Press Releases: Elections in Guyana

The United States congratulates ‎the people of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana on holding successful elections on May 11. We look forward to working with newly-elected President David Granger and all those who were also elected to office. We also look forward to supporting President Granger’s … [Read more...]

White House Report: The National Security Implications of a Changing Climate

The full report can be found HERE. Today, President Obama will travel to New London, Connecticut to deliver the commencement address at the United States Coast Guard Academy. During his speech, the President will speak to the importance of acting on climate change and the risks to national security this … [Read more...]

White House Report: The National Security Implications of a Changing Climate

The full report can be found HERE. Today, President Obama will travel to New London, Connecticut to deliver the commencement address at the United States Coast Guard Academy. During his speech, the President will speak to the importance of acting on climate change and the risks to national security this … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Subnational Global Climate Leadership Memorandum of Understanding

Today’s announcement represents a bold effort by leaders of states and provinces across three continents and seven countries to combat a defining challenge of our time. And it reflects the recognition that fighting climate change is a job for all of us.Climate change presents very real risks to our … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons Randy Berry Travels to Jamaica

Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons Randy Berry will travel to Jamaica from May 21 – 23, and USAID Senior LGBT Coordinator Todd Larson will travel to Jamaica from May 20 – 23 to discuss the human rights of LGBT persons and other marginalized groups.During the three day visit, … [Read more...]

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 2252

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, the President signed into law: H.R. 2252, which specifies that overtime compensation requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act would continue to apply to border patrol agents until the new system for determining overtime compensation established under the Border Patrol Agent … [Read more...]

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 2252

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, the President signed into law: H.R. 2252, which specifies that overtime compensation requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act would continue to apply to border patrol agents until the new system for determining overtime compensation established under the Border Patrol Agent … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Shelling of the Russian Embassy in Damascus

The United States condemns today's mortar attack on the Russian Embassy compound in Damascus, a facility protected by international law. We call for those responsible for all such acts to be held accountable and continue to stress the need for a political solution to the turmoil in Syria. … [Read more...]

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 5/19/15

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room *Please see below for a correction and an addendum to the transcript, marked with asterisks. 1:20 P.M. EDT MR. EARNEST:  Afternoon, everybody.  Apologize for the delayed start of today’s briefing.  One of those days. Q    What’s … [Read more...]

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 5/19/15

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room *Please see below for a correction and an addendum to the transcript, marked with asterisks. 1:20 P.M. EDT MR. EARNEST:  Afternoon, everybody.  Apologize for the delayed start of today’s briefing.  One of those days. Q    What’s … [Read more...]