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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...

Steel and Aluminum U.S.-EU Joint Statement

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Given the joint desire of the United States and the European Union (“EU”) to address non-market excess capacity so as to preserve their critical steel and aluminum industries, the United States and the EU agree to the following: 1. Ongoing cooperation a. Trade Remedy/Customs Cooperation: To advance their efforts to address excess capacity, both sides agree to expand U.S./EU coordination involving...

Fact Sheet: U.S. – EU Arrangements on Global Steel and Aluminum Excess Capacity and Carbon Intensity

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United States and European Union Agree to Address Global Steel and Aluminum Excess Capacity and Carbon Intensity President Biden made clear on day one that rebuilding relationships with our allies and partners, and working with the world’s democracies to address our shared challenges would be a top priority. Today’s announcement that the United States and the European Union have reached...

FACT SHEET: U.S.-EU Establish Common Principles to Update the Rules for the 21st Century Economy at Inaugural Trade and Technology Council Meeting

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Launched by President Joe Biden, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and European Council President Charles Michel at the U.S.-EU Summit in June 2021, the Trade and Technology Council held its inaugural meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 29, 2021. U.S. Co-Chairs, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and United States Trade...

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Offers Nearly $1 Billion in Grants to Help Connect Tribal Lands

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Broadband Internet is increasingly essential for Americans to do their jobs, participate in distance learning, access health care and stay connected. Still, millions of Americans live in areas where there is no broadband infrastructure that can provide acceptable speeds. Americans outside of urban areas particularly lack adequate access. On tribal lands, the digital divide is especially stark...

Presidential Proclamation on Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2019

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The following is a cross-post from the White House During Minority Enterprise Development Week, our Nation celebrates the success of minority-owned businesses and recognizes their significant role in strengthening our country’s robust economy. The contributions of these enterprises ensure American companies remain world leaders in the global marketplace. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the...

Fact Sheet: What they are Saying: The Department of Commerce Spearheads a New Approach to Consumer Privacy

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WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SPEARHEADS A NEW APPROACH TO CONSUMER PRIVACY On September 26, 2018, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration launched an effort to find a new approach to the privacy and protection of consumer data, establishing America’s leadership in innovation and technology on the world stage. Computer &...

Digital Trade in North America

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As internet access and reliance grows, so does the potential for digital cross-border trade. Building on other work from the Department of Commerce's Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) and Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), this report, which serves to inform policymakers, business leaders and others, summarizes estimates of U.S. digital trade with Canada and Mexico. We cannot definitively...