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Friday, December 2, 2016

On December 2, 2016, ATF will have the distinct honor of hosting a ceremony to rename and dedicate ATF Headquarters as the “Ariel Rios Federal Building.”  This is a moment of great pride for the ATF family.  Special Agent Rios, through his life and work, embodied ATF’s commitment to protecting the public and serving the nation.   It is my honor to briefly tell you about the man and the agent. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Today, on World AIDS Day 2016, the Department of Justice reaffirms the rights of people with HIV/AIDS to live free from stigma and discrimination.  For the more than 1.2 million people in the United States with HIV, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guarantees each of them a full and equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from all our nation has to offer.  Over the past year, the department has continued to vigorously enforce the ADA to combat HIV/AIDS discrimination and stigma. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The United States has long been a leader in the global effort to develop, implement, and promote the strong anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) regimes that are critical to protecting the international financial system from those who want to use it for illicit means.  In support of this global effort, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)—the international standard-setting body for AML/CFT—established global AML/CFT standards and regularly conducts peer reviews, also called mutual evaluations, to ensure compliance with the standards.  Today, the FATF published its Mutual Evaluation Report of the United States.