Washington, DC - In August, America added nearly 1.4 million new jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly Employment Situation Report, in line with the consensus forecast. The unemployment rate fell by 1.8 percentage points to 8.4 percent, the second largest decline on record. The August jobs report confirms that the strong recovery continues.

Washington, DC - During these National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 precious lives lost on September 11, 2001.  We solemnly honor them and pray that those who bear the burdens of unimaginable loss find comfort in knowing that God is close to the brokenhearted and that He provides abiding peace.

Washington, DC - Today, Second Lady Karen Pence led a call with the current PREVENTS Ambassadors. She thanked them for their work as ambassadors and encouraged them to use their platforms and outreach to amplify PREVENTS during National Suicide Prevention Month. Mrs. Pence also encouraged ambassadors to spread the REACH campaign messaging. The campaign includes a pledge for Americans to sign, making a commitment to help prevent suicide and increase awareness of mental health issues and suicide prevention practices.

Washington, DC - The initial planning for the 2020 Christmas season is underway at the White House. First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald J. Trump are opening the people’s house up to the public for the traditional Christmas decorating of the White House. Individuals interested in volunteering to decorate the White House can find additional details below. Additionally, the White House invites musicians including bands, choirs, and Christmas-themed entertainers to apply for the opportunity to perform during the Holiday Open Houses throughout the month of December. Details regarding this performance opportunity are provided below. Confirmed volunteers and entertainers will receive notification later this fall.

Washington, DC - On September 11, 2020, President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Major Thomas P. Payne, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry.

Washington, DC - Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key international position: