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Opening Statement by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross in Support of the Department of Commerce’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request

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Chairman Moran, Ranking Member Shaheen, and members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, thank you for this opportunity to discuss President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Commerce. It is a privilege to appear before you today. We are committed to working with you to grow the U.S. economy, defend our industries from unfair foreign competition, and protect...

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director Andrei Iancu on the Election of Daren Tang as WIPO Director General

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The Department of Commerce and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office congratulate Daren Tang, Singapore’s Chief Executive of Intellectual Property, on his election to the post of Director General for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Wilbur L. Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, praised the nomination. “The election of Daren Tang as Director General of the World Intellectual...

Commerce This Week: March 3

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Each week, we recap the latest U.S. Department of Commerce highlights spanning a wide range of issues promoting job creation and economic growth, programs, and events in one blog post.

Here are the key moments from Commerce: This Week

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on UN “Blacklist” of Companies

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On February 12, 2020, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a “blacklist” of companies, including several U.S. companies, that do business in Israel-controlled territories. Boycotts against Israel and companies doing business with and in Israel are contrary to longstanding U.S. policy. The UN “blacklist” is anti-business, seeks to isolate Israel, has no factual basis or...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Earl Comstock

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I would like to thank Earl Comstock for honoring his commitment to serve for three years as Director of Policy and Strategic Planning at the Department of Commerce. I value his wise counsel, his deep policy expertise, his innovative thinking and leadership, and I thank him for his service to the American people. I know he will excel in whatever new role he takes on and wish him the very best.

Spotlight on Commerce: Steven Hall, Electronics Specialist, National Reconditioning Center, National Weather Service

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Guest blog post by Steven Hall, Electronics Specialist, National Reconditioning Center, National Weather Service I am an Electronics Specialist at the National Reconditioning Center of NOAA’s National Weather Service in Grandview, Missouri. My responsibilities include conducting acceptance inspections, tests, and evaluations on Automated Surface Observation Systems such as the Radiosonde Tracking...

Statement by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Visit to Pakistan

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As President Trump said this week, “Our relationship with Pakistan is a very good one.” The United States is Pakistan’s largest export destination. U.S. companies have a long history of doing business in Pakistan, contributing to its economic development and providing high-value jobs. The work Pakistan has begun to do to fight terrorism and promote security is affording the United States and...

Spotlight on Commerce: Davetta Goins, Supervisory Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Guest blog post by Davetta Goins, Supervisory Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Growing up in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, where my family, neighbors, and close friends were scientists, engineers, doctors, lawyers, and teachers, I was surrounded by professionals. My parents were very active in community organizations that helped encourage teens in local high schools to enter...