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Leslie Kiernan Sworn In As General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Commerce

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Leslie Kiernan was sworn-in today as the General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Commerce by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves. Last week, Kiernan was confirmed by a voice vote in the Senate. “We are thrilled to have Leslie Kiernan join our world-class team at the Commerce Department as we continue to set a course to build back from the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and...

Interior and Commerce Departments Restore Lands to the Native Hawaiian Community

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Transfer of Surplus Federal Land to the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust Could Provide Up To 400 New Homesteads for Native Hawaiian Families As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to honor relationships with Indigenous communities and uphold trust responsibilities, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves today announced the transfer of an 80-acre...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo to Join President Biden and other U.S. Government Leaders at the U.S.-EU Summit in Brussels, Belgium

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On June 14-16, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo will travel to Brussels, Belgium to join President Biden, Secretary Blinken, Ambassador Tai and EU government leaders at the U.S.-EU Summit. In addition to supporting President Biden’s mission at the U.S.-EU Summit, Secretary Raimondo will meet with European Union government leaders and industry leaders to discuss strengthening the...

Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Statement on the Conclusion of the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit

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This year’s Investment Summit was the largest in its history with representatives from every U.S. state and territory participating for the first time ever On the final day of the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement: “The United States offers unmatched diversity, a culture of innovation, and the world’s most productive...

U.S. Department of Commerce Welcomes Additional Biden-Harris Appointees

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The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today key appointments to lead the Department and its bureaus to create good-paying jobs, strengthen American businesses, and build back better and more equitably. “We look forward to working with this diverse group of accomplished professionals to fulfill Commerce’s mission and advance the priorities of the Biden-Harris Administration,” said Chief of...

Readout of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Call with Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao of the People’s Republic of China

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo held an introductory call today with the Minister of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Wentao. Secretary Raimondo discussed the Biden-Harris Administration’s focus on economic policies benefiting American workers and expressed U.S. concerns, including China’s unfair and market-distorting industrial policies, the need to level the playing...

America’s Strong Marine Economy Vital to Building Back Better

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America’s marine economy contributed about $397 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product in 2019 and grew faster than the nation’s economy as a whole, according to the most current results of the first official Marine Economy Satellite Account released today by two Department of Commerce agencies. “America’s strong marine economy is absolutely vital for building back better,” said Secretary...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Applauds Senate Bipartisan Passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act

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Following the 68-32 bipartisan passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 in the Senate, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement: “Over the past three months, I have heard from dozens of stakeholders at every level of the semiconductor supply chain and customer base that we need smart, strategic investments to shore up our domestic supply chain...