President Trump said that the U.S. and European allies "will forever be strong and united" as a result of the D-Day invasion during his speech at Normandy Thursday commemorating the 75th anniversary of the event.

Why it matters: Trump hasn't minded antagonizing European leaders over trade issues and NATO contributions during the course of his presidency, but these were some of his strongest words of support thus far for some of America's most crucial alliances.

What he's saying:

"Those who fought here won a future for a nation. They won the survival of our civilization. And they showed us the way to love, cherish and defend our way of life for many centuries to come.
Today, as we stand together upon this sacred earth, we pledge that our nations will forever be strong and united. We will forever be together. Our people will forever be bold, our hearts will forever be loyal. And our children and their children will forever and always be free."

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Why it matters: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has said "nothing is off the table next year" if Republicans push ahead with the confirmation vote before November, vowing alongside Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to use "every procedural tool available to us to ensure that we buy ourselves the time necessary."

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Why it matters: This is Congress' chief legislative focus before the election. They must pass a continuing resolution (CR) before midnight on Oct. 1 to avoid a government shutdown — something both Hill leaders and the White House have claimed is off the table.