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Day: March 8, 2023

Readout of White House State Legislative Convening on Combatting Junk Fees
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Readout of White House State Legislative Convening on Combatting Junk FeesToday, Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Ambassador Susan Rice, Assistant to the President and Domestic Policy Advisor, and Lael Brainard, Assistant to the President and National Economic Council Director, convened hundreds of state legislative leaders on state efforts to address junk fees....
State Department and European Commission Engage Diamond Industry to Discuss Next Steps on Russian Diamonds
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State Department and European Commission Engage Diamond Industry to Discuss Next Steps on Russian DiamondsToday, Ambassador James O’Brien joined Deputy Director General and Chief Trade Enforcement Officer Denis Redonnet of the European Commission to discuss with the U.S. and European offices of leading diamond retailers, manufacturers, laboratories, and industry trade associations the importance of the diamond industry’s engagement on future Russia-related import measures, including on polished diamonds, as noted...
ICYMI: Experts Agree: Chips Manufacturing and National Security Bolstered by Childcare
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ICYMI: Experts Agree: Chips Manufacturing and National Security Bolstered by ChildcareThis week Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo marked a major milestone in the implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act, part of President Biden’s Invest in America agenda which will help rebuild our manufacturing and supply chains here at home and strengthen our national security. The Commerce Department released the notice of funding opportunity laying out the guardrails...
Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Robinson Travels to Tbilisi, Rome, Vatican City, and Vienna
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Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Robinson Travels to Tbilisi, Rome, Vatican City, and ViennaAssistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Todd D. Robinson will travel to Tbilisi, Georgia from March 6-8 where he will attend the Women in Policing Conference and meet with INL’s partners in justice and law enforcement. From March 9-10, Assistant Secretary Robinson will travel to Rome, Italy for...
2023 International Women of Courage Award Recipients Announced
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2023 International Women of Courage Award Recipients AnnouncedOn Wednesday, March 8, at 2:00 p.m. EST, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and First Lady Jill Biden will host the annual International Women of Courage (IWOC) Awards ceremony at the White House.  The 2023 IWOC Award ceremony will honor a group of 11 extraordinary women from around the world who are working to...
Assistant Secretary Kritenbrink’s Travel to Indonesia and Malaysia
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Assistant Secretary Kritenbrink’s Travel to Indonesia and MalaysiaAssistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink will travel to Jakarta, Indonesia, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on March 7-11.  During his travel, Assistant Secretary Kritenbrink will participate in the ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue and the ASEAN East Asian Summit Senior Officials Meeting in Jakarta. While in Jakarta, the Assistant Secretary will...