Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - This year’s Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released November 17, 2014, on the occasion of the 15th annual celebration of International Education Week, reports that the number of international students at institutions of higher education in the United States increased by 8.1 percent to a record 886,052 students in the 2013/14 academic year, while the number of U.S. students studying abroad expanded by 2.1 percent to an all-time high of 289,408 in 2012/13.
Secretary of Homeland Security Johnson, FBI Director Comey, and Ebola Physicians To Speak at Overseas Security Advisory Council's 29th Annual Briefing
Washington, DC - More than 1,000 public and private security professionals from U.S.-based businesses, academia, faith-based institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and the federal government will gather at the Department of State, November 19-20, for the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) 29th Annual Briefing, “Balancing Security and Privacy Challenges in an Information Age.”
Washington, DC - Congressman Juan Vargas, serving on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittees on the Middle East and North Africa, and on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, issued the following statement about the attack on a Jerusalem Synagogue leaving four people dead:
Washington, DC - The United States congratulates the people of Burkina Faso and their leaders on the signing of a charter that will guide the transition to a democratically elected government. We congratulate Michel Kafando on being sworn in as interim president of Burkina Faso.
Imperial, California - The Imperial Irrigation District today submitted a petition to the State Water Resources Control Board to exercise its continuing authority over the nation's largest agricultural-to-urban water transfer and avert an emerging environmental and public-health crisis at the Salton Sea.
Washington, DC - From its earliest days, the Commission has used its authority under Section 6 of the FTC Act to gain a deep understanding of competitive conditions in a variety of industries. In its first two decades alone, the FTC produced more than 100 studies or responses to general inquiries, most often pursuant to Congressional resolutions or Presidential orders. Information and insight gained in these inquiries generated policy recommendations to tackle the pressing needs of the nation in the face of changing market conditions. As explained in the Commission’s Annual Report for 1936: