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Op-ed by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai: What new steel and aluminum deals mean for American families

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Steel and aluminum are critical components of the American economy. From cars and trucks to our appliances and beer cans, Americans depend on steel and aluminum for everyday items. Many Americans also rely on the steel and aluminum industries for good-paying jobs. The steel industry supports nearly 2 million Americans who, on average, earn 27% more than the median earnings for men and 58% more...

Op-ed by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo: A Tattered Care Economy Is Holding Back American Workers

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Many employers across the country are pushing workers to return to the office. This shift from remote work has triggered concerns among workers who are parents and caregivers. Who will watch their children and aging parents? Their loved one with a disability? How will they afford care workers? Many Americans have put return-to-work plans on hold due to these concerns. According to the Census...

Op-ed by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo: Broadband Will Help Correct Inequities Native Americans and Underserved Communities Face

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In the 1930s, during the worst economic depression in American history, President Franklin D. Roosevelt came together with Congress to address the deep electrical disparity rural communities had experienced for decades. The Rural Electrification Act brought an essential utility to millions of Americans and allowed them to fully participate in the modern economy at a time when good-paying jobs were...

Op-ed Commerce Department, NOAA ensuring U.S. remains a world leader in space commerce

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by Don Graves, Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Richard W. Spinrad, Ph.D., Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere & NOAA Administrator The United States has long been a leader in space and will continue to do so. This is why in his first 100 days in office, President Biden renewed the National Space Council, which is led by Vice President Harris, to synchronize the nation’s civil...

Op-Ed by Gina Raimondo and Alejandro Mayorkas: Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack is an Opportunity for Every Organization to Shore Up its Cyber Defenses

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The recent ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline was an all too familiar story to businesses across the United States. The pipeline, which supplies fuel to some 50 million people from the Gulf Coast up through the entire East Coast, was closed last Friday as a precautionary measure after a ransomware attack. The company and the U.S. government continue to investigate the extent of the impact...