Treasury Department Releases Text of Letter from Secretary Geithner to Hill Leadership on Administration’s Exit Strategy for TARP

WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–December 9, 2009.  The U.S. Department of the Treasury released the text of identical letters sent today from Secretary Tim Geithner to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid outlining the Administration’s exit strategy for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) established by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008[Read More…]

Afghanistan Success Attainable, Petraeus Says

WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–Dec. 9, 2009 – Achieving success against extremists in Afghanistan is a challenging, yet attainable mission, the commander of U.S. Central Command said at a Capitol Hill hearing here today. Success in Afghanistan “is of enormous importance, and it is attainable,” Army Gen. David H. Petraeus told members of the[Read More…]

DOL Proposes Exemption to Allow New Health Plan For Ford Motor Co. Retirees to Acquire Company Securities

WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–December 9, 2009. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has announced a proposed exemption that, if granted, would allow the Ford Motor Co. to transfer company securities to a voluntary employee beneficiary association (VEBA) trust, which would fund a new health plan established to provide health[Read More…]

FAA to Expand Public Access to Airport Delay Information

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–December 9, 2009.  As part of the Obama Administration’s new Open Government initiative, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will expand public access to its frequently-updated information on airport delays through an Airport Status and Delays Web service registered on “In this day and age of[Read More…]

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Calls with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–December 8, 2009. The Vice President spoke to both Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki earlier today. The Vice President conveyed the condolences of the American people to those Iraqis killed and injured in today’s bombings in Baghdad.  The United States strongly condemns these attacks[Read More…]

Secretary General Ban Presents Next Steps to Move Ahead on Plan to Rid World of Nuclear Weapons

NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–8 December 2009 – Highlighting recent progress in efforts to achieve nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged nations to build on the momentum, laying out a number of steps to move the process forward. Speaking at a meeting in New York focusing on his five-point action[Read More…]

State Department Briefing by Phillip J. Crowley, December 8, 2009

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–December 8, 2009. INDEX: SECRETARY Secretary and S/E Todd Stern Met with Congressional Leaders to Discuss Climate Issues Secretary Met Today with Quartet Leader Tony Blair Secretary Participated in Awards Ceremony for Volunteerism this Morning Secretary Presided Over Swearing-In of the New CEO MCC, Daniel Yohannes Secretary Had a[Read More…]

Final 2023 Mayoral Forum with Joe Woods

Final Village Trustee Forum – March 19, 2023