Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband Delivered Remarks at the National Disability Rights Network 2019 Annual Conference

Thank you for the introduction and for the opportunity to participate in your Annual Conference. I will talk today about our work at the United States Department of Justice and a bit about our history. Disability rights are civil rights, and it is critically important that individuals with disabilities enjoy the privileges and freedoms available … Read moreAssistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband Delivered Remarks at the National Disability Rights Network 2019 Annual Conference

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with McKinley County, New Mexico, to Ensure Accessible Voting

The Department of Justice today reached a settlement under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with McKinley County, New Mexico, to ensure that the County’s polling places are accessible to individuals with mobility and vision impairments. The County is home to the Zuni Pueblo and parts of the Navajo Nation, and more than two dozen … Read moreJustice Department Reaches Agreement with McKinley County, New Mexico, to Ensure Accessible Voting

Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Delivers Remarks at the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development in Paris

The U.S. enforcement agencies recognize, of course, that the collaborative standard-setting process can produce substantial benefits.  Standard setting enables the spectrum of industry participants cooperatively to create solutions to technical problems.  Standards can make products less costly for firms to produce and more valuable to consumers.  They can foster public health and safety; increase innovation, … Read moreAssistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Delivers Remarks at the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development in Paris

Fiat Chrysler slams brakes on Renault merger offer

Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler on Thursday withdrew its blockbuster proposal to merge with Renault, blaming political objections in Paris and sparking a war of words with French officials. Fiat Chrysler (FCA) had stunned the markets last week by proposing a “merger of equals” with the French group that would create an auto giant spanning the … Read moreFiat Chrysler slams brakes on Renault merger offer

Indian National and Longfin CEO Venkata S. Meenavalli Charged in $66 Million Accounting Fraud

Venkata S. Meenavalli (49), of India and CEO of purported cryptocurrency company Longfin is indicted today on charges of accounting fraud. Venkata S. Meenavalli – CEO, Longfin Venkata S. Meenavalli was indicted by NJ U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito in Newark for allegedly orchestrating an accounting scheme to defraud investors and others by recognizing more than … Read moreIndian National and Longfin CEO Venkata S. Meenavalli Charged in $66 Million Accounting Fraud

S.Res.221

A resolution recognizing the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre and condemning the intensifying repression and human rights violations by the Chinese Communist Party and the use of surveillance by Chinese authorities, and for other purposes. (06/05/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

Alan Michael Coté: former President of the Inlandboatmen’s Union

More than 100 union members, community leaders, friends and family came from as far as Hawaii, Alaska and Australia to Seattle’s Labor Temple on the evening of May 18 where they remembered and honored their departed brother, Alan Michael Coté, who led the Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific for 12 years from 2005-2017. The memorial opened … Read moreAlan Michael Coté: former President of the Inlandboatmen’s Union

Making News: Back on National Radio on the China Trade Wars…& More!

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be returning to John Batchelor’s nationally syndicated radio show tonight.  I’m not yet sure about the segment’s timing, though, and the best way to find out is to follow me on Twitter (@AlanTonelson) if you don’t so do already.  I’ll be sending out that info via that platform.  The … Read moreMaking News: Back on National Radio on the China Trade Wars…& More!

Rep. Axne Announces Over $12.3 Million in Federal Funding for Local Airports

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced today that seven airports in Iowa’s Third Congressional District are the recipients of over $12.3 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant program. Ankeny Regional, Creston Municipal, Greenfield Municipal, Red Oak Municipal, Shenandoah Municipal, Winterest Municipal, and Des Moines … Read moreRep. Axne Announces Over $12.3 Million in Federal Funding for Local Airports

Obama praises Sikh man with rainbow turban

Washington, June 5 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama has praised San Diego-based Sikh neuroscientist Jiwandeep Kohli who is celebrating this year’s Pride Month with a rainbow turban. Kohli, who is a bisexual, went viral a few days ago when he shared an image of his elaborate creation — his turban that featured the colours of … Read moreObama praises Sikh man with rainbow turban