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Commerce Commits to Work and Coordinate with Tribes to Support Economic Growth at the White House Tribal Nations Summit

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo addressed Tribal leaders at the 2023 White House Tribal Nations Summit , a two-day event reflecting the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to strengthening Nation-to-Nation relationships. Following President Biden’s remarks on the Summit’s opening day, Secretary Raimondo reiterated the Department’s commitment to working and coordinating with Tribal...

Department of Commerce Celebrates the Two-Year Anniversary of the Customer Experience Executive Order

Two years ago, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Transforming Federal Customer Experience and Service Delivery . The Department of Commerce answered the call by including Customer Experience (CX) in its Fiscal Year 2022-2026 Strategic Plan . Today, the Department highlights progress made to provide customers with first-rate services that are easy to access, equitable, effective, and...

Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves Visits Wisconsin and Stresses Importance of Building an Economy that Works for Everyone

Last week, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves traveled to Wisconsin, highlighting the Biden-Harris Administration’s historic place-based programs addressing systemic inequalities. Graves also facilitated discussions with community leaders about the Biden Administration and the Commerce Department’s investments in climate resilience, internet access, and trade. The trip underscored the...

U.S. Ocean Innovation to Take World Stage at COP28

Leaders from governments, businesses, NGOs, and civil society have gathered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for COP28, the 28 th Conference of Parties for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in hopes of making history by accelerating climate action. As President Biden stated, “Climate change is the existential threat to humanity” and demands not only our immediate attention...

Celebrating National Native American Heritage Month

By Charlie Mark, Intern, Office of Public Affairs In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, I recently attended a presentation by motivational speaker Milton Hunt, a member of the Native American Lumbee Tribe. Hunt first thanked the Department of Commerce for recognizing and celebrating Native Americans. “I thank you so much for celebrating this rich culture,” said Hunt. “I thank you so...

Commerce Supports U.S. Veterans and Military Families

November is National Veterans and Military Families Month. The Department of Commerce recognizes the vital role military families, military spouses, and transitioning veterans play in our society and offers our immense gratitude for their service and the support of their families and loved ones. Earlier this month, at a National Veterans Day Observance at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia, President...

How Commerce Continues to Connect Indian Country

In 2021, during Native American Heritage Month, President Biden signed the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) which provided over $65 billion to bring affordable, high-speed internet to every American. This funding also added an additional $2 billion to the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP) for broadband deployment on Tribal lands, as well as for telehealth, education...

Creating a Talented Pipeline of Workers through Apprenticeships and Career Pathways Programs

Earlier this week, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo gave virtual remarks at a National Apprenticeship Week event hosted by Metaverse where she underlined the Biden Administration’s commitment to America’s workforce by creating direct pathways to good-paying jobs. “Thanks to President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the federal government is investing more than a trillion dollars in...