Tuvalu National Day

30 Sep

Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State

On behalf of the United States of America, I extend my best wishes to the people of Tuvalu on the occasion  of the 43rd anniversary of your independence on October 1.

The United States and Tuvalu have enjoyed a close friendship based on our shared commitments to peace, democracy, and improved livelihoods in the Pacific.  We value our cooperation in regional fora to address mutual challenges, including maritime security and the mitigation of environment challenges.  The United States looks forward to continued partnership with Tuvalu in the coming years. 

As you commemorate this special day, the United States celebrates with you, and we look forward to many more years of collaboration.

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin

30 Sep

Office of the Spokesperson

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke by phone today with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed the close U.S.-Malaysia partnership, the importance of upholding the international rules-based order, peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region, and efforts to address the worsening crisis in Burma.

10 Far-Left Policies Hidden In The Democrats’ Reckless $4.3 Trillion Tax And Spend Bill

30 Sep

The House Democrats’ $4.3 trillion tax and spend bill is the largest tax increase and the largest spending increase in our nation’s history. It’s also filled with a wish list of Far-Left Socialist policies that are nothing more than “corporate welfare, cronyism, and corrupt political payoffs.”

Here is a list of 10 of the most outrageous Far-Left policies hidden in the bill:

  1. Funds abortions by ignoring bipartisan Hyde Amendment protections
  2. Props up the Green New Deal with $630 billion at the expense of small businesses
  3. Imposes $2.1 trillion in tax increases on American families and job creators
  4. Gives tax breaks and handouts to the wealthy and corrupt
  5. Creates a $250 tax deduction for union dues, putting more money into the pockets of union bosses.
  6. Creates a new surveillance program that allows the IRS to monitor and track every single bank transaction made without a warrant, permission, or limit.
  7. Provides $20 billion for the National Climate Bank to send kickbacks to radical environmentalists.
  8. Provides FAKE NEWS organizations with up to 750 employees with a tax cut at a time when their readership has declined due to their liberal bias.
  9. Impedes and bans domestic energy and mineral production, increasingour dependencies on resources supplied by OPEC, Russia, and China.
  10. Includes provisions that promote amnesty for more than 8 million illegal immigrants.

It’s simple: Not only does this bill impose the largest tax and spending increase in our nation’s history, it’s also a Trojan Horse for House Democrats to force their Far-Left Socialist agenda on the American people.

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Botswana National Day

30 Sep

Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State

On behalf of the United States, I congratulate all Batswana on the 55th anniversary of your country’s independence.

This occasion presents an opportunity to reflect on our values and to recommit ourselves to building a better future for all.  The United States greatly values our enduring friendship with Botswana and our shared commitment to democracy and human rights.  We also commend Botswana for its constructive role in promoting regional peace and stability through the Southern African Development Community.

As we continue to jointly battle the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are building on a strong foundation developed over two decades of partnership to fight HIV/AIDS and strengthen global health security.  Our bonds will grow deeper as we urgently address the climate crisis, and we are committed to working with Botswana to advance the Mega Solar project that will reduce dependence on fossil fuels and transform Botswana’s energy sector.

In the spirit of friendship, partnership, and cooperation, we send best wishes on this important day.

Third Committee Opens Seventy-Sixth Session amid Calls for Vaccine Equity, Closing Entrenched Divides that Keep Women, Minority Groups Oppressed

30 Sep

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) opened its seventy-sixth session today, with delegates emphasizing the importance of protecting the most vulnerable groups — women, children, older persons, indigenous people and minorities among them — as the pandemic continued to claim lives and livelihoods around the globe.