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Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 78th Annual Convention

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Hello everyone! Thank you, Aaron, for that kind introduction, and thank you, Fawn, for your remarkable leadership. It’s great to be here with you all at the 78th National Congress of Indian Americans. 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. As part of that agenda, the Department of...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Cleveland Cuyahoga Community College Roundtable

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Hello everyone! It’s great to be here with you at the Cuyahoga Community College Roundtable. Thank you, Dr. Johnson, for that kind introduction and for organizing this event. I’d also like to thank our Northern Ohio District Export Council members for volunteering your time to support our trade community. And I want to express my gratitude to Jodi Berg from Vitamix and Jack Schron from Jergens for...

Closing Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Jobs Quality Initiative Kickoff

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Thank you all for taking the time to join this important discussion today. Thank you Pronita and Harin for participating! Job quality is such a critical part of the President’s Build Back Better agenda, and our work together on this issue can help build a national dialogue that leads to real change. We must ensure that job quality guides decisions about federal spending to ensure that our...

Recorded Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Job Quality Initiative Kickoff

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Hello everyone! Welcome to the Job Quality Initiative Kickoff Event. Job quality is an integral part of the President’s Build Back Better agenda – especially when it comes to equitable economic growth. I know that improving job quality is also a priority for companies, especially those that are dealing with significant labor shortages. We all share an intuition about what a quality job means to us...

Secretary Raimondo Outlines Agenda to Increase American Competitiveness

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Thank you, David, for that introduction. It’s an honor to be here with you all today. Over the past six months, I’ve had an opportunity to define how the Commerce Department contributes to President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. Our strategy is designed to achieve an overarching goal: to improve America’s economic competitiveness so that our workers and our companies succeed in the global...

Opening Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the White House Semiconductor Convening

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When we last convened the industry on the chip shortage in May, I heard from many of you that things were going to improve after Q3. I also heard that we need more transparency and trust in the supply chain. I asked for industry to lead the way and said the administration is standing by to help. Four months later, the situation seems to be getting worse. We are hearing regularly from companies...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Partnership for Transatlantic Energy and Climate Cooperation (P-TECC) Business Forum in Warsaw, Poland

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Hello everyone! It’s great to be here with you at the P-TECC Business Forum. Thank you, Secretary Granholm for that kind introduction. I’m so grateful to Minister Kurtyka and the Government of Poland for hosting us. I also want to thank Assistant Secretary Light and his team at DOE and the Atlantic Council for organizing this important event, as well as the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Bix Aliu and...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the CS London Climate Change Business Forum 2021: “The Road to COP26”

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Hello everyone! It’s great to be here with all of you. Thank you, Minister Counselor Gallant, for that introduction, and thank you, Ambassador Reeker, for hosting today’s event. I’m so grateful to our sponsors and the Commercial Service London for all you do to advance our shared goals on climate change. What an amazing program we’ve had today – from the networking to the panels and speakers on...