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  • Presidential Medal of Freedom Awards
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    Presidential Medal of Freedom Awards

    During an afternoon ceremony in the White House East Room, President Clinton presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom--the highest honor given to a civilian--to the following…

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  • Native American Issues
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    Native American Issues

    In his meeting with American Indian and Alaska Native tribal leaders today at the White House, President Clinton spoke of respecting the values, religions, identities, and sovereignty of Native…

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  • Baseball Strike Negotiations
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    Baseball Strike Negotiations

    Secretary Reich announced that former Labor Secretary Bill Usery has agreed to mediate the labor dispute between Major League Baseball players and owners. He said that players and owners…

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  • A New Middle Class
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    A New Middle Class

    Secretary Reich talked about his perspectives on why the voters reacted so strongly against the Democrats during a strong economy. He believes that, on the whole, the “middle class” has not…

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  • SchooltoWork Legislation
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    School-to-Work Legislation

    Secretary of Education Richard Riley and Secretary of Labor Robert Reich today briefed the media and took questions on the School-To- Work Opportunities Act. The officials explained that this Act, the…

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  • Jim Hightower Radio Talk Show
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    Jim Hightower Radio Talk Show

    The Jim Hightower Radio Show is a three-hour program which features phone-in guests and listener calls. The show is heard on Saturdays and Sundays on over 130 ABC Radio Network stations.…

    145 views
  • Federal Office Smoking Ban
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    Federal Office Smoking Ban

    Labor Secretary Robert Reich discusses a new Labor Department proposal which would prohibit smoking in all workplaces. The proposed ban could affect more than six million places of work…

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  • Working Women Survey
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    Working Women Survey

    Mrs. Clinton,Vice President Gore and Secretary Reich released the results of a government sponsored survey regarding working women. The survey was distributed by businesses, unions,…

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  • Employment Issues
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    Employment Issues

    President Clinton unveiled the administration’s plans to change the U.S. unemployment system. A new proposal would extend jobless benefits for displaced workers while they learn new skills.…

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  • Pension Insurance System
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    Pension Insurance System

    Witnesses discussed the need for pension reform to prevent the exploitation of workers in the U.S. The participants included members of the Departments of Labor, and Housing.

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  • Dunlop Commission Report
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    Dunlop Commission Report

    Labor Secretary Robert Reich held a briefing focusing on the report of the Dunlop Commission. The commission, led by Ford administration Labor Secretary John Dunlop was created to look at the…

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  • Leadership and Growth Conference
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    Leadership and Growth Conference

    President Clinton and others spoke about politics, the U.S. economy, the Clinton administration’s achievements and the plans for the future. The president focused on his efforts to restore…

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  • US Economic Policy
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    U.S. Economic Policy

    Secretary Lloyd Bentsen, Secretary Robert Reich, and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors Laura Tyson briefed the media today on efforts to reduce the deficit and create jobs. Secretary Bentsen stated that the Administration is about $65…

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  • ReEmployment Conference
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    Re-Employment Conference

    Secretary Reich addressed business, community and labor leaders at a conference on re-employment. He gave an overview of the day long conference as well as discussed problems facing the…

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  • G7 Employment Summit
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    G-7 Employment Summit

    The following individuals briefed the media today on the itinerary for the G-7 Jobs Conference, which will begin Monday in Detroit: Director of the National Economic Council Bob Rubin;…

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  • National Unemployment Figures
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    National Unemployment Figures

    Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors Laura Tyson today briefed the media and took questions on employment and personal income growth. The March employment increase of 456,000…

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  • National Economic Picture
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    National Economic Picture

    Secretary of Labor Bob Reich, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors Laura Tyson, and Director of the National Economic Council Bob Rubin briefed the media and took questions today on…

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  • Middle Class Tax Cuts Proposals
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    Middle Class Tax Cuts Proposals

    Cabinet members talked with reporters about last night’spresidential address proposing a Middle Class Bill of Rights. Panetta said the proposed plan, which includes tax, education,and training…

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  • Summit of the Americas Agenda
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    Summit of the Americas Agenda

    Several administration officials talked about the agenda for the Summit of the Americas, specifically the goals the U.S. has set for the meeting. The goals include a free trade zone, the…

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  • Clinton Administration Domestic Policy
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    Clinton Administration Domestic Policy

    Administration officials discussed Clinton administration goals during a series of speeches to the National Governors Association.

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