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Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo at the Virginia Innovation Forum

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Thank you, Senator Warner. I am grateful to you and Representative Beyer for joining us today. Your leadership was essential to getting the CHIPS and Science Act passed and making the Innovation Fund happen. I also want to thank Assistant Secretary Davidson and the entire Innovation Fund team at NTIA for your terrific work standing up this program and funding projects like the one we’re here to...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo at the HBCU CHIPS Network Launch

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Thank you for that introduction, Kylie. I am grateful for your leadership as the Chief Opportunity and Inclusion Officer at CHIPS. It’s my honor to welcome you to the Department of Commerce, especially as we observe Black History Month. It’s hard to overstate how transformative the CHIPS for America program is going to be for communities across the country. Semiconductors have become integral to...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo at the White House Commission on Hispanics

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Thank you for that introduction. Welcome, everyone, to the Commerce Department. And thank you all for your willingness to serve on this commission. America’s growing and vibrant Hispanic communities are a driving force in our economy. I saw it firsthand during my time as Governor of Rhode Island, where the Hispanic population grew by nearly 40 percent in the last decade. More than 375,000 of our...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at BAE Systems in Nashua, New Hampshire

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Thank you, Tom. Good morning! This is a big day – a big day for the United States and a big day for New Hampshire. I’m so pleased we’re joined by Senator Shaheen, who played a huge role in making sure that this bill happened and that the Commerce Department received the funding. And Senator Hassan, also such a staunch advocate for the people of New Hampshire. Thank you to Assistant Secretary of...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Ukraine Defense Industrial Base Conference

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Good morning. Welcome to the members of the Ukrainian Government, U.S. and Ukrainian industry, as well as our guests from NATO. And thank you to the National Security Council, the Departments of Defense and State, and the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council. Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine has resulted in the deaths of thousands of Ukrainian men, women, and children. The Russian military has...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the White House Tribal Nations Summit

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It’s an honor to be here for the Biden Administration’s third Tribal Nations Summit. As the Secretary of Commerce, I want to acknowledge that the Commerce Department recognizes tribal sovereignty and the fundamental self-governing right of tribes. And I want to reiterate our entire department’s commitment to working and coordinating with tribal communities to ensure they have the resources they...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Delivers Remarks Ahead of Bilateral Meeting with PRC Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo delivered the following remarks ahead of her bilateral meeting with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao “Good morning, thank you, Minister Wang. It’s great for me to be here with you in Beijing and to work with you and to see you again. I want to thank you, your team has been...

Testimony by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies at the FY 2024 Budget Hearing

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Chairman Rogers, Ranking Member Cartwright, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for this opportunity to discuss President Biden’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Commerce Department is hard at work. Thanks to major investments like the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the CHIPS and Science Act, and your support through the appropriations...