Treasury and IRS Announce That All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling applies regardless of whether the couple lives in a jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage or a jurisdiction […]

The President at the “Let Freedom Ring” Ceremony Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

The President at the “Let Freedom Ring” Ceremony Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Washington, DC…THE PRESIDENT: To the King family, who have sacrificed and inspired so much; to President Clinton; President Carter; Vice President Biden and Jill; fellow Americans. Five decades ago today, Americans came to this honored place to lay claim to a promise made at our founding: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all […]

Salinas Valley State Prison Correctional Officer Taken to Hospital Due to Inmate Attack

Salinas Valley State Prison Correctional Officer Taken to Hospital Due to Inmate Attack

Soledad, CA…A correctional officer is being treated for injuries he suffered from an attack by a Salinas Valley State Prison inmate this morning. At 9:43 a.m., the Correctional Officer was on-duty at the institution’s Facility Medical Clinic when inmate Walter Weeks, 29, approached the officer from behind and began to assault him. The assault caused […]

Military Thrift Store Tax Exemption Extended Through 2023

Sacramento, CA… Purchases of used items from thrift stores located on California military bases will continue to be exempt from sales and use tax until January 1, 2024. Legislation supported by the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) extended this exemption that was set to expire on January 1, 2014. “Our military forces deserve to receive […]

Secretary of State Kerry’s Remarks on Syria

Secretary of State Kerry’s Remarks on Syria

Washington, DC…Well, for the last several days President Obama and his entire national security team have been reviewing the situation in Syria, and today I want to provide an update on our efforts as we consider our response to the use of chemical weapons. What we saw in Syria last week should shock the conscience […]

The President’s Call to California Governor Jerry Brown on The Rim Fire

Washington, DC…Yesterday, President Obama called Governor Jerry Brown to receive an update on the fires in California, including the Rim fire that is impacting families, communities, and businesses, as well as Yosemite National Park. The President expressed his gratitude for the brave men and women working tirelessly to combat this devastating fire. The President reiterated […]

FEMA Provides Federal Funding to Combat Rim Fire

FEMA Provides Federal Funding to Combat Rim Fire

Groveland, CA..The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California combat the Rim Fire currently burning in Tuolumne County. On August 23, 2013, the State of California submitted a request for a fire management assistance declaration for the Rim Fire […]