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  • Vice President Pence Speaks to Reporters about Harvey Response and Recovery
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    Vice President Pence Speaks to Reporters about Harvey Response and Recovery

    Vice President Mike Pence and Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) addressed reporters at Corpus Christi International Airport about Harvey recovery and response efforts. The vice president said he…

  • 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…

  • Labor Secretary Acosta Testifies on FY 2018 Budget Request
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Labor Department Budget Request

    Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta testified on his department’s fiscal year 2018 budget request. Topics included the impact on jobs if the Affordable Care Act were replaced, expanding…

  • President Holds Roundtable on Made in America Agenda
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    President's "Made in America" Roundtable

    President Trump hosted a roundtable discussion with industry leaders as part of “Made in America” week. The president emphasized the importance of manufacturing jobs and American-made…

  • President Trump on Steve Scalises Condition Hes in Some Trouble
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    President Trump Signs Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow Executive Order

    President Trump signed an executive order on apprenticeships and workforce development at the White House. He was joined by Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, governors, and business…

  • White House Briefs on Jobs and the Economy
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    White House Daily Briefing

    Sean Spicer briefed reporters and responded to questions on a range of issues. He addressed the alleged tapes of conversations between President Trump and former FBI Director James Comey, the…

  • 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 Nomination 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…

  • RaceBased College Admissions Policies
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    Race-Based College Admissions Policies

    Panelists discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Fisher v. University of Texas decision that reconsidered racial preferences in college admissions. They talked about how universities could craft…

  • Immigration Policy and the Hispanic Workforce
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    Immigration Policy and the Hispanic Workforce

    Panelists talked about immigration policy, the U.S. economy, and the impact of national policies on local populations. Among the issues they addressed were unemployment rates, the role of…

  • Civil Rights of Muslim Americans
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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 efforts…

  • Torture Indictment
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    Torture Indictment

    Officials from the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security spoke to the a press on an indictment of Roy Belfast, Jr. (a.k.a. Charles Taylor, Jr.) by a Florida grand jury…

  • Emmitt Till Case Reopening
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    Emmitt Till Case Reopening

    Assistant Attorney General Acosta announced that the Justice Department and the Mississippi district attorney for the 4th Judicial District are reopening the investigation of the 1955 murder of…

  • Federal Government and Religious Organizations
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    Federal Government and Religious Organizations

    The panelists debated the complexities of the proper relationship between government and religion. They talked about the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act and its…

  • Judiciary Nominations Hearing
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    Judiciary Nominations Hearing

    The committee considered two nominations for assistant attorney general positions. Mr. Bryant was nominated to be Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy, and Mr. Acosta was nominated…

  • Judicial Activism
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    Judicial Activism

    A press conference was held to announce the founding of Project on the Judiciary, a judicial monitoring group. Members of the advisory panel and others briefed reporters on the purposes of…