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Sep032018

I am honored to represent President Trump as the head of the U.S. delegation, which includes many of our colleagues in the Departments of State and Energy, the White House, and Congress. We also have over 50 U.S. companies represented here in a range of sectors, including healthcare, aerospace, defense, information technology, consumer products, energy, education and more – the U.S. companies...

Aug212018

Wednesday, Kentucky will welcome U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to usher in a new era of economic growth for the commonwealth. Century Aluminum, America’s largest primary aluminum producer, will host a ceremonial restart as we increase production at the Hawesville, Kentucky primary aluminum smelter by 60 percent. That will result in nearly 300 new jobs created in Western Kentucky by early...

Aug022018

The African continent offers real opportunities thanks to some of the world's fastest growing economies and an expanding labor force. As a Cabinet Secretary and a Democratic Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, respectively, we agree that the United States must do more to present our African partners with better alternatives to state-led economic models, promoted by countries...

Jul152018

Last year, the U.S. Department of Commerce initiated investigations to determine whether imports of steel and aluminum threaten to impair the United States' national security. After several months studying the impact of imports on the steel and aluminum industries, it was clear that their future was at risk. We concluded that, to preserve America's ability to produce the metals required...

Jun062018

During last year’s devastating hurricane season, NOAA provided critical forecasts on the path and scope of major hurricanes, including Harvey, Irma and Maria. When Americans needed it most, NOAA’s "Hurricane Hunter" aircraft produced more than 500 hours of data for forecasters and emergency responders. NOAA’s National Weather Service also embeds its meteorologists with federal, state...

May252018

The first man on the moon held an American flag. In the not-too-distant future, astronauts on the moon may be holding fuel pumps. The future for American commercial space activity is bright. Space entrepreneurs are already planning travel to Mars, and they are looking to the moon as the perfect location for a way station to refuel and restock Mars-bound rockets.

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