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Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Deputies' Convening on Equitable Economic Growth

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Good morning, everyone, and welcome to our kickoff Interagency Convening on Equitable Economic Growth.It’s great to be here with all of you. Thank you, Fran, for that introduction. Thank you to my fellow Deputies for joining us today: Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo, Labor Deputy Secretary Julie Su, and Transportation Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg. And thank you Susan Rice, the...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Interagency Economic Equity Convening

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Hello everyone! Welcome to our first Interagency Convening on Equitable Economic Growth. Thank you, Don, for your remarkable leadership and for bringing us together to discuss a topic that is so central to President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. As Don explained, equity is at the heart of everything we do at the Department of Commerce. Today, 30 million Americans lack reliable broadband –...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Commerce 2021 Veterans Day Program

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Hello everyone, it’s great to be here with all of you. Thank you, Chasity, for that kind introduction. Today we honor the service of our brave men and women in uniform and remember the sacrifice of those who fought and died to keep America safe. To our veterans across the armed forces – thank you. Regardless of whether you served at home or abroad − we are deeply grateful to you and your families...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Commerce 2021 Veterans Day Program

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Thank you, Tiffany, for that kind introduction. And thank you, Roseal and the Veterans Day Planning Committee, for organizing this important event. As the Secretary said, today we honor the memory of our veterans who fought and died to protect our nation. This year’s theme is the Centennial Commemoration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – the unknown men and women in uniform who made the...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Department of Homeland Security Space Cybersecurity Symposium

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Good morning, everyone! Welcome to the Space Cybersecurity Symposium, it’s great to be here with you. Thank you, Dianne, for that kind introduction. I’d also like to thank our expert speakers in advance for taking the time to share your insights. We scheduled this event for October because it’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and a time to focus on addressing one of the defining challenges of our...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the National Housing Conference's Tech and Housing Online Symposium

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Hello everyone! Thank you, David, for that introduction and for your remarkable leadership in affordable housing. As we recover from the pandemic, the Biden-Harris Administration is committed to building back a better, more equitable economy where no one is left behind. Toward that aim, we’re committed to closing the digital divide and getting all Americans connected to reliable, high-speed...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Asian Pacific American Caucus with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

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Hello everyone! It’s great to be here with you all at the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Thank you, Judy, for the kind introduction and for your remarkable leadership. Today I’d like to introduce you to our new MBDA political leadership and share what we’re doing at the Department of Commerce to advocate for minority businesses. Since May, we’ve been proud to have Miguel Estien serve...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the International Advisory Board Meeting of the British American Business

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Good afternoon! It’s great to be here with all of you. Thank you, President Marrs, for that kind introduction and thank you to British American Business for inviting me to speak today. Following the trade dip during the 2020 lockdown, I’m proud to say that trade between the United States and the UK has rebounded strongly. Just look at the data. Today the United States is the UK’s single largest...