Washington, DC - Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Washington, DC - Support for the Trump Administration’s Proposal to Replace the Costly and Overreaching Clean Power Plan:

Washington, DC - As we all work to confront the staggering human and economic toll created by the opioid crisis, we recognize the critical role that health care providers play in addressing this public health priority – both in reducing the rate of new addiction by decreasing unnecessary and/or inappropriate exposure to opioids and ensuring rational prescribing practices, while still providing appropriate treatment to patients who have medical need for these medicines. With millions of Americans misusing and abusing opioids and more than 40 people dying every day from overdoses involving prescription opioids, it’s clear that we need to do everything we can, including working with stakeholders, to get ahead of this crisis.

Washington, DC - The United States expresses its deep appreciation to the Federal Republic of Germany for re-admitting former Nazi slave-labor camp guard Jakiw Palij, who was removed from the United States on August 20.

Gaithersburg, Maryland - The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $4 million in grants to 21 small businesses to support innovative technology development.

Washington, DC - Jakiw Palij, a former Nazi labor camp guard in German-occupied Poland and a postwar resident of Queens, New York, has been removed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to Germany, Attorney General Jeff Sessions of the U.S. Department of Justice, Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and ICE Deputy Director and Acting Director Ronald D. Vitiello announced today.  ICE removed Palij based on an order of removal obtained by the Department of Justice in 2004.