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Growing the Economy through Innovation: New Rules for the Commercial and Scientific Use of Drones

June 21, 2016

America’s capacity for creativity, innovation, and invention is the envy of the world. Over the past seven years, the Obama Administration has strengthened our foundation for innovation through investments and reforms to drive technological breakthroughs that will power the American economy and inspire the world for generations to come.

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SelectUSA Investment Summit Spotlight: Meet with U.S. Government Officials On-Site

June 20, 2016

The following is a cross-post from the International Trade Administration's Tradeology Blog
Blog post by Julianna Kreko and Christine Rafiekian SelectUSA
The 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit has begun, and the U.S. Government (USG) Pavilion, located across the lobby from the Exhibition Hall, is open!

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Honoring and Celebrating Refugees on World Refugee Day

June 20, 2016

"Protecting and assisting refugees is a part of our history as a nation, and we will continue to alleviate the suffering of refugees abroad, and to welcome them here at home, because doing so reflects our American values and our noblest traditions as a nation, enriches our society, and strengthens our collective security."

President Obama

Every year, on World Refugee Day, communities across the globe honor the courage and resilience of refugees and celebrate their contributions to the communities where they have started life anew.  

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SelectUSA Investment Summit Spotlight: The SelectUSA Academy

June 20, 2016

At SelectUSA, we value the input of our clients and work hard to serve them better. A few months ago, we put out a call for topics to include in the second SelectUSA Academy. We wanted to keep the content fresh and make sure new viewpoints were included in the program, and we weren’t disappointed. We received dozens of submissions, all with great ideas and valuable advice for investors and economic developers.

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Strengthening and Celebrating America’s Capacity for Innovation

June 20, 2016

America’s capacity for creativity and invention is a major reason why our economy is the strongest and most durable in the world.

That capacity -- and the uniquely American spirit of innovation that fuels it -- has also inspired admiration from across the globe for generations. And since his first day in office, President Obama has worked to strengthen our innovation advantage -- through investments and reforms to drive technological and scientific breakthroughs that will power our economy and strengthen America’s leadership in the industries of the future.

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Weekly Address: Standing with Orlando

June 18, 2016

In this week's address, President Obama reflected on his visit with the families of the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack. He reiterated that we will always stand with those impacted by the Orlando attack – and we will do everything in our power to stop homegrown terrorism attacks and ultimately destroy ISIL.

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West Wing Week: 06/17/16 or, "We Will Stand With Orlando"

June 17, 2016

This week, the President's attention was focused on Orlando, and on the worst mass shooting in American history. The President called it an act of terror and an act of hate. He spent the week making clear that we would get to the bottom of what happened and stand with the people of Orlando, including the LGBT community that came under attack, as they mourned the loss of so many innocent loved ones. That's June 10th to June 16th or, "We Will Stand with Orlando." 

 

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Email from Vice President Biden on the Assault Weapon Ban

June 17, 2016

Today, Vice President Joe Biden sent this message to people who, in the wake of the tragic attack in Orlando, signed a We the People petition calling on the government to ban AR-15-type assault weapons from civilian ownership. To learn more about this petition or take action on issue that matters to you, visit We the People. 

Over the past few years, we've watched as new horrific shootings have replaced previous ones as the deadliest in our nation's history.

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It's Time for Congress to Provide the Funding We Need for the Opioid Epidemic

June 17, 2016

Prescription drug abuse and heroin use have taken a heartbreaking toll on too many Americans and their families, while straining resources of law enforcement and treatment programs. More Americans now die every year from drug overdoses than they do in motor vehicle crashes.

The President has made clear that addressing the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic is a priority for his Administration, and has proposed to invest $1.1 billion in new funding to make sure that every American with an opioid use disorder who seeks treatment can get the help needed.

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Never Forget: We are Charleston

June 17, 2016

In times of tragedy, all too often fear prevails as hope fades and our hearts drown in sorrow. This is the cyclical trend of hopelessness brought on by our nation's epidemic of senseless gun violence. Each time one life is lost, we as a nation lose a piece of ourselves. That tragic evening a year ago in Charleston at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Church was no different. But instead of sorrow, the community responded to wicked violent murders with "amazing grace" as President Obama said at Rev Clementa Pickney's funeral.

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