M. Patricia Smith

M. Patricia Smith

M. Patricia Smith is the Solicitor of the United States Department of Labor, the department's chief law interpreter-enforcer and third-ranking official. She was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the Solicitor of Labor on April 20, 2009. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 4, 2010, assumed her duties on March 1, 2010, and had her swearing-in ceremony on April 23, 2010. As Solicitor of Labor, Smith oversees over 450 attorneys across the country and more than 180 Federal labor laws and implementing regulations that cover about 125 million workers. Wikipedia*

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M. Patricia Smith has four videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2000 Senate Committee as an Assistant Attorney General for the Labor Bureau of the New York State Dept. of Law. The year with the most videos was 2010 with two videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2014 with an average of 543 views per program.

Appearances by Title:March 1, 2010 - Present Solicitor, Department of Labor Videos: 3


Assistant Attorney General, Labor Bureau, New York State Dept. of Law c. January 1, 1987 - c. January 1, 2007 Videos: 1

Recent Appearances

  • Black Lung Medical Claims

    Black Lung Medical Claims

    From former West Virginia coal miner Robert Bailey was among the witnesses at a hearing on the health and financial…

  • Miner Safety and Health

    Miner Safety and Health

    Witnesses testified on H.R. 5663, the Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010, which would authorize the government to…

  • Mine Safety, Experts Panel

    Mine Safety, Experts Panel

    Mine safety officials testified on proposals to invest in mine safety programs, focusing on efforts to prevent mine disasters.…

  • Proposed Ergonomics Standards

    Proposed Ergonomics Standards

    Senators heard testimony on work restriction protection provisions of proposed ergonomic regulations from OSHA, and the…

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