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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Apr 20, 2018, 16:11 ET FDA authorizes new use of test, first to identify the emerging pathogen Candida auris

Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the first test to identify the emerging pathogen Candida auris (C. auris), which can cause...


Apr 20, 2018, 12:04 ET NASA Astronauts on Space Station to Speak with Students from Florida, Texas

Students from Coral Gables, Florida, and the Texas Gulf Coast will talk with astronauts aboard the International Space Station next week as part of...


Apr 20, 2018, 11:16 ET Aluminum Industry Leaders Urge Trump Administration to Stay the Course on Section 232 Relief

Yesterday, three high profile aluminum industry leaders co-signed a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross and United States Trade Ambassador...


Apr 20, 2018, 10:29 ET Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new steps to encourage more widespread innovation and development of new treatments for opioid use disorder

Addressing the issue of opioid misuse and abuse remains one of my highest priorities. This is the most profound public health crisis facing the...


Apr 20, 2018, 10:16 ET FDA takes new steps to advance the development of innovative products for treating opioid use disorder

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today the latest action to encourage and support the development of treatment options for people...


Apr 19, 2018, 17:20 ET Media Invited to View Near-Earth Asteroid Scout Solar Sail, Space Launch System Progress

Media are invited to view the flight solar sail for propulsion test of NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid Scout at 1:30 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 26 at...


Apr 19, 2018, 17:16 ET CAIR, Muslim, Arab-American, Asian-American, Anti-Torture Groups to Urge Rejection of Pompeo's Confirmation as Secretary of State

On Friday, April 20, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join other Muslim, Arab-American, Asian-American, and anti-torture...


Apr 19, 2018, 16:25 ET Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will outline department's plans for stirring economic growth at National Press Club Headliners Luncheon, May 14

Wilbur Ross, the 39th Secretary of Commerce, who recently announced his department's plans to become a "one-stop shop" for regulating the space...


Apr 19, 2018, 15:26 ET Statements on Jim Bridenstine's Senate Confirmation as NASA Administrator

The following are statements from Rep. Jim Bridenstine and acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on Thursday's U.S. Senate confirmation of...


Apr 19, 2018, 13:15 ET Florida Small Business Wins SBA's 2018 Exporter of the Year Award

SeaDek has been named 2018 Small Business Exporter of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Rockledge, Florida-based company will...


Apr 19, 2018, 11:04 ET Wild & Wolf Recalls Petit Collage Children's Toy Xylophones Due to Choking Hazard

https://cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Wild--Wolf-Recalls-Petit-Collage-Childrens-Toy-Xylophones-Due-to-Choking-Hazard Recall Summary Name of Product:...


Apr 19, 2018, 10:26 ET AFGE Remembers Victims of Oklahoma City Bombing 23 Years After, Reflects on Dangers of Anti-Government Rhetoric

Twenty-three years ago on April 19, 1995, an extremist turned his anti-government views into mass murder when he detonated a bomb packed inside his...


Apr 19, 2018, 09:49 ET Reforming America's Immigration Court

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration examined reform of the country's immigration courts in a...


Apr 18, 2018, 13:37 ET SBA Recognizes Export Lenders Citibank and Byline Bank

The U.S. Small Business Administration today honored Citibank and Byline Bank as the 2018 SBA Export Lenders of the Year, respectively, for large...


Apr 18, 2018, 12:21 ET NASA TV Updates Launch Coverage for Planet-Hunting Mission TESS

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) now is scheduled for launch at 6:51 p.m. EDT today, Wednesday, April 18, on a SpaceX Falcon 9...


Apr 18, 2018, 10:32 ET U.S. Stainless Steel Bar Producers Applaud Affirmative Final Determination to Reinstate Two Leading Indian Bar Producers Back Under Existing Antidumping Duty Order

The U.S. Department of Commerce ("Commerce") announced on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, its final determination that two Indian producers, Viraj...


Apr 17, 2018, 16:03 ET The CDC Small Business Finance Wins SBA's 2018 Jody C. Raskind Lender Award

The Certified Development Company (CDC) Small Business Finance, a California-based SBA 504 CDC Lender, Community Advantage Lender and Microloan...


Apr 17, 2018, 15:50 ET Remarks from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on Fiscal Year 2019 budget request for FDA

Chairman Aderholt, Ranking Member Bishop, and Members of the Subcommittee. I'd like to thank the Committee for your commitment to FDA. We've been...


Apr 17, 2018, 15:19 ET CAIR to Release Report Showing 'Concrete Evidence' That Trump's Muslim Ban Resulted in Islamophobic Discrimination, Violence

On Monday, April 23, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will...


Apr 17, 2018, 14:54 ET NASA Celebrates Earth Day with #NASA4Earth Tools, Events

This Earth Day, NASA invites you to create your own shareable views of our home planet, help combat mosquito-transmitted diseases, and watch our...


Apr 17, 2018, 13:28 ET FDA approves first therapy for rare inherited form of rickets, x-linked hypophosphatemia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Crysvita (burosumab), the first drug approved to treat adults and children ages 1 year and...


Apr 17, 2018, 11:30 ET Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new efforts to enhance and modernize the FDA's approach to medical device safety and innovation

Advances in material science, digital technology and advanced manufacturing are contributing to an unparalleled period of invention in medical...


Apr 16, 2018, 15:53 ET Climate Report Author to Speak at NASA Langley

A NASA scientist who was a lead author on the U.S. Global Change Research Program's 2017 Climate Science Special Report will give a talk about it...


Apr 16, 2018, 12:26 ET NASA Scientist to Discuss 'Swimming in Martian Lakes: Curiosity at Gale Crater' at Library of Congress Lecture

The public is invited to a free talk called "Swimming in Martian Lakes: Curiosity at Gale Crater," with Dr. Scott Guzewich in the Pickford Theater,...


Apr 16, 2018, 10:51 ET Maryland, Michigan, Texas Students to Link Up with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Students from Maryland, Michigan and Texas will talk with astronauts on the International Space Station this week as part of NASA's Year of...