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Space Policy Directive 3 Brings Space Traffic Coordination to Commerce

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Today, U.S Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross praised President Donald J. Trump’s signing of Space Policy Directive 3 (SPD-3), America’s first National Space Traffic Management Policy. The policy acknowledges the rapidly increasing volume and diversity of commercial space activity and announces that the Department of Commerce should be the new civil agency interface for space traffic management...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Section 232 Investigation into Auto Imports

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Today, following a conversation with President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross initiated an investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended. The investigation will determine whether imports of automobiles, including SUVs, vans and light trucks, and automotive parts into the United States threaten to impair the national security as defined in...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its procedures for excluding products from the recently announced tariffs on steel and aluminum product imports. As directed by President Trump, the Department will publish the procedures in the Federal Register and will start accepting exclusion requests from U.S. industry on Monday, March 19, 2018, at 8:45 AM. Click HERE to see the Federal...

313,000 New Jobs in February, Job Growth Strongest Since President Trump’s Election

The U.S. economy added 313,000 new jobs in the month of February, according to the February 2018 Employment Situation report published today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. More from the Department of Labor: “Job growth was the strongest since President Trump’s election, with 313,000 jobs created in the month of February. The non-stop job creation since the election has yielded 2.9 million jobs...

What You Need to Know About Section 232 Investigations and Tariffs

Editor’s note: This has been cross-posted from WHAT: Section 232 investigations help to determine the effects of imports on America’s national security and give the President the ability to address any threats to national security by restricting imports through tariffs. Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended, gives the executive branch the ability to conduct...

Secretary Ross Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Impose Tariffs on Imported Steel and Aluminum

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Following President Trump’s signing of a Presidential Proclamation imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum products from certain countries, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross released the following statement: “President Trump is taking action today to protect both our national security and industries critical to our economy. The President’s decision regarding the steel and aluminum Section 232...

Secretary Ross Statement on Release of President Trump’s “American Budget” for 2019

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross released the following statement on the release of the President’s fiscal year 2019 budget - “An American Budget.” Please click HERE to view the Department of Commerce “Budget in Brief.” Statement from Secretary Ross: President Trump is once again keeping his promises with a 2019 budget that sets forth an aggressive strategy to keep this country safe...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Trump's State of the Union Address

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President Trump’s State of the Union Address was the best in recent memory: it included the largest tax cuts in history, record stock prices, and record low unemployment – especially for minorities. He spoke of a $1.5 trillion plan to fix our nation’s infrastructure, and his policies that have driven out ISIS, will equip our military, will secure our border, will ensure a future for dreamers, and...

Statement from the Department of Commerce on Submission of Steel Section 232 Report to the President

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross formally submitted to President Donald J. Trump the results of the Department’s investigation into the effect of steel mill product imports on U.S. national security. After this submission, by law, the President has 90 days to decide on any potential action based on the findings of the investigation. After the President’s decision is announced, the...