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Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Applauds Final Passage of CHIPS Legislation

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo released the following statement following the House’s bipartisan passage of legislation to revitalize domestic semiconductor manufacturing and invest in American scientific leadership. “Today, members of Congress from both parties voted to support America’s economy, America’s workers, and America’s global competitiveness by committing the resources...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Announces New Appointments to the U.S.-India CEO Forum

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the appointment of 19 new U.S. CEO members of the U.S.-India CEO Forum (Forum), which she chairs with Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal. Secretary Raimondo has also appointed James Taiclet, chairman, president, and CEO of Lockheed Martin, to serve as the U.S. private sector co-chair. Taiclet will organize and lead the...

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Applauds Senate Passage of CHIPS Legislation

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo released the following statement following the Senate’s bipartisan passage of legislation to revitalize domestic semiconductor manufacturing and invest in American scientific leadership. “Today’s Senate vote was a significant step toward securing America’s scientific leadership and revitalizing America’s ability to make the chips that keep our cars...

Biden Administration launches Heat.gov with tools and information for communities facing extreme heat

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Today, the Biden Administration through the interagency National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) launched Heat.gov, a new website to provide the public and decision-makers with clear, timely and science-based information to understand and reduce the health risks of extreme heat. Heat.gov will provide a one-stop hub on heat and health for the nation and is a priority of President...

Secretary Blinken and Secretary Raimondo Co-Host U.S.-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee with Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi and Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Hagiuda

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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo will co-host the inaugural ministerial meeting of the U.S.-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee (EPCC, or the Economic “2+2”) with Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa and Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Hagiuda Koichi on Friday, July 29, at 9:00 a.m. ET. Through the EPCC, the United States and...

U.S. Departments of Labor, Commerce Announce 120-Day Cybersecurity Apprentice Sprint to Promote Registered Apprenticeships

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Initiative seeks to equip underrepresented populations with skills training for cybersecurity jobs At today’s National Cyber Workforce and Education Summit at the White House, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the 120-Day Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint, an effort to support numerous industries’ use of Registered Apprenticeships to develop and...

Secretary Blinken and Secretary Raimondo Co-Host Supply Chain Ministerial

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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will co-host a Supply Chain Ministerial Forum July 19-20, 2022, as part of ongoing work with key partner nations on supply chains. Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez and Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Marisa Lago will welcome participants and deliver...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Appoints New Members of the President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

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Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo has appointed 24 members to the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) to serve a two-year term. The PAC-DBIA was established in 2014 to provide recommendations and analysis to the President, through the Secretary of Commerce, on strengthening commercial engagement between the United States and Africa. Over the next two years, the...