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Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Supply Chain Roundtable in Detroit

Thank you, Michelle, for that introduction. And thank you all for joining us today. At the Commerce Department, we have one overarching goal: to improve America’s competitiveness so that our workers and companies succeed in the global economy. From day one, President Biden has recognized that if we want to compete globally, we need to invest domestically. A major part of that is rebuilding...

ICYMI: Raimondo, Graves, Blanket Regional Media, Underscore Local Impact of Bipartisan Innovation Act

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This week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Deputy Secretary Don Graves emphasized the dire need to bring back manufacturing jobs, secure our supply chains, and revitalize domestic microchip manufacturing during a virtual media tour across the country. During their interviews, Raimondo and Graves discussed the significant economic benefits that investing in semiconductor production...

Statement by Commerce Secretary Raimondo on House Appointments to the Bipartisan Innovation Act Conference Committee

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Today, Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s appointment of House conferees to the Bipartisan Innovation Act conference committee. “With demand for chips at an all-time high, it’s crucial that we bring chip production - and it’s good-quality manufacturing jobs - back home to the United States,” Secretary Raimondo said. “This is...

Analysis for CHIPS Act and BIA Briefing

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Today, Secretary Raimondo and other administration officials briefed bipartisan members of Congress on the economic and national security vulnerability presented by a lack of domestic semiconductor production. Raimondo’s briefing was based on the analysis below. Semiconductors power nearly every new computer, smartphone, car, and the cloud servers that underpin the world economy and even the...

Bipartisan National Security Experts Urge Congress to Pass Competitiveness Legislation to Boost Semiconductor Production and Domestic Manufacturing

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On Monday, March 21st, a bipartisan cohort of national security officials urged Congress to swiftly pass legislation revitalizing domestic semiconductor manufacturing, boosting domestic manufacturing, and helping America economically outcompete China and the rest of the world in the 21st century. Joining Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and members of Congress from both parties, the officials...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Ogden Lecture at Brown University

Thank you, President Paxson, for inviting me to deliver the Ogden Memorial Lecture on International Affairs. It’s an honor to be here. And thank you to everyone attending. I’m excited to be at Brown University, I’m glad to see so many familiar faces, and I’m thrilled that we’re able to be together in person. It’s been just over a year since I was sworn in as the Secretary of Commerce, but Rhode...

Following President Biden’s Call to Expand Domestic Semiconductor Production, Commerce Secretary Raimondo Tours MIT.nano Laboratory

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Bipartisan Innovation Act would invest $52 billion in domestic semiconductor production On Wednesday, March 2, following President Biden’s State of the Union address, where he called on Congress to pass the Bipartisan Innovation Act, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo toured the MIT.nano lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to discuss the need for increased domestic production of...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the HBCU/CHIPS Roundtable in Atlanta

Thank you, Congresswoman Williams for that kind introduction and thank you for all that you do for your district, the city of Atlanta, the State of Georgia, and our country. I also want to thank you, Dr. French, for generously hosting us here today at the beautiful Clark Atlanta University. Although I am the great, great grandson of Howard University’s first graduate, I have a ton of love for CAU...

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Industry Leaders Applaud Swift House Passage of America COMPETES Act

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Following passage of the House’s America COMPETES Act, industry leaders applauded Congress for taking a critical step forward in getting the President’s proposed $52 billion in chips funding signed into law. Passage of the bill followed the release of an alarming report by the Department of Commerce earlier this month regarding the semiconductor chip shortage. Following House passage of the...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on Passage of the America COMPETES Act

I want to thank the House of Representatives for passing the America COMPETES Act today. This bill is essential to our economy, our workers, and will unleash the next generation on innovation and scientific advancement in the United States. In particular, I want to recognize Speaker Pelosi, Leader Hoyer, and Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson for their efforts in getting this bill over the finish...