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    Republican National Convention, Day 3

    On the third day of the Republican National Garden in Madison Square Garden, party leaders talked about the Republican domestic agenda and national defense issues. Senator Miller, who…

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    Justin Dart, Jr. Memorial Service

    The disability rights advocate died June 22 at age 71. On the 12th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Mrs. Dart, family and friends hosted a celebration honoring…

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    Congressional Agenda for President Obama's Second Term

    Panelists previewed the congressional agenda and Congress' relationship with President Obama in light of the 2012 election results. Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao questioned…

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    Future of the Republican Party

    Key Republican Party strategists and thinkers talked about the future of their party. Topics included libertarianism, the tea party movement, and creating new domestic and…

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    Opportunity Nation Summit

    Various panelists discussed economic opportunity in the United States at the 2011 Opportunity Nation Summit. Opportunity Nation is a group of businesses, schools, and nonprofits that…

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    National Prayer Breakfast

    At the annual congressional prayer breakfast, legislators and officials gathered to offer thanks for the blessings bestowed on America. In his remarks President Bush talked about…

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    Gridiron Dinner Stakeout

    The Gridiron Club hosted its annual dinner in Washington attended by president Busy along with government officials, journalists, and celebrities. The guests were shown entering the…

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    Jobs and the Economy

    Panelists discussed the U.S. economy, job creation, and the Hispanic community. Governor Fortuno focused on programs for economic growth and stimulus in Puerto Rico. Others talked…

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    Secretary Chao Speech

    Secretary Elaine Chao talked about the free enterprise system, U.S. competitiveness in the global market, and the accomplishments of the Labor Department. She noted that the U.S. is…

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    Americans With Disabilities Act Anniversary

    Former President Bush spoke at a gala observing the 15th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. He signed the legislation into law in 1990. The George Bush…

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    Preparing for the Jobs of the 21st Century

    Secretary Chao moderated a panel discussion on programs for job creation, worker training and education, and developing skills to fill the jobs of the 21st Century in order to keep America…

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    Enron and Retirement Security

    Secretary Chao testified about the implications of the Enron financial collapse for the security of workers' retirement funds. Among the issues she addressed were laws governing…

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    Overtime Pay Rules

    A hearing was held to evaluating the Labor Department’s final regulations on overtime pay, the impact on workers and employers, and how these rules would work in…

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    Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report

    Secretary Paulson and the other trustees spoke to reporters about the release of the annual report of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees Board. Among the topics the addresses…

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    Overtime Pay Regulations

    Witnesses testified about proposed changes to regulations governing overtime pay for white collar workers. Among the topics they addressed were the types and number of workers affected…

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    Immigration Law Reform

    Secretary Chertoff and Secretary Chao testified about immigration policy, guest worker programs, the levels of illegal immigration, potential threats to national security, and proposed…

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    Ergonomics

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    Colombia Free Trade Agreement

    Cabinet secretaries briefed reporters about a decision by House Democratic leadership to postpone action on trade promotion authority rules for the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. Among…

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    Women in Government

    Secretary Chao talked about the state of America’s workforce, the achievements and accomplishments of women to our country’s workforce, and the challenges that women leaders…

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    Ergonomics Standards Part 1

    As part of the morning session, Secretary Chao spoke briefly about ergonomic-injury legislation that was passed by Congress and then struck down. Panelists talked about various aspects…

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