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Feb122016

On February 11, 2016, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered a J. Ira Harris Lecture, hosted by the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Secretary Pritzker’s lecture highlighted the goals she set out to accomplish after accepting the position of Secretary of Commerce and how the Department of Commerce has been revitalized to meet the needs of the 21st...

Feb082016

During her remarks, Secretary Pritzker highlighted the importance of addressing cyber threats with as much urgency as we do public health crises, natural disasters, and war-time threats. The only way to protect our country against growing threats in cyber space, she said, is through urgent, effective, and constant collaboration among industry, government, and civil society.

Feb042016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks at the inauguration of the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry and International Bridge in Tornillo, Texas. The port of entry will replace the Fabens-Caseta Port of Entry completed in 1938 and will connect Tornillo, Texas and Guadalupe, Mexico.

Jan122016

On January 11, 2016, U.S. Secretary Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks at the Presidential Town Hall Meeting of the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). The AMS Annual Meeting brings together the leading members of nation’s weather, water, and climate communities to discuss timely issues facing those in the weather enterprise.

Dec092015

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today delivered remarks and chaired a meeting of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council in Biloxi, Mississippi. During the meeting, the Council approved the Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) totaling approximately $183 million of ecosystem restoration projects. Using funds from the settlement with Transocean Deepwater Inc., the Council is...

Dec092015

On Tuesday, December 8, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Marillyn Hewson with the 2015 Eisenhower Global Innovation Award at the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) 31st Annual Eisenhower Leadership Awards Gala.

Dec082015

On Friday, December 4, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks at the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) meeting. As an extension of the Economic Development Administration, NACIE is charged with identifying and recommending solutions to issues critical to driving the innovation economy. The Council serves as a vehicle for continuous dialogue...

Dec042015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered the opening remarks at a meeting of the President’s Export Council (PEC). The PEC serves as the principal national advisory committee on international trade and meets regularly to discuss new recommendations for resolving trade-related challenges among the business, industrial, agricultural, labor and government sectors.

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