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Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo: Investing in Leading-Edge Technology: An Update on CHIPS Act Implementation

Thank you to the Center for Strategic and International Studies for hosting us. Last February, the Commerce Department rolled out the funding applications for the CHIPS for America program. I said at the time that our effort mirrors the space race – and I meant it. President Kennedy’s historic call to put a man on the Moon spurred an unprecedented effort by the government, private sector, and...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo at the GlobalFoundries Announcement

Good afternoon! I’m so excited to be here. This is a big day and we owe so much of it to Leader Schumer, who was the driving force behind the CHIPS and Science Act. Thank you to your leader, Tom Caulfield. Thank you to Governor Hochul, who has been a steadfast ally; Representative Tonko, who has been an advocate for New York; and Lael Brainard, who is joining us from the White House. And finally –...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo at the Virginia Innovation Forum

Thank you, Senator Warner. I am grateful to you and Representative Beyer for joining us today. Your leadership was essential to getting the CHIPS and Science Act passed and making the Innovation Fund happen. I also want to thank Assistant Secretary Davidson and the entire Innovation Fund team at NTIA for your terrific work standing up this program and funding projects like the one we’re here to...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo at the HBCU CHIPS Network Launch

Thank you for that introduction, Kylie. I am grateful for your leadership as the Chief Opportunity and Inclusion Officer at CHIPS. It’s my honor to welcome you to the Department of Commerce, especially as we observe Black History Month. It’s hard to overstate how transformative the CHIPS for America program is going to be for communities across the country. Semiconductors have become integral to...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo at the National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC) Consortium Signing

Thank you to those of you in attendance today. Many of you have given your time and ideas over the last several years to help us design the plan for the National Semiconductor Technology Center and the CHIPS Research & Development Programs. A special thanks to members of the CHIPS Industrial Advisory Committee, chaired by Mike Splinter, who put in a tremendous amount of work since forming in the...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium

Thank you, Alan, for the introduction. Hello everyone! It’s great to be here today to speak with you all about the implementation of the Biden-Harris Administration’s groundbreaking effort to build and execute a National Spectrum Strategy and secure the future of U.S. leadership in wireless communications. Our National Spectrum Strategy is essential to maximizing our economic and national security...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo at the White House Commission on Hispanics

Thank you for that introduction. Welcome, everyone, to the Commerce Department. And thank you all for your willingness to serve on this commission. America’s growing and vibrant Hispanic communities are a driving force in our economy. I saw it firsthand during my time as Governor of Rhode Island, where the Hispanic population grew by nearly 40 percent in the last decade. More than 375,000 of our...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the National Foreign Trade Council’s Alliance for National Security and Competitiveness

Hello everyone. I’m very pleased to join you all today as we mark the launch of the National Foreign Trade Council’s Alliance for National Security and Competitiveness. The launch of this alliance could not be more timely. As President Biden often says, we are at a critical inflection point in our national security. The COVID pandemic exposed serious vulnerabilities in our supply chains and we...