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FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Battle Florida’s Lehigh Acres Fire

22 Apr 12:37 | U.S. News

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FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Battle Florida Wildfires

22 Apr 12:36 | U.S. News

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FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Battle Florida’s Indian Lakes Estate Fire

22 Apr 12:36 | U.S. News

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Idaho

21 Apr 23:38 | U.S. News

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President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Idaho

21 Apr 23:38 | U.S. News

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President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Washington

21 Apr 22:38 | U.S. News

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President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Idaho

21 Apr 22:37 | U.S. News

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Washington

21 Apr 22:37 | U.S. News

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Idaho

21 Apr 22:37 | U.S. News

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President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Washington

21 Apr 22:36 | U.S. News

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Washington

21 Apr 22:36 | U.S. News

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Press Releases: Secretary Tillerson's Call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

21 Apr 19:45 | US Politics and Govt

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 21, 2017 The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner: Secretary Tillerson spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today to follow up on bilateral issues discussed during his April 11-12 visit to Moscow. The Secretary and Foreign Minister also discussed a range of other topics, including the OPCW investigation into Syria’s use of chemical weapons on April 4. The Secretary reiterated his support foread more »

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Utah

21 Apr 18:37 | U.S. News

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President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Utah

21 Apr 18:37 | U.S. News

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Press Releases: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Ambassador Tina Kaidanow Travels to Germany, Estonia, and Ukraine

21 Apr 15:11 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 21, 2017 Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Ambassador Tina Kaidanow will travel to Germany, Estonia, and Ukraine April 23-29 for discussions on a variety of international security issues. Ambassador Kaidanow will consult with U.S. government officials from the U.S. European Command in Germany and other senior U.S. representatives in the region regarding ongoing U.S. efforts to strengthen NATO read more »

Press Releases: U.S. Department of State Announces HackerNest as Fishackathon's New Managing Partner

21 Apr 11:12 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 21, 2017 The U.S. Department of State’s Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP) is pleased to announce a new partnership with HackerNest, a nonprofit organization and movement that builds local tech communities worldwide, to carry forward Fishackathon. First organized by S/GP to coincide with the “Our Ocean” conference in 2014, read more »

Press Releases: U.S.-Japan-Republic of Korea Trilateral Meeting in Tokyo

21 Apr 11:00 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 21, 2017 On April 25, the United States Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun will travel to Tokyo for a trilateral meeting with Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General for Asian and Oceanian Affairs Kenji Kanasugi and Republic of Korea Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Kim Hong-kyun. The three plan to discuss the evolving situation in North Korea as part of the three partiread more »

Press Releases: Under Secretary Shannon's Meeting With Albanian Foreign Minister Bushati

20 Apr 19:55 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 20, 2017 Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, met today with Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati to address common interests in our bilateral relationship and the region. The Under Secretary reaffirmed the close partnership between the United States and Albania, our strong support for Albania’s judicial reform efforts, and our shared commitment to democratic values, the rule of law, and respect for hread more »

Press Releases: Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia Patrick Murphy on U.S. Relations With Southeast Asia

20 Apr 16:01 | US Politics and Govt

Special Briefing Patrick Murphy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia Via Teleconference April 20, 2017 MR STROH: Thank you very much and thanks to all of those who have joined us this afternoon. I’ll introduce our speaker first and then lay out the ground rules very briefly. Today we’re joined by Patrick Murphy, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. This call will be conducted on the record, and we’d ask that we observe an embargo until the conclusion of the call. And with that, I will turn it read more »

Press Releases: United States Breaks Ground on the New U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon

20 Apr 14:14 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 20, 2017 In a demonstration of our enduring friendship and important bilateral partnership, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard broke ground today on the new U.S. Embassy compound in Beirut, Lebanon. The multi-building compound will be located in the suburb of Awkar on a 43-acre site. The compound will provide a safe, secure, sustainable, and modern platform that supports U.S. Embassy staff in representing the U.S. Government read more »

Press Releases: Renewal of the Charter for the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

20 Apr 14:04 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Washington, DC April 20, 2017 The Department of State has renewed the Charter for the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. The bipartisan Commission appraises U.S. government activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics. It may conduct studies, inquiries, and meetings, as it deems necessary. It may assemble and disseminate information and issue reports and other publications, subject to the approval of the Chairperson, in consultation with the Executive Director. The Commission also may undertake foreign travel in pursuit of its studies and coordinate, sponsor, or oversee projects, studies, events, or other activities that are necessary to fulfill its functionread more »

FEMA Hiring 100 Public Assistance Site Inspector Specialists

20 Apr 10:36 | U.S. News

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Press Releases: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Press Availability

19 Apr 18:01 | US Politics and Govt

Press Availability Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Treaty Room Washington, DC April 19, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good afternoon, all. The Trump administration is currently conducting across the entire government a review of our Iran policy. Today I’d like to address Iran’s alarming and ongoing provocations that export terror and violence, destabilizing more thanread more »

Press Releases: Remarks at the U.S.-Saudi Arabia CEO Summit

19 Apr 14:45 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State U.S. Chamber of Commerce Washington, DC April 19, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: (Applause.) Well, thanks so much, Tom, and good afternoon to all of you. And Tom and I are old friends, many years back, and he has done extraordinary things with the Chamber under his leadership in terms of representing American business interests throughout the worlread more »

Press Releases: Department of State Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

19 Apr 10:33 | US Politics and Govt

Notice to the Press Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 19, 2017 Holocaust Remembrance Day – Yom HaShoah in Hebrew – marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. This year, Yom HaShoah will be observed in the United States on April 24, which corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. On April 20, 2017 at 12:15 p.m., the Department of State and the Embassies of Lithuania, Japan, and Israel will sponsor an event at the U.S. Department of Stread more »

Press Releases: Iran Continues To Sponsor Terrorism

18 Apr 22:42 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC April 18, 2017 Trump Administration Undergoing Interagency Review of Iran Deal The U.S. Department of State certified to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan today that Iran is compliant through April 18th with its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action however, the Secretary also raised concerns about Iran’s role as a state sponsor of terrorism and alerted Congress tread more »

Press Releases: Non-Violence and Accountability During Protests in Venezuela

18 Apr 19:57 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC April 18, 2017 Venezuela has been witness in recent weeks to ongoing social protests, ever since the Supreme Court demonstrated its lack of independence from the Executive Branch through a continuing series of court decisions against the members of the freely-elected National Assembly. Thus far, six demonstrators have been killed, with hundreds arrested. There have been credible accouread more »

Press Releases: On-the-Record Briefing on Biosecurity

18 Apr 16:28 | US Politics and Govt

Special Briefing Office of the Spokesperson William A. Walters, M.D., Managing Director for Operational Medicine, Bureau of Medical Services, Department of State; and Joseph P. Lamana, Director, Operations Division, Office of Emergency Management, Department of Health and Human Services Via Teleconference Washington, DC April 18, 2017 MODERATOR:read more »

Press Releases: U.S. Department of State Honors Global Emerging Young Leaders

18 Apr 14:49 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 18, 2017 In recognition of the positive role young people play in building sustainable peace, the U.S. Department of State is honoring outstanding young leaders from around the world. On Thursday, May 4, the ten recipients of the second annual read more »

Press Releases: Secretary of State Tillerson To Participate in U.S.-Saudi Arabia CEO Summit

18 Apr 14:47 | US Politics and Govt

Notice to the Press Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 18, 2017 Secretary of State Tillerson will deliver remarks at the second annual U.S.-Saudi Arabia CEO Summit on Wednesday, April 19, at 1:00 p.m. at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. In his remarks, Secretary Tillerson will discuss how the United States and Saudi Arabia can deepen economic partnership in a way that benefits both countries and strengthens bilateral ties. The event, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Coread more »

NFIP New and Future Policyholders Have Multiple Ways to Stay Informed

18 Apr 13:37 | U.S. News

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Press Releases: On the Occasion of the Republic of Zimbabwe's National Day

18 Apr 08:00 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC April 18, 2017 On behalf of the citizens of the United States, congratulations to the people of Zimbabwe who celebrate 37 years of independence on April 18. The United States shares common values with the Zimbabwean people, including a belief in a more democratic and prosperous Zimbabwe. In the year ahead, we will remain committed to the people of Zimbabwe and their hopes for a more promread more »

Press Releases: Assistant Secretary Brownfield to Address Opioid Summit in Atlanta

17 Apr 16:28 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 17, 2017 On April 18, Ambassador William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), will give plenary remarks at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. Ambassador Brownfield will speak on the opioid epidemic facing our nation and the State Department’s international role to address this domestic public health and law enforcement crisis. Ambread more »

Press Releases: Briefing on the Situation on the Korean Peninsula

17 Apr 15:51 | US Politics and Govt

Special Briefing Susan A. Thornton Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Via Teleconference April 17, 2017 MODERATOR: Thank you. Thanks very much and thanks to everyone who's called in today for our on-the-record briefing with Acting Assistant Secretary Susan Thornton about the Korean peninsula. Just one word by way of a reminder, it's obviously on the record. That's your attribution. And this call wiread more »

FEMA’s Public Assistance Program Obligates $10 Million to Area Schools

17 Apr 12:37 | U.S. News

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Press Releases: The 30th Anniversary of the Missile Technology Control Regime

17 Apr 10:14 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC April 17, 2017 On its 30th anniversary, we recognize the importance of the Missile Technology Control Regime. The MTCR is an outstanding example of multilateral nonproliferation cooperation. Thirty years ago on April 16, 1987, the United States and its G-7 partners (Canada, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom) announced the formatioread more »

Louisiana Flood Survivors Rebuild with $2.4 Billion in NFIP Payments

17 Apr 09:37 | U.S. News

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Crisis Counseling Still Available for Flood Survivors of All Ages

17 Apr 09:37 | U.S. News

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Press Releases: Syria Bombing

16 Apr 10:55 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC April 15, 2017 The United States strongly condemns today's barbaric attacks against innocent civilians, including women and children, in northern Syria. We remain firmly committed to defeating terrorists, including ISIS and al-Qaeda, as our top priority in Syria. We deplore any act that sustains and empowers extremists on all sides including today's attacks, as well as forced read more »

SEC Freezes Brokerage Accounts Behind Alleged Insider Trading

14 Apr 11:00 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an emergency court order to freeze assets in two brokerage accounts used last week to reap more than $1 million in alleged insider trading profits in connection with a merger announcement by telecommunications companies. According to the SEC’s complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, highly suspicious transactions have been detected surrounding last week’s announcement that Liberty Interactive Corp. had agreed to acquire General Communication Inc.  The traders, who are currently unknown, allegedly used foreign brokerage accounts in the United Kingdom and Lebanon to purchase call option contracts through U.S.-based brokerages and on U.S.-based exchanges in the days leading up to the April 4 public announcement of the acquisition.  The court’s order freezes the foreign accounts’ assets contained in the U.S. brokerages. According to the SEC’s complaint, some of the risky options read more »

Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - April 13, 2017

13 Apr 18:42 | World

Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC April 13, 2017 Index for Today's Briefing DEPARTMENT RUSSIA/SYRIA/REGION RUSSIA/UKRAINE read more »

Press Releases: State Department Terrorist Designations of Tarek Sakr and Farah Mohamed Shirdon

13 Apr 13:17 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 13, 2017 The Department of State has designated Tarek Sakr and Farah Mohamed Shirdon as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons determined to have committed, or pose a serious risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. As a conseqread more »

West Virginia Schools’ Recovery

13 Apr 11:37 | U.S. News

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Hurricane Matthew - Georgia Six Month Recovery Snapshot

13 Apr 10:38 | Weather

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April 2017 Highlights (Corrected Link)

12 Apr 17:45 | U.S. News

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April 2017 Highlights

12 Apr 17:33 | U.S. News

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Press Releases: Remarks With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a Press Availability

12 Apr 17:02 | US Politics and Govt

Press Availability Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Moscow, Russia April 12, 2017 FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV: (Via interpreter) Good evening. This has been a long day. We have had talks with State Secretary of the U.S. Rex Tillerson. Right now, we have had a long conversation with President Vladimir Putin of Russia. It has lasted for more than two hours. The negotiations have proved to be substantial and very frank. They have comprised the whole gamut oread more »

Press Releases: Thirteenth Session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission under the New START Treaty

12 Apr 16:04 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 12, 2017 The Thirteenth Session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission under the United States-Russia New START Treaty was held in Geneva from March 29 to April 11. The U.S. and Russian delegations continued the discussion of practical issues related to the implementation of the Treaty. The Office of Website Management, Bread more »

Press Releases: Remarks With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Before Their Meeting

12 Apr 14:45 | US Politics and Govt

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Mitigation in Grand Forks Brings Many Benefits

12 Apr 12:38 | U.S. News

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