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U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Stats on Nation's Veteran Population

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 making it an annual observance, and it became a national holiday in 1938. Then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day to honor all those...

Fact Sheet: Department of Commerce’s Use of Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Funding to Help Close the Digital Divide

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The Biden-Harris Administration has set an ambitious goal of connecting all Americans to reliable, affordable, high-speed internet. The historic passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act) will help us reach that goal. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal allocates $65 billion to expand broadband in communities across the U.S., create more low-cost...

Early Outcomes and Next Steps on the U.S.-Korea Commercial Forum

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and the Republic of Korea’s Minister of Trade, Industry, and Energy Moon Sung Wook met today in Washington D.C. Following up on the May 9 roundtable held with President Moon Jae-In, Minister Moon Sung Wook, and U.S. and Korean business leaders, they discussed next steps on implementing the U.S.-Korea Commercial Forum, which will include holding events with...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Deputies' Convening on Equitable Economic Growth

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Good morning, everyone, and welcome to our kickoff Interagency Convening on Equitable Economic Growth.It’s great to be here with all of you. Thank you, Fran, for that introduction. Thank you to my fellow Deputies for joining us today: Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo, Labor Deputy Secretary Julie Su, and Transportation Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg. And thank you Susan Rice, the...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Interagency Economic Equity Convening

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Hello everyone! Welcome to our first Interagency Convening on Equitable Economic Growth. Thank you, Don, for your remarkable leadership and for bringing us together to discuss a topic that is so central to President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. As Don explained, equity is at the heart of everything we do at the Department of Commerce. Today, 30 million Americans lack reliable broadband –...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Celebrates Lifting of International Travel Restrictions

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement on the lifting of international travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers: “The travel and tourism industry is a vital part of the American economy, providing millions of jobs to Americans, supporting local businesses, and showcasing what our country has to offer to travelers from around the world...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Announces First Travel to Asia

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will make her first official visit to Asia from Nov. 15-18, where she will meet with government officials and business leaders in Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. Secretary Raimondo will visit the Indo-Pacific region to reaffirm our commitment and strengthen our economic relationship with allies and key partners. Her trip comes on the heels of President Biden...

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

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will fund key Commerce initiatives, including universal broadband, climate resiliency and permanent authorization of MBDA Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo applauded the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Department of Commerce will fund key priorities...