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New documents show census officials concerned about political interference from Trump’s Commerce Department

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Newly released documents appear to show top career officials at the Census Bureau had drafted a memo of concerns during the Trump administration's attempts to exert political pressure on the bureau during the 2020 p...

Texas attorney general says state’s abortion ban is ‘stimulating’ interstate commerce

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In briefs filed Wednesday in the Justice Department's challenge to Texas' abortion ban, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton touted the trips Texas women are making out of state to obtain abortions as a point in his fa...

Commerce Secretary hits back at US Chamber: ‘Get in here’ and compromise on tax hikes

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The White House's top emissary to the business community hit back at the US Chamber of Commerce Thursday after the powerful lobby launched an ad blitz aimed at sinking President Joe Biden's $ 3.5 trillion infrastru...

Report finds little-known security unit in Commerce abused power and investigated employees of Chinese or Southeast Asian ancestry for years

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A report by a Senate committee found that a little-known security unit within the Department of Commerce abused its power and oftentimes monitored employees of color without any evidence of wrongdoing. The report, ...

US Chamber of Commerce won’t pull support for lawmakers who objected to election results on January 6

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The US Chamber of Commerce will not suspend financial contributions to members of Congress who voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election, according to a memo released Friday. "We do not believe it is appropri...

Biden to introduce commerce and labor secretary nominees Friday

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President-elect Joe Biden on Friday will introduce his nominees for commerce and labor secretary and other members of his economic and jobs team at an event in Wilmington, Delaware, according to his transition team....

Biden poised to tap Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to lead Commerce Department

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President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo as commerce secretary, two people familiar with the matter say, in a round of Cabinet positions that could be announced on Friday. Th...