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Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

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Thank you, Brian, for that kind introduction, and thank you to the team of our National Travel and Tourism Office for making this Advisory Board such a success. Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to the Department of Commerce. This is the first meeting of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board for the two-year term ending in 2020. It’s good to see some familiar faces back on the Board, and I...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S. Census, National Partnership Press Event at the Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.

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(Introduced by Hector Barreto, President of The Latino Coalition and former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.) Thank you, Hector, for that kind introduction, and — as the former SBA Administrator — thank you for your service to our country. I can’t tell you how important it is for me to be here to discuss our plans to work with national organizations such as yours to count...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) Breakfast Roundtable in New York, NY

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Good morning. It is always great being with the BCIU. I have enjoyed our events for many years, and I look forward to our discussion this morning. As we begin, forgive me the indulgence, as a member of the Cabinet, to tout the President’s economic accomplishments. In the 20-months since inauguration, there is no denying that our economy under President Trump is performing better than it has in...

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...