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Op-Ed: Celebrating the Rise of Minority-Owned Businesses

When President Nixon signed the executive order creating MBDA, the nation’s minority population was less than 40 million. Nixon recognized that, although minority-owned businesses then were only 4 percent of America’s businesses, empowering the entrepreneurial spirit of minority men and women was vital for the future of the American economy.

VA releases health care inspection reports and staffing data for more than 100 Community...

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began publicly posting this week, for the first time, health care inspection reports and staffing data for its nursing home system.

Former District Government Employee Pleads Guilty to Scheme Involving Over $1.4 Million in Fraudulently...

The person Authorized SNAP and TANF Payments to People Not Entitled to Receive Them in Exchange for Cash and Sexual Favors

Fmr HUD Employee Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes from Government Contractor

The man pled guilty today to a federal bribery charge stemming from a scheme in which he provided non-public information about pending HUD contracts to a business owner in exchange for tickets to sporting events, travel, and cash.

USDA Announces Launch of the Start Simple with MyPlate Campaign

In a continuing effort to help Americans make healthy food choices, and in honor of National Nutrition Month®, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced a new campaign to help simplify the nutrition information that surrounds us each day.

Justice Department Coordinates Largest-Ever Nationwide Elder Fraud Sweep

Since President Trump signed the bipartisan Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act (EAPPA) into law, the Department of Justice has participated in hundreds of enforcement actions in criminal and civil cases that targeted or disproportionately affected seniors.

DOE Announces $100 Million in Small Business Innovation and Technology Funding

“Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “Providing small businesses with greater opportunities to enhance science and technology research and development strengthens the economic security for our entire country.”

National Award Honors U.S. Attorney’s Office, Other Agencies for Dismantling Major Drug Traffickers

A multi-agency operation in the Southern District of Georgia is receiving national recognition for dismantling a major drug trafficking organization whose methods included delivering contraband to prisons with drones and using funding from a lottery winner.

Fuel Economy Reaches New Record, Manufacturers Meet Greenhouse Gas Standards, EPA Report Shows

Fuel economy for the U.S. fleet continues to improve. Model Year (MY) 2017 vehicle fuel economy was 24.9 miles per gallon, slightly higher than MY 2016, and a record high overall. Since MY 2004, fuel economy and CO2 emissions have improved in eleven out of thirteen years.

USDA Strengthens Partnerships and Protections to Keep African Swine Fever Out of the Country

“We understand the grave concerns about the ASF situation overseas,” said Ibach. “We are committed to working with the swine industry, our producers, other government agencies, and neighboring countries to take these additional steps.”