Secretary of Commerce

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Secretary of Commerce

The head of the U.S. federal government department charged with encouraging economic growth. The secretary is responsible for issuing patents, setting standards for companies and sectors, and gathering data on the state of the American economy. He or she is appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
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Bauer will be one of a panel of judges responsible for selecting the final candidates for the award and recommending them to the US Secretary of Commerce.
US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Minister of Industry MS Hidayat have announced three new clean-energy deals worth around US$360 million between US and Indonesian firms.
On 28th November 2012, Acting US Secretary of Commerce, Rebecca Blank announced the formation of the center that would provide a unified approach to the clean energy venture in sub-Saharan Africa.
Signed in the presence of Yashwant Sinha, Finance Minister of India, during the visit to the United States of His Excellency Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee, Prime Minister of India, and officiated by the US Secretary of Commerce, Norman Mineta, the MOU signing ceremony was seen by many as a milestone for the realization of an on-line trading community among emerging markets.