Under Secretary Keith Krach’s Remarks on Economic Security

Bom dia. Obrigado. I want to give a special thanks to Welber Barral for moderating today’s discussion, and for his service to Brazil and the bilateral partnership. Let me thank as well the Fundação Getúlio Vargas for helping us get this out to as large a group as possible. It’s been a great honor to …

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U.S. and Brazil Statements to Press at Itamaraty Palace

Under Secretary Keith Krach Remarks Introduction: U.S.-Brazil Relations Hello everyone. It’s great to be here in Brazil. Thank you, Ambassador Costa e Silva, for your warm welcome. I’m here at a time when the US Brazil partnership momentum is as strong as it’s ever been. We share a vibrant friendship that spans two centuries of …

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International Religious Freedom Day

U.S. Department of State Office of The Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo October 27, 2020 Twenty-two years ago today, the United States enacted the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act, reaffirming our commitment to promote and defend the fundamental right to religious freedom for all people everywhere.  Born of the vision …

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Trump Administration Marks the Signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration

On Thursday, October 22, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and HHS Secretary Alex Azar participated in the virtual signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration, a historic document that further strengthens an ongoing coalition to achieve better health for women, the preservation of human life, support for the family as foundational to a healthy society, …

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United States and Brazil Sign New Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency

The United States and Brazil are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of a Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency. This agreement is the latest concrete result of the close relationship between Brazil and the United States and the leadership of President Trump and President Bolsonaro. Following the meeting of the two leaders at Mar-a-Lago …

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Op-ed: China’s Catholics and The Church’s Moral Witness

The human rights situation in China has deteriorated severely under the autocratic rule of Xi Jinping, especially for religious believers. Credible reports have exposed the Chinese Communist Party’s program of forced sterilizations and abortions of Muslims in Xinjiang, its abuse of Catholic priests and laypeople, and its assault on Protestant house churches—all of which are …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo

The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo in the city of Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil. Secretary Pompeo and Minister Araujo emphasized our shared commitment to a secure, prosperous, and democratic hemisphere and support for the Venezuelan people and their …

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Fact Sheet: The United States and Brazil Reaffirm Strong Ties and Shared Democratic Values

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Fact Sheet September 18, 2020 “Together, we are seizing the opportunity to cement a future of security, prosperity, and democracy for our people and for the entire hemisphere.” – U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, September 13, 2019 On September 18, Secretary Pompeo …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Paramaribo, Georgetown, Boa Vista, Bogota, and Plano

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Paramaribo, Suriname; Georgetown, Guyana; Boa Vista, Brazil; Bogota, Colombia; and Plano, Texas, September 17-20, 2020.  This trip will highlight the United States’ commitment to defend democracy, combat COVID-19 while revitalizing our economies in the pandemic’s wake, and strengthen security against regional threats.

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Brazil can join the growing Clean Network by banning Huawei

Whoever builds a nation’s 5G networks gains the key to that country’s most sensitive personal, commercial, and governmental data. Trusted firms such as Ericsson and Nokia from Europe and Samsung from the Republic of Korea have earned the trust of people and governments around the world.

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Communist China and the Free World’s Future

Speech Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Yorba Linda, California The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you all. Thank you, Governor, for that very, very generous introduction. It is true: When you walk in that gym and you say the name “Pompeo,” there is a whisper. I had a brother, …

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The Tide is Turning Toward Trusted 5G Vendors

Statement by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo The tide is turning against Huawei as citizens around the world are waking up to the danger of the Chinese Communist Party’s surveillance state. Huawei’s deals with telecommunications operators around the world are evaporating, because countries are only allowing trusted vendors in their 5G networks. Examples …

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FACT SHEET: Presidential Proclamation restricting travel of foreign nationals (including Brazilians) from Brazil to the U.S.

FACT SHEET Presidential Proclamation restricting travel of foreign nationals (including Brazilians) from Brazil to the United States Q. Who is exempt from this Proclamation? U.S. citizens Lawful permanent residents of the United States; Foreign national spouses of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident; Foreign national parents or legal guardians of a U.S. citizen or …

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Readout of Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Brazilian Foreign Minister Araujo

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON April 29, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone today with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Araujo discussed the importance of a coordinated response to combat the COVID-19 pandemic through increased production of medical supplies …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Sean Hannity of The Sean Hannity Show

INTERVIEW Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Washington, D.C. March 18, 2020 QUESTION: Here with a lot more on this and so much more, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Mr. Secretary, great to see you. Thank you for being with us. You actually brought in Chinese representatives to your office on this very topic of blaming …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo in Washington, D.C.  The two leaders discussed the outcomes of the March 7 meeting between President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, which underscored our partnership in promoting economic prosperity, security, and democratic values across the hemisphere. 

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Brazilian Foreign Minister Araujo

Readout Office of the Spokesperson February 27, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo regarding the upcoming visit of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to Miami. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Araujo discussed the importance of the close U.S.-Brazilian partnership …

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Mike Pompeo and Alex Azar: Our coronavirus response is protecting Americans

Opinion article written by Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State and Alex M. Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and published on USA Today , 11 February 2020 How we mobilize resources around the world to help other nations fight the disease is American altruism at its finest.   Michael R. Pompeo and Alex M. …

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Answering the Call to Advance Religious Freedom

In his address at an event on The Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom in September 2019, President Trump said: “Today, with one clear voice, the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution, to stop the crimes against people of faith, release prisoners of conscience, repeal laws …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo on the margins of the Counter Terrorism Ministerial in Bogota, Colombia. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Araujo highlighted our close partnership in the global fight against terrorism.

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Dreaming of studying in the US? The country wants more Brazilian students

Interview given to Beatriz Bulla, from Estado de São Paulo newspaper, published on 27/08/2019.  According to Caroline Casagrande, Deputy Secretary for Academic Programs of the U.S. government, the number of Brazilians in universities in the country grew 12% in the last school year and the idea is to increase even more.   Interview with Caroline Casagrande, Deputy Secretary for U.S. Government Academic Programs Beatriz Bulla, Washington correspondent WASHINGTON – …

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Brazilian religious leader to receive prize from the Department of State honoring his fight for religious freedom and tolerance 

Candomblé priest and founder of the Commission to Combat Religious Intolerance (CCIR) in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Ivanir dos Santos, will receive the International Religious Freedom Award from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in recognition of Dos Santos’ long and courageous battle for religious freedom and tolerance.

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Presidential Message on the 243rd Anniversary of the Adoption of the Declaration of Independence

Two hundred forty-three years ago today, our Founding Fathers, gathered in Philadelphia, adopted the Declaration of Independence and cast off the shackles of tyranny.  They boldly proclaimed the inherent truth that each individual has unalienable rights that come from our Creator, and that among them are the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of …

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Remarks by President Trump and President Bolsonaro of the Federative Republic of Brazil Before Bilateral Meeting

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much everybody.  We’re with a gentleman who had one of the greatest election wins anywhere in the world, as far as I’m concerned, and he was very proud of his relationship with President Trump — President of Brazil.

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Remarks at the Release of the 2018 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good afternoon, everyone.  I’m proud to be here today to speak about the State Department’s ongoing mission to advance international religious freedom.  This mission is not just a Trump administration priority – it’s a deeply personal one.  For many years, I was a Sunday school teacher and a deacon at my church.  

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Remarks by the Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo to the Press on the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman

Good afternoon.  It is the assessment of the United States Government that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman today.  This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and …

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Statement from the President on the LGBT Pride Month

As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions that LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation. My Administration has …

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China’s New Road in the Americas: Beyond Silk and Silver

Remarks Kimberly Breier Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Washington, DC April 26, 2019 Thank you, Eric, and thank you to the Council for hosting me today. It’s a great honor for me to be here and to give these first remarks as Eric noted. This is a conversation that could not be more timely. …

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Western Hemisphere: Fact Sheet: U.S. Actions on Venezuela

United States policy on Venezuela is focused on ensuring free, fair, and transparent elections that bring prosperity and democracy back to the people of Venezuela. In service of this goal, the United States has undertaken a series of strong policy actions since 2017 meant to pressure the former Maduro regime and support democratic actors.

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Joint Statement from President Donald J. Trump and President Jair Bolsonaro

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, President Donald J. Trump and President Jair Messias Bolsonaro of Brazil committed to building a new partnership between their two countries focused on increasing prosperity, enhancing security, and promoting democracy, freedom, and national sovereignty. President Trump and President Bolsonaro reiterated that the United States and Brazil …

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United States Provides Additional Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans Who Have Fled Their Country

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 25, 2019 Today, Vice President Pence announced that the United States is providing nearly $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support the regional response for the nearly 3.4 million Venezuelans who have fled Venezuela due to the political and economic crisis caused by Nicolas Maduro. …

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U.S. Navy Admiral Craig Faller of U.S. SOUTHCOM discusses defense partnership and security cooperation in Brazil

On February 10-13, U.S. Navy Admiral Craig Faller, Commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), is visiting Brasília and Rio de Janeiro and meeting with civilian and military leaders in order to discuss bilateral security cooperation with Brazilian counterparts in support of regional peace and Western Hemisphere stability.

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Statement by Robert Palladino: Protecting Venezuela’s Assets for Benefit of Venezuelan People

On January 25, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo certified the authority of Venezuela’s interim President Juan Guaido to receive and control certain property in accounts of the Government of Venezuela or Central Bank of Venezuela held by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or any other U.S. insured banks, in accordance with Section …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Sanctions Against PDVSA and Venezuela Oil Sector

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Pompeo January 28, 2019 Sanctions Against PDVSA and Venezuela Oil Sector Today, the United States has taken necessary actions to prevent the illegitimate former Maduro regime from further plundering Venezuela’s assets and natural resources. The United States has determined that persons …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Recognition of Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim President

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Pompeo January 23, 2019 Recognition of Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim President The United States recognizes Juan Guaidó as the new interim President of Venezuela, and strongly supports his courageous decision to assume that role pursuant to Article 233 of Venezuela’s …

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Statement from President Trump Recognizing Juan Guaidó as the Interim President of Venezuela

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 23, 2019 Statement from President Donald J. Trump Recognizing Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaidó as the Interim President of Venezuela Today, I am officially recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, as the Interim President of Venezuela.  In its …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with President Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia, Brazil. Secretary Pompeo congratulated President Bolsonaro on his inauguration and reaffirmed the strong U.S.-Brazil partnership, rooted in our shared commitment to democracy, education, prosperity, security, and human rights.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo in Brasilia, Brazil. The two leaders reaffirmed the strong partnership between the United States and Brazil and discussed opportunities to expand cooperation on economic, education, and security issues.

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FACT SHEET: Secretary Pompeo Travels to Brazil and Colombia to Strengthen Prosperity, Security, and Democracy

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release FACT SHEET: Secretary Pompeo Travels to Brazil and Colombia to Strengthen Prosperity, Security, and Democracy December 28, 2018 Secretary Pompeo is leading a Presidential Delegation to Brazil for the inauguration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a leader who has expressed interest in closer ties with …

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President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to the Federative Republic of Brazil to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Jair Bolsonaro

President Donald J. Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Federative Republic of Brazil to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Jair Bolsonaro on January 1, 2019, in Brasilia, Brazil.

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Press Release: On the Passing of President George H. W. Bush

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC December 1, 2018 Devoted husband, loving father, steadfast friend, exemplary patriot: this is how I will always remember President George H. W. Bush. Whether he was serving in the skies over the Pacific during World War II, protecting America at CIA headquarters, or leading our …

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night. Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service—to be, in his words, “a thousand points …

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United States Continues To Assist Venezuelans in Need

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 25, 2018 Vice President Mike Pence announced today at the 73rd regular session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, NY, more than $48 million in additional humanitarian U.S. assistance for Venezuelans affected by the man-made crisis in Venezuela. This funding will help provide …

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Pence Visit  Brasilia and Manaus, Brazil

Vice President of the United States Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence visited Brasilia on June 26 and Manaus on June 27, 2018, highlighting progress in several areas of bilateral cooperation and the excellent relationship between the United States and Brazil. In Brasilia, Vice President Pence met with Brazilian President Michel Temer in Planalto, …

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Remarks by Vice President Pence to Migrant Community at the Santa Catarina Shelter

Thank you, Father Alex.  It is a great privilege for my wife Karen and I to be here with you, with Archbishop Don Sergio here at Santa Catarina, which is demonstrating the love of God by being the hands and feet of Christ to people from Venezuela.  Would you join me in thanking this wonderful …

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Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Temer of Brazil in Joint Press Statements

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release June 26, 2018 REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AND PRESIDENT TEMER OF THE FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL IN JOINT PRESS STATEMENTS Itamaraty Palace Brasilia, Brazil PRESIDENT TEMER:  (As interpreted.)  First of all, I wish to say that it gives me great pleasure to have Vice …

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Credentialing for Vice-President Mike Pence’s visit to Manaus – June 27

The Vice-President of the United States Mike Pence will visit Manaus on June 27.  In Manaus, Vice-President Pence will visit the Santa Catarina humanitarian center for displaced Venezuelans and conduct an aerial tour of the Amazon and the Manaus Free Trade Zone. 

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Credentialing for the official event with the Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence

The Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence will visit Brasilia on June 26, 2018 for meetings with the Brazilian Government.  As part of the visit, the Second Lady will be highlighting the Sister Cities partnership between Brasilia and Washington, D.C. with a tree planting at Espaço Israel Pinheiro. 

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Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un Before Bilateral Meeting

Capella Hotel Singapore 9:08 A.M. SGT Q Mr. President, how do you feel (inaudible)? PRESIDENT TRUMP: I feel really great. We’re going to have a great discussion and, I think, tremendous success. It will be tremendously successful. And it’s my honor. And we will have a terrific relationship, I have no doubt. CHAIRMAN KIM: (As …

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Secretary’s Remarks at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS)

Just as we did when this first body met 70 years ago, the United States continues to place a great deal of value on the OAS and its role in forging a hemisphere distinguished by democracy, peace, respect for human rights, and cooperation. We must all do our part to strengthen the OAS to deal …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira

The Secretary and Foreign Minister reaffirmed the strong bilateral relations between the two countries and the importance of the U.S.-Brazil economic partnership. They discussed our joint economic growth agenda, security cooperation, and global issues. The Secretary also thanked Foreign Minister Nunes for his leadership in advocating for a peaceful, transparent, and democratic resolution to the …

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Remarks by President Trump on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

Diplomatic Reception Room 2:13 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans:  Today, I want to update the world on our efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The Iranian regime is the leading state sponsor of terror.  It exports dangerous missiles, fuels conflicts across the Middle East, and supports terrorist proxies and militias …

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Remarks by Vice President Pence During a Protocolary Meeting at the Organization of American States

Ambassador Gonzalez, Secretary General Almagro, Ambassador Trujillo, permanent representatives, distinguished members of Congress, ambassadors, all of our honored guests, it is my great honor to be here in the House of the Americas to address this session of the Organization of American States.  Thank you for the honor of being with you today.

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Remarks by Vice-President Pence at First Plenary Session of the Summit of the Americas

 Secretary General Almagro, President Vizcarra, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and leaders from across the Western Hemisphere — it is my great honor to join you today, as Vice President of the United States of America, at the 8th Summit of the Americas.

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Proclamation on Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2018

On Pan American Day and during Pan American Week, we commemorate the 128th anniversary of the First International Conference of American States, which concluded on April 14, 1890, and paved the way for the establishment of the Organization of American States in 1948.

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Presidential Proclamation Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States 

On January 19, 2018, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) transmitted to me a report on his investigation into the effect of imports of aluminum articles on the national security of the United States under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862).

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Presidential Proclamation Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States

1.  On January 11, 2018, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) transmitted to me a report on his investigation into the effect of imports of steel mill articles on the national security of the United States under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862).

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Statement from the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on the Attack in Salisbury

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2018 Statement from the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on the Attack in Salisbury  We, the leaders of France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, abhor the attack that took place against Sergei and Yulia Skripal in …

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Remarks of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on U.S. engagement in the Western Hemisphere

Thank you, thank you so much. And thank you, Greg, for that very kind, warm introduction, inviting me back home today. And I want to thank those at the Clements Center of National Security and the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law for hosting the event as well.

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I Am Proud of Our Diplomacy

Over the past year, the United States has faced immense challenges in its dealings with North Korea, China and Russia, and in its efforts to defeat international terrorism. But Americans should be encouraged by the progress the State Department and United States Agency for International Development have made in pushing for global peace and stability.

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U.S. Awards $25 Million to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC September 14, 2017   The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a groundbreaking $25 million award to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery for transformational programs around the world to reduce the prevalence of modern slavery – also known as human trafficking. …

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Dinner with Presidents of Brazil, Colombia, Panama and Vice President of Argentina

Last night, President Donald J. Trump hosted a working dinner in New York with President Michel Temer of Brazil, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama, and Vice President Gabriela Michetti of Argentina.

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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Brazil’s Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release   On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Brazil as you celebrate the 195th anniversary of Brazil’s independence. Brazil and the United States are longstanding partners. The United States was the first country to recognize …

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Remarks by President Trump and President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority Joint Statement

Almost 24 years ago, it was on these grounds that President Abbas stood with a courageous peacemaker, then-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Here at the White House, President Abbas signed a Declaration of Principles — very important — which laid the foundation for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.

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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

The United States strongly condemns the chemical weapons attack in Idlib province, the third allegation of the use of such weapons in the past month alone. There are reports of dozens dead, including many children. While we continue to monitor the terrible situation, it is clear that this is how Bashar al-Assad operates: with brutal, …

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The Global Coalition – Working to Defeat ISIS

Since its formation in 2014, the Global Coalition has worked diligently to reduce the threat ISIS poses to international security and our homelands. Coalition members are united in common cause to defeat ISIS through a robust approach, including working by, with, and through local partners for military operations; supporting the stabilization of territory liberated from …

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State Department Statement On the Attack in London

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC March 22, 2017 On behalf of the United States, I express my condolences to the victims and their families. The American people send their thoughts and prayers to the people of the United Kingdom. We condemn these horrific acts of violence, and whether they were …

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Presidential Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and to protect the Nation from terrorist activities by foreign nationals admitted to the …

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Presidential Memorandum on Implementing Immediate Heightened Screening and Vetting of Applications for Visas and Other Immigration Benefits

Implementing Immediate Heightened Screening and Vetting of Applications for Visas and Other Immigration Benefits, Ensuring Enforcement of All Laws for Entry into the United States, and Increasing Transparency among Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government and for the American People

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President Donald J. Trump’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress

Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our Nation’s path toward civil rights and the work that still remains. Recent threats targeting Jewish Community Centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week’s shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may …

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 President Trump Will Continue to Enforce Executive Order Protecting the Rights of the LGBTQ Community in the Workplace

President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community. President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election.

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Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

It is the policy of the executive branch to be prudent and financially responsible in the expenditure of funds, from both public and private sources. In addition to the management of the direct expenditure of taxpayer dollars through the budgeting process, it is essential to manage the costs associated with the governmental imposition of private …

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President Donald J. Trump Statement Regarding Recent Executive Order Concerning Extreme Vetting

America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and border. America has always been the land of the free and home of the brave. We will keep it free and keep it safe, as the …

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Presidential Memorandum on the Plan to Defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 28, 2017 NATIONAL SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM – 3 MEMORANDUM FOR: THE VICE PRESIDENT THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY THE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT …

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Presidential Executive Order on Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The U.S.

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and to protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the …

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Remarks at COP22 to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

John Kerry Secretary of State Marrakech, Morocco November 16, 2016   SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you so much, everybody. I apologize for being a few moments late. There was a fire and then there was some traffic backed up, and so here I am and here are you, and thank you for being here. Let me …

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Statement by the President on the Presidential Policy Directive on Cuba

Today, I approved a Presidential Policy Directive that takes another major step forward in our efforts to normalize relations with Cuba. This Directive takes a comprehensive and whole-of-government approach to promote engagement with the Cuban government and people, and make our opening to Cuba irreversible.

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Statement by the President on the Election of António Guterres as the Next Secretary-General of the United Nations

On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate António Guterres on his election today as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations. As a founding member and host country of the United Nations, and a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, the United States pledges to provide our full support to Mr. …

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President at Dedication of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release Smithsonian National Museum Of African American History and Culture National Mall Washington, D.C. 11:55 A.M. EDT The President:  James Baldwin once wrote, “For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always …

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Remarks by the President Obama at the 9/11 Memorial Observance Ceremony 

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release The Pentagon Arlington, Virginia 9:43 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning.  Scripture tells us, “Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you…write them on the tablet of your heart.” Secretary Carter, Chairman Dunford, outstanding members of our Armed Forces, and most of all, survivors …

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Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 2016

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Fifteen years ago, nearly 3,000 innocent lives — men, women, and children who had been going about their normal routines — were taken from us, depriving families and loved ones of a lifetime …

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WEEKLY ADDRESS: Upholding the Legacy of Those We Lost on September 11th

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary  WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, President Obama marked the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks and paid tribute to the victims, survivors, first responders, and those who have served our country. The President said that although a lot has changed over the past  15 years, …

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Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on Syrian Refugee Admissions

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2016 Less than a year ago, in response to an historic global refugee crisis, involving millions of Syrians in flight from violence and conflict, President Obama directed his Administration to increase the number of Syrian refugees provided safe haven in the United …

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Statement by the White House on the 1st Class of Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellows

Today, the White House is proud to announce the inaugural class of Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellows. President Obama launched YLAI last year to expand opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and civil society innovators in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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FACT SHEET: President Obama to Create the World’s Largest Marine Protected Area

On Friday, President Obama will expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world’s largest marine protected area. Building on the United States’ global leadership in marine conservation, today’s designation will more than quadruple the size of the existing marine monument, permanently protecting pristine coral reefs, deep sea marine habitats, …

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Statement by the President on the Colombia Peace Agreement

This is a historic day for the people of Colombia. With the finalizing of a peace agreement between Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the longest-running war in the Western Hemisphere is coming to an end. We have witnessed, once again, that a sustained commitment to diplomacy and reconciliation can overcome even the …

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President Obama Announces a Presidential Delegation to Attend the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2016  President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil. Presidential Delegation to the Closing Ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro …

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Interview With Craig Melvin on NBC’s TODAY Show

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Remarks After Meeting With Brazilian Foreign Minister Jose Serra

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Palacio Itamaraty Rio de Janeiro, Brazil FOREIGN MINISTER SERRA: (Via interpretation) Good afternoon. I want to begin by saying that the visit of Secretary John Kerry and the very productive meeting we just had may represent the first step of a new phase in the relationship between Brazil and …

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Meeting With Olympic Athletes From Team USA

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Naval Academy Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Secretary Kerry: I don’t want to temper this energy at all, but I want to say how proud we are of all of you just for getting here, being here and representing the United States of America. And so many of you I’ve …

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Secretary of State John Kerry’s Travel to Argentina and Brazil

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC Secretary Kerry will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina, from August 3-4, for bilateral meetings, and to Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil, from August 5-6, to lead the U.S. Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games. …

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Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   President Barack Obama today announced that the Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State of the United States, will lead the Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil. Presidential Delegation to …

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Readout of the President’s Update on the Situation in Turkey

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release The President this morning received an update from his national security and broader foreign policy team on the situation in Turkey. The President’s advisors apprised him of the most recent developments on the ground, and the President reiterated the United States’ unwavering support for …

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The Situation in Turkey

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC The United States views with gravest concern events unfolding in Turkey. We are monitoring a very fluid situation. I spoke this evening to Foreign Minister Cavusoglu and emphasized the United States’ absolute support for Turkey’s democratically-elected, civilian government and democratic institutions. We urge all parties to …

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President Obama and Secretary Kerry discuss the events in Turkey

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The President spoke tonight by phone with Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the events in Turkey. The President and Secretary agreed that all parties in Turkey should support the democratically-elected Government of Turkey, show restraint, and avoid any violence or bloodshed. The Secretary …

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Attack in Nice

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC July 14, 2016 Today’s horrendous attack in Nice is an attack against innocent people on a day that celebrates Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. On behalf of all Americans, and especially the great many with close ties to France, I offer our deepest condolences to the friends …

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Statement by the President on the Attack in Nice, France

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of …

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Statement by the President on the One Year Anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Today marks one year since the conclusion of the Iran nuclear deal—known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—by representatives of the United States, Iran, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, China, Russia, and the European Union.  Over the last year, the Iran …

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U.S. Consulate Promotes Beach Clean-up at Praia da Reserva

Working to further Secretary of State Kerry’s “Our Ocean” movement Rio de Janeiro, July 8th, 2016 – In support of Secretary of State John Kerry’s “Our Ocean” initiative , U.S. General Consulate Rio de Janeiro organized a beach clean-up at Praia da Reserva, Barra da Tijuca, on Sunday June 19th.  The clean-up took place on the eve of International Surfing Day (June 20th), …

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Remarks by the President at the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release Washington Hilton Washington, D.C. 12:30 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, let me begin by thanking Penny -– not only for her kind words and friendship, but for her outstanding leadership in promoting American business and making the case for commercial diplomacy.  Congratulations not only …

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FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Recognizes the 100th Anniversary and Economic Benefits of America’s National Parks

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2016 As America celebrates the 100th anniversary of the creation of our national park system this year, the President and the First Family are traveling to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico and Yosemite National Park in California. The President has …

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Remarks by the President on Mass Shooting in Orlando

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Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Abe of Japan

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release Hiroshima Peace Memorial Hiroshima, Japan 5:45 P.M. JST PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Seventy-one years ago, on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed.  A flash of light and a wall of fire destroyed a city and demonstrated that mankind …

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President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Thomas Atkin – Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense, Department of Defense Daniel P. Feehan –Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness, Department of Defense Marguerite Salazar – …

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Remarks by President Obama in Address to the People of Vietnam

National Convention Center Hanoi, Vietnam 12:11 P.M. ICT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Xin chào!  (Applause.)  Xin chào Vietnam!  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  To the government and the people of Vietnam, thank you for this very warm welcome and the hospitality that you have shown to me on this visit.  And thank all of you …

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Remarks by President Obama and President Macri of Argentina in Joint Press Conference

Casa Rosada Buenos Aires, Argentina 12:56 P.M. ART PRESIDENT MACRI:  Good morning, everyone.  Thank you for joining us today.  And welcome, Mr. President — dear Mr. President.  We are happy to have you visiting with your whole family.  And I would like to take a minute to share with you this grief all of us …

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Statement by the President on International Women’s Day

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 08, 2016 Today, on International Women’s Day, we recommit ourselves to achieving a world in which every woman and girl enjoys the full range of rights and freedoms that is her birthright. Women and girls make extraordinary contributions every day across all fields of human endeavor, including in …

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Remarks by the President on the Cybersecurity National Action Plan

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release Oval Office February 17, 2016 3:23 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Several weeks ago, I announced a Cybersecurity National Action Plan that addresses what increasingly the American people understand as one of our greatest challenges. The Internet has brought incredible opportunity, incredible wealth.  It gives …

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Readout of the President’s Call with President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The President spoke by phone today with President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff to discuss shared concerns over the spread of the Zika virus in the Western Hemisphere. The leaders agreed on the importance of collaborative efforts to deepen our knowledge, advance research, and accelerate …

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Readout of the President’s Call with President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE President Obama spoke by phone today with President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil to discuss ongoing progress in the Paris climate conference, which will conclude on December 11. Both leaders emphasized their personal commitment to reach an ambitious climate change agreement and their interest in …

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FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces Actions on Clean Energy Strategy

November 6, 2015 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces Actions to Ensure that Nuclear Energy Remains a Vibrant Component of the United States’ Clean Energy Strategy As detailed in the Climate Action Plan, President Obama is committed to using every appropriate tool to combat climate …

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Message of Secretary Kerry about Brazil’s Independence Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send my best wishes to the people of Brazil as you celebrate the 193rd anniversary of Brazilian independence on September 7. Longstanding ties of friendship, peace, and democracy bind our two nations. The United States …

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Secretary’s Remarks: On Earth Day, Time tunning Out for Climate Change

Washington, DC, April 22, 2015 On Earth Day, Time tunning Out for Climate Change Op-Ed John Kerry Secretary of State USA Today April 22, 2015 People must once again stir up political will to protect our environment. In the 1950s and 60s, America’s natural resources were in bad shape. Communities were so polluted that clouds …

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Remarks by President Obama and President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release ATLAPA Convention Center Panama City, Panama 4:15 P.M. EST PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, it is wonderful to be able to meet once again with my good friend, President Rousseff, and her delegation. PRESIDENT ROUSSEFF:  I understand.  (Laughter.) PRESIDENT OBAMA:  She doesn’t need a translator. Brazil …

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Remarks on the Terrorist Attack in Paris by SecState Kerry

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna Treaty Room Washington, DC January 7, 2015 SECRETARY KERRY: I’m very pleased to welcome Polish Foreign Minister Schetyna here to Washington today. He’s come here especially to meet with us and talk about the important relationship between Poland and the United States – a very …

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Statement by the President on the Attack in France

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7, 2015 I strongly condemn the horrific shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris that has reportedly killed 12 people.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this terrorist attack and the people of France at this difficult …

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The 2014 State of the Union Address

    THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary January 28, 2014 Remarks of President Barack Obama State of the Union Address Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Washington, D.C. PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, my …

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