Washington, DC - We are proud to join the Equal Rights Coalition, launched earlier this week in Montevideo, Uruguay at the Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference, as a means to strengthen international efforts to advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons.

Washington, DC - The Energy Department announced it is investing $19 million to improve the efficiency of our nation’s homes, offices, schools, hospitals, restaurants and stores. These projects will develop advanced building technologies that will help American consumers and businesses save money on their utility bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs

Washington, DC - Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order against Progressive Chevrolet Company and Progressive Motors Inc., of Massillon, Ohio, which the FTC charged with deceiving consumers by using advertising that touted low monthly car lease payments and down payments but failed to disclose other key terms of the offers.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I send my best regards to the people of Solomon Islands on the thirty-seventh anniversary of your nation’s independence this July 7.

Washington, DC - On July 13th and 14th, Special Envoy Amos J. Hochstein will travel to Bratislava, Slovakia and Athens, Greece. In Bratislava, the Special Envoy will participate in an informal meeting for EU energy ministers being held in Bratislava, Slovakia. The agenda is expected to feature conversations on support for EU Energy security and trans-Atlantic cooperation on European energy diversification.

Ann Arbor, Michigan - It's no secret that feeling positive vibes from people you work with makes the job more enjoyable.

Washington, DC - The United States strongly supports NATO’s cooperation with partners as a means to more effectively share burdens and further our common security goals.  This aligns with wider U.S. strategy of driving global cooperation on security challenges through networks of alliances and building local nation partnerships across the globe.  The Partnership for Peace (PfP), established in 1994, includes 22 European partners; the Mediterranean Dialogue (Med-D), also established in 1994, includes Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia; and the Istanbul Cooperative Initiative (ICI), established in 2004, includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and UAE. 

Swanton, Vermont - A U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) vehicle stop in Alburgh, Vermont, and subsequent investigation by the USPB, helped the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) locate a wanted fugitive in Ottawa, Canada on Thursday.  The suspect was fleeing child pornography charges in Illinois.

Phoenix, Arizona - Republic Services is pleased to announce that the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has named Republic’s Southern Nevada Recycling Center winner of the Gold Excellence Award in the Recycling Systems category. The award will be presented at SWANA’s annual conference, WASTECON®, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Washington, DC - A Chinese national was sentenced to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release Wednesday for conspiring to violate the Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations; attempting to violate the Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations; and violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. The sentencing follows an investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) and the U.S. Department of Commerce-Bureau of Industry and Security’s Office of Export Enforcement Washington Field Office.