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DC Mayor Bowser Statement on the Markup of H.R. 51

Washington, DC (STL.News) Mayor Muriel Bowser issued the following statement after the House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a markup of the Washington, D.C. Admission Act (H.R. 51), sending it…

DC Government Services for DC Emancipation Day

Washington, DC (STL.News) On Friday, April 16, 2021, the District Government will observe DC Emancipation Day.  While some services will be affected, many District employees will continue serving to maintain essential…

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Afghanistan High Commission

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Afghanistan High Commission for National Reconciliation Chair Abdullah Abdullah today in Kabul. …

U.S. Humanitarian Assistance for South Sudan Crisis Response

Washington, DC (STL.News) Today, the United States announced more than $95 million to support the response to the South Sudan humanitarian emergency.  On behalf of the American people, this funding will…

US State Department: Holding Russia To Account

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: Today, we announced actions to hold the Russian Government to account for the SolarWinds intrusion, reports of bounties on U.S.…

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Afghanistan President

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani today in Kabul to affirm the United States’…

US State Department: Israel’s National Day

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer best wishes and congratulations to all Israelis…

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with French, German, Italian, UK Counterparts

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with his counterparts from France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom today in…

US State Department: Lao New Year 2021

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: On behalf of the United States of America, I extend greetings to the people of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic…

US State Department: Khmer New Year 2021

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: On behalf of the United States of America, I wish the Cambodian people a joyous Khmer New Year. Khmer New…

US State Department: Reward for Information of Audias Flores-Silva

Washington, DC (STL.News) Today the U.S. Department of State announces a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Audias Flores-Silva, a high-level member…

US State Department: Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

Washington, DC (STL.News) On April 12, 2021, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Investigation and Identification Team (IIT) released its second report attributing yet another chemical weapons attack…

DC Mayor: Federal Assistance for COVID-19-Related Funeral Costs

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Bowser Administration is highlighting a new federal assistance program through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that provides financial assistance to individuals nationwide who incurred COVID-19-related funeral expenses…

DC Mayor Bowser: 24 Affordable Homes at 8th & O Streets NW

Washington, DC (STL.News) Bowser Administration officials from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) broke ground on a mixed-use project that will bring 84 new homes…

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with NATO Secretary General

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels, Belgium. Secretary Blinken and Secretary General…

Somalia: United States Opposes Government Term Extensions

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: The United States is deeply disappointed by the Federal Government of Somalia’s decision to approve a legislative bill that extends…

US State Department: Congratulations to Ecuador’s President

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: On behalf of the people of the United States, I congratulate Guillermo Lasso on his election as the next President…

DC Mayor Bowser: $350 Million Rent & Utility Assistance Program

Washington, DC (STL.News) Mayor Muriel Bowser launched a new program to provide financial assistance to DC residents struggling to make rent and utility payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Through the…

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister

Washington, DC (STL.News) The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Brussels.  Secretary Blinken affirmed the…