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  • U.S. State of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's Statement on Removal of Robert E. Lee Monument

    U.S. State of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's Statement on Removal of Robert E. Lee Monument | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. State of Virginia, Office of the Governor, press release dated: September 8, 2021)

    Richmond, Virginia - - Governor Ralph Northam issued the following statement after the Robert E. Lee Monument was officially removed.




    “After 133 years, the statue of Robert E. Lee has finally come down—the last Confederate statue on Monument Avenue, and the largest in the South. The public monuments reflect the story we choose to tell about who we are as a people. It is time to display history as history, and use the public memorials to honor the full and inclusive truth of who we are today and in the future.”




    The Lee statue was erected in 1890, a generation after the Civil War, during a time in which southern states were working to reinforce white supremacist systems and structures...
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  • Federal and State Financial Regulatory Agencies issue Interagency Statement on Supervisory Practices regarding Financial Institutions affected by Hurricane Ida

    Federal and State Financial Regulatory Agencies issue Interagency Statement on Supervisory Practices regarding Financial Institutions affected by Hurricane Ida | site |



    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
    Conference of State Bank Supervisors
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    National Credit Union Administration
    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency



    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: August 30, 2021) The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, and the state regulators, collectively the agencies, recognize the serious impact of Hurricane Ida on the customers and operations of many financial institutions and will provide appropriate regulatory assistance to affected institutions subject to their super...
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  • U.S. Statement Condemning the Recent Houthi Attack Against Saudi Arabia

    U.S. Statement Condemning the Recent Houthi Attack Against Saudi Arabia

    U.S. Statement Condemning the Recent Houthi Attack Against Saudi Arabia | site |





    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State press release dated: August 31, 2021)


    Today, August 31, 2021, U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken issued the following statement: The United States strongly condemns the recent Houthi attack against Saudi Arabia that struck the civilian airport in Abha, wounding eight civilians and damaging a commercial airliner. Since the beginning of the year, Saudi Arabia has endured more than 240 attacks from the Houthis, who have endangered the Saudi people alongside more than 70,000 U.S. citizens residing in Saudi Arabia. The Houthis have also intensified their attacks inside of Yemen in recent weeks, particularly their offensive on Marib. This costly, stalemated offensive is exacerbating Yemen’s humanitarian crisis. The Houthi attacks are perpetuating the conflict, prolonging the sufferin
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  • U.S. Small Business Administrator Statement on meeting with President Biden, Cabinet Officials, Private Sector Leaders to Discuss Strengthening Cybersecurity

    SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman Statement on meeting with President Biden, Cabinet Officials, Private Sector Leaders to Discuss Strengthening Cybersecurity for America’s Small Business Economy | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: August 26, 2021) Washington - - Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman released the following statement after participating in a meeting with President Joseph R. Biden, other members of his Cabinet and national security team, and private sector and education leaders to discuss how to improve our nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure for its 31 million small businesses. “As businesses and individuals face more prevalent and sophisticated cyber threats, we must take decisive action to confront this ever-growing challenge. President Biden has prioritized this critical issue that affects both...
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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 | 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. Department of State publishes Statement by the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS

    U.S. Department of State publishes Statement by the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS | site |





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


    Statement by the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS

    The Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS strongly condemns the attacks that occurred in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26, 2021. We grieve for the loss of Afghan and British civilians, and American service members at the hands of Daesh/ISIS terrorists. The tragic loss of life is only compounded by the fact that those killed were endeavoring to evacuate or working to conduct that humanitarian mission. The Coalition and its partners continue to stand shoulder to shoulder, as we did when we fought to achieve the territorial defeat of Daesh/ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Daesh/ISIS remains a determined enemy and we will continue to take necess...
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  • U.S. Department of State publishes Joint Statement on Afghanistan Evacuation Travel Assurances

    U.S. Department of State publishes Joint Statement on Afghanistan Evacuation Travel Assurances | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson, media note press release dated: August 29, 2021)


    Joint Statement on Afghanistan Evacuation Travel Assurances


    The text of the following statement was released initially by the Governments of the United States of America, Albania, Australia, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Canada, Central African Republic, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Eswatini, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan,...
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  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport

    Statement by U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Defense [DOD] press release dated: August 26, 2021)


    Statement by U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport


    On behalf of the men and women of the Department of Defense, I express my deepest condolences to the loved ones and teammates of all those killed and wounded in Kabul today. Terrorists took their lives at the very moment these troops were trying to save the lives of others. We mourn their loss. We will treat their wounds. And we will support their families in what will most assuredly be devastating grief. But we will not be dissuaded from the task at hand. To do anything less -- especially now -- would dishonor the purpose and sacrifice these men and women have ...
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  • Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby on Morning of August 26 Attack on HKIA

    Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby on Morning of August 26 Attack on HKIA | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Defense [DOD] press release dated: August 26, 2021)


    Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby on Morning of August 26 Attack on HKIA


    We can confirm that a number of U.S. service members were killed in today’s complex attack at Kabul airport. A number of others are being treated for wounds. We also know that a number of Afghans fell victim to this heinous attack.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones and teammates of all those killed and injured.
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  • United Nations Security Council Press Statement on ISIL/Da’esh

    United Nations Security Council Press Statement on ISIL/Da’esh

    United Nations Security Council Press Statement on ISIL/Da’esh | site |



    (Information contained in United Nations [UN] Security Council press release dated: 19 August 2021)


    Security Council Press Statement on ISIL/Da’esh


    The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President T.S. Tirumurti (India): In a ministerial-level briefing today, the members of Security Council discussed the findings of the thirteenth report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed by ISIL (Da’esh) to international peace and security and the range of United Nations efforts in support of Member States countering the threat. The members of the Security Council noted with deep concern that ISIL (Da’esh) and other terrorist groups continue to exploit, both online and offline, the disruption, grievances and development setbacks linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, as reflected in the thirteenth repor...
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  • Statement by NATO Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan

    Statement by NATO Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan

    Statement by NATO Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan | site |



    Issued in Brussels, 20 August 2021


    (Information contained in North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] press release dated: August 20, 2021)





    Statement by NATO Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan


    1. We, the Foreign Ministers of NATO, met today to discuss the difficult situation in Afghanistan. 2. We are united in our deep concern about the grave events in Afghanistan and call for an immediate end to the violence. We also express deep concerns about reports of serious human rights violations and abuses across Afghanistan. We affirm our commitment to the statement by the UN Security Council on 16 August, and we call for adherence to international norms and standards on human rights and international humanitaria...
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  • Joint Statement from HHS Public Health and Medical Experts on COVID-19 Booster Shots

    Joint Statement from HHS Public Health and Medical Experts on COVID-19 Booster Shots | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release dated: August 18, 2021)

    "Today, public health and medical experts from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the following statement on the Administration’s plan for COVID-19 booster shots for the American people." The statement is attributable to Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Dr. Janet Woodcock, Acting Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General; Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID); Dr. Rachel Levine, Assistant Secretary for Health; Dr....
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  • Statement by U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power - - Passing of Colleague

    Statement by U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power - - Passing of Colleague | site |


    Passing of USAID Colleague Tresja Denysenko


    (Information contained in U.S. Agency for International Development [USAID] press release dated: August 19, 2021)



    STATEMENT BY USAID ADMINISTRATOR SAMANTHA POWER


    Passing of USAID Colleague Tresja Denysenko

    It is with great sadness that on behalf of the USAID family I relay the passing of Tresja Denysenko, a tireless disaster response expert with our Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance. Tresja passed away unexpectedly on August 19, 2021, while serving on USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) responding to the devastating earthquake in Haiti. I want to express my heartfelt condolences to Tresja’s family, friends, and colleagues. Tresja first joined USAID in 2005, and during her career ...
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  • U.S. Embassy in Turkey Statement Regarding Firefighting Cooperation

    U.S. Embassy in Turkey Statement Regarding Firefighting Cooperation

    U.S. Embassy in Turkey Statement Regarding Firefighting Cooperation | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Embassy in Turkey press release dated: August 18, 2021)


    U.S. Embassy Statement Regarding Firefighting Cooperation
    ​​​​​

    We are pleased that two CH-47 Chinook helicopters provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. European Command could participate in a joint effort to fight fires in Turkey’s Mugla, Dalaman region. The helicopters completed water bucket drops in support of the firefighting effort. We commend the dedicated and successful efforts of Turkish firefighting teams to contain the wildfires. After consultation with Turkish authorities, the two CH-47 Chinook helicopters have concluded their mission in Turkey, just as other international partners are also scaling back their engagement. The United States Government will always stand with our Turkish Allies. We look...
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    U.S. State of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's Statement on Removal of Robert E. Lee Monument
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    U.S. State of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's Statement on Removal of Robert E. Lee Monument | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. State of Virginia, Office of the Governor, press release dated: September 8, 2021)

    Richmond, Virginia - - Governor Ralph Northam issued the following statement after the Robert E. Lee Monument was officially removed.




    “After 133 years, the statue of Robert E. Lee has finally come down—the last Confederate statue on Monument Avenue, and the largest in the South. The public monuments reflect the story we choose to tell about who we are as a people. It is time to display history as history, and use the public memorials to honor the full and inclusive truth of who we are today and in the future.”




    The Lee statue was erected in 1890, a generation after the Civil War, during a time in which southern states were working to reinforce white supremacist systems and structures...
    09-08-2021, 04:02 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal and State Financial Regulatory Agencies issue Interagency Statement on Supervisory Practices regarding Financial Institutions affected by Hurricane Ida
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal and State Financial Regulatory Agencies issue Interagency Statement on Supervisory Practices regarding Financial Institutions affected by Hurricane Ida | site |



    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
    Conference of State Bank Supervisors
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    National Credit Union Administration
    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency



    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: August 30, 2021) The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, and the state regulators, collectively the agencies, recognize the serious impact of Hurricane Ida on the customers and operations of many financial institutions and will provide appropriate regulatory assistance to affected institutions subject to their super...
    09-04-2021, 09:36 PM
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    U.S. Statement Condemning the Recent Houthi Attack Against Saudi Arabia
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    U.S. Statement Condemning the Recent Houthi Attack Against Saudi Arabia | site |





    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State press release dated: August 31, 2021)


    Today, August 31, 2021, U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken issued the following statement: The United States strongly condemns the recent Houthi attack against Saudi Arabia that struck the civilian airport in Abha, wounding eight civilians and damaging a commercial airliner. Since the beginning of the year, Saudi Arabia has endured more than 240 attacks from the Houthis, who have endangered the Saudi people alongside more than 70,000 U.S. citizens residing in Saudi Arabia. The Houthis have also intensified their attacks inside of Yemen in recent weeks, particularly their offensive on Marib. This costly, stalemated offensive is exacerbating Yemen’s humanitarian crisis. The Houthi attacks are perpetuating the conflict, prolonging the sufferin
    ...
    09-01-2021, 05:54 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Small Business Administrator Statement on meeting with President Biden, Cabinet Officials, Private Sector Leaders to Discuss Strengthening Cybersecurity
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    SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman Statement on meeting with President Biden, Cabinet Officials, Private Sector Leaders to Discuss Strengthening Cybersecurity for America’s Small Business Economy | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: August 26, 2021) Washington - - Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman released the following statement after participating in a meeting with President Joseph R. Biden, other members of his Cabinet and national security team, and private sector and education leaders to discuss how to improve our nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure for its 31 million small businesses. “As businesses and individuals face more prevalent and sophisticated cyber threats, we must take decisive action to confront this ever-growing challenge. President Biden has prioritized this critical issue that affects both...
    09-01-2021, 04:17 AM
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    Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III On the End of the American War in Afghanistan
    by Staff Reporter 1
    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
    ​​

    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...
    08-31-2021, 08:18 AM

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