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May052016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks at the 2016 National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) Induction Ceremony at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery. NIHF, located on the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) campus in Alexandria, Virginia, was established in 1973 to honor individuals who have contributed great technological...

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Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented several Commerce Department employees with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PCASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

May052016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered the keynote remarks at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s National Days of Remembrance Commemoration. In 1980, the United States Congress established Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to the victims.

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Today we remember the unspeakable evil of the Holocaust — a horror that resulted in the murder of men, women, and children throughout Europe, including 6 million Jews, and millions of Roma and others. 6 million is an impossible number to comprehend. We try to intellectualize the quantity, but we cannot begin to grasp the breadth of humanity behind that figure. And yet we must never forget.

May042016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement today on the release of the March 2016 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services monthly data. The total trade deficit improved 13.9 percent in March, to $40.4 billion, driven by a $6.0 billion reduction in the goods trade deficit. In addition, new monthly export records were established in travel services -- $15.5...

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Every year, World Trade Month—designated for the month of May—gives us the opportunity to acknowledge the importance of global trade, and look back at the economic advancements we have made as a result. This World Trade Month, we can look back and appreciate the success we have accomplished.

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At the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), one of our top priorities is advancing the President’s commitment to providing talented entrepreneurs in underserved communities with the opportunity to put their dreams into action. Entrepreneurship and innovation are essential drivers of our nation’s economic prosperity.

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