U.S. Department of Commerce

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The U.S. Department of Commerce, initially the Department of Commerce and Labor, was created by Congress in 1903, by the request of President Theodore Roosevelt. In 1913, Congress separated the agency into the Department of Commerce and the Department of Labor. The "objectives of the Department of commerce include the promotion of domestic and foreign commerce and the encouragement of the growth of American industries." [1][2]



Contact Details

U.S. Department of Commerce
14th & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20230
Phone: 202-482-2000
URL: http://www.commerce.gov/

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