White House National Security Advisor Announces NSC Senior Staff Appointments

Washington, DC - President Trump’s National Security Advisor Michael T. Flynn Thursday announced the following additions to the National Security Council senior staff.

President Donald J. Trump Nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court

Washington, DC - Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia. The nomination of Judge Gorsuch comes after a selection process marked by an unprecedented level of transparency and involvement by the American voters.

President Obama to Designate New National Monuments Protecting Significant Natural and Cultural Resources in Utah and Nevada

Washington, DC - President Obama will designate two new national monuments, protecting sacred sites, spectacular scenery, and important natural and cultural resources in the desert landscapes of southeastern Utah and southern Nevada. The creation of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and the Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada follow years of robust public input from tribes, local elected officials, and diverse stakeholders, and draws from legislation introduced in Congress.

President Trump's Transparent, Principled and Consistent Process for Choosing a Supreme Court Nominee

Washington, DC - President Trump provided an initial list of eleven possible candidates to the American people to replace Justice Antonin Scalia as far back as May, 2016. In September, the President added ten more names, providing a final list of twenty-one candidates. President Trump promised “this list is definitive and I will choose only from it in picking future Justices of the United States Supreme Court.”

Department of State Actions in Response to Russian Harassment

Washington, DC - The State Department today declared persona non grata 35 Russian officials operating in the United States who were acting in a manner inconsistent with their diplomatic or consular status. The Department also informed the Russian Government that it would deny Russian personnel access to two recreational compounds in the United States owned by the Russian Government.