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  • U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilkie Thanks President Trump for Making “988” America’s New National Suicide Prevention Number

    U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilkie Thanks President Trump for Making “988” America’s New National Suicide Prevention Number | site |



    (October 17, 2020) - - Today, October 17, 2020, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published the following information: Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie released the following statement after President Trump signed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act: “People in distress and in need of timely care should face the fewest obstacles possible to get help. The bill President Trump signed today will soon make it easier for those at risk to be quickly connected to a trained responder and will help save lives.” Currently, anyone in need of timely crisis suicide prevention resources can reach the National Suicide Prevention Hotline by dialing 1-800-273-8255. Veterans who call that number can press 1 to be connected to the Veterans Crisis Line. During the ...
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces First Marine Highway Project Designation for North Carolina

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces First Marine Highway Project Designation for North Carolina | site |



    October 22, 2020) - - Today, October 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the designation of the North Carolina Ferry System (NCFS) as a Marine Highway Project, a first for the state of North Carolina. Marine highways are navigable waterways that can be used as alternate options to traditional transportation methods. “This historic designation will enhance the ability of the North Carolina Ferry System to connect communities and promote economic growth with an efficient, effective, and sustainable water-based transportation option,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Issued as part of MARAD’s America’s Marine Highway Program, the designation will enable the NCFS to apply for federa...
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  • U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross Highlights Commerce Actions Supporting Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies

    U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross Highlights Commerce Actions Supporting Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies | site |





    (October 15, 2020) - - Today, October 15, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce published the following information:

    In support of the National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said the Department is fully behind the President’s strategy and has already implemented a number of export controls on emerging technologies. Earlier this month, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in Commerce imposed controls on six more emerging technologies, bringing the total to 37.

    “The National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies is a critical roadmap to protecting our national security and ensuring the United States maintains its technological leadership in military, intelligence, and economic matters,” said Secretary Ross. “Under President
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Historic Commercial Space Transportation Reforms

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Historic Commercial Space Transportation Reforms | site |




    (October 15, 2020) - - Today, October 15, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the publication of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Streamlined Launch and Reentry Licensing Requirements Final Rule for commercial space transportation launches and reentries. “This historic, comprehensive update to commercial space launch and reentry licensing requirements facilitates greater growth in this industry and helps America to maintain our #1 position in the world,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. This rule modernizes the way FAA regulates and licenses commercial space operations and allows the burgeoning aerospace industry to continue to innovate and grow, while maintaining public safety. D...
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  • Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin To Lead U.S. Delegation to Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates

    Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin to Lead U.S. Delegation to Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in Support of the Abraham Accords | site |




    (October 16, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced that a U.S. delegation led by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin will travel to Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates from October 17 to October 20 to support expanded economic cooperation under the Abraham Accords signed by the three countries last month. Secretary Mnuchin and the U.S. delegation will join Israeli officials on the first-ever direct commercial flight from Israel to Bahrain. The historic flight will depart Tel Aviv and arrive in Manama, where the U.S. and Israeli delegations will participate in meetings with senior Bahraini officials. The group will then travel to Abu Dhabi, where Secretary Mnuchin will participate in the...
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  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Trillion Trees Executive Order

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Trillion Trees Executive Order| site |


    (October 13, 2020) - - Today, October 13, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information: (Washington, D.C., October 13, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement following President Trump signing the Executive Order Establishing the One Trillion Trees Interagency Council: “The Trillion Tree Executive Order signed today by President Trump further demonstrates the Administration’s commitment and leadership in ensuring our national forests are healthy and productive so they can continue to meet the needs of citizens and communities, both now and into the future,” said Secretary Sonny Perdue. “When I was growing up on my family farm, my father always taught me to appreciate that ‘when it comes to the land, we want to leave it better than we found it.’ The President’s Executive Order will do...
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  • Joint IMFC and Development Committee Statement by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin

    Joint IMFC and Development Committee Statement by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin

    Joint IMFC and Development Committee Statement by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin | site |


    (October 14, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information:



    Joint IMFC and Development Committee Statement by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin


    WASHINGTON – As we begin the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, we find ourselves seven months into a global economic and health crisis unlike any the world has previously faced. Since March, the World Bank and IMF have helped countries respond quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic, adapting their operations to provide urgently needed emergency finance and advice to over 130 countries. As countries continue to respond to the crisis and move toward recovery, the IMF and World Bank will remain instrumental players, helping countries restore economic stability and lay the groundwork for a robust medium-term recovery characterized...
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  • U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia delivers Columbus Day and Our American Heritage Speech

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia delivers Columbus Day and Our American Heritage Speech at Franciscan University of Steubenville | site |



    (October 12, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Labor published today, October 12, 2020, the following information: WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Steubenville, Ohio, where he delivered remarks at Franciscan University of Steubenville to commemorate Columbus Day as well as America’s national heritage. The speech included the following excerpts: “Through the centuries, Columbus came to represent the spirit of adventure and discovery that we associate with America—our faith in our capacity to seek and find something new and better. We have many heroes who personify our political ideals, but no figure so associated with the questing, the entrepreneurialism, the hope in the new that is part of the American spirit. No other figure so represents our aspiration to make, here in thi...
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  • Letter from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin to Members of the House and Senate

    Letter from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin to Members of the House and Senate

    Letter from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin to Members of the House and Senate | site |



    (October 11, 2020) - - Today, October 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following "Letter from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin to Members of the House and Senate" : To Members of the House and Senate: When COVID-19 forced President Trump to shut down the economy, we worked very quickly with the Senate and the House to pass unprecedented legislation to help the economy. We are very proud that party politics was put aside and that the Senate passed two important bills 96-0 and 100-0. The House also passed them with overwhelming bipartisan support and President Trump signed them into law. This was truly an example of us working together to help American workers and businesses that were impacted by the pandemic. As a result of this legislation, the economy rebounded quickly and we did not experience an economic disaster similar to the Great Depression. Certa...
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  • U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Azar Statement on Mental Health Executive Order

    U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Azar Statement on Mental Health Executive Order| site |



    (October 5, 2020) - - Today, October 5, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information: On Monday, the White House issued President Trump's Executive Order on Saving Lives Through Increased Support For Mental- and Behavioral-Health Needs, which orders the creation of a Coronavirus Mental Health Working Group, co-chaired by the HHS Secretary and Brooke Rollins, Acting Director of the Domestic Policy Council (or their designees), the submission of a plan by the working group for addressing mental health impacts of COVID-19, and calls for agencies to maximize support, including safe in-person services, for Americans in need of behavioral health treatment. HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement: "We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has created or exacerbated serious behavioral health challenges for ma...
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  • U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson marks Foster Youth To Independence Initiative Milestone

    U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson marks Foster Youth To Independence Initiative Milestone| site |



    More than 800 Former Foster Youth Are Paving Their Own Way with a FYI Voucher


    (October 6, 2020) - - Today, October 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

    DENVER, CO - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today traveled to Denver to mark that the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative has awarded 844 vouchers in the first year of the program to former foster youth at risk of homelessness. Secretary Carson held a roundtable discussion with voucher recipients and toured a recipient’s apartment.
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  • Statement from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the Annual Meetings of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

    Statement from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the Annual Meetings of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development | site |


    (October 7, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin, as the Governor for the United States of America, issued the following statement on the 2020 Annual Meetings of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: On behalf of the United States, I would like to thank the Management and Staff of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for their efforts to make it possible for the Board of Governors to meet and vote virtually and the substantial assistance the EBRD has provided to help countries and businesses large and small manage the significant economic effects of COVID-19. I would also like to thank Acting President Jürgen Rigterink for helping to guide the EBRD through the leadership transition.
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  • U.S. Secretary of Transportation Chao Launches Stop. Trains Can’t. Awareness Campaign

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Chao Launches Stop. Trains Can’t. Awareness Campaign to Save Lives at Railroad Grade Crossings | site |



    $6.6 million nationwide campaign runs through November 8


    (October 6, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the launch today of this year’s Stop. Trains Can’t. public education campaign, which will run through November 8. This national $6.6 million safety campaign will run on radio, digital, and social media, educating drivers not to gamble with their lives at rail grade crossings. The campaign will also target high-risk highway-railway crossings in Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana, Tennessee, and Texas. “So many fatalities at highway-railway crossings are preventable; this campaign aims to raise public awareness and save lives,” said U.S. Secretary of Trans
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces Student-Centered Grant Awards

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces Student-Centered Grant Awards

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces Student-Centered Grant Awards to Spur Worker Development, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth During Coronavirus Recovery| site |



    (September 25, 2020) - - Today, September 25, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    HAMPTON, Va. — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today more than $126 million in new grant funding will be awarded to eight states to provide students the opportunity to develop new skills in high demand areas. The recipients will leverage the expertise and facilities available on college campuses to spur entrepreneurship and foster business development and innovation as America begins to recover from COVID-19-related disruptions to education. This funding was made available through the Education Stabilization Fund of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump. Awardees include
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  • HUD Secretary Ben Carson launches Mustard Seed Series Virtual Workshop for Faith Leaders and Congregations

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson launches Mustard Seed Series Virtual Workshop for Faith Leaders and Congregations | site |


    Events will feature testimonies from faith leaders who have launched housing initiatives for homeless neighbors


    (September 30, 2020) - - Today, September 30, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information: WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today launched a series of virtual workshops for faith congregations entitled, “The Mustard Seed Series”. The virtual events will feature faith organizations that have successfully created affordable housing, reduced homelessness, or used innovative housing models to serve individuals in need. The meetings will serve as a forum for other faith organizations to learn about the experiences of these communities and to replicate the successes they have e...
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    U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilkie Thanks President Trump for Making “988” America’s New National Suicide Prevention Number
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    U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilkie Thanks President Trump for Making “988” America’s New National Suicide Prevention Number | site |



    (October 17, 2020) - - Today, October 17, 2020, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published the following information: Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie released the following statement after President Trump signed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act: “People in distress and in need of timely care should face the fewest obstacles possible to get help. The bill President Trump signed today will soon make it easier for those at risk to be quickly connected to a trained responder and will help save lives.” Currently, anyone in need of timely crisis suicide prevention resources can reach the National Suicide Prevention Hotline by dialing 1-800-273-8255. Veterans who call that number can press 1 to be connected to the Veterans Crisis Line. During the ...
    10-25-2020, 03:39 AM
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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces First Marine Highway Project Designation for North Carolina
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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces First Marine Highway Project Designation for North Carolina | site |



    October 22, 2020) - - Today, October 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the designation of the North Carolina Ferry System (NCFS) as a Marine Highway Project, a first for the state of North Carolina. Marine highways are navigable waterways that can be used as alternate options to traditional transportation methods. “This historic designation will enhance the ability of the North Carolina Ferry System to connect communities and promote economic growth with an efficient, effective, and sustainable water-based transportation option,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Issued as part of MARAD’s America’s Marine Highway Program, the designation will enable the NCFS to apply for federa...
    10-23-2020, 11:53 AM
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    U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross Highlights Commerce Actions Supporting Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies
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    U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross Highlights Commerce Actions Supporting Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies | site |





    (October 15, 2020) - - Today, October 15, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce published the following information:

    In support of the National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said the Department is fully behind the President’s strategy and has already implemented a number of export controls on emerging technologies. Earlier this month, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in Commerce imposed controls on six more emerging technologies, bringing the total to 37.

    “The National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies is a critical roadmap to protecting our national security and ensuring the United States maintains its technological leadership in military, intelligence, and economic matters,” said Secretary Ross. “Under President
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    10-22-2020, 09:16 PM
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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Historic Commercial Space Transportation Reforms
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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Historic Commercial Space Transportation Reforms | site |




    (October 15, 2020) - - Today, October 15, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the publication of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Streamlined Launch and Reentry Licensing Requirements Final Rule for commercial space transportation launches and reentries. “This historic, comprehensive update to commercial space launch and reentry licensing requirements facilitates greater growth in this industry and helps America to maintain our #1 position in the world,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. This rule modernizes the way FAA regulates and licenses commercial space operations and allows the burgeoning aerospace industry to continue to innovate and grow, while maintaining public safety. D...
    10-20-2020, 06:54 AM
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    Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin To Lead U.S. Delegation to Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates
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    Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin to Lead U.S. Delegation to Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in Support of the Abraham Accords | site |




    (October 16, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced that a U.S. delegation led by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin will travel to Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates from October 17 to October 20 to support expanded economic cooperation under the Abraham Accords signed by the three countries last month. Secretary Mnuchin and the U.S. delegation will join Israeli officials on the first-ever direct commercial flight from Israel to Bahrain. The historic flight will depart Tel Aviv and arrive in Manama, where the U.S. and Israeli delegations will participate in meetings with senior Bahraini officials. The group will then travel to Abu Dhabi, where Secretary Mnuchin will participate in the...
    10-17-2020, 03:55 AM

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