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Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at Roundtable and Lunch with Greek Prime Minister Tsipras and Company CEO's in New York, NY

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Good afternoon. It is my pleasure to be here today with Prime Minister Tsipras, and with all of you. I’m delighted to be part of the discussion with industry leaders about what we can do to help your companies be more successful in Greece. Two weeks ago, with Prime Minister Tspiras, I led a 55-participant U.S. trade mission to the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair honoring the United States....

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 70th Annual U.S. Department of Commerce Gold & Silver Awards Ceremony

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Welcome everyone to the 70 th Annual Honor Awards Ceremony for the U.S. Department of Commerce. It is my privilege to be here, and to recognize the individuals in our Department who have excelled in their jobs, and who have gone the extra miles in making this country better for every American. Thank you also for those in our Human Resources Management office who help make the Department of...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross on Capitol Hill for the Release of the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account Data

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Thank you Tom for that kind introduction. I cannot tell you how pleased I am to be here to discuss the performance of this exciting and growing sector of our economy, and the positive impact it has on many millions of Americans. Thanks to Senator Daines and Senator Donnelly for their leadership in drafting and passing the “Rec Act,” creating the data series we are releasing today describing the...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at White House for the First Meeting of the National Council for the American Worker

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Thank you, Ivanka, for your work on this initiative. Your leadership is helping rebuild the American economy and creating good jobs for millions of Americans. I am honored that you asked me to co-chair both the National Council for the American Worker, and the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The creation of these bodies could not be more timely. It is another indication of how our...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at Trade Town Hall Meeting at North Dakota State College of Science in Fargo

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It is a pleasure to be here with all of you in North Dakota. You live up to your state’s motto — strength from the soil. You sell $5 billion a year of soybeans, wheat, and corn, and produce enough beef to make more than 100 million hamburgers annually. Harold Hamm and others kicked off the shale oil and gas boom that has made our country the new energy powerhouse it is. These factors plus your...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at Century Aluminum Smelter in Hawesville, Kentucky

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Thank you, Dustin, for that kind introduction, and thank you Michael Bless and the workers here in Hawesville for graciously hosting me and our team from the Department of Commerce. We are honored to be here to celebrate this historic day. We just finished touring the famous Hawesville plant, the re-opening pot line, and meeting with Century’s executive team and workers. I can’t tell you how...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Business Roundtable and the Evening Reception on the Occasion of the Inauguration of Paraguay President-Elect Mario Abdo Benítez, Asuncion, Paraguay

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Thank you, Ambassador McClenny, for your kind introduction and for greeting our delegation today at the airport. On behalf of the delegation of U.S. officials who have flown with me from Washington, thank you all for being here and welcoming us to Paraguay. We are honored to be attending the inauguration of Paraguay’s new President Abdo Benítez. I am here on behalf of President Trump, First Lady...

Cabinet Meeting Remarks on Workforce Training

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The President’s tax cuts and regulatory reform are creating a new wave of growth in our advanced manufacturing and technology industries, along with demand for thousands of skilled workers. Our strengthening economy is a godsend for many millions of Americans who want to be part of the workforce, and who now have the opportunity to participate productively in our economy. The lack of adequately...