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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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    Trailways Bus Station Tribute to Freedom Riders

    A 50th anniversary reunion was held of Freedom Riders. In the Spring and Summer of 1961, black and white Freedom Riders rode buses throughout the South in an effort to eradicate racial…

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    Civil Rights of Muslim Americans

    Witnesses testified on discrimination and hate crimes against Muslim Americans. Among the topics they addressed were hate speech, law enforcement practices, anti-Muslim legislative…

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    Martin Luther King Commemoration

    Attorney General Eric Holder led a commemoration ceremony for Martin Luther King Jr. Former New Orleans Mayor and National Urban League President Marc Morial also spoke at the…

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    Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary

    Witnesses testified on the legacy and future of the Americans with Disabilities Act 20 years after its enactment.

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    Civil Rights Division Oversight

    Thomas Perez testified about operations of the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. Among the topics he addressed were recent changes that have occurred in the civil rights…

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    Justice Department Civil Rights Division Agenda

    Thomas Perez talked about the agenda of the Justice Department’s civil rights division. In his remarks he spoke of the continuing need for the civil rights division. Other…

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    Mortgage and Housing Market Rescue Legislation, Day 2

    The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on draft legislation of the economic, mortgage and housing rescue plan announced the previous week. On the second day of the…

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