House Panel Urges New TSA Chief to Fix Problems With Screening

Washington, DC: TSA will retrain every airport screener by the end of the September, the agency's new chief told a House panel Wednesday. The effort comes after a report earlier this year from the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general that found screeners missed mock bombs and weapons in tests…
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Justice Department Announces First-Ever Second Chance Fellow

Just days before my visit to Goucher College’s Prison Education Partnership at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup, Maryland with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, I had the honor of chairing my first meeting of the Federal Interagency Reentry Council – a group comprised of representatives from more than 20…
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USDA Announces $18.1 Million to Help Rural Businesses Create Jobs

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced loans and grants for 92 projects worth $ million to help support the start-up or expansion of rural small businesses. These funds are part of more than 20,000 grants and loans to more than 85,000 rural businesses USDA's Rural…
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Aviation Security Challenges: Is TSA ready for the threats of today?

Washington, DC: Good morning Chairman McCaul, Ranking Member Thompson, and distinguished members of the Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to testify in my new role as Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). It has been my privilege to serve our Nation for the past 34 years in the…
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U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach of the Northern District of Ohio Delivers Remarks at Justice Department Event Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Washington DC: Thank you for that kind introduction, Rebecca (Bond, Disability Rights Section Chief). As a Chair of the Civil Rights Subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC), I’m proud to be here representing the 93 ’s Offices around the nation as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the…
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Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Delivers Remarks at Justice Department Event Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Washington DC: Thank you, Rebecca , for those kind words – and for your dedicated and passionate leadership of the Disability Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division.  I want to thank the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the United States Access Board for coming together today to make this…
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