Press Releases

Dec 07, 2011 04:48 EST The White House Ambassador Robert Ford returns to Damascus today with our full confidence and support.  His return demonstrates our continued solidarity with the Syrian people and the value we place on Ford’s efforts to engage Syrians on their efforts to achieve a peaceful and democratic transition.  We believe his presence in the country is among the most effective ways to send a message to the Syrian...

Dec 07, 2011 04:47 EST The White House Aboard Air Force One En Route Kansas City, Missouri

Dec 07, 2011 04:47 EST The White House The United States welcomes Indonesia’s ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, (CTBT), which provides a strong example of the positive leadership role Indonesia can play in the global effort to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons.  The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty is a critical element of the international effort to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons and I urge all...

Dec 07, 2011 04:47 EST The White House “The struggle to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons is a global challenge, and one that is central to the United States’ commitment to promoting human rights.”

Dec 06, 2011 04:39 EST The U.S. Department of Education The U.S. Department of Education announced today that 33 states and the District of Columbia have submitted intents to nominate schools for the new Green Ribbon Schools awards program launched this past September. Schools nominated by state education agencies are eligible to receive the award.

Dec 06, 2011 04:32 EST The White House Location: James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

Dec 06, 2011 04:32 EST The White House NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE:Jonathan Don Farrar, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Panama.

Dec 06, 2011 04:32 EST The White House WASHINGTON, DC— The White House today released statements on the departure of Assistant to the President and Special Advisor Phil Schiliro.  Schiliro was announced as Assistant to the President and Director of Legislative Affairs on November 15, 2008 and served in that role from the beginning of the Obama administration until January of 2011.  During that time he presided over the passage of...

Dec 06, 2011 04:32 EST The White House Earlier today, President Obama held a roundtable discussion on making college more affordable for our nation’s students. The President hosted White House senior officials, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and a dozen college presidents and higher education thought leaders from across the country to discuss rising college costs and strategies to reduce these costs while improving quality. ...

Dec 06, 2011 04:31 EST The White House James S. Brady Press Briefing Room