Today, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) commemorated the 225th anniversary of the Patent Act. Enacted on April 10, 1790, the Patent Act expanded upon the progress clause in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S.
Today, I led the first meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. This Council is part of the Administration’s effort to write the next paragraphs in what President Obama called a “new chapter in U.S.-Africa relations.”
Eight tornadoes hit the United States last month, tying the record for the fewest tornadoes in March, according to preliminary data from the Storm Prediction Center. A typical March sees about 80 twisters in the United States, according to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center.
The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is one of the primary agencies charged with administering an effective U.S. export control system. The U.S. maintains export controls to ensure that our most advanced technologies, commodities, and software do not end up in the wrong hands overseas.
Because of the hard work our communities and regions, our Nation has roared back from a great recession. We have transformed from a struggling economy in which 8 million jobs were lost to a powerful economy that has created 12 million new jobs over the past 60 months.
More than half, 51.5 percent, of U.S. homes have a prepared emergency evacuation kit, according to new metropolitan area-level American Housing Survey statistics released jointly today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.