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...]

Readout of the President’s Call with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany

The President spoke today with Chancellor Merkel of Germany concerning the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran.  They reaffirmed their commitment to achieving  a long term comprehensive deal that fully and verifiably ensures that Iran's nuclear program is exclusively peaceful going forward, … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Statement by Secretary Kerry on the Retirement of Harry Reid

History will remember Harry Reid for leading the Senate through the single most important period of progressive legislating since The Great Society.None of what he has accomplished was easy or preordained, but again and again, in his own unique way, without flash or puffery, Harry just went out and found the … [Read more...]

Presidential Memorandum — Delegation of Authority Under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT:      Delegation of Authority Under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, … [Read more...]

President Obama Honors Outstanding Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentors

WASHINGTON, DC - President Obama today named fourteen individuals and one organization as the newest recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). These mentors will receive their awards at a White House ceremony later this year. The … [Read more...]

Year in Space Starts for One American and One Russian

[image-36]Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:42 p.m. EDT Friday (1:42 a.m., March 28 in Baikonur).NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian Federal Space Agency … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin Travels to Republic of Korea and Japan

Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will travel to the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan March 29 – April 8 where he will focus on trade and commercial advocacy and promote a free and open internet.In the ROK March 29 – April 2, Assistant Secretary … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the Retirement of Senator Harry Reid

Harry Reid is a fighter. In his five terms as a U.S. Senator, Harry has fought for good jobs, a safer environment for our kids, and affordable health care for all. He's never backed down from a tough decision, or been afraid to choose what is right over what is easy. Time and time again, Harry stood up … [Read more...]

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Passage of the Senate Budget

Following in the footsteps of their House colleagues, Senate Republicans today voted in favor of a budget that relies on top-down economics and gimmicks.  The Senate Republican budget refuses to ask the wealthy to contribute a single dollar to deficit reduction, putting the entire burden on the … [Read more...]