up 1.1 percent just with the announcement of you being in an opportunity Zone,” Secretary Carson said in an interview with Fox News.