Washington, DC - Patient groups are urging the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to prioritize patient protections, including those for people with pre-existing conditions, when it hears oral arguments in the case Texas v. United States. The case is being appealed after a lower court ruling that the entire health care law should be struck down because Congress repealed the individual mandate’s tax penalty. The case was brought by 20 states and is led by the Texas Attorney General.

Washington, DC - Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Oregon and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from April 6 to April 21, 2019.

Washington, DC - On National Air Traffic Control Day, we commend the highly trained and ever-vigilant professionals at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) who facilitate safe and efficient air travel.

Washington, DC - On Monday, July 1, 2019, the President signed into law:

Washington< DC - THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Secretary Chao.  Thank you for those gracious words, but for your inspiring personal story and for sharing this moment with us today.

New Orleans, Louisiana - Two executives were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Miami for their role in a conspiracy to fix prices of international freight forwarding services, the Department of Justice announced today.  Roberto Dip and Jason Handal were charged with fixing prices in June 2018, and pleaded guilty in November 2018.  A magistrate judge in Miami ordered Dip detained pending trial; he served over five months in jail before being released on bond.