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Press Releases from 2011

Date Title
12/21/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson on EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
12/20/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson on New Residential Construction in November 2011
12/16/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Bryson Applauds Formal Invitation for Russia to Join the WTO
12/16/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson to Lead Infrastructure Trade Mission to India
12/16/2011 Commerce Secretary John Bryson Lays Out Vision for Department of Commerce
12/12/2011 President Obama Names Commerce Secretary John Bryson, NEC Chair Gene Sperling as Co-Chairs of White House Office of Manufacturing Policy
12/09/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson on U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services in October 2011
11/21/2011 U.S. and China Conclude 22nd Session of the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade
11/19/2011 U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson Stops in Beijing Before U.S.-China Trade Negotiations in Chengdu
11/15/2011 U.S. Commerce Department Announces New Press Secretary
11/14/2011 Commerce Secretary Bryson Applauds Completion of Cross Border Privacy Rules
11/10/2011 U.S. Department of Commerce and FedEx Launch New Initiative to Expand Exports
11/10/2011 Secretary Bryson Welcomes Russia's Progress Toward WTO Accession
11/10/2011 Statement from Acting Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services in September 2011
11/04/2011 Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson Statement on the Launch of Brand USA
11/04/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to Convene 22nd Session of U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade in Chengdu, China
11/01/2011 Statement by U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson on the Confirmation of Eric Hirschhorn as the Under Secretary of the Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
11/01/2011 Statement by U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson on the President’s Intent to Nominate Rebecca Blank as Deputy Secretary of Commerce
10/27/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson on the Advance Estimate of Gross Domestic Product in the Third Quarter 2011
10/21/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson Taps Senior Capitol Hill Staffer and Veteran Attorney as New Chief of Staff
10/21/2011 John Bryson Sworn In as 37th Secretary of Commerce
10/19/2011 Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank Discusses the American Jobs Act at 113th League of Wisconsin Municipalities Annual Conference
10/18/2011 U.S. Departments of Transportation and Commerce Forge Partnership to Boost Domestic Manufacturing Across America
10/17/2011 Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank Visits Newark One-Stop Career Center with Mayor Cory Booker
10/14/2011 Statement from Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on Retail Sales in September 2011
10/13/2011 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services in August 2011
10/12/2011 Statement by Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on Passage of the Trade Agreements with Korea, Colombia and Panama
10/12/2011 Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank Visits University of Toledo to Highlight the American Jobs Act
10/03/2011 Statement by Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on President Obama’s Submission of Trade Agreements with Korea, Colombia and Panama to Congress
09/29/2011 Obama Administration Announces $12 Million i6 Green Investment to Promote Clean Energy Innovation and Job Creation
09/27/2011 Acting Secretary Blank Announces $102 Million in Wetlands, Barrier Island Restoration Awards for Louisiana
09/26/2011 Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank Delivers Keynote Remarks at the 6th U.S.-China Aviation Summit
09/23/2011 Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank Visits University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to Highlight the American Jobs Act
09/22/2011 New Obama Administration Initiative to Spur Job Creation and Accelerate Economic Growth in 20 Regions across the Country
09/20/2011 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on New Residential Construction in August 2011
09/20/2011 Commerce Department Awards $1.9 Million to Stimulate Exports, Create Jobs
09/16/2011 President Obama Signs America Invents Act and Announces New Steps to Help Entrepreneurs Create Jobs
09/15/2011 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on International Travel to the United States in July 2011
09/15/2011 U.S. Commerce Department Invests More Than $15 Million to Support Rhode Island Businesses and Create Jobs in the Wake of 2010 Floods
09/14/2011 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on Retail Sales in August 2011
09/12/2011 Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank Highlights Key Role of Education in Promoting Racial and Ethnic Equality in STEM
09/09/2011 Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank Visits Cincinnati’s Graeter’s Ice Cream to Highlight President Obama’s American Jobs Act
09/08/2011 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank Following Final Senate Passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
09/08/2011 Obama Administration Announces CEOs for U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum
09/08/2011 Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank Highlights Importance of U.S. Patent System to American Innovation at Signing Ceremony for Patent Number 8 Million
09/08/2011 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services in July 2011
08/30/2011 Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank Highlights Economic Recovery Efforts in Iowa at Groundbreaking for New $75.6 million Convention Complex
08/29/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Department Chief Economist Mark Doms on Personal Income and Outlays in July 2011
08/25/2011 Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank Tours Thomas Steel Strip Corporation in Warren, Ohio
08/16/2011 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on New Residential Construction in July 2011
08/12/2011 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Dr. Rebecca Blank on Retail Sales in July 2011
08/11/2011 U.S. Commerce Department's CommerceConnect to Expand Into Baltimore
08/11/2011 Statement from Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services in June 2011
08/03/2011 New Commerce Department Report Finds Greater Wage Parity, Premium for Women in STEM Jobs
08/02/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Department Chief Economist Mark Doms on Personal Income and Outlays in June 2011
08/01/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Resigns and Becomes the Next U.S. Ambassador to China
07/29/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on the Advance Estimate of GDP for the Second Quarter of 2011
07/20/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Certifies That Iceland's Whaling Undermines the International Whaling Commission
07/19/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on New Residential Construction in June 2011
07/14/2011 New Commerce Department Report Shows Fast-Growing STEM Jobs Offer Higher Pay, Lower Unemployment
07/14/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on Retail Sales in June 2011
07/12/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services in May 2011
07/05/2011 Export-Related Jobs Surge in 2010
06/28/2011 President’s National Export Strategy Calls for Greater Federal and State Collaboration and Advancement of Trade Agreements
06/27/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Department Chief Economist Mark Doms on Personal Income and Outlays in May 2011
06/23/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on the Passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act by the U.S. House of Representatives
06/21/2011 Private Sector Support for John Bryson's Nomination
06/16/2011 U.S. and Mongolia Commit to Expand Bilateral Commercial Relations and Strengthen Cooperation on Aviation Safety
06/16/2011 Commerce Department Implements New Export Control Rule to Enhance National Security, Facilitate Trade
06/16/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on New Residential Construction in May 2011
06/16/2011 U.S. and Mongolia Commit to Expand Bilateral Commercial Relations and Strengthen Cooperation on Aviation Safety
06/15/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Announces First Federal Effort to Attract and Win New Business in the United States
06/14/2011 National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Holds Public Forum at Howard University
06/14/2011 New Commerce Department Report Shows Foreign Direct Investment Supports Millions of High-Paying Jobs
06/09/2011 Commerce and NOAA Release National Aquaculture Policies to Increase Domestic Seafood Production, Create Sustainable Jobs, and Restore Marine Habitats
06/09/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on April 2011 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services
06/08/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on the Bipartisan Senate Approval of S.911
06/08/2011 Commerce Department Proposes New Policy Framework to Strengthen Cybersecurity Protections for Businesses Online
06/07/2011 Readout of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke’s Meeting with German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology Philipp Rösler
06/06/2011 Statement from Acting Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on the First Meeting of the Innovation Advisory Board
06/06/2011 Seven U.S. Department of Commerce Employees Awarded Arthur S. Flemming Award
06/03/2011 U.S. Commerce Department's CommerceConnect Expands Into Charlotte, North Carolina
06/03/2011 U.S. Commerce Department's CommerceConnect Expands Into Birmingham, Alabama
06/03/2011 U.S. Commerce Department's CommerceConnect Expands Into Connecticut
06/03/2011 Readout of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Conference Call with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
06/01/2011 U.S. Commerce Department Brings on Former Clinton Administration Official and Senior Microsoft Manager to Lead Policy Office
05/31/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Outlines Administration Views on America Invents Act
05/27/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Department Acting Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank on Personal Income and Outlays in April 2011
05/26/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Department Chief Economist Mark Doms on the Second Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the First Quarter
05/23/2011 New Report Forecasts Strong U.S. Travel and Tourism Growth During Next Five Years
05/19/2011 Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Highlights Export Successes of Montana-based Green Manufacturer
05/18/2011 Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Discusses Small Business Competitiveness at APEC Green Growth Forum, Meets with APEC Trade Ministers
05/17/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Orders Fishery Enforcement Penalties Returned to 11 Fishermen and Businesses; Accepts All of the Special Master’s Recommendations in His Authority
05/16/2011 Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Honors U.S. Companies with Highest Award for Exports
05/13/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on President Obama’s Selection of New Deputy Commerce Secretary
05/13/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Takes New Markets, New Jobs Export Tour to Wilmington, Delaware
05/13/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Announces Digital Literacy Initiative
05/12/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on Retail Sales in April 2011
05/11/2011 New Commerce Department Report Shows Record Services Trade Surplus that Continues to Grow
05/11/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on March 2011 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services
05/04/2011 U.S. Commerce Department Announces Members of New Innovation Advisory Board
05/03/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on World Trade Month
04/29/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Department Chief Economist Mark Doms on Personal Income and Outlays in March 2011
04/29/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Locke and Congressional Delegation Conclude Productive South Korea Meetings
04/28/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on the Advance Estimate of GDP for the First Quarter of 2011
04/28/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Reinforces Need for U.S.-South Korea Trade Agreement
04/27/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Congressional Delegation Meet with Korean President Lee to Discuss U.S.-Korea Commercial Relationship
04/26/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on World Intellectual Property Day
04/19/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on New Residential Construction in March 2011
04/14/2011 Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to Lead Five-Member Congressional Delegation to Korea
04/13/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on Retail Sales in March 2011
04/12/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Delivers Keynote Address to Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and Tours Local Manufacturer
04/12/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on February 2011 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services
04/11/2011 U.S. Commerce Department's CommerceConnect Expands to Support Gulf Coast Businesses
04/05/2011 U.S. Commerce Department's CommerceConnect Expands Into Texas
04/04/2011 Department of Commerce Appoints and Convenes First Climate Assessment Advisory Committee Meeting
03/31/2011 U.S. Commerce Department's CommerceConnect Expands Into Kansas City
03/30/2011 U.S. Commerce Department to Deploy Economic Assessment Teams to Six Northeast Fishing Ports
03/29/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Takes New Markets, New Jobs Export Tour to Los Angeles
03/28/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Department Chief Economist Mark Doms on Personal Income and Outlays in February 2011
03/25/2011 U.S. Commerce Department Opens Recruitment for U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum
03/25/2011 U.S. Commerce Department's CommerceConnect Expands Into New York Metro Area
03/25/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Department Acting Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank on the Third Estimate of GDP for the 4th Quarter of 2010
03/24/2011 U.S. Commerce Department’s CommerceConnect Expands Into Boston
03/21/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Delivers Keynote Address on U.S.-Brazil Relations at the American Chamber of Commerce in Brazil
03/20/2011 Secretary Locke Tours Embraer, Encourages Increasing the Commercial Relationship Between U.S and Brazil
03/18/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Advances U.S.-Brazil Trade Relationship During Presidential Trip
03/17/2011 U.S. Commerce Department Taps Chicago Business Leader to be its Liaison to the Private Sector
03/16/2011 Commerce Secretary Announces Additional Reforms to Overhaul NOAA’s Law Enforcement System
03/16/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Highlights Record Growth in International Travel to the United States in 2010
03/15/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Discusses Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Education in the Research Triangle
03/11/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on Retail Sales in February 2011
03/10/2011 U.S. Commerce Department Announces Launch of i6 Green Challenge to Promote Clean Energy Innovation and Economic Growth
03/10/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on January 2011 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services
03/09/2011 U.S. Commerce Department Invites Applicants to Join New Innovation Advisory Board
03/08/2011 Statement by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on Passage of the America Invents Act
03/02/2011 U.S. Commerce Department Invests in America’s Small- and Medium-Sized Manufacturers
02/28/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Department Chief Economist Mark Doms on Personal Income and Outlays in January 2011
02/25/2011 U.S. Commerce Department's CommerceConnect Expands Into Seattle
02/25/2011 U.S. Commerce Department's CommerceConnect Expands Into Denver
02/25/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Department Chief Economist Mark Doms on the Second Estimate of GDP for the Fourth Quarter of 2010
02/23/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Announces Appointees to Presiden'ts Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration
02/22/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to Lead Transportation, Infrastructure Trade Mission to Qatar and United Arab Emirates
02/18/2011 U.S. Commerce Department's CommerceConnect Expands Into San Francisco
02/18/2011 U.S. Commerce Department's CommerceConnect Expands Into Los Angeles
02/17/2011 Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Appoints Teresa Stanek Rea Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
02/16/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on New Residential Construction in January 2011
02/15/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on Retail Sales in January 2011
02/14/2011 Rebecca Blank, Remarks on Release of Department of Commerce Fiscal Year 2012 Budget
02/14/2011 Commerce Department 2012 Budget Cuts Spending, Invests in Priorities to Help America Win the Future
02/11/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on December 2010 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services
02/11/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Concludes Successful India High-Technology Trade Mission
02/10/2011 U.S. Commerce Department’s CommerceConnect Expands into Atlanta Metro Area
02/10/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Arrives in Mumbai for Final Stop of High-Technology Trade Mission
02/08/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Arrives in Bangalore for Second Stop of the High-Tech Trade Mission
02/07/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Announces Advisory Committee to Promote Civil Nuclear Exports
02/07/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Locke, India Commerce and Industry Mininister Sharma Discuss U.S.-India Trade Relationship
02/07/2011 U.S. Commerce Department's CommerceConnect Expands Into Chicago
02/06/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Brings 24 U.S. Companies on High-Technology Trade Mission To India
02/01/2011 Secretary Locke Announces 47 Percent Trade Surplus in the Travel and Tourism Industry
01/31/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Department Acting Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank on Personal Income and Outlays in December 2010
01/28/2011 Readout of the Meeting Between Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon
01/28/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on the Advance Estimate of GDP in the Fourth Quarter of 2010
01/27/2011 Members of President’s Export Promotion Cabinet Announce New Markets, New Jobs Tour to Help Small Businesses Export
01/24/2011 Commerce Takes Steps to Implement Export Control Initiatives to Facilitate High-Tech Trade with India
01/21/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on Jeff Immelt’s Appointment to the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness
01/19/2011 Commerce Secretary Gary Locke's Statement on U.S. House of Representatives Vote to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
01/19/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on New Residential Construction in December 2010
01/14/2011 Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to Lead 24 U.S. Businesses on High-Tech Trade Mission to India
01/14/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on Retail Sales in December 2010
01/13/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on November Trade Numbers
01/12/2011 Manufacturing Council Supports Passage of the U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement in Letter to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke
01/12/2011 U.S. Commerce Department's CommerceConnect Expands Into Greater Philadelphia
01/11/2011 Readout of the Meeting Between Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Indian Ambassador to the United States Meera Shankar
01/07/2011 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard A. Schmidt Announce Next Steps to Enhance Online Security, Planned National Office for Identity Trust Strategy
01/05/2011 Secretary Locke Meets with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi
01/05/2011 Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on the Reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act