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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Feb 09, 2017, 13:54 ET FDA approves drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Emflaza (deflazacort) tablets and oral suspension to treat patients age 5 years and older with...


Feb 09, 2017, 13:30 ET February Is Low Vision Awareness Month: Apply For A Currency Reader At No Cost To You, If You Have Vision Loss

In observance of Low Vision Awareness Month, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), in partnership with the Library of Congress' National...


Feb 09, 2017, 10:51 ET Federal judge approves consent decree with California dietary supplement distributor, Regeneca Worldwide

A California dietary supplement distributor has been ordered by a federal court to stop selling its products, which were found to contain unsafe...


Feb 09, 2017, 10:29 ET AFGE: Eroding Worker Rights Won't Solve Management Failures

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President J. David Cox Sr. testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland...


Feb 09, 2017, 10:07 ET AJC Statement on President Trump's Criticisms of Judicial Branch

AJC is deeply disturbed by the tenor of President Trump's public criticism of federal judges considering the legality of his executive order on...


Feb 09, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 9: House Rules

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: HOUSE RULES Profile America — Thursday, February 9th. On this date...


Feb 08, 2017, 19:36 ET ACLJ On Confirmation Of Attorney General Sessions: "His Commitment To The Rule Of Law Is Extraordinary And Badly Needed In The Department Of Justice"

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) said tonight the confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States...


Feb 08, 2017, 17:51 ET ATA Infrastructure Task Force Meets with Secretary Chao, Congressional Leaders

This week, members of the American Trucking Associations' Infrastructure Task Force travelled to Washington to meet with Transportation Secretary...


Feb 08, 2017, 17:08 ET Tornado Recovery Efforts, Assessments Ongoing at NASA's Michoud

Teams at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans worked overnight and are continuing Wednesday with assessment and recovery efforts...


Feb 08, 2017, 14:30 ET Census Bureau: 2015 Annual Capital Expenditures Survey

The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: Manufacturing was the nation's leading investor in capital expenditures in...


Feb 08, 2017, 12:44 ET South African Man Arrested for Laundering HIV/AIDS Program Funds

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest this week of Dr. Eugene Sickle,...


Feb 08, 2017, 11:01 ET LDT Discussion Paper Signals No Change: IVD Research Firm

Research firm Kalorama Information said the last FDA statement on lab developed tests (LDTs) provided no clarity on regulatory intentions, setting...


Feb 08, 2017, 11:00 ET US HHS Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson to keynote HCCA's 21st Compliance Institute; more than 22 government enforcement speakers on the agenda

More than 2,500 health care compliance professionals from the United States and across the globe will gather at the Health Care Compliance...


Feb 08, 2017, 10:13 ET Corporations and Trade Groups Ask DOT to Issue Hazmat Safety Rule Blocked by White House Regulatory Freeze

In a letter sent on February 3rd to incoming Secretary of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, 22 corporations and trade associations sought "the...


Feb 08, 2017, 09:59 ET National Institute Of Justice Examines Findings Of Teen Dating Violence Survey

The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today released "A National Survey Shines Light on Nature and Scope of Teen...


Feb 08, 2017, 09:48 ET PDA Confirms Five FDA Speakers at the 2017 Quality Metrics & Culture Conference

The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) today announced that five U.S. FDA experts are confirmed speakers at the 2017 PDA Pharmaceutical Quality...


Feb 08, 2017, 06:00 ET Free File Alliance & IRS Launch "IRS2Go" An IRS Application for its Free File Customers

The Free File Alliance today announced that, through its partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, taxpayers may now use their smart phones or...


Feb 08, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 8: Nickels and Dimes

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: NICKELS AND DIMES Profile America — Wednesday, February 8th. One of...


Feb 07, 2017, 18:48 ET AFPM Applauds Trump Administration's Final Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline

AFPM President and CEO Chet Thompson commented: "We applaud the Trump administration's swift actions to approve the Dakota Access pipeline. This...


Feb 07, 2017, 15:15 ET Census Bureau: Top Five U.S. Trading Partners in Goods in 2016: China, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Germany

Today the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis issued full year 2016 U.S. international trade in goods and services data. The top...


Feb 07, 2017, 14:45 ET Defense Commissary Agency Selects Sodexo to Provide Deli-Bakery Services Operations at 12 On-Base Commissaries in Georgia and North Carolina

The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) recently announced that Sodexo, world leader in providing Quality of Life services, will provide Deli-Bakery...


Feb 07, 2017, 13:16 ET Texas Students to Speak to NASA Astronaut on International Space Station

Students from the Weslaco Independent School District in Weslaco, Texas, will speak with a NASA astronaut currently living and working aboard the...


Feb 07, 2017, 11:34 ET U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Valentine's Day 2017: Feb. 14

Expressing one's affection to another is a celebrated custom on Valentine's Day. Sweethearts and family members present gifts to one another, such...


Feb 07, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 7: Gas Lighting

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: GAS LIGHTING Profile America — Tuesday, February 7th. It's better...


Feb 06, 2017, 15:57 ET U.S. Chamber Foundation Releases Safety and Security Quick Guides

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with Johnson Controls, Inc., today released the Safety and Security Quick Guides, an online...