Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Phone Call With Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

Washington, DC - Secretary Pompeo spoke by phone today with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Secretary Pompeo and President Santos discussed the fraudulent elections held May 20 in Venezuela and the importance of standing together as democratic nations in support of the Venezuelan people and the restoration of their democracy.

The Shoot Down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Washington, DC - The United States has complete confidence in the findings of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) as presented today by the Dutch Public Prosecutor: the missile launcher used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 originated from the 53rd Anti-aircraft Brigade of the Russian Federation, stationed in Kursk.

Vice President Mike Pence on the President’s Signing of Space Policy Directive–2

Washington, DC - President Trump today signed Space Policy Directive-2 implementing four recommendations made by the National Space Council on February 21, 2018 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This directive will encourage American leadership in space commerce by creating more certainty for investors and private industry, while focusing on protecting our national security and public-safety. As President Trump says, “We’re a nation of pioneers, and the next great American frontier is space.”

Energy Department Announces Funding to Foster Lab-Industry Partnerships

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced up to $2 million in funding for the third cohort of the Technologist in Residence (TIR) program. This effort will facilitate strategic, long-term relationships between industry and DOE’s national laboratories that result in high-impact, collaborative, early-stage research and development (R&D).

FTC challenges robocallers’ false threat that small businesses will be “removed” from Google

Washington, DC - Imagine getting a prerecorded robocall claiming to be from a “data service provider for Google” giving you “final notice” that “If you do not act soon, Google will label your business as permanently closed.” Second only to a fire alarm going off, that constitutes an ASAP emergency for many small business owners. But those robocall warnings aren’t from Google. According to a lawsuit filed by the FTC, the ones we’re challenging are from Florida-based Point Break Media and a network of 12 other companies and individuals – entities not affiliated with Google.