Space Station Flyover of Super Bowl 50

02/08/2016: NASA Image of the Day

On the evening of Feb. 7, 2016, Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly snapped this photo of Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. from the International Space Station, writing, "Got to see the #SuperBowl in person after all! But at 17,500MPH, it didn't last long. #YearInSpace"

Government at Work - The White House

Press Briefing

02/05/2016: White House Press Briefings

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.

West Wing Week: 11/27/2015 or, "This Turkey is Hereby Pardoned"

11/27/2015: White House Video

https://youtu.be/AAuDArGj2sM

This week, the President wrapped up his trip to Asia -- a cross-continental journey that took him to Antalya, Manila, and concluded in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He honored Medal of Freedom recipients back at the White House, and pardoned a couple of lucky turkeys before Thanksgiving. That's November 20 to November 26 or, "This Turkey is Hereby Pardoned."

Weekly Address: Affordable Care Act is Making a Difference for Millions of Americans

01/23/2016: President Obama's Weekly Address

In this week’s address, the President discussed the progress we’ve made because of the Affordable Care Act.

Government at Work - Today

Weekly Schedule

02/07/2016: US House of Reps

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016:
The House will meet at 2:00 p.m. in pro forma session.  Votes are not expected. 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016:
The House meets at Noon for Morning Hour
Legislative Business begins at 2:00 p.m.

Unlimited One Minutes per side

Votes postponed until 6:30 p.m. 

Special Orders: Republicans have the first hour

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016:

The House meets at 10:00 a.m. for Morning Hour
Legislative Business begins at Noon

Fifteen One Minutes per side

Special Orders: Democrats have the first hour

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016:

The House meets at 10:00 a.m. for Morning Hour
Legislative Business begins at Noon

Fifteen One Minutes per side

Special Orders: Republicans have the first hour.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016:
The House meets at 9:00 a.m. for Legislative Business

Five One Minutes per side
Special Orders: Democrats have the first hour

 

Government at Work - Alerts

5 Tips for Traveling to the U.S. With Medications

02/02/2016: Health Information Update from the Food and Drug Administration

Can you bring foreign drugs into the U.S.? Or refill a foreign prescription at a U.S. pharmacy? FDA can help you understand the rules for flying with medications or shipping them from overseas.

FEMA Awards $63.6 million to New Mexico for Road Repairs in Eddy County

12/21/2015: FEMA Region 6

DENTON, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently awarded more than $63.6 million to the state of New Mexico for road repairs and hazard mitigation as a result of severe storms and flooding in September 2014. A federal disaster declaration (DR-4199-NM) designated eight counties eligible for Public Assistance grants.

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Uganda Travel Alert

01/22/2016: International Travel Alerts

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Uganda to the upcoming general elections scheduled for February 18, and local elections scheduled between February 24 and March 10.

 U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation throughout the electoral period.  This Travel Alert expires on March 31, 2016. 

The State Department recommends U.S. citizens maintain a high level of security awareness leading up to, during, and following the election period.  U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can become confrontational and turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates.  Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, you are urged to exercise caution and stay current with media coverage of local events.

Monitor local media for any changes in the election schedule.  General election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.  For more information about security conditions in Uganda, please see the Country Specific Information page for Uganda.

For further information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Uganda.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Uganda, located at Plot 1577 Ggaba Road, Kamapala, at :+(256)(0) 414-306-001 and +(256)(0)312-306-001 or e-mail at KampalaUScitizen@state.gov.  The Embassy is open Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 – 12:30 a.m.  For after-hours emergencies, U.S. citizens should call +(256)(0) 414-306-001 and ask to speak with the Embassy duty officer.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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Government at Work - Archives

Transition from the Lunar Calendar to the Western Calendar Under Chinese Law

02/08/2016: Library of Congress

Today is the New Year’s Day on the Chinese lunar calendar (阴历, also known as the “rural calendar” (农历)). As explained in my previous blog post, Happy Lunar New Year!, the New Year’s Day falls on a different day each year. Starting February 8, 2016, this is the Year of the Monkey — which, of […]

Transition from the Lunar Calendar to the Western Calendar Under Chinese Law

02/08/2016: Library of Congress

Today is the New Year’s Day on the Chinese lunar calendar (阴历, also known as the “rural calendar” (农历)). As explained in my previous blog post, Happy Lunar New Year!, the New Year’s Day falls on a different day each year. Starting February 8, 2016, this is the Year of the Monkey — which, of […]

Government at Work - Issues

One Year Later: Reflecting on a New Chapter in U.S.-Cuba Relations

12/20/2015: State Department Blog

On December 17, 2014 President Obama made the historic announcement that the United States would no longer be held captive by the past and would instead move toward normalizing relations with the island of Cuba.

Climate, Environment, and Conservation: Assistant Secretary of State Kerri-Ann Jones To Travel to Indonesia and Kazakhstan

01/08/2016: Climate, Environment, and Conservation

Assistant Secretary of State Kerri-Ann Jones To Travel to Indonesia and Kazakhstan


Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 14, 2013


Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones will travel to Indonesia June 16–19 and Kazakhstan June 20–26.

In Indonesia, Dr. Jones will represent the United States at the fourth annual Climate and Environment Working Group Meeting, formed under the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership. Under the Partnership, the United States and Indonesia cooperate on a wide range of activities to advance low carbon growth and address major threats to the world’s environment. Dr. Jones will also meet with government officials to discuss science and technology, and how civil society and U.S. companies can support the promotion of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Dr. Jones will lead a U.S. delegation to Kazakhstan for the first Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) on Science and Technology Cooperation between our countries. The United States and Kazakhstan have a long and robust history of science and engineering cooperation. The JCM will assess new areas of collaboration including biomedical research to improve human and animal health, sharing of scientific data to better manage natural resources, and reducing the use and generation of hazardous substances to prevent environmental damage.



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