Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate

Washington, DC - Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate:

Parade of Ships Signals Start of Fleet Week New York

New York - The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and the proud citizens of New York helped usher in Fleet Week New York (FWNY) 2016 with the Parade of Ships.

Under Secretary Sewall Travels to Hungary

Washington, DC - Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall will travel to Hungary May 25-27.

The United States Welcomes Release of Journalist Khadija Ismayilova

Washington, DC - The United States welcomes the decision of the Azerbaijani Supreme Court to release investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova on a suspended sentence. We view this as a positive step, and we encourage the Azerbaijani government to drop the remaining charges against her.

USDA resumes biomass incentives

Washington, DC - The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced that incentives resume this month for farmers and foresters who grow and harvest biomass for renewable energy and biobased products. The funds come through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which was reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.