Sunday - January 22, 2017
Federal - Executive Branch

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from the U.S. Executive Branch, covering all aspects of the Obama administration including cabinet departments, federal agencies, regulatory and independent agencies.

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Trump Vows to Put American Interests First in All Decisions
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's American Forces Press Service issued the following news:

By Jim Garamone

DoD News, Defense Media Activity

America's military has a new commander in chief as Donald J. Trump took the oath of office today as the 45th president of the United States.

"We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people," the president said after taking the oath from Chief Justice John Roberts. "Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for ... Show Full Article

Remarks by Charge Kelly Degnan at Inauguration Watch Event
ROME, Jan. 20 -- The U.S. Embassy in Italy issued the following news release:

On January 20, Inauguration Day, Public Affairs Rome hosted an Inauguration Watch event at the Embassy for about 100 guests, including alumni of U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs, think tankers, American studies academics, various young leaders, journalists and contacts. The program highlighted the peaceful transition of the U.S. Presidency, further strengthening our bonds with alumni and enhancing relations with other civil society contacts.

Charge d'Affaires Kelly Degnan kicked off the event with the ... Show Full Article

HUD Releases Comprehensive Assessment of Housing Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued the following news release:

American Indian tribes are building more housing units after enactment of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) but housing conditions are substantially worse among American Indian households than other U.S. households. These are some of the findings of three new comprehensive reports of tribal housing needs released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Urban Institute.

Congress asked HUD to conduct ... Show Full Article

Bureau of Reclamation Outlines Water Year 2017 Central Valley Project Water Supply Conditions
RENO, Nev., Jan. 20 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation issued the following news release:

In preparation for the initial 2017 water supply allocation announcement, the Bureau of Reclamation is providing an update on water supply conditions for the federal Central Valley Project (CVP). The water year (WY) runs from October 1 to September 30; the contract year for most CVP contractors runs from March 1 to February 28.

The CVP's reservoir carryover storage from WY 2016 into WY 2017, which began Oct. 1, 2016, was 4.9 million acre-feet, which was 41 percent of capacity ... Show Full Article

AMC Enables First International F-35B Deployment
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., Jan. 20 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news:

By 1st Lt. Erik D. Anthony

618th Air Operations Center

Air Mobility Command Airmen helped mark a major milestone by enabling the delivery of Marine F-35B Lightning II aircraft to Japan Jan. 18, 2017.

The transfer of the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 aircraft from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, marks the first permanent international deployment of the joint strike fighter. Four KC-10 Extenders from Travis Air Force Base, California, and Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, ... Show Full Article

2017 Outlook: Will Policy Changes Extend the Expansion?
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- Fannie Mae issued the following corporate news release:

Despite a strong year-end performance by the stock market and a post-election jump in confidence among consumers and businesses, limited information on the new Administration's potential economic policies led to a conservative 2017 growth projection of 2.0 percent, according to the Fannie Mae Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group's January 2017 Economic and Housing Outlook. Improved consumer spending in the third quarter drove a slight upward revision from the prior forecast; moreover, a friendly labor market ... Show Full Article

'Our Place In Space:' Astronomy and Art Combine in Brand New Hubble-Inspired Exhibition
BALTIMORE, Jan. 20 -- NASA's Space Telescope Science Institute issued the following news release:

Since the dawn of civilization, we have gazed into the night sky and attempted to make sense of what we saw there, asking questions such as: Where do we come from? What is our place in the universe? And are we alone? As we ask those questions today and new technology expands our horizons further into space, our yearning for their answers only grows. Since its launch in 1990, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has continued this quest for answers while orbiting Earth every 90 minutes. Hubble has not only ... Show Full Article