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Day: February 15, 2023

Joint Statement of the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States on the Israeli Settlement Announcement
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Joint Statement of the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States on the Israeli Settlement AnnouncementFollowing is the text of a Joint Statement by the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States: We – the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and Italy, the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, and the Secretary of State of the United States – are deeply troubled by the Israeli government’s announcement that it...
ICYMI: Biden Boom Continues: Another Week of Massive Private Sector Investments in American Manufacturing
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ICYMI: Biden Boom Continues: Another Week of Massive Private Sector Investments in American ManufacturingThis week, we saw more evidence that an American manufacturing boom—thanks to the President’s economic agenda—continues to take hold all across the country. Boeing announced one of the largest orders in the company’s history: a purchase of over 200 aircraft through an agreement between Air India and Boeing valued at $34 billion at list price....
President Biden Announces William M. Russo as Assistant Secretary of State for Global Public Affairs
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President Biden Announces William M. Russo as Assistant Secretary of State for Global Public AffairsWASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced he has appointed William M. Russo to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for Global Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.  William M. Russo, Appointee for Assistant Secretary of State for Global Public Affairs, Department of State William Russo is the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State...
U.S. Support for the Philippines in the South China Sea
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U.S. Support for the Philippines in the South China SeaThe United States stands with our Philippine allies in the face of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Coast Guard’s reported use of laser devices against the crew of a Philippine Coast Guard ship on February 6 in the South China Sea. The PRC’s conduct was provocative and unsafe, resulting in the temporary blindness of...
Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
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Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in PersonsAround the world, it is estimated that nearly 27.6 million people are victims of human trafficking.  The United States itself is not immune to this exploitation, which deprives individuals of dignity and full enjoyment of their human rights and fundamental freedoms.  The number of individuals at risk of trafficking continues to increase while too few...
Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Danish Foreign Minister Rasmussen
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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Danish Foreign Minister RasmussenThe below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Danish Foreign Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen today in Washington, D.C.  Secretary Blinken congratulated the Foreign Minister on his appointment and Denmark’s new government.  The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for Denmark’s close partnership with the United States and continued...
President Biden Announces Xochitl Torres Small as Nominee for Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
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President Biden Announces Xochitl Torres Small as Nominee for Deputy Secretary of AgricultureWASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Xochitl Torres Small to serve as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture at the U.S Department of Agriculture.  Xochitl Torres Small, Nominee for Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture Xochitl Torres Small was confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as the Under Secretary for Rural...
Excerpt from Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President Biden on His Plan to Reduce the Deficit While Investing in America, Bringing Down Costs for Families, and Protecting and Strengthening Social Security and Medicare
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Excerpt from Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President Biden on His Plan to Reduce the Deficit While Investing in America, Bringing Down Costs for Families, and Protecting and Strengthening Social Security and MedicareLet’s be crystal clear about what’s happening. If you add up all the proposals that  my Republican friends in Congress have offered so far, they would add another $3 trillion to the debt over 10 years.  When I introduce my budget in a few weeks, you’ll see that people making less than $400,000 a year will not see a single penny increase in taxes, nor have they for the past 2 years....
Deputy Secretary Wendy R. Sherman And Japanese Vice Minister Mori Takeo and Republic of Korea (ROK) First Vice Minister Cho Hyundong at a Joint Press Availability
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Deputy Secretary Wendy R. Sherman And Japanese Vice Minister Mori Takeo and Republic of Korea (ROK) First Vice Minister Cho Hyundong at a Joint Press AvailabilityDEPUTY SECRETARY SHERMAN:  Good afternoon, Vice Minister Mori, First Vice Minister Cho.  It is a private to host you for our first trilateral dialogue of 2023 and our fifth under the Biden‑Harris administration. Before diving into what we discussed this morning, I want to speak to the ongoing human and humanitarian disaster that continues to...