United States Joins Lawsuit against AECOM Alleging False Claims in Connection with Hurricane Disaster Relief

New Orleans, Louisiana - The United States has intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit against AECOM, an architecture and engineering firm based in Los Angeles, California and certain disaster relief applicants, alleging that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the repair or replacement of certain facilities damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination and Retaliation Claims Against Manufacturing Company

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice Wednesday announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with ChemArt, a Rhode Island-based manufacturer of ornaments and custom-designed collectibles.

President Trump In A Roundtable On Supporting America’s Commercial Fishermen

Bangor, Maine - President Trump In A Roundtable On Supporting America’s Commercial Fishermen:

Proclamation on Modifying The Northeast Canyons And Seamounts Marine National Monument

Washington, DC - In Proclamation 9496 of September 15, 2016, and exercising his authority under section 320301 of title 54, United States Code (the “Antiquities Act”), the President established the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, reserving for the care and management of objects of historic and scientific interest approximately 4,913 square miles of water and submerged lands in and around certain deep-sea canyons and seamounts situated upon lands and interests in lands owned or controlled by the Federal Government.  

Proclamation on National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2020

Washington, DC - From America’s earliest days, Caribbean Americans have contributed to the success, spirit, and character of our Nation.  For generations, their skills, knowledge, innovation, and initiative have enhanced and advanced many aspects of our society.  During National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we celebrate the rich history and vibrant culture of the more than 4 million Americans with origins in the Caribbean.

Proclamation on National Ocean Month, 2020

Washington, DC - Our ocean and coastal waterways are essential to our national security, international trade, maritime commerce, global competitiveness, and transportation.  The jobs of more than 3 million Americans depend on our ocean economy, which generates more than $300 billion of economic activity annually.  During National Ocean Month, we reaffirm our commitment to responsible stewardship of our ocean resources to strengthen and expand economic opportunities, while also ensuring that the natural beauty and wonder of the oceans are preserved and maintained for future generations.