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Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the U.S. National Day at World Expo in Dubai

Thank you for the kind introduction. And thank you to our host nation, the United Arab Emirates, and congratulations on celebrating your golden jubilee—50 years as a nation. I am honored to be with you today on behalf of President Biden and to be joined by Chargé d’Affaires Sean Murphy, Commissioner General Clark, Senator Roy Blunt from the state of Missouri, and all the members of our delegation...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Launch of Bahrain’s U.S. Trade Zone

Thank you to the Chamber of Commerce for hosting the U.S. launch of Bahrain’s new U.S. Trade Zone. And thank you to His Excellency Minister Al Zayani and His Excellency Khalid Humaidan for traveling to America to speak to our companies about the opportunities that the USTZ will open for those operating in the Gulf. The Kingdom of Bahrain is a vital strategic and trade partner of the United States...

Commerce Takes Further Actions to Target Russian Strategic Industries and Punish Enablers of Aggression

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The U.S. Commerce Department, through its Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), has taken two additional actions in response to Russia’s brutal assault on the sovereignty of Ukraine. The new regulations target Russia’s oil refining sector with new stringent export controls and identify 91 entities that support Russian military activities. These actions will further restrict access to U.S...

Following President Biden’s Call to Expand Domestic Semiconductor Production, Commerce Secretary Raimondo Tours MIT.nano Laboratory

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Bipartisan Innovation Act would invest $52 billion in domestic semiconductor production On Wednesday, March 2, following President Biden’s State of the Union address, where he called on Congress to pass the Bipartisan Innovation Act, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo toured the MIT.nano lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to discuss the need for increased domestic production of...

Commerce Imposes Sweeping Export Restrictions on Belarus for Enabling Russia's Further Invasion of Ukraine

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Today, the U.S. Commerce Department, through its Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), imposed on Belarus the stringent export controls made effective on Russia on February 24, 2022, in response to Belarus’s substantial enabling of Russia’s further invasion of Ukraine. Application of these controls on Belarus will help to prevent the diversion of items, including technology and software, in the...

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Stats in Honor of Women's History Month

Cross-post by the U.S. Census Bureau National Women’s History Month traces its roots to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over poor working conditions. The first Women's Day celebration in the United States was in 1909, also in New York City. More than seven decades later, Congress in 1981 established National Women's History Week to be commemorated...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the NTIA State Broadband Leaders Network Conference

Thank you for inviting me to join you today. I know that everyone here understands how vital connectivity is for the future of our country. But too many families can’t afford the cost of broadband service, and too many families live in areas where they can’t access high-speed internet. Our economy cannot fully recover unless all Americans can fully participate. As you know, the Bipartisan...

Growing the American Economy through Black Leaders in Data, STEM, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation

By U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo The Department of Commerce has one overarching goal: To improve America’s economic competitiveness so that our workers and our companies succeed in the global economy. And Black History Month is a great time to showcase the achievements of the Black scientists, educators, creators, activists, and others who have contributed to that goal and continue to...