Washington, DC - CDC is advising consumers, restaurants, and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell any romaine lettuce as it investigates an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine.

Imperial, California - Late Monday afternoon, November 19, three of Imperial Irrigation District’s energy construction crews and one IID emergency response team headed to Paradise, California to help that Northern California area recover from some of the most devastating wildfires in the state’s history.

San Diego, California - San Diego Zoo staff and volunteers received an unexpected delivery on Monday, November 12th. A 37-year-old siamang named Eloise—who was on birth control—gave birth on exhibit, as volunteers and guests looked on, providing the Zoo with its first siamang infant in more than 12 years.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy has announced new funding for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs for Fiscal Year 2019. Within that program, the solar office plans to make about 15 awards to small businesses for high-risk, innovative research on solar technologies with the potential for future commercialization.

Washington, DC - On Thanksgiving Day, we recall the courageous and inspiring journey of the Pilgrims who, nearly four centuries ago, ventured across the vast ocean to flee religious persecution and establish a home in the New World. They faced illness, harsh conditions, and uncertainty, as they trusted in God for a brighter future. The more than 100 Pilgrims who arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts, on the Mayflower, instilled in our Nation a strong faith in God that continues to be a beacon of hope to all Americans. Thanksgiving Day is a time to pause and to reflect, with family and friends, on our heritage and the sacrifices of our forbearers who secured the blessings of liberty for an independent, free, and united country.

Washington, DC - A Steadfast and Enduring Commitment: Vice President Pence visited Japan, Singapore, Australia, and Papua New Guinea this week to reaffirm President Trump’s commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific in which all nations are sovereign, strong, and prosperous.