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  • AFL-CIO says Labor and Faith Forge Partnership for Social, Racial and Economic Justice

    AFL-CIO says Labor and Faith Forge Partnership for Social, Racial and Economic Justice| site |


    (September 15, 2020) - - The AFL-CIO published today, September 15, 2020, the following information:

    Today, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and the AFL-CIO marked the 57th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, where four girls were killed, with a virtual candlelight vigil and commitment to a 10-point pledge for social, racial and economic justice. At this moment in history, labor and faith are coming together, standing together and acting to stop the injustices that plague the nation—institutional racism and racist violence, the immoral response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the deepening economic crisis driven by division and greed. “We’re here together—the Poor People’s Campaign and America’s AFL-CIO, America’s unions—because we have to be. We must be,” the Rev. Dr. Wil
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  • Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Approve Procedural Amendments to Hart-Scott-Rodino Rules for Foreign Entities

    Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Approve Procedural Amendments to Hart-Scott-Rodino Rules for Foreign Entities | site |



    (November 8, 2019) - - Today (November 8, 2019), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information: The Federal Trade Commission, with the concurrence of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, has published in the Federal Register proposed amendments that clarify whether a transaction is exempt from premerger notification under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act because the entity involved is foreign. Determining whether an entity is a foreign person or issuer is often a necessary first step in analyzing whether the entity must file premerger notification or is exempt from those filing requirements. Under the current Hart-Scott-Rodino Rules, the determination often relies on the location of the entity’s “principal offices,” a term that has not previously been defined in the Rules. Under th...
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  • U.S. Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice sign Interagency Memorandum on the Application of False Claims Act

    U.S. Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice sign Interagency Memorandum on the Application of False Claims Act| site |


    Agreement Fulfills Key component of HUD Housing Finance Reform Plan


    (October 28, 2019) - - Today (October 28, 2019), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and U.S. Attorney General William Barr today issued a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two agencies that sets prudential guidance on the appropriate use of the False Claims Act (FCA) for violations by Federal Housing Administration (FHA) lenders.




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  • Joint EU-U.S. Statement following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting

    Joint EU-U.S. Statement following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting



    (November 9, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: On 9 November 2018, the EU-U.S. Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs took place in Washington DC. The United States of America hosted the meeting and was represented by the U.S. Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker and Secretary for Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen. The European Union was represented by the Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, as well as by the Austrian Federal Minister for the Interior Herbert Kickl, the Austrian Federal Minister for Constitutional Affairs, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice Josef Moser, the Romanian Minister of the Interior Carmen Daniela Dan and the Romanian Secretary of State for Justice Sebas...
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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 for asylum. The Acting Attorney General and the Secretary issued the following joint statement: “Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to suspend or restrict the entry of aliens into the United States if he determines it to be in the national interest to do so. Today's rule ...
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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, media, researchers, victims, advocacy groups, and other related organizations and individuals. The resources include training materials, technical assistance, videos, research reports, statistics, and other helpful information from all of the Department components working on hate crimes. In recen
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  • U.S. Department of Justice Selects Cleveland for Strike Force Targeting Drug Trafficking and Violent Crime

    U.S. Department of Justice Selects Cleveland for Strike Force Targeting Drug Trafficking and Violent Crime



    (October 26, 2018) - - Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein joined United States Attorney Justin Herdman, federal and local law enforcement officials today to announce a new strike force to target drug trafficking and violent crime in Cleveland. The Cleveland Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Strike Force will bring together more than 200 local police, federal agents and prosecutors to work side-by-side to strengthen public safety. The strike force’s mission will be to disrupt and dismantle major criminal organizations and their subsidiaries trafficking narcotics, weapons, humans and the proceeds of their crimes. Cooperative investigations will be focused on dissolving these organizations, their financial infrastructure, and the violence that accompanies their activities....
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  • U.S. Department of Justice Announces 35 Million Dollars to Battle the Distribution of Methamphetamine and Another 35 Million Dollars to Assist Children Impacted by the Opioid Crisis

    U.S. Department of Justice Announces $35 Million to Battle the Distribution of Methamphetamine and Another $35 Million to Assist Children Impacted by the Opioid Crisis



    (October 25, 2018) - - Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced $35 million in funding to support law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, and prescription opioids, and another $35 million to establish new programs to provide services to children victims of the opioid crisis. The announcement was made at the Department’s National Opioid Summit, which coincides with Red Ribbon Week, a yearly October event encouraging students, parents, schools, and communities to promote drug-free lifestyles. Additionally, the upcoming Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 27 provides an opportunity for America...
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  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Issues Statement on Department of Justice Filing in 9th Circuit Chlorpyrifos Ruling

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Issues Statement on Department of Justice Filing in 9th Circuit Chlorpyrifos Ruling



    Washington, DC - - (September 24, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today praised the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to request a rehearing of a pesticide case before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. DOJ has asked for a panel rehearing and a rehearing en banc in a case in which the court directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban chlorpyrifos, a common and useful pesticide, within 60 days. Secretary Perdue issued the following statement: “USDA disagrees with the ruling ordering EPA to revoke tolerances and cancel registrations for chlorpyrifos. The decision appears to be based on a misunderstanding of both the available scientific information and EPA’s pesticide regulatory system. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) a...
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  • President Signs Bill into Law Requiring U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to Hire 50 Outreach Specialists to Support Veterans Involved in Justice System

    President Signs Bill into Law Requiring U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to Hire 50 Outreach Specialists to Support Veterans Involved in Justice System




    (September 17, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it is ready to hire an additional 50 Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) specialists following President Trump’s signing today of the Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act of 2018, a new law shoring up support services to Veterans impacted by the justice system. The law requires VA, within one year of enactment, to hire 50 additional VJO specialists and place them at eligible VA medical centers (VAMCs); the VJO specialists will, either exclusively or in addition to other duties, serve as part of a justice team in a Veterans Treatment Court or other Veteran-focused court. “By signing this bill into law, President Trump is demonstrating VA’s co...
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  • Justice Department Reminds the Public to be Aware of Fraud When Disaster Strikes and Report It

    U.S. Department of Justice Reminds the Public to be Aware of Fraud When Disaster Strikes and Report it to the National Center for Disaster Fraud



    National Center For Disaster Fraud Partners With National Association of Attorneys General to Combat Disaster-Related Fraud



    (August 29, 2018) - - The Department of Justice established the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, when billions of dollars in federal disaster relief poured into the Gulf Coast region, which opened opportunities for criminals to exploit people during vulnerable times. The NCDF, a national coordinating agency within the Department’s Criminal Division, operates a call center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and serves as a centralized clearinghouse for disaster fraud complaints and information relating to both natural and man-made disasters. The...
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  • Attorney General Sessions Makes Multiple Major Announcements as the Justice Department Continues to Combat the Opioid Crisis

    Attorney General Sessions Makes Multiple Major Announcements as the Justice Department Continues to Combat the Opioid Crisis



    Cleveland, OH
    ~ Wednesday, August 22, 2018





    Remarks as prepared for delivery

    Thank you, Justin, for that kind introduction. Thank you for your eight years of service to the Department of Justice, as well as your service in the Air Force, the Navy Reserve, and as an Assistant D.A. in Manhattan.

    It is an honor to be here with my fellow prosecutors and law enforcement officers to make some announcements about one of the most important issues we face: our fight against the opioid epidemic.

    But first, I want to thank the outstanding leadership team standing behind me today:
    • Jesse Panuccio, our acting Associate Attorney General,
    • Brian Benczkowski, our newly-confirmed head of the Criminal Division,
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  • Joint EU-U.S. Statement Following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting

    Joint EU-U.S. Statement Following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting




    (May 23, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published a Joint EU-U.S. statement following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting. The statement is as follows: On 22 and 23 May 2018, the EU-U.S. Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs was hosted by the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council in Sofia, Bulgaria. The meeting reaffirmed the long-standing, fruitful cooperation between the United States of America and the European Union in the areas of justice and home affairs, as well as the importance of jointly addressing common security threats. The United States was represented by the U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, and the Acting Deputy Secretary for Homeland Security, Claire Grady. The European Union, hosting the meeting, was represente...
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  • Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein Delivers Remarks at the Lawyers for Civil Justice Membership Meeting

    Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein Delivers Remarks at the Lawyers for Civil Justice Membership Meeting






    Deputy Attorney General Rod. J. Rosenstein



    Washington, DC - - (May 3, 2018) - - (Remarks as prepared for delivery) Thank you, Jim, for that gracious introduction. I enjoyed talking with you last week in Chicago. I admire your commitment to the cause of justice. I am also grateful to Molly Craig, the Chairperson for this program, and to the staff of the Lawyers for Civil Justice. Your organization works to promote fairness in the civil justice system because your members rely on the rule of law. This is a fitting time to discuss the rule of law, because May 1st was Law Day. President Trump issued a Law Day proclamation on Tuesday, as he did one year ago. The President explained that “[o]ur Founders risked their lives, fort...
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  • Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice to Hold Workshop on Competition in Real Estate Brokerage

    Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice to Hold Workshop on Competition in Real Estate Brokerage





    (April 5, 2018) - - The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice announced today that they will hold a joint public workshop in Washington, DC on June 5, 2018, to explore competition issues in the residential real estate brokerage industry.

    Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest financial transactions most consumers make in their lives, and the residential real estate brokerage industry has seen significant change in recent years, including the emergence of new business models. The workshop will focus on developments since the publication of the FTC and DOJ’s Report on Competition in the Real Estate Brokerage Industry in 2007. Topics to be discussed include:
    • existing and emerging consumer-facing platforms for accessing listings informat
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    AFL-CIO says Labor and Faith Forge Partnership for Social, Racial and Economic Justice
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    AFL-CIO says Labor and Faith Forge Partnership for Social, Racial and Economic Justice| site |


    (September 15, 2020) - - The AFL-CIO published today, September 15, 2020, the following information:

    Today, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and the AFL-CIO marked the 57th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, where four girls were killed, with a virtual candlelight vigil and commitment to a 10-point pledge for social, racial and economic justice. At this moment in history, labor and faith are coming together, standing together and acting to stop the injustices that plague the nation—institutional racism and racist violence, the immoral response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the deepening economic crisis driven by division and greed. “We’re here together—the Poor People’s Campaign and America’s AFL-CIO, America’s unions—because we have to be. We must be,” the Rev. Dr. Wil
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    09-21-2020, 09:19 PM
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    Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Approve Procedural Amendments to Hart-Scott-Rodino Rules for Foreign Entities
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    Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Approve Procedural Amendments to Hart-Scott-Rodino Rules for Foreign Entities | site |



    (November 8, 2019) - - Today (November 8, 2019), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information: The Federal Trade Commission, with the concurrence of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, has published in the Federal Register proposed amendments that clarify whether a transaction is exempt from premerger notification under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act because the entity involved is foreign. Determining whether an entity is a foreign person or issuer is often a necessary first step in analyzing whether the entity must file premerger notification or is exempt from those filing requirements. Under the current Hart-Scott-Rodino Rules, the determination often relies on the location of the entity’s “principal offices,” a term that has not previously been defined in the Rules. Under th...
    11-22-2019, 04:30 AM
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    U.S. Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice sign Interagency Memorandum on the Application of False Claims Act
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    U.S. Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice sign Interagency Memorandum on the Application of False Claims Act| site |


    Agreement Fulfills Key component of HUD Housing Finance Reform Plan


    (October 28, 2019) - - Today (October 28, 2019), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and U.S. Attorney General William Barr today issued a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two agencies that sets prudential guidance on the appropriate use of the False Claims Act (FCA) for violations by Federal Housing Administration (FHA) lenders.




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    11-02-2019, 06:52 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Joint EU-U.S. Statement following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting
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    Joint EU-U.S. Statement following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting



    (November 9, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: On 9 November 2018, the EU-U.S. Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs took place in Washington DC. The United States of America hosted the meeting and was represented by the U.S. Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker and Secretary for Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen. The European Union was represented by the Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, as well as by the Austrian Federal Minister for the Interior Herbert Kickl, the Austrian Federal Minister for Constitutional Affairs, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice Josef Moser, the Romanian Minister of the Interior Carmen Daniela Dan and the Romanian Secretary of State for Justice Sebas...
    11-17-2018, 12:16 AM
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    U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security Issue New Asylum Rule
    by Staff Reporter 1
    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 for asylum. The Acting Attorney General and the Secretary issued the following joint statement: “Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to suspend or restrict the entry of aliens into the United States if he determines it to be in the national interest to do so. Today's rule ...
    11-10-2018, 02:35 AM

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