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Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the SK Innovation Groundbreaking Ceremony in Commerce, Georgia

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Thank you, Governor Kemp, for your kind introduction, and congratulations to you on this being one of the most important days in your new governorship. It is also — I might add — one of the more important days in my tenure as Commerce Secretary. When I became Secretary of Commerce two years ago, groundbreaking events for new production facilities like this one was our goal. This major and exciting...

U.S. Economic Growth Reached 3.1 Percent Growth In 2018

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No economic analysis can be considered complete without appreciation for the many different estimates and assessments that go into evaluating our country’s economy. The Department of Commerce provides many of the economic indicators that business, government and Americans of all stripes rely on, including our regular estimates of U.S. GDP growth. During 2018, real GDP grew 3.1 percent, the fastest...

New Data Tools Connect American Workers to Education and Job Opportunities

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After she was infected with Lyme disease at age 6, Olivia was hospitalized for months, and suffered blackouts and the inability to walk for long stretches of her young life. She had a dream of creating tools that would help other kids in her position. At 14, she is the inventor of Tick Tracker, a global app that uses federal data to help people identify ticks around them, and the founder of the...

U.S. Department Of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from China, India, Taiwan, and Thailand

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine if carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from China, India, Taiwan, and Thailand is being sold in the United States at less than fair value, while also finding whether producers of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod in China and India are receiving...

Oral Opening Statement by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross on the 2020 Census at the House Committee on Oversight and Reform

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Good morning Chairman Cummings, Ranking Member Jordan, and members of the Committee. Thank you for inviting me to testify. I also thank the Chairman for limiting this hearing scope so my staff can produce documents beyond the approximately 8,700 already provided. And I appreciate your agreement that I can submit written answers to questions about my personal finances after the hearing. Many of you...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty Investigations of Imports of Acetone from Belgium, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, and Spain

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) investigations to determine whether acetone from Belgium, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, and Spain is being sold in the United States at less than fair value. These antidumping investigations were initiated based on petitions filed by the Coalition for Acetone Fair Trade on February 19, 2019...

Statement from Secretary Ross on the President’s Budget: “A Budget For A Better America”

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The President’s budget sets forth policies that will ensure the continued economic successes of the Trump Administration. The Budget for a Better America follows through on the President’s promise to expand our nation's economic leadership. The budget also fulfills the President’s promise to rebuild America’s military, providing our troops with the resources they need to keep our country safe. At...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Inaugural Meeting

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Thank you, Ivanka, again, for your leadership on this initiative. It is an honor to serve with you on the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board and the National Council for the American Worker, and to witness your dedication to rebuilding the U.S. economy and creating good jobs for millions of workers. Ivanka and I, and more importantly, American workers and job seekers, need the help and...