Federal Executive Branch & Agency Find up-to-date releases regarding the administrative activities of the federal executive branch of government. This category includes information about federal government agencies such as the Small Business Administration, the Import-Export bank, the IRS, the United States Census, various safety agencies and many more. Also included is news about education, environmental, budget, tax, economic and other policy developments and responses to policy decisions from community and industry activists.

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Jul 13, 2017, 13:10 ET Number of Minority-Owned Employer Firms Increased in 2015

Minority-owned employer firms in the United States increased by approximately 4.9 percent in 2015 to 996,248 from 949,318 in 2014, according to...


Jul 13, 2017, 11:20 ET Statement from Alberto Gutierrez, Ph.D., Director, Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health, FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health on the status of FDA's investigation into inaccurate results from certain lead tests

On May 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Americans that Magellan Diagnostics' LeadCare test systems performed on blood drawn from...


Jul 13, 2017, 10:59 ET CENSUS: New Detailed Statistics on Race, Hispanic Origin, Ancestry and Tribal Groups

Today the U.S. Census Bureau released detailed statistics of social, economic, housing and demographic characteristics for hundreds of race,...


Jul 13, 2017, 09:31 ET Quantitative Easing Caused an Unintended $28 Billion Reduction in Corporate and Industrial Lending Says University of Miami Study

The $1.7 trillion worth of mortgage backed security purchases by the Federal Reserve Bank as part of quantitative easing to stabilize the U.S....


Jul 13, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 13: Transistor

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: JULY 13: TRANSISTOR Profile America —Thursday, July 13th. One of...


Jul 12, 2017, 16:35 ET NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Upcoming Space Station Cargo Launch

Media accreditation is open for launch of the next SpaceX commercial cargo resupply services mission to the International Space Station, currently...


Jul 12, 2017, 16:27 ET AMCP-Supported Bill to Create Safe Harbor for Pre-FDA-Approval Product Communications is Examined in House Subcommittee on Health Hearing

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health held a hearing today on the "Pharmaceutical Information Exchange (PIE) Act of...


Jul 12, 2017, 15:32 ET Teamsters: T-HUD Threatens Highway Safety By Adding Special Interest Provisions In Funding Bill

Today, the Teamsters Union denounced the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Appropriations Subcommittee's attack on...


Jul 12, 2017, 14:00 ET Investing in America: MBDA Forms New Strategic Partnership with The Latino Coalition

The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has partnered with The Latino Coalition (TLC) through a Memorandum of...


Jul 12, 2017, 12:55 ET U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: National Grandparents Day 2017: Sept. 10

In 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a federal...


Jul 12, 2017, 11:02 ET Commission Seeking Fund Administrators For Future SEC Distributions

The staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will soon be proposing a new Pool of Distribution Fund Administrators to the Commission...


Jul 12, 2017, 09:45 ET Big Business in the Bayou: MBDA and Essence Celebrate Successful Launch of Path to Power Conference in New Orleans

The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) partnered with Essence Communications Inc. to launch the first-ever...


Jul 12, 2017, 09:30 ET Montefiore And Einstein Awarded $3.4 Million NIH Grant To Integrate Opioid And Tobacco Addiction Treatment

Researchers at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine were awarded a $3.4 million grant from the National Institutes of...


Jul 12, 2017, 09:13 ET Project Management Institute, Bloomberg Government to Host Program Management and Acquisition Event

Project Management Institute (PMI) and Bloomberg Government announced today they will host Outlook for Federal Agency Program Management and...


Jul 12, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 12: Vehicle Thefts

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: JULY 12: VEHICLE THEFTS Profile America — Wednesday, July 12th. It...


Jul 11, 2017, 16:43 ET Census Bureau Announces 2018 End-to-End Census Test to Begin

The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that the first part of the 2018...


Jul 11, 2017, 15:06 ET OCC Hosts Kansas City Workshop for Board Directors and Bank Management

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will host a workshop in Kansas City, Mo., at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, August 28-30,...


Jul 11, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 11: Telstar

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: JULY 11: TELSTAR Profile America — Tuesday, July 11th. The distant...


Jul 10, 2017, 11:29 ET CFTC Launches New Video Series Featuring Fraud Victims

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today launched "True Fraud Stories," a video series about how cunning fraudsters lured smart...


Jul 10, 2017, 10:37 ET Texting Service Helps Connect Families and Children to Summer Meals Sites

Families already struggling to make ends meet have a tough time in the summer. When schools close and students no longer have access to school...


Jul 10, 2017, 10:00 ET Census Bureau to Host Webinar on Race, Tribal, Hispanic and Ancestry Group Statistics From the American Community Survey

What: The U.S. Census Bureau will hold a technical webinar in advance of the release of two embargoed data products: the Selected Population Tables...


Jul 10, 2017, 10:00 ET Census Bureau: 2020 Census Quarterly Program Management Review

The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: The U.S. Census Bureau will hold its quarterly 2020 Census Program...


Jul 10, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 10: Summer Food Favorites

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: JULY 10: SUMMER FOOD FAVORITES Profile America — Monday, July 10th....


Jul 09, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 9: Paved With Good Inventions

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: JULY 9: PAVED WITH GOOD INVENTIONS Profile America — Sunday, July...


Jul 08, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 8: Hawaii

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: JULY 8: HAWAII Profile America — Saturday, July 8th. This week in...