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Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves Meeting with Secretary of State and Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure of Poland Piotr Naimski

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Today, Deputy Secretary Graves met with Secretary of State and Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure of Poland, Piotr Naimski. During their meeting, Deputy Secretary Graves expressed gratitude on behalf of the Biden-Harris Administration to Minister of Climate and Environment Kurtyka, Secretary of State Naimski, and the Government of Poland for organizing and hosting the Partnership...

Opening Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the White House Semiconductor Convening

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When we last convened the industry on the chip shortage in May, I heard from many of you that things were going to improve after Q3. I also heard that we need more transparency and trust in the supply chain. I asked for industry to lead the way and said the administration is standing by to help. Four months later, the situation seems to be getting worse. We are hearing regularly from companies...

Readout of Biden Administration Convening to Discuss and Address Semiconductor Supply Chain

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese convened semiconductor industry participants and discussed the progress industry has made to address supply chain challenges and increase supply chain transparency, following the convenings hosted by the Administration in April and May. The progress includes improved communication and trust across the...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Partnership for Transatlantic Energy and Climate Cooperation (P-TECC) Business Forum in Warsaw, Poland

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Hello everyone! It’s great to be here with you at the P-TECC Business Forum. Thank you, Secretary Granholm for that kind introduction. I’m so grateful to Minister Kurtyka and the Government of Poland for hosting us. I also want to thank Assistant Secretary Light and his team at DOE and the Atlantic Council for organizing this important event, as well as the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Bix Aliu and...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves Meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Mining and Energy of Serbia, Dr. Zorana Mihajlović

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Today, Deputy Secretary Graves met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Mining and Energy of Serbia, Dr. Zorana Mihajlović. During the meeting, the Deputy Secretary underscored the Department of Commerce’s commitment to exploring opportunities to enhance the U.S.-Serbia commercial relationship. Deputy Secretary Graves congratulated the Government of Serbia on modifications to its renewable...

Commerce Department Awards $60 million in NOAA Education Grants to HBCUs to Increase Diversity in STEM Workforce

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce, through its National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has awarded grants of up to $30 million, over a five-year period, to two Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Florida A&M University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. These grants build up NOAA’s continuing long-term commitment to ensuring a future NOAA workforce that is...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the CS London Climate Change Business Forum 2021: “The Road to COP26”

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Hello everyone! It’s great to be here with all of you. Thank you, Minister Counselor Gallant, for that introduction, and thank you, Ambassador Reeker, for hosting today’s event. I’m so grateful to our sponsors and the Commercial Service London for all you do to advance our shared goals on climate change. What an amazing program we’ve had today – from the networking to the panels and speakers on...

Celebrating the Culture and Contributions of Hispanic Americans

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the culture and contributions of Americans tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean. The observance was born in 1968 when Congress authorized the president to issue an annual proclamation designating National Hispanic Heritage...