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  • U.S. Education Secretary Cardona, U.S. Labor Secretary Walsh, Swiss President Parmelin Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Expand Registered Apprenticeship Programs in the United States

    U.S. Education Secretary Cardona, U.S. Labor Secretary Walsh, Swiss President Parmelin Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Expand Registered Apprenticeship Programs in the United States site


    Coincides with National Apprenticeship Week


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: November 18, 2021) Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves, and Switzerland's President Guy Parmelin signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to expand apprenticeships among Swiss companies and Swiss-invested companies in the United States, and to promote job creation in both countries. Swiss companies actively invest in U.S. manufacturing and directly support more than 500,000 U.S. jobs, with an average annual salary of $101,800. The signing took place at the Department of Labor's Frances Perkins Building as the...
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  • Statement from U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Canada’s Suspension of Potatoes from Prince Edward Island, Canada, to the United States

    Statement from U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Canada’s Suspension of Potatoes from Prince Edward Island, Canada, to the United States |site



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture press release dated: November 22, 2021) Washington, Nov. 22, 2021 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) commends Canada for implementing the necessary plant health (phytosanitary) measures to safeguard against the transmission of potato wart disease from Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, to the United States. “I appreciate Canada’s action to suspend the movement of all potatoes from Prince Edward Island to the United States,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “Our risk assessment demonstrated that this action is necessary to protect U.S. potato producers from possible exposure to the Federally designated select agent Synchytrium endobioticum, commonly known as potato wart. We look forward to working with the Can...
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  • U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit

    U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit

    U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: November 19, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen sent a letter to all members of Congressional leadership regarding the debt issuance suspension period (DISP).

    The full text of the letter is also available below. The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Madam Speaker: On October 18, I informed you that I had determined that a debt issuance suspension period (DISP) would continue through December 3, 2021 with respect to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund (CSRDF). I am writing to notify you, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 8348(l)(2), of my determination that, by reason of the statutory debt limit, I will be unable to fully invest the portion of the CSR
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  • DHS Secretary Mayorkas’s Meeting with Haitian Ambassador to the United States Edmond

    DHS Secretary Mayorkas’s Meeting with Haitian Ambassador to the United States Edmond

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Meeting with Haitian Ambassador to the United States Edmond | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: September 29, 2021) Washington - - Yesterday, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas met with Haitian Ambassador to the United States Bocchit Edmond to discuss our nations’ continued cooperation. “I appreciated the opportunity to speak directly with Ambassador Edmond about our shared commitment to ensuring that Haitian migrants are treated with dignity and respect,” said Secretary Mayorkas. “I look forward to continuing to work with the government of Haiti and other partners throughout the hemisphere as we work toward safe, orderly, and humane management of migration in the region.” Secretary Mayorkas thanked the Government of Haiti for supporting the safe return and re-integration of Haitian nationals...
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  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at the Countdown Summit

    Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at the Countdown Summit

    Remarks by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at the Countdown Summit | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release remarks dated: October 12, 2021)




    Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at the Countdown Summit

    October 12, 2021


    As prepared for delivery: Hello, everyone. I’m Janet Yellen, the United States Treasury Secretary. I want to thank Vice President Gore for the invitation and for his many years of leadership on this issue. We’re now three weeks out on the road to Glasgow, and it’s a road crowded with many different travelers. A generation ago, the road, so to speak, was a much lonelier place, deserted by comparison. There was a cohort of environmental activists and government officials, like Vice President Gore, who cared deeply about climate change, but it was nothing like the broad cross-se...
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  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen to CEOs and Business Leaders at the White House on Debt Limit

    Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen to CEOs and Business Leaders at the White House on Debt Limit | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release remarks dated: October 6, 2021)


    Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen to CEOs and Business Leaders at the White House on Debt Limit

    October 6, 2021


    As prepared for delivery I want to thank business and community leaders for joining us here today. I wish we could be meeting to discuss another topic, like finding solutions to climate change or how to better invest in the future of our economy. But the urgency of the debt limit situation demands immediate attention. I want to be clear about my position. First, this is an urgent matter which must be resolved immediately. Treasury is on the cusp of exhausting its extraordinary measures if Congress has not acted to raise or suspe...
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  • U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit

    U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit

    U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: September 8, 2021)


    September 8, 2021 - -Washington - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen sent a letter to Congressional leadership regarding the debt limit.

    The full text of the letter and also available below.

    The Honorable Nancy Pelosi

    Speaker

    U.S. House of Representatives

    Washington, DC 20515

    Dear Madam Speaker:

    I am writing to follow up on my previous letters regarding the debt limit and to provide additional information regarding the Treasury Department’s ability to continue to finance the government in the absence of Congressional action to address the debt limit. After th
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  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Minister of Defence Andrii Taran

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Minister of Defence Andrii Taran | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Defense [DOD] press release dated: August 31, 2021)

    Today, August 31, 2021, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby provided the following information: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III met today with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Minister of Defence Andrii Taran to reaffirm the strategic defense partnership between the United States and Ukraine. Secretary Austin reiterated unwavering U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and Euro-Atlantic aspirations. He condemned Russia’s continued occupation of Crimea and perpetuation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. With President Biden’s approval of a new $60 million package for additional Javelin anti-armor syste
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  • Photo Release - - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge Travels the Country to Amplify Build Back Better Agenda

    Photo Release: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge Travels the Country to Amplify Build Back Better Agenda | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] press release dated: August 20, 2021)

    Washington - - Throughout the summer, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge traveled around the country to amplify the Biden-Harris administration’s Build Back Better agenda. Secretary Fudge visited multiple cities across the U.S. to discuss the investments in housing construction and rehabilitation, economic development, and community revitalization in the Build Back Better agenda. Secretary Fudge was joined by various leaders at the state, local, and federal levels.

    Photos courtesy of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


    Alexandria, Virginia August 13, 2021
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  • Defense, Military Officials Hold News Conference

    Defense, Military Officials Hold News Conference

    Defense, Military Officials Hold News Conference | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Defense [DOD] video publication dated: August 30, 2021)


    Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby and Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., commander of U.S. Central Command, brief the media at the Pentagon













    Courtesy: Defense.gov Aug. 30, 2021 | 26:35...
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken's Remarks on Our Efforts in Afghanistan

    U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken's Remarks on Our Efforts in Afghanistan

    U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken's Remarks on Our Efforts in Afghanistan | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State publication dated: August 30, 2021)


    U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken's Remarks on Our Efforts in Afghanistan







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  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III On the End of the American War in Afghanistan

    Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III On the End of the American War in Afghanistan

    Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III On the End of the American War in Afghanistan | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Defense [DOD] press release dated: August 30, 2021)



    Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III On the End of the American War in Afghanistan
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    Today, we completed the U.S. military evacuation of civilians and the removal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan. I am deeply saddened that, in the course of this historic evacuation mission, we lost 13 of our own, along with so many others who were killed and wounded days ago by cruel terrorists. We mourn alongside the families of those who were lost, and we will never forget your loved ones’ heroism and sacrifice. They gave their lives trying to save the lives of others. And I know that you share my pride in them. I hope that all Americans also share my pride in all the troo...
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  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Today's Dignified Transfer Ceremony at Dover Air Force Base

    Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Today's Dignified Transfer Ceremony at Dover Air Force Base | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Defense [DOD] press release dated: August 29, 2021)



    Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Today's Dignified Transfer Ceremony at Dover Air Force Base



    A solemn honor to attend today’s dignified transfer ceremony of the 13 U.S service members who lost their lives outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26th.

    These men and women made the ultimate sacrifice so that others could live. They were and will be forever remembered as heroes.

    My heart and my thoughts are with their families, especially today. They, too, have made the ultimate sacrifice.
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Blinken’s Call with Australian Foreign Minister Payne

    U.S. Secretary of State Blinken’s Call with Australian Foreign Minister Payne

    U.S. Secretary of State Blinken’s Call with Australian Foreign Minister Payne | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson, press release dated: August 30, 2021)


    Today, August 30, 2021, U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price provided the following information:

    Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne about recent events in Afghanistan, including the attack on U.S. forces there. They also discussed our mutual efforts to assist Afghan refugees and partners.
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken’s Remarks on Afghanistan

    U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken’s Remarks on Afghanistan

    U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken’s Remarks on Afghanistan | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson, press release dated: August 30, 2021)


    U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken’s Remarks on Afghanistan

    Remarks to the Press

    Treaty Room

    Washington, DC

    August 30, 2021




    SECRETARY BLINKEN: Good evening, everyone. Eighteen days ago, the United States and our allies began our evacuation and relocation operation in Kabul. As you just heard from the Pentagon, a few hours ago, that operation was completed. More than 123,000 people have been safely flown out of Afghanistan. That includes about 6,000 American citizens. This has been a massive military, diplomatic, and humanitarian undertaking – one of the most difficult in our nation’s history – and an extr...
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    U.S. Education Secretary Cardona, U.S. Labor Secretary Walsh, Swiss President Parmelin Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Expand Registered Apprenticeship Programs in the United States
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    U.S. Education Secretary Cardona, U.S. Labor Secretary Walsh, Swiss President Parmelin Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Expand Registered Apprenticeship Programs in the United States site


    Coincides with National Apprenticeship Week


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: November 18, 2021) Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves, and Switzerland's President Guy Parmelin signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to expand apprenticeships among Swiss companies and Swiss-invested companies in the United States, and to promote job creation in both countries. Swiss companies actively invest in U.S. manufacturing and directly support more than 500,000 U.S. jobs, with an average annual salary of $101,800. The signing took place at the Department of Labor's Frances Perkins Building as the...
    11-25-2021, 07:28 AM
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    Statement from U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Canada’s Suspension of Potatoes from Prince Edward Island, Canada, to the United States
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    Statement from U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Canada’s Suspension of Potatoes from Prince Edward Island, Canada, to the United States |site



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture press release dated: November 22, 2021) Washington, Nov. 22, 2021 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) commends Canada for implementing the necessary plant health (phytosanitary) measures to safeguard against the transmission of potato wart disease from Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, to the United States. “I appreciate Canada’s action to suspend the movement of all potatoes from Prince Edward Island to the United States,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “Our risk assessment demonstrated that this action is necessary to protect U.S. potato producers from possible exposure to the Federally designated select agent Synchytrium endobioticum, commonly known as potato wart. We look forward to working with the Can...
    11-25-2021, 05:45 AM
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    U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit
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    U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: November 19, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen sent a letter to all members of Congressional leadership regarding the debt issuance suspension period (DISP).

    The full text of the letter is also available below. The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Madam Speaker: On October 18, I informed you that I had determined that a debt issuance suspension period (DISP) would continue through December 3, 2021 with respect to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund (CSRDF). I am writing to notify you, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 8348(l)(2), of my determination that, by reason of the statutory debt limit, I will be unable to fully invest the portion of the CSR
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    11-25-2021, 05:18 AM
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    DHS Secretary Mayorkas’s Meeting with Haitian Ambassador to the United States Edmond
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Meeting with Haitian Ambassador to the United States Edmond | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: September 29, 2021) Washington - - Yesterday, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas met with Haitian Ambassador to the United States Bocchit Edmond to discuss our nations’ continued cooperation. “I appreciated the opportunity to speak directly with Ambassador Edmond about our shared commitment to ensuring that Haitian migrants are treated with dignity and respect,” said Secretary Mayorkas. “I look forward to continuing to work with the government of Haiti and other partners throughout the hemisphere as we work toward safe, orderly, and humane management of migration in the region.” Secretary Mayorkas thanked the Government of Haiti for supporting the safe return and re-integration of Haitian nationals...
    10-14-2021, 02:05 AM
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    Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at the Countdown Summit
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    Remarks by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at the Countdown Summit | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release remarks dated: October 12, 2021)




    Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at the Countdown Summit

    October 12, 2021


    As prepared for delivery: Hello, everyone. I’m Janet Yellen, the United States Treasury Secretary. I want to thank Vice President Gore for the invitation and for his many years of leadership on this issue. We’re now three weeks out on the road to Glasgow, and it’s a road crowded with many different travelers. A generation ago, the road, so to speak, was a much lonelier place, deserted by comparison. There was a cohort of environmental activists and government officials, like Vice President Gore, who cared deeply about climate change, but it was nothing like the broad cross-se...
    10-13-2021, 07:30 PM

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