Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "Thank you. Well, good afternoon. Thank you very much, Vinai. Appreciate the kind introduction. More importantly, I want to thank you for doing such a terrific job at SelectUSA. Thank you all for being here. I’m honored to be the closing keynote speaker, I gather, which means that I’m the guy who talks when everything’s been said – but not by everyone. So I’m here to add a little reinforcement to some very important messages, and I’m really delighted to be here with you.
Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51), together with Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17), Congressman John Conyers (MI-13), and Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA-50), introduced the Protecting Religious Minorities Persecuted by ISIS Act of 2015 (H.R. 1568) in response to the persecution religious minorities are facing in territories controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Sacramento, California - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia joined Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), and the California Legislative Women’s Caucus as they presented the women’s economic security agenda today at the State Capitol.
Washington, DC - Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman and the U.S. negotiating team will travel on March 25 to Lausanne, Switzerland, where they will join Secretary of State John Kerry to meet with Iranian officials. These bilateral consultations take place in the context of the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran and thus include Deputy Secretary General for the EU's External Action Service Helga Schmid and her team. At the request of Secretary Kerry, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will travel to Lausanne to join in the negotiations.
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.
Washington, DC - The members of the Troika (the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway) continue to support a process of National Dialogue in Sudan. A comprehensive and inclusive National Dialogue remains the best opportunity to achieve a representative political system, and to confront fundamental issues of governance, political inclusiveness, resource sharing, identity, and social equality.