Gross Domestic Product, 2nd Quarter 2020 Drops 32.9%, U.S. Economy Shrinks By Almost a Third

Washington, DC…Gross Domestic Product, 2nd Quarter 2020 (Advance Estimate) and Annual Update. Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased at an annual rate of 32.9 percent in the second quarter of 2020 (table 1), according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP decreased 5.0 percent. The […]

Justice Ginsburg Back in New York Hospital for Treatment

New York, NY…Justice Ginsburg underwent a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City to revise a bile duct stent that was originally placed at Sloan Kettering in August 2019. According to her doctors, stent revisions are common occurrences and the procedure, performed using endoscopy and medical imaging […]

Governor Newsom Releases Final Water Resilience Portfolio

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom released a final version of the Water Resilience Portfolio, the Administration’s blueprint for equipping California to cope with more extreme droughts and floods, rising temperatures, declining fish populations, over-reliance on groundwater and other challenges.  The portfolio outlines 142 state actions to help build a climate-resilient water system in the face of climate […]

USDA Urges Citizens Not to Plant & Investigating Unsolicited Seed Packages from China

Washington, DC…USDA is aware that people across the country have received suspicious, unsolicited packages of seed that appear to be coming from China. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is working closely with the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection, other federal agencies, and State departments of agriculture to investigate the […]

President Trump on COVID-19 Vaccines, Testing, Therapeutics & More from North Carolina

Morrisville, North Carolina…Thank you very much. Great to be in this wonderful state. So many friends, so much success, and we love being here. And we’re here, actually, today to discuss the exciting progress that we’ve achieved under the Operation Warp Speed — our historic initiative to develop, test, manufacture, and deliver a vaccine in […]

In Stockton, Governor Newsom Announced Actions to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 in the Central Valley

Stockton, CA…Building on the state’s Friday announcement focusing new efforts to support California’s essential workforce, Governor Gavin Newsom announced additional targeted actions to support the Central Valley – a region seeing concerning virus spread that is disproportionately impacting Latinos. The Governor announced $52 million for Central Valley counties – San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, […]

Governor Closes All Dine-In Restaurants, Bars, Wineries & Tasting Rooms Statewide Effective Immediately

Sacramento, CA…California is monitoring COVID-19 closely in each local community and keeping the public informed. We’re teaming up with counties to fight it with every tool we have: current local data, testing, contact tracing, infection control, emergency supplies, containment measures, and more. Counties should be ready to restore limitations if outbreaks increase. The State Public […]

President Trump at the 2020 Salute to America

Wow. Are you having a good time? (Applause.) Members of Congress, members of my cabinet, and my fellow Americans: The First Lady and I are delighted to welcome you to the second annual Salute to America. (Applause.) On this wonderful day, we celebrate our history, our heroes, our heritage, our great American flag, and our […]

Presidential Message on the 244th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Declaration of Independence

Washington, DC…On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted the United States Declaration of Independence in what is now known as Independence Hall in Philadelphia. In taking this historic step, the Congress proclaimed “these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States.” Today, we celebrate our Nation’s independence […]

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