Secretary Pompeo Travels to Australia To Deepen Our Historic Alliance

Washington, DC - “Our Alliance is iron-clad.  The United States and Australia both know that we can rely on each other.”  – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, July 24, 2018

Imposition of a Second Round of Sanctions on Russia under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act

Washington, DC - Today, pursuant to the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (CBW Act), the United States is announcing a second round of sanctions on Russia for its use of a “novichok” nerve agent in an attempt to assassinate Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal in the United Kingdom on March 4, 2018.

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund to End Award Reductions and Restore Previously Reduced Awards

Washington, DC - President Donald Trump Monday signed into law H.R. 1327, The Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) (VCF Permanent Authorization Act).  The Act extends the VCF’s claim filing deadline from Dec. 18, 2020, to Oct. 1, 2090, and appropriates such funds as may be necessary to pay all approved claims. 

Patient Recruiter Found Guilty in $1.3 Million Medicare Kickback Scheme

Detroit, Michigan - A federal jury in Detroit, Michigan found a patient recruiter guilty Tuesday for his role in a scheme involving approximately $1.3 million in fraudulent Medicare claims for home health care that were procured through the payment of kickbacks. 

FDA approves soy leghemoglobin as a color additive

Washington, DC - Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is amending the color additive regulations to provide for the safe use of soy leghemoglobin as a color additive in uncooked ground beef analogue products (e.g., vegetable burgers). The FDA is taking this action in response to a color additive petition submitted by Impossible Foods Inc. requesting the FDA to issue a regulation listing soy leghemoglobin as a color additive for use in such products.