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Today's actions prove once again that President Trump will do everything in President Trump power to guarantee our national security and protect Americans from the threats of the Chinese Communist Party, at the President's direction, we have taken significant action to combat China's malicious collection of American citizens' personal data, while promoting our national values, democratic rules-based norms, and aggressive enforcement of U.S. laws and regulations.
Found on CNN 2 years ago
The Temporary General License extension will allow carriers to continue to service customers in some of the most remote areas of United States who would otherwise be left in the dark.
The devil is always in the details. And we're down to the last details now.
The question is, are they willing to commit to it? And if they are willing to commit, are there any escape hatches to the commitment?
There are enough problems with telephone service in the rural communities - we don't want to knock them out. So, one of the main purposes of the temporary general licenses is to let those rural guys continue to operate.
If we resolve phase one, that will calm people down a lot because they'll see an end point is hopefully within sight.
We're hopeful that phase one will be the precursor of a much more robust set of agreements.
One (option) would be to say, 'I'm just not going to do anything', the second would be to impose tariffs on some or all (countries) .?.?. ?the third might be some other form of negotiation.
Trade agreements historically have been very weak on enforcement, given the magnitude and the complexity of the changes we need, enforcement becomes an extremely critical component of any agreement that we make.
We do not love tariffs, in fact we would prefer not to use them, but after years of discussions and no action, tariffs are finally forcing China to pay attention to our concerns, we could have had a deal two-and-a-half years ago without going through the whole tit-for-tat on tariffs that we have.
We do not love tariffs, in fact we would prefer not to use them, but after years of discussions and no action, tariffs are finally forcing China to pay attention to our concerns.
While we agree that 5G is important, we do think there's a genuine security risk, at the end of the day, obviously, India has to make its own decision, but our concerns are security not protectionism.
Amazon and the other e-commerce companies didn't get to be the world's biggest by any evil mechanism. They got there because they are extremely efficient.
All that we are looking for is to level the playing field, the U.S. is the least protectionist country of the major powers. India is, if not the most protectionist, certainly one of the most protectionist.
GSP (reinstatement) could be called a limited trade deal.
I wear hearing aids and, during President Trump's inspiring speech, which covered in detail the entire range of significant issues facing the world, was concentrating on what was being said.
This is fake news, i wear hearing aids and, during President Trump's inspiring speech, which covered in detail the entire range of significant issues facing the world, was concentrating on what was being said.
As we continue to urge consumers to transition away from Huawei's products, we recognize that more time is necessary to prevent any disruption.
The president and I met with representatives from the supply chain industry a week ago and a number said they have not sent the requests, we are interested in getting them all together to see them as a unified bloc.
Within those confines, we will try to make sure that we don't just transfer revenue from the U.S. to foreign firms.
To implement the president's G20 summit directive two weeks ago, Commerce will issue licenses where there is no threat to U.S. national security, within those confines, we will try to make sure that we don't just transfer revenue from the U.S. to foreign firms.
I respect the Supreme Court but strongly disagree with its ruling regarding my decision to reinstate a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau has started the process of printing the decennial questionnaires without the question. My focus, and that of the The Census Bureau and the entire Department is to conduct a complete and accurate census.
I respect the Supreme Court but strongly disagree with Supreme Court ruling regarding my decision to reinstate a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau has started the process of printing the decennial questionnaires without the question. My focus, and that of the The Census Bureau and Justice Department is to conduct Decennial Census.
It does not require a common carrier to be a policeman or to know what's in every package.
Partnerships are important in a world where there are alternative views about the future of space.
I determined that the importance of that goal outweighed any potential decrease in self-response rates that may result from people violating their legal duty to respond to the decennial census.
Obtaining complete and accurate information for use in determining citizen age voting populations to enforce the Voting Rights Act is a legitimate government purpose, i determined that the importance of that goal outweighed any potential decrease in self-response rates that may result from people violating their legal duty to respond to the decennial census.
That's the extent of the conversation.
I testified truthfully to the best of my ability in response to what my understanding of what the questions were.
Well, I know they are and I dont really quite understand why, the obligations that they would undertake, say borrowing from a bank or a credit union, are in effect federally guaranteed. So the 30 days of pay that some people will be out theres no real reason why they shouldnt be able to get a loan against it.
Found on FOX News 4 years ago
We're aware, painfully aware, that there are hardships inflicted on the individual workers.
There are people experiencing hardship, we're aware, painfully aware, that there are hardships inflicted on the individual workers.
I don't really quite understand why.
I did not write and am thoroughly appalled by this op-ed. I couldn't be prouder of our work at Commerce and of @POTUS.
My investments were complex and included hundreds of items, i self-reported each error, and worked diligently with my department's ethics officials to make sure I avoided any conflicts of interest.
To maintain the public trust, I have directed that all of my equity holdings be sold and the proceeds placed in U.S. Treasury securities.
There's no reason for tariffs to increase the price of steel by far more than the percentage of the tariff, and yet that's what has been happening, that clearly is not a result of the tariff, that's clearly a result of antisocial behavior by participants in the industry.
Our meetings so far have been friendly and frank, and covered some useful topics about specific export items.
The big topics like that are still a work in progress. And those are very complex issues, particularly rules of origin, so eventually it will come down to every comma, every semicolon, everything before we can figure out if it's something that's workable.
For example, Canada and Mexico also have the postponement until June 1. So depending on where we are on NAFTA on June 1, the president will decide whether or not to extend their situation, so it's unforecastable at the moment.
Our position has been that that's an enforcement action separate from trade.
ZTE did do some inappropriate things ... the question is are there alternative remedies to the ones we had originally put forward and that's the area we will be exploring very, very promptly.
The gap remains wide.
Who in the world is going to be too bothered by six tenths of a cent?
The thing was, it didn't cost the President anything to have that entertainment.
One of the factors relating to national security would be if you needed a very rapid buildup, are the skill sets there, particularly are the skill sets there for the very complex alloys that are needed for armor plate and things of that sort.
We're groping here to see whether the facts warrant a more comprehensive solution that would deal with a very wide range of steel products and a very wide range of countries.
These actions are designed to let the world know that this is another step in the president fulfilling his campaign promise to (tackle trade abuses).
It will demonstrate the administration's intention not to hip shoot, not to do anything casual, not to do anything abruptly, but to take a very measured and analytical approach.
I … look forward to working especially closely with Steve Mnuchin to implement the economic programs, which we have developed jointly.
Found on FOX News 6 years ago
Our immediate concern is whether the AQR and the stress test are sensible and do not go overboard with negativity because of the recent tumult, as long as the treatment of the institutions is fair and not based on wild assumptions, then in principle many of us would be prepared to participate in a rights offering.
Found on Reuters 7 years ago
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