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Ambassador Katherine Tai and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Virtual Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Ministerial Readout

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Yesterday, United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo hosted a virtual ministerial as the Biden Administration continues to develop the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). The ministers had positive and constructive discussions and reaffirmed their collective goal to pursue a high-standard and inclusive economic framework through...

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Applauds Senate Passage of CHIPS Legislation

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo released the following statement following the Senate’s bipartisan passage of legislation to revitalize domestic semiconductor manufacturing and invest in American scientific leadership. “Today’s Senate vote was a significant step toward securing America’s scientific leadership and revitalizing America’s ability to make the chips that keep our cars...

As the Senate Invokes Cloture, Businesses and Industry Leaders Continue in their Support for the Final Passage of the CHIPS and Science Act

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As the Senate voted today to invoke cloture, support continues to build among industry leaders and business organizations as they urge Congress to pass the CHIPS and Science Act and get the bill to the President’s desk. The CHIPS and Science Act cleared a key procedural vote last week Tuesday, with members of both parties in the Senate voting to advance the bill for consideration. The bill will...

Biden Administration launches Heat.gov with tools and information for communities facing extreme heat

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Today, the Biden Administration through the interagency National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) launched Heat.gov, a new website to provide the public and decision-makers with clear, timely and science-based information to understand and reduce the health risks of extreme heat. Heat.gov will provide a one-stop hub on heat and health for the nation and is a priority of President...

Secretary Blinken and Secretary Raimondo Co-Host U.S.-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee with Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi and Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Hagiuda

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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo will co-host the inaugural ministerial meeting of the U.S.-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee (EPCC, or the Economic “2+2”) with Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa and Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Hagiuda Koichi on Friday, July 29, at 9:00 a.m. ET. Through the EPCC, the United States and...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Partnerships for Prosperity: U.S. Leadership in the Global Economy

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Hello, everyone. Dr. Lewis, thank you so much for that kind introduction, and thank you to the Center for Strategic and International Studies for hosting us today. And thank you all for being here and to all those joining online. It is wonderful to be here with you today. Earlier this year, Dutch semiconductor equipment manufacturer ASML announced a $200 million expansion of their facility in...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves Meeting with President Mohamed Irfaan Ali of Guyana

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Today, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves met with Guyana President Mohamed Irfaan Ali as part of Ali’s official visit to Washington, D.C. During their meeting, Deputy Secretary Graves expressed the Commerce Department’s commitment to the Caribbean region and the Department’s excitement to partner with Guyana as it continues its economic transformation. The Deputy Secretary said he was...

What They Are Saying: Bipartisan Calls for Crucial Semiconductor Manufacturing Legislation Grow Louder as Bill Gets Closer to President’s Desk

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Over the weekend, members of Congress, governors, former administration officials from both parties joined President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo in urging congressional leadership to pass the Bipartisan Innovation Act, and get the bill to the President’s Desk before August recess. The Bipartisan Innovation Act cleared a key procedural vote last week Tuesday, with members...