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Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Interagency Economic Equity Convening

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Hello everyone! Welcome to our first Interagency Convening on Equitable Economic Growth. Thank you, Don, for your remarkable leadership and for bringing us together to discuss a topic that is so central to President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. As Don explained, equity is at the heart of everything we do at the Department of Commerce. Today, 30 million Americans lack reliable broadband –...

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...

Recorded Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Job Quality Initiative Kickoff

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Hello everyone! Welcome to the Job Quality Initiative Kickoff Event. Job quality is an integral part of the President’s Build Back Better agenda – especially when it comes to equitable economic growth. I know that improving job quality is also a priority for companies, especially those that are dealing with significant labor shortages. We all share an intuition about what a quality job means to us...

Opening Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the White House Semiconductor Convening

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When we last convened the industry on the chip shortage in May, I heard from many of you that things were going to improve after Q3. I also heard that we need more transparency and trust in the supply chain. I asked for industry to lead the way and said the administration is standing by to help. Four months later, the situation seems to be getting worse. We are hearing regularly from companies...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the CS London Climate Change Business Forum 2021: “The Road to COP26”

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Hello everyone! It’s great to be here with all of you. Thank you, Minister Counselor Gallant, for that introduction, and thank you, Ambassador Reeker, for hosting today’s event. I’m so grateful to our sponsors and the Commercial Service London for all you do to advance our shared goals on climate change. What an amazing program we’ve had today – from the networking to the panels and speakers on...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference

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The following remarks were pre-recorded. Good morning everyone, and welcome to the 2021 Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference! MED Week is our Department’s most important event in support of minority businesses and entrepreneurs. You have an exciting week ahead of you! The MBDA staff has worked hard to put together an amazing lineup − from seminars to networking sessions and training...

Recorded Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Spectrum Policy Symposium

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Hello everyone! Welcome to the 2021 NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium. Thank you, Evelyn, for that kind introduction and for your remarkable leadership. We learned during the pandemic that high-speed internet isn’t a luxury − it’s essential to everyday life, from jobs to healthcare and education. Yet today, 30 million Americans lack reliable or affordable broadband, and over 83 million aren’t fully...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) Spectrum Policy Symposium

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The following remarks were pre-recorded. Hello everyone! Welcome to the 2021 NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium. Thank you, Evelyn, for that kind introduction and for your remarkable leadership. We learned during the pandemic that high-speed internet isn’t a luxury − it’s essential to everyday life, from jobs to healthcare and education. Yet today, 30 million Americans lack reliable or affordable...