Message to Congress — Designation of FY 2015 Funding as Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War Terrorism for DHS Appropriations Act, 2015

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: In accordance with language under the heading "Coast Guard, Operating Expenses" of the Department of Homeland SecurityAppropriations Act, 2015 (the "Act"), I hereby designate for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism all funding so … [Read more...]

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Abadi of Iraq

Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. They discussed ongoing military operations in Iraq, including in Anbar and Salah ah Din provinces. The Vice President expressed his support for Prime Minister Abadi’s leadership of Iraq’s fight against … [Read more...]

Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE: John Conger, of Maryland, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, vice Michael J. McCord, resigned. Gregory T. Delawie, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of … [Read more...]

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 240

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, the President signed into law: H.R. 240, which makes appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes. … [Read more...]

Vice President Biden Announces New White House Advisor on Violence Against Women

WASHINGTON, DC---Today, Vice President Biden announced the appointment of Caroline "Carrie" Bettinger-López as the new White House Advisor on Violence Against Women. Ms. Bettinger-López is a leading advocate for gender-based equality and human rights, who has worked at local, national, … [Read more...]

Presidential Memorandum — Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 1209(b) (2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015

March 4, 2015 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 1209(b)(2) of 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 … [Read more...]

Remarks by The First lady at “Change Direction” Mental Health Event

Newseum Washington, D.C. 12:04 P.M. EST MRS. OBAMA:  Thank you, everyone.  Pardon my cough.  I know somebody else out there has this cough.  (Laughter.)  But I want to start by thanking the Newseum for hosting us here today, and Barbara Van Dahlen, and everyone from Give an Hour for … [Read more...]

NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Next SpaceX Space Station Mission Launch

[image-36]Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA's next commercial cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station. SpaceX and NASA soon will set an April target date for launch of the company’s Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in … [Read more...]

NASA Television to Air Major SLS Booster Test Firing Events, Media Invited

[image-36]The largest, most powerful booster ever built for NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will fire up for a ground test at 11:30 a.m. EDT (9:30 a.m. MDT) Wednesday, March 11, at Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems’ test facilities in Promontory, Utah.NASA Television will air a NASA Social on … [Read more...]

NASA Television to Air Space Station Change of Commander, Return of Three Crew Members

[image-36]Three International Space Station crew members are scheduled to leave the orbiting laboratory Wednesday, March 11 after almost six months in space performing scientific research and technology demonstrations.NASA Television will provide complete coverage of their departure and return to Earth, … [Read more...]