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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces Key Staff Appointments

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces Key Staff Appointments | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: July 9, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced several key additions to HUD staff since March. These talented and diverse individuals join HUD ready to deliver results for the American people by tackling our nation’s housing challenges to build a stronger, more equitable America.

    Appointees are listed below in alphabetical order. Previously announced appointees are listed here and here.

    Victoria Brown, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary Mikaela Gerwin, Special Assistant and Briefing Book Coordinator, Office of the Secretary David Gonzalez Rice, Special Assistant for Housing and Services, Office of the Secretary Caitlin Grady, Director of Scheduli
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  • Statement by Miguel Cardona Secretary of Education on the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education

    Statement by Miguel Cardona Secretary of Education on the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: June 24, 2021)



    Statement by Miguel Cardona Secretary of Education on the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education



    Good morning Chair Scott and Ranking Member Foxx. I am pleased to join you today, and I am proud to testify about the policies and priorities of the Department of Education, including President Biden's fiscal year 2022 Budget Request for the Department of Education. The full fiscal year 2022 Budget Request, which was released a little over two weeks ago, makes good on President Biden's campaign commitment to reverse years of underinvestment in Federal education programs and would begin to address the significant inequities that millions of students—primarily students of...
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  • Kiran Ahuja Sworn in as Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

    Kiran Ahuja Sworn in as Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

    Kiran Ahuja Sworn in as Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management | site |



    (Information contained in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management press release dated: June 24, 2021) Washington - - Today, Kiran Arjandas Ahuja was officially sworn in as the 13th Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Director Ahuja took the oath this morning after the Senate voted to confirm her on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. After more than two decades in public service and executive nonprofit work, she was nominated by President Joe Biden for her current role. Director Ahuja is the first South Asian American and first Asian American woman to lead OPM. In her role, Director Ahuja will lead OPM in its work to recruit, retain, and honor the American workforce that’s landing rovers on Mars, fighting climate change and cancer, and building the country back better. Previously, Director Ahuja served as OPM Chief of Staff from 2015-201...
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  • U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Trip to Portugal

    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Trip to Portugal

    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Trip to Portugal | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: June 22, 2021) Washington - - On June 21-22, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas traveled to Portugal to represent the United States alongside the Department of Justice at the biannual U.S.-EU Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Ministerial. Secretary Mayorkas met bilaterally with European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas, European Commissioner Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner Didier Reynders, Portuguese Minister of Interior Eduardo Cabrita, and Portuguese Minister of Justice Francisca Van Dunem. He also met with DHS employees based in Portugal. “The United States is proud to stand with the European Union as a steadfast partner and we look forward to continued cooperation across shared interests, such as addressing violent e...
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Reconvenes the Council on Underserved Communities

    U.S. Small Business Administration Reconvenes the Council on Underserved Communities | site |



    SBA Administrator Guzman restores Council to address the immediate needs and concerns of underserved and underrepresented communities hit hard by COVID-19


    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: June 22, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that it is reconvening the Council on Underserved Communities (CUC) under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). In conjunction with the Biden-Harris Administration’s agenda, the restoration of the Council will help support the SBA’s prioritization of equity across its programs and initiatives. The Council will consist of 20 diverse stakeholders from every region of the country tasked with advising the SBA on strengthening and improving its strategies to help underserved...
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  • U.S. Secretary of State on United State's Leadership Role in LGBTQI Movement

    U.S. Secretary of State on United State's Leadership Role in LGBTQI Movement

    U.S. Secretary of State on United State's Leadership Role in LGBTQI Movement | site |



    Washington, DC, June 21, 2021 - - Today the U.S. Department of State issued a press release in which the Secretary of State spoke of the United State's leadership role in the LGBTQI movement.

    The release is located at https://www.state.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-at-the-atlantic-councils-front-page-pride-edition-virtual-conversation-with-jonathan-capehart-on-pressing-for-equality-engaging-on-lgbtqi-issues-around-t or press HERE
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  • Boeing Statement on U.S.-EU Understanding on Aircraft Subsidies

    Boeing Statement on U.S.-EU Understanding on Aircraft Subsidies

    Boeing Statement on U.S.-EU Understanding on Aircraft Subsidies | site |



    (Information contained in The Boeing Company press release dated: June 15, 2021)


    Chicago, June 15, 2021— Boeing today released the following statement:

    “Boeing welcomes the agreement by Airbus and the European Union that all future government support for the development or production of commercial aircraft must be provided on market terms. The understanding reached today commits the EU to addressing launch aid, and leaves in place the necessary rules to ensure that the EU and United States live up to that commitment, without requiring further WTO action. Boeing will fully support the U.S. Government’s efforts to ensure that the principles in this understanding are respected.”
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  • Testimony of Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen to the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives

    Testimony of Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen to the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: June 17, 2021)


    Testimony of Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen to the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives


    Chairman Neal, Ranking Member Brady, it’s a pleasure to be with you. When I took office back in January, the first – and most urgent – problem confronting our economy was obviously the pandemic: helping people make it to the other side of the crisis and ensuring they were met there by a robust recovery. Thanks to this Congress – and its passage of the American Rescue Plan – I believe we are well on our way towards that goal. But we have to be clear-eyed about something: The pandemic was not our only economic problem. Long before a single American was infected w...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Selects 2021 Class of E. Kika De La Garza Fellows

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Selects 2021 Class of E. Kika De La Garza Fellows | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release dated: June 17, 2021) Washington, June 17, 2021 - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the selection of 25 faculty and staff from Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) across the nation as 2021 E. Kika De La Garza Fellows. This summer fellowship program offers experiences in policymaking and research through direct interaction with every USDA agency. “These fellowships have multiple benefits for minority-serving higher education institutions,” said Lisa Ramirez, director of USDA’s Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement. “The fellows get valuable professional development, they meet federal staff for long-term collaboration opportunities, and then they share what they learned with students and colleagues at their home institutions.” The f...
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  • U.S. Department of State Renews Charter of Overseas Schools Advisory Council

    U.S. Department of State Renews Charter of Overseas Schools Advisory Council | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson press release media note dated: June 17, 2021) On March 26, 2021, the Department of State renewed the charter of the Overseas Schools Advisory Council (OSAC) to provide a formal channel for consultation and advice from U.S. corporations and foundations regarding American-sponsored overseas schools. The Under Secretary for Management has determined that renewal of the advisory committee charter is necessary and in the public interest. The Assistant Secretary for Administration will appoint the members of the committee. The committee will follow the procedures prescribed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Meetings will be open to the public unless a determination is made in accordance with the FACA Section 10(d) and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) that a meeting or a portion of the meeting should b...
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  • U.S. Department of the Treasury Issues Additional COVID-19-related Sanctions Authorizations and Guidance

    U.S. Department of the Treasury Issues Additional COVID-19-related Sanctions Authorizations and Guidance | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: June 17, 2021) Washington - - Today, in order to further aid the global fight against COVID-19, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued three general licenses (referred to as the COVID-19-related GLs) to build upon Treasury’s existing authorizations for COVID-19-related transactions and activities. The new COVID-19-related GLs expand upon longstanding humanitarian exemptions, exceptions, and authorizations to cover additional COVID-19-related transactions and activities. These include transactions and activities involving the delivery of face masks, ventilators and oxygen tanks, vaccines and the production of vaccines, COVID-19 tests, air filtration systems, and COVID-19-related field hospitals, ...
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  • Testimony of Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen to the Committee on Finance, U.S. Senate

    Testimony of Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen to the Committee on Finance, U.S. Senate | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: June 16, 2021) Chairman Wyden, Ranking Member Crapo, it’s a pleasure to be with you. When I took office back in January, the first – and most urgent – problem confronting our economy was obviously the pandemic: helping people make it to the other side of the crisis and ensuring they were met there by a robust recovery. Thanks to this Congress – and its passage of the American Rescue Plan – I believe we are well on our way towards that goal. But we have to be clear-eyed about something: The pandemic was not our only economic problem. Long before a single American was infected with COVID-19, millions of people in this country were running up against a series of long-term, structural economic challenges that undermined their ability to make a good living. For instanc...
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Trip to Mexico

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Trip to Mexico

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Trip to Mexico | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: June 16, 2021)

    Washington - - On June 14-15, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas visited Mexico during his first international trip as Secretary — a reflection of the Department of Homeland Security’s commitment to a close and deep partnership with the Government of Mexico.

    “I am proud of the partnership we are building with Mexico,” said Secretary Mayorkas. “I am looking forward to our work together on a wide range of issues, including our emergence from the

    Secretary Mayorkas is welcomed by Secretary Ebrard
    (Photo courtesy: U.S. Department of Homeland Security / DHS Photo by Zachary Hupp)

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  • U.S. Department of Education Updates Series of Student Aid Quarterly Data Reports

    U.S. Department of Education Updates Series of Student Aid Quarterly Data Reports | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: June 14, 2021)

    Today, Federal Student Aid (FSA) released two new sets of quarterly portfolio reports on its Data Center website with key data and other information about federal student aid programs as of December 31, 2020 and March 31, 2021. "We are committed to sharing data and information so that all Americans can better understand the value of federal student aid and how it actually works," said FSA Chief Richard Cordray. "We are living through novel times, and the numbers show it. We also are spotlighting recent improvements in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, while underscoring the need for more work ahead to fulfill the original promise that Congress made to police officers, firefighters, teachers, and many others." The reports reflect the novel flexi
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Releases Plan for Use of Border Barrier Funds

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Releases Plan for Use of Border Barrier Funds | site |



    DHS says Biden Administration Reaffirms Commitment to Serious Policy Solutions for Border Management


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: June 11, 2021) Washington - - Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the agency’s plan for funds the previous administration was planning to use for construction of a border wall at the Southwest border of the United States. The plan fulfills a requirement of President Biden’s Proclamation ending the diversion of funds for border wall, and outlines steps DHS will take to end wall expansion to the extent permitted by law and address life, safety, and environmental concerns. The prior administration planned to spend over $15 billion on wall construction, and diverted over $10 billion of those funds from military projects and other sour...
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces Key Staff Appointments
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces Key Staff Appointments | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: July 9, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced several key additions to HUD staff since March. These talented and diverse individuals join HUD ready to deliver results for the American people by tackling our nation’s housing challenges to build a stronger, more equitable America.

    Appointees are listed below in alphabetical order. Previously announced appointees are listed here and here.

    Victoria Brown, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary Mikaela Gerwin, Special Assistant and Briefing Book Coordinator, Office of the Secretary David Gonzalez Rice, Special Assistant for Housing and Services, Office of the Secretary Caitlin Grady, Director of Scheduli
    ...
    07-14-2021, 08:25 PM
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    Statement by Miguel Cardona Secretary of Education on the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education
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    Statement by Miguel Cardona Secretary of Education on the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: June 24, 2021)



    Statement by Miguel Cardona Secretary of Education on the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education



    Good morning Chair Scott and Ranking Member Foxx. I am pleased to join you today, and I am proud to testify about the policies and priorities of the Department of Education, including President Biden's fiscal year 2022 Budget Request for the Department of Education. The full fiscal year 2022 Budget Request, which was released a little over two weeks ago, makes good on President Biden's campaign commitment to reverse years of underinvestment in Federal education programs and would begin to address the significant inequities that millions of students—primarily students of...
    07-14-2021, 07:46 PM
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    Kiran Ahuja Sworn in as Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
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    Kiran Ahuja Sworn in as Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management | site |



    (Information contained in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management press release dated: June 24, 2021) Washington - - Today, Kiran Arjandas Ahuja was officially sworn in as the 13th Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Director Ahuja took the oath this morning after the Senate voted to confirm her on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. After more than two decades in public service and executive nonprofit work, she was nominated by President Joe Biden for her current role. Director Ahuja is the first South Asian American and first Asian American woman to lead OPM. In her role, Director Ahuja will lead OPM in its work to recruit, retain, and honor the American workforce that’s landing rovers on Mars, fighting climate change and cancer, and building the country back better. Previously, Director Ahuja served as OPM Chief of Staff from 2015-201...
    06-25-2021, 01:42 PM
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Trip to Portugal
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    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’s Trip to Portugal | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: June 22, 2021) Washington - - On June 21-22, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas traveled to Portugal to represent the United States alongside the Department of Justice at the biannual U.S.-EU Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Ministerial. Secretary Mayorkas met bilaterally with European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas, European Commissioner Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner Didier Reynders, Portuguese Minister of Interior Eduardo Cabrita, and Portuguese Minister of Justice Francisca Van Dunem. He also met with DHS employees based in Portugal. “The United States is proud to stand with the European Union as a steadfast partner and we look forward to continued cooperation across shared interests, such as addressing violent e...
    06-25-2021, 01:11 PM
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    U.S. Small Business Administration Reconvenes the Council on Underserved Communities
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    U.S. Small Business Administration Reconvenes the Council on Underserved Communities | site |



    SBA Administrator Guzman restores Council to address the immediate needs and concerns of underserved and underrepresented communities hit hard by COVID-19


    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: June 22, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that it is reconvening the Council on Underserved Communities (CUC) under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). In conjunction with the Biden-Harris Administration’s agenda, the restoration of the Council will help support the SBA’s prioritization of equity across its programs and initiatives. The Council will consist of 20 diverse stakeholders from every region of the country tasked with advising the SBA on strengthening and improving its strategies to help underserved...
    06-23-2021, 09:36 AM

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