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Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Under Donald Trump’s Leadership, the U.S. Economy Will Come Back Strong

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There is no doubt the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically impacted our day-to-day lives. Americans are making adjustments to everything from their morning routines to how they’re managing their money. Families have yearned for good economic news for several months now, and last week we saw the beginning of an economic revival they’ve so desperately needed. By multiple predictions, May and June...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: 3 Factors Why This Economic Bounceback Won't Mirror 2008

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In just a short few months, the coronavirus has stolen 90,000 precious American lives and upended our nation’s economy from one of its best performances in history with the fastest drops in employment and activity in generations. The temporary, but severe economic pain brought about by the response to COVID-19 has had a purpose: the sacrifices being made by our workers, families, and businesses...

Op-Ed: Has Robust Economy Benefited Working Ohioans?

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Blue collar workers are rising. After decades of their being left behind, President Donald Trump has helped grow a full-blown blue-collar boom that can be felt on manufacturing floors in Ohio, at steel production facilities in Pennsylvania and construction sites in Wisconsin. Instead of dismissing America’s blue-collar workers, as politicians had done for decades, the Trump administration has...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: U.S. Has Much to Learn from Indiana’s Workforce Programs

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This week, the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board is holding its quarterly meeting in Indianapolis, thanks to a kind invitation from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, a champion of Indiana’s workers and an important member of the Workforce Advisory Board. On Wednesday, the Advisory Board toured the Indianapolis Speedway to witness firsthand the ongoing importance of the Indy Car Series to the...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Trump Administration is Making Good on its Commitment to our Indo-Pacific Partners

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A renewed partnership, a transformative vision. This is what President Donald J. Trump outlined for United States and Indo-Pacific relations almost two years ago in Da Nang, Vietnam, and it is what the United States is championing now at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok, Thailand. During the second half of a historic trip in 2017 that also featured stops in Japan, South Korea, China and...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: The Trump Administration is Delivering U.S. Wins on Trade

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As leaders of the world met last week at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, trade was an important topic of discussion. Unlike in past years, when the status quo ate away at the wealth of the United States and at the strength of its workforce, this year’s meeting featured a sea change in the world trade system. Thanks to President Donald J. Trump, the United States is no longer...

Op-Ep: Why we're changing the rules on endangered species

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Opinion by David L. Bernhardt is Secretary of the Interior and Wilbur Ross is Secretary of Commerce. Jointly implemented by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is one of our nation's most important wildlife conservation laws. This act requires us to use the best scientific data and commercial information available to...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: American Workers are Winning

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There is a significant body of evidence showing that the U.S. economy is strong. The U.S. economy has added millions of jobs, and even long-neglected sectors like manufacturing are having a resurgence. Among the continuous good economic news, wage growth for America’s workers has taken center stage. For the first time since 2009, year over year nominal hourly wage growth met or surpassed 3 percent...