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Illustration of a man swearing in before a Senate hearing (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

How does Senate confirmation work?

Before nominees for Cabinet positions can start work, they have one important hurdle to clear: the Senate confirmation process.
Young woman measuring baby held by another woman while third woman watches (Peace Corps)

Peace Corps celebrates 60 years of global volunteerism

As the Peace Corps celebrates six decades of volunteerism this year, take a look back at some of its work and learn more about its history.
Three people smiling in boat (© Peace Corps)

Peace Corps volunteers making a difference in the Philippines

The Peace Corps has sent 9,300 volunteers to the Philippines since 1961 to serve as teachers, conservationists and community developers.
Ship on water seen in distance through trees (U.S. Coast Guard/Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow)

U.S. Coast Guard’s Polar Star docks after Arctic research

Working with its partners, the U.S. Coast Guard is training the next generation of Arctic sailors and helping to ensure a secure, rules-based Arctic Region.
Illustration of five people singing and playing instruments (State Dept./D. Thompson)

National Museum of African American Music debuts in Nashville

A new museum chronicles the ascent of Black American music in the United States and its wider influence over 50 different music genres.
Composite photo of six black women (State Dept.)video

Black women scientists who are trailblazers in STEM [video]

Learn about Dr. Patricia Bath, Dr. Dorothy Brown and Dr. Mae Jemison's contributions to STEM fields and their groundbreaking work.
Illustration of Major Biden romping on White House grounds (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Major Biden: From shelter dog to ‘first pet’

President Biden's second dog, Major Biden, is the first presidential pet in U.S. history to go from shelter dog to White House companion.
Graphic showing number of members of U.S. Congress broken down by political party (State Dept./Helen Efrem)

Shifts in the new U.S. Congress [infographic]

The 117th U.S. Congress broke a number of records, with more women and minorities representing districts and states around the country.
Joe Biden speaking into microphones (© Patrick Semansky/AP Images)

Biden: U.S. will work with democratic partners

The United States is committed to working with partners and allies to support democratic values and tackle global challenges.