History Matters

Washington, DC - In 1870, voting rights were granted to African Americans by the 15th Amendment of the Constitution. Two years later, on June 6, 1872, a group of pioneering women’s rights activists, led by Susan B. Anthony, voted illegally in a Rochester, NY election. She was arrested and fined $100. It was reported that Anthony made this statement:

Chief Executive of Communications Company Sentenced to Prison for Providing Encryption Services and Devices to Criminal Organizations

San Diego, California - Vincent Ramos, the chief executive of Canada-based Phantom Secure, was sentenced to nine years in prison for leading a criminal enterprise that facilitated the transnational importation and distribution of narcotics through the sale of encrypted communication devices and services.  The Court also ordered Ramos to forfeit $80 million as proceeds of the crime, as well as specifically identified assets, including international bank accounts, real estate, cryptocurrency accounts, and gold coins.

Co-Owners of Chicago-Area Home Health Agency Plead Guilty to Kickbacks Conspiracy Charges

Chicago, Illinois - Husband and wife co-owners of a Chicago-area home health agency pleaded guilty Friday for their roles in a scheme to obtain millions of dollars in Medicare reimbursements through the payment of kickbacks for patient referrals.

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo And Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis

Bellinzona, Switzerland - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo And Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis At a Joint Press Availability:

Tritons Race at NCAA Rowing Championship

Indianapolis, Indiana - The 3rd ranked University of California San Diego women’s rowing team competed in the Varsity 4 and Varsity 8 petite finals at the NCAA Division II Rowing Championships on a clear, breezy Sunday morning. The regatta, which took place at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, was hosted by Indiana Sports Corporation.

Proclamation on National Ocean Month, 2019

Washington, DC - The ocean supports millions of American jobs across numerous industries, including commercial fishing, recreation and tourism, international trade, shipping, ports, energy, and other maritime commerce.  During National Ocean Month, we recognize the importance of the ocean to the economy, national security, and environment of the United States, and we renew our commitment to safeguarding its vital resources.