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Opening Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Partnership for Transatlantic Energy and Climate Cooperation Business Forum in Croatia

Thank you, Mr. Sirovica for the kind introduction. I’m grateful to Minister Filipović and the Government of Croatia for hosting us today. I also want to thank Secretary Granholm and her team at the Department of Energy as well as the Atlantic Council for organizing this important event. I’ll begin on a somber note of reflection. Almost 27 years ago, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown and 34...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the CEPS Ideas Labs 2023 in Brussels

Thank you, Joaquin, and thank you to CEPS for inviting me to be a part of this terrific program. We’re gathered here days after marking the one-year anniversary of Russia’s brutal full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Putin’s land grab was a despicable act meant to divide the West, but instead was met with a wall of resistance: from the brave people in Ukraine, as well as from America and our allies in...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo: The CHIPS Act and a Long-term Vision for America’s Technological Leadership

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo delivered a speech titled “The CHIPS Act and a Long-term Vision for America’s Technological Leadership” at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. In her remarks, Raimondo outlined the historic opportunity provided by the CHIPS and Science Act and the long-term goals she has set for the program to solidify America's technology and...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Department of Labor Good Jobs Event

Thank you, Deputy Secretary Su, for bringing us together today. Providing good jobs for ALL workers is an important conversation. We’ve lived through an historic moment. The pandemic changed our daily lives, including the way we work. American workers are seeking new skills and quality jobs, and U.S. employers are transforming how they do business. Increasing access to the new, high-quality jobs...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at Press Conference in Puerto Rico: Highlighting the Administration’s Pledge to Support Economic Recovery and Renewal for the Archipelago

Good afternoon, everyone. It’s wonderful to be back in Puerto Rico. In addition to my role as the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce, I’m proud to serve as the Biden Administration’s Puerto Rico Economic Growth Coordinator and am honored to be working to make good on the Administration’s pledge to support economic recovery and renewal for the archipelago. My team and I work hand in hand with the...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Information Technology Industry Council

An American Industrial Strategy for U.S. Tech Leadership: Investing in Competitiveness, Innovation, and Equity Thank you to the Informational Technology Industry Council for bringing us together for this summit. It’s an honor to be here. Today’s Tech and Policy Summit comes at the right time, as the United States and our allies are in a high-stakes technology competition with authoritarian...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

Good morning! Thank you to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Council on Africa, along with the U.S. Department of Commerce team, for their work to organize today’s events. To the honorable heads of state, ministers from across the African continent, welcome. I am deeply honored to have you here at the 2022 U.S.-Africa Business Forum. I also want to welcome industry leaders from the U...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the EXIM Annual Conference

Thank you, my friend and colleague, Chair Lewis, for that warm introduction. It is indeed a pleasure to be here at the EXIM Annual Conference. The range of topics you are discussing at this conference – from clean energy technologies to global infrastructure, from small business financing to semiconductors and transformational exports – reflect the incredible breadth and depth of EXIM’s work with...