Washington, DC - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: "The United States welcomes the release of Joshua Holt and his wife Thamara, who were unjustly imprisoned in Venezuela. We extend our special thanks to Senator Bob Corker, Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Mike Lee, Representative Mia Love, and all the other members of Congress who have worked on behalf of the Holt family over the past two years and helped to make this day a reality.

Washington, DC - FBI Director Christopher Wray has named executives to five senior leadership positions: Ryan T. Young as special agent in charge of the Counterterrorism Division for the Los Angeles Field Office; Gary A. Loeffert as special agent in charge of the Buffalo Field Office; Gregory Ehrie as special agent in charge of the Newark Field Office; Matthew J. DeSarno as special agent in charge of the Criminal Division at the Washington Field Office; and Timothy M. Dunham as special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Division at the Washington Field Office.

Washington, DC - Wednesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is announcing a campaign to educate the public on the consequences of posting hoax threats to schools and other public places and reminds communities that these hoax threats are not a joke.

Washington, DC - “Memorial Day is our Nation’s solemn reminder that freedom is never free,” President Donald J. Trump wrote last year, proclaiming Memorial Day 2017 as a Day of Prayer for Permanent Peace. “It is a moment of collective reflection on the noble sacrifices of those who gave the last measure of devotion in service of our ideals and in the defense of our Nation.”

Washington, DC - As the busiest three months of international travel approach, U.S. Customs and Border Protection encourages travelers to “Know Before You Go” when traveling to the United States or returning home this summer. CBP officers at international airports, cruise terminals and land border ports of entry around the country and at Preclearance facilities around the world are prepared for the additional traffic expected this summer. Last summer, CBP processed more than 121 million international travelers at U.S. ports of entry.

Washington, DC - "To empower our civil servants to best help others, the government must always operate more efficiently and more securely." ~ President Donald J. Trump