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    White House Tribal Nations Conference , Part 3

    Panelists at the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference talked about global climate change and education reform efforts.

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    Wages and Benefits

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez argued for raising the federal minimum wage, which was $7.25 at the time of the program. Following his remarks, panelists talked about enforcement of federal…

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    Secretary Thomas Perez on Jobs and the Economy

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez talked jobs and the economy, specifically efforts to raise the minimum wage and bring jobs back to cities such as Detroit. He also addressed what he called…

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    Immigration Policy

    Members of Congress, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, and public policy experts talked about U.S. immigration policies and ways to improve them. In his opening address, Secretary Perez…

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    Labor Secretary Perez on Civil Rights

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez talked about the history of the Civil Rights movement and what he said was a continuation of those efforts within the Latino community. He said that the…

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    Social Security and Medicare Fiscal Report

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and other officials briefed reporters and answered questions on the annual “Trustees Report.” The report detailed the future financial health of…

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    Presidential Program in Los Angeles, Introduction

    Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and officials of the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College spoke to the crowd waiting for President Obama to make a speech. Linda Cole sang the national…

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    White House Working Families Summit, Part 1

    In the opening session of the White House Summit on Working Families, Vice President Joe Biden urged corporate executives to create family-friendly policies saying the return was…

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    Honoring Chinese Railroad Workers

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez formally inducted into the Labor Hall of Honor approximately 12,000 Chinese immigrant laborers who worked on the Central Pacific Railroad between…

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    Department of Labor Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on his department’s fiscal year 2015 $11.8 billion budget proposal. The proposal includes…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez began the daily White House briefing by discussing the executive order to be signed by President Obama that day to raise the minimum wage for employees of federal…

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    Commerce and Labor Secretary News Conference

    Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez answered questions from reporters as they left the White House after attending a meeting held by President Obama and Vice…

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    House Democrats on Raising the Minimum Wage

    House Democrats spoke to the press about legislation to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour over a two-year span. Labor Secretary Tom Perez also…

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    Secretary of Labor Nomination Hearing

    Thomas Perez, nominee for secretary of the Department of Labor, testified at a nomination hearing held by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee. Mr. Perez told…

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    Labor Secretary Nomination

    President Obama announced his nomination of Justice Department Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez to replace Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis.

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    Civil Rights Division Oversight

    Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez testified on the Justice Department’s approach to enforcing voting rights laws. Republicans contended that the Justice…

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    Fair Lending Settlement

    Justice Department officials announced that Wells Fargo had agreed to pay $175 million to settle accusations of unfair and discriminatory lending practices to African Americans and…

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    Lawsuit Against Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff's Office

    The Justice Departent announced a lawsuit against Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The suit stems from allegations that the Sheriff’s office violated the…

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    Election Issues, Redistricting and Campaigns Panel

    Secretaries of state and others spoke about the congressional redistricting process and the Department of Justice’s role in determining constitutionality of maps redrawn. They…

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    Bank of America Mortgage Lending Settlement

    Attorney General Eric Holder announced a $335 million settlement with Countrywide over claims of discriminatory lending practices, the largest fair lending settlement in U.S.…

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