Weekly Address: Protecting Working Americans’ Paychecks

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, the President highlighted the progress made protecting American consumers since he signed Wall Street Reform into law five years ago, including an important new step taken by the independent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau earlier this week toward … [Read more...]

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on the President’s Call with King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia

Today, the President spoke with King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia to discuss recent developments in Yemen.  The President reaffirmed the strong friendship between the United States and Saudi Arabia and emphasized the United States’ support for the action taken by Saudi Arabia, Gulf … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Taken Question: Concerns on Recent Developments in Maldives

Question: Does the United States have any comment on the arrest of the former Maldivian Defense Minister?Answer: The United States is deeply troubled by recent developments in Maldives that call into question that nation’s commitment to democracy and individual human rights. These developments include … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Visit of Counselor Thomas A. Shannon and Special Coordinator for Haiti Thomas C. Adams to the Dominican Republic and Haiti

Counselor Thomas A. Shannon and Special Coordinator for Haiti Thomas C. Adams will travel to the Dominican Republic and Haiti, March 29-31. They will meet with senior government officials, civil society, and the private sector.On March 29, Counselor Shannon and Special Coordinator Adams will travel to Santo … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Deputy Secretary Blinken to Give Remarks at the Brookings Institution on U.S. Policy in Central Asia

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will give remarks on current priorities and future prospects for U.S. engagement in Central Asia at the Brookings Institution on Tuesday, March 31, at 3:30 p.m. The Deputy Secretary will discuss how the United States plans to deepen our partnerships in the region to … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 28th Session

The outcomes of the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) underscored the importance of robust U.S. engagement at the Council, where the United States continues to work with countries from all regions to address urgent human rights concerns.  Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement to … [Read more...]

Remarks by the President in Meeting with Members of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

Roosevelt Room 3:25 P.M. EDT MR. PRESIDENT:  I’m happy to have an opportunity to meet with my Science and Technology Advisory Group, which has worked on an ongoing basis on a whole range of technology and science and research issues.  And we’re joined by a couple of Cabinet members -- … [Read more...]

Statement by the Press Secretary on Mexico’s Climate Announcement

The U.S. welcomes the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) submission by President Peña Nieto earlier today and applauds Mexico for being the first major emerging economy to formally submit its INDC.  Mexico is setting an example for the rest of the world by submitting an INDC … [Read more...]

Joint Statement on U.S.-Mexico Climate Policy Cooperation

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2015 Joint Statement on U.S.-Mexico Climate Policy Cooperation On the occasion of Mexico submitting its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), President Barack … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Under Secretary Novelli Travel to Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia

Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine Novelli will travel to Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, March 27-April 3.In Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Under Secretary Novelli will meet with Foreign Ministry officials. She will tour Kinabalu Park, a World Heritage Site, with Sabah … [Read more...]