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Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn Kelley at the Spectrum Policy Symposium

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Thank you Diane for that kind introduction and good morning. On behalf of Secretary Ross, who is currently wrapping up an overseas trip to Turkey and Greece, I am very pleased to kick-off NTIA’s second annual spectrum symposium. We created this forum for you, our stakeholders – from both inside and outside the government – to discuss how our nation should manage radiofrequency spectrum. Everyone...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Athens, Greece

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Introduced by AmCham Greece President Nikos Bakatselos Thank you, Nikos for the kind introduction, and the opportunity to meet with you and fellow AmCham members. I am pleased to be back in Greece almost a year to the day from my attending last year’s Thessaloniki International Fair. A lot has happened since then, including the formation of a new government, and highly successful bond offerings on...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at Merit Medical Systems in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Introduced by Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert Thank you, Governor Herbert, for that kind introduction. It is my honor to be here with Vice President Pence and Governor Herbert, and with the Medical Merit Systems’ workforce and CEO Fred Lampropoulos. It is also a pleasure to be with Sen. Romney; Congressman Bishop; and the peerless, Senator Hatch. Utah has always been well represented in Washington...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at Elite Well Services in Artesia, New Mexico

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Introduced by Claire Chase, Member of Elite Well Services’ Board of Directors Thank you, Claire, for that kind introduction. It is my honor to be here with Vice President Pence and with a company doing so much to improve the fortunes of so many people in New Mexico and throughout America. You are providing the country with the energy independence that has eluded us since the first Arab Oil Embargo...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Sixth National Space Council Meeting

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Thank you, Vice President Pence, for the opportunity to update the National Space Council on commercial space activities at the Department of Commerce. Last year, there were 114 government and private space launches worldwide, the first time in three decades the number exceeded 100. The United States had 31 launches — including a record number of commercial launches — but China had 39. More than...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the International Conference for Democracy in Venezuela

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Thank you to the Government of Peru for convening this gathering to discuss the future of Venezuela. Today’s discussions are an important step, toward its rebirth and recovery. Less than a decade ago, Venezuela had the highest per capita income in Latin America. But the Maduro Government’s corruption and incompetence has shrunk the Venezuelan economy more than 60 percent in five years. Of course...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 17th Latin American Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Brasilia, Brazil

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Intro by Norman Anderson, Chair/CEO CGLA Thank you, Norm, for the kind introduction. Thanks also for the opportunity to participate in today’s infrastructure forum. By bringing governments with deal-ready projects together with highly qualified companies, this is fast-tracking needed infrastructure development in the Americas. I see that the United States’ private sector is well-represented here...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Venezuela Infrastructure Breakfast in Brasilia, Brazil

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Introduced by Norman Anderson, Chair/CEO CG/LA Thank you, Norm, for the kind words and to the CG/LA team for convening this discussion highlighting the future of Venezuela. Venezuela’s infrastructure needs are far more severe than other Latin American countries because of years of neglect. And because their economy has shrunk between 5 and 25 percent a year under Maduro, the amounts seem...