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Secretary Raimondo, Administration Leaders Applaud President Biden’s Restoration of National Monuments

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President Biden took action yesterday to restore protections to three national monuments that had been dismantled by the previous administration. The new proclamations, signed yesterday, reestablish the boundaries in place before President Trump’s unprecedented action to drastically reduce the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah, and restore management...

Department of Commerce Releases Climate Action Plan for Adaptation and Resilience

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Alongside more than 20 major federal agencies as part of President Biden’s whole of government approach to confronting the climate crisis, the Department of Commerce released its Climate Action Plan for Adaptation and Resilience on October 7, 2021. With a substantial portion of the United States gross domestic product dependent on weather and climate, supporting economic growth and resiliency and...

Digital Inclusion Week 2021: Supporting Digital Equity and Digital Empowerment

In the 21st century economy, broadband access and affordability isn’t a luxury – it’s essential to everyday life. Our economy cannot fully recover unless all Americans can fully participate in our Nation’s digital economy. Affordable broadband internet is necessary for Americans to do their jobs, to participate equally in school learning, health care, and to stay connected. The Biden-Harris...

Commerce Department, Biden Administration Take Action on Semiconductor Chip Shortage

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Supply chain issues have been a key challenge coming out of this unprecedented economic crisis resulting from this pandemic. For months, the Biden-Harris Administration has been engaged in a whole-of-government response, led by the Secretaries of Commerce, Transportation, and Agriculture. In June, the White House launched the Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force to address short-term supply chain...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Cleveland Cuyahoga Community College Roundtable

Hello everyone! It’s great to be here with you at the Cuyahoga Community College Roundtable. Thank you, Dr. Johnson, for that kind introduction and for organizing this event. I’d also like to thank our Northern Ohio District Export Council members for volunteering your time to support our trade community. And I want to express my gratitude to Jodi Berg from Vitamix and Jack Schron from Jergens for...

Inventors, Disaster Scientists and Entrepreneurs: Commerce Home to Diverse-Range of Hispanic Pioneers

Observed annually from September 15—October 15, Hispanic American Heritage Month is a time to reflect upon and celebrate the remarkable role of the Hispanic community in our Nation’s history. President Biden has made equity and equality a top priority for his Administration. In his recent Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month, he stresses, "Hispanics cannot succeed unless Hispanic...

U.S.-Singapore Partnership for Growth and Innovation: A Joint Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong signed a Memorandum of Understanding implementing the U.S.-Singapore Partnership for Growth and Innovation (the Partnership), which aims to strengthen U.S.-Singapore trade and investment collaboration. The Partnership expands and elevates work done under the U.S.-Singapore Infrastructure...

Readout of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Meeting with Mubadala CEO Khaldoon Al Mubarak

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Today, Secretary Gina Raimondo met with Mr. Khaldoon Al Mubarak, the Chief Executive Officer of the Mubadala Investment Company (an Emirati state-owned holding company), to congratulate him on GlobalFoundries’ announcement to expand their semiconductor fabrication plant in Malta, New York. The Secretary also encouraged Mr. Al Mubarak to work with the Commerce Department as the Mubadala Investment...