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Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Joins First Lady Jill Biden, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona in Announcing New Administration Initiative to Prepare Young Americans for the Careers of the Future

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On Monday, November 14, First Lady Jill Biden, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona announced Raise the Bar: Unlocking Career Success, a new Biden-Harris Administration initiative that will strengthen the connection between K-12 education, postsecondary education, and workforce programs. The announcement marked the beginning of...

Advocating for U.S. Businesses: Commerce Secretary Lauds Westinghouse Electric for Major Export Win to Poland

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Poland has announced that Westinghouse Electric of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, will serve as technology supplier for its new national nuclear power program—a project that will support 62,500 American jobs and further Poland's transition to clean energy. The selection of Westinghouse is a culmination of 12 years of U.S. advocacy efforts by the Department of Commerce alongside the Departments...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $224 Million in High-Speed Internet Grants for Tribal Lands

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The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded 18 grants as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP). These new grants, totaling $224,479,717.83, bring the total of the program to $1.5 billion awarded to 112 Tribal entities. With funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Celebrates the Anniversary of the Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo issued the following statement regarding the one year anniversary of the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA): “A year ago today, President Joe Biden signed into law the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a transformative investment that is already helping grow our economy and benefiting American...

Department of Commerce Statement on December IPEF Negotiations in Australia

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Today, the Department of Commerce released the following statement after the Australian government’s announcement that the first round of in-person negotiations for the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) will be hosted in Brisbane between December 10-15, 2022. “We look forward to building on the foundation that the United States and its 13 partners established during the first...

ICYMI: U.S. Department of Education Launches New Initiative to Support Career-Connected Learning and Increase Job Pathways for Young Americans 

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Raise the Bar: Unlocking Career Success Initiative is a joint-effort supported by the Departments of Commerce and Labor to increase high-quality pathways that lead to in-demand jobs WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the launch of Raise the Bar: Unlocking Career Success, a new Biden-Harris Administration initiative supported by the Departments of Commerce...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with EU Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager

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Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo virtually met with EU Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager to discuss ongoing coordination within the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC), opportunities for coordination on U.S. and EU CHIPs legislation and to further engage on technology policy issues. Secretary Raimondo stressed the importance of continuing progress...

Readout from Secretary Raimondo’s Participation in the Virtual Launch of the U.S.-India CEO Forum

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal officially launched the U.S.-India CEO Forum. They were joined by the Forum’s Private Sector Co-Chairs James Taiclet (Chairman, President, and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation) and Natarajan Chandrasekaran (Chairman, Tata Sons), as well as other members of the U.S. and Indian CEO sections...