USS Wasp, Marines Arrive in the Philippines for Balikatan Exercise

USS Wasp, Marines Arrive in the Philippines for Balikatan Exercise

Subic Bay, Philippines (NNS) — The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), with embarked Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) 4, led by 4th Marine Regiment, arrived in Subic Bay, March 30, in preparation for exercise Balikatan. Balikatan is an exercise between the Republic of the Philippines and the United […]

Governor Newsom Blasts Trump Administration Cuts to Humanitarian Aid in Central America

Governor Newsom Blasts Trump Administration Cuts to Humanitarian Aid in Central America

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement today after the President announced cuts in federal aid to Northern Triangle countries: “This Administration’s xenophobia and nativism is once again fueling its immigration and foreign policies. The United States should be organizing the world communities to help families feel safer and have economic opportunities in the […]

DOD Authorizes Support to Counter Drug Border Security Including Pedestrian Fence Funding

DOD Authorizes Support to Counter Drug Border Security Including Pedestrian Fence Funding

Washington, DC…Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan authorized the commander of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers to begin planning and executing up to $1 billion in support to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection. These funds will be used to support DHS’s request to build 57 miles of […]

Attorney General William P. Barr & Justice Department’s Summary of Mueller Report

Attorney General  William P. Barr &  Justice Department’s Summary of Mueller Report

Washington, DC…Dear Chairman Graham, Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Feinstein, and Ranking Member Collins: As a supplement to the notification provided on Friday, March 22, 2019, I am writing today to advise you of the principal conclusions reached by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III and to inform you about the status of my initial review […]

California Members Gain Influence on Infrastructure Committee

California Members Gain Influence on Infrastructure Committee

Washington, DC…Over the past couple of weeks the House Democrat leadership has released the rosters and subcommittee chairs for legislative committees in the 116th Congress. Most recently, Representative Peter DeFasio (D-Oregon), Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, released the final list of members elected to serve under him as chairs of the […]

President Donald J. Trump Recognizing Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela

President Donald J. Trump Recognizing Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela

Washington, DC…Today, I am officially recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela. In its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people, the National Assembly invoked the country’s constitution to declare Nicolas Maduro illegitimate, and the office of the presidency […]

NASA Adds E. Michael “Mike” Fincke to Crew Assignment for Manned Boeing Flight Test

NASA Adds E. Michael “Mike” Fincke to Crew Assignment for Manned Boeing Flight Test

Cape Canaveral, FL…NASA astronaut E. Michael “Mike” Fincke has been added to the crew of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner’s Crew Flight Test, scheduled to launch later this year.  Fincke takes the place of astronaut Eric Boe, originally assigned to the mission in August 2018. Boe is unable to fly due to medical reasons; he will replace Fincke […]