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Secretary Gina Raimondo

Gina M. Raimondo serves as the 40th U.S. Secretary of Commerce and was sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris on March 3, 2021. As Secretary of Commerce, she is focused on a simple but vital mission — to spur good-paying jobs, empower entrepreneurs to innovate and grow, and help American workers and businesses compete.

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Secretary Raimondo Joins New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham, Sen. Luján, and Rep. Leger Fernández For Listening Session on Broadband Expansion With Navajo Nation President Nez

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Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo participated in a virtual listening session with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and other Navajo officials on the barriers to reaching one hundred percent broadband access across the Navajo Nation. The conversation was moderated by U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján, and Raimondo was joined by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Rep...

Secretaries Raimondo and Walsh Travel to Connecticut to Discuss Importance of Investing in Apprenticeships through the American Jobs Plan

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo joined U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh on Monday in Connecticut to meet with business and labor leaders and elected officials on the importance of strengthening America’s workforce development infrastructure through investments in the American Jobs Plan. Raimondo and Walsh started the day with a tour of General Dynamics-Electric Boat in Groton...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo 51st Annual Washington Council of the Americas (virtual)

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I want to thank the Council of the Americas, Susan Segal, and Eric Farnsworth, for the invitation to be here with all of you today. We have been working steadily on President Biden’s commitment to sustained engagement with our partners throughout the Western Hemisphere to advance our shared vision for a future that is democratic, middle class, and secure. Our over-arching goal is to support a...

Celebrate the Power of Travel during National Travel and Tourism Week 2021

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By U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Travel has the power to connect people with places and expose us to new cultures and ways of life. For well over a year, Americans made difficult decisions to forgo personal travel and business trips to protect ourselves, our families, friends, and communities from the COVID-19 pandemic. As we mark National Travel and Tourism Week (May 2--8, 2021), I...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo on Q1 2021 GDP Advance Estimate

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Today, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the advance estimate for gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2021, finding that real gross domestic product increased at a 6.4-percent annual rate. Personal consumption expenditures increased by a robust 10.7-percent annual rate, while business investment in equipment and intellectual property products...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Joins Senator Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire to Discuss Importance of Rebuilding Travel and Tourism Industry and Strengthening Manufacturing through the American Jobs Plan

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo joined New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen yesterday in Hampton, New Hampshire to meet with local travel and tourism business leaders on the impact of COVID-19 on their businesses and how the American Rescue Plan (ARP) is helping economic recovery efforts. Following the tourism roundtable, Secretary Raimondo and Senator Shaheen toured AeroDynamics...

Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo to Head U.S. Delegation at G7 Digital & Technology Ministerial

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Raimondo to reaffirm U.S. commitment to advancing technology leadership domestically and internationally U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo will lead the United States’ virtual delegation at the Group of Seven (G7) Digital and Technology Ministerial on April 28 through April 29. The meeting will underscore the necessity of connectivity and digital technologies in facilitating the...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo at 2020 Census Population Counts for Apportionment News Conference

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Hello, everyone. I’m thrilled to join you on such a momentous day. The decennial census plays a vital role in our democracy and I am proud of the work the Census Bureau has done over the past decade to complete the 24th decennial census. It is wonderful to witness all that work come to fruition. First off, I want to thank all the dedicated staff at the Census Bureau. Without you, today would not...

Opening Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Before the Senate Committee on Appropriations

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Chairman Leahy, Vice Chairman Shelby, and members of the committee – it is an honor to come before you today to discuss the American Jobs Plan. The American Jobs Plan puts forward historic public investments necessary to ensure every American has the opportunity to get a decent, well-paying job. Investments that are critical to ensure that we build back better and more equally for everyone. At its...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo at White House Press Briefing

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Nice to see all of you. And it’s an honor for me to be here to talk a little bit about President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. At its core, the American Jobs Plan is about making sure every American has the opportunity to get a decent job. A decent, well-paying job, with dignity and has an opportunity. It’s a historic investment in America, intended to create tens of millions of jobs, rebuild our...