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  • Attorney General Sessions Issues Statement on Judicial Ruling Declaring California Senate Bill 50 Unconstitutional

    Attorney General Sessions Issues Statement on Judicial Ruling Declaring California Senate Bill 50 Unconstitutional




    (November 2, 2018) - - On this date, the United States Department of Justice published the following information: Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued the following statement regarding the court’s ruling in the Eastern District of California declaring California Senate Bill 50 (SB 50) unconstitutional: “The court’s ruling is a firm rejection of California’s assertion that, by legislation, it could dictate how and when the federal government sells federal land. This was a stunning assertion of constitutional power by California, and it was properly and promptly dismissed by the district judge. It is unfortunate that, in the interim, California forced both the Justice Department and the court to spend valuable time and resources to dispose of its baseless...
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  • Statement From Attorney General Sessions on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment

    Statement From Attorney General Sessions on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment



    (November 2, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Justice published (today) the following statement from Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released its 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment, a comprehensive, strategic assessment of the illicit drug threats facing the United States. Attorney General Sessions made the following statement about the report: “This new report from the DEA confirms that transnational drug cartels and foreign drug labs, working with street gangs, are flooding our communities with drugs like heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamines,” Attorney General Sessions said. “But under the Trump Administration, we are hammering these groups. I have restored commonsense criminal charging and sentencing...
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  • Attorney General Sessions Delivered the Following Statement About Today’s Tragedy in Pittsburgh

    Attorney General Sessions Delivered the Following Statement About Today’s Tragedy in Pittsburgh




    (October 27, 2018) - - Attorney General Sessions today issued the following statement on the horrific tragedy in Pittsburgh: “Hatred and violence on the basis of religion can have no place in our society,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. “Every American has the right to attend their house of worship in safety. Today 11 innocent people were suddenly and viciously murdered during religious services and several law enforcement officers were shot. These alleged crimes are reprehensible and utterly repugnant to the values of this nation. Accordingly, the Department of Justice will file hate crimes and other criminal charges against the defendant, including charges that could lead to the death penalty. “It has been an important week for us to show gratitude for the hard work of ou...
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  • Attorney General Sessions Issues Statement in Support of the Administration’s National Counterterrorism Strategy

    Attorney General Sessions Issues Statement in Support of the Administration’s National Counterterrorism Strategy



    Washington, DC - - (October 4, 2018) - - Attorney General Jeff Sessions today issued the following statement in support of the Administration’s release of a National Counterterrorism Strategy: “The first duty of any government is to keep its citizens safe,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. “The terrorist threat to this nation remains serious, but under President Donald Trump, the Department of Justice has done its part to protect the American people. Every day, our officers are working around the clock and around the world to identify, disrupt, and investigate terrorists and their enablers. This past Christmas we successfully thwarted an alleged planned attack on San Francisco. Today, the Trump administration takes an historic next step by releasing its National Co...
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  • Statement by Attorney General Sessions Supporting Proposed Legislation to Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    Statement by Attorney General Sessions Supporting Proposed Legislation to Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems




    (September 25, 2018) - - Attorney General Sessions today issued the following statement of support for legislation to counter threats from unmanned aircraft systems: “From the Wright Brothers to John Glenn to today, Americans have been at the leading edge of aeronautics and made breakthroughs that have changed our world for the better. Drone technology, one of the latest of these inventions, promises to strengthen us economically by creating American jobs and transforming American industry. Unfortunately, however, this new tool can also be used to wreak havoc by criminals, terrorists and other bad actors. That is why the Trump administration has worked on legal reforms to enable law-abiding people to use this technology for good while protecting them from those who would u...
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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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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks at the Alliance Defending Freedom's Summit on Religious Liberty

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks at the Alliance Defending Freedom's Summit on Religious Liberty


    Alliance Defending Freedom's Summit on Religious Liberty, ML
    ~ Wednesday, August 8, 2018



    Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you all for being here. On behalf of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, I want to thank all of you for your work for and commitment to religious freedom at such a time as this. As President Trump said to the National Prayer Breakfast last year, “freedom of religion is a sacred right, but it is also…under threat all around us…I’ve never seen it so openly [threatened].” This is a problem around the world. In the Middle East, some religious minorities like the Yazidis and Christians, after centuries of coexistence with religious majorities, are facing the possibility of extinction. In Russia, it is ill
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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks to Turning Point USA's High School Leadership Summit

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks to Turning Point USA's High School Leadership Summit




    (July 24, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Justice published (substantially) the following:



    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks to Turning Point USA's High School Leadership Summit



    Washington, DC ~ Tuesday, July 24, 2018


    Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you, Charlie for that generous introduction and thank you for your strong advocacy for our First Amendment rights at more than 1,100 schools across America. I also want to thank Candace Owens. I know a lot of people love the way Candace Owens thinks. I’m told that later today you’ll hear from Guy Benson, Jason Miller, and my friend and former colleague Senator Purdue. This is a fabulous opportunity. I’m pleased to see that my home sta
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Host Public Engagement Sessions across Great Lakes Basin

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Host Public Engagement Sessions across Great Lakes Basin


    News from Region 05


    Chicago, IL - - (June 1, 2018) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a series of public engagement sessions this summer to update the public on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and to seek their input on future priorities. The first engagement session will be held on June 13 in Toledo, followed by sessions in Rochester, Duluth, Milwaukee, Saginaw, and Chicago.

    EPA and its federal partners are in the process of developing Action Plan III, which will outline priorities and goals for the GLRI for 2020-2024. Action Plan III will identify five focus areas for environmental progress:
    • Toxic substances and areas of concern
    • Invasive species
    • Nonpoint source pollution impacts on nearshore health
    • Habitat and species[
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  • Attorney General Sessions Announces 311 New Assistant United States Attorney Positions

    On the 500th Day of the Trump Administration, Attorney General Sessions Announces 311 New Assistant United States Attorney Positions



    Largest Increase in AUSAs in Decades Allocates Prosecutors to Focus on Violent Crime, Civil Enforcement, and Immigration Crimes


    (June 4, 2018) - - On today's date, the U.S. Department of Justice published the following information: Today, on the 500th day of the Trump Administration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice is taking a dramatic step to increase resources to combat violent crime, enforce our immigration laws, and help roll back the devastating opioid crisis. In the largest increase in decades, the Department of Justice is allocating 311 new Assistant United States Attorneys to assist in priority areas. Those allocations are as follows: 190 violent crime prosecutors, 86 civil enforcement prosecutors
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  • Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks to the Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies 2018 Spring Conference

    Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks to the Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies 2018 Spring Conference




    Scottsdale, AZ - - (May 7, 2018) - - Remarks by U.S. Attorney General Sessions (as prepared for delivery): Thank you, Mark, for that kind introduction. And thank you for your more than 30 years of service in law enforcement. I also want to thank Bob McConnell for putting on this event, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety for hosting us. The Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies and its members are an essential part of the law enforcement community, and this conference is an opportunity for more collaboration and information sharing. That makes all of us better at our shared task of protecting our country from violence and crime. I want to thank Bob and the Association for your friendship and for your strong support for me personally go...
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  • U.S. Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks on the Drug Crisis in America

    U.S. Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks on the Drug Crisis in America



    Billings, MT - - (April 27, 2018) - - (Remarks as prepared for delivery):


    Thank you, Kurt for that kind introduction. Thank you for your seven years of service to the Department of Justice and for your leadership now as United States Attorney. I want to thank Lenette for hosting us here today. And thank you for all of the work that you do to help people walk the difficult road to recovery. And thank you to the other compassionate treatment providers who are here. It is an honor to be with you all. I am here today to discuss some of the actions that the Department of Justice has taken to help end our nation’s drug crisis—actions that I believe benefit us all. But before I do that, I want to say thank you to everyone here who helps us fight the drug epidemic—especially our fabulous law enforcement office
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  • Attorney General Sessions Names David Muhlhausen Executive Director of Federal Interagency Council on Crime Prevention and Improving Reentry

    Attorney General Sessions Names David Muhlhausen Executive Director of Federal Interagency Council on Crime Prevention and Improving Reentry





    Dr. David Muhlhausen




    (April 6, 2018) - - Attorney General Jeff Sessions today named Director of the National Institute of Justice Dr. David Muhlhausen as Executive Director of Federal Interagency Council on Crime Prevention and Improving Reentry (FIRC) and announced that Ja’Ron Smith, Domestic Policy Council Director of Urban Affairs and Revitalization, was also announced as the White House liaison to the FIRC. "Recidivism rates in this country are unacceptably high," Attorney General Sessions said. "That means more costs for society, more dangerous work for our law enforcement officers, and more crime. That's why, under President Trump's leadership, the Department of Justice is committed to improving o...
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  • Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks at the 26th Annual Law Enforcement Legislative Day Hosted by the California Peace Officers

    Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks at the 26th Annual Law Enforcement Legislative Day Hosted by the California Peace Officers' Association


    Attorney General Sessions



    Sacramento, CA

    ~ Wednesday, March 7, 2018



    Remarks as prepared for delivery. Thank you, Mark for that kind introduction, for your leadership with the CPOA, and most all for your 22 years of service in law enforcement. I also want to thank all of the other law enforcement leaders who are here today: Sheriff Bill Brown of the California State Sheriffs’ Association Chief Ed Medrano of the California Police Chiefs Association Mark Brewster of the California Narcotic Officers Association District Attorney Todd Riebe of the California District Attorneys Association, and Commissioner Warren Stanley of the California Highway Patrol. It is a special honor to be
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  • Statement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the Arrest in Israel

    Statement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the Arrest in Israel

    Statement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the Arrest in Israel




    Washington, DC - - (March 23, 2017) - - Today, U.S. Attorney General Sessions released the following statement on the arrest in Israel:

    “Today’s arrest in Israel is the culmination of a large-scale investigation spanning multiple continents for hate crimes against Jewish communities across our country. The Department of Justice is committed to protecting the civil rights of all Americans, and we will not tolerate the targeting of any community in this country on the basis of their religious beliefs. I commend the FBI and Israeli National Police for their outstanding work on this case.”



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    Attorney General Sessions Issues Statement on Judicial Ruling Declaring California Senate Bill 50 Unconstitutional
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    Attorney General Sessions Issues Statement on Judicial Ruling Declaring California Senate Bill 50 Unconstitutional




    (November 2, 2018) - - On this date, the United States Department of Justice published the following information: Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued the following statement regarding the court’s ruling in the Eastern District of California declaring California Senate Bill 50 (SB 50) unconstitutional: “The court’s ruling is a firm rejection of California’s assertion that, by legislation, it could dictate how and when the federal government sells federal land. This was a stunning assertion of constitutional power by California, and it was properly and promptly dismissed by the district judge. It is unfortunate that, in the interim, California forced both the Justice Department and the court to spend valuable time and resources to dispose of its baseless...
    11-05-2018, 12:07 PM
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    Statement From Attorney General Sessions on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment
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    Statement From Attorney General Sessions on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment



    (November 2, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Justice published (today) the following statement from Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released its 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment, a comprehensive, strategic assessment of the illicit drug threats facing the United States. Attorney General Sessions made the following statement about the report: “This new report from the DEA confirms that transnational drug cartels and foreign drug labs, working with street gangs, are flooding our communities with drugs like heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamines,” Attorney General Sessions said. “But under the Trump Administration, we are hammering these groups. I have restored commonsense criminal charging and sentencing...
    11-05-2018, 05:22 AM
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    Attorney General Sessions Delivered the Following Statement About Today’s Tragedy in Pittsburgh
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    Attorney General Sessions Delivered the Following Statement About Today’s Tragedy in Pittsburgh




    (October 27, 2018) - - Attorney General Sessions today issued the following statement on the horrific tragedy in Pittsburgh: “Hatred and violence on the basis of religion can have no place in our society,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. “Every American has the right to attend their house of worship in safety. Today 11 innocent people were suddenly and viciously murdered during religious services and several law enforcement officers were shot. These alleged crimes are reprehensible and utterly repugnant to the values of this nation. Accordingly, the Department of Justice will file hate crimes and other criminal charges against the defendant, including charges that could lead to the death penalty. “It has been an important week for us to show gratitude for the hard work of ou...
    10-28-2018, 04:00 AM
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    Attorney General Sessions Issues Statement in Support of the Administration’s National Counterterrorism Strategy
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    Attorney General Sessions Issues Statement in Support of the Administration’s National Counterterrorism Strategy



    Washington, DC - - (October 4, 2018) - - Attorney General Jeff Sessions today issued the following statement in support of the Administration’s release of a National Counterterrorism Strategy: “The first duty of any government is to keep its citizens safe,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. “The terrorist threat to this nation remains serious, but under President Donald Trump, the Department of Justice has done its part to protect the American people. Every day, our officers are working around the clock and around the world to identify, disrupt, and investigate terrorists and their enablers. This past Christmas we successfully thwarted an alleged planned attack on San Francisco. Today, the Trump administration takes an historic next step by releasing its National Co...
    10-08-2018, 10:08 AM
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    Statement by Attorney General Sessions Supporting Proposed Legislation to Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems
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    Statement by Attorney General Sessions Supporting Proposed Legislation to Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems




    (September 25, 2018) - - Attorney General Sessions today issued the following statement of support for legislation to counter threats from unmanned aircraft systems: “From the Wright Brothers to John Glenn to today, Americans have been at the leading edge of aeronautics and made breakthroughs that have changed our world for the better. Drone technology, one of the latest of these inventions, promises to strengthen us economically by creating American jobs and transforming American industry. Unfortunately, however, this new tool can also be used to wreak havoc by criminals, terrorists and other bad actors. That is why the Trump administration has worked on legal reforms to enable law-abiding people to use this technology for good while protecting them from those who would u...
    09-25-2018, 09:29 PM

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