Statements and Releases

  • Presidential Nomination Sent to the Senate, 5-19-09

    Philip L. Verveer, of the District of Columbia, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Communications and Information Policy in the Bureau of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy.


  • President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts, 5/19/09

    Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals for key administration posts: Robert Perciasepe, Deputy Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency; Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education; Colin Scott Fulton, General Counsel, Environmental Protection Agency; J. Michael Gilmore, Director, Operational Test & Evaluation, Department of Defense; Bart Chilton, Commissioner, Commodity Futures Trading Commission; and Cranston Mitchell, Commissioner, U.S. Parole Commission, Department of Justice. The President also announced that he will be designating current Commissioner Isaac Fulwood as Chairman of the U.S. Parole Commission at the Department of Justice.


  • President Obama Announces National Fuel Efficiency Policy

    President Obama today – for the first time in history – set in motion a new national policy aimed at both increasing fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas pollution for all new cars and trucks sold in the United States.


  • Background on Secretary Clinton's Announcement of Humanitarian Aid to Pakistan

    Today, Secretary Clinton will announce that the United States will supply $110 million in humanitarian aid from the State Department and Defense Department to help Internally Displaced Persons in Pakistan.


  • Fact Sheet and Particpants at Today's Rose Garden Event

    The proposed national autos program adopts uniform federal standards to regulate both fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions while preserving the legal authorities of DOT, EPA and California.


  • TODAY at 11:15 AM Secretary Clinton to make announcement about humanitarian aid to Pakistan

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make an announcement about humanitarian aid to Pakistan today at 11:15AM EDT in the Brady briefing room.


  • President Obama to Deliver Commencement Address at US Naval Academy in Annapolis

    On Friday, May 22, 2009, President Barack Obama will deliver the commencement address at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.


  • Statement of President Barack Obama on Haitian Flag Day

    The United States and Haiti share a deeply intertwined history and a long standing friendship. In 1779, freemen from the French colony of Saint Domingue, now the Republic of Haiti, came to the aid of American patriots fighting for freedom at the Siege of Savannah.


  • Vice President Biden Departs for Southeastern Europe

    Washington, DC – Vice President Biden departed today for Southeastern Europe, traveling to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo. During the visit, the Vice President will meet with the political leadership in all three countries, as well as U.S. officials and military personnel stationed in the region.


  • Presidential Nominations Sent To The Senate 5/18/2009

    Zachary J. Lemnios, of Massachusetts, to be Director of Defense Research and Engineering, vice John J. Young, Jr.