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  • U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces 1 Billion Dollars to Upgrade American Infrastructure

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces $1 Billion to Upgrade American Infrastructure | site |




    (September 16, 2020) - - Today, September 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Trump Administration will invest $1 billion in American infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The funding has been awarded to 70 projects in 44 states. “This Administration is making significant investments in infrastructure, and this $1 billion in BUILD grants will repair, rebuild, and revitalize transportation systems across America,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao. Fiscal Year 2020 BUILD Transportation grants are for planning and capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and were awarded on a competitiv
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  • U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Delivers on Promise to Protect Free Inquiry and Religious Liberty

    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Delivers on Promise to Protect Free Inquiry and Religious Liberty | site |



    Announces final rule that upholds fundamental rights guaranteed by the First Amendment



    (September 9, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Education published today, September 9, 2020, the following information:

    WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered on her promise to protect free inquiry and religious liberty on campus by publishing the Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities final rule. The new rule will ensure that public institutions of higher education uphold fundamental rights guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and that private institutions of higher education adhere to their own policies regarding freedom of speech, including academic freedom. The final rule also ensures the equal treatment and constitutional
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Meeting with Tiananmen Square Survivors

    U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Meeting with Tiananmen Square Survivors

    U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Meeting with Tiananmen Square Survivors| site |


    (June 3, 2020) - - Today (June 3, 2020), U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus provided the following information:

    Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo was honored to meet yesterday with Wang Dan, Su Xiaokang, Liane Lee, and Henry Li – four of the thousands of brave participants in the heroic protests for democracy that were brutally put down by the Chinese Communist Party on June 4, 1989.
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves Second Wave of Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plans

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves Second Wave of Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plans| site |



    Plans detail how states will use federal investment to offer students multiple pathways to success


    (May 29, 2020) - - Today (May 29, 2020), the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Department of Education has approved nine additional career and technical education (CTE) state plans. Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming are the latest states to have their CTE plans approved under the new, bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21stCentury Act (Perkins V), which was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on July 31, 2018. "Thanks to the president's leadership, the new career and technical education law gives local leaders the flexibility to make...
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Iraqi Prime Minister Kadhimi

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    (May 22, 2020) - - Today (May 22, 2020), Morgan Ortagus, Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson, provided the following information:

    Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to discuss Iraq’s economic crisis as well as the upcoming U.S.-Iraq Strategic Dialogue. Secretary Pompeo urged Prime Minister Kadhimi to pursue real reforms as he works with international institutions to provide financial assistance to Iraq.
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  • Statement of U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on the Passing of Ambassador Matthew J. Matthews

    Statement of U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on the Passing of Ambassador Matthew J. Matthews | site |



    (May 20, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of State issued the following statement of condolence by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo concerning the Passing of Ambassador Matthew J. Matthews: We are deeply saddened by the passing on May 20 of Ambassador Matthew J. Matthews and, on behalf of the Department of State, I offer our deepest condolences to his family. Ambassador Matthews had a long and distinguished career in the State Department and was admired by all with whom he worked. Ambassador Matthews most recently served as the U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam. Previous to that, Ambassador Matthews was the U.S. Ambassador for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and concurrently served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. His rich ca
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  • Statement by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on Essential Financial Services Workers

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    (March 24, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information:


    Statement by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on Essential Financial Services Workers



    WASHINGTON—U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement on Financial Services Sector Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers: “I strongly support the Department of Homeland Security’s recent guidance identifying financial services sector workers as essential critical infrastructure workers during the COVID-19 response emergency. The guidance provides information to State and local officials, as they work to protect their communities, to ensure the continuity of functions that are critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security. Consistent with the President’s guidelines,...
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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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  • U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Azar Announces Historic Expansion of Telehealth Access to Combat COVID-19

    U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Azar Announces Historic Expansion of Telehealth Access to Combat COVID-19| site |



    (March 17, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the following information: On Tuesday, the Trump Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced unprecedented steps to expand Americans' access to telehealth services during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Centers for Medicare & and Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded Medicare coverage for telehealth visits, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced it will waive potential HIPAA penalties for good faith use of telehealth during the emergency, and the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) provided flexibility for healthcare providers to reduce or waive beneficiary cost-sharing for telehealth visits paid by federal healthcare programs. HHS Secretary Alex Azar released the following statement: "Thanks to the Public Health...
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  • Statement from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the Establishment of a Primary Dealer Credit Facility

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    (March 17, 2020) - - Today (March 17, 2020), the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement on the establishment of a primary dealer credit facility (PDCF) by the Federal Reserve Board: “I have just sent Chairman Jerome Powell a letter confirming that I approve the establishment of the PDCF to provide liquidity to the financial system pursuant to section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act and the Board’s Regulation A. The global coronavirus outbreak has contributed to significant financial market volatility. The establishment of a PDCF will help address illiquidity, mitigate disruptions in funding markets, support smooth market functioning and help facilitate the availability of credit to American workers and businesses. To make the
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  • Statement from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin Regarding House-passed Coronavirus Response Legislation

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    (March 16, 2020) - - On March 14, 2020 the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following Statement from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin Regarding House-passed Coronavirus Response Legislation:

    “This bill will provide significant relief to small businesses that cannot afford the employee costs associated with coronavirus. The bill provides a dollar for dollar reimbursement for coronavirus related sick leave costs. To protect businesses concerned about cash flow, the Treasury will use its regulatory authority to advance funds to employers in a number of ways. Employers will be able to use cash deposited with the IRS to pay sick leave wages. Additionally, for businesses that would not have sufficient taxes to draw from, Treasury will use its regulatory authority to make advances to small businesses to cover such costs.”
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

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    (March 6, 2020) - - Today (March 6, 2020), 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 Michael R. Pompeo’s meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York. Secretary Pompeo and Secretary-General Guterres discussed the recent progress towards a political settlement in Afghanistan, as well as ongoing developments in Yemen, Libya and Syria. With respect to Syria, they discussed the importance of an enduring ceasefire and continuing UN authorized cross-border aid deliveries. Secretary Pompeo also reiterated his outrage at the decision by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to publish a database of companies...
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  • Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on UN Blacklist of Companies

    Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on UN “Blacklist” of Companies | site |



    (March 6, 2020) - - On March 3, 2020 the U.S. Department of Commerce published the following Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on UN “Blacklist” of Companies:

    On February 12, 2020, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a “blacklist” of companies, including several U.S. companies, that do business in Israel-controlled territories. Boycotts against Israel and companies doing business with and in Israel are contrary to longstanding U.S. policy. The UN “blacklist” is anti-business, seeks to isolate Israel, has no factual basis or legal force whatsoever, and should not be adhered to in any respect. The Government of the United States fully supports the U.S. companies identified on the list and encourages all U.S. businesses to continue to work with and invest in Israeli as well as Palestinian communities.
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  • Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Earl Comstock

    Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Earl Comstock

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    (March 2, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce published the following Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Earl Comstock:

    I would like to thank Earl Comstock for honoring his commitment to serve for three years as Director of Policy and Strategic Planning at the Department of Commerce. I value his wise counsel, his deep policy expertise, his innovative thinking and leadership, and I thank him for his service to the American people. I know he will excel in whatever new role he takes on and wish him the very best.
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  • Statement by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Visit to Pakistan

    Statement by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Visit to Pakistan

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    (February 26, 2020) - - Today (February 26, 2020), the U.S. Department of Commerce published the following information:



    Statement by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Visit to Pakistan

    As President Trump said this week, “Our relationship with Pakistan is a very good one.” The United States is Pakistan’s largest export destination. U.S. companies have a long history of doing business in Pakistan, contributing to its economic development and providing high-value jobs. The work Pakistan has begun to do to fight terrorism and promote security is affording the United States and Pakistan the opportunity to strengthen and expand trade in the region and between our countries. Building on the productive discussions between President Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan during this Administration, I met with Prime...
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    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces 1 Billion Dollars to Upgrade American Infrastructure
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    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces $1 Billion to Upgrade American Infrastructure | site |




    (September 16, 2020) - - Today, September 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Trump Administration will invest $1 billion in American infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The funding has been awarded to 70 projects in 44 states. “This Administration is making significant investments in infrastructure, and this $1 billion in BUILD grants will repair, rebuild, and revitalize transportation systems across America,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao. Fiscal Year 2020 BUILD Transportation grants are for planning and capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and were awarded on a competitiv
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    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Delivers on Promise to Protect Free Inquiry and Religious Liberty
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    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Delivers on Promise to Protect Free Inquiry and Religious Liberty | site |



    Announces final rule that upholds fundamental rights guaranteed by the First Amendment



    (September 9, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Education published today, September 9, 2020, the following information:

    WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered on her promise to protect free inquiry and religious liberty on campus by publishing the Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities final rule. The new rule will ensure that public institutions of higher education uphold fundamental rights guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and that private institutions of higher education adhere to their own policies regarding freedom of speech, including academic freedom. The final rule also ensures the equal treatment and constitutional
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    09-21-2020, 12:29 PM
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    U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Meeting with Tiananmen Square Survivors
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    U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Meeting with Tiananmen Square Survivors| site |


    (June 3, 2020) - - Today (June 3, 2020), U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus provided the following information:

    Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo was honored to meet yesterday with Wang Dan, Su Xiaokang, Liane Lee, and Henry Li – four of the thousands of brave participants in the heroic protests for democracy that were brutally put down by the Chinese Communist Party on June 4, 1989.
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    06-05-2020, 03:39 AM
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    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves Second Wave of Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plans
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    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves Second Wave of Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plans| site |



    Plans detail how states will use federal investment to offer students multiple pathways to success


    (May 29, 2020) - - Today (May 29, 2020), the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Department of Education has approved nine additional career and technical education (CTE) state plans. Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming are the latest states to have their CTE plans approved under the new, bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21stCentury Act (Perkins V), which was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on July 31, 2018. "Thanks to the president's leadership, the new career and technical education law gives local leaders the flexibility to make...
    06-05-2020, 03:03 AM
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    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Iraqi Prime Minister Kadhimi
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    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Iraqi Prime Minister Kadhimi| site |



    (May 22, 2020) - - Today (May 22, 2020), Morgan Ortagus, Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson, provided the following information:

    Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to discuss Iraq’s economic crisis as well as the upcoming U.S.-Iraq Strategic Dialogue. Secretary Pompeo urged Prime Minister Kadhimi to pursue real reforms as he works with international institutions to provide financial assistance to Iraq.
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    05-26-2020, 04:34 AM

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