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While We Are Home, We Can Still Come Together: Respond to the 2020 Census Today

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Getting a complete and accurate count in 2020 requires everyone's help. And there are many ways for individuals, businesses, community organizations, and others to play a part. The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. Responding to the 2020 Census is easy, safe and important, and is key to shaping the future of communities. Census statistics are used to determine...

Spotlight on Commerce: Allison Bourke, Supervisory Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Guest blog post by Allison Bourke, Supervisory Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office I am a supervisory patent examiner at the Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in electrochemistry technology, specifically solar cells, thermoelectrics, fuel cells, and batteries. I support 15 patent examiners and provide assistance so they can get their patent...

Spotlight on Commerce: Lisa Larsen, Civil Engineer, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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Guest blog post by Lisa Larsen, Civil Engineer, U.S. Economic Development Administration I am a Civil Engineer and work for the Commerce Department's U.S. Economic Development Administration. I oversee and manage a multitude of projects related to the construction of public infrastructure in communities that are economically distressed. The work we do includes upgrading water/sewer lines...

Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Donald J. Trump's Signing of the CARES Act

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Thank you President Trump, Secretary Mnuchin, and our Congressional leaders of both parties for your work to pass today's historic legislation to bring much needed relief to the American people and our businesses. President Trump’s signing of the CARES Act today authorizes the rapid delivery of more than $2 trillion in critical aid for American workers, families, and businesses affected by the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Diane Farrell, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade, International Trade Administration (ITA)

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As Acting Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade, I manage the daily operations of the International Trade Administration, comprised of 2,200 colleagues: 200 plus based in Washington, D.C., more than 100 located in offices across the United States, and the remaining located in 70 offices around the world. If there is one thing I have experienced throughout my professional life, an open...

Spotlight on Commerce: Julianne Kingery, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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Guest blog post by Julianne Kingery, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Economic Development Administration My name is Julianne Kingery and I am an Economic Development Specialist at the Commerce Department's U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Denver Regional Office. Our office covers a ten-state region that includes Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North...

Department of Commerce Extends Public Comment Period for Input on Huawei Temporary General License Extensions

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Today, the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced an extension of the public comment period on Huawei Temporary General License Extensions through April 22, 2020. BIS is seeking input on the continuing need for, and scope of, possible future extensions of the Temporary General License (TGL) for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and its non-U.S. affiliates on the Entity...