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Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 5th American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting

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Thank you, Ivanka, for your dedication to America’s workers and for shepherding this initiative over the past year. And thank you for leading this timely and important call. We greatly appreciate the Board members’ desire to contribute immediately to the nation’s economic recovery policy discussions and not wait until our next scheduled meeting for late June. We also thank the Board Members who...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Seventh Meeting of the National Space Council

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Thank you, Vice President Pence, for the opportunity to update the National Space Council on the work being done at the Department of Commerce to implement Space Policy Directives Two and Three. I am pleased to report that after innumerable discussions with industry and government agencies, a new remote sensing rule has been finalized and has been published this morning on the Federal Register...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 2020 National Asian American and Pacific Islander Business Summit

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Introduced by White House AAPI Commissioner Prem Parameswaran, Group Chief Financial Officer and President of Eros International Plc’s North America Operations Thank you, Prem, for the kind introduction, and for your steadfast leadership of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. I am honored to join Secretary Chao as co-chair of this important commission. And...

Opening Statement by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross in Support of the Department of Commerce’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request

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Chairman Moran, Ranking Member Shaheen, and members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, thank you for this opportunity to discuss President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Commerce. It is a privilege to appear before you today. We are committed to working with you to grow the U.S. economy, defend our industries from unfair foreign competition, and protect...

Remarks by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at Oxford Union in Oxford, England

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Introduced by Oxford Union President Sara Dube It is my honor to discuss the Trump economic policy as it relates to the global economy. We are incorrectly blamed for global economic problems. From the late 1980s through the early 2000s, global merchandise export growth was usually double that of world GDP growth. But during four of the past five years, goods trade growth lagged global GDP growth...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Signing Ceremony for the MOU on Technical and Strategic Collaboration Between the USPTO and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property

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It is my privilege and honor to be here in beautiful Mexico City to witness the signing of this historic MOU between the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Mexican Institute of Industrial Property. Congratulations to everyone who negotiated this agreement. It took vision, dedication, and hard work to get to this point, and you should be extremely proud of this final product. It will strengthen...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Lunar New Year Celebration

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Introduced by Tina Wei Smith, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. I am happy to participate in today’s Lunar New Year celebration with everyone involved in the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. I am also pleased to co-chair this initiative with our esteemed Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. This initiative...

Remarks by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at A New Space Race: Getting to the Trillion-Dollar Space Economy World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland

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Good afternoon, welcome, and thank you all for being here to discuss the future of space and its immense economic potential. You may not know that artificial limbs, Velcro, solar cells, and water filtration were created in the first age of space exploration. Now, we have an opportunity to continue and even accelerate those benefits. The global economy is increasingly tied to services provided from...