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Aug312016

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With the busy schedules of today, it is hard to imagine being able to do more than work, eat and sleep. Yet, this month, nearly fifty (50) Department of Commerce (DOC) employees from twelve (12) bureaus committed to volunteering their time and talents to Washington, DC area youth at the My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Initiative Volunteer Recruitment Fair at the Walter E.

Aug302016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed the joint plenary session of the second annual U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue (S&CD). Secretary Pritzker serves as co-chair of the S&CD with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, and India Minister of Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman. In January 2015, President...

Aug302016

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Many of my early customers and Kickstarter backers were friends and neighbors, and this community spirit really helped me get my business off the ground.  I’m also grateful for the support of local synagogues. Baked by Yael is one of very few kosher bakeries in the area, and it’s been a joy to help cater so many families’ special occasions. 

Aug302016

Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks at the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) Dinner in New Delhi. Secretary Pritzker underscored the central role of the private sector in the U.S.-India commercial relationship and the Department of Commerce’s work to integrate industry into the policymaking process through the U.S.-India CEO Forum and the U.S.-India Strategic...

Aug302016

On August 29, 2016, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and White House National Economic Council Director Jeff Zients co-hosted a roundtable discussion in New Delhi with NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant to discuss the current state of innovation and entrepreneurship in India and existing policies and programs designed to help Indian entrepreneurs, with a focus on how the U.S. and India can work...

Aug292016

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A fire alarm sounds. An announcement comes over the office public address system: “A fire has been reported in the building. This is not a drill. Please move to the nearest stairwell and exit the building.” As your colleagues leave their desks, you loosen the wheel locks on your wheelchair and wonder, “Will I be able to get out of the building?”

Aug262016

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today applauded President Obama’s action to use his executive authority under the Antiquities Act and expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument – making it the largest marine protected area on Earth.

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