Category: US Politics and Govt

PN718

16 Nov 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

Brenda Burman, of Arizona, to be Commissioner of Reclamation, vice Estevan R. Lopez. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

S.Res.279

16 Nov 19:07 | U.S. News

A resolution reaffirming the commitment of the United States to promote democracy, human rights, and the rule of law in Cambodia. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN1029

16 Nov 19:07 | U.S. News

Robert H. McMahon, of Georgia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, vice David J. Berteau, resigned. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN1076

16 Nov 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

Ernest W. Dubester, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years expiring July 1, 2019, vice Carol Waller Pope, term expired. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN1085

16 Nov 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

Lisa A. Johnson, of Washington, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Namibia. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN1200

16 Nov 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

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PN587

16 Nov 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

Dabney Langhorne Friedrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia, vice Reggie B. Walton, retired. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN1008

16 Nov 19:07 | U.S. News

James F. Geurts, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy, vice Sean Joseph Stackley. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN1081

16 Nov 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

Shon J. Manasco, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, vice Gabriel Camarillo. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN1011

16 Nov 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

Rebecca Eliza Gonzales, of Texas, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Lesotho. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN813

16 Nov 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

Robert L. Wilkie, of North Carolina, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, vice Jessica Garfola Wright, resigned. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN999

16 Nov 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

Gregory G. Katsas, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, vice Janice R. Brown, retired. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

H.R.2810

16 Nov 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN1039

16 Nov 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

Irwin Steven Goldstein, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, vice Richard Stengel, resigned. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN921

16 Nov 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

James Thomas Abbott, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years expiring July 1, 2020, vice Patrick Pizzella, term expired. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN890

16 Nov 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

Robert Behler, of Pennsylvania, to be Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Department of Defense, vice J. Michael Gilmore. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN781

16 Nov 19:07 | U.S. News

Joseph Kernan, of Florida, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, vice Marcel John Lettre II. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN782

16 Nov 19:07 | U.S. News

Guy B. Roberts, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, vice Andrew Charles Weber. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN1040

16 Nov 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

Sean P. Lawler, of Maryland, to be Chief of Protocol, and to have the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service, vice Peter A. Selfridge. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN1199

16 Nov 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

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PN891

16 Nov 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

Thomas B. Modly, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of the Navy, vice Janine Anne Davidson. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN922

16 Nov 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

Colleen Kiko, of North Dakota, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years expiring July 29, 2022, vice Ernest W. Dubester, term expired. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN556

16 Nov 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

Joseph Otting, of Nevada, to be Comptroller of the Currency for a term of five years, vice Thomas J. Curry, term expired. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

H.R.4374

16 Nov 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize additional emergency uses for medical products to reduce deaths and severity of injuries caused by agents of war, and for other purposes. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN875

16 Nov 19:07 | US Politics and Govt

Donald C. Coggins, Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina, vice Joseph F. Anderson, Jr., retired. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

Press Releases: Remarks With African Union Chairperson Moussa Faki Before Their Meeting

16 Nov 18:48 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Treaty Room Washington, DC November 16, 2017 read more »

Press Releases: Sudan Commits To Sever Ties With the DPRK

16 Nov 17:57 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC November 16, 2017 Today, following bilateral meetings in Khartoum with Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan, the Sudanese Foreign Ministry formally announced Sudan’s commitment to sever all trade and military ties with North Korea. The United States welcomes the Government of Sudan’s pledge and will continue engagement on this issue to ensure that this commitment is fully implemeread more »

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, 11/16/2017, #32

16 Nov 17:14 | US Politics and Govt

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 3:43 P.M. EST MS. SANDERS: Good afternoon. Apologies for the delay. It's great to be back with everybody. Certainly missed seeing most of you who weren’t on the road. Q Most of us. MS. SANDERS: Most of you. I gave myself a little wiggle room there. The President's historic five-country trip to Asia was an incredible success. He rallied the world against the menace of North Korea; strengthened our alliances and showed our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region; and took a stand for fair and reciprocal trade. As a result of the trip, American families will be safer and more secure, and American workers and companies are one step closer to competing on the level playing field they deserve. Speaking of leveling the playing field for our workers and businesses, the President applauds the House for passing the Tax Cut and Jobs Act -- a massive stread more »

H.R.3109

16 Nov 16:37 | US Politics and Govt

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1114 North 2nd Street in Chillicothe, Illinois, as the "Sr. Chief Ryan Owens Post Office Building". (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

H.R.1

16 Nov 16:37 | US Politics and Govt

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

Bernie Marcus: Tax reform bills give small businesses plenty to be thankful for

16 Nov 16:31 | US Politics and Govt

“This long overdue relief would finally address the overtaxation that most small business owners say is the biggest hurdle they face.” Tax bills give small businesses plenty to be thankful for By Bernie Marcus The Hill November 16, 2017 Small-business owners have a lot to be thankful for next week. The recently introduced tax-reform bills in the House of Representatives and Senate make small-business tax cuts a centerpiece. This long overdue relief would finally address the overtaxation that most small business owners say is the biggest hurdle they face. … Partially as a result of years of overtaxation, American small businesses — like the communities where they locate — have not recovered from the Great Recession. New business formation remains at historic lows. Boarded-up shops dot Main Streets throughout the country. I believe tharead more »

National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony

16 Nov 16:20 | US Politics and Govt

On Tuesday, November 21st, President Donald J. Trump will pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony in the Rose Garden. This year, the President will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation, as he reflects on our Nation’s rich Thanksgiving traditions and wishes American families a safe and healthy holiday. After the pardoning, the turkeys will join last year’s turkeys at Virginia Tech’s “Gobblers Rest” exhibit, where students and veterinarians care for the turkeys, and the public can visit and learn about the university’s teaching, research, and outreach programs in animal and poultry sciences and veterinary medicine. Both birds were raised in Western Minnesota under the supervision of National Turkey Federation Chairman Carl Wittenburg and his wife Sharlene, along with five young women from the Douglas County 4-H chapter. The National Turkey Federation will also bring two turkeys from Jaindread more »

Statement from the Press Secretary regarding the House of Representatives Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

16 Nov 14:52 | US Politics and Govt

President Donald J. Trump applauds the House of Representatives for passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — a big step toward fulfilling our promise to deliver historic tax cuts for the American people by the end of the year. We are working together to allow hardworking, middle-class families to keep more of their money, and to empower our companies and workers to dominate their global competition. A simple, fair, and competitive tax code will be rocket fuel for our economy, and it’s within our reach. Now is the time to deliver. read more »

Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Secretary of Energy

16 Nov 14:50 | US Politics and Govt

Presidential Determination No. 2018-1 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY SUBJECT: Presidential Determination Pursuant to Section 1245(d)(4)(B) and (C) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, after carefully considering the reports submitted to the Congress by the Energy Information Administration, including the report submitted September 12, 2017, and other relevant factors such as global economic conditions, increased oil production by certain countries, the global level of spare petroleum production capacity, and the availability of strategic reserves, I determine, pursuant to section 1245(d)(4)(B) and (C) of the Natioread more »

Press Releases: President Pahor's re-election as President of the Republic of Slovenia

16 Nov 14:48 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC November 16, 2017 The United States congratulates President Pahor on his re-election as President of the Republic of Slovenia. Slovenia is a close U.S. partner and NATO Ally, and we value the contributions Slovenia makes to regional and global peace and stability. We appreciate President Pahor’s work to strengthen the U.S.-Slovenian relationship and, during his second termread more »

SEC Announces Agenda and Panelists for the 36th Annual Small Business Forum

16 Nov 14:45 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the agenda and panelists for the 36th Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation. The November 30 event will begin at 9 a.m. Central Standard Time (10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) with opening remarks from the SEC Chairman and Commissioners followed by a morning panel discussion that will explore how capital formation options are working for small businesses.  Panelists will include representatives of Texas-based small businesses and advisors to the small business community. Following the morning panel discussion, attendees will work in groups to formulate specific policy recommendations.  These breakout groups will develop recommendations on a variety of issues related to small business capital formation, including exempt securities offerings and smaller registered offerings. As the Commission previously read more »

Holiday Tasting Event

16 Nov 14:41 | US Politics and Govt

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Press Releases: U.S. Department of State Supports Energy Diversification in the Caribbean

16 Nov 13:02 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 16, 2017 The U.S. Department of State announced $4.3 million in funding to support energy diversification in the Caribbean. The announcement was made at the U.S. and Caribbean Prosperity Roundtable November 15 in Miami. This funding, programmed through the Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources, USAID, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), will advance the Caribbean Energy Security Initiative and the Carread more »

ATR's Alex Hendrie: "Passing tax reform will prove GOP is serious in its commitments to Americans"

16 Nov 12:05 | US Politics and Govt

“This week, with a House floor vote and a Senate Finance Committee vote, members of Congress can prove their commitment to tax reform and take a leap forward in ensuring tax reform is soon signed into law.” Passing tax reform will prove GOP is serious in its commitments to Americans By Alex Hendrie The Hill November 16, 2017 After years of campaigning in support of tax reform, Republicans in both the House and Senate can take a giant step forward this week to keep their promise to pass comprehensive tax reform. … While there are minor differences between the plans in the House and Senate, the broad objectives of tax reform are shared by both chambers. Both bills provide tax cuts for Americans of every income level and drastic simplification of the 70,000+ page tax code. They also provide a much-needed overhaul to the outdated tax code so that businesseread more »

Press Releases: END Wildlife Trafficking Report Submitted to Congress

16 Nov 10:30 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 16, 2017 The Department of State has submitted the first annual report to Congress as required by the Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016. Wildlife trafficking remains a serious transnational crime that threatens security, economic prosperity, the rule of law, long-standing conservation efforts, and human health. The U.S. government is combating this illegal trade at home and abroad by tarread more »

Press Releases: Initiative To Address Homegrown Terrorism Launch Event Held in Valletta, Malta

16 Nov 10:10 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 16, 2017 The United States and the Kingdom of Morocco, under the auspices of the Global Counterterrorism Forum and in partnership with the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law, launched a global initiative to address homegrown terrorism on November 15–16, 2017. ISIS’s prolific use of social media has expanded its reach throughout the world, allowing the group to direct or inspire adherents, incluread more »

Press Releases: Secretary Tillerson Hosts the Ministerial on Trade, Security, and Governance in Africa

16 Nov 10:03 | US Politics and Govt

Notice to the Press Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 16, 2017 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will host discussions with foreign ministers or their representatives from the African continent, including the African Union Commission Chairman, in Washington, D.C. on November 17, 2017. The discussions will be based on three themes: trade and investment, security, and good governance. This meeting will advance the U.S. agenda, working with African partners, to promote a shared commitmread more »

The Leader's Daily Schedule - 11/16/17

15 Nov 20:43 | US Politics and Govt

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WTAS on the President's Foreign Policy Remarks

15 Nov 19:50 | US Politics and Govt

Representative Bradley Byrne (R-AL): “Great recap from @POTUS on his incredibly successful Asia trip! It is wonderful to see [an] American leading on the world stage again.” NBC’s Ali Vitali: “Challenges Trump faces on world stage were ‘inherited’ from past admins – ‘mistakes…born of indifference and neglect’ or ‘naïve thinking and misguide judgment,’ he says.” Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering: “Trump says the world saw ‘a strong proud and confident America’ during his trip to Asia.” CBS’s Mark Knoller: “In talks with Chinese Pres Xi, Pres Trump says he made it clear that ‘time is running out’ for North Korea to end its nuclear and missile programs. Reiterated that all US options ‘are on the table.’” Axios’ Erica Pandey: “President Trump gave a full-throated defense of his ‘America First’ approach to foreign policy Wednesday, fresh oread more »

Press Releases: Eighth Anniversary of the Death of Sergey Magnitskiy

15 Nov 18:45 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC November 15, 2017 We honor the memory of Sergey Magnitskiy, who died on November 16, 2009, while in custody in a Moscow prison. An investigation by Russia's Presidential Human Rights Council found that Magnitskiy had been severely beaten in prison, and members of the Council said his death resulted from beatings and torture by police officials. Magnitskiy uncovered a vast taread more »

PN556

15 Nov 18:34 | US Politics and Govt

Joseph Otting, of Nevada, to be Comptroller of the Currency for a term of five years, vice Thomas J. Curry, term expired. (11/15/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN811

15 Nov 18:34 | US Politics and Govt

Mark T. Esper, of Virginia, to be Secretary of the Army, vice Eric K. Fanning. (11/15/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN919

15 Nov 18:34 | US Politics and Govt

David G. Zatezalo, of West Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, vice Joseph A. Main. (11/15/2017 legislative day)read more »

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts

15 Nov 18:33 | US Politics and Govt

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Johnny Collett of Kentucky, to be the Assistant Secretary of Education for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. Mr. Collett is the Director of Special Education Outcomes at the Council of Chief State School Officers. In this role, he supports states in their work to raise expectations and improve outcomes for children and youth with disabilities. He previously served as Director of the Division of Learning Services and State Director of Special Education at the Kentucky Department of Education. In this role, he provided oversight to a division that included special education, as well as other program areas such as English Learners, gifted and talented, response to intervention, the Kentucky School for the Blind, and the Kentucky School for the Deaf. He also served on the board of directors of the National Aread more »

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