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  • Eugene Scalia Sworn In As Labor Secretary
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    Swearing-in Ceremony for Labor Secretary Scalia

    President Trump delivered brief remarks at the swearing-in for incoming Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia. Vice President Pence administered the oath of office, and later, the president…

  • Labor Secretary Nominee Eugene Scalia Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    Labor Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Eugene Scalia testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on his nomination to serve as Labor secretary. He addressed a number of topics with lawmakers,…

  • Labor Secretary Acosta Testifies on Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request
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    Labor Department Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

    Labor Secretary Alex Acosta testified before a House Appropriations subcommittee about his department’s fiscal year 2020 budget request. Democratic committee members asked about what they…

  • emThe Woman Behind the New Dealem
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    The Woman Behind the New Deal

    Kirstin Downey talked about her book The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR’S Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience (Nan A. Talese; March 3, 2009). She…

  • Conservative Political Action Conference Secretary Acosta
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    Conservative Political Action Conference, Secretary Acosta

    Labor Secretary Alex Acosta talked about the state of the economy under the Trump administration, along with changes in the workforce that have come to be known as the “gig economy.” He…

  • Labor Secretary Acosta Testifies on Department Priorities
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    Labor Issues and the Trump Administration

    Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta testified on his department’s policies and priorities at a hearing held by the House Education and the Workforce Committee. Members addressed several issues…

  • Secretaries DeVos and Acosta Hold Briefing on Workforce Development
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    Secretaries of Labor and Education on Apprenticeships

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta held a briefing on education and workforce development at the Marriott in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The briefing followed…

  • Alexander Acosta Sworn In as Labor Secretary
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    Labor Secretary Swearing-In Ceremony

    Vice President Pence swore in Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor in the vice president’s ceremonial office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building across the street from the White…

  • Labor Secretary Nominee Outlines Policy Priorities at Confirmation Hearing
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    Labor Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held the confirmation hearing for President Trump’s labor secretary nominee, Alexander Acosta. He was asked about several issues including…

  • President Trump Holds News Conference
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    President Trump News Conference

    President Trump held a news conference to announce Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee following Andrew Puzder’s decision to withdraw from the process. Before taking questions, the president spoke at length about topics such as…

  • Washington Journal Russell Berman on Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder
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    Labor Secretary Nomination

    The Atlantic's Russell Berman spoke by phone about Andrew Puzder’s decision to withdraw his nomination to be labor secretary.

  • Senators Chuck Schumer and Patty Murray Speak Out Against Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder
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    Senate Democrats on Labor Secretary Nominee

    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) spoke to reporters about fast food executive Andrew Puzder’s nomination for…

  • Marlene Trestman Discusses emFair Labor Lawyerem
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    Fair Labor Lawyer

    Marlene Trestman talked about her book Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin, in which she recalls the impact attorney…

  • Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Discusses Workplace Policy Reforms
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    Workplace Policy Reforms

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez was the luncheon speaker at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, today. He outlined President Obama’s labor policies including expanding overtime pay for…

  • US Senate Debates Labor Department Retirement Advice Resolution
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate was expected to consider a joint resolution to block the implementation of the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule on retirement investment advice.

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  • Senate Committee Reviews Labor Department Overtime Pay Rule
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    Overtime Pay Rule

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the potential effects of the Labor Department’s proposed overtime rule for small businesses. The rule would extend overtime protection to workers earning…

  • Tim Devaney on Investment Advice Rule Legislation
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    Investment Advice Rule Legislation

    The Hill's Tim Devaney discussed the disapproval resolution on the Labor Department’s investment advice rule under consideration in the House.

  • Washington Journal Labor Secretary Thomas Perez
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    Labor Secretary Perez on Grants for Jail-Based Employment Centers

    Secretary Thomas Perez was interviewed by video phone about Department of Labor grants for jail-based employment centers.

  • Honoring Chinese Railroad Workers
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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 1865 and 1869.…

  • Senate HELP Cmte Discusses Labor NLRB Nominees
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    Department of Labor Secretary Confirmation Vote

    In an executive session, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 12-10 along party lines to confirm the nomination of Thomas Perez to become secretary of the…

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