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Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Space Startup Summit

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Good morning, and welcome everyone to this exciting event. Given the amount of interest in this subject — and an unexpected onrush of registrations — we had to change the location to handle all the additional attendees. We are delighted that you are all here during one of the busiest weeks of the year for space industry conferences. Right now is probably the best time yet for space startups. In...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Launch of the U.S.-Kuwait Business Council

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Thank you, Khush, for that kind introduction — and for the opportunity to be with you and your members for the launch of the new U.S.-Kuwait Business Council. It’s also my pleasure to be here with Ambassador Al Sabah. The two of us met shortly after I started my tenure as the Commerce Secretary, and we have worked together many times since. I had the honor of attending the U.S. - Kuwait Economic...

Remarks By Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Federalist Society

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Thank you, Dean, for that kind introduction. And for the opportunity to discuss the Trump Administration’s trade policy and how it fits into our long-term goals for the country. The Federalist Society has always advocated for informed debate and a commitment to our constitutional government. The overall goal of our administration fits perfectly within the Federalists’ Charter. Only by maintaining...

Remarks By Secretary Wilbur Ross at the AMCHAM Business Lunch in Sydney, Australia

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Thank you, April, for that kind introduction, and thank you for your efforts to strengthen and expand the U.S.- Australian commercial partnership. It is my pleasure to be here. After having been in London, New Delhi, and Singapore over the past week, I’m feeling a bit like Mad Max! But we know that Mad Max always prevails; and the original is still the most profitable film of all time. I just...

Remarks By Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Australia Space Agency Meeting in Canberra, Australia

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Thank you for hosting us today at this beautiful observatory to discuss how our two nations are cooperating in space, the final frontier. It was my pleasure to be with Prime Minister Morrison last month in Washington during his State visit to the United States. I was extremely pleased to sign a Joint Statement of Intent with the Prime Minister at NASA headquarters to accelerate our return to the...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-Africa Leadership Forum: Strengthening the Future of U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment

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Thank you, Farid, for that kind introduction, and congratulations to General Electric for celebrating its 120th year of working in Africa. Thank you, also, to the Corporate Council on Africa and the Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Africa Business Center for inviting me here this morning. It is my pleasure to be with such a distinguished group: President al-Sisi, President Issoufou, President Akufo-Addo...

Remarks By Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Signing Ceremony Between the Australian Space Agency and NASA

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Thank you, Jim, for that kind introduction. It is my pleasure to be with all of you on such a beautiful morning in downtown Washington after yesterday’s festivities. Welcome Prime Minister Morrison, and your entire staff from Down Under. It is great that you are here in the United States. It is my honor to be with you this morning representing President Trump, Vice President Pence, the National...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 3rd American Workforce Policy Advisory Board at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, D.C.

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Thank you, Ivanka, for that kind introduction. I hope that everyone got a good night’s rest after our memorable evening in Camp David.I hope you also indulged yourselves at the gift shop. Every little bit of sales helps the economy. I am wearing my Camp David cuff links from a prior visit. Thank you, Jim, for hosting us today and showcasing this fine facility. It is great to be with such fine...