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  • U.S. Department of State says Global Magnitsky Sanctions on Individuals Involved in the Killing of Jamal Khashoggi

    U.S. Department of State says Global Magnitsky Sanctions imposed on Individuals Involved in the Killing of Jamal Khashoggi



    Washington, DC - - (November 15, 2018) - - Today, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo issued the following statement:

    Today, the United States imposed sanctions on seventeen Saudi Arabian individuals for serious human rights abuse resulting from their roles in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi at the Consulate of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2. This...
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs takes Key Step to Improve its Website to provide Veterans an Enhanced Digital Customer Experience

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs takes Key Step to Improve its Website to provide Veterans an Enhanced Digital Customer Experience


    Washington, DC - - (November 13, 2018) - - This week the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) took a key step in its digital modernization effort by revamping its website accessed by 10 million customers per month who use VA’s tools and content online.

    To improve this experience VA’s Veterans Experience Office and VA Digital Service gathered feedback from more than 5,000 Veterans, service members,
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Names Members to the National Watermelon Promotion Board

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Names Members to the National Watermelon Promotion Board


    Washington, DC - - (November 14, 2018) - - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of sixteen members to serve on the National Watermelon Promotion Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms from Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2021.

    Members appointed are:
    • Mr. Dalton Willis Borders, Edinburg, Texas
    • Mr. Cody Buckley, San Antonio, Texas
    • Ms. Jordan Carter, Cordele, Ga.
    • Mr. Richard Chastain, Alva,
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  • Congress Passes Legislation Standing Up Cybersecurity Agency in Department of Homeland Security

    Congress Passes Legislation Standing Up Cybersecurity Agency in Department of Homeland Security



    Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) legislation passed


    (November 13, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: On November 13, the United States House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass legislation creating the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The CISA Ac...
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says it is returning Medical Professionals currently serving Unions to serving Veterans

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says it is returning Medical Professionals currently serving Unions to serving Veterans




    (November 8, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published (today) the following information: Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it will be moving nearly 430 medical professionals from taxpayer-funded union work back to health care jobs serving Veterans. The move, which will improve VA’s ability to deliver health care to Veteran patients, will take effect Nov. 15 when VA repudia...
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  • U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security Issue New Asylum Rule

    U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security Issue New Asylum Rule


    Applies President’s authority to suspend entry to asylum


    (November 8, 2018) - - Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen today announced an Interim Final Rule declaring that those aliens who contravene a presidential suspension or limitation on entry into the United States through the southern border with Mexico issued under section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) will be rendered ineligible...
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Recognizes Vietnam Veteran with first Medal of Honor Medallion during Ceremony at Mississippi Cemetery

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Recognizes Vietnam Veteran with first Medal of Honor Medallion during Ceremony at Mississippi Cemetery



    Washington, DC - - (November 2, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnished the first Medal of Honor (MOH) Medallion for the private headstone of Pfc. Milton L. Olive III, a decorated Vietnam-era war hero, during a ceremony Nov. 1 at West Grove Cemetery in Lexington, Mississippi.

    With the passage of Public Law 114-315 on Dec. 16, 2016, Congress authorized VA’s National
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  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Celebrates National Family Caregivers Month

    U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Celebrates National Family Caregivers Month



    Washington, DC - - (November 1, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is commemorating National Family Caregivers Month this November by honoring the service of 5.5 million family members and friends who have dedicated their lives to providing much-needed care for chronically ill, injured or disabled Veterans. “Caregivers make tremendous sacrifices to address the daily needs of Veterans who served our nation,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “...
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Amends Regulations on VA Pension and other Needs-based Programs

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Amends Regulations on VA Pension and other Needs-based Programs


    Washington, DC - - (October 30, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently amended its regulations governing entitlements to VA pension and Parents’ Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, which are need-based programs. “The amended regulations bring consistency to the pension process and ensure benefits are available for Veterans and survivors with financial need,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “They wil...
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  • U.S. Department of Labor Launches New Public Service Announcement Highlighting Importance and Value of Employees with Disabilities

    U.S. Department of Labor Launches New Public Service Announcement Highlighting Importance and Value of Employees with Disabilities



    Washington, DC - - (October 29, 2018) - - As part of its annual commemoration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), the U.S. Department of Labor today launched a new public service announcement (PSA) that highlights the importance of helping workers who become ill or injured remain active in America's workforce. Featuring baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr., the PSA, entitled "W...
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Joins Military Spouse Employment Partnership

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Joins Military Spouse Employment Partnership



    Washington, DC - - (October 29, 2018) - - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) announced it is advancing employment opportunities for military spouses by joining the Department of Defense (DOD) Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP). MSEP is a career program connecting military spouses with more than 390 affiliated employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses in portable ca...
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces the Official Opening of the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces the Official Opening of the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center



    (October 30, 2018) - - On Monday, October 29, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Eric Hargan, announced the official dedication of the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) at an official opening ceremony in the Hubert H. Humphrey building. As part of October’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and in coordination with the Administration’s rollout of the National Cyber Strategy, the opening underscores...
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  • U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Marketable Borrowing Estimates

    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Marketable Borrowing Estimates




    Washington, DC - - (October 29, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced its current estimates of privately-held net marketable borrowing[1] for the October – December 2018 and January – March 2019 quarters: During the October – December 2018 quarter, Treasury expects to borrow $425 billion in privately-held net marketable debt, assuming an end-of-December cash balance of $410 billion. The borrowing estimate is $15 bill...
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  • U.S. Department of Justice Releases Update on Hate Crimes Prosecutions and Announces Launch of New Hate Crimes Website

    U.S. Department of Justice Releases Update on Hate Crimes Prosecutions and Announces Launch of New Hate Crimes Website




    The Department Announced the Launch of a New Hate Crimes Website https://www.justice.gov/hatecrimes



    (October 29, 2018) - - Today, the United States Department of Justice published the following information:

    The Department today released an update on hate crimes and announced the launch of a new comprehensive hate crimes website designed to provide a centralized portal for the Department’s hate crimes resources for law enforcement,
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture says Assistance is Available through NRCS for Ag Land Damaged by Hurricane Michael

    U.S. Department of Agriculture says Assistance is Available through NRCS for Ag Land Damaged by Hurricane Michael



    Gainesville, FL - - (October 26, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says that Florida farmers and ranchers who suffered damage to working lands and livestock mortality due to Hurricane Michael are encouraged to sign up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Agricultural producers i...
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