VA Secretary Praises Congress For Extending Choice Program

VA Secretary Praises Congress For Extending Choice Program

Washington, DC…Today, following the U.S. Senate’s passage by unanimous consent this week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that extends the Veterans Choice Program (VCP) until the funding dedicated to the program is exhausted. The VCP is a critical program that increases access to care for millions of Veterans. Without this legislation, the ability […]

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 As Irish-American Heritage Month

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 As Irish-American Heritage Month

Washington, DC…BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-A PROCLAMATION- Irish Americans have made an indelible mark on the United States. From Dublin, California, to Limerick, Maine, from Emerald Isle, North Carolina, to Shamrock, Texas, we are reminded of the more than 35 million Americans of Irish descent who contribute every day to all […]

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 As Women’s History Month

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 As Women’s History Month

Washington, DC…BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA- A PROCLAMATION- We are proud of our Nation’s achievements in promoting women’s full participation in all aspects of American life and are resolute in our commitment to supporting women’s continued advancement in America and around the world. America honors the celebrated women pioneers and leaders […]

Terrorist Attack In Baghdad

Terrorist Attack In Baghdad

Washington, DC…We condemn in the strongest possible terms the horrible terrorist attacks carried out by ISIS targeting a car dealership in Baghdad, Iraq today. It is estimated that nearly fifty people were killed and many more injured. We extend our deepest condolences to the victims’ families and friends, and wish a full and quick recovery […]

Remarks By President Trump At Signing Of H.J. Resolution 41

Remarks By President Trump At Signing Of H.J. Resolution 41

Washington, DC…THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. This is a big signing, a very important signing. And this is H.J. Resolution 41, disapproving the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rule on disclosure of payments by resource extraction issuers. It’s a big deal. And I want to thank Speaker Paul Ryan for being here. He’s been […]

First Lady Melania Trump Announces the Appointment Of Anna Christina Niceta Lloyd As White House Social Secretary

First Lady Melania Trump Announces the Appointment Of Anna Christina Niceta Lloyd As White House Social Secretary

Washington, DC…First Lady Melania Trump is pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd as the White House Social Secretary. As the White House Social Secretary, Ms. Niceta Lloyd – known as Rickie – along with the First Lady, will be responsible for the planning and execution of events that take place at […]

Remarks By President Trump To Coalition Representatives & Senior U.S. Commanders

Remarks By President Trump To Coalition Representatives & Senior U.S. Commanders

Tampa, FL…THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. (Applause.) Thank you, everybody. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. That’s so nice. A lot of spirit. Great spirit for this country. Thank you, all. We have tremendous spirit and I want to thank you. We had a wonderful election, didn’t we? (Applause.) And I saw […]

Fed To Hold Steady On Interest Rates

Fed To Hold Steady On Interest Rates

Washington, DC…Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in December indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has continued to expand at a moderate pace. Job gains remained solid and the unemployment rate stayed near its recent low. Household spending has continued to rise moderately while business […]

Federal Court Grants Stay In Challenge ToTrump Immigration Ban

Federal Court Grants Stay In Challenge ToTrump Immigration Ban

New York, NY… A federal judge tonight granted the American Civil Liberties Union’s request for a nationwide temporary injunction that will block the deportation of all people stranded in U.S. airports under President Trump’s new Muslim ban. The ACLU and other legal organizations filed a lawsuit on behalf of individuals who were subject to the […]

Attorney General Ferguson Seeks Halt To Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

Attorney General Ferguson Seeks Halt To Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

Seattle, WA…Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that he is filing a lawsuit in federal court today against President Donald Trump, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and high-ranking Trump Administration officials. Ferguson’s complaint asks the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington to declare unconstitutional key provisions of President Donald Trump’s immigration […]

Starbucks Chairman & CEO Sends Message To Partners In Regards To Trump Administration

Starbucks Chairman & CEO Sends Message To Partners In Regards To Trump Administration

Seattle, WA…Starbucks chairman and ceo sent the following message to all partners (employees) on January 29, 2017. Dear partners- I write to you today with deep concern, a heavy heart and a resolute promise. Let me begin with the news that is immediately in front of us: we have all been witness to the confusion, […]

Readout Of President’s Call With Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Muhammad Bin Zayid Al Nuhayyan Of The United Arab Emirates

Readout Of President’s Call With Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Muhammad Bin Zayid Al Nuhayyan Of The United Arab Emirates

Washington, DC…President Trump spoke by telephone yesterday with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayid Al Nuhayyan of the United Arab Emirates. The two leaders reaffirmed the strong partnership between both countries and committed to further strengthen cooperation on fighting radical Islamic terrorism. They discussed recent developments in the Middle East, including the fight […]

Statement By The President On U.S. Service Member Killed In Yemen

Statement By The President On U.S. Service Member Killed In Yemen

Washington, D.C…In a successful raid against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) headquarters, brave U.S. forces were instrumental in killing an estimated 14 AQAP members and capturing important intelligence that will assist the U.S. in preventing terrorism against its citizens and people around the world. Americans are saddened this morning with news that a life […]

Mary Tyler Moore Passes Away At 80

Mary Tyler Moore Passes Away At 80

Greenwich, CT…Mary Tyler Moore Died this morning at Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut due to complications from pneumonia. Moore was born in the Brooklyn Heights section of New York on December 29th 1936 to Marjorie and George Tyler Moore. Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017) was an American actress, known for her […]

William Randolph “Randy” Abernethy 1937-2017

William Randolph “Randy” Abernethy 1937-2017

Arnold, CA… William Randolph “Randy” Abernethy was born 22 August 1937 to Peter and Jesse Abernethy in Hickory, North Carolina. He had two brothers, Peter (Boise, ID) and John (deceased) and a sister, Hannah (Anchorage, Alaska). Randy graduated from University of NC at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He married Kay Payne, and had two children, […]

2016 Marks Three Consecutive Years Of Record Warmth For The Globe

2016 Marks Three Consecutive Years Of Record Warmth For The Globe

Washington, DC…With a boost from El Nino, 2016 began with a bang. For eight consecutive months, January to August, the globe experienced record warm heat. With this as a catalyst, the 2016 globally averaged surface temperature ended as the highest since record keeping began in 1880, according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental […]

Justice Department Announces Findings Of Investigation Into Chicago Police Department

Justice Department Announces Findings Of Investigation Into Chicago Police Department

Washington, DC…The Justice Department announced today that it has found reasonable cause to believe that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) engages in a pattern or practice of using force, including deadly force, in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. The department found that CPD officers’ practices unnecessarily endanger themselves and result in unnecessary […]

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