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  • United States and the United Kingdom Sign New Open Skies Agreement

    United States and the United Kingdom Sign New Open Skies Agreement

    U.S. Department of Transportation: United States and the United Kingdom Sign New Open Skies Agreement| site |



    (November 17, 2020) - - On November 17, 2020 the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The United States and the United Kingdom today completed the signature of the Air Transport Agreement (the Agreement) between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed the Agreement for the United States. Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps signed the Agreement for the United Kingdom.




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  • U.S. Department of Labor and Princeton University reach Agreement to Resolve Pay Disparities in Professors' Positions

    U.S. Department of Labor and Princeton University reach Agreement to Resolve Pay Disparities in Professors' Positions | site |




    (October 5, 2020) - - Today, October 5, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor published the following information:

    NEW YORK, NY – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Princeton University entered into an early resolution conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination. Princeton University has agreed to pay $925,000 in back pay and at least $250,000 in future salary adjustments to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination by OFCCP.

    While not admitting liability in the investigation, Princeton University agreed to an early resolution conciliation agreement, and to enhance future compliance proactively. OFCCP’s preliminary findings showed that – between 2012 and 2014 – pay disparities existed for 106 female
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  • U.S. Department of State addresses U.S. Senate Passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

    U.S. Department of State addresses U.S. Senate Passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement | site |



    (January 16, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of State provided the following statement issued by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo:

    Today, the United States Senate passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, also known as the USMCA, bringing us one step closer to fulfilling President Trump’s promise to modernize and update trade agreements. Mexico has ratified the USMCA, and we now look forward to the Canadian Parliament’s consideration of this agreement. The USMCA will promote prosperity through reciprocal, balanced, and fair trade while encouraging robust economic engagement in our three nations.
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  • IRS says New Free File Agreement Signed to Strengthen Program, help Taxpayers

    IRS says New Free File Agreement Signed to Strengthen Program, help Taxpayers

    IRS says New Free File Agreement Signed to Strengthen Program, help Taxpayers| site |



    (December 30, 2019) Today (December 30, 2019), the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today an agreement with Free File, Inc. (FFI) designed to bring more clarity for taxpayers choosing to use free online software during the 2020 filing season. The agreement reached will help make the Free File program more taxpayer-friendly while strengthening consumer protections in several key areas. "This updated agreement is part of a larger effort by the IRS to help taxpayers meet their tax obligations," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "It continues to show the partnership we enjoy with the Free File partners and the commitment we both share in helping taxpayers since the program's creation 18 years ago. The improved process will make Free File stronger and give taxpayers another rea
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo issues Statement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo issues Statement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement| site |


    (December 11, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of State published the following statement issued by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: On December 10, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner announced a compromise agreement after months of intensive negotiations that will bring the United States, Mexico, and Canada closer to passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). They were hosted in Mexico City by President Lopez Obrador and Foreign Secretary Ebrard, along with Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Freeland. The USMCA is a new, modernized trade agreement for the 21st Century. It sets high standards for labor, the environment, digital trade, and more. The Department of State welcomes this opportunity to work with our partners in Canada and Mexico to improve free and fair trade among...
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  • U.S. General Services Administration Awards Second Generation Information Technology (2GIT) Blanket Purchase Agreement

    U.S. General Services Administration Awards Second Generation Information Technology (2GIT) Blanket Purchase Agreement| site |


    GSA says Governmentwide solution provides agencies with comprehensive mission-critical IT


    (November 5, 2019) - - Today (November 5, 2019), the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) published the following information: WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration announced the award of its Second Generation Information Technology (2GIT) Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) to 75 industry partners, which includes 56 small businesses. The BPAs have an estimated value of $5.5 billion over five years, and are available for use by all agencies across the federal government as well as state, local, and tribal entities consistent with GSA's 2019 Cooperative Purchasing program. The 2GIT solution is a reliable, flexible, fast, and efficient way to obtain best-value solutions for complex IT hardware requirements. “The 2GIT p...
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  • MoneyGram Agrees to Pay 125 Million Dollars to Settle Allegations that the Company Violated the FTC’s 2009 Order and Breached a 2012 DOJ Deferred Prosecution Agreement

    MoneyGram Agrees to Pay $125 Million to Settle Allegations that the Company Violated the FTC’s 2009 Order and Breached a 2012 DOJ Deferred Prosecution Agreement



    (November 8, 2018) - - Today, the Federal Trade Commission published the following information:

    MoneyGram International, Inc. has agreed to pay $125 million to settle allegations that the company failed to take steps required under a 2009 Federal Trade Commission order to crack down on fraudulent money transfers that cost U.S. consumers millions of dollars.

    The $125 million payment is part of a global settlement that resolves allegations that MoneyGram also violated a separate 2012 deferred prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice. “The FTC’s 2009 order required MoneyGram to protect consumers from fraud through its money transfer system, and today we are holding MoneyGram accountable for its fai
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  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Statement on Signing of New KORUS Trade Agreement

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Statement on Signing of New KORUS Trade Agreement


    Washington, DC - - (September 24, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding the signing of the new United States-Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS): “We are entering into a new KORUS agreement that is a better deal for the entire United States economy, including the agricultural sector. This represents an important improvement in trade relations between our two nations, building on long-standing cooperation we have enjoyed. This agreement adds to the momentum building for President Trump’s approach to trade, which is to stand strong for America’s interests and strike better deals. I am optimistic that the dominoes will continue to fall: KORUS, then a new NAFTA, and new agreements with the European Union, Japan, and, most notably, China. As a...
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Puerto Rico Ink 1.5 Billion Dollars Disaster Recovery Grant Agreement

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Puerto Rico Ink $1.5 Billion Disaster Recovery Grant Agreement

    Action paves the path to repair housing, businesses and infrastructure




    Washington, DC - - (September 20, 2018) - - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson and Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rosselló today announced the formal execution of a $1.5 billion grant agreement to help citizens in Puerto Rico to recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The signing of this grant agreement now paves the way to speed recovery dollars needed to restore damaged and destroyed homes, businesses and infrastructure.

    Puerto Rico's long-term recovery is supported through HUD's Community Development Block Grant—Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program, which requires grantees to develop thoughtful recovery plans informed by
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Reaches Agreements with Housing Providers in California, Idaho and Hawaii Settling Claims of Discrimination Against Individuals with Disabilities

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Reaches Agreements with Housing Providers in California, Idaho and Hawaii Settling Claims of Discrimination Against Individuals with Disabilities



    Washington, DC - - (July 27, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has approved settlement agreements with housing providers in California and Idaho resolving allegations that they denied the reasonable accommodation requests of residents with disabilities who needed assistance animals or a first-floor apartment.

    In addition, HUD approved a Voluntary Compliance Agreement (VCA) resolving findings which indicated that Hawaii Public Housing Authority failed to provide enough accessible units for residents with disabilities. Read the agreement. The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to discriminate in the sale, rental, and financing o
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  • U.S. General Services Administration Announces New Lease Agreement for the Customs and Border Protection Office of Information and Technology

    U.S. General Services Administration Announces New Lease Agreement for the Customs and Border Protection Office of Information and Technology



    New lease will consolidate 12 CBP OIT leases in 11 locations



    Washington, D.C. - - (May 10, 2018) - - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today announced a new lease agreement for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Information and Technology (OIT), as well as several component offices of the Office of Trade, U.S. Border Patrol, and Laboratory and Scientific Services Directorate. Under the new lease agreement, CBP OIT will consolidate 12 CBP OIT related leases from 11 separate locations into one facility. The new headquarters will occupy 444,595 rentable square feet (RSF) at 22001 Loudoun County Parkway in Ashburn, Virginia. The lease is for a firm term of 15 years. "GSA is pleased to provide t
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  • U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Palo Alto Unified School District to Ensure Prompt and Equitable Responses to Reports of Violations of Title IX

    U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Palo Alto Unified School District to Ensure Prompt and Equitable Responses to Reports of Violations of Title IX




    Washington, DC - - (March 9, 2017) - - The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached an agreement with the Palo Alto Unified School District in Palo Alto, California after finding that the district's handling of complaints violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.

    During OCR's June 2013 proactive investigation of the district's handling of Title IX complaints, OCR received a complaint in March 2014 alleging that the district failed to respond promptly and equitably to reports that students were subjected to sexual harassment. OCR's investigation included reviewing the policies and procedures utilized by the district,
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  • The World Trade Organization says Trade Facilitation Agreement Enters into Force

    The World Trade Organization says Trade Facilitation Agreement Enters into Force




    Genève, Switzerland - - (22 February 2017) - - According to the World Trade Organization (WTO), a major milestone for the global trading system was reached on 22 February 2017 when the first multilateral deal concluded in the 21 year history of the World Trade Organization entered into force. In receiving four more ratifications for the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), the WTO has obtained the two-thirds acceptance of the agreement from its 164 members needed to bring the TFA into force. The WTO says Rwanda, Oman, Chad and Jordan submitted their instruments of acceptance to WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, bringing the total number of ratifications over the required threshold of 110. The entry into force of this agreement, which seeks to expedite the movement, release and clearance of goods across borders, launches a new phase for trade facilitation reforms all
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    United States and the United Kingdom Sign New Open Skies Agreement
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    U.S. Department of Transportation: United States and the United Kingdom Sign New Open Skies Agreement| site |



    (November 17, 2020) - - On November 17, 2020 the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The United States and the United Kingdom today completed the signature of the Air Transport Agreement (the Agreement) between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed the Agreement for the United States. Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps signed the Agreement for the United Kingdom.




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    11-19-2020, 05:27 AM
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    U.S. Department of Labor and Princeton University reach Agreement to Resolve Pay Disparities in Professors' Positions
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    U.S. Department of Labor and Princeton University reach Agreement to Resolve Pay Disparities in Professors' Positions | site |




    (October 5, 2020) - - Today, October 5, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor published the following information:

    NEW YORK, NY – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Princeton University entered into an early resolution conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination. Princeton University has agreed to pay $925,000 in back pay and at least $250,000 in future salary adjustments to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination by OFCCP.

    While not admitting liability in the investigation, Princeton University agreed to an early resolution conciliation agreement, and to enhance future compliance proactively. OFCCP’s preliminary findings showed that – between 2012 and 2014 – pay disparities existed for 106 female
    ...
    10-07-2020, 08:38 PM
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    U.S. Department of State addresses U.S. Senate Passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of State addresses U.S. Senate Passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement | site |



    (January 16, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of State provided the following statement issued by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo:

    Today, the United States Senate passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, also known as the USMCA, bringing us one step closer to fulfilling President Trump’s promise to modernize and update trade agreements. Mexico has ratified the USMCA, and we now look forward to the Canadian Parliament’s consideration of this agreement. The USMCA will promote prosperity through reciprocal, balanced, and fair trade while encouraging robust economic engagement in our three nations.
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    01-17-2020, 11:38 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    IRS says New Free File Agreement Signed to Strengthen Program, help Taxpayers
    by Staff Reporter 1
    IRS says New Free File Agreement Signed to Strengthen Program, help Taxpayers| site |



    (December 30, 2019) Today (December 30, 2019), the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today an agreement with Free File, Inc. (FFI) designed to bring more clarity for taxpayers choosing to use free online software during the 2020 filing season. The agreement reached will help make the Free File program more taxpayer-friendly while strengthening consumer protections in several key areas. "This updated agreement is part of a larger effort by the IRS to help taxpayers meet their tax obligations," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "It continues to show the partnership we enjoy with the Free File partners and the commitment we both share in helping taxpayers since the program's creation 18 years ago. The improved process will make Free File stronger and give taxpayers another rea
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    01-03-2020, 11:39 AM
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    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo issues Statement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo issues Statement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement| site |


    (December 11, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of State published the following statement issued by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: On December 10, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner announced a compromise agreement after months of intensive negotiations that will bring the United States, Mexico, and Canada closer to passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). They were hosted in Mexico City by President Lopez Obrador and Foreign Secretary Ebrard, along with Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Freeland. The USMCA is a new, modernized trade agreement for the 21st Century. It sets high standards for labor, the environment, digital trade, and more. The Department of State welcomes this opportunity to work with our partners in Canada and Mexico to improve free and fair trade among...
    12-12-2019, 11:28 AM

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