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39th and current United States Secretary of Commerce

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Wilbur Ross: 39th and current United States Secretary of Commerce
Wilbur Louis Ross Jr. is an American investor and the current United States Secretary of Commerce. On November 30, 2016, then-President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Ross for that post. On February 27, 2017, the Senate confirmed him in a 72–27 vote. He was sworn into office on February 28, 2017.

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Explanation of Census Citizenship Question ‘Doesn’t Pass Laugh Test,’ Lawmaker Says

House Democrats questioned Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross over his reasons for wanting to ask census respondents if they were citizens. He told them to read the 2018 memo that announced it.
NYTimes.com - Published

Commerce secretary accused of lying about census citizenship question

During a hearing on the 2020 census, Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Missouri, accused Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross of lying to Congress about the administration's efforts to add a citizenship question. Watch..
CBS News - Published

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Commerce's Ross Insists Census Citizenship Question Supports Voting Rights Act [Video]Commerce's Ross Insists Census Citizenship Question Supports Voting Rights Act

According to Reuters, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross insisted on Thursday that the plan by the Trump administration to revive a citizenship question on the 2020 census was aimed at bolstering the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

2nd Judge Blocks Census Citizenship Question [Video]2nd Judge Blocks Census Citizenship Question

​The judge wrote in his opinion that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had "ignored" federal laws when he decided to add a citizenship question.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Watchdog: Wilbur Ross Incorrectly Reported Stock Holdings [Video]Watchdog: Wilbur Ross Incorrectly Reported Stock Holdings

An ethics watchdog says Ross incorrectly disclosed that he had sold off certain stocks.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

President Trump Receives Update On China Trade Talks [Video]President Trump Receives Update On China Trade Talks

President Donald Trump received an update on trade talks with China on Saturday at his Florida retreat after discussions in Beijing saw progress ahead of a March 1 deadline for reaching a deal. Trade..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Legality of Census Citizenship Query [Video]U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Legality of Census Citizenship Query

According to Reuters, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of a fiercely contested plan by President Donald Trump’s administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. U.S...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Trump On The Fence About Signing New Government Funding Deal [Video]Trump On The Fence About Signing New Government Funding Deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday it was not clear whether President Donald Trump would sign a government funding deal to avoid a partial shutdown of federal agencies, even as a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Trump Will Soon Reveal Hi Next Move With Automobile Tariffs [Video]Trump Will Soon Reveal Hi Next Move With Automobile Tariffs

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will reveal the national security risk of auto imports. On Feb. 17 Ross will submit the investigation and offer recommendation on what actions to take. President Donald..

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U.S. charges China's Huawei [Video]U.S. charges China's Huawei

The U.S. Justice Department charged China's Huawei with bank fraud, stealing trade secrets. Roselle Chen reports.

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Democrats Pounce On Wilbur Ross For Shutdown Remarks [Video]Democrats Pounce On Wilbur Ross For Shutdown Remarks

On Thursday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he didn’t “really quite understand why” unpaid federal workers are going to food banks. The government shutdown stretched into its 34th day...

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Donald Trump Defends Wilbur Ross, Says Grocery Stores And Banks 'Work Along' With Federal Employees [Video]Donald Trump Defends Wilbur Ross, Says Grocery Stores And Banks 'Work Along' With Federal Employees

President Donald Trump defended the comments of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross who made headlines when he stated that he didn't understand why federal workers needed to make use of free services, such..

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 00:31Published

Nasdaq boosted by chip rally [Video]Nasdaq boosted by chip rally

The S&P 500 edged higher but the Dow closed nominally lower on Thursday as lingering anxieties about slowing global growth and unresolved trade disputes undercut a spate of strong earnings, while..

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Trump Responds Incorrectly To Nancy Pelosi Comments [Video]Trump Responds Incorrectly To Nancy Pelosi Comments

President Donald Trump recently responded to Nancy Pelosi’s confusion on the need for a wall. According to Politico, Trump said in a tweet that it’s simple: “Without a Wall it all doesn’t..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

U.S., China 'miles and miles' from trade deal - Ross [Video]U.S., China 'miles and miles' from trade deal - Ross

The U.S. and China are "miles and miles" from resolving trade issues, but there is a chance for a deal, said U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Fred Katayama reports.

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U.S. Commerce Secretary To Federal Workers: Get A Loan [Video]U.S. Commerce Secretary To Federal Workers: Get A Loan

According to Reuters, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday urged furloughed federal workers facing a second missed paycheck to seek loans to pay their bills while adding that he couldn’t..

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Commerce Secretary Ross Says U.S. & China 'Miles And Miles' From Trade Deal [Video]Commerce Secretary Ross Says U.S. & China 'Miles And Miles' From Trade Deal

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that the United States and China remain 'miles and miles' from resolving their trade dispute, but that there is a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Trump Administration To Ask Supreme Court To Decide Census Dispute [Video]Trump Administration To Ask Supreme Court To Decide Census Dispute

Donald Trump’s administration says it will seek immediate Supreme Court review in a new bid. The big is to implement its contentious plan to ask people taking part in the 2020 national census.....

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Democratic lawmakers question Ross's truthfulness

The chairman of a House oversight panel questioned whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was "truthful" when testifying last year about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census...
USATODAY.com - Published

Commerce's Ross insists census citizenship question supports Voting Rights Act

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross insisted on Thursday that the plan by the Republican Trump administration to revive a citizenship question on the 2020 census was aimed at bolstering the Voting..
Reuters - Published

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross defends citizenship question on 2020 census

The Supreme Court will soon decide whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
USATODAY.com - Published

Commerce Secretary testifies on 2020 Census -- live updates

Democrats believe Wilbur Ross' proposal to add a citizenship question to the census will lead to low response rates among immigrants and distort congressional apportionment to favor Republicans
CBS News - Published

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