February 25, 2024

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FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Deploys Additional Federal Resources to East Palestine, Ohio
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FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Deploys Additional Federal Resources to East Palestine, OhioThe Biden-Harris Administration has mobilized a robust, multi-agency effort to support the people of East Palestine, Ohio. Within hours of the Norfolk Southern train derailment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deployed a team to East Palestine to support state and local emergency and environmental response efforts. The Department of Transportation (DOT) also arrived on scene...
Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage and Movement of Vessels
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FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Deploys Additional Federal Resources to East Palestine, Ohio     On March 1, 1996, by Proclamation 6867, a national emergency was declared to address the disturbance or threatened disturbance of international relations caused by the February 24, 1996, destruction by the Cuban government of two unarmed, United States-registered civilian aircraft in international airspace north of Cuba.  On February 26, 2004, by Proclamation 7757, the national emergency was expanded to deny...
Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Japanese Vice Minister Mori
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Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Japanese Vice Minister MoriThe below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met today with Japanese Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Mori Takeo in Washington, D.C.  They discussed the strength of the U.S.-Japan Alliance and emphasized the importance of trilateral cooperation with the Republic of Korea.  Deputy Secretary Sherman and Vice Foreign Minister...
Letters to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage and Movement of Vessels
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Letters to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage and Movement of VesselsDear Mr. Speaker:   (Dear Madam President:) Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency...
Statement from President Joe Biden on Marty Walsh
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Statement from President Joe Biden on Marty WalshMarty Walsh is one tough union chief. His record at the Department of Labor is a testament to the power of putting a card-carrying union member in charge of fighting for American workers. Marty has gone to bat for working families every day, and with his help, this administration has helped workers recover from a historic...
Secretary Blinken’s Call with UN Secretary-General Guterres
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Secretary Blinken’s Call with UN Secretary-General GuterresThe below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the urgent need to facilitate humanitarian access in Syria so the UN and humanitarian actors can deliver life-saving assistance to those affected by the February 6 earthquakes.  Secretary Blinken underscored the need...
Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with “National Unity Government” (NUG) Representative Zin Mar Aung
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Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with “National Unity Government” (NUG) Representative Zin Mar AungDeputy Secretary Sherman met today in Washington with senior representatives of Burma’s NUG, including Zin Mar Aung.  The Deputy Secretary welcomed the NUG’s establishment of a liaison office in Washington and underscored the United States’ commitment to deepening engagement with the full range of pro-democracy stakeholders and diverse ethnic groups in Burma.  The Deputy Secretary...
Secretary Antony J. Blinken and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan Before Their Meeting
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan Before Their MeetingSECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good afternoon, everyone.  It’s a great pleasure as always to welcome Sheikh Abdullah here to the State Department, back to the State Department.  We have the closest of collaborations with the UAE on a broad range of regional and indeed global issues, a close strategic partner for the United States, and together we’re...
Remarks by President Biden on the United States’ Response to Recent Aerial Objects
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Remarks by President Biden on the United States’ Response to Recent Aerial ObjectsSouth Court AuditoriumEisenhower Executive Office Building 2:11 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  Last week, in the immediate aftermath of the incursion by China’s high-altitude balloon, our military, through the North American Aerospace Defense Command — so-called NOR- — NORAD — closely scrutinized the — our airspace, including enhancing our radar to pick up more...