President Trump has issued an EO Protecting The United States From Certain Unmanned Aircraft Systems, 1-18-21

Office of the Press SecretaryFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 18, 2021EXECUTIVE ORDER- – – – – – -PROTECTING THE UNITED STATES FROM CERTAIN UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMSBy the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America,I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that additional actions are necessary to ensure the security of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) owned, operated, and controlled by the Federal Government; to secure the integrity of American infrastructure, including America’s National Airspace System (NAS); to protect our law enforcement and warfighters; and to maintain and expand our domestic industrial base capabilities. Accordingly, I hereby order:Section 1. Policy. UAS have tremendous potential to support public safety and national security missions and are increasingly being used by Federal, State, and local governments. UAS are used, for example, to assist law enforcement and support natural disaster relief efforts. Reliance on UAS and components manufactured by our adversaries, however, threatens our national and economic security.United States Government operations involving UAS require accessing, collecting, and maintaining data, which could reveal sensitive information. The use of UAS and critical components manufactured and developed by foreign adversaries, or by persons under their control, may allow this sensitive information to be accessed by or transferred to foreign adversaries.

President Trump signs EO Protecting Americans from Over Criminalization through Regulatory Reform, 1-18-21

Office of the Press SecretaryFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 18, 2021EXECUTIVE ORDER- – – – – – -PROTECTING AMERICANS FROM OVERCRIMINALIZATION THROUGH REGULATORY REFORM By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to improve transparency with respect to the consequences of violating certain regulations and to protect Americans from facing unwarranted criminal punishment for unintentional violations of regulations, it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1.  Purpose.   In the interest of fairness, Federal criminal law should be clearly written so that all Americans can understand what is prohibited and act accordingly. Some statutes have authorized executive branch agencies to promulgate thousands of regulations, creating a thicket of requirements that can be difficult to navigate, and many of these regulations are enforceable through criminal processes and penalties. The purpose of this order is to alleviate regulatory burdens on Americans by ensuring that they have notice of potential criminal liability for violations of regulations and by focusing criminal enforcement of regulatory offenses on the most culpable individuals.Sec. 2.  Policy.  It is the policy of the Federal Government that:(a) Agencies promulgating regulations that may subject a violator to criminal penalties should be explicit about what conduct is subject to criminal penalties and the mens rea standard applicable to those offenses;(b) Strict liability offenses are “generally disfavored.” United States v. United States Gypsum, Co., 438 U.S. 422, 438 (1978).

President Trump issues EO Building the National Garden of American Heroes, 1-18-21

Office of the Press SecretaryFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 18, 2021EXECUTIVE ORDER- – – – – – -BUILDING THE NATIONAL GARDEN OF AMERICAN HEROES By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:  Section 1.  Background. In Executive Order 13934 of July 3, 2020 (Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes), I made it the policy of the United States to establish a statuary park named the National Garden of American Heroes (National Garden). To begin the process of building this new monument to our country’s greatness, I established the Interagency Task Force for Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes (Task Force) and directed its members to plan for construction of the National Garden. The Task Force has advised me it has completed the first phase of its work and is prepared to move forward. This order revises Executive Order 13934 and provides additional direction for the Task Force. Sec. 2.  Purpose.

President Trump proclaims January 24-30, 2021, as National School Choice Week.

The White House has released the following Proclamation by President Trump proclaiming  January 24 to January 30, 2021, as National School Choice Week. Office of the Press SecretaryFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 17, 2021NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK, 2021- – – – – – -BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAA PROCLAMATION“As we mark National School Choice Week, my Administration reaffirms its commitment to solving the civil rights issue of our time: educational inequity. We have made substantial progress on this front, but we must continue our efforts to ensure that each and every family in America has the freedom to choose an education that best meets their needs and values.Our Nation currently spends more money per pupil than almost every other industrialized country in the world, yet nearly two-thirds of our youth are not proficient readers, and students across all age groups continue to struggle in math. These failures are largely the result of a one-size-fits-all, industrial-style approach to education. Currently, students are assigned to schools based on where they live, so only those whose families can afford to move to a better-performing school district or can afford private school tuition have a choice in the learning environment that best fits their child’s needs.

The Minnesota Guardsmen will be providing support to 59th Presidential Inauguration

“Minnesota National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Pine City-based B Troop, 1-94th Cavalry Squadron conduct weapons qualification training at the Camp Ripley M9 pistol range on January 15, 2021. These Soldiers will be joining Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen from across the Nation who have been authorized to provide security, communications, medical evacuation and other support to civilian authorities during the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Sgt. Sydney Mariette) “