Washington, DC - In September 2014, President Obama announced that the United States would develop a National Action Plan to promote and incentivize responsible business conduct (RBC).  RBC is a broad concept based on the idea that businesses can perform well while doing good and that governments should set and facilitate the conditions for this to take place.  Following a thorough process that prioritized consultations with stakeholders from around the country, as well as coordination among more than a dozen federal agencies, the United States government (USG) has published its first National Action Plan (NAP) on Responsible Business Conduct.  

Washington, DC - Vice President Jor Biden: "Violence against women is straight and simply a crime. We must hold abusers accountable and provide services and closure to survivors. That's why I'm so pleased that the Justice for All Reauthorization Act - signed today - will provide $56 million in funds to further reduce the national backlog of untested rape kits, provide housing protections for victims of domestic violence, expand forensic testing capabilities to convict the guilty and exonerate the innocent, and address the training and equipment needs of our Nation's crime labs.  

Washington, DC - If you care about data security and privacy, you’ll want to read about the FTC’s settlement with ruby Corporation, ruby Life Inc., and ADL Media Inc. –  the companies that operate AshleyMadison.com.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission today issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2016. Consumers can use the National Do Not Call Registry to choose not to receive telemarketing calls. Now in its eighth year of publication, the Data Book contains a wealth of information about the Registry for FY 2016 (from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016), including:

Washington, DC - U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Dr. Jonathan Pershing will travel December 13-16 to Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, California. In Seattle, Special Envoy Pershing will visit the Microsoft campus to discuss their sustainability program and how the private sector is participating in climate-related initiatives. Special Envoy Pershing will give a talk at the University of Washington Clean Energy Institute addressing the importance of the clean energy transition to mitigating climate change consequences, and he will meet with state lawmakers on the role of subnational entities in taking action on climate issues.

Washington, DC - Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens, issued the following statement regarding the selection by President-elect Donald Trump of Congressman Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services: