June 24, 2024

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FACT SHEET: New Data Show 8.2 Million Fewer Americans Struggling with Medical Debt Under the Biden-Harris Administration
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FACT SHEET: New Data Show 8.2 Million Fewer Americans Struggling with Medical Debt Under the Biden-Harris AdministrationThe Administration’s work to strengthen the Affordable Care Act along with new consumer protections lead to continued progress reducing the burden of medical debt. Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a new report that shows that the number of Americans with medical debt on their credit reports fell by 8.2 million from the...
Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani Before Their Meeting
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani Before Their MeetingSECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good afternoon, everyone.  It’s as always a great pleasure to welcome my friend and colleague, the foreign minister of Qatar, here to the State Department, to Washington.  Mohammed, thank you for being here.  We have also as always a lot to cover because we are partnered on so many different regional and global issues,...
Statement from President Joe Biden on January CPI Report
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Statement from President Joe Biden on January CPI ReportInflation in America is continuing to come down, which is good news for families and businesses across the country. Today’s data confirm that annual inflation has fallen for seven straight months. Inflation for food at the grocery store came down again last month. Gas prices are down about $1.60 from their peak last year. And...
Foreign Service Institute Director Polaschik Travels to France and Jordan
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Foreign Service Institute Director Polaschik Travels to France and JordanDirector of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Joan Polaschik will travel to Paris, France and Amman, Jordan February 12-17 to advance FSI’s efforts to ready the Department’s workforce for the mission demands of today and tomorrow through training and career-long learning opportunities. In Paris, Ambassador Polaschik will attend a meeting of the Strategic Advisory Council...
Announcement of Candidate to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
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Announcement of Candidate to the Inter-American Commission on Human RightsThe United States is pleased to announce the candidacy of James “Jim” L. Cavallaro to serve as commissioner on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) for the 2024-2027 term.  Member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) will vote to fill four IACHR seats during elections at the June 2023 General Assembly in Washington, D.C. As founder...
Countering Systemic Corruption in Defense of Bulgarian Democratic Institutions
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Countering Systemic Corruption in Defense of Bulgarian Democratic InstitutionsThe United States, in coordination with the United Kingdom, is taking action to counter systemic corruption in Bulgaria by designating five former Bulgarian government officials as well as five entities for corrupt acts that resulted in illicit personal gain, undermined the country’s democratic institutions, and perpetuated its corrosive dependence on Russian energy sources. The Department...
Condemning Today’s Terrorist Attack in Jerusalem
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Condemning Today’s Terrorist Attack in JerusalemWe strongly condemn today’s terrorist attack on civilians, including children, at a bus stop in Jerusalem and express our condolences to the families of those killed. The deliberate targeting of innocent civilians is repugnant and unconscionable. The United States extends our deepest sympathies to the injured, and we stand firmly with them in the face...
Senior Official Murray’s Travel to New Zealand, Australia, and Palm Springs
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Senior Official Murray’s Travel to New Zealand, Australia, and Palm SpringsU.S. Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Matt Murray will travel to Auckland, New Zealand, February 11-14 for the first APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) meeting of the year and stakeholder engagements; to Canberra and Sydney, Australia, February 14-17 for outreach and engagement with counterparts and stakeholders on the U.S. APEC host year; and...
Secretary Blinken’s Call with French Foreign Minister Colonna
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Secretary Blinken’s Call with French Foreign Minister ColonnaThe below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke yesterday with French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna.  They discussed ongoing support to the people and government of Ukraine as they fight back against Russia’s brutal war.  They also discussed mutual concerns over Iran’s nuclear program and ongoing human rights violations....
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby, February 13, 2023
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Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby, February 13, 2023James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:17 P.M. EST Q    Hello. MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Hi. (A reporter sneezes.) Bless you.  And good afternoon. Okay, just have one thing at the top to get us started. President Biden has made clear that the United States is prepared to provide any and all types of aid to the...