Peters Helps Confirm Gina Raimondo as Secretary of Commerce

Peters Previously Secured Raimondo’s Commitment to Work with Him on Key Michigan Priorities

WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the following statement after joining his colleagues on a bipartisan basis to confirm Gina Raimondo as Secretary of Commerce:

“I’m excited to work with Secretary-designate Raimondo on a wide variety of issues affecting Michigan. In our conversations, she has made clear her commitment to addressing challenges affecting Michigan workers: whether it is getting through this pandemic – honing a greater federal focus on manufacturing strategy – or more aggressively using the tools at the Commerce Department to self-initiate investigations into trade abuses.

“Through my role as Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, I also look forward to working with Secretary-designate Raimondo on strengthening the Census Bureau and ensuring an accurate census – which the previous Administration repeatedly undermined. There is no shortage of pressing challenges facing our economy and our nation, but I know Secretary-designate Raimondo is prepared and equipped for this new role.”

Peters has spoken with Raimondo on key Michigan priorities and secured commitments to work together on issues including strengthening manufacturing and ensuring a level playing field against unfair trade practices that have hurt workers like Michigan’s cherry growers.