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Aug132018

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Protecting the data the U.S. Census Bureau collects is a critical part of our mission and our highest priority. We know the accuracy of our statistics depends on the accuracy of the data we collect. This means that the public must be able to trust us with their data so the Census Bureau can provide quality data about the people and economy of the United States.

Aug102018

“Today, President Trump increased the Section 232 tariff rate on steel from 25 percent to 50 percent on imports of steel articles from the Republic of Turkey. Since the imposition of the Section 232 tariff in March, exports to the United States have declined and domestic capacity utilization has increased, but not to levels sufficient to remove the threat to national security. Doubling the tariff...

Aug092018

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Seasonal forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center have increased the likelihood of a below-normal Atlantic hurricane season to 60 percent (up from 25 percent in May) in the updated outlook, issued today. The likelihood of a near-normal season is now at 30 percent, and the chance of an above-normal season has dropped from 35 percent to 10 percent.

Aug082018

The California wildfires are a direct threat to life and property and all measures available must be taken to protect both. Today, I direct NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service to make clear to all its Federal agency partners that the protection of life and property takes precedence over any current agreements regarding the use of water in the areas of California affected by wildfires.

Aug022018

The African continent offers real opportunities thanks to some of the world's fastest growing economies and an expanding labor force. As a Cabinet Secretary and a Democratic Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, respectively, we agree that the United States must do more to present our African partners with better alternatives to state-led economic models, promoted by countries...

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