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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...

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...

Readout of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Meeting with Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hagiuda Koichi

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hagiuda Koichi held an introductory meeting via teleconference. The Secretary congratulated the Minister on his recent reappointment by the Prime Minister. The Secretary and Minister discussed opportunities to grow the U.S.-Japan commercial relationship. They also discussed collaborative efforts to...

ADVISORY: Department of Commerce, Ford Foundation to Host Interagency Convening on Equitable Economic Growth

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On November 9th, 2021, the Department of Commerce, in collaboration with the Ford Foundation; the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance; B Lab; Families and Workers Fund; and Ariel Investments, will host the Biden-Harris administration’s first-ever Interagency Convening on Equitable Economic Growth, bringing together key voices from the government, business, investor, philanthropic and the advocacy...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo to Chair Council for Inclusive Innovation (CI2)

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In a letter to Council members this week, United States Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced her new role as Chair of the re-branded Council for Inclusive Innovation (CI2). With representatives from industry, academia, non-profit, and government, CI2 will assist the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in developing a comprehensive national strategy to build a more diverse...