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Contact: Department of Commerce Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-4883
Friday, March 30, 2012
"I am so pleased that Rebecca Blank has been confirmed as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. I could not ask for a better partner in meeting our mission of helping American businesses grow and create jobs at this crucial moment in our economic recovery."
"Over the past three years, Dr. Blank has led the Commerce Department in a number of critical roles including Chief Operating Officer of our twelve bureaus, a role she will maintain. She has addressed many management challenges, helping make the Commerce Department stronger and more effective than ever, while also saving taxpayer dollars. We are pleased to have such an outstanding economist, dynamic leader, policy expert, and passionate advocate for America's entrepreneurs and businesses on our team. I thank the Senate for confirming Dr. Blank for this well-deserved nomination."