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Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: U.S. Has Much to Learn from Indiana’s Workforce Programs

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This week, the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board is holding its quarterly meeting in Indianapolis, thanks to a kind invitation from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, a champion of Indiana’s workers and an important member of the Workforce Advisory Board. On Wednesday, the Advisory Board toured the Indianapolis Speedway to witness firsthand the ongoing importance of the Indy Car Series to the...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Trump Administration is Making Good on its Commitment to our Indo-Pacific Partners

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A renewed partnership, a transformative vision. This is what President Donald J. Trump outlined for United States and Indo-Pacific relations almost two years ago in Da Nang, Vietnam, and it is what the United States is championing now at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok, Thailand. During the second half of a historic trip in 2017 that also featured stops in Japan, South Korea, China and...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: The Trump Administration is Delivering U.S. Wins on Trade

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As leaders of the world met last week at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, trade was an important topic of discussion. Unlike in past years, when the status quo ate away at the wealth of the United States and at the strength of its workforce, this year’s meeting featured a sea change in the world trade system. Thanks to President Donald J. Trump, the United States is no longer...

Op-Ep: Why we're changing the rules on endangered species

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Opinion by David L. Bernhardt is Secretary of the Interior and Wilbur Ross is Secretary of Commerce. Jointly implemented by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is one of our nation's most important wildlife conservation laws. This act requires us to use the best scientific data and commercial information available to...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: American Workers are Winning

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There is a significant body of evidence showing that the U.S. economy is strong. The U.S. economy has added millions of jobs, and even long-neglected sectors like manufacturing are having a resurgence. Among the continuous good economic news, wage growth for America’s workers has taken center stage. For the first time since 2009, year over year nominal hourly wage growth met or surpassed 3 percent...

Op-Ed: Wilbur Ross: White House creating good jobs for workers

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FROM DAY one, the Trump administration has fulfilled its promise to create good jobs for American workers. I have come to Virginia Beach today to highlight President Donald Trump’s signature efforts to make good on that promise: the Pledge to America’s Workers and the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The Trump administration’s economic success is providing significant benefits to the...

Op-Ed: Ivanka Trump and Wilbur Ross: President Redoubles Efforts to Ensure Good Jobs for All

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By Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump Today, we were in Charlotte discussing workforce development with local leaders and executives, as well as the new opportunities that this economy has brought to the State and region. Since the election, President Donald J. Trump’s economy has added almost 6 million jobs across the country. North Carolina has added more...

Op-Ed: Tax Day Shows Benefits of President Trump’s Tax Reform for Nation, Florida

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This past Monday was Tax Day, perhaps the least appealing day on America’s national calendar. This year, however, President Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act gave Americans something to smile about. Today, I am in the Miami area discussing tax reform and the positive impact the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) will have for Florida. As many Floridians may have noticed, the average...