Sunday - January 22, 2017
Politics - Parties, Candidates

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from politicians, candidates and interested parties - covering the U.S. political arena including state and national political parties.

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Va. GOP: Congratulations, Mr. President! Let's Get to Work!
RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 20 -- The Virginia Republican Party issued the following statement by Chairman John Whitbeck on President Trump's Address:

"President Trump's speech today was a direct reflection of what we saw at the ballot box in November, and the message sent to us loud and clear by voters. It's time for the American people, not the powerful in Washington, DC, to set the course for our nation."

"We face many challenges, but working together we can, and we will, meet them head on. We will leave a future for our children that is brighter than the one left for us by our parents and grandparents. ... Show Full Article

Republican Women Nationwide 'Elated' to Witness President Trump Inauguration
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- The National Federation of Republican Women issued the following news release:

"The day has finally arrived for President Donald J. Trump to place his left hand on the Bible and take the oath of office as our 45th president of the United States," said Carrie Almond, president of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), at the Inaugural Ceremonies at the U.S. Capitol.

"As President Trump takes the oath to 'preserve, protect and defend,' we as Americans begin working together as one nation under God to 'Make America Great Again,'" Almond affirmed.

In honor ... Show Full Article

NDP Chair Kleeb Comments on President Trump's Inauguration
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 20 -- The Nebraska Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chair Jane Kleeb on President Trump's Inauguration:

"Today Pres. Trump promised to give the government back to the people.

"These words ring hallow given his cabinet nominees own more wealth than 30% of Americans.

"Never before has there been a moment in our state to stand up in the streets and in the ballot box ensuring the democracy of We the People grows and not shrinks as we face threats of health insurance being ripped away from families and the risks of climate change ignored."

MNGOP Releases Statement on President Donald Trump
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- The Minnesota Republican Party issued the following statement by Chairman Keith Downey on swearing in of President Donald Trump:

"It is a proud day for America as we once again peaceably transferred power in our nation's Capitol." said Chairman Downey, "People from every background and from all across the country came together to see President Donald Trump sworn into office.

"President Trump called us to unity of purpose and renewed his promise to fight for every American. We are optimistic and excited about the future.

"Republicans have been given the opportunity ... Show Full Article

Iowa Dems Statement on Inauguration of Donald Trump As President
DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 20 -- The Iowa Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chair Andy McGuire in response to the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump:

"President Obama will officially leave the oval office today with a legacy of economic prosperity, inclusiveness and a strong record on national security. We thank him for his service and the dignity with which he has served. We wish the Obama family the best as they make the transition into private life.

"When Donald Trump becomes the nation's 45th President, we hope that he will recognize and ... Show Full Article

Green Party Thanks President Obama for Pardons for Oscar Lopez Rivera, Chelsea Manning, Urges Pardons for All Other Political Prisoners, Whistle-Blowers
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- The Green Party issued the following news release:

Green Party leaders and activists expressed appreciation for President Obama's pardons for Oscar Lopez Rivera and Chelsea Manning and urged him to use his final days in office to pardon other political prisoners and whistle-blowers.

Greens called for presidential pardons for political prisoners Leonard Peltier and Mumia Abu Jamal, as well as whistle-blowers Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Jeffrey Sterling, and all others who were punished or face punishment for revealing military, government, and intelligence crimes, ... Show Full Article

DFL Chairman Ken Martin Comments on Donald Trump's Inauguration
ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 20 -- Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party issued the following statement by Chairman Ken Martin on Donald Trump's inauguration as President:

"Today, as Donald Trump becomes president, the Trump Administration will start working to undo all the progress we've made over the past 8 years. Their reckless ideas don't account for the very real people who will be affected by them combined with the unrestrained support by the GOP-controlled Congress creates an unknown level of fear for what our future holds.

"But it's not about how much we fear the uncertainty. It's about ... Show Full Article