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Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Commerce 2021 Veterans Day Program

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Thank you, Tiffany, for that kind introduction. And thank you, Roseal and the Veterans Day Planning Committee, for organizing this important event. As the Secretary said, today we honor the memory of our veterans who fought and died to protect our nation. This year’s theme is the Centennial Commemoration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – the unknown men and women in uniform who made the...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Department of Homeland Security Space Cybersecurity Symposium

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Good morning, everyone! Welcome to the Space Cybersecurity Symposium, it’s great to be here with you. Thank you, Dianne, for that kind introduction. I’d also like to thank our expert speakers in advance for taking the time to share your insights. We scheduled this event for October because it’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and a time to focus on addressing one of the defining challenges of our...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the National Housing Conference's Tech and Housing Online Symposium

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Hello everyone! Thank you, David, for that introduction and for your remarkable leadership in affordable housing. 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. Toward that aim, we’re committed to closing the digital divide and getting all Americans connected to reliable, high-speed...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Asian Pacific American Caucus with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

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Hello everyone! It’s great to be here with you all at the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Thank you, Judy, for the kind introduction and for your remarkable leadership. Today I’d like to introduce you to our new MBDA political leadership and share what we’re doing at the Department of Commerce to advocate for minority businesses. Since May, we’ve been proud to have Miguel Estien serve...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the International Advisory Board Meeting of the British American Business

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Good afternoon! It’s great to be here with all of you. Thank you, President Marrs, for that kind introduction and thank you to British American Business for inviting me to speak today. Following the trade dip during the 2020 lockdown, I’m proud to say that trade between the United States and the UK has rebounded strongly. Just look at the data. Today the United States is the UK’s single largest...

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 3rd Annual Cleveland Sister Cities Conference

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Hello everyone! It’s great to be here with you at the third annual Cleveland Sister Cities Conference. Thank you, Joe, for that kind introduction and thank you, Elizabeth, for organizing this important event. I also want to express my gratitude to Global Cleveland and the Cleveland Public Library for co-hosting today. As many of you know, I lived in Cleveland for three years before I moved to...

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...