Category: US Politics and Govt

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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Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of the Treasury

21 Apr 17:11 | US Politics and Govt

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY SUBJECT:        Orderly Liquidation Authority Title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Public Law 111-203 (the "Dodd-Frank Act"), established an Orderly Liquidation Authority (OLA).  Using OLA, the Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary) may place a financial company in receivership and initiate liquidation after making a determination, in consultation with the President, that it is in default or in danger of default and its failure and resolution under otherwise applicable law would have serious adverse effects on financial stability in the United States, among other considerations.  Further, under section 203(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act, 12 U.S.C. 5383(b), OLA shall not be invoked unless and until the Secretary determines, in consultation with the President, that use of OLA would "avoid or mitigate" adverse eread more »

Presidential Executive Order on Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens

21 Apr 16:53 | US Politics and Govt

EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - IDENTIFYING AND REDUCING TAX REGULATORY BURDENS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Policy.  The Federal tax system should be simple, fair, efficient, and pro-growth.  The purposes of tax regulations should be to bring clarity to the already complex Internal Revenue Code (title 26, United States Code) and to provide useful guidance to taxpayers.  Contrary to these purposes, numerous tax regulations issued over the last several years have effectively increased tax burdens, impeded economic growth, and saddled American businesses with onerous fines, complicated forms, and frustration.  Immediate action is necessary to reduce the burden existing tax regulations impose on American taxpayers and thereby to read more »

President Trump Approves Utah Disaster Declaration

21 Apr 15:53 | US Politics and Govt

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared a major disaster exists in the State of Utah and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms and flooding from February 7 to February 27, 2017. Federal funding is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storms and flooding in the counties of Box Elder and Cache. Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.  Robert J. Fenton, Acting Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Nancy M. Casper as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.  Additional designations may be maderead more »

The Leader's Weekly Schedule - Week of 4/24/17

21 Apr 15:52 | US Politics and Govt

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21 Apr 15:48 | US Politics and Govt

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Remarks by President Trump at Signing of Financial Services Executive Orders

21 Apr 15:46 | US Politics and Govt

U.S. Treasury Department Washington, D.C. 2:55 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much, Steve.  Great honor, I must say.  It’s a great pleasure to be at the United States Treasury Department and to meet so many dedicated public servants.  I went through that beautiful hallway where those incredible paintings of past secretaries, and it was really very interesting.  I want to read every one, I want to learn about every one of them, but we have one that I hope will go down as one of the greats.  I think Hamilton is tough to beat, but maybe you can do that too.  We’ll take it, right?  But thank you very much.   The Treasury Department is the guardian of America’s wealth and a worldwide symbol of American prestige.  This department was first led by the same gentleman, Alexander Hamilton, a man who understood that the government must protect the jobs of its citread more »

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 »

Law Library: News & Events: Download Search Results and Advanced Search Enhancements – Congress.gov 2017 Spring Update

21 Apr 14:58 | US Politics and Govt

Today, there is another round of enhancements to the Library of Congress website for tracking Congressional activity, Congress.gov.  The big new item in this release is the ability to download your search results to a CSV (comma separated values) file.  There are also a variety of enhancements to advanced search across the website. Click here for more information about today's update. read more »

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

21 Apr 14:25 | US Politics and Govt

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Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of the Treasury

21 Apr 13:50 | US Politics and Govt

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY   SUBJECT:                 Financial Stability Oversight Council     The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Public Law 111-203 (the "Dodd-Frank Act"), authorizes the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) to determine that a nonbank financial company's material financial distress    or the nature, scope, size, scale, concentration, interconnectedness, or mix of its activities    could pose a threat to the financial stability of the United States.  If the FSOC makes such a determination, the affected nonbank financial company shall be subject to supervision by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve Board) and certain prudential standards.  The Dodd-Frank Act similarly authorizes the FSOC to designate certain financial market utilities and financiread more »

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Sean Spicer

21 Apr 13:48 | World

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 11:23 A.M. EDT MR. SPICER:  The U.N. Secretary General is in Washington for meetings today.  He came to the White House to meet with National Security Advisor McMaster, and we anticipate he’ll be  -- our plan is that he’ll stop by the Oval Office and meet with the President today.  So I just wanted to update you on that.  We’ll provide a readout after that meeting concludes. The President is also extremely pleased to have Aya Hijazi and her husband home again after three long years -- nearly three long years.  The President directly engaged behind the scenes on her behalf and made it clear to the Egyptian government how important it was to him that this American be released and returned. For those of you who are not fully aware of the story, Aya Hijazi was running an NGO dedicated to improving the lives of children in Cairo.  Nearly three read more »

Press Briefing by Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin on Financial Services Executive Order and Memoranda

21 Apr 12:28 | US Politics and Govt

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room  11:03 A.M. EDT MR. SPICER:  I just want to go over -- first of all, happy Friday.  I want to go over the ground rules, which we adjusted some after a lot of feedback from you guys.  So I appreciate the feedback.   So, first, we're passing out some background material so you can reference them during the briefing, which is something that was suggested by several members in this room that it would be helpful when do background briefings.  So there you go.   Secretary Mnuchin is going to speak on the record, as several of you have requested.  And this part of the briefing is going to be embargoed until 12:30 p.m. to give you guys to write the stories, which was a request that some folks also made.  So I think you went three for three on the requests.  When Secretary Mnuchin is done speaking he'll take some questions.  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 »

Commercial Deliverables for Commercial Signing Ceremony

21 Apr 09:47 | SciTech

Vice President Mike Pence and Indonesia Vice President Jusuf Kalla celebrated over $10 billion dollars in trade and investment agreements that demonstrate the strength of the U.S.-Indonesia economic relationship. The deals include the delivery of cutting-edge U.S. technologies to help meet Indonesia’s energy needs and process waste into valuable byproducts. U.S. companies are also supporting Indonesia’s desire for cleaner energy with the development of geothermal resources and the long-term supply of LNG. The procurement of U.S. high technology equipment will improve Indonesia’s ability to provide affordable and renewable energy. Two agreements were also signed to enhance aviation and defense cooperation. The agreements will contribute to economic growth and create jobs in both countries. “Today, on President Trump's behalf, I had the honor to join Vice President Kalla and American and Indonesian businesses as they signed historic agreements that will draw read more »

Google Play Music teams up with Samsung to deliver the right music for you

21 Apr 09:00 | SciTech

With the new Google Play Music—a smarter, more assistive music streaming service—we strive to deliver the right song at the right time and place to more people. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Samsung, the world’s largest Android smartphone maker, in a partnership to make it even easier and faster for Samsung customers to get the right music no matter where they are or what they’re doing.Starting today with the launch of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, Google Play Music will be the default music player and music service on new Samsung phones and tablets globally. We’re also collaborating with Samsung to create special features in Google Play Music just for Samsung customers.For starters, if you have a new Samsung phone or tablet, you can now upload and stream up to 100,000 of your own songs to Google Play Music for freread more »

Time running out: Earth Day Match + FREE Bumper Sticker

21 Apr 06:17 | SciTech

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Internet Citizens: Let's make a better web

21 Apr 04:00 | SciTech

The internet is a place where anyone can have a voice, be part of a community and generate positive social change. But the internet isn’t always positive or welcoming for everyone.Nearly all of us will have come across comments or content online that shocked or even offended us, sometimes leaving us feeling isolated or powerless to change the conversation. For young people in particular, this sense of vulnerability can be heightened especially when something is shared on social media by a trusted friend.That’s why we’re launching Internet Citizens, a series of day-long workshops for 13-18 year olds in cities across the U.K., as part of our global YouTube Creators for Change program, which supports creators who are tackling social issues and promoting awareness, tolerance and empathy on their YouTube channels. The workshops will help young people find read 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 »

A Letter from the President to Certain Congressional Committee Chairs

20 Apr 17:54 | US Politics and Govt

TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE CHAIRMEN OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE COMMITTEES ON APPROPRIATIONS AND THE JUDICIARY, THE HOUSE COMMITTEES ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, AND THE SENATE COMMITTEES ON FOREIGN RELATIONS AND BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS   Dear Mr. Chairman: In accordance with section 1264 of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (Subtitle F, Public Law 114-328)(the "Act") I have enclosed the initial report on its implementation.  This report, compiled by the Departments of State, the Treasury, and other relevant executive departments and agencies (agencies), outlines my Administration's support for this important legislation and makes clear our commitment to its robust and thorough enforcement.  As noted in the report, my Administration is actively identifying persons and entities to whom the Act may apply and are collectiread more »

Play Games from the '60s and '70s at NYC Parks' Free Street Games Festival on Saturday, April 29

20 Apr 17:50 | US Politics and Govt

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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 »

President Donald J. Trump: Standing up to Unfair Steel Trade Practices

20 Apr 14:14 | US Politics and Govt

“We're going to use American steel, we're going to use American labor, we are going to come first in all deals.” – President Donald J. Trump A JUSTIFIABLE AND NECESSARY ACTION: As imports of steel to the United States continue to rise, an examination of foreign practices is urgently needed. Despite America’s existing domestic steel industry, imports of steel into the United States have risen 19.6 percent between February 2016 and February 2017. Recent reports by the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) have found that steel imports injure the United States steel industry. The USITC has found domestic steel makers are harmed where nations that export steel products to the United States unfairly subsidize their products or sell them at artificially low price. TAKING STEPS TO Pread 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 »

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Gentiloni of Italy in Joint Press Conference

20 Apr 14:07 | US Politics and Govt

East Room 3:56 P.M. EDT   PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Prime Minister Gentiloni, welcome.  Great honor.  Thank you.     It's wonderful to have you in our wonderful People's House, known as the White House.  And so many great Italian friends are with us today.  And we renew, always, the deep ties of history and friendship that link together the American and the Italian peoples.  That history traces its roots to the timeless contributions of Italy to civilization and human progress -- so true -- stretching all the way back to Ancient Rome.    Through the ages, your country has been a beacon of artistic and scientific achievement -- and that continues today -- from Venice to Florence, from Verdi to Pavarotti, a friend of mine.  Great friend of mine.  These bonds of history and culture have only grown stronger as our two nations have become cloread 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 »

An international framework for digital evidence

20 Apr 14:00 | SciTech

Today, we’re releasing the latest version of our Transparency Report regarding government requests for user data. In the second half of 2016, we received over 45,000 government requests for user data worldwide. This is the most government requests we’ve received for user data in a six-month period since we released our first transparency report in 2010.In many ways, this shouldn’t be surprising. As more people use more of our services, and as we offer new ones, it is natural that we are seeing an increase in government requests. For example, Gmail had around 425 million active users in 2012, and more than 1 billion by 2016. And as digital evidence increasingly becomesread more »

Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of Commerce

20 Apr 13:51 | US Politics and Govt

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE SUBJECT:        Steel Imports and Threats to National Security By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, it is hereby directed as follows: Section 1.  Policy.  Core industries such as steel (including specialty steel unique to defense applications), aluminum, vehicles, aircraft, shipbuilding, and semiconductors are critical elements of our manufacturing and defense industrial bases, which we must defend against unfair trade practices and other abuses.  In the case of steel, both the United States and global markets for steel products are distorted by large volumes of excess capacity ‑‑ much of which results from foreign government subsidies and other unfair practices. The United States has placed more than 150 antidumpinread more »

Remarks by President Trump at Signing of the Memorandum Regarding the Investigation Pursuant to Section 232(B) of the Trade Expansion Act

20 Apr 13:28 | US Politics and Govt

Oval Office 12:13 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  We appreciate everybody for being here.  It's a historic day for American steel and, most importantly, for American steelworkers.  Thanks, especially, to Secretary Wilbur Ross for helping to lead this critical effort.  We've been working on it since I came to office, and long before I came to office.  We're going to fight for American workers and American-made steel.  And that's beginning immediately.   For decades, America has lost our jobs and our factories to unfair foreign trade.  And one steel mill after another has been shut down, abandoned, and closed, and we're going to reverse that.  Other countries have made a living taking advantage of the United States in so many ways, as you know, and I've been talking about that for a long time. As I traveled the country, I sread more »

The Ghent Altarpiece: how we digitized one of the most influential artworks of all time

20 Apr 12:30 | SciTech

Some 600 years ago, the Van Eyck brothers created one of the first large-scale oil paintings: “Adoration of the Mystic Lamb.” Due to its pioneering attention to detail and realistic portrayal of people, the “Ghent Altarpiece” is renowned as one of the most influential paintings ever made and a defining artwork that represents the start of the Northern Renaissance. As such an important symbol in art history, the altarpiece has long been highly sought after and widely coveted. Since 1432, when it was first installed at Saint Bavoread more »

Press Briefing by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the Memorandum Regarding the Investigation Pursuant to Section 232 (B) of the Trade Expansion Act

20 Apr 12:25 | US Politics and Govt

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room  11:10 A.M. EDT SECRETARY ROSS:  Thank you very much for coming this morning.  Last night, the Department of Commerce initiated an investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.  The technical caption is 19 USC 1862.   What that's all about is that authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to conduct comprehensive investigations to determine the effects of imports of any particular item into the United States on the security of the country.  This has been invoked a number of times before, most notably in the period of the Arab oil crisis some years ago.   So what it will include consideration of is, one, the domestic production needed for our projected national defense requirements; two, the domestic industry’s capacity to meet those requirements; third, the related human and material resources; fourth, the importation of gooread more »

Tomato, tomahto. Google Home now supports multiple users

20 Apr 12:00 | SciTech

“Ok Google, good morning.”“Hey, Jana. The time is 8 AM. The weather in Mountain View currently is 72 degrees and sunny with a high of 75 degrees. Today at 9 AM you have breakfast check in with Diego. Here’s the latest news….” Wait—that daily briefing was for my wife, who set up Google Home for the family. What if I want to hear results that are right for me? Starting today, I can—and so can you. We’re adding the ability for up to six people to connect their account to one Google Home. So now when I ask my Google Assistant for help, it can distinguish my voice from my wife’s and I can hear my own personal playlists, my own commute time, my own schedule and more. read more »

Mobility best practice in connected workspaces: tiered access at Google

20 Apr 12:00 | SciTech

How does Google manage its own devices? With a huge range of devices on multiple platforms used by over 61,000 employees, it’s no small feat.Google’s Technical Infrastructure organization is tasked with protecting employees against sophisticated adversaries, while ensuring that corporate security practices do not interfere with Google’s culture of innovation, freedom and flexibility. It accomplishes this with a tiered access security model that categorizes corporate services and devices into trust tiers to determine access.  Today, we are sharing details about our tiered access approach so that IT admins can use it to deploy devices in their organizations.In contrast to traditional security models, tiered access looks at a wide range of variables to make granular decisions regardread more »

Readout of the Vice President's Meeting with Interfaith Religious Leaders

20 Apr 11:19 | US Politics and Govt

Today, Vice President Mike Pence participated in an interfaith dialogue with faith leaders of Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Confucianism at the conclusion of his tour of the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. Vice President Pence expressed appreciation to Indonesia for its shared commitment to religious freedom and reaffirmed that the United States will continue to defend this fundamental freedom, at home and abroad. The list of dialogue participants was as follows: Muhammad Muzammil Basyuni – Head of Istiqlal, Mosque Management Body Dr. Nasarudin Umar – Grand Imam of Istiqlal Mosque Dr. Bahrul Hayat – Vice Chairman of the Executive Board, the Istiqlal Mosque Rev. Dr. Henriette-Lebang – General Chairperson, Communion of Churches in Indonesia (CCI/PGI) KS Arsana – Chairman for International Affairs, Parisada Hinread more »

Remarks by the Vice President at ASEAN

20 Apr 10:48 | US Politics and Govt

ASEAN Secretariat Jakarta, Indonesia THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  This is my first visit to the Asia Pacific as Vice President of the United States, and I bring greetings from the President of the United States, President Donald Trump. And it is such an honor to be here today at ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.  Since 1967, ASEAN has fostered friendship and economic integration between its members.  It’s helped forge regional cooperation to tackle common challenges.  It’s promoted prosperity and security -- not just for ASEAN and its members, but for the Asia Pacific as a whole. I want to thank the chargé d’affaires, Jane Bocklage, for that kind introduction.  Thank you for faithfully representing the United States of America to ASEAN.  The President and I are grateful for your work. I also want to thank Secretary General Minh and Chairwoman Bwin read more »

President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration

20 Apr 10:41 | US Politics and Govt

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Holly Luong Ham to the Department of Education ​President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to appoint Holly Luong Ham to the Department of Education. Holly Luong Ham of Texas will serve as Assistant Secretary for Management, Department of Education.  Ms. Ham has had a long career in private enterprise as a management consultant and sales executive at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. Ms. Ham earned her BBA and MBA, with a focus on finance, from the University of Houston, graduating as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. Ms. Ham is an APAWLI fellow through The Center for Asian Pacific American Women’s leadership program. Ms. Ham has long been involved in efforts supporting families and students in need, serving on the Board of Directors for Skills for Living, Inc. and advising the Board of Financial Mentors of America. read more »

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