Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) released its Multi-Year Program Plan, describing the priorities, actions, and goals to accelerate the advancement and equitable deployment of solar technology by 2025. The need to address the climate crisis, create high quality jobs, and ensure energy justice are foundational for the plan, which will inform SETO’s funding opportunities and strategic planning through the next five years.

Washington, DC - Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State: "Today, the Department of State transmitted its 2020 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom to the United States Congress.  This Annual Report provides a detailed and factual account of the status of religious freedom in nearly 200 countries and territories and documents reports of violations and abuses committed by governments, non-state actors, and individuals.  The United States is committed to promoting accountability for those responsible for such abuses.

Washington, DC - The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) has announced the winners of its national awards for federal librarianship, which recognize the many innovative ways that federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of the government, business and scholarly communities and the American public.

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding the death of San Luis Obispo Police Department Detective Lucas “Luca” Benedetti.

Stockton, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding the death of Stockton Police Department Officer Jimmy Inn:

Sacramento, California - Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled the second challenge his $100 billion California Comeback Plan will confront – homelessness. Governor Newsom’s $12 billion plan to tackle the issue of homelessness will be the largest investment of its kind in California history. This investment will provide 65,000 people with housing placements, more than 300,000 people with housing stability and create 46,000 new housing units.