Stories tagged: Gary Locke
Sat., Oct. 19, 2013
They said it
President Barack Obama said: “America has lost a legend of the United States Congress. Tom’s straightforward approach helped him find common ground with members of both parties, eventually leading to …
Thu., July 28, 2011
Locke confirmed as envoy to China
Gary Locke, the former two-term governor of Washington and current U.S. commerce secretary, was confirmed Wednesday as the new U.S. ambassador to China. The Senate unanimously approved the appointment of …
Wed., July 27, 2011, 10:41 a.m.
Locke OK’d as China ambassador
Former Gov. Gary Locke was confirmed today as the new U.S. ambassador to China.
Mon., March 7, 2011, 5:26 p.m.
Former Gov. Gary Locke to be tapped as China ambassador
A senior administration official says President Barack Obama plans to nominate Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to be the next U.S. ambassador to China. A formal announcement is expected Tuesday.
Sun., March 6, 2011
Caldwell: For minority business suppliers, certification can be road to success
Marv Reguindin is triple-certified. The president, creative director and owner of Thinking Cap Communications & Graphics has been blessed by the Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council, the National Gay & …
Mon., March 1, 2010, 12:58 p.m.
$84 million grant to expand Internet in Washington
An $84 million Recovery Act grant will add 830 miles of fiber and eight new microwave sites to a high-speed network to help bring high-speed Internet access to some remote …
Fri., May 15, 2009, 2:23 p.m.
Locke urges China trade balance
China must avoid unfair practices to bring more balance in trade with the United States, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said Friday.
Tue., April 21, 2009
Locke’s job covers host of functions
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has struggled to complete its economic team in the midst of the worst financial crisis to hit the country in seven decades. The final Cabinet-level …
Tue., March 24, 2009, 3:52 p.m.
Senate approves Locke for Commerce
WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed former Washington Gov. Gary Locke as commerce secretary Tuesday, handing President Barack Obama an easy victory after his first two nominees for the post withdrew.
Thu., March 19, 2009, 1:06 p.m.
Former Gov. Locke reports 7-figure income
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s nominee for Commerce secretary will take a pay cut should he get the job. Gary Locke’s income topped $1 million over the past year, according …
Thu., March 19, 2009, 11:17 a.m.
Senate panel backs Locke for Commerce
WASHINGTON — The Senate Commerce Committee has approved President Barack Obama’s nominee for commerce secretary.
Thu., March 19, 2009
Vote could come today on Locke’s nomination
WASHINGTON – Former Washington Gov. Gary Locke appeared headed for easy confirmation as commerce secretary after sailing through a Senate hearing Wednesday. Locke sought to quell Republican concerns that the …
Wed., March 18, 2009, 11:37 a.m.
Locke says nation needs new jobs strategy
Former Washington Gov. Gary Locke told senators considering his nomination for commerce secretary Wednesday that the nation must “rebuild, retool and reinvent” its strategies for job creation amid the economic …
Thu., Feb. 26, 2009
Locke called ‘right man’ to lead Commerce
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama took another step Wednesday toward completing his Cabinet with the appointment of Democrat Gary Locke, the nation’s first Chinese-American governor and an expert on trade …
Wed., Feb. 25, 2009, 8:17 a.m.
Obama chooses Locke to run Commerce
As expected, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he has chosen former Washington Gov. Gary Locke as his nominee for Commerce secretary, trying a third time to fill a key …
Tue., Feb. 24, 2009
Locke could fill Commerce role
Gary Locke, the son of Chinese immigrants who became Washington state’s two-term governor, is apparently President Barack Obama’s third try at filling the spot of secretary of commerce. Obama is …
Mon., Feb. 23, 2009, 2:02 p.m.
Official: Obama likely to name Locke to Commerce
Gary Locke, the son of Chinese immigrants who became Washington state’s two-term governor, is apparently President Barack Obama’s third try at filling the spot of secretary of commerce.