Category: US Politics and Govt

H.R.5445

2:35 am Eastern | US Politics and Govt

21st Century IRS Act (04/18/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.2905

2:35 am Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Justice for Victims of IRS Scams and Identity Theft Act of 2017 (04/18/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.Res.831

2:35 am Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5444) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5445) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve cybersecurity and taxpayer identity protection, and modernize the information technology of the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes. (04/18/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.5444

2:35 am Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Taxpayer First Act (04/18/2018 legislative day)read more »

Press Releases: Shooting of Five Civilian Employees of Donetsk Filtration Station

7:13 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 18, 2018 The United States condemns yesterday’s shooting of civilian employees of the Donetsk Filtration Station in Ukraine, which left five individuals wounded. The filtration station has temporarily shut down following the incident. In addition to endangering the lives of innocent civilians, this attack threatened water supplies for almost 350,000 Ukrainians living on both siread more »

Press Releases: Holding Russia Accountable for Chemical Weapons Use in Salisbury, UK

7:07 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 18, 2018 Today, the UN Security Council and the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) met to discuss the OPCW’s recent findings related to the March 4 use of a military-grade nerve agent in Salisbury, UK. The OPCW’s independent report, released last week, confirms the UK lab analysis regarding the identity of the cread more »

Press Releases: Progress toward Strengthening and Expanding Central America's Regional Electricity Market

6:51 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 18, 2018 The State Department applauds the regional institutions that govern Central America’s regional electricity market (the Mercado Electrico Regional, or MER) for their accomplishments and new commitments to further develop the MER and expand the Central American Electrical Interconnection System (SIEPAC) announced at the High-Level Meeting at the Inter-American Developmenread more »

SEC Proposes to Enhance Protections and Preserve Choice for Retail Investors in Their Relationships With Investment Professionals

5:55 pm Eastern | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission today voted to propose a package of rulemakings and interpretations designed to enhance the quality and transparency of investors’ relationships with investment advisers and broker-dealers while preserving access to a variety of types of advice relationships and investment products. Under proposed Regulation Best Interest, a broker-dealer would be required to act in the best interest of a retail customer when making a recommendation of any securities transaction or investment strategy involving securities to a retail customer.  Regulation Best Interest is designed to make it clear that a broker-dealer may not put its financial interests ahead of the interests of a retail customer in making recommendations. In addition to the proposed enhancements to the standard of conduct for broker-dealers in Regulation Best Interest, the Commission proposed an interpretation to reaffirm and, in some cases, clarify the Commission’s views of thread more »

Press Releases: Acting Assistant Secretary Susan Thornton Travels to Seoul and Tokyo

5:07 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 18, 2018 Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton will travel to Seoul, Republic of Korea, April 22-24, followed by Tokyo, Japan, April 24-27. During her visits to our treaty allies in Northeast Asia she will reaffirm U.S. alliance commitments and coordinate on issues of importance for the maintenance of security and prosperity in the region. She will also discuss cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region anread more »

In the News: Barbara Bush

4:24 pm Eastern | Business

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Press Releases: Zimbabwe National Day

18 Apr 10:06 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement John J. Sullivan Acting Secretary of State Washington, DC April 18, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to the people of Zimbabwe on your country’s 38 years of independence. As national elections approach, Zimbabwe has an opportunity to set itself on a new path of political and economic reforms for a promising future. The United States joins the Zimbabwean people in tread more »

H.R.5440

18 Apr 02:05 | US Politics and Govt

To require notice from the Secretary of the Treasury in the case of any closure of a Taxpayer Assistance Center. (04/17/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.1512

18 Apr 02:05 | US Politics and Govt

Social Security Child Protection Act of 2018 (04/17/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.Res.830

18 Apr 02:05 | US Politics and Govt

Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5192) to authorize the Commissioner of Social Security to provide confirmation of fraud protection data to certain permitted entities, and for other purposes. (04/17/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.5438

18 Apr 02:05 | US Politics and Govt

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow officers and employees of the Department of the Treasury to provide to taxpayers information regarding low-income taxpayer clinics. (04/17/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.5443

18 Apr 02:05 | US Politics and Govt

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require electronic filing of the annual returns of exempt organizations and provide for making such returns available for public inspection. (04/17/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.141

18 Apr 02:05 | US Politics and Govt

Preventing Termination of Utility Services in Bankruptcy Act of 2017 (04/17/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.2901

18 Apr 02:05 | US Politics and Govt

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Permanence Act of 2017 (04/17/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.2905

18 Apr 02:05 | US Politics and Govt

Justice for Victims of IRS Scams and Identity Theft Act of 2017 (04/17/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.5446

18 Apr 02:05 | US Politics and Govt

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restrict the immediate sale of seized property by the Secretary of the Treasury to perishable goods. (04/17/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.5192

18 Apr 02:05 | US Politics and Govt

Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act (04/17/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.5437

18 Apr 02:05 | US Politics and Govt

To require the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a program for the issuance of identity protection personal identification numbers. (04/17/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.4403

18 Apr 02:05 | US Politics and Govt

Moving Americans Privacy Protection Act (04/17/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.5439

18 Apr 02:05 | US Politics and Govt

To provide for a single point of contact at the Internal Revenue Service for the taxpayers who are victims of tax-related identity theft. (04/17/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.Con.Res.115

18 Apr 02:05 | US Politics and Govt

Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition. (04/17/2018 legislative day)read more »

Expert Alert: Rice U. political scientist Mark Jones available to discuss death of former first lady Barbara Bush

17 Apr 20:57 | SciTech

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The Leader's Daily Schedule - 4/18/18

17 Apr 18:51 | US Politics and Govt

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Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - April 17, 2018

17 Apr 18:44 | US Politics and Govt

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC April 17, 2018 Index for Today's Briefing JAPAN DEPARTMENT SYRIA/REGION read more »

Fee Rate Advisory #3 for Fiscal Year 2018

17 Apr 14:25 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that starting on May 22, 2018, the fee rates applicable to most securities transactions will be set at $13.00 per million dollars.   Consequently, each SRO will continue to pay the Commission a rate of $23.10 per million for covered sales occurring on charge dates through May 21, 2018, and a rate of $13.00 per million for covered sales occurring on charge dates on or after May 22, 2018.   The reduction in the fee rate for fiscal year 2018 is due, in part, to the substantially higher dollar amount of covered sales in recent months.  The Commission notes that if the dollar amount of covered sales deviates from current levels when the fee rate is next adjusted, a large reduction or increase in the fee rate may again be required; this is especially so if the next adjustment occurs later in the next fiscal year.   For more information on the term “charge date,” please refer to Rule 31(a)(3) and Exchange Act Reread more »

H.R.4609

17 Apr 01:34 | US Politics and Govt

West Fork Fire Station Act of 2017 (04/16/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.3607

17 Apr 01:34 | US Politics and Govt

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish fees for medical services provided in units of the National Park System, and for other purposes. (04/16/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.443

17 Apr 01:34 | US Politics and Govt

James K. Polk Presidential Home Study Act (04/16/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.146

17 Apr 01:34 | US Politics and Govt

Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act (04/16/2018 legislative day)read more »

S.167

17 Apr 01:34 | US Politics and Govt

National Memorial to Fallen Educators Act (04/16/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.3961

17 Apr 01:34 | US Politics and Govt

Kissimmee River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2018 (04/16/2018 legislative day)read more »

The Leader's Daily Schedule - 4/17/18

16 Apr 20:45 | US Politics and Govt

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The Leader's Daily Schedule - 4/17/18

16 Apr 20:37 | US Politics and Govt

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Press Releases: Statement on the Trial of Pastor Andrew Brunson

16 Apr 19:03 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 16, 2018 The entire U.S. government is following Mr. Brunson’s case closely. We have seen no credible evidence that Mr. Brunson is guilty of a crime and are convinced that he is innocent. We believe that Turkey is a state bound by the rule of law, and we have faith in the Turkish people's commitment to justice. We hope that the judicial system in Turkey will resolve hread more »

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16 Apr 18:16 | US Politics and Govt

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Press Releases: Central American Senior-Level Natural Gas Policy and Investment Roundtable

16 Apr 14:56 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 16, 2018 The Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources, in partnership with the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, held a roundtable on Central American natural gas development in Washington D.C. on April 16. Acting Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs John McCarrick and David Goldwyn, Chair of the Atlaread more »

Press Releases: Public Designation of Tom Doshi Under Section 7031(c) of the FY 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act

16 Apr 12:57 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 16, 2018 The Department is publicly designating Albanian Member of Parliament Mr. Tom Doshi under Section 7031(c) of the FY 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act, due to his involvement in significant corruption. Section 7031(c) provides that, in cases where the Secretary of State has credible information that foreign officials have been involved in significant corruption or gross violations of human rights, those individuals andread more »

SEC Unveils Public Service Announcement to Promote Background Checks on Investor.gov

16 Apr 11:13 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission today unveiled a public service announcement (PSA) to encourage investors to check the background of their investment professional by using the free search tool on Investor.gov before investing.  Investor.gov, the SEC’s website dedicated to individual investors, provides investors with tools and resources to help them invest wisely and avoid fraud.  “Investor education is an important line of defense read more »

Press Releases: U.S. and International Security Officials Collaborate To Create a More Safe and Secure World

16 Apr 09:36 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 16, 2018 Over 80 international law enforcement, security, counternarcotic, and judicial officials arrive in the United States today on the Towards a More Safe and Secure World initiative. Participants will spend three weeks meeting with their counterparts across the United States. These partnerships between the United States and other countries enhance eread more »

The Leader's Daily Schedule - 4/16/18

15 Apr 17:00 | US Politics and Govt

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May Texas Events Guide

15 Apr 10:01 | US Politics and Govt

San Antonio Commemorative Week - Hot Luck Live Food and Music - Kerrville Folk Festival

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Press Releases: Acting Secretary Sullivan's Meeting With Caribbean Leaders

15 Apr 09:02 | US Politics and Govt

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 15, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with the Caribbean Heads of Government and Foreign Ministers of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and St. Lucia on the margins of the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru on April 14. During the meeting, the Acting Secretary underscored the U.S. commitment to enhance engagement with the Caribbean, as envread more »

Press Releases: Acting Secretary Sullivan's Meeting With Haitian President Jovenel Moise

14 Apr 08:58 | US Politics and Govt

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 14, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Haitian President Jovenel Moise on April 13, 2018 on the margins of the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru to discuss security and economic growth in Haiti, as well as democracy in the region. Acting Secretary Sullivan thanked President Moise for his leadership as Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CAread more »

H.R.4790

13 Apr 23:34 | US Politics and Govt

Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act (04/13/2018 legislative day)read more »

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