Category: US Politics and Govt

Press Releases: Assistant Secretary Mitchell Travel to Brussels, Tbilisi, and Kyiv

7:28 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 26, 2018 Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs A. Wess Mitchell will join U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Brussels, Belgium, on April 27, where the Secretary will lead the U.S. participation in the NATO Foreign Ministerial Meeting. Following the NATO Foreign Ministerial, Assistant Secretary Mitchell will visit Tbilisi, Georgia, where he will provide the keynote address at the NATO-Georgia Public Diread more »

The Leader's Daily Schedule - 4/27/18

7:17 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

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The Leader's Daily Schedule - 4/27/18

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Press Releases: Briefing With Spokesperson Heather Nauert

6:46 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Special Briefing Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Andrews Air Force Base Joint Base Andrews, MD April 26, 2018 MS NAUERT: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was just sworn in moments ago by Justice Alito at the Supreme Court not long after he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. No other secretary in recent history has gone on a trip as quickly as he has. Seread more »

Press Releases: Commemorating the Birthday of the Disappeared Panchen Lama

6:35 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 26, 2018 On April 25, we marked the birthday of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, who has not appeared in public since he was reportedly abducted two decades ago by the Chinese government at age six. The United States remains concerned that Chinese authorities continue to take steps to eliminate the religious, linguistic, and cultural identity of Tibetans, including their read more »

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Spring 2018 Newsletter

4:04 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

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TxDOT Statewide News Update

4:01 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

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Press Releases: Secretary Pompeo Travel to Brussels, Riyadh, Jerusalem, and Amman

2:29 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 26, 2018 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Brussels, Riyadh, Jerusalem, and Amman, April 26-30. The Secretary looks forward to meeting key Allies and partners on his first official trip as Secretary of State. The Secretary will travel to Brussels April 26-27, where he will meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and participate in the read more »

Press Releases: U.S. Aviation Sales to Turkey

12:02 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 26, 2018 We congratulate Turkish Airlines on its March 12, announcement to order 25 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners with an option for five more airplanes, and its subsequent agreement on April 25, to purchase GE engines for those planes. These deals together total over $10 billion, create and sustain more than 25,000 U.S. jobs, and underscore the expanding eread more »

H.R.256

26 Apr 06:09 | US Politics and Govt

Protect Our Military Families' 2nd Amendment Rights Act (04/25/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.Res.839

26 Apr 06:09 | US Politics and Govt

Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4) to reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3144) to provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from April 30, 2018, through May 4, 2018. (04/25/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.3144

26 Apr 06:09 | US Politics and Govt

To provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes. (04/25/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.Res.844

26 Apr 06:09 | US Politics and Govt

Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives. (04/25/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.4009

26 Apr 06:09 | US Politics and Govt

Smithsonian National Zoological Park Central Parking Facility Authorization Act (04/25/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.5447

26 Apr 06:09 | US Politics and Govt

Music Modernization Act (04/25/2018 legislative day)read more »

The Leader's Daily Schedule - 4/26/18

25 Apr 19:20 | US Politics and Govt

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The Leader's Daily Schedule - 4/26/18

25 Apr 19:18 | US Politics and Govt

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Press Releases: On Taliban Announcement of Spring Offensive

25 Apr 18:37 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement John J. Sullivan Acting Secretary of State Washington, DC April 25, 2018 We have seen the Taliban’s announcement of their spring offensive. The announcement affirms the Taliban’s responsibility for the insecurity that destroys the lives of thousands of Afghans each year. President Ghani recently extended an historic invitation for the Taliban to join a peace process, and there is no justification for the announcemeread more »

Press Releases: U.S. Department of State Concludes $30 Million Settlement of Alleged Export Violations by FLIR Systems, Inc.

25 Apr 16:37 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 25, 2018 The Department of State has concluded an administrative settlement with FLIR Systems, Inc. of Wilsonville, Oregon, to resolve alleged violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), 22 U.S.C. § 2751 et seq., and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 22 CFR Parts 120-130. The Department of State and FLIR have reached this settlement following an extensive compliance review by the Office of Dread more »

Press Releases: U.S. Department of State Debars 168 Persons for Violating or Conspiring To Violate the Arms Export Control Act

25 Apr 13:46 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 25, 2018 On April 25, 2018, the U.S. Department of State published a Federal Register notice of 168 persons and entities who have been statutorily debarred for convictions of violating, or conspiring to violate, the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751, et seq.). This action, as required by section 127.7(b) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR parts 120-130), highlights the Department’sread more »

Eric R. Werner Named Associate Regional Director for Enforcement in Fort Worth Office

25 Apr 13:00 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Eric R. Werner has been named the Associate Regional Director for Enforcement in the SEC’s Fort Worth Regional Office.  He succeeds Jessica B. Magee, who left the agency in February. Mr. Werner joined the SEC in 1995 as an Investigative Staff Attorney in the Enforcement Division in Washington, D.C., where he later served in the division’s Office of Chief Counsel. Upon joining the Fort Worth Regional Office, Mr. Werner was promoted to Branch Chief in 2004 and to Assistant Regional Director in 2010. During his tenure at the SEC, Mr. Werner has investigated or supervised more than 100 enforcement actions, including more than a dozen emergency actions, in cases ranging from offering and affinity frauds to misconduct by investment advisers to market manipulation.  Recent examples include the SEC’s actions in an $80 million oil and gas fraud allegedread more »

Press Releases: Acting Secretary Sullivan Travel to Brussels

25 Apr 10:12 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 25, 2018 Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Brussels, Belgium from April 26-27, to lead the U.S. delegation to the NATO Foreign Ministerial. The Acting Secretary will meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and join NATO Allies to discuss preparations for the NATO Summit that Heads of State and Government will attend in July.read more »

S.447

25 Apr 05:34 | US Politics and Govt

Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act of 2017 (04/24/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.4744

25 Apr 05:34 | US Politics and Govt

Iran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act (04/24/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.4681

25 Apr 05:34 | US Politics and Govt

No Assistance for Assad Act (04/24/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.2809

25 Apr 05:34 | US Politics and Govt

American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act of 2017 (04/24/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.Con.Res.111

25 Apr 05:34 | US Politics and Govt

Recognizing and supporting the efforts of the United Bid Committee to bring the 2026 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup competition to Canada, Mexico, and the United States. (04/24/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.R.5086

25 Apr 05:34 | US Politics and Govt

Innovators to Entrepreneurs Act of 2018 (04/24/2018 legislative day)read more »

H.Res.838

25 Apr 05:34 | US Politics and Govt

Honoring the life of First Lady Barbara Bush. (04/24/2018 legislative day)read more »

The Leader's Daily Schedule - 4/25/18

24 Apr 22:22 | US Politics and Govt

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The Leader's Daily Schedule - 4/25/18

24 Apr 22:19 | US Politics and Govt

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Press Releases: Welcome Step Forward in Transnistria Peace Process in Moldova

24 Apr 21:40 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 24, 2018 The United States supports a comprehensive settlement of the Transnistria conflict, and we welcome this week’s agreement to allow vehicles from Transnistria to legally travel on roads outside of Moldova. This will bring real benefits to the lives of people on both sides of the Nistru River. We urge all sides to capitalize on this agreement and implement theread more »

Press Releases: The United States Urges Constructive Dialogue in Armenia

24 Apr 18:20 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 24, 2018 The coming days represent a historic moment for the people of Armenia and its elected leaders, as they embark on the process of forming a new government. We urge all sides to engage constructively, within the legal framework of the Armenian constitution, to ensure a peaceful transition of power that follows the rule of law. We look forward to working closely withread more »

Press Releases: Remarks at a State Luncheon in Honor of French President Emmanuel Macron and Mrs. Macron

24 Apr 17:13 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks John J. Sullivan Acting Secretary of State Ben Franklin Room Washington, DC April 24, 2018 read more »

Press Releases: Ambassador Nathan A. Sales Travel to France and Jordan

24 Apr 16:52 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 24, 2018 Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, will be in Paris April 26-27, to lead the U.S. Department of State delegation at the Ministerial Conference to Combat the Financing of Terrorism. The Ministerial’s goals are to strengthen international understanding of terrorist financing networks, increase implementation of terrorist financing laws and regulations, build international cooperation, read more »

Press Releases: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Dedicates the New U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

24 Apr 15:38 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 24, 2018 As a display of enduring friendship and the important bilateral partnership, U.S. Ambassador Roberta S. Jacobson and U.S. Consul General in Nuevo Laredo Phillip Linderman, along with local officials, dedicated the new U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico today. The new U.S. Consulate General provides a safe and secure platform for diplomacy and includes an office building, read more »

Fear of losing status, not economic hardship, drove voters in 2016 presidential election

24 Apr 15:12 | U.S. News

It has been a well-worn postmortem of the 2016 presidential election: the white working class, having faced job losses and stagnant wages under President Obama, voted with their pocketbooks when they chose Donald Trump.read more »

Press Releases: Fortune's Most Powerful Women To Mentor 16 Women From Around the World

24 Apr 14:46 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 24, 2018 Global women leaders from 13 countries arrived in the United States this week for the Fortune-U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership. The 16 participants will spend a month engaging in skills trainings, panel discussions, networking events, and mentorships with executives from the Fortune Most Powerful Women community. This partnership leverages the expertise of American leaders in read more »

Message from Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

24 Apr 12:37 | US Politics and Govt

*TEST* This is a TEST of SCI COAL TWP. Code RED emergency alert system. This is only a test. There is no need to reply. Thank you. read more »

Press Releases: Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan With Traveling Press

24 Apr 11:58 | US Politics and Govt

Special Briefing En Route to Washington, DC April 24, 2018 QUESTION: We’ll just ask you a couple questions, seriously. I don’t think – on the record, though? MS NAUERT: Have you seen the communique yet? QUESTION: I have not. MS NAUERT: Okay. So you haven’t -- QUESTION: I just got WiFi back. MS NAUERT: Got it. Okay. ACTING SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Oh, that’s the – I’m sorry, I was going to saread more »

Altaba, Formerly Known as Yahoo!, Charged With Failing to Disclose Massive Cybersecurity Breach; Agrees To Pay $35 Million

24 Apr 11:30 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that the entity formerly known as Yahoo! Inc. has agreed to pay a $35 million penalty to settle charges that it misled investors by failing to disclose one of the world’s largest data breaches in which hackers stole personal data relating to hundreds of millions of user accounts. 
 According to the SEC’s order, within days of the December 2014 intrusion, Yahoo’s information security team learned that Russian hackers had stolen what the security team referred to internally as the company’s “crown jewels”: usernames, email addresses, phone numbers, birthdates, encrypted passwords, and security questions and answers for hundreds of millions of user accounts.  Although information relating to the breach was reported to members of Yahoo’s senior management and legal department, Yahoo failed to properly investigate the circumstances of the breach and to adequately consider whether the breachread more »

Press Releases: Joint Statement of the Second Public-Private Sector Roundtable Discussion on U.S.-Japan Cooperation on Third Country Infrastructure

23 Apr 20:47 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 23, 2018 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Japan. Begin Text: Today, the U.S. Department of State and the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as part of the cooperation under the U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue led by Vice President Mike Pence and Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, hosted the Second Public-Private Sector Roundtable Discussion onread more »

The Leader's Daily Schedule - 4/24/18

23 Apr 16:59 | US Politics and Govt

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Press Releases: Press Availability in Toronto, Canada

23 Apr 16:51 | US Politics and Govt

Press Availability John J. Sullivan Acting Secretary of State Toronto, Canada April 23, 2018 ACTING SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a pleasure to be here in Toronto for the G7 ministerial meeting. Toronto is a beautiful city (inaudible) and lovely weather, beautiful facilities here at the university. Very grateful for our hosts here. The Government of Canada and Foreign Minister Freeland has put together a terriread more »

Press Releases: Press Availability in Toronto, Canada

23 Apr 16:17 | US Politics and Govt

Press Availability John J. Sullivan Acting Secretary of State Toronto, Canada April 23, 2018 ACTING SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a pleasure to be here in Toronto for the G7 ministerial meeting. Toronto is a beautiful city (inaudible) and lovely weather, beautiful facilities here at the university. Very grateful for our hosts here. The Government of Canada and Foreign Minister Freeland has put together a terriread more »

Press Releases: One-year Anniversary of the Tragic Death of U.S. Citizen Joseph Stone, Paramedic with the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission

23 Apr 16:00 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 23, 2018 One year ago, Joseph Stone, a U.S. citizen serving as a paramedic with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (SMM), was killed when his vehicle struck a mine in eastern Ukraine, in territory controlled by Russia-led forces. Two of Mr. Stone’s colleagues were seriously injured in the same blast. The read more »

Press Releases: Ongoing U.S. Humanitarian Assistance for the Rakhine State Crisis

23 Apr 15:10 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 23, 2018 Today, Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan announced $50 million in additional humanitarian assistance for vulnerable people fleeing the Rakhine State crisis. This brings the United States’ response to the crisis in Burma and Bangladesh to more than $163 million since August 2017, and total humanitarian assistance for displaced people in and from Burma to more than $255 million since the start of FY 2017. Tread more »

Trump's Re-Elect Figures Similar to Those of Obama, Clinton

23 Apr 14:06 | Business

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Press Releases: Acting Assistant Secretary Palmieri To Deliver Keynote Speech at the Lake Roosevelt Forum

23 Apr 12:06 | US Politics and Govt

Notice to the Press Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 23, 2018 U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Francisco Palmieri will travel this week to Spokane, WA, where he will deliver the keynote address at the Lake Roosevelt Forum Conference on the importance of modernizing the Columbia River Treaty Regime. The speech will take place at The Historic Davenport Hotel on April 24, at 10:00 a.m. PST. During hiread more »

Press Releases: Paraguayan Presidential Elections

23 Apr 10:35 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 23, 2018 We congratulate Mario Abdo Benitez on his election as the next president of Paraguay, based on the results from the elections of April 22. We congratulate the Paraguayan people on their participation in a successful election, and on this demonstration of their commitment to democratic values. The strong bilateral relationship read more »

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