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Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 78th Annual Convention

Hello everyone! Thank you, Aaron, for that kind introduction, and thank you, Fawn, for your remarkable leadership. It’s great to be here with you all at the 78th National Congress of Indian Americans. As we recover from the pandemic, the Biden-Harris Administration is committed to building back a better, more equitable economy where no one is left behind. As part of that agenda, the Department of...

NOAA Upgrades Climate Website Amid Growing Demand for Climate Information

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NOAA’s Climate Program Office today launched a newly redesigned version of Climate.gov, NOAA’s award-winning, flagship website that provides the public with clear, timely, and science-based information about climate. The redesign expands the site’s already significant capacity to connect Americans with the resources they need to understand and plan for climate-related risks. Americans are facing...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the 3rd Annual Cleveland Sister Cities Conference

Hello everyone! It’s great to be here with you at the third annual Cleveland Sister Cities Conference. Thank you, Joe, for that kind introduction and thank you, Elizabeth, for organizing this important event. I also want to express my gratitude to Global Cleveland and the Cleveland Public Library for co-hosting today. As many of you know, I lived in Cleveland for three years before I moved to...

Secretary Raimondo, Administration Leaders Applaud President Biden’s Restoration of National Monuments

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President Biden took action yesterday to restore protections to three national monuments that had been dismantled by the previous administration. The new proclamations, signed yesterday, reestablish the boundaries in place before President Trump’s unprecedented action to drastically reduce the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah, and restore management...

Department of Commerce Releases Climate Action Plan for Adaptation and Resilience

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Alongside more than 20 major federal agencies as part of President Biden’s whole of government approach to confronting the climate crisis, the Department of Commerce released its Climate Action Plan for Adaptation and Resilience on October 7, 2021. With a substantial portion of the United States gross domestic product dependent on weather and climate, supporting economic growth and resiliency and...

Digital Inclusion Week 2021: Supporting Digital Equity and Digital Empowerment

In the 21st century economy, broadband access and affordability isn’t a luxury – it’s essential to everyday life. Our economy cannot fully recover unless all Americans can fully participate in our Nation’s digital economy. Affordable broadband internet is necessary for Americans to do their jobs, to participate equally in school learning, health care, and to stay connected. The Biden-Harris...

Commerce Department, Biden Administration Take Action on Semiconductor Chip Shortage

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Supply chain issues have been a key challenge coming out of this unprecedented economic crisis resulting from this pandemic. For months, the Biden-Harris Administration has been engaged in a whole-of-government response, led by the Secretaries of Commerce, Transportation, and Agriculture. In June, the White House launched the Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force to address short-term supply chain...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Cleveland Cuyahoga Community College Roundtable

Hello everyone! It’s great to be here with you at the Cuyahoga Community College Roundtable. Thank you, Dr. Johnson, for that kind introduction and for organizing this event. I’d also like to thank our Northern Ohio District Export Council members for volunteering your time to support our trade community. And I want to express my gratitude to Jodi Berg from Vitamix and Jack Schron from Jergens for...