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Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Intent to Nominate Margo Schlanger to Serve as USDA Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

Skip to main content WASHINGTON, September 16, 2021 – “I am pleased with President Biden’s decision to nominate Margo Schlanger to serve as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. Her nomination cements USDA’s commitment to civil rights and equity as we work for the American people; in this role, she will be an essential voice in…

Secretary statement

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Intent to Nominate Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Ph.D. to Serve Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics

Skip to main content WASHINGTON, July 29, 2021 — “Dr. Jacobs-Young has a deep understanding of USDA’s commitment to science, research and education and of the importance of advancing scientific knowledge to best serve the American people. For many years, she has served as an influential leader in agricultural science and research with notable experience…

Family statement

Statement from Family of Civil Rights Icon & Mathematics Teacher Bob Moses

Boston, MA, July 25, 2021 –(– Statement from the Family of Robert Parris Moses:“Don’t think necessarily of starting a movement. Do what you think actually needs to be done, set an example, and hope your actions will click with someone else.”- Robert “Bob” MosesWith great sadness, the family of Robert Parris Moses announces the passing of…

Johnson statement

Johnson & Johnson Statement on Nationwide Opioid Settlement Agreement

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – WEBWIRE – Thursday, July 22, 2021 johnson & Johnson and its U.S.-based Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies announced the finalization of a nationwide settlement agreement to resolve opioid-related claims and litigation by states, cities, counties, and other subdivisions in the United States. As previously announced, the Company will contribute up to $5 billion to…

administrator statement

NASA Administrator Statement on China Crewed Launch

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson released the following statement Thursday regarding the China National Space Agency’s launch of the first crew to its Tiangong space station:

Agriculture statement

Statement by Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on the President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

The President proposes historic investments to spur new job creation and opportunities in rural America; help restore America’s advantage in agriculture; leverage all of USDA’s expertise to address climate change; and support a stronger nutrition safety net. WASHINGTON, May 28, 2021 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released the following statement today: “The Biden-Harris Administration today…

statement Tribal

Record from Heather Dawn Thompson, Director of USDA Office of Tribal Relations, on Visits with Native Producers and with Cheyenne and Arapaho, Cherokee, and Osage Tribal Leadership about American Rescue Plan Debt Relief

TULSA, OK, May 27, 2021 — “This week, I traveled to Oklahoma to visit with individual Native farmers and with leadership from the Cheyenne and Arapaho, Cherokee, and Osage Tribal Nations about the American Rescue Plan debt relief for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers — which includes Native American, African-American, Hispanic, Asian American, and other…

China's statement

NASA Statement on China’s Zhurong Mars Rover Photos

NASA Administrator Sen. Bill Nelson issued the following statement Wednesday after the China National Space Administration’s release of the first photos from the Zhurong Mars rover:

statement update

[Update: Statement] An Eufy Security Bug Let Strangers View and Control Each Others’ Camera Feeds

EufyUpdate: (2PM ET) Added a statement from Eufy. We’re emailing the company now for more info. An Eufy security bug gave users complete access to strangers’ accounts, including live video feeds, recordings, camera pan and zoom controls, and private account info. While Eufy claims to have fixed the problem, it suggests that all users unplug…

Aortic statement

New AHA Statement on Aortic Stenosis in Chronic Kidney Disease

The evaluation and management of aortic stenosis (AS) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is complex and clinically challenging and requires a multidisciplinary heart-kidney team-based approach, the American Heart Association (AHA) says in a new scientific statement. “There are several facets in which this population differs quite remarkably from the non-CKD population and is…