September 19, 2021
Senate confirms Raimondo to lead Commerce Dept.; industry offers support to address supply chain, privacy issues
The Senate has approved the nomination of Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo for Commerce secretary, with industry groups offering support as they seek increased engagement from federal officials on supply chain cybersecurity and privacy initiatives.
Raimondo, approved today on an 84-15 vote, will face a wide range of complex issues as she tries to balance concerns over the economy and workforce related to COVID-19, and issues related to the information and communications technology sector including a recent supply chain rulemaking...