Rebecca M. Blank

Rebecca M. Blank

Rebecca M. Blank is the incoming chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and former Acting Secretary of Commerce. Blank was serving as United States Deputy Secretary of Commerce when she was named to lead the United States Department of Commerce as Acting Secretary on June 11, 2012 upon the request of Secretary of Commerce John Bryson, who took a medical leave of absence, and subsequently resigned as Secretary. Wikipedia*

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Rebecca M. Blank has 18 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1991 Joint Committee as a Professor for the Center for Urban Affairs of the Northwestern University. The year with the most videos was 2008 with five videos as a Senior Fellow for the Economic Studies of the Brookings Institution. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2010 with an average of 2,254 views per program as an Acting Deputy Secretary for the Department of Commerce. Most appearances with Ronald Haskins (5), Gary Burtless (3), Janet L. Yellen (2). Most common tags: Poverty, Gender Issues.

Appearances by Title:c. July 1, 2013 - Present Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Madison Videos: 2 c. March 1, 2012 - Present Deputy Secretary, Department of Commerce Videos: 2 c. January 1, 2008 - Present Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution Videos: 5 c. August 1, 1999 - Present Dean, Ford (Gerald R.) School of Public Policy, University of Michigan Videos: 3 June 11, 2012 - Present Acting Secretary, Department of Commerce Videos: 0


Acting Deputy Secretary, Department of Commerce c. January 1, 2010 - c. March 1, 2012 Videos: 2 Member, White House c. October 1, 1997 - c. July 1, 1999 Videos: 2 Professor, Center for Urban Affairs, Northwestern University c. January 1, 1989 - c. August 1, 1999 Videos: 2 Acting Secretary, Department of Commerce c. August 1, 2011 - c. October 1, 2011 Videos: 0

Recent Appearances

  • Waste and Fraud in the Federal Government

    Waste and Fraud in the Federal Government

    Witnesses testified on duplication, waste, and fraud in areas of the federal government, including improper refundable tax…

  • Government Statistics

    Government Statistics

    Panelists talked about the beneficial value of government collected data. Rebecca Blank, former Acting Commerce Secretary in…

  • Cybersecurity Policy

    Cybersecurity Policy

    Rebecca Blank and other senior officials provided an update on cybersecurity policies. The Obama administration announced an…

  • Secretary John Bryson on U.S. Competitiveness

    Secretary John Bryson on U.S. Competitiveness

    Citing the latest jobs report, Commerce Secretary John Bryson said the last six months had seen the best rate of private…

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