Thank you, Mayor Smith, Mayor Reed, Mayor Gray, Mayor Cannon, and Bill. Ambassador Medina-Mora – It’s great to see you again. I’ve enjoyed working with you. I look forward to strengthening the already-close ties between our nations. Also, I am aware that several mayors from Mexico are with us. Welcome to all of you. What an honor it is to be with America’s mayors. ...


"The Obama Administration is committed to restoring national and global trust in our surveillance gathering technologies, and ensuring that our capabilities, policies and practices reflect the changing technological environment we live in. The policies the President announced today are the culmination of months of study and review, and moving forward we will work to ensure that our nation’s...


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In 2011, President Obama launched SelectUSA, the first-ever U.S. government-wide initiative to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States, with the hopes that the Department of Commerce would help facilitate both foreign and domestic business relationships and make FDI a diplomatic and foreign policy priority.


"Thank you. It is wonderful to be with friends and leaders here in my home city. For more than 90 years, this Council has helped influence the dialogue on many issues of importance to our nation and to the world – from food security to human rights issues to, of course, business. It is an honor to share the stage with Minister Fast, our partner in strengthening both our bilateral...


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