President-elect Biden Nominates Merrick Garland for Attorney General

President-elect Biden Nominates Merrick Garland for Attorney General

Washington, D.C…. Today, President-elect Joe Biden announced key nominations for the Department of Justice: Judge Merrick Garland, nominee for Attorney General; Lisa Monaco, nominee for Deputy Attorney General; Vanita Gupta, nominee for Associate Attorney General; and Kristen Clarke, nominee for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. These nominees reflect the president-elect’s deeply held […]

McConnell Remarks on the Electoral College Count

McConnell Remarks on the Electoral College Count

Washington, DC…U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today regarding the Electoral College challenge: “We are debating a step that has never been taken in American history: Whether Congress should overrule voters and overturn a presidential election. “I have served 36 years in the Senate. This will be the most important […]

Whitehouse on Operation Warp Speed

Whitehouse on Operation Warp Speed

Washington, D.C…. President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed has developed safe and effective vaccines 5 times faster than any similar effort in history, and he has already made the vaccines free for all Americans. Nearly 20 million first doses have been allocated to States for immediate delivery and administration at their direction, and this process is […]

Hospital Pricing Transparency to Begin on January 1st

Hospital Pricing Transparency to Begin on January 1st

Washington, DC…Today, the D.C. Circuit affirmed a signature initiative of the Trump Administration, which ensures that American patients have access to the hospital pricing information they need when they need it, beginning on January 1. This transformative hospital price transparency rule has been fought at every step by the swamp and defenders of the status […]

CDC Requires Negative COVID-19 Test for Air Travelers from U.K. to U.S.

CDC Requires Negative COVID-19 Test for Air Travelers from U.K. to U.S.

Atlanta, GA… President Trump is taking another step to protect the health of the American people by requiring air passengers arriving from the United Kingdom (U.K.) to test negative, via PCR or Antigen test, no more than 72 hours before departure from the U.K. to the United States. The public health authorities in the United […]

FDA Takes Further Steps to Confront Opioid Crisis Through Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy Programs

FDA Takes Further Steps to Confront Opioid Crisis Through Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy Programs

Washington, D.C…. While our efforts to combat COVID-19 remain at the forefront of our day-to-day activities, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration also continues its work on a number of important public health issues and, in particular, the opioid crisis. We remain committed to using all facets of our regulatory authority to lessen the impact […]

Presidential Veto Message to the House of Representatives for H.R. 6395

Presidential Veto Message to the House of Representatives for H.R. 6395

Washington, D.C….To the house the representatives: I am returning, without my approval, H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (the “Act”). My Administration recognizes the importance of the Act to our national security. Unfortunately, the Act fails to include critical national security measures, includes provisions that fail to respect our veterans […]

July 1, 2020 Estimates of Population and Housing Units

July 1, 2020 Estimates of Population and Housing Units

Washington, D.C…. The U.S. Census Bureau today released July​ 1, 2020 estimate​s of the total population and voting-age population for the nation and states. Additional estimate​s for metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas, counties, cities, towns, and Puerto Rico and its municipios, as well as estimates of housing units for the nation, states and counties will be released on a […]

Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19

Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19

Washington, D.C…. Over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While overdose deaths were already increasing in the months […]

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