April 22, 2024

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Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Yemen
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Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of YemenToday, I am announcing our contribution of more than $444 million, exemplifying the continued generosity of the people of the United States for the people of Yemen.  As one of the largest donors, this brings our total to the humanitarian response in Yemen to over $5.4 billion since the conflict began.  The United States’ commitment...
A Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2023
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A Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2023     During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the countless women who have fought tirelessly and courageously for equality, justice, and opportunity in our Nation.  We also reaffirm our commitment to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls in the United States and around the world.  We are mindful that we are building on the legacy...
Dominican Republic National Day – United States Department of State
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Dominican Republic National Day – United States Department of StateOn behalf of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Dominican Republic on the occasion of your Independence Day.  Our countries are deeply connected with one another, as more than two million people of Dominican descent call the United States their home, and more than three million Americans visit the Dominican Republic every...
A Proclamation on American Red Cross Month, 2023
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A Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2023   In the aftermath of the Civil War, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross.  Its national headquarters, just a few blocks from the White House, was built as a memorial to the women of the Civil War.  For nearly 142 years, the employees, volunteers, and supporters of the American Red Cross have met loss and...
A Proclamation on National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, 2023
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A Proclamation on National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, 2023     During National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we call attention to the second leading cause of cancer deaths in America — by sharing information about risk factors, promoting life-saving early screenings, and improving access to affordable treatment.  In remembrance of every life cut short by this devastating disease, my Administration is determined to end...
A Proclamation on Irish-American Heritage Month, 2023
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A Proclamation on Irish-American Heritage Month, 2023During Irish-American Heritage Month, I think of my great-great grandparents — the Blewitts of County Mayo and the Finnegans of County Louth.  Like so many other Irish immigrants who sought a new beginning in the United States, they arrived on our shores with hearts full of hope and dreams of the future.  With grit and...
U.S. Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Stern’s Travel to Sydney, Australia for WorldPride
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U.S. Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Stern’s Travel to Sydney, Australia for WorldPrideU.S. Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Jessica Stern will be in Sydney, February 27 to March 5, to participate in WorldPride.  WorldPride is an event that began in 2000 and promotes LGBTQI+ issues internationally via festivals, cultural activities, and a human rights conference.  WorldPride Sydney (WPS) represents the first time...
Aqaba Joint Communique – United States Department of State
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Aqaba Joint Communique – United States Department of StateThe following text reflects the Joint Communique following today’s meeting in Aqaba, Jordan: At the invitation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordanian, Egyptian, Israeli, Palestinian and U.S. Senior Officials met in Aqaba, Jordan today, 26 February 2023. Following comprehensive and frank discussions, the participants announced the following: 1. The two sides (Palestinian and Israeli...