Washington, DC - On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character.  As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family.  Mrs. Bush lived a life that reminds us always to cherish our relationships with friends, family, and all acquaintances.  In the spirit of the memory of Mrs. Bush, may we always remember to be kind to one another and to put the care of others first.

Washington, DC - First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Barbara Bush: "Our hearts are with the Bush family as we celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Barbara Bush.  Throughout her life, she put family and country above all else.  Her dedicated service to the American people was matched only by her compassion and love of family.  

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the second cohort of innovators to join Chain Reaction Innovations, the Midwest region's first entrepreneurial research and development (R&D) program based at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), the nation's first national laboratory. Six innovators were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants and will begin work at ANL in May 2018.

Washington, DC - Ten Nominations Sent to the Senate Today:

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission today updated a U.S. Senate committee on the agency’s continued efforts to combat unwanted and illegal telemarketing robocalls. According to the testimony, consumers are justifiably frustrated by such calls and submitted more than 4.5 million complaints about robocalls in fiscal year 2017. The FTC today reaffirmed its commitment to using every tool at its disposal in its fight against these intrusive and illegal calls.

Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded President Donald J. Trump’s selection of James Hubbard to be the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment. Following the announcement, Secretary Perdue issued the following statement: