Hubble’s Galaxies With Knots, Bursts

09/21/2018: NASA Image of the Day

In the northern constellation of Coma Berenices lies the impressive Coma Cluster — a structure of over a thousand galaxies bound together by gravity.

Government at Work - The White House

1/17/17: White House Press Briefing

01/17/2017: White House Press Briefings

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.

A Gem from the Archive: Happy Birthday, POTUS!

08/04/2016: White House Video

https://youtu.be/0TEDzAkM8Ps

The President meets with the summer interns of 2009 at the White House, and they surprise him with a birthday serenade and card. His parting words to them are, "The American people are waiting for you, they are ready for your leadership."

Weekly Address: The Honor of Serving You as President

01/14/2017: President Obama's Weekly Address

President Obama delivered his final weekly address thanking the American people for making him a better President and a better man.

Government at Work - Today

Weekly Schedule

06/28/2019: US House of Reps

FRIDAY JUNE 29, 2018
The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. in a Pro Forma session. No votes are expected in the House.

MONDAY JULY 2, 2018
The House will not be in session.

TUESDAY JULY 3, 2018
The House will meet at 11:00 a.m. in a Pro Forma session. No votes are expected in the House.

WEDNESDAY JULY 4, 2018
The House will not be in session.

THURSDAY JULY 5, 2018
The House will not be in session. 

FRIDAY JULY 6, 2018

The House will meet at 10:30 a.m. in a pro forma session. No votes are expected.

Government at Work - Alerts

Living with Pain (A Cup of Health with CDC)

09/13/2018: A Cup of Health with CDC

https://tools.cdc.gov/podcasts/download.mp3?m=302086&c=383083&e=6363395

Millions of adults are affected by chronic pain, which can limit activities of daily life and also cause anxiety and depression and increase the risk of opioid problems. In this podcast, Dr. Chad Helmick discusses the importance of getting a diagnosis to help guide treatment and several steps that can be taken for pain management.

FEMA Registration Deadline for April’s Storm Damage is Monday

08/26/2018: FEMA Region 9

HONOLULU—Tomorrow is the last day to register for federal assistance. Kaua’i County and the City and County of Honolulu residents with losses as a result of April’s Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides have through Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 to register for disaster assistance with FEMA. Recovery officials urge residents who have yet to register to do so before the deadline.

 

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Europe Travel Alert

11/16/2017: International Travel Alerts

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.

U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. 

Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe. Last year, mass casualty attacks occurred at a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany in December and a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey on New Year’s Eve. While local governments continue counterterrorism operations, the Department remains concerned about the potential for future terrorist attacks. U.S. citizens should always be alert to the possibility that terrorist sympathizers or self-radicalized extremists may conduct attacks with little or no warning.

Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities as viable targets. In addition, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, high-profile events, educational institutions, airports, and other soft targets remain priority locations for possible attacks. U.S. citizens should exercise additional vigilance in these and similar locations.

Terrorists persist in employing a variety of tactics, including firearms, explosives, using vehicles as ramming devices, and sharp-edged weapons that are difficult to detect prior to an attack.

If you are traveling between countries in Europe, please check the website of the U.S. embassy or consulate in your destination city for any recent security messages. Review security information from local officials, who are responsible for the safety and security of all visitors to their host country. U.S. citizens should also:

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities. Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Have an emergency plan of action ready.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

We continue to work closely with our European partners and allies on the threat from international terrorism. Information is routinely shared between the United States and our key partners to disrupt terrorist plotting, identify and take action against potential operatives, and strengthen our defenses against potential threats.

For further information:

Government at Work - Archives

Weekly Schedule

06/28/2019: US House of Reps

FRIDAY JUNE 29, 2018
The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. in a Pro Forma session. No votes are expected in the House.

MONDAY JULY 2, 2018
The House will not be in session.

TUESDAY JULY 3, 2018
The House will meet at 11:00 a.m. in a Pro Forma session. No votes are expected in the House.

WEDNESDAY JULY 4, 2018
The House will not be in session.

THURSDAY JULY 5, 2018
The House will not be in session. 

FRIDAY JULY 6, 2018

The House will meet at 10:30 a.m. in a pro forma session. No votes are expected.

The Santillana Codes

11/27/2017: Library of Congress

This is a guest post by Hazel Ceron, external relations intern with the Law Library of Congress. On October 26th, the Law Library of Congress, in collaboration with the Friends of the Law Library of Congress, the Embassy of Tunisia, and the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Division (AMED), hosted a book talk on The Santillana […]

Government at Work - Issues

Stepping up Action to End Forced Labour, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

09/24/2018: State Department Blog

The United States took another bold step in the global fight to combat modern slavery—also known as human trafficking. On September 24, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan co-hosted the event “Stepping up Action to End Forced Labour, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking,”

Climate, Environment, and Conservation: U.S. Delegation to the G-7 Environment, Energy, and Oceans Ministerial in Halifax

09/17/2018: Climate, Environment, and Conservation

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 17, 2018


The Group of Seven (G-7) Environment, Energy, and Oceans Ministerial will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 19–21, 2018. The State Department delegation, led by Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries William Gibbons-Fly, will include senior officers from the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs and the Bureau of Energy Resources. Other senior officials representing the United States will include Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler; Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette; and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere Tim Gallaudet.

The Ministerial includes high-level discussions on improving the health of the world’s oceans and the blue economy; energy production and transportation; and climate change.

For press inquiries, please contact OES-PA-DG@state.gov

Minnesota Real Estate Company, Realtor, And Accountant Indicted For Mail And Wire Fraud Scheme Affecting U.S. Financial Institutions

08/19/2018: Department of Justice Antitrust

A federal grand jury returned an indictment against a real estate company, a realtor, and his accountant for participating in a long-running conspiracy to defraud companies, including financial institutions, in connection with foreclosed properties in the Minneapolis area and elsewhere, the Department of Justice announced.