U.S. Department of State Debars 168 Persons for Violating or Conspiring To Violate the Arms Export Control Act

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Department of State published a Federal Register notice of 168 persons and entities who have been statutorily debarred for convictions of violating, or conspiring to violate, the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751, et seq.). This action, as required by section 127.7(b) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR parts 120-130), highlights the Department’s responsibility to protect U.S. defense articles, including technical data, and defense services from unauthorized exports and brokering.

Seven Nominations Sent to the Senate

Washington, DC - Seven Nominations Sent to the Senate yesterday:

First Lady Melania Trump Releases Details for the Trump Administration’s First State Visit

Washington, DC - First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald J. Trump are excited to welcome President Emmanuel Macron and Mrs. Brigitte Macron of France for the Trump Administration’s first state visit.

Vice President Pence at Swearing-In Ceremony of NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Call to the International Space Station

Washington, DC - Remarks by Vice President Pence at Swearing-In Ceremony of NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Call to the International Space Station:

Acting Secretary of State Sullivan's Meeting With U.K. Foreign Secretary Johnson

Washington, DC - Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on April 22, on the margins of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Toronto, Canada, where they discussed issues of bilateral, regional, and global concern, including Syria, Iran, and the DPRK.