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Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by First Lady Jill Biden at Cancer Insurers Roundtable

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by First Lady Jill Biden at Cancer Insurers Roundtable

The Roosevelt Room Certain words have the power to make time stop. Malignant. Aggressive. Terminal. Cancer. Like a spell, they still the air around us. Frozen in place, we feel the world we knew slipping away. And when the hands of the clock begin to move once again, we are not the person we once were, and it can feel like we’re all alone. But with a patient navigator by your side, you’re never alone. Navigators guide patients and their families through the complex and daunting world of cancer. They help patients with everything from scheduling appointments to keeping track…
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Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on the President’s State of the Union Address

Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on the President’s State of the Union Address

Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on the President’s State of the Union Address Release Date: March 7, 2024 WASHINGTON— Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas issued the following statement on President Biden’s State of the Union address: “Tonight, President Biden recognized the incredible work the men and women of the Department of Homeland Security do every day, often at great personal risk, to help keep the American people safe and secure. We have made historic efforts to seize more fentanyl and bring more smugglers to justice than ever before. To further those efforts and save more lives, this Administration…
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Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by First Lady Jill Biden at Cancer Insurers Roundtable

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, and Deputy Commandant for Operations for the U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Peter Gautier

1:26 P.M. EDT MS. JEAN-PIERRE: Good afternoon, everyone. Q Good afternoon. MS. JEAN-PIERRE: Thank you for joining us. Thank you for joining us. Okay. I have a couple things at the top. And as you can see, we have guests with us today. Our hearts go out to the families of the six individuals still missing after yesterday’s bridge collapse in Maryland. As authorities on the ground have confirmed, operations have shifted from a search-and-rescue operation towards recovery efforts. Secretary Buttigieg and Coast Guard Vice Admiral Peter Gu- — Gautier just came from the Oval Office, where they spoke with…
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United States Hosts Launch of Foreign Ministry Channel for Global Health Security

United States Hosts Launch of Foreign Ministry Channel for Global Health Security

On March 14, Ambassador Dr. John Nkengasong – U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Senior Bureau Official for Global Health Security and Diplomacy, overseeing the Department’s Bureau for Global Health Security and Diplomacy – is hosting a day-long discussion to plan priorities and review lines of effort for the new Foreign Ministry Channel for Global Health Security.  Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Richard R. Verma will open the discussion.  Participants in the meeting include representatives from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Australia, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Canada, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Morocco, Norway, Republic…
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Taking Further Measures to Promote Peace, Security, and Stability in the West Bank

Taking Further Measures to Promote Peace, Security, and Stability in the West Bank

Since the horrific terrorist attacks on Israel on October 7, violence in the West Bank has increased sharply.  Extremist settler violence against Palestinian and Israeli civilians and forced displacement of farmers and villages is a serious threat to the peace, security, and stability of West Bank, Israel, and the broader region. In February, President Biden issued an executive order giving the Department of State new authorities to impose sanctions on those responsible for undermining peace, security, and stability in the West Bank, and the Department imposed sanctions on four individuals.  Today, we are taking further action to promote accountability for those…
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Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by First Lady Jill Biden at Cancer Insurers Roundtable

Background Press Call on Humanitarian Aid for Gaza Ahead of the State of the Union

National Security Council Via Teleconference 11:11 A.M. EST MODERATOR:  Good morning, everyone.  Thanks so much for joining today’s call to discuss humanitarian aid for Gaza ahead of the State of the Union.  As a reminder, this call is on background, attributable to senior administration officials, and it is embargoed until noon Eastern today.  For your awareness, not for your reporting, on the call today we have [senior administration official], [senior administration official], and [senior administration official]. With that, I’ll turn it over to our speakers for a few words at the top, and then we’ll go ahead to take your questions. SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Thanks. …
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Peruvian Foreign Minister Javier González-Olaechea Before Their Meeting

Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Peruvian Foreign Minister Javier González-Olaechea Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good morning, everyone.  And it’s a distinct pleasure to have my friend, my colleague, the foreign minister of Peru here today with us at the State Department.  We just had a wonderful moment where it was a great honor for the United States to be able to return to Peru some extraordinary documents dating to the 16th century that document the very first theater troupe in the Americas – quite remarkable.  And thanks to very good work between our governments, we were able to return these documents to make sure that the extraordinary cultural heritage of Peru is…
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Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by First Lady Jill Biden at Cancer Insurers Roundtable

Excerpts from President Biden’s State of the Union Address as Prepared for Delivery

In its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade the Supreme Court majority wrote “Women are not without electoral or political power.” No kidding. Clearly those bragging about overturning Roe v. Wade have no clue about the power of women in America. But they found out when reproductive freedom was on the ballot and won in 2022, 2023, and they will find out again in 2024. If Americans send me a Congress that supports the right to choose I promise you: I will restore Roe v. Wade as the law of the land again. — I came to office determined to…
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United States Hosts Launch of Foreign Ministry Channel for Global Health Security

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Mauritanian President Ghazouani

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani today.  Secretary Blinken congratulated President Ghazouani on his election as Chairperson of the African Union (AU) for 2024 and highlighted our commitment to work together to address global issues including democracy and governance, peace and security, climate, and food security in line with AU Agenda 2063 Goals and Aspirations. They discussed President Ghazouani’s AU priorities for the coming year and the U.S.-Mauritania bilateral relationship. Official news published at https://www.state.gov/secretary-blinkens-call-with-mauritanian-president-ghazouani/
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