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Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at MBDA’s 2020 Minority Enterprise Development Week

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It is my pleasure to participate in this year’s Minority Enterprise Development Week. This is the 35th year this conference has been held, and I congratulate the entire staff at MBDA for the hard work in making this year’s event more important than ever before. Minority and women-owned companies are essential to the economic health of our nation. We commend all of you for persevering through one...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the First Meeting of the National Council for Expanding American Innovation

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Thank you, Andrei, for the kind introduction, and for your leadership at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during these tumultuous times. I must first say how sorry I am not to be present in person. I had been eagerly awaiting this event, but recent events in the Middle East require me to be with the Qatari delegation this whole day through dinner. We commend you and your team for creating this...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue

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Thank you, Mike, for hosting today’s dialogue, and for your incredible leadership on the breakthrough peace agreements in the Middle East. You have transformed the dynamics of the Middle East and have provided so many people with hope. My thanks also to his Excellencies: Al Thani, Al-Kuwari, El Emadi, and Ambassador Al Thani. We are so pleased that you are here to join these discussions. And a...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Department of Commerce's Investment Advisory Council

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Thank you for the kind introduction and welcome to the second meeting of your Council. Unfortunately, due to COVID, we were unable do a lot of good things over the past six months, and I especially regret the cancellation of the SelectUSA Investment Summit. Since the start of my tenure at Commerce, the Summit has been a highlight for me each year. I was also looking forward to your second meeting...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Stakeholder Conference Call

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Thank you to my Co-Chair, Secretary Elaine Chao for joining this call. It is an honor to serve alongside you on the Commission. I extend my thanks as well to Commission Chair Dr. Paul Hsu and Commissioner Prem Parameswaren for being with us today. I am grateful for your leadership on behalf of more than 22 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in this country. And I thank you for advising...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S. Trade Representative Virtual Field Hearing on Seasonal and Perishable Produce

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Introduced by USTR Ambassador Robert Lighthizer. Participants include U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer; Chief Agricultural Negotiator Ambassador Gregg Doud; USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue; E&C Assistant Secretary Jeffrey Kessler; and USDA Under Secretary Ted McKinney. Thank you, Ambassador Lighthizer, for your steadfast commitment and devotion to American producers and American workers...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Second Open Meeting of the Commission

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Thank you, Dr. Hsu, for the kind introduction, and for your leadership of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Thank you also to the commissioners joining together today, both in-person and virtually, for your second open meeting. Your civic engagement on behalf of the entire AAPI community is extremely commendable and appreciated. At today’s meeting, I...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Greater Houston Partnership and the Houston Regional Economic Development Alliance Virtual Roundtable

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Thank you Susan for co-hosting this teleconference with HREDA. I had planned to be in Houston with you, but the coronavirus continues to present challenges. However, we all know that when Houston confronts such obstacles, it always prevails. It last happened in August 2017, when Hurricane Harvey dumped 40 inches of rain on your city. It was the wettest storm ever to hit the United States, and it...