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    Wildfire Survivors Should Call FEMA Helpline or visit DisasterAssistance.gov by Dec. 11


    (Information contained in Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] press release: December 3, 2020) SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Individuals and households with losses due to August/September wildfires in Butte, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Trinity, Tulare and Yolo counties have just one week remaining to apply for grants from FEMA or low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The deadline is Dec. 11. These counties are included in federal Disaster 4558, declared initially Aug. 22 for seven counties and expanded later. FEMA awards help eligible survivors pay for rent, home repair/replacement and many other serious disaster-related needs, including replacement or repair of vehicles, funeral expenses, medical or dental...
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  • U.S. Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control

    U.S. Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control

    U.S. Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control | site |


    High Blood Pressure Control IS Possible


    (October 7, 2020) - - On October 7, 2020 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    Today, Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., issued a Call to Action urging Americans to recognize and address hypertension control as a national, public health priority. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Control Hypertension provides strategies for those on the frontlines of health care and public health to address this costly, dangerous and far too common chronic health condition.







    Hypertension,...
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  • Under Secretary Hale’s Call with Haitian President Moise

    Under Secretary Hale’s Call with Haitian President Moise

    Under Secretary Hale’s Call with Haitian President Moise | site |


    (November 2, 2020) - - Today, November 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of State published the following information attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:

    Under Secretary David Hale spoke by phone on October 29 with Haitian President Jovenel Moise. Under Secretary Hale emphasized the need for Haiti to hold overdue legislative elections as soon as possible and for Haiti’s democratic institutions to determine the proper legal mechanism for constitutional change, with input from civil society.
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  • National Transportation Safety Board  Renews Call for Inward-Facing Cameras in Locomotives

    National Transportation Safety Board Renews Call for Inward-Facing Cameras in Locomotives | site |




    (September 15, 2020) - - Today, September 15, 2020, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: ​WASHINGTON (Sept. 15, 2020) — The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday once again called for federal railroad regulators to mandate the use of inward- and outward-facing cameras on train locomotives after investigating an Ohio collision between two CSX Transportation trains. Tuesday’s reiteration of its 2010 camera recommendations came after the board completed its investigation into the Aug. 12, 2019, train collision and derailment near Carey, Ohio. The NTSB investigation found that the westbound train’s engineer was impaired by his use of alcohol at the time of the accident. Although post-accident testing showed the presence of marijuana in his system, NTSB investigators could not determine if his us...
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  • U.S. Department of Education’s COVID-19 Conference Call with Higher Education Stakeholders

    U.S. Department of Education’s COVID-19 Conference Call with Higher Education Stakeholders | site |




    (March 31, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, along with several senior Department officials, held a conference call today with higher education leaders to provide an update on the Trump Administration’s whole-of-government response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) national emergency. The Secretary began the call by welcoming the participants, including state higher education executive officers, college and university presidents, accreditors, and leaders of national higher education organizations, and thanking them for their continued work on behalf of students. The Secretary then briefed the group on the Department’s quick action to provide regulatory flexibility so that colleges and universities could move classes online to limit...
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  • Readout of the U.S. Department of Education's COVID-19 Conference Call with K-12 Stakeholders

    Readout of the U.S. Department of Education's COVID-19 Conference Call with K-12 Stakeholders | site |




    (March 20, 2020) - - Today (March 20, 2020), the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education and other federal partners held a conference call today with K-12 education leaders representing all 50 states and two territories to discuss the Administration's whole-of-government response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Those who attended the call included representatives from the National Association of State Boards of Education, National Governors Association, Council of Chief State School Officers, and elected officials, among many others. During the discussion, subject matter experts answered questions about the process for approval of statewide testing waivers, meal delivery for students during school closures, lengths of school closures due to the outbreak, r...
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Call with Icelandic Foreign Minister Thórdarson

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    (March 18, 2020) - - Today, the Office of the Spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State provided the following information: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Icelandic Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Thórdarson discussed the effects of the temporary U.S. suspension of entry of non-U.S. citizen travelers present within the Schengen area, including Iceland. The Secretary praised Iceland’s measures to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Secretary and Foreign Minister discussed the importance of addressing the economic effects of COVID-19, including its outsized impact on international transportation. The Foreign Minister highlighted Icelandair and emphasized the need to begin thinking about the way forward after the pandemic. The Secretary and Foreign Minister agreed to discuss a dialogue ...
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  • A Joint Statement on Tourism and COVID-19 - UNWTO and WHO Call for Responsibility and Coordination

    A Joint Statement on Tourism and COVID-19 - World Tourism Organization and World Health Organization Call for Responsibility and Coordination| site |



    (February 27, 2020) - - Today, the World Health Organization published the following Joint Statement on Tourism and COVID-19 - UNWTO and WHO Call for Responsibility and Coordination: As the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to develop, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are committed to working together in guiding the travel and tourism sectors’ response to COVID-19. On 30 January 2020, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and issued a set of Temporary Recommendations. WHO did not recommend any travel or trade restriction based on the current information available. WHO is working closely with global experts, governments an...
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  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management Sends 2020 FEHB Call Letter to Carriers

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Sends 2020 FEHB Call Letter to Carriers

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Sends 2020 Federal Employees Health Benefits Call Letter to Carriers | site |



    (February 11, 2020) - - Today (February 11, 2020), the U.S. Office of Personnel Management published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has sent out the annual Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Call Letter to carriers. The Call Letter describes OPM’s policy goals and initiatives for the next plan year. It highlights ongoing policy goals, new initiatives, and negotiation objectives for the FEHB Program. OPM’s continued efforts on affordability and transparency reflect the Administrations’ strategic vision for reforming the American healthcare system through choice and competition, as evidenced in the Executive Order 13877, “Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First” (June 27, 2019). The 2019 Call Letter highlights OPM...
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Call with Iraqi Prime Minister Abd al-Mahdi

    U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Call with Iraqi Prime Minister Abd al-Mahdi| site |



    (January 27, 2020) - - Today, Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus of the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson provided the following information about U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s call with Iraqi Prime Minister Abd al-Mahdi: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi. Secretary Pompeo expressed his outrage at the continued assaults by Iran’s armed groups against U.S. facilities in Iraq, including yesterday’s rocket attacks against our Embassy, which resulted in one injury. The Secretary underlined once again that these attacks demonstrate a wanton disregard for Iraqi sovereignty and a failure to rein in these dangerous armed groups. He appreciated Prime Minister Abd al-Mahdi’s commitment to strengthen security to protect American personnel and diplomatic facilities. The Secretary noted that we view last n...
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu | site |


    (January 14, 2020) - - Today, Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus of the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson provided the following information:

    Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Netanyahu discussed recent regional developments related to Iran’s destabilizing actions. Secretary Pompeo reiterated that the U.S. commitment to Israel’s security is unwavering.
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  • American and Canadian Telecom Leaders make First Official Cross-border Call using Anti-spoofing Technology

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    FCC Chairman Pai & CRTC Chairperson Scott Discussed Their Shared Goal of Protecting Consumers from Spoofed, Scam Robocalls


    (December 9, 2019) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information: WASHINGTON, December 9, 2019—Today, Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and Ian Scott, Chairperson and CEO of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, completed the first official cross-border call using a new system aimed at combating illegal caller ID spoofing. The call took place between Comcast and TELUS networks using a caller ID authentication framework known as SHAKEN/STIR. Pai and Scott issued the following joint statement about the historic call: “Spoofed, scam robocalls are an international problem. Both Americans and Canadians are being bom...
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  • U.S. State Department provides information on U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Colombian President Ivan Duque

    U.S. State Department provides information on U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Colombian President Ivan Duque | site |



    (November 27, 2019) - - Today (November 27, 2019), U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus provided the following information:

    Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Colombian President Ivan Duque. Secretary Pompeo welcomed the national conversation that President Duque has convened in Colombia in response to recent demonstrations, recognizing it as an opportunity for the Colombian people to work together to advance peace, security, and prosperity. Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed the United States’ steadfast support for the government of Colombia in its efforts to facilitate peaceful democratic expression.
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Call with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan

    U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Call with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan| site |



    (November 19, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of State published the following statement issued by Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: President Ashraf Ghani and Secretary of State Pompeo spoke November 18, to review the steps necessary to implement President Ghani’s decision to release three high-level Taliban detainees. Secretary Pompeo reiterated U.S. support for President Ghani’s decision and committed to work closely together to address violence if the President’s decision does not produce the intended results. Both sides agreed a reduction in violence is necessary for intra-Afghan negotiations on a political settlement to be successful. Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed the continuation of U.S. support to Afghan security forces and hailed their performance. Ongoing security support and a political settlement are both necessary for Afghans to achieve peace and prevent...
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  • U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Praises President Trump Call to Increase Access to Quality Education for All Children

    U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Praises President Trump's Call to Increase Access to Quality Education for All Children




    March 1, 2017


    Washington, DC - - (February 28, 2017) - - Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement after President Trump’s address to the joint session of Congress: Tonight, President Trump delivered on his promise to support school choice and offer students access to quality options. No child, regardless of their ZIP code or family income, should be denied access to quality education. For far too long, Washington has resisted calls by parents, students and teachers to enact meaningful reforms. Tonight’s speech marked a dramatic shift toward a future that puts the needs of our nation’s students first. Together, we can help our nation’s students: those trapped in underperforming schools and those slipping through the cracks. One of those students was Denisha M
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    Wildfire Survivors Should Call FEMA Helpline or visit DisasterAssistance.gov by Dec. 11


    (Information contained in Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] press release: December 3, 2020) SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Individuals and households with losses due to August/September wildfires in Butte, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Trinity, Tulare and Yolo counties have just one week remaining to apply for grants from FEMA or low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The deadline is Dec. 11. These counties are included in federal Disaster 4558, declared initially Aug. 22 for seven counties and expanded later. FEMA awards help eligible survivors pay for rent, home repair/replacement and many other serious disaster-related needs, including replacement or repair of vehicles, funeral expenses, medical or dental...
    12-05-2020, 07:46 AM
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    U.S. Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control
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    U.S. Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control | site |


    High Blood Pressure Control IS Possible


    (October 7, 2020) - - On October 7, 2020 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    Today, Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., issued a Call to Action urging Americans to recognize and address hypertension control as a national, public health priority. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Control Hypertension provides strategies for those on the frontlines of health care and public health to address this costly, dangerous and far too common chronic health condition.







    Hypertension,...
    11-11-2020, 04:24 AM
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    Under Secretary Hale’s Call with Haitian President Moise
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    Under Secretary Hale’s Call with Haitian President Moise | site |


    (November 2, 2020) - - Today, November 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of State published the following information attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:

    Under Secretary David Hale spoke by phone on October 29 with Haitian President Jovenel Moise. Under Secretary Hale emphasized the need for Haiti to hold overdue legislative elections as soon as possible and for Haiti’s democratic institutions to determine the proper legal mechanism for constitutional change, with input from civil society.
    ...
    11-04-2020, 10:18 PM
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    National Transportation Safety Board  Renews Call for Inward-Facing Cameras in Locomotives
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    National Transportation Safety Board Renews Call for Inward-Facing Cameras in Locomotives | site |




    (September 15, 2020) - - Today, September 15, 2020, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: ​WASHINGTON (Sept. 15, 2020) — The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday once again called for federal railroad regulators to mandate the use of inward- and outward-facing cameras on train locomotives after investigating an Ohio collision between two CSX Transportation trains. Tuesday’s reiteration of its 2010 camera recommendations came after the board completed its investigation into the Aug. 12, 2019, train collision and derailment near Carey, Ohio. The NTSB investigation found that the westbound train’s engineer was impaired by his use of alcohol at the time of the accident. Although post-accident testing showed the presence of marijuana in his system, NTSB investigators could not determine if his us...
    10-06-2020, 03:56 AM
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    U.S. Department of Education’s COVID-19 Conference Call with Higher Education Stakeholders
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    U.S. Department of Education’s COVID-19 Conference Call with Higher Education Stakeholders | site |




    (March 31, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, along with several senior Department officials, held a conference call today with higher education leaders to provide an update on the Trump Administration’s whole-of-government response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) national emergency. The Secretary began the call by welcoming the participants, including state higher education executive officers, college and university presidents, accreditors, and leaders of national higher education organizations, and thanking them for their continued work on behalf of students. The Secretary then briefed the group on the Department’s quick action to provide regulatory flexibility so that colleges and universities could move classes online to limit...
    04-01-2020, 04:00 AM

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