May 25, 2024

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Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Rena Bitter Travels to Tirana and Lisbon
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Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Rena Bitter Travels to Tirana and LisbonAssistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Rena Bitter will travel March 8-15 to Tirana, Albania, and Lisbon, Portugal.  The Assistant Secretary will meet with embassy staff and observe consular operations in both cities.  While in Tirana, she will meet with government officials to reaffirm our commitment to providing visa services for Albanians.  While in Lisbon, she will...
FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Budget Honors Our Nation’s Sacred Commitment to Veterans and Military Families
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FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Budget Honors Our Nation’s Sacred Commitment to Veterans and Military FamiliesOne of our country’s most sacred obligations is to care for America’s veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors. Last year, the President delivered on this commitment by signing the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022 (PACT Act), the most significant bill in American history to address...
Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Trinidad and Tobago’s Foreign Minister Browne
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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Trinidad and Tobago’s Foreign Minister BrowneThe following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Trinidad and Tobago’s Foreign Minister Amery Browne.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Browne emphasized the importance of the strong U.S.-Trinidad and Tobago bilateral ties, including the significant role the Trinbagonian diaspora plays in promoting cultural and economic ties. ...
Special Representative for City and State Diplomacy Ambassador Hachigian and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Ambassador Abercrombie-Winstanley to Attend SXSW EDU 2023 in Austin, Texas
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Special Representative for City and State Diplomacy Ambassador Hachigian and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Ambassador Abercrombie-Winstanley to Attend SXSW EDU 2023 in Austin, TexasSpecial Representative for City and State Diplomacy Ambassador Nina Hachigian and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley will attend South By Southwest EDU 2023 on March 9, in Austin, Texas to participate on a panel on Pathways for Global Affairs on College Campuses, hosted by Meridian International Center. Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley will discuss why diversity matters for U.S. foreign...
FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Budget Keeps America Safe and Confronts Global Challenges
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FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Budget Keeps America Safe and Confronts Global ChallengesAs the President delivers results for the American people at home, he has also taken action to restore American leadership on the world stage—leading with America’s values, working in lockstep with America’s allies and partners, investing in the Nation’s military edge, and addressing the most significant challenges and opportunities before us. In the early years...
FACT SHEET: The President’s Budget Cuts Wasteful Spending on Big Pharma, Big Oil, and Other Special Interests, Cracks Down on Systemic Fraud, and Makes Programs More Cost Effective
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FACT SHEET: The President’s Budget Cuts Wasteful Spending on Big Pharma, Big Oil, and Other Special Interests, Cracks Down on Systemic Fraud, and Makes Programs More Cost EffectiveThe President’s FY 2024 Budget lays out President Biden’s plan to invest in America, lower costs for families, protect and strengthen Social Security and Medicare, and reduce the deficit. Alongside major reforms to the individual and corporate tax codes to ensure that the wealthy and big corporations pay their fair share, the Budget cuts wasteful...
Secretary Blinken’s Call with Romanian Foreign Minister Aurescu
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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Romanian Foreign Minister AurescuThe below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke yesterday with Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Aurescu discussed opportunities for continued bilateral and multilateral cooperation, including collective security, support for Moldova’s reform agenda and energy security, assistance for Ukraine, and the need to hold...
On-the-Record Press Call by OMB Director Shalanda Young and CEA Chair Cecilia Rouse on the President’s FY24 Budget
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On-the-Record Press Call by OMB Director Shalanda Young and CEA Chair Cecilia Rouse on the President’s FY24 BudgetVia Teleconference (March 9, 2023) 10:08 A.M. EST MODERATOR:  Hi there, everybody.  Thanks for hopping on.  This will be an on-the-record press call about the President’s fiscal year 2024 budget. We are joined today by OMB Director Shalanda Young and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Cecilia Rouse.  They will each make some brief...