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Commerce Department Honors Teacher Appreciation Week Providing Teachers Valuable Online Resources

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Ever wanted to take a virtual tour of the ocean, learn about the role of a hurricane hunter, be a part of a superhero “Measurement League," or collect cards on famous inventors? Are you looking to educate your students about the importance of being counted in the Decennial Census? In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we celebrate the impact teachers have on our kids including all the teachers...

Expressing Gratitude for Public Safety Heroes

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Edward Parkinson, Chief Executive Officer, First Responder Network Authority First responders face incredible challenges to keep our communities safe. This past year it has been especially true as public safety workers continued to uphold their oath to protect and serve during a worldwide pandemic. While we honor and celebrate these heroes every day, every May, we dedicate extra time to thank them...

Celebrate the Power of Travel during National Travel and Tourism Week 2021

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By U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Travel has the power to connect people with places and expose us to new cultures and ways of life. For well over a year, Americans made difficult decisions to forgo personal travel and business trips to protect ourselves, our families, friends, and communities from the COVID-19 pandemic. As we mark National Travel and Tourism Week (May 2--8, 2021), I...

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Addresses Clean Energy Economy and Importance of Business and Academia in Fight for Climate Change

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo joined President Biden and world leaders today at the Leader’s Summit on Climate. President Biden convened this summit to address the world’s impending climate crisis, including emissions reductions, finance, innovation and job creation, and resilience and adaptation. During his first few days in office, President Biden signed an executive order rejoining...

Happy Earth Day!

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Happy Earth Day from the Department’s Office of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Programs (OSEEP)! OSEEP received nearly 200 wonderful submissions for the 2021 Earth Day Photo Challenge and is excited to share a selection of featured photos. From photos of Diving With a Purpose volunteers at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to shots of colleagues picking up trash together, the Earth...

Secretary Raimondo Joins Vice President Harris in Addressing Care Economy and Need to Invest in Human Infrastructure

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Earlier this month, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo joined Vice President Kamala Harris, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and other leaders and stakeholders in addressing the first-ever Care Can’t Wait Summit. The summit convened caregivers, care workers, people with disabilities, older adults, children, parents & grandparents, advocates & policy leaders virtually across the United...