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Commerce Celebrates Native American Heritage Month


Spotlight on Commerce highlights members of the Native American community within the U.S. Department of Commerce in honor of National Native American Heritage Month.

This month and every month, we honor the precious, strong, and enduring cultures and contributions of all Native Americans and recommit ourselves to fulfilling the full promise of our Nation together. President Biden

Dingell, Peters, Raimondo Host Roundtable in Michigan About Semiconductor Chip Shortage

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Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Senator Gary Peters (MI) hosted U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and industry, labor, and state and local government partners at the UAW Region 1A in Taylor, Michigan for a roundtable discussion about the semiconductor chip shortage. The roundtable discussion focused on the shortage’s impact on Michigan, especially on auto workers, and how...

Op-ed by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai: What new steel and aluminum deals mean for American families

Steel and aluminum are critical components of the American economy. From cars and trucks to our appliances and beer cans, Americans depend on steel and aluminum for everyday items. Many Americans also rely on the steel and aluminum industries for good-paying jobs. The steel industry supports nearly 2 million Americans who, on average, earn 27% more than the median earnings for men and 58% more...

This Native American Heritage Month We Must Recommit to Closing the Digital Divide and Increasing Digital Equity and Opportunity for Native Americans

As our Nation honors Native American Heritage Month, the Department of Commerce remains committed to building back a better, more equitable economy where no one is left behind. By implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will help ensure every person in this country, especially those living on Tribal land...

Commerce Lists Entities Involved in the Support of PRC Military Quantum Computing Applications, Pakistani Nuclear and Missile Proliferation, and Russia’s Military

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The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has issued a final rule adding twenty-seven foreign entities and individuals to the Entity List for engaging in activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. The twenty-seven entities and individuals are located in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Japan, Pakistan and...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo on Samsung’s Plan to Build New Semiconductor Facility in Texas

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Today, following the announcement from Samsung on its plan to invest $17 billion in a new semiconductor facility in Taylor, Texas, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement: “We are thrilled about Samsung’s investment in Texas. Domestic semiconductor production is critical to preserving and growing U.S. leadership and innovation in one of our most critical...

Shop Small on Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 27, 2021 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. This year, we know that small businesses need our support now more than ever as they navigate, retool and pivot from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Please join SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small businesses by...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Statement on House Passage of the Build Back Better Act

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The Build Back Better Act will fund key Commerce initiatives and allow more Americans to fully participate in the economy thanks to critical investments in our care economy. Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement following House passage of President Biden’s Build Back Better Act: “This week, President Biden made history by signing into law the largest...