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  • Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Intent to Nominate Representative Xochitl Torres Small to Serve as Under Secretary for Rural Development

    Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Intent to Nominate Representative Xochitl Torres Small to Serve as Under Secretary for Rural Development | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release dated: June 18, 2021)

    Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Intent to Nominate Representative Xochitl Torres Small to Serve as Under Secretary for Rural Development

    Washington, June 18, 2021 – “Representative Xochitl Torres Small’s nomination to serve as Under Secretary for Rural Development reflects the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to advancing rural prosperity. Her nomination is responsive to rural stakeholders and Congress; both have emphasized the importance of having a dedicated advocate for rural communities among the Department’s Subcabinet. As the daughter of migrant farm workers and a native of rural New Mexico, Torres Small represents the heart...
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  • Veterans Affairs Secretary statement on Richard Stone, M.D. stepping down as Acting Under Secretary for Health

    Veterans Affairs Secretary statement on Richard Stone, M.D. stepping down as Acting Under Secretary for Health | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] press release dated: June 10, 2021) The contributions of Dr. Richard Stone, Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. to the country and Department of Veterans Affairs are immeasurable. I admire and rely on him a great deal and have been discussing this important assignment and his role with him for months. I respect his decision to leave, especially given the reason he told me he would do so: to ensure the incoming Under Secretary, whom I strongly believe needs to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, has the opportunity to fully assume leadership of the Veterans Health Administration. We owe Dr. Stone an immense debt of gratitude for his leadership, especially during the pandemic. When COVID-19 first began to spread, Dr. Stone was among the first people Veterans and their...
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  • Boeing Statement on U.S.-EU Understanding on Aircraft Subsidies

    Boeing Statement on U.S.-EU Understanding on Aircraft Subsidies

    Boeing Statement on U.S.-EU Understanding on Aircraft Subsidies | site |



    (Information contained in The Boeing Company press release dated: June 15, 2021)


    Chicago, June 15, 2021— Boeing today released the following statement:

    “Boeing welcomes the agreement by Airbus and the European Union that all future government support for the development or production of commercial aircraft must be provided on market terms. The understanding reached today commits the EU to addressing launch aid, and leaves in place the necessary rules to ensure that the EU and United States live up to that commitment, without requiring further WTO action. Boeing will fully support the U.S. Government’s efforts to ensure that the principles in this understanding are respected.”
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  • Statement by Miguel Cardona Secretary of Education on the U.S. Department of Education Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request

    Statement by Miguel Cardona Secretary of Education on the U.S. Department of Education Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: June 16, 2021)


    Statement by Miguel Cardona Secretary of Education on the U.S. Department of Education Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request



    Good morning Chairwoman Murray and Ranking Member Blunt. I am pleased to join you today, and I am proud to testify on behalf of President Biden's fiscal year 2022 Budget Request for the Department of Education. The full fiscal year 2022 Budget Request, which was released a little over two weeks ago, makes good on President Biden's campaign commitment to reverse years of underinvestment in Federal education programs and would begin to address the significant inequities that millions of students—primarily students of color—and teachers confront every day i...
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  • U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Statement on the Conclusion of the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Statement on the Conclusion of the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit | site |



    U.S. Department of Commerce said, "This year’s Investment Summit was the largest in its history with representatives from every U.S. state and territory participating for the first time ever"


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Commerce press release dated: June 11, 2021) On the final day of the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement: “The United States offers unmatched diversity, a culture of innovation, and the world’s most productive workforce to global companies of all sizes looking to grow and succeed in the U.S. market. This week’s Investment Summit showcased that America is back and open for business, and I am thrilled to share it was a record-shattering success. “This year’s event was attended by over...
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  • Federal Reserve issues Federal Open Market Committee Statement

    Federal Reserve issues Federal Open Market Committee Statement

    Federal Reserve issues Federal Open Market Committee Statement | site |




    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: June 16, 2021) The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support the U.S. economy in this challenging time, thereby promoting its maximum employment and price stability goals. Progress on vaccinations has reduced the spread of COVID-19 in the United States. Amid this progress and strong policy support, indicators of economic activity and employment have strengthened. The sectors most adversely affected by the pandemic remain weak but have shown improvement. Inflation has risen, largely reflecting transitory factors. Overall financial conditions remain accommodative, in part reflecting policy measures to support the economy and the flow of credit to U.S. households and businesses. The path of the economy will depend significantly on the course of the virus. Progres...
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  • Statement from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on the National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism

    Statement from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on the National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: June 15, 2021) With today’s release of the first-ever National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism, President Biden is demonstrating his steadfast commitment to addressing the most significant and persistent terrorism-related threat to the homeland today. In furtherance of the National Strategy, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will remain focused on addressing violence, while at the same time protecting privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. DHS is undertaking a number of actions as part of an all-of-government effort to fight domestic terrorism. DHS is enhancing its analysis of open-source information to identify threats and leverage credible threat-analysis produced by others. The Department is contin...
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  • Joint Statement by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the Expansion of Access to the Central American Minors Program

    Joint Statement by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the Expansion of Access to the Central American Minors Program | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson press release media note dated: June 15, 2021)


    The following joint statement was released by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas.

    Begin Text: The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration have been making progress toward reinstituting and improving the Central American Minors (CAM) program since our agencies launched the first phase of its reopening on March 10. As part of this focus on a responsible, phased approach, we continue to reopen cases that were closed when CAM was terminated in 2018. This is just one component of the Pres
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  • Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Results of April 2021 NAEP Survey on School Reopening

    Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Results of April 2021 NAEP Survey on School Reopening
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    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: June 10, 2021) “Today's data reaffirms what we’ve been seeing and hearing for months – that we’ve met and exceeded President Biden’s goal of reopening the majority of K-8 schools, and that as a nation we continue to make significant progress in reopening as many schools as possible before the summer. As of April, 96 percent of K-8 schools were offering in-person learning options and 59 percent of these schools were offering full-time in-person instruction. From speaking with educators, students, parents, and districts across the country, we know that additional reopening progress was made in May and the early weeks of June. While today’s data show that for the first time this year more Black and Hispanic fourth graders were attend...
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  • CVS Health signs Human Rights Campaign's Business Statement Opposing Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation

    CVS Health signs Human Rights Campaign's Business Statement Opposing Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation | site |



    (Information contained in CVS Health press release dated: June 8, 2021)

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - - We take great pride in joining more than 100 companies that have signed the Business Statement Opposing Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation, which builds on our history of support for the LGBTQ community. We’ll continue to use our voice and the collective power of our employees, members, and customers to promote inclusiveness and equal treatment for all.






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  • Publication of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Construction of Bureau of Engraving and Printing Currency Production Facility

    Publication of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Construction of Bureau of Engraving and Printing Currency Production Facility | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: June 4, 2021) Washington, D.C. - - The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) announces the public availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which analyzes potential environmental, cultural, and socioeconomic impacts associated with Treasury’s proposal to construct and operate a new Currency Production Facility (CPF) within the National Capital Region (NCR). The proposed new facility would replace Treasury’s Washington, DC production facility, and would provide Treasury with a modern, scalable, sufficiently sized production facility within the NCR that meets Treasury’s needs. The...
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  • Statement from the U.S. Department of Education on the Status of Recognition of Nine Accrediting Agencies

    Statement from the U.S. Department of Education on the Status of Recognition of Nine Accrediting Agencies and Withdrawal of Recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: June 2, 2021)

    "Today the Department of Education's (ED) Senior Department Official (SDO) informed nine accreditors about the status of their recognition. The following agencies were approved for renewal of recognition for five years:
    • American Board of Funeral Services Education, Committee on Accreditation
    • Association of Institutions of Jewish Studies
    • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Council on Naturopathic Medical Education
    • Midwifery Education Accreditation Council
    • Montessori Accreditation Council on Teacher Education
    • National Accrediting Commission of Career
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  • CDC Statement on President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

    CDC Statement on President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Statement on President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release dated: May 28, 2021)

    Today, the Biden Administration released the President’s FY 2022 budget. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) budget request for FY 2022 is the largest budget authority increase for CDC in nearly two decades, which will enable the Agency to invest in the core infrastructure of our country’s public health system. “This budget request begins to address the critical needs to improve the public health system for America,” said CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH. “The nation, and the world, faced incredible challenges responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Investing in long-term, sustainable programs and systems to address deficits in the public health system – equitably for all Americans – will put the nat...
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  • Statement by U.S. Education Secretary Cardona on President Biden’s Nomination of Lisa Brown

    Statement by U.S. Education Secretary Cardona on President Biden’s Nomination of Lisa Brown | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: May 26, 2021) U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today issued the following statement on President Biden’s intent to nominate Lisa Brown for General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Education: "I am thrilled with President Biden's nomination of Lisa Brown to serve as General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Education. Not only does Lisa have a long career in public service and extensive experience serving as legal counsel, she also prioritizes her passion of mentoring first generation college students and students interested in pursuing careers in social justice. Her commitment to helping students grow and succeed will serve as a great asset to the Department as we fight for equal opportunity for all students, reopen America's schools for i...
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra Statement on Visit to Emergency Intake Site in Long Beach, California

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra Statement on Visit to Emergency Intake Site in Long Beach, California | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release dated: May 13, 2021) “Providing unaccompanied children a safe, healthy place is both our legal and moral obligation. That’s why today I visited the Long Beach Convention Center, an Emergency Intake Site that HHS launched three weeks ago, which has a potential capacity of 1,000 beds to help us meet the influx of arrivals. Our federal volunteers and the many staff members here today are working tirelessly to care for the children as we move to safely unite them with their parents or legal sponsors. While we have more work to do to meet the influx of arrivals and tackle the challenges this Administration inherited, we are making important strides. Last month, we doubled our capacity at shelters by adding more than 14,...
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    Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Intent to Nominate Representative Xochitl Torres Small to Serve as Under Secretary for Rural Development
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    Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Intent to Nominate Representative Xochitl Torres Small to Serve as Under Secretary for Rural Development | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release dated: June 18, 2021)

    Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Intent to Nominate Representative Xochitl Torres Small to Serve as Under Secretary for Rural Development

    Washington, June 18, 2021 – “Representative Xochitl Torres Small’s nomination to serve as Under Secretary for Rural Development reflects the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to advancing rural prosperity. Her nomination is responsive to rural stakeholders and Congress; both have emphasized the importance of having a dedicated advocate for rural communities among the Department’s Subcabinet. As the daughter of migrant farm workers and a native of rural New Mexico, Torres Small represents the heart...
    06-22-2021, 07:09 AM
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    Veterans Affairs Secretary statement on Richard Stone, M.D. stepping down as Acting Under Secretary for Health
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    Veterans Affairs Secretary statement on Richard Stone, M.D. stepping down as Acting Under Secretary for Health | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] press release dated: June 10, 2021) The contributions of Dr. Richard Stone, Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. to the country and Department of Veterans Affairs are immeasurable. I admire and rely on him a great deal and have been discussing this important assignment and his role with him for months. I respect his decision to leave, especially given the reason he told me he would do so: to ensure the incoming Under Secretary, whom I strongly believe needs to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, has the opportunity to fully assume leadership of the Veterans Health Administration. We owe Dr. Stone an immense debt of gratitude for his leadership, especially during the pandemic. When COVID-19 first began to spread, Dr. Stone was among the first people Veterans and their...
    06-21-2021, 04:00 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Boeing Statement on U.S.-EU Understanding on Aircraft Subsidies
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    Boeing Statement on U.S.-EU Understanding on Aircraft Subsidies | site |



    (Information contained in The Boeing Company press release dated: June 15, 2021)


    Chicago, June 15, 2021— Boeing today released the following statement:

    “Boeing welcomes the agreement by Airbus and the European Union that all future government support for the development or production of commercial aircraft must be provided on market terms. The understanding reached today commits the EU to addressing launch aid, and leaves in place the necessary rules to ensure that the EU and United States live up to that commitment, without requiring further WTO action. Boeing will fully support the U.S. Government’s efforts to ensure that the principles in this understanding are respected.”
    ...
    06-19-2021, 05:15 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Statement by Miguel Cardona Secretary of Education on the U.S. Department of Education Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request
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    Statement by Miguel Cardona Secretary of Education on the U.S. Department of Education Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: June 16, 2021)


    Statement by Miguel Cardona Secretary of Education on the U.S. Department of Education Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request



    Good morning Chairwoman Murray and Ranking Member Blunt. I am pleased to join you today, and I am proud to testify on behalf of President Biden's fiscal year 2022 Budget Request for the Department of Education. The full fiscal year 2022 Budget Request, which was released a little over two weeks ago, makes good on President Biden's campaign commitment to reverse years of underinvestment in Federal education programs and would begin to address the significant inequities that millions of students—primarily students of color—and teachers confront every day i...
    06-19-2021, 04:48 AM
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    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Statement on the Conclusion of the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Statement on the Conclusion of the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit | site |



    U.S. Department of Commerce said, "This year’s Investment Summit was the largest in its history with representatives from every U.S. state and territory participating for the first time ever"


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Commerce press release dated: June 11, 2021) On the final day of the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement: “The United States offers unmatched diversity, a culture of innovation, and the world’s most productive workforce to global companies of all sizes looking to grow and succeed in the U.S. market. This week’s Investment Summit showcased that America is back and open for business, and I am thrilled to share it was a record-shattering success. “This year’s event was attended by over...
    06-18-2021, 07:42 AM

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