Washington, DC - Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

Washington, DC - Brian E. Thompson, 54, a former loan guarantee specialist for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, was sentenced today to serve 26 months in prison for a scheme in which he stole over $843,000 of government money.

New Orleans, Louisiana - Tomorrow, January 8, marks the 200th anniversary of Major General Andrew Jackson’s triumphant victory over the British at the Battle of New Orleans. To commemorate this historic event, the U.S. Postal Service will dedicate the War of 1812 Battle of New Orleans Limited Edition Forever stamps at the site of the battle.

Washington, DC - When President Obama took office, our housing market was in free-fall, and rising unemployment and plunging house prices posed numerous challenges for families and the broader economy.  The President took immediate action to stabilize the housing market and protect the middle class.  These steps helped millions of middle class families stay in their homes, save money on their mortgages, and turn their communities around.

Washington, DC - U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced today at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars that the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) is issuing its third open funding opportunity announcement, OPEN 2015, for up to $125 million. OPEN 2015 will support energy research and development projects from America’s top innovators for disruptive new technologies in transportation and stationary applications.

Washington, DC - Dan Weber, President of the Association of Mature American Citizens issued the following statement regarding the measure passed today by the House as part of its rules package (H. Res. 5) for the next two years: