Statement from the Department of Commerce on the President’s America First Budget Blueprint

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The President’s America First Budget Blueprint begins the important task of streamlining government and making it more efficient. It does this while protecting the Department of Commerce’s core missions and directing tax dollars to where the federal government can have the most impact for all Americans. The Blueprint prioritizes and protects investments that put America first. 
To that end, it...

Department of Commerce Seeks Input on Pipelines Made in America

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Today in the Federal Register, the Department of Commerce is requesting input on the use of American-made materials in construction and maintenance of American pipelines. President Trump has issued a clear call for American pipelines to be made with American steel, and it is critical that industry, including pipeline owners, operators, manufacturers, distributors, and their suppliers, provide...

Spotlight on Commerce: Maria Mitchell, Pioneering Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of current and past members of the Department of Commerce during Women's History Month. It's a dark cold night in the early 1830s in Nantucket, Massachusetts. On one house's widow's walk, a father and daughter, bundled against the cold, are studying the night sky, stars, and seas, armed with telescope...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Names Siemens USA CEO Judy Marks to U.S. Investment Advisory Council

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. announced the appointment of Judy Marks, CEO of Siemens USA to the U.S. Investment Advisory Council. Marks will work with the 15 other members of the council to develop and implement strategies and programs that attract and retain investment in the United States. “Judy has an extraordinary history of leadership that goes back decades and it is my...

U.S. Census Bureau Honors Women's History Month

The roots of National Women’s History Month go back to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it was not until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated annually the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month...

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics for St. Patrick's Day and Irish-American Heritage Month

Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1991, and the President issues a proclamation commemorating the occasion each year. Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration of all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762...

Secretary Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. and Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal Announce New Efforts to Resolve Mexican Sugar Export Issues

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. and his Mexican Counterpart Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal announced a renewed effort to resolve ongoing issues with Mexican sugar export and anti-bunching limits. “I hope that this represents the beginning of a working relationship that will bear fruit for both our Nations,” said Secretary Ross. “It is important that we...

Commerce Department Seeks Comments on Impact of Burdensome Federal Regulations and Construction Permitting Process on Domestic Manufacturing

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Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. is asking for input from American manufacturers to learn about the unnecessary burdens manufacturers face from federal permitting and regulatory requirements. This formal request for information (RFI) will help execute President Trump’s memorandum directing the Secretary of Commerce to ask stakeholders for ways to streamline the construction permitting...