National Child Passenger Seat Week

Yuma, Arizona - When your child is close to age 5, or they have reached the maximum height or weight limit for their forward facing sea with a harness, your child is now ready for a booster seat. Keep your child in a booster seat until the child is big enough to fit in a seat belt properly. For a seat belt to fit properly the lap belt must lie snugly across the upper thighs, not the stomach. The shoulder belt should lie snug across the shoulder and chest and not cross the neck or face. It is also very important to make sure the child’s knees are bending at the edge of the seat, and the feet are touching the ground. If not, the child tends to slouch forward and the lap belt will not be in the correct position.

U.S. Delegation to the 2016 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Washington, DC - Ambassador Michael G. Kozak will lead the U.S. delegation to the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), to be held in Warsaw, Poland, September 19-30. This annual meeting will bring together civil society and government representatives of the OSCE’s 57 participating states for talks to advance human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Memorandum of Understanding Reached with Israel

Washington, DC - Under President Obama’s leadership, the multifaceted cooperation between the United States and Israel has reached unprecedented levels.  This is particularly true with regard to the security of Israel.  The new 10-year security assistance Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to Israel is the most recent reflection of President Obama’s unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security.

President Obama’s National Security Council Meeting on the Counter ISIL Campaign

Washington, DC - President Obama convened his National Security Council to discuss the global campaign we are leading to degrade and destroy ISIL.

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell Regarding Announced ITT Educational Services Inc. Closure, Education Department Plan to Support Students

Washington, DC - Opening statement delivered Tuesday by Under Secretary Ted Mitchell in a press call with reporters to discuss the announced ITT Educational Services Inc. closure and the U.S. Department of Education's plan to support students.