(CNN) President Donald Trump repeated a few hits from his State of the Union address to an El Paso, Texas, audience on Monday night — in a much more lively and rambunctious setting.
He also poked fun at the Green New Deal and prattled off his old line that China is paying “billions” into the US Treasury.
The resolution looks to overhaul transportation in the US by removing “pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector as much as is technologically feasible.”
During his speech, Trump reiterated his criticism of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s comments in a radio interview on third trimester abortion.
Trump made similar comments during his State of the Union address, here’s the context and facts we found then:Later, a spokesperson for Northam said his “comments were limited to the actions physicians would take in the event that a woman in those circumstances (i.e. nonviable pregnancy and severe fetal abnormalities) went into labor.”
When Trump talks about tariffs, he often talks about the amount of money that is now pouring into the US Treasury.
In some instances, the Chinese supplier might take on the burden of the tariff by reducing its prices in order to maintain its price advantage in the US.
Trump is trying to realign trade so that US products become more competitive with their cheaper Chinese alternatives.
In the short term, US consumers and companies will most likely end up bearing the cost of the tariffs.
The US became the world’s largest crude oil producer in August, when it surpassed Russia for the first time since 1999 in terms of total daily crude production, according to the US Energy Information Administration.
Earlier in the year, the US surpassed Saudi Arabia’s crude oil production for the first time since 1973.
The rise in US oil and gas production is due in large part to advances in fracking technology that allowed drillers to access reserves socked away in shale formations buried deep underground.
Production dipped in 2015 and 2016 as a result of overproduction and a collapse in oil prices, but recovered quickly once supply stabilized and prices increased, just as Trump was coming into office.
The Trump administration often touts its moves to relax Obama-era rules on oil and gas production, such as one restricting the flaring of methane from fracking sites.
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