Washington, DC - Last night, the U.S. Department of Commerce initialed a draft agreement with Mexican tomato growers to suspend the ongoing antidumping (AD) investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico, ensuring that the domestic tomato industry will be protected from unfair trade.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 398 checks totaling $60,791 to refund consumers nationwide who bought “Nobetes,” a dietary supplement pill deceptively advertised as an effective diabetes treatment. The average amount per check is $152.74, and consumers are getting back all of the money they spent on the product.

San Diego, California - Edward, the southern white rhino calf at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, experienced another “first” today (Aug. 19, 2019) when he was able to explore a new area at the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center with his mom, Victoria. The young calf and his mom were given access to the main exhibit yard and took full advantage of the larger space, running around the perimeter at a fast pace. It was mom and calf’s first day out of the maternity yard and other off-exhibit areas since the calf was born 22 days ago.

Washington, DC - Wednesday, Trump unveiled a plan to scrap the 20-day limit on keeping migrant kids in detention. The cap, in effect since 2015 and part of the 1997 Flores consent decree, set up a Catch-22: If kids can’t be held more than 20 days, and no one wants to separate them from their parents (or other adults they come with), then the only option is to release the whole family.

San Diego, California - At 8:15 a.m. this morning, a gas line leak was discovered on Zoo Place, near the San Diego Zoo’s entrance. Out of an abundance of caution, Zoo security and local emergency services made the decision to evacuate San Diego Zoo staff and guests from the area, and closed the Zoo for the remainder of the day.

Artesia, New Mexico - Remarks by Vice President Pence at “USMCA: A Better Deal for American Workers” Event: