Washington, DC - Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to France, Sudan, Tunisia, and Nigeria from November 14-21.

Tempe, Arizona - On October 27, five communities received the first-ever recognition for their commitment to the health and wellbeing of residents and pursuit of community performance excellence.  The “Commitment to Community Excellence” Certificates were presented by Communities of Excellence 2026, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the performance of American communities during a luncheon at the 2017 National Baldrige Fall Conference.

Sacramento, California - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a petition for a nationwide injunction to halt the Trump-Pence Administration’s rules that take away Americans' access to birth control. The rules give corporations and employers the power to deny women their cost-free birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Sacramento, California - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Wednesday asked a federal court to allow California to intervene in a federal lawsuit challenging President Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. The case, Stockman v. Trump, was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California by Equality California and individual plaintiffs to defend the rights of transgender individuals seeking to join, or currently serving openly in, the U.S. military.

Sacramento, California - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra urged the U.S. Senate to vote to pass The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 following unanimous approval to move forward with the legislation by the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. In September, Attorney General Becerra testified before Congress in support of the legislation, which would amend the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA) and make clear the authority of state and local law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute companies that profit from sex trafficking and crimes against children.

Sacramento, California - Leading a coalition of six attorneys general, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra called on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to keep in place and enforce the Greenhouse Gas Performance Measure. The Measure went into effect on September 28, 2017. It requires all states to track on-road greenhouse gas emissions, to set locally-appropriate performance targets, and to ensure consistency in data collection. In their letter to the FHWA, the attorneys general underscore that eliminating the Measure would be arbitrary and capricious.

Arlington, Virginia - The 2017 OSAC Annual Briefing will take place from November 15-16, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, in Arlington, Virginia. This is the 32nd annual meeting and will include more than 1,500 public and private sector security professionals from U.S. business, academia, faith-based institutions, non-governmental organizations and the federal government.