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Commerce This Week: March 10

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Did you miss key news from Commerce this week? Each week, we recap the latest U.S. Department of Commerce highlights spanning a wide range of issues promoting job creation and economic growth, programs, and events in one blog post.

Here are the key moments from Commerce: This Week

Invitations to Respond to the 2020 Census to Arrive in Mailboxes Across the U.S. from March 12-20

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Ninety-five percent or about 143 million households in the country will receive an initial invitation to respond to the 2020 Census in their mailboxes between March 12 and 20. The U.S. Census Bureau released informational copies today of the invitations, the enclosed materials, and the subsequent reminders households will receive. These materials can help the public know what to expect and avoid...

U.S. Census Bureau Reaches Ambitious 2020 Census Community Partner Goal Ahead of Schedule

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U.S. Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham recently announced that the 2020 Census Community Partnership and Engagement Program (CPEP) has reached its goal of 300,000 partnering organizations nationwide. Community partners include government, community based organizations, local businesses, schools, Faith-based institutions and more. "Community partners for the 2020 Census are critical...

Census Bureau Reaches Highest Recruiting Goals, Begins Selections for Census Takers

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The U.S. Census Bureau is beginning its selection process to hire up to 500,000 census takers for the 2020 Census. “America has answered the call, and is ready to answer the 2020 Census,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “With unemployment rates at historic lows, recruiting is a big challenge. I congratulate our recruitment staff, and our community partners for recruiting more than 2.6...

Opening Statement by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross in Support of the Department of Commerce’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request

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Chairman Moran, Ranking Member Shaheen, and members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, thank you for this opportunity to discuss President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Commerce. It is a privilege to appear before you today. We are committed to working with you to grow the U.S. economy, defend our industries from unfair foreign competition, and protect...

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director Andrei Iancu on the Election of Daren Tang as WIPO Director General

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The Department of Commerce and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office congratulate Daren Tang, Singapore’s Chief Executive of Intellectual Property, on his election to the post of Director General for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Wilbur L. Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, praised the nomination. “The election of Daren Tang as Director General of the World Intellectual...

Commerce This Week: March 3

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Each week, we recap the latest U.S. Department of Commerce highlights spanning a wide range of issues promoting job creation and economic growth, programs, and events in one blog post.

Here are the key moments from Commerce: This Week

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on UN “Blacklist” of Companies

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On February 12, 2020, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a “blacklist” of companies, including several U.S. companies, that do business in Israel-controlled territories. Boycotts against Israel and companies doing business with and in Israel are contrary to longstanding U.S. policy. The UN “blacklist” is anti-business, seeks to isolate Israel, has no factual basis or...