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WATCH: President Trump Creates New White House Council to Help ‘Economically Distressed Communities’

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.12.18

President Trump signed a sweeping executive order Wednesday afternoon that aims to increase federal funding and support towards helping “economically distressed communities” throughout the United States.

The new program officially created the White House’s Opportunity and Revitalization Council, which will be ran under Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson.

“With the creation of today’s council, the resources of the whole federal government will be leveraged to rebuild low-income and impoverished neighborhoods that have been ignored by Washington in years past,” said the President.

“The whole goal is to, one, leverage this private sector economic incentive through opportunity zones, and two, create that public commitment from the federal government to ensure that that economic incentive helps all Americans and would create a robust private-public partnership to revitalize communities,” said Ja’Ron Smith, special assistant to the president.

h/t the Hill.