Washington, DC - The United States condemns President Maduro’s threat to ban opposition parties from participating in next year’s presidential elections. The Venezuelan people deserve the right to express their views and consent to governance through a free and fair democratic process that is open to all candidates. A presidential election cannot be legitimate if candidates and parties cannot freely participate.

Washington, DC - Please accept my best wishes as you and the people of Burkina Faso celebrate your 57th anniversary of independence on December 11.

Washington, DC - First Lady Melania Trump visited Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., today to visit with patients, families and staff members. The tradition of First Lady visits to Children’s National dates back more than 60 years to First Lady Bess Truman.

Washington, DC - Today, the President signed H.J. Resolution 123 into law:

Washington, DC - Three defendants who allegedly posed as lawyers and falsely threatened to sue people or have them arrested for failing to pay on debts they did not owe are banned from the debt collection business under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.