President Obama’s Statement on Keeping the Internet Open and Free-2014 

“Net neutrality” has been built into the fabric of the Internet since its creation — but it is also a principle that we cannot take for granted. We cannot allow Internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas. That is why today, I am asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to answer the call of almost 4 million public comments, and implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality.

Joint Statement between Uzbekistan and U.S following Inaugural Meeting of Strategic Partnership Dialogue -13/12/2021

On December 13, 2021, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov and US Department of State Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Assistant Secretary Donald Lu led a successful inaugural meeting of Uzbekistan-US Strategic Partnership Dialogue in Tashkent.

U.S. National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking-03/12/2021

Globally, an estimated 25 million people are subjected to human trafficking and forced labor, which is responsible for an estimated $150 billion annually in illicit profits. It erodes the safety and health of our communities and transportation networks, the security of our borders, the strength of our economy, and the rule of law. The Administration is committed to keeping the fight to end human trafficking at the forefront of our national security agenda by releasing the new National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking.

Remarks by U.S. President at The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act-2021

This law makes this the most significant investment in roads and bridges in the past 70 years. It makes the most significant investment in passenger rail in the past 50 years and in public transit ever. The bipartisan law will modernize our ports, our airports, our freight rail to make it easier for companies to get goods to market; reduce supply chain bottlenecks, as we’re experiencing now; and lower cost for you and your family. This law builds back our bridges, our water systems, our powerlines, our levees better and stronger so few Americans will be flooded out of their homes or lose power in those days and weeks that comes with the storms that hit.

G20 Leaders Agreed On Global Minimum Corporate Tax-White House Remarked

G20 Leaders representing 80% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) endorsed the establishment of a historic Global Minimum Tax (GMT) to end the race to the bottom, ensure giant corporations pay their fair share no matter where they are located, help prevent the offshoring of good American jobs, and invest in our people at home.

FOP President Patrick Yoe’s letter in support of “Violent Incident Clearance and Technological Investigative Methods Act.”

In 2020, the United States saw the largest rise in homicides since the start of national record-keeping in 1960. Approximately 21,570 people were murdered in the United States in 2020—the most since 1995—a 29.4% increase over 2019. Additionally, the FBI estimates that 77% of all murders in the United States in 2020 were via firearms, up from 73% in 2019. At the same time that the murder rate rose, the clearance rate for murders fell significantly, from 61.4% in 2019 to 54.4% in 2020. In cities with a population above 250,000, the rate was even more dramatic, falling from 57.6% in 2019 to 47.3% in 2020.

White House Meetings with Leaders of Law Enforcement Groups on Police Reform

This week, senior officials from the White House and the Department of Justice met with leaders from major law enforcement groups to discuss police reform. The meetings were part of a broader effort by the Biden-Harris Administration to consult with members of the civil rights and law enforcement communities, members of Congress, and victims’ families to define a path forward on meaningful police reform, including through executive actions.

G-20, Remarks by U.S President at Press Conference in Rome, Italy-31/10/2021

I found my one-on-one engagements with so many of the leaders, and the importance of strong, personal relationships never feels — it never ceases to amaze me when it’s — you’re looking at someone straight in the eye when you’re trying to get something done.  They know me; I know them.  We can get things done together.

Press Briefing by USA Press Secretary Jen Psaki-01/10/2021

Yesterday, HHS, Treasury, Labor, and OPM issued new consumer protections against surprise medical bills.  Specifically, the rule is designed to lower healthcare costs, prevent hospitals and doctors from taking advantage of their market power, advance healthcare price transparency, and expand people’s ability to dispute claims denied by their health plan.

First Political Announcement: Abraham Lincoln-09/03/1832

The Sangamo Journal published this statement by Abraham Lincoln, who was seeking his first seat in the Illinois General Assembly. He lost the election, running eighth in a field of 13 candidates, but received a heavy majority in his own precinct -- despite being only 23 years old and a newcomer to the state and community.