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Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued the following statement upon President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States: "President Trump has put forth a highly qualified individual with the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Judge Barrett proved her confidence and poise as she was tested in an extremely contentious and aggressive vetting...

The U.S. Department of Commerce Concludes Successful Women’s Global Trade Empowerment Forum Highlighting Importance of Women Exporters

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The U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Karen Dunn Kelley closed the final session of the six-part virtual “Women’s Global Trade Empowerment Forum” earlier this week highlighting the vast opportunities available to women business leaders across North America and the benefits provided by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). "The Department of Commerce is honored to facilitate...

Opening remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 7th American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting with Ivanka Trump

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Thank you, Ivanka. And thank you , for your vision in organizing the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board and for guiding our work over the past 18 months. This board’s focus and action makes it truly unique among federal advisory councils. To our Board Members here in the Indian Treaty Room and on videoconference, thanks you for your continued civic commitment, and rapid, responsive...

Opening remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Inaugural Pledge to America’s Workers Presidential Award Ceremony with Ivanka Trump

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Thank you, Ivanka, for your leadership, as the Trump Administration promotes new pathways to career success for millions of Americans. And welcome, everyone, to the Inaugural Pledge to America’s Workers Presidential Award Ceremony. The Pledge shines a spotlight on the truly outstanding investments that businesses in the United States are making in their workers. To date, as Ivanka said, more than...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Corporate Council on Africa’s United Nations General Assembly Forum on Morocco

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Thank you, Ambassador McDonald, for that kind introduction. And a warm welcome to His Excellency Minister El-Alamy and Director Seddiki. We are so grateful to have you join us. My thanks also to Florie Liser and CCA for hosting today’s dialogue, and for your continued leadership connecting U.S. business with opportunities on the African Continent. Our country has shared a special bond with Morocco...

Commerce Playing Key Role in COVID-19 Response and Recovery

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Under the leadership of Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, the U.S. Department of Commerce is playing a key role in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. Commerce bureaus are providing economic assistance through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to U.S. communities and businesses affected by the pandemic; trade and export assistance to U.S. businesses; real-time...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 38th American-Turkish Conference

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It’s an honor to be with you virtually for the 38th annual American-Turkish Conference. And I am pleased to welcome to Minister Pekcan, to our discussion today. I thank you for your hospitality during my visit to Istanbul last year. A special thanks also to the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Turkey Business Council for organizing this important event. I am grateful for all you do to promote strong economic...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at NTIA’s 2020 Spectrum Policy Symposium: Spectrum Sharing for the Next Decade

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Thank you, Charles, for that kind introduction and for your leadership with the NTIA team organizing the third Spectrum Policy Symposium. And a warm welcome to everyone joining us virtually today. My thanks also to Dr. Kelvin K. Droegemeier, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information Adam...