UTSA - The University of Texas at San Antonio is doing great work – particularly in the sciences – collaborating with Japanese researchers and universities. Today I visited UTSA and encouraged the school to continue and expand those partnerships. I also shared my thoughts on why the strong U.S.-Japan relationship is so important for our nations’ security and economic success.
Today I met with a group of impressive young Japanese women participating in the Tomodachi Leadership Program. They’re part of the next generation of leaders who will ensure the U.S.-Japan partnership remains vibrant and strong.
Today Secretary of Defense Ash Carter testified before the Armed Services Committee on the Department of Defense’s priorities for the coming year, namely its efforts to fight terrorism and keep the American people safe.
A group of CHCI fellows, alumni, and staff will be traveling to Japan tomorrow as part of a cultural exchange program with the nation. Tonight, Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae was kind enough to host a sendoff reception in advance of the trip.
I'm grateful that Ambassador Caroline Kennedy met with the U.S.-Japan Caucus today to discuss security, trade, and other pressing issues.
I’m glad the Boys & Girls Clubs of America stopped by my office today to talk about their new program that supports military families.
The Zika virus outbreak in the Western Hemisphere is extremely concerning. Already, more than 20 cases have been confirmed in Texas. This morning I spoke with the Inter-American Dialogue about the importance of U.S.
Studies show that students who attend pre-kindergarten have better educational outcomes and are more likely to find career success.
I met with French Ambassador Gerard Araud to discuss, among other issues, our nations’ security and humanitarian cooperation.
This morning Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to the Foreign Affairs Committee about the U.S. Department of State's priorities for the upcoming year. Topics discussed included unrest in the Middle East, global health crises like the Zika virus, and our efforts to promote economic security and social opportunities in Central America.