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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...

Opening Remarks at the Section 232 Hearing on Automobile and Automotive Parts Imports

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Thank you, Nazak [Nikakhtar], our Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis, for that kind introduction. We are fortunate to have people of such high caliber like you working at the Commerce Department. Welcome everyone to this discussion about the American automobile industry. It is obvious by the attendance here today how important this industry is to the U.S. and the global economy. At the...

Secretary Ross's Remarks at the Majority Whip Meeting, U.S. House of Representatives

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Thank you, Mr. Whip, for that kind introduction. And thank you for inviting me to be here with you this morning. I know there are questions about our trade policy, so let me say a few words about our intentions, and then I look forward to answering your questions. We initiated a Section 232 Investigation under the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to determine if it was essential for U.S. national...

Secretary Ross's Keynote Address at the U.S.-Ghana Business Forum

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Introduced by Joe Mensah, President of AmCham Ghana. Good afternoon, and thank you, Joe, for that kind introduction. Thank you, too, Vice President Bawumia, and the Ministers from the Ghana government who are with us today. And a special thank you to the American Chamber for hosting this gathering of leaders from the Ghana government and business community, along with your members and guests....

Welcome Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit

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Thank you, Karen, for that kind introduction, and good morning everyone. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit. This is an exciting event for me, for the U.S. Department of Commerce, for the economic development officials here from 50 states and territories, and for our entire country. This is the second SelectUSA Summit that I have hosted, and this year we will...

Opening Statement by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Senate Committee on Finance

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Chairman Hatch, Ranking Member Wyden, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me here today to discuss the actions we have taken to assure the continued viability of our important steel and aluminum industries. The reports I submitted to the president this past January, pursuant to section 232 of the trade expansion act of 1962 found that steel and aluminum imports threaten to impair...