Category: Politics

US Department of State: Supporting the Aspirations of the Belarusian People

Washington, DC (STL.News)  Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of the US Department of State released the following statement: The United States has been inspired by the display of peaceful expression of the Belarusian people seeking to determine their own future.  We stand by our long-term…

Texas Governor Abbott Directs TWC To Apply For Federal Lost Wage Assistance Funds

Austin, TX (STL.News) Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has applied for additional unemployment benefit funding made available through President Trump’s Lost Wage Assistance Executive Order.  If granted, this funding will provide an additional…

US Department of State: Joint Statement on the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Dialogue

Washington, DC (STL.News) The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq. Begin Text: The Government of Iraq, led by Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, and the Government of…

US Department of State: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister al-Kadhimi

Washington, DC (STL.News) The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi today on the margins of the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Dialogue in Washington, D.C. Secretary Pompeo and the Prime…

US Department of State: Secretary Pompeo Travels to the United Nations

Washington, DC (STL.News) Press Statement By Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson: Secretary Pompeo will travel to New York City on August 20-21 to notify the United Nations Security Council that the United States will initiate the process to restore UN sanctions on Iran. …

US Department of State: Suspension or Termination of 3 Bilateral Agreements With Hong Kong

Washington, DC (STL.News) Press Statement By Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson: The Chinese Communist Party has taken drastic steps to erode the high degree of autonomy that Beijing itself promised to the United Kingdom and the people of Hong Kong for 50…

US Department of State: U.S. Announces Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq

Washington, DC (STL.News)  Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of the US Department of State released the following statement: Today in Washington, the United States announced nearly $204 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Iraq, Iraqi refugees in the region, and to generous…

Kansas News: Applications for $130 million in Grants to Support Businesses Affected by COVID

TOPEKA, KS (STL.News) Kansas Governor Laura Kelly Wednesday encouraged Kansas businesses to participate in the application process for more than $130 million in grants to support businesses affected by the pandemic and enable companies to expand broadband access in the…

Colorado Governor Polis Takes Action to Address COVID-19 & Wildfires

DENVER, CO (STL.News) Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed an Executive Order ordering temporary fire restrictions across the State to reduce the risk of new fires and protect health and safety.  Restrictions include certain outdoor fires, fireworks, and explosives. The Governor…

Georgia Governor Kemp: State of Georgia Secures AAA Bond Rating

Atlanta, GA (STL.News) On August 14th, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Georgia again secured the highest ratings of AAA with a stable outlook from each of the three main credit rating agencies: FitchRatings, Moody’s Investors Service, and S&P Global Ratings….

Louisiana Governor Edwards Signs Executive Orders to Address Climate Change and Enhance Coastal Resilience

Baton Rouge, LA (STL.News) Today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed two executive orders to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance coastal resilience.  Executive Order JBE 2020-18 formally establishes Louisiana’s first-ever Climate Initiatives Task Force, a group of stakeholders who…

Readout of Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting

Readout of Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting with Minister of Defense of the Republic of Iraq Jumaah Saadoon Washington, DC (STL.News) Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper…