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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...

Secretary Raimondo Statement on Extension of Conditional Sailing Order for Cruises

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement in response to new guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the extension of the Conditional Sail Order (CSO) governing cruise travel that will now expire on January 15, 2022. “After a year and a half of close collaboration between cruise line partners and the federal government, this major...

Secretary Raimondo Appoints 11 Leaders to FirstNet Board, Names New Board Chair

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the appointment of 11 leaders in public safety, technology and finance to serve on the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). Secretary Raimondo also named Stephen Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina, as the FirstNet Authority’s new Board Chair. The appointed members, along with current Board member...

Secretary Raimondo Statement on Release of International Travel Rules

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement upon release of new guidance reopening borders for fully-vaccinated international air travelers and land travelers from Mexico and Canada beginning November 8. “The United States is open for business with all the promise and potential America has to offer. We now invite the global community to visit, whether to visit...