Washington, DC - Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is accepting applications for grants to fund broadband infrastructure projects in unserved rural communities.

Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station arrested a Salvadoran national who had been convicted of assault.

Dallas, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport added a new piece of technology that immediately begun to pay dividends when it identified 49 pounds of a Schedule I Controlled Substance shipped to Dallas.

Washington, DC - Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice is proposing to amend the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, clarifying that bump stocks fall within the definition of “machinegun” under federal law, as such devices allow a shooter of a semiautomatic firearm to initiate a continuous firing cycle with a single pull of the trigger.

Washington, DC - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced its highest-ever Dodd-Frank whistleblower awards, with two whistleblowers sharing a nearly $50 million award and a third whistleblower receiving more than $33 million.  The previous high was a $30 million award in 2014.

Atlanta, Georgia - THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, hello, Georgia! (Applause.) Thank you, Governor. Thank you for those great words. Thank you for your great leadership here in Georgia. It is great to be back in the Peach State. (Applause.)