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Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Build Back Better Regional Challenge Conference

Thank you, Assistant Secretary Castillo, for the warm welcome and good afternoon, everyone. It is great to be here with you in person. The Build Back Better Regional Challenge is the marquee of EDA’s American Rescue Plan programs and represents the Biden Administration’s commitment to rebuilding American communities, especially those that have historically been underserved. These are big, holistic...

Testimony by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Senate Commerce Committee FY 2023 Budget Hearing

Chair Cantwell, Ranking Member Wicker, and members of the Committee, thank you for this opportunity to discuss President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Commerce. The priorities funded in this Budget build upon the investments you enacted in Fiscal Year 2022, and I am grateful for your support as we look forward to accomplishing even more in Fiscal Year 2023. The...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the White House Earth Day Roundtable

Pre-Recorded I’m pleased to join you to discuss our fight against climate change. At the Commerce Department, we know that climate change creates economic risks for our workers, businesses, and economy. A stable climate and other natural assets like clean air, healthy oceans, and plentiful forests are crucial to American prosperity. Today, I’m honored to join my colleagues in the Office of Science...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) Legislative Conference

Thank you, Sean, for that introduction. It’s an honor to be joining you today. And thank you to my friend Terry O’Sullivan and all of the union heads gathered here today. I’m so glad to see you. I’d like to give a special shoutout to Armand Sabitoni for his work for our country. And also to Michael Sabitoni and all my friends in Rhode Island for the amazing work they do back home. And I want to...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Greater Washington Partnership Inclusive Growth Announcement at Howard University

Thank you, Peter, for that introduction, and thank you to Dr. Frederick and Howard University for hosting us today. And thank you, Vice President Harris and Administrator Guzman, for joining us. I’m excited to join all of you for today’s announcement. It builds on the Biden-Harris administration’s laser-focus on creating good-paying jobs for American workers. A very wise person, an inventor, once...

Virtual Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the NOAA Travel and Tourism Listening Session

Thank you for that introduction, Dr. Spinrad, and for your incredible leadership at NOAA. And thank you to the NOAA team for organizing this listening session, and to all of you for participating. I’m excited to join you. According to data from NOAA, the United States experienced 20 separate billion-dollar disasters in 2021, with damages totaling $145 billion. These events are becoming more...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Ogden Lecture at Brown University

Thank you, President Paxson, for inviting me to deliver the Ogden Memorial Lecture on International Affairs. It’s an honor to be here. And thank you to everyone attending. I’m excited to be at Brown University, I’m glad to see so many familiar faces, and I’m thrilled that we’re able to be together in person. It’s been just over a year since I was sworn in as the Secretary of Commerce, but Rhode...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo at the White House Meeting with CEOs and Governors in Support of the Bipartisan Innovation Act

Thank you to President Biden for convening this roundtable, and thank you Governor Whitmer, Governor Holcomb, and our guests from the private sector for joining us. From day one, President Biden has prioritized the revitalization of our manufacturing economy and has given those of us on his team a clear mission to bring those jobs back from overseas. For me, rebuilding American manufacturing is...