Gina Raimondo, Secretary of Commerce

Gina Raimondo

Secretary of Commerce

Gina Marie Raimondo was born in May 1971 in Smithfield, Rhode Island. She earned an undergraduate degree from Harvard College. She attended New College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar, where she received a Master of Arts degree and Doctor of Philosophy. She received a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School. She clerked at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She worked as a venture capitalist and investment executive.

She was elected General Treasurer of Rhode Island where she served four years. She worked for the Democratic Governors Association as its chairman and was elected Governor of Rhode Island. She was concluding her tenure there when she was nominated by President Joe Biden to be Secretary of Commerce. She was confirmed by the Senate in an 84-15 vote and assumed office March 3, 2021.

Raimondo is married to Andrew Kind Moffitt, and they have two children. She is a Roman Catholic.

In the News…

In testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo defended the department’s investigation of solar panel component manufacturers, saying she hoped to conclude it as quickly as possible. 

The investigation, initiated in March, involves allegations that solar panel component manufacturers in several Southeast Asian nations were fronts for Chinese component firms seeking to avoid U.S. tariffs. 

A California representative alleged that the investigation has delayed more than 300 projects and “could cost us 100,000 American solar jobs and jeopardize our common clean energy goals.” 

“I’ve heard from many of you and many in the industry, and I share the sense of urgency,” Secretary Raimondo said. “I understand how fragile the solar supply chain is and how we need to move forward.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Secretary Raimondo today? You can let her know at:

The Honorable Gina Raimondo, Secretary
Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20230


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