COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments: What You Need to know

COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments: What You Need to know

Washington, DC… The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax […]

Pelosi on Senate Passage of Third Coronavirus Response Bill

Pelosi on Senate Passage of Third Coronavirus Response Bill

Washington, DC…Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after the Senate passed the third coronavirus response bill: “Our nation faces the worst pandemic in over fifty years. Urgent action continues to be needed to address this threat to the lives and livelihood of the American people. “Tonight, the Senate voted on legislation which, thanks to the […]

DEA-led Operation Nets More Than 600 Arrests Targeting Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación

DEA-led Operation Nets More Than 600 Arrests Targeting Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación

Washington, DC…The Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration today announced the results of Project Python, a DEA-led multilateral interagency operation encompassing all global investigations and related disruption activities targeting the Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG). This announcement marks the successful conclusion of six months of investigative and enforcement activity targeting CJNG, culminating in […]

Presidential Message on the 150th Anniversary of the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

Presidential Message on the 150th Anniversary of the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

Promontory, Utah…One hundred fifty years ago, the first transcontinental railroad in the United States was completed, and our Nation was changed forever. On May 10, 1869, the final golden spike was driven into the ground at Promontory Summit, Utah, joining the tracks of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads. This unbroken rail line of […]

Four States Led By Washington AG Ferguson Sue Trump Administration Over Coal Leases

Four States Led By Washington AG Ferguson Sue Trump Administration Over Coal Leases

Olympia, WA…Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management over a program to lease coal mining rights on public land, which contributes to significant coal-train traffic through the state of Washington. The lawsuit challenges Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s decision to restart […]

Caliburger Unveils “Flippy” The Burger Flipping Robot

Caliburger Unveils “Flippy” The Burger Flipping Robot

Pasadena, CA…Miso Robotics and Cali Group today unveiled Flippy, an artificial intelligence-driven robot that will work alongside kitchen staff to grill burgers at CaliBurger restaurants. Flippy had its debut at the CaliBurger location in Pasadena, California. A video demonstration captured the robotic kitchen assistant flipping burgers and placing them on buns. Flippy will roll out […]

9th Circuit Court Upholds Stay Of Immigration Order

9th Circuit Court Upholds Stay Of Immigration Order

San Francisco, CA…The 9th Circuit has deny the Trump Administration’s emergency motion for a stay. From their ruling…”To rule on the Government’s motion, we must consider several factors, including whether the Government has shown that it is likely to succeed on the merits of its appeal, the degree of hardship caused by a stay or […]

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Improving Economic Security by Strengthening and Modernizing the Unemployment Insurance System

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Improving Economic Security by Strengthening and Modernizing the Unemployment Insurance System

Washington, DC…Hi, everybody. On Tuesday, I gave my final State of the Union Address. And a focus was this: how do we make the new economy work better for everyone, not just those at the top? After the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes, we’re in the midst of the longest streak of private-sector job […]

US Flag Flies Again In Havana

US Flag Flies Again In Havana

Havana, Cuba…SECRETARY KERRY: Please be seated, everybody. Thank you very, very much. Muchas gracias. Buenos dias. I’m so sorry that we are a little bit late today, but what a beautiful ride in and how wonderful to be here. And I thank you for leaving my future transportation out here in back of me. I […]