Washington, DC - In  letters sent on Thursday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler urged the nation’s top phone companies to provide their customers with free tools to block unwanted robocalls and has given them 30 days to respond with a plan for doing so.  Robocalls have become rampant in recent years and are the top consumer complaint reported to the FCC.

Washington, DC - President Obama shares the goal of streamlining pensions given to former Presidents as a means to reduce costs to taxpayers. He stands ready to work with Congress on legislation to get that done.

Washington, DC - President Barack Obama: "Today, I signed S.524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 into law.  This legislation includes some modest steps to address the opioid epidemic.   Given the scope of this crisis, some action is better than none.

Washington, DC - President Obama is committed to ensuring that every American family can choose to go solar and to cut their energy bills – and that every American community has the tools they need to tackle local air pollution and global climate change.

Washington, DC - NOAA is recommending $9 million in funding for 17 coastal and marine habitat restoration projects for its 2016 Community-based Restoration Program, as part of agency efforts to support healthy ecosystems and resilient coastal communities.

Washington, DC - The White House recently released the first ever United States “National Privacy Research Strategy,” which identifies priorities for privacy research funded by the Federal government. While focused on government, the strategy is also intended to spur similar private sector efforts. I participated in the working group that developed the strategy and am excited to see it published.